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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39 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 National Research 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

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

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)
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

The research-orientated master’s program builds on the bachelor’s program in physics. It aims to give students a deeper level of 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

Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. As such, it is the material basis of all natural sciences and all technical disciplines.

Master programs in German and English
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. 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. Automation and Control Engineering

Having mastered the basic principles from their Bachelor's degree, students will deepen their understanding in the areas of mathematics (e.g. vector analysis and numerical mathematics), advanced principles of physics (e.g. fluid dynamics), automation technology (with enhanced theoretical methods) and computer science (real-time systems and distributed computer systems). 

Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
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. 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.

RWTH Aachen University International Academy
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. 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

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. 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. Physics

Owing to their wide-ranging and comprehensive training, there is a high demand for physics graduates in many walks of life. Potential career prospects range from research and development at universities, research institutions and in industry to positions in the field of information and communications or in management consultancy.

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. Physics

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. 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