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Programme of Particle and Astrophysics

The master specialisation Particle and Astrophysics consists of

A. Mandatory courses - Physics and Astronomy, Particle and Astrophysics 18 EC
B. Elective courses - Physics and Astronomy 24 EC
C. Master Thesis Physics and Astronomy 60 EC
D. Professional Preparation 1 EC
E. Philosophy 3 EC
F. Free electives 14 EC

Note: In order to create a coherent programme that prepares you for a Master's thesis contact the coordinator of your field of interest with the first few weeks of enrollment:

High Energy Physics: Dr S. Caron
Astrophysics: Dr O. Pols

A. Mandatory courses - Physics and Astronomy, Particle and Astrophysics (18 EC)

B. Elective courses - Physics and Astronomy (24 EC)

Elective courses should be chosen in consultation with the prospective supervisor or the coordinator of the master specialisation. Note that the selected electives should add up to a minimum total of 24 EC.

Depending on your field of interest, the following courses are highly recommended:

Experimental High Energy Physics: EHEP
Theoretical High Energy Physics: THEP
Quantum Gravity: QG

All Particle and Astrophysics elective courses are found here. However, you are not restricted to this selection of Physics and Astronomy courses. Part of your elective course programme (9-15 EC) can take the form a minor in Computational and Data Science.

The Educational tour can also be used as an elective course within your Master's.

C. Master Thesis Physics and Astronomy (60 EC)

D. Professional Preparation (1 EC)

E. Philosophy course (3 EC)

F. Free electives (14 EC)

Free electives can be chosen from other master specialisations or programmes, not necessarily within Physics and Astronomy. You can also consider courses from the societal specialisations.