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Programme outline

Number of ECTS credits: 
120
Number of years: 
2
Internship: 
Possible for 12 ECTS
Exchange possibilities: 
Possible for 30 ECTS in Belgium and abroad with the Erasmus+ and other exchange programs
Study language: 
English
In cooperation with: 
UGent
Faculty: 
Science and Bio-engineering Sciences
accredited by NVAO
Campus: 
Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus

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Bachelor programmes

and equivalents

Master programmes

and equivalents
Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy

After the master

 

Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy

Minor Education
Academic year 2017-2018
The Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy, minor Education is composed of:
- 30 ECTS-credits compulsory courses
- 30 ECTS-credits master thesis
- 30 ECTS-credits minor Education
Note: the educational specific courses are taught in Dutch.
- 30 ECTS-credits minor Research electives
In total, this academic plan comprises 120 study points.

Master of Science in Physics & Astronomy - Education - Compulsory courses

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.
To complete this module, students must obtain 90 study points.

First year Master Compulsory courses

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 of the model trajectory.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Computational Physics 1st semester 6
General Relativity 1st semester 6
High-Energy Astrophysics 1st semester 6
Quantum Field Theory 1st semester 6
Subatomic Physics II 2nd semester 6

Second year Master Compulsory course

The Master Thesis is compulsory in the second year of the model trajectory.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Master Thesis Physics and Astronomy 1st and 2nd semester 30

Basismodules

Volgende 5 modules dienen verplicht opgenomen te worden in de specifieke lerarenopleiding.
Het programma van de specifieke lerarenopleiding (60 ECTS-credits) wordt modulair aangeboden en bestaat uit 6 verplichte basismodules en één keuzemodule. Hiervan kan een groot deel opgenomen worden binnen de master, afstudeerrichting onderwijs. Meer informatie kan bekomen worden via de voorzitter van de examencommissie of via IDLO.

Module 1 kan je zowel aan het begin als aan het einde van je traject opnemen, de overige modules dienen één voor één afgewerkt te worden. Je dient te slagen voor een module om te starten met de volgende module. Let op: alle modules worden 2x aangeboden, je kan dus kiezen in welk semester je een module opneemt.

Module 6: Brede school

Module 6 kan op verschillende manieren opgenomen worden:
Keuze A: verdieping tutoring: loopt over een langere periode en moet tegelijk met module 2 gevolgd worden;
Keuze B: projectvorm: deze module wordt gevolgd na modules 2 en 3: je kan kiezen uit verschillende onderwijsgerelateerde projecten;
Keuze C: onderzoekende school: deze module kan enkel opgenomen worden indien je instapt in het traject 'onderzoekende school'. Dit traject loopt gedurende je gehele opleiding.

Keuze

De 2e vakdidactische keuze dient tegelijk opgenomen te worden met module 3: krachtige leeromgeving.
Voor sommige vakdidactische keuzes is specifieke voorkennis vereist, kijk dit goed na bij de toelatingsvoorwaarden van het studiedeel. Contacteer de studietrajectbegeleider in geval van vragen.

Master of Science in Physics & Astronomy - Education - Elective courses

30 ECTS-credits to choose from the list of elective courses minor Research.

Electives not listed below have to be approved by the chairman of the examination committee.
To complete this module, students must obtain 30 study points.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.
Title Course titular Semester ECTS credits
Advanced Field Theory 1st semester 6
Atomic and Molecular Physics 1st semester 6
Computational Materials Physics 1st semester 6
Cosmology and Galaxy Formation 1st semester 6
Differential Geometry II 1st semester 6
Experimental Techniques in Particle Physics 1st semester 6
Extensions of the Standard Model 1st semester 6
Introduction to the Dynamics of Atmospheres 1st semester 6
Magnetism: from Fundamentals to Nanoscale Dynamics 1st semester 6
Models and Simulations on Nanoscale 1st semester 6
Nuclear Instrumentation 1st semester 6
Optical Spectroscopy of Materials 1st semester 4
Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures 1st semester 6
Plasma Physics 1st semester 6
Quantum Entanglement 1st semester 6
Radioactivity and Radiation Dosimetry 1st semester 6
Simulation of Physics Phenomena and Detectors in Modern Physics 1st semester 6
Symmetry Groups 1st semester 6
Waves and Patterns in the Biophysics of Complex Systems 1st semester 6
Astroparticle Physics 2nd semester 6
Capita Selecta in Particle Physics 2nd semester 6
Capita Selecta Solid-state Physics 2nd semester 6
Continuum Mechanics 2nd semester 6
Early Universe Cosmology 2nd semester 6
Electroweak and Strong Interactions 2nd semester 6
Elements of the History of Natural Sciences 2nd semester 6
Evolution of Stars and Stellar Systems 2nd semester 6
Luminescence 2nd semester 6
Medical Physics 2nd semester 6
Multi-particle Physics 2nd semester 6
Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos 2nd semester 6
Nuclear Astrophysics 2nd semester 6
Nuclear Methods in Material Research 2nd semester 6
Object Oriented Programming (C++) for Physicists 2nd semester 6
Plasma Technology and Fusion Technology 2nd semester 6
Quantum Electrodynamics 2nd semester 6
Statistical Physics II 2nd semester 6
Structure Analyse Techniques in Solid State Physics 2nd semester 6
Observational Techniques in Astronomy biennial: 2nd semester of an odd academic year 6
Radio Astronomy biennial: 2nd semester of an even academic year 6
Theoretical Subatomic Physics: Nucleons and Nuclei biennial: 2nd semester of an even academic year 6