Study Physics in Germany

Study Physics in Germany

Studying Physics

Physics is one of the leading natural sciences that studies the properties, structure and transformations of matter. The basic sub-disciplines of physics are classical mechanics, relativistic mechanics, quantum mechanics and the quantum field theory. A Master’s degree in physics may open the way to careers in business, IT and engineering.

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Studying in Germany

Universities in Germany are famous for excellent education, not only in engineering. German degrees are recognized all around the world and have a strong international focus. Various scholarships and special support for international students are available.

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54 Physics Master's degrees in Germany

M.Sc. Photonics

This international Master program in Photonics is designed for students of different backgrounds and all nationalities. It is taught in Jena, Germany, the craddle and heart of modern optics and photonics. Students will learn the theoretical basics, experience practical lab courses and undergo research-oriented internships for scientific research and for technological applications in industry.

M.Sc. Computer Simulation in Science

The MSc program Computer Simulation in Science (CSiS) at the University of Wuppertal is taught in English and focuses on the application of computer simulation to problems in natural sciences and engineering. The MSc is research oriented and offers specialization courses in 8 disciplines.

Master Aircraft Propulsion and Power Systems

The master’s program “Aircraft Propulsion and Power Systems,” implemented within the scope of the “Aircraft Engines” area, boasts international status and has been developed in conjunction with the Polytechnic University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino) (Italy). The programme is also delivered by Samara State University.

Institute of Engine and Power Plant Engineering
M.Sc. Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS)

The Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS) is a joint program of graduate studies between the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne. The program leads students with a bachelor's degree through an MSc phase to doctoral studies. Students with MSc degrees are admitted directly to the PhD stage.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Europhotonics

The Europhotonics master course at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) offers excellent teaching at top-level universities and individual study mobility throughout Europe.

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)
M.Sc. Optics and Photonics

You have a first degree in natural or engineering sciences? You are looking for a Master Program that bridges your undergraduate optics classes with the in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research? This Optics and Photonics programme is offered by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)
M.Sc. Physik

Der Masterabschluss entspricht dem bisherigen Diplom und qualifiziert zum Berufseinstieg in den oben genannten Bereich. Eine anschließende Promotion ist möglich.

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II - Chemie und Physik
M.Sc. Physik International

The SaarLorLux Master's degree programme in Physics, which is jointly organised and run by Saarland University and the University of Lorraine (Université de Lorraine), is the programme of choice for physics students looking to prepare for an international career. This German-French Master's programme combines high-quality academic training in physics with a strong international focus and enjoys an excellent reputation.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Geophysics

The international master program in Geophysics is research-oriented, allowing students to specialize in one of the following fields: geodynamics, seismology, or paleo- and geomagnetism. The program is noted internationally for its research expertise in numerical modeling and simulation. Therefore it strives to recruit not only students with a background in the geosciences, but students from physics, mathematics, and the engineering sciences as well.

Fakultät für Geowissenschaften
M.Sc. Basin and Petroleum System Dynamics

Jacobs University intends to introduce participants to a new dimension in the understanding, quantification and modelling of geo-processes. The Executive Master in »Basin and Petroleum System Dynamics« will cover the interface between current state-of-art geoscientific insights and numerical simulation.

Executive Education
M.Sc. Mathematical Physics

Mathematics and physics are closely related. On the one hand, mathematics provides the methods for investigating certain problems in physics. On the other hand, increasingly complex physical theories, such as quantum mechanics or string theory, significantly affect the development of new mathematical theories.

M.Sc. Physics

This consecutive, research-orientated Master’s course builds upon the Bachelor course in physics and is intended to impart to the student a deeper level of professional knowledge and an understanding of the scientific methods of physics, and – depending on the choice of elective courses – of related subjects.

Fachbereich Physik
M.Sc. Physics

The M.Sc. Physics degree program completes at a more comprehensive level the study of physics after receiving the degree of a Bachelor of Science in Physics. The Master degree program imparts advanced scientific knowledge in physics with particular first specializations and a final one-year Master Thesis, which proves the ability of independent scientific work, building upon the basic principles of physics taught during the Bachelor program.

M.Sc. Physik

Dieser konsekutive Studiengang baut auf dem Bachelor in Physik auf. Das Studium führt an das selbstständige wissenschaftliche Arbeiten heran und qualifiziert Sie für die Berufstätigkeit als Physiker.

Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften
M.Sc. Physik

Physik ist die Wissenschaft von der Struktur, den Eigenschaften, den Zustands- und Bewegungsformen der Materie und Energie sowie den zugrunde liegenden Wechselwirkungen und Kräften und den dabei erhaltenen Größen. Als solche ist sie die materielle Grundlage sämtlicher Naturwissenschaften und aller technischen Disziplinen.

