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Physics: Research in Physics, Cosmology


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In the field of cosmology, we look for scientific answers to the most fundamental questions that one can ask: Where do we come from? How did the Universe start? How did it evolve and where does it go?
Cosmology is positioned at the interface between Theoretical Physics and Observational Astronomy. This specialisation is offered in collaboration with the also internationally well-known Leiden Observatory. It covers research subject like: observations of the universe with state-of-the-art telescopes on Earth and in space, supercomputer simulations of the origin of structure, Theoretical Physics study of the Hot Big Bang, the expanding universe, and inflation are providing a consistent picture of our universe that is quite precise, yet full of unknown physics waiting to be discovered.

Research in this area is moving fast, and requires familiarity with current theoretical ideas as well as a basic understanding of the data. The overall aim is to train you in this exciting research field, preferably in an integrated Cosmology master's and PhD degree programme.

If you are a theoretical-oriented student who would like to discover all aspects of modern astrophysics - which includes observation, interpretation, simulation and theory, this is the right specialisation.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Application requirements

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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24


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NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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