Spectroscopy of Solids and Interfaces

MasterPhysics of Molecules and Materials

In this specialisation, you’ll be trained to take up the challenge in a field of physics that is still largely undiscovered: the interface between quantum and classical physics. This is pioneering work.

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Something for you?

  • At Radboud University, we have a strong connection between theory and experiment.
  • In your internship, you will have the opportunity to work in unique research facilities such as the High Field Magnet Laboratory and the FELIX free electron laser laboratory, with internationally renowned scientists.
  • We collaborate with industrial partners such as Philips and NXP. This extensive network can help you find an internship or job that meets your interests.
  • If you’re successful in your internship, you have a good chance of obtaining a PhD position at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM).
  • You can now study the synergy track Computational and Data Science.
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Admission requirements

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What will you learn

In this specialisation, you’ll discover the interface between quantum mechanics and the classical world, which is still a ‘terra incognita’. We focus on two-atom systems, multi-atom systems, molecules and nanostructures. This is pioneering work, because these systems are often too complex for quantum calculations and too small for the application of classical theories. As theory and experiment reinforce each other, you’ll learn about both ‘research languages’. In this way, you’ll be able to understand complex problems by dividing them into manageable parts.

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Future career opportunities

This Master’s specialisation is an excellent preparation for a career in research, either at a university or at a company. However, many of our students end up in business as well. At Radboud University, we’re capable of offering many successful students in the field of Physics of Molecules and Materials a PhD position. Many of our students have already attained a PhD position, not just at Radboud University, but at universities all over the world.

After your studies


At Radboud University, we believe that the combination of theory and experiments is the best way to push the frontiers of our knowledge. That’s why our leading theoretical physicists collaborate intensively with experimental material physicists at the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM). Together, they form the teaching staff of the Master’s specialisation in Physics of Molecules and Materials.

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.