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Programme of Science, Management and Innovation

The master's specialisation Science, Management and Innovation (SMI) consists of two years.

Formally, during the first year of your master's, you will follow the courses and activities belonging to the Master's programme in Physics and Astronomy. In your second year, you start with the courses and activities attributed to SMI. These courses you will follow with students from the entire faculty who are enrolled in this specialisation.

The requirements for the programme of Physics and Astronomy consist of the following programme-specific components and associated work and study load:

A. Electives Physics and Astronomy 23 EC
B. Master Thesis Physics and Astronomy 30 EC
C. Philosophy 3 EC
D. Professional Preparation 1 EC
E. Free electives 3 EC
F. SMI specific programme 60 EC

A. Electives Physics and Astronomy (23 EC)

  • Required electives (23 EC), to be chosen from Physics and Astronomy Master's courses.
  • In order to be able to conduct a research project at the master's level, it is recommended to choose the electives in consultation with the prospective thesis supervisor.
  • Courses arranged by field of research can be found here:
  • Part of your elective course programme can take the form of a synergy track in Computational and Data Science.
  • The Educational tour can also be used as an elective course within your Master's.

B. Master thesis Physics and Astronomy (30 EC)

C. Philosophy course (3 EC)

One of the following courses should be completed:

D. Professional Preparation (1 EC)

E. Free electives (3 EC)

Free electives can be chosen from any specialisation or programme, not necessarily within Physics and Astronomy.

F. SMI specific programme (60 EC)