Students can perform (part of) their thesis project outside the Institute for Theoretical Physics, but only after approval by and under the formal supervision of a staff member of the Institute for Theoretical Physics. N.B. The student should discuss their intentions to run a project (partially) outside of the ITP with their formal supervisor first, before contacting another institution.
In the context of the 7.5 EC course “Theory for Technology” students can perform a small research project aimed at the intersection between theory and application, this is usually supervised by a researcher from the Technical University Eindhoven but can also take the form of an internship. Contact person: prof. Dr. Rembert Duine.
Within all Master's programmes one or more research projects are mandatory (see ‘Study programme’ for general information).
- within the university, step 1 only
- outside of the university, in the form of an internship at a company or research institute.
- in The Netherlands, step 1 and step 2
- abroad (see also: ‘stay abroad’), step 1, step 2 and step 3
It may also be possible to do an extracurricular internship; less research-oriented but more geared towards applying skills learned in your Master's programme and getting a closer experience of a real company environment. Please ask your programme coordinator for opportunities within your programme.
Specific for Nanomaterials Science students:
An additional (international) internship as secondary elective besides your research project is possible. Please look at the Internship Nano page for extra information.
Specific for History and Philosophy of Science students:
It is possible to do an internship besides your research project. Please look at the Internship HPS page for more information.
Specific for Applied Data Science students:
It is not possible to go abroad for internship. All internships have to be done in the Netherlands.
Specific for Computing Science students:
Need inspiration for your thesis? Listen to the podcast series 'Masters of Science'
All Master's students have to write a master thesis (research project). Do you need inspiration? Or do you want to know how other students experienced writing their thesis? Listen to the podcast 'Masters of Science': produced by Master student Daan Tamminga.
During the podcast episodes, Daan talks to master students from the Faculty of Science about their study programme and their master thesis from a personal, student-framed perspective.