Master programs in German
M.Sc. Environmental Physics

Environmental Physics will help you enhance your knowledge of the complex relationships between atmosphere, hydrosphere (ocean), cryosphere (ice region) and solid earth (land).

Fachbereich Physik/Elektrotechnik
M.Sc. Physik

Der zweijährige Masterstudiengang Physik schließt an dem Bachelorstudiengang an und führt Studierende an die Forschung am Fachbereich Physik der Universität Hamburg heran. Das Studium gliedert sich in eine zweisemestrige Vertiefungs- sowie eine ebenfalls zweisemestrige Forschungsphase.

Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
M.Sc. Polymer Science

Polymer science is an interdisciplinary area comprised of chemical, physical, engineering, processing, and theoretical aspects. It also has enormous impact on contemporary materials science. Its goal is to provide the basis for the creation and characterization of polymeric materials and an understanding for structure/property relationships.

M.Sc. Biophysics

Biophysics is a very exciting and rapidly expanding research field exploring new areas between physics and biology. The complexity of life is investigated at every level and analysed with physical methods. Physics helps understanding the mechanisms underlying the most basics biological systems and interactions.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Physics

Science and technology for space applications have made significant progress in recent years and many new challenges are ahead of us. At the University of Bremen you can study to be part of this development. 

Fachbereich Physik/Elektrotechnik
M.Sc. Master`s College Physics

RWTH Aachen University is a popular destination for students who value its academic diversity and international atmosphere. It has also been selected as University of Excellence for several times. In Physics, RWTH Aachen University is ranked among the top three universities in Germany. An innovative programme, the Masters’s College, links excellent education to the needs of international students and provides students with all the equipment that will help them to succeed in their study programme. The international Master’s degree in Physics from RWTH Aachen University is recognized worldwide. Moreover it will help students in their professional life whether they pursue a research career or plan to find a job as professionals e.g. in industry, where international experience always counts as a plus.

M.Sc. Physics of Life, Light and Matter

The international program focusses on the physics at the interface between life sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. Prospective students are expected to come from Germany, Europe, and non-european countries. The students are enabled to do research in areas which aim to control material and system properties on a microscopic or molecular level. Examples are the functionalization of biological, chemical or physical systems, and the control of light-matter interactions. The master thesis with a scientific topic of current interest is completed under guidance of experienced scientists of the Institute of Physics or from scientific groups participating in the Department ›Science and Technology of Life, Light, and Matter‹ of the university‘s Interdisciplinary Faculty.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Physics

We are a modern, high-profile university with an international orientation. The University of Siegen is guided by the central principle: “Creating a humane future”.

M.Sc. Biophysik

Biophysik ist ein Wissenschaftsgebiet an den Schnittstellen zwischen Physik, Chemie und Biologie. Sie verbindet Elemente aller drei Wissenschaften und befasst sich mit der Struktur, den Eigenschaften, der Funktion und der Dynamik belebter Materie. Ihr Ziel ist die Aufklärung fundamentaler Prozesse der Grundlage des Lebens; sie benutzt physikalische Denkansätze und kombiniert sie mit Konzepten und Arbeitsweisen aus Chemie und Biologie.

Master programs in German and English
M.Sc. Physik

Der Masterabschluss des Studiengangs an der Universität Augsburg stellt einen berufs- und forschungsqualifizierenden Abschluss des Studiums der Physik dar, der auf einem ersten berufsqualifizierenden Hochschulabschluss, in der Regel auf dem Bachelorgrad, aufbaut. Durch den Masterabschluss wird festgestellt, dass der Kandidat/die Kandidatin über vertiefte Fachkenntnisse in der Physik verfügt und die Fähigkeit besitzt, unter Verwendung von modernen wissenschaftlichen Methoden selbständig und kritisch zu ar­beiten.

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche-Technische Fakultät
M.Sc. Medizinische Physik

Der Masterstudiengang in Medizinischer Physik bietet eine forschungsorientierte Ausbildung in Physik mit einer medizin-physikalischen Vertiefung in den Bereichen: Biophysik, Physikalische Grundlagen der Medizintechnik, Strahlenphysik, Dosimetrie, Strahlenschutz.

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II - Chemie und Physik
M.Sc. Physics

The goals of physics are to gain a deep understanding of the universe at its most fundamental levels and to extend such knowledge to more complicated systems ranging from the subatomic to the cosmological scale.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Physics

Die Physik spannt den Bogen von der Welt des Allergrößten, etwa in der Astronomie, bis zur Welt der kleinsten Elementarteilchen, von synthetischen Materialien in der Festkörperphysik und den Werkstoffwissenschaften hin zu lebenden Systemen in der Biophysik und der Medizinphysik.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Physics

PHYSICS is taught entirely in English and takes two years (four semesters), including a one-year research project. Our programme is designed for holders of a BSc degree in physics, international students as well as German students who would like to study in an international environment. Established in 1999 and accredited in 2008, this international study programme enjoys a stable and reliable reputation.

