Master of Science in Physics

The study program Master of Science in Physics (expected to start in autumn 2011/2012) provides theoretical knowledge and methodical and systematic qualifications in areas in which our department specializes, such as "Quantum, Nuclear and Neutron Science", "Science of Condensed Matter" and "Hadron and Elementary Particle Physics". The knowledge gained will give students the ability to become aware of, and solve, complex problems. The Master’s program requires a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. The standard period of study for the Master’s program, including writing of the final thesis, is two years (four semesters).

On this page we provide information about this study program, including an overview of the course of the program, a module handbook and the study and examination regulations. If you still have further questions, please contact the students’ counselor or the students’ office.

As the process of approbation is not yet finalized, all information on this page is provisional.


Program Structure

The Master of Science in Physics program is designed to last four semesters and provides a profound qualification in both Experimental and Theoretic Physics.

Below you will find a study plan for the Master of Science in Physics program: 


Further information about the course of the program can be found in the module handbook, as well as in the study and examination guidelines.

Module Handbook

In the navigation bar on the right hand side, you will find a downloadable PDF-version of the module handbook. It explains the content and course of the study program. Information about the specific modules are also listed in the appendix of the study and examination regulations.

Study and Examination Regulations

In the navigation bar on the right hand side, you will find a downloadable PDF-version of the study and examination regulations, which apply to the Bachelor of Science in Physics program. The document contains regulations and instructions regarding:    

  • the purpose and type of examinations (oral/written), as well as the subjects which require examinations,   
  • the basic requirements for a regular course of studies (standard period of study, number of classes and lectures, mandatory, required elective and optional courses etc.),
  • admission requirements for specific examinations (proof of language skills, certificates of attendance, certificates of achievement etc.) as well as the appropriate application procedure,
  • all deadlines regarding mid-term tests, final examinations, applications and repetitions of exams
  • the requirements to apply for examinations, the duration of the exams, as well as the evaluation criteria and grades,
  • criteria for passing or failing an examination as well as requirements for the repetition of examinations,
  • report cards, documents and other credentials, as well as the academic degree.

Additionally, the bylaws contain many more specific, detailed guidelines, relevant for both examinations and general studies.