Physics and Astronomy focuses on the study of fundamental research and its applications. The Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy is a two-year Master's programme taught in English.
There are several specialisations or 'tracks':

Advanced Matter and Energy Physics
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Biophysics and Biophotonics
General Physics and Astronomy
Gravitation Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA)
Science for Energy and Sustainability
Theoretical Physics

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is internationally renowned for its physics and astronomy research activities. Institutes, such as the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef), in which the UvA collaborates, are also situated at Science Park.
Students and researchers participate in networks and collaborative projects such as those in the particle accelerator laboratory of the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva, the FOM-Institutes for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) and Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen.

Physics and Astronomy is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. Courses are given at the two Faculties of Science. Graduates receive a diploma accredited by both universities. Therefore, as a Physics annd Astronomy student you benefit from the expertise, networks and research projects at both universities.

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