Master of Science

Physik, M.Sc.


The M.Sc. Physics focuses on the mathematical and natural sciences. It comprises advanced and specialised lectures, courses from the areas of experimental and theoretical physics and from a supplemental subject outside of physics, typically from mathematics, natural sciences or engineering sciences. Students can choose interdisciplinary courses from the complete Technical University of Darmstadt course catalogue to increase the scope of the programme. A one-year research phase complements this broad spectrum.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Department of Physics

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German
Programme Start winter semester and summer semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree programme consist of a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
Internship programme-internal internship (see Semester Course Schedule)
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features 1. Students will be expected to be proficient in English as physics textbooks are often written in English and original literature almost exclusively so.
2. Technical University of Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While the Bachelor of Science degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing a scientifically broader and more profound insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focal area and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of Darmstadt

The spectrum of careers for graduates of Physics continues to expand not only as a result of technical progress, but also new environmental issues. Today, physicists work in basic and industrial research, in consultancy firms and in industry, in banking, politics, management and academia. Innovative problem-solving skills are needed and cutting-edge issues are investigated in various fields. In order to meet these challenges, graduates require sufficiently broad foundations in experimental and theoretical physics, including the necessary mathematical knowledge. A current example of how quickly results from physics research are technically implemented can be seen in solid state technology and optical electronics in their role as the foundation of communications and data technology. Other examples include laser physics, which serves as the foundation for modern optics and materials processing and medical applications.