Master of Science

Physik, M.Sc.


The aim of the Master of Science degree programme in Physics is to provide students with the multi-faceted expertise and scientific confidence required to solve problems in fundamental and applied research, technology and society. Advanced and specialised lectures and 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 will serve this aim. Students will also be able to choose interdisciplinary courses from the complete TU Darmstadt course catalogue to increase the scope of the programme. A one-year research phase will complement this broad spectrum.
The Master of Science degree programme in Physics focuses on the mathematical and natural sciences.

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Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Physics

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German
Internship programme-internal internship (see Semester Course Schedule)
Admission Requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) 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. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office.
Information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Procedure As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester and summer semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online
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. TU 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 TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU 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.

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:


Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) (German Physics Association)

DPG-Studie "Physikerinnen und Physiker im Beruf" (2016) (“Physicists in the job market in Germany”, DPG 2016)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Semester Course Schedule

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.