Students acquire specialized knowledge in diverse fields of physics, deepen their understanding of scientific methods and strengthen their expertise in theoretical and experimental physics.
If you admire the complexity of things and strive for new cognitive challenges every day, then you will fit right into our community. Our students and graduates are personalities with curiosity in their blood and the perpetual question “Why?” in their minds.
The English-only coursework prepares students for careers in international teams and interdisciplinary projects in research and development.
Our Master students acquire universally valuable skills such as understanding of complex structures, analytical proficiency, and reasoning. They learn to manage problems in a wide variety of fields of natural science and technology and become flexible and highly desired professionals on the job market.
120 credit points, approx. 30 points each semester
Graduates extend their knowledge of modern physics.
Students have to complete two modules, at least one of them in theoretical physics.
Students choose modules according to their personal interests. Modules from non-physical subjects can also be taken. These serve to promote interdisciplinary competence and additional vocational qualifications.
In the second year of Master program, students join one of the research groups in our department and learn to work independently in a specialised field of physics. The students choose an independent research topic and present the results of their work in the Master's thesis.
During the entire research phase, every student is assigned to a professor in the department, his or her research advisor.
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).
Alexander Goschew, PhD in Physics