Physics and Education
In the Physics and Education track student teachers develop their competences to innovate their practice (e.g., by developing and testing instruction on a specific topic).
This programme meets the requirements to obtain the degree “eerstegraads lesbevoegdheid” in Physics, needed for teaching at Dutch secondary schools. Students with an MSc in Physics and Education are also admissible to a PhD programme.
Reasons to Choose Physics in Leiden
- The programme places a strong emphasis on research training. Students can spend up to 60% of their time on research projects.
- Leiden University is known for its top-level international research and excellent research groups, both theoretical and experimental, in which master’s students participate during their research projects. Many master’s students obtain their degree with a publication in an international refereed journal.
- The programme offers a wide choice of individual profiles. Five specialisations have been defined within this master’s programme. Individual plans can always be discussed with the study adviser and submitted to the Board of Examiners for approval.
- The close connection between the MSc programme and the Leiden Institute of Physics results in an open atmosphere, in which students are invited to attend lectures and symposia and to participate in scientific discussions.