Master's Degrees in Physics in Germany

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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.

47 Physics Master's degrees in Germany

M.Sc. Molecular Sciences - Spectroscopy and Simulation

iMOS offers you the unique chance to acquire and apply cutting-edge theoretical and spectroscopic techniques in the fields of molecular chemistry, biochemistry, and physics. The Molecular Sciences - Spectroscopy And Simulation programme offered at the Ruhr University of Bochum even takes you abroad for a research internship.

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.

M.Sc. Optics and Photonics

The Masters program in Optics and Photonics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is for students with an accomplished degree in natural or engineering . Candidates with other equivalent but less common degrees (e.g. Mechatronic, Nanotechnology) will also be considered.

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

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.

Faculty of Geosciences
M.Sc. Physik International-Physics (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. 

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
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
Master Astro and Particle Physics

The Astro and Particle Physics programme is offered at the University of Tübingen. The focus of the master program Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantiative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical skills with respect to problem sets in the field of Astro and Particle Physics.

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. Mathematical Physics

The Mathematical Physics programme is offered at the University of Tübingen. The master's program Mathematical Physics is a research oriented interdisciplinary program geared towards fundamental research at the interface of mathematics and physics.

M.Sc. Ocean and Climate Physics

The research oriented 4 semester course is directed to students with a B.Sc. degree in Physical Oceanography, Meteorology, Geophysics, Physics or an equivalent subject and provides profound knowledge on the physics of the ocean and its role in the climate system.

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

The Biophysics programme is offered at the University of Ulm.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

The international Master's program in Physics is a two years program. The first year consists of lectures, seminars and lab courses. The second year is dedicated to an individual research project. The program starts every year in the winter semester. Hence, a start of studies in the summer semester is not recommended.

M.Sc. Physics

Experience research-oriented learning! Göttingen has an internationally renowned and long-standing faculty with the latest facilities and a competent study advisory service. The M.Sc. in Physics at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen offers the possibility to specialise in one of four focus Astrophysics and Geophysics, Biophysics and the Physics of Complex Systems. 

M.Sc. International Master Program - Physics of Life, Light and Matter

The program focusses on the physics at the interface between life sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. 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.

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. 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. 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. Clinical Medical Physics

The Clinical Medical Physics programme is offered at the University of Heidelberg. This double degree programme is offered by the Faculty of Medicine Heidelberg (UHD) and the Faculty of Physics Universidad Pontificia Católica de Chile (PUC).

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. Laser and Photonics

This degree programme is unique, because students are given the opportunity to participate in industry-leading interdisciplinary research projects and top-ranking publications and to visit our research partners worldwide from the outset.

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 Master Degree in AstroMundus is offered by Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Faculty of Physics
M.Sc. Physics

The Physics programme is offered at the University of Stuttgart. PHYSICS is a highly competitive two-year international M.Sc. program with a strong focus on research. The collaboration of the University of Stuttgart’s Department of Physics and the Max Planck Institutes for Solid State Research and Intelligent Systems ensures an excellent education in general physics. 

International Masters Degree Programs
Master Aircraft Propulsion and Power Systems

The master’s program Aircraft Propulsion and Power Systems offered by Samara National Research University, 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). 

Institute of Engine and Power Plant Engineering
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. 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