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Physics: Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Programme Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Below you will find the outline for the specialisation progamme Research Biological and Soft Matter.

With regard to electives you have the option to choose electives from related study programmes. Always consult your Study Advisor Physics for advice.

There are a few electives that will be offered next year (with reservations).These electives can be found in the Course and Examination Regulations available on the menu on the right.

Study Plan

At the start of the Master’s programme, students are required to create a study plan: this plan includes a complete list of planned courses and projects for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Physics

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Physics: Research in Physics, Biological and Soft Matter Physics

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory Courses 18 EC

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

Electives 42 EC - select from MSc Physics courses of which ≥ 12 EC from Biological and Soft Matter courses below and max. 6 EC from MSc programmes

Biophysics 6
Advanced Optics 6
Complex Networks (BM) 6
Computational Physics (3 EC) 3
Computational Physics (6 EC) 6
Econophysics 6
Frontiers of Measurement Techniques 3
Mechanical Metamaterials 6
Molecular Electronics (in collaboration with Delft) 6
Statistical Physics b 3
Topics in Theoretical Physics: Topological Quantum Matter 6

Preapproved BSM courses offered by other departments

Advanced Optical Imaging (Delft) 6
Engineering of Living Systems (Delft) 3
Nanotechnology (Delft) 6
The Origin and Synthesis of Life (Delft) 6

Research projects

Each project must be approved by the study advisor before the start. At least one of the two research projects has to be carried out in an experimental group. All research projects are performed under the responsibility of a LION staff member. Up to one project can be carried out outside LION.

Research Project 1 (24 EC)

Research=20 EC
Thesis=3 EC
Presentation=1 EC

Research Project 2 (36 EC)

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