Course structure

A two-year degree comprising 120 ECTS credits, the PLASMA program follows the general structure of the MSc Applied Physics. This includes a core course in computational and mathematical physics, mandatory specialization courses, free and track electives, an internship and a final project. 

Mandatory courses

All students in the PLASMA program must take two 5-credit specialization courses. These are: 

  • Introduction to plasma physics 
  • Advanced optics 

PLASMA electives  

The track electives for the PLASMA program are:   

  • Advanced electrodynamics 
  • Gas discharges  
  • Astrophysics 
  • Solar cells 
  • Accelerators and beams 
  • Ultracold quantum physics 
  • Advanced plasma physics 
  • Plasma processing science and technology 
  • Optical diagnostics: techniques and applications 
  • Fusion on the back of an envelope 
  • Magnetic confinement and MHD of fusion plasmas 
  • Materials in fusion reactor and its plasma wall interaction 
  • Heating and diagnosing fusion plasmas 

Research Applied Physics

Department of Applied Physics

Advanced Nanomaterials & Devices

It is fascinating how materials properties at the nanoscale can be radically changed by means of size, crystal structure or surface states....

Coherence and Quantum Technology (CQT)

Department of Applied Physics

Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges

We study the elementary processes in gas discharges through a mix of theory, modeling and the development of diagnostics.

Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics

Mesoscopic Transport Phenomena (MTP)

Molecular Biosensing for Medical Diagnostics

The program on molecular biosensing for medical diagnostics focusses on nanotechnologies for biophysical studies which have potential to be...

Molecular Materials and Nanosystems (M2N)

Physics of Nanostructures (FNA)

Physics of Nanostructures (FNA) is dedicated to the research of functional materials down to the atomic level.

Department of Applied Physics

Plasma & Materials Processing

Our scientific objective is to obtain atomic-level understanding of the interaction of plasmas and reactive gases with materials in the...

Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

The research in the Fusion group concentrates on the control of fusion reactors and falls in two themes: sensorics and plasma surface...

Department of Applied Physics

Theory of Polymers and Soft matter

Enabling a sustainable, functional and resource-efficient next generation of materials by uncovering the physical mechanisms underlying the...

Transport in Permeable Media

Turbulence and Vortex Dynamics (WDY)