International Masters Degree Programs
M.Sc. Physics

The Master Programme in Physics at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf is a programme which is specially tailored to let the students take advantage from our particular strengths.

M.Eng. Photonics

Der Masterstudiengang wird gemeinsam mit der TH Wildau (FH) realisiert. Der Studiengang vermittelt Alumni aller technischen und naturwissenschaftlichen Fachrichtungen Kenntnisse auf dem Gebiet der Photonik.

Engineering
M.Sc. Climate Physics

The study of climate physics (meteorology and physical oceanography) will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills using the terms and laws of physics in atmosphere, ocean and the climate system. Students will become familiar with experimental and theoretical methods, and will be guided toward current research.

M.Sc. Physik

Physikerinnen und Physiker werden aufgrund ihrer vielseitigen und umfassenden Ausbildung an vielen Stellen eingesetzt. Die Einsatzmöglichkeiten reichen dabei von Forschungs- und Entwicklungsarbeiten an Universitäten, Forschungseinrichtungen und in der Industrie, bis hin zu Tätigkeiten im Bereich Information und Kommunikation oder in Unternehmensberatungen.

Masters programmes in english
M.Sc. Physics

M.Sc. in Physics with a main orientation in the fields of nanooptics, nanomaterials, optoelectronic semiconductors and/or computational physics. The complete programme is taught in both German and English.

Department of Physics
M.Sc. Nanobiophysics

The Masters course aims to teach students the fundamentals in biophysics and bio-nanotechnology with a twofold aim: to use nanotechnological approaches to better characterize and understand complex molecular machines such as biomolecules, but also to harness these molecules in technological systems or use them as templates or model systems for a bottom-up nanotechnology.

Faculty of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Physik International

The SaarLorLux Master's degree programme in Physics, which is jointly organised and run by Saarland University and the University of Lorraine (Université de Lorraine), is the programme of choice for physics students looking to prepare for an international career. This German-French Master's programme combines high-quality academic training in physics with a strong international focus and enjoys an excellent reputation.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Physik MSc

This degree programme is unique, because we are “Human – Multi-Faceted – Research-Driven”: our degree programme offers advanced scientific training in a specialist field of physics.

Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie
M.Sc. Physics

The physics department of RWTH Aachen University offers a novel international Master’s program in physics. Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to flexibly choose a desired course of study falling either into the research direction of Particle and Astroparticle Physics or Condensed Matter Physics, with an experimental or a theoretical focus.

M.Sc. Physics

The Department of Physics welcomes international students who wish to study Physics or Materials Physics in Erlangen. Beginning with the summer term 2015 studies being awarded with the Master of Science (MSc) in Physics or Materials Physics are in English.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Faculty of Sciences
M.Sc. Physics

This consecutive, research-oriented programme provides in-depth understanding of physical theories as well as extensive knowledge and practical experience of sophisticated methods used in technical experiments.

Graduate courses
M.Sc. AstroMundus

AstroMundus is a 2-years Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programme in Astronomy and Astrophysics (120 ECTS). The programme was initiated in 2009 as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course and is now continuing within the framework of the new Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. 

Faculty of Physics
M.Sc. Biophysics

Die Untersuchung biologischer Prozesse erfordert zunehmend den Einsatz physikalischen Wissens und physikalischer Methoden. Erst der Einsatz physikalischer Ansätze und Strategien ermöglicht einen umfassenden Einblick in komplexe biologische Vorgänge. Mit dem Masterstudiengang "Biophysik" übernimmt die Universität des Saarlandes eine Vorreiterrolle bei der Ausbildung von qualifizierten Wissenschaftlern an der Grenze zwischen Lebenswissenschaften und Physik.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Physik

Im Master-Studiengang Physik erwerben die Studierenden unter Berücksichtigung der internationalen Anforderungen und Veränderungen der Berufswelt fachliche Kenntnisse und methodische Fähigkeiten, die sie zur Anwendung und kritischen Einordnung wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse und zu verantwortlichem Handeln befähigen.

Fachbereich Physik
M.Sc. Polymer Science

Polymer science is a joint Master Program of the Free University Berlin, the Humboldt University Berlin, the Technical University Berlin and the University of Potsdam.

Institut für Physik und Astronomie
M.Sc. Physik

Focuses: 1. Molecules, Clusters and Plasmas, 2. Photonics, 3. Nanotechnology and New Materials, 4. Physics of Atmosphere and Oceans. The course is taught partly in English and partly in German.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences