Physics, M.Sc.

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    Leave the basics behind

    and gain expert knowledge in theoretical and applied physics.

The study program builds on a bachelor in physics or a comparable scientific degree. The objective of the Master's program is to provide specialized training in several sub-subjects of physics at the highest level. Students are encouraged to adopt autonomous and goal-oriented ways of learning and working. The program is divided into two one-year sections:

•   Specialization phase (1st and 2nd semester)
•   Research phase (3rd and 4th semester)

The professional specialization phase with lectures, exercises and internships serves to acquire the advanced knowledge necessary for independent productive work in physics. With special training in several sub-subjects of physics, the graduates can prepare themselves specifically for certain future fields of activity. The research phase includes seminars and a research project.

Physicists are not only sought in publicly funded or industrial laboratories or research centers, but also in engineering occupations or other areas outside physics.


Course contents

General part:

  • Advanced experimental physics

  • Advanced theoretical physics

In the subject-specific part, two elective physical subjects have to be chosen from following areas:

  • Applied optics

  • Astrophysics

  • Biophysics

  • Computational materials science

  • Solid-state physics

  • Theoretical physics

  • Environmental physics

In addition, science and engineering-oriented subjects can be taken as elective courses.

Key data

  • Admission requirements:
    - B.Sc. in physics or a comparable scientific university degree
    - language skills: German at least level C1 (CEFR), English at least level B1 (CEFR)

  • Application deadline: July 15 (WiSe), January 15 (SoSe)

  • Beginning of the course: once a year at winter and summer semester

  • Application deadline 2nd semester (advanced students only): January 15

  • Language of tuition: mostly German / parts in English

  • ECTS credits: 120

  • Semester dues including semester ticket

  • Standard duration: 4 semesters

  • Qualification: Master of Science


Information and application

Advisory Service

Study Center

For advice on:

  • Study progress

  • Admission and application

  • Start into your study program

  • Any other questions that might occur

Contact: Email


Barbara Kozák

NW1 room S0430
Phone: +49 421 218-62145

Subject-specific information and advice

Questions about:

  • Contents of the study programs

  • Recognition and accreditation of qualifications

Prof. Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer

NW1 Room S2240
Phone: +49 421 218-62105