To complete the Master's program, a student has to collect 120 credit points (CPs). We suggest taking about 30 CPs each semester.
Graduates extend their knowledge of modern physics.
Compulsory - 15 CP
- Advanced Laboratory Course for Master Students
- Seminar "Selected Topics in Physics"
Compulsory-elective - 20 CP
Students have to complete two modules, at least one of them in theoretical physics.
Modules to choose in theoretical physics
- Advanced Quantum Mechanics
- Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
- Advanced Statistical Physics
- Quantum Field Theory and Many-Body Physics
Modules to choose in experimental physics
- Advanced Solid State Physics
- Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics
- Advanced Biophysics
Elective - 25 CP
Students choose modules according to their personal interests. Modules from non-physical subjects can also be taken. e.g. German language, Computational Methods. These serve to promote interdisciplinary competence and additional vocational qualifications.
Further Details on Modules
For detailed desciption and valuation of the modules please see Modules Description.
In the second year of the Master program, students have to find a research group and to do an independent research project within that group.
During the research phase, a student is automatically subscribed to the following modules:
- Modul Scientific Specialization - 15 CP
- Modul Methodology and Project Planning - 15 CP
- Master’s thesis with its accompanying seminar - 30 CP
The Master’s course would typically follow the following schedule. Students are free to design their schedule individually.
For more details on the structure of the Master's program please see Study Regulations.
As a Master student at the Department of Physics, you have an option to acquire a double degree by the Freie Universität Berlin and the École Polytechnique Palaiseau (Paris).