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Physics: Physics and Education

The Physics and Education specialisation prepares students for a career in physics teaching and results in the teacher qualification (eerstegraads lesbevoegdheid) required for employment as a teacher in Dutch secondary schools. It is a joint programme offered in collaboration with the Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON). The programme consists of a Physics component (60 EC), to be followed during the first year, and an Education component (60 EC; only taught in Dutch), to be followed in the second year.

Physics Programme (60 EC):

Mandatory Courses (12 EC)
Electives (12 EC)
Research Project (36 EC)

Education Programme (60 EC):

For detailed information on the Education Programme please consult the appendix of the Course and Exam Regulations pages 157-158 Specialisation Education Programme ICLON or go the ICLON website

Study Plan

At the start of the master’s programme in September, students are required to draw up a complete overview of the courses and projects they are planning to follow in the 2 subsequent academic years. This Master Study Plan needs to be approved by the Study Advisor Physics. To select courses, students need to consult the course list for academic year 2020-2021 (see below),

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For more information on the programme and specific requirements, please look at:

Other Master Physics specialisations

Research Specialisations

Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Casimir pre-PhD


Quantum Matter and Optics

Theoretical Physics

Interdisciplinary Specilisations

Business Studies

Science Communication and Society

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Physics programme (60 EC):

Mandatory Courses 12 EC

Quantum Information 3
Statistical Physics a 6
Academic and Professional Skills (Science) 3

Electives 12 EC (select courses in correspondence with the research project)

Research Project 36 EC

Research =30 EC
Thesis =4 EC
Presentation =2 EC

Educaction Programme (60 EC) offered by ICLON:

Education Programme ICLON OR visit the ICLON website

Career Perspective