Materials Science

Master of Science; tuition language: English


The M.Sc. Materials Science programme is entirely taught in English. The programme focuses on the understanding, the synthesis and the characterization of functional materials such as energy materials, magnetic or electronic materials. Courses on theoretical materials science include quantum mechanics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, and continuum mechanics.

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
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Language English
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission .
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree program are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Materials Science of the Technical University of Darmstadt or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree program may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
Passed entrance examination in three subjects. The entrance examination may be waived if suitability can be proven beyond doubt, particularly by producing a B.Sc. in Materials Science of the Technical University of Darmstadt or an equivalent degree.
Internship A recognised industrial internship (“Praktikum”) of a minimum of six weeks is required and must be completed at the latest at the time of starting the Master’s Thesis.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features
  • The Technical University of Darmstadt offers Double Degree Programmes in cooperation with partner universities for this course.
Preparatory steps:

Chemistry, M.Sc.

Energy Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

Physics, M.Sc.

M.Sc.Physics – Language of tuition: English; starting in winter semester 2022/23

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

Ph.D. in Materials Science

Almost all economic sectors are based on the availability of high-performance materials that have to meet increasingly complex demands. It takes specialists for the development of novel or improved (i.e. more efficient, more sustainable, cheaper and/or multifunctional) materials and related processes, particularly regarding the technological progress and the growth of the world population with simultaneously increasing scarcity of raw materials and energy.

Graduates can find employment in areas such as material development, material technology (i.e. the development of new production and processing methods), applications engineering, materials testing/quality control, and failure analysis. Thus, Materials Scientists can internationally find work in the industrial sector and research institutions but also, for instance, in administration or the insurance sector.

The M.Sc. degree qualifies for a dissertation through which you obtain a Ph.D. This opens up higher career paths.

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