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Physics: Research in Physics, Casimir pre-PhD

Programme Research in Physics, pre-PhD (Casimir)

Below you will find the outline for the specialisation progamme pre-PhD Casimir.
With regard to electives students are allowed to take up to 6EC from another program. The rest must be from the list of courses under Physics. Always consult your Study Advisor Physics for advice. There are a few electives that will be offered next year (with reservations).These electives can be found in the Course and Examination Regulations available on the menu on the right.

Study Plan

At the start of the Master’s programme, students are required to create a study plan: this plan includes a complete list of planned courses for two subsequent academic years in consultation with the Study Advisor Physics

Other Master Physics specialisations

Research Specialisations Biological and Soft Matter Physics Cosmology Quantum Matter and Optics Theoretical Physics
Interdisciplinary Specialisations Education Science-Based Business Science Communication and Society

Physics: Research in Physics, Casimir pre-PhD

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Mandatory Courses 15 EC

Academic and Professional Skills (Science) 3
Quantum Theory 6
Statistical Physics a 6

Electives 45 EC:

1.Select form Casimir pre-PhD courses in Delft and/or
2.Select from MSc Physics courses -see specialisations

Foundation courses

Advanced Electrodynamics Advanced Solid State Physics Continuum Physics

Topic related courses Evolution and Engineering of living systems Fundamentals of Quantum Information Mesoscopic Physics Molecular Electronics Quantum Communication and Cryptography Quantum Hardware Quantum Optics and Lasers The origins in Life Topology in Condensed Matter


Computational Physics (3 EC) Computational Physics (6 EC) Electronics for Quantum Computing Molecular Electronics Nanotechnology

Master specialisation Biological and Soft Matter Physics Master specialisation Cosmology Master specialisation Quantum Matter and Optics Master specialisation Theoretical Physics

Research project Physics 36 EC

Research = 30 EC
Thesis = 4 EC
Presentation =2 EC

Study Projects 16 EC

Study Projects > 2 x 8 EC projects

Writing Proposal 8 EC