Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics is a specialisation at the Master of Science Programme (MSc) in Physics.

Quantum physics deals with the smallest building blocks in the universe on length scales where the laws of nature do not behave as otherwise expected. Particles become waves, waves become particles, and quantum teleportation suddenly becomes a reality. This is the ideal specialisation if you are interested in particle physics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics and much more. You will have the opportunity to work with experiments, theory and computer simulations.

The specialisation begins with a course in advanced quantum mechanics. The course provides excellent opportunities for going deeper into a specific branch of physics.

Study Tracks

It is a good idea to use your elective and restricted elective courses to design a study track that allows you to study a subject area in depth during the specialisation. The obvious choice is to target your specialisation in one of the following directions:

However, you can also customise your programme with a mixture of courses and projects which are relevant to you.

Programme structure

The Quantum Physics specialisation can be structured in two different ways, depending on when you start working on your thesis.

Course of study 1 – thesis 45 ECTS:

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Advanced Quantum Mechanics Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Elective course Elective course
Year 2 Restricted elective course Thesis
Restricted elective course

Course of study 2 – thesis 60 ECTS:

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Advanced Quantum Mechanics Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Restricted elective course
Restricted elective course Restricted elective course Elective course Elective course
Year 2 Thesis

One block equals nine weeks and 15 ECTS

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.

NB: The list is based on the academic year 2020/2021 and is therefore only indicative. The final list of restricted elective courses in the academic year 2021/2022 is ready in spring 2021.