The Master‘s degree programme in Physics provides research-oriented training in highly successful research areas at the Department of Physics in Erlangen. It is a four-semester Master‘s degree programme, comprising two semesters of courses and one-year research part, which is completed with the Master’s thesis. The high-level degree programme deepens and expands the knowledge and skills developed in a Bachelor’s degree programme. A wide range of specialised lectures is offered to prepare for research work in the Master’s thesis.
Degree programme structure and specialisation
The Master’s degree programme in Physics builds on the knowledge of physics obtained in a three-year Bachelor’s degree programme in physics or equivalent.
The subjects of this degree programme reflect the research foci pursued at FAU with astro- and astroparticle physics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, geometry and quantum gravitation, light-matter interaction, new materials, optics and quantum optics, and physics in medicine. The Master’s degree programme consists of advanced courses and projects, seminars, advanced lab courses and elective courses, as well as a research part ending with the Master’s thesis.
The Master’s thesis for this study programme can be closely connected to the research conducted by the Cluster of Excellence EAM, the interdisciplinary centres for molecular materials and interface-controlled processes (ICMM, ICICP), and the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL).
The Master’s degree programme in Physics aims to provide advanced training in selected fields of physics, offers the option to specialise, and provides a one-year training phase to develop skills to conduct independent research.
Students acquire advanced knowledge in solid-state physics and specialised knowledge in theoretical and experimental physics in their chosen research subject.
With the Master’s degree in Physics, graduates are well prepared to solve complex problems using independent thinking and well-organised approaches, making them sought-after in the industry and academic institutions.
Graduates can also pursue a doctoral degree in physics or a related discipline.
To be admitted to the Master’s degree programme in Physics, applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Materials Physics, or a closely related degree programme with a final grade of at least ‘good’ (2.5 according to the German grading system).
The B.Sc. must have covered experimental and theoretical aspects of Physics or Materials Physics. Additionally, all applicants have to prove proficiency in English at least at the level of B2 (vantage/upper intermediate) (CEFR) or an equivalent score in another internationally recognised test.
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Last updated June 25, 2018