Plasma science is one of the focal areas of Applied Physics. It delivers a fundamental understanding of the behavior of plasmas and is of immense industrial and societal relevance. Plasma technology has a wide range of application areas. It can be used as a light source, as a deposition technology for solar cells, as a particle accelerator for medical research, and so on. The sustainable world of tomorrow would be unthinkable without scientific progress in plasma science and technology. For more information about PLASMA watch the movie (on the right) or send an e-mail to:

Structure Master’s track (120 ECTS)

Detailed information about the master's program structure may be found in the program's Education Guide.

Skills that will be developed

  • fundamental understanding of plasma physics principles
  • experience with state-of-the-art experimental techniques and advanced computational modelling
  • ability to develop functional applications

Your career

Graduates with expertise in this field are in high demand in industry and research institutes. Graduates can pursue an academic career, find employment in R&D in industry, e.g. at Philips, ASML, FEI, or at research institutes such as FOM, TNO or ECN. You could also take up a position that makes use of your organizational and leadership qualities.

And more...

  • lecture courses during the first three quarters of the first year
  • four-months internship, optionally abroad
  • one-year research project, resulting in a Master thesis
  • all courses are taught in English