Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU

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Founded in 1743, FAU has a rich history. It is a strong research university with an international perspective and one of the largest universities in Germany, with 40,174 students, 256 degree programmes, 4,000 academic staff (including over 647 professors), 180 million euros (2015) third-party funding, and 500 partnerships with universities all over the world. Teaching at the University is closely linked to research and focuses on training students in both theory and practice to enable them to think critically and work independently. The research itself also strikes the perfect balance between a theoretical approach and practical application.

FAU’s outstanding research and teaching is reflected in top positions in both national and international rankings, as well as the high amount of DFG funding which its researchers are able to secure.

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Excellence Initiative

High-profile, cutting-edge research

Supporting cutting-edge research, strengthening German universities and research facilities and improving Germany’s international competitive position – these are the goals of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments to Promote Science and Research at German Universities. The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg has participated very successfully in the Excellence Initiative, being chosen as the location for both the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) and the Cluster of Excellence ‘Engineering of Advanced Materials’ (EAM). The SAOT receives 1.9 million euros of annual funding, while the Cluster of Excellence EAM has been awarded a total of 40 million euros in funding.

Engineering of Advanced Materials

New materials and processes play a crucial role in ensuring the competitiveness of industry, enabling economic growth, improving our quality of life and preserving a habitable environment. EAM develops hierarchically organised materials with custom electrical, optical, catalytic and mechanical properties. Innovative applications in the area of nanoelectronics, photonics, catalysis and lightweight construction are being developed in seven Research Areas as part of new collaborative research involving the University, external research institutions and industry. EAM envisions closing the gap between the fundamental research and application of modern functional materials. EAM is part of the University’s strategy to become a global leader in material sciences.

Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies

Optics are one of the most important technologies of the new century. From global positioning systems and the internet or lasers and fibre optics to eye surgery and lithography for chip production – in almost all areas of life, modern society benefits greatly from the rapid progress made in this area. In the new Graduate School, young researchers are working closely together at the intersections of materials sciences, metrology, medicine and processing technology and learning how to harness the potential of new optical technologies.

Continuously improving together

Ensuring and developing the quality of teaching and studying is a key goal at FAU. In this context the University is using the broad range of subjects that it offers as a strategic strength. A decentralised approach is taken to quality management, allowing all those involved to work as independently as possible and ensuring that the unique characteristics of individual subjects are taken into account. All quality assurance processes in teaching and studying are co-ordinated through centralised measures.

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FAU's mission statement

Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) was founded on November 4th, 1743. While retaining a strong sense of tradition, the University has developed into a leading institution offering one of the broadest spectrums of courses available at any German university. Our goals at FAU are to specialise in areas of research that will shape the future and to create a network of interdisciplinary co-operation between technical, scientific and traditional subjects.

FAU is one of the leading research-focused universities in Germany. We work actively to build on this position and strive to guarantee freedom in research as a prerequisite for scientific advancement. FAU is committed to the unity of research and education. The research we undertake is oriented towards both theory and its practical applications. At FAU we are constantly developing new areas of expertise of particular significance for the future of science and society. Established scientific and ethical standards guide our research: methods are transparent and newly gained knowledge is discussed and debated in open exchanges with the academic community and the wider public.

FAU recognises its social responsibility and continually strives to optimise teaching and learning at the University. A key focus is placed on providing our students with an education based on knowledge and the methods required to apply this knowledge. We educate our students to be critical, independent individuals. FAU advocates the principle of lifelong learning. Our goal is to enable people to update, enrich and extend their knowledge at any stage in life through a structured and expanding range of professional development courses.

One aim of particular importance to us at FAU is to provide researchers in the early stages of their academic careers with the highest level of support and skills. This means, above all, giving young researchers the opportunity to take on responsibility and to conduct research independently. Professors at FAU serve as sources of support and role models in setting standards.

Scientific progress and interdisciplinary research are rooted in subject-specific expertise of the highest quality. FAU specifically promotes exchange between the disciplines, thus maximising the potential for innovative scientific progress and the creation of new study constellations.

FAU has an outward-looking, international perspective and is committed to promoting mutual understanding between nationalities and cultures. We support knowledge transfer and mobility, as well as personal exchange in research and teaching. Students, teachers and researchers from across the globe have the opportunity to contribute to and be an active part of university life.

The strength of the local connections established by FAU can be seen in the diverse range of co-operations with businesses and research institutes, as well as with educational and cultural institutions throughout the region. FAU constitutes a seedbed for successful business start-ups and enriches cultural diversity.

The achievement of equal opportunities for all employees, male and female, is of the utmost importance to us at FAU. Nobody is discriminated against or disadvantaged on the basis of gender, nationality, religious beliefs, social background or disability. FAU strives to offer a balance between study, work and family.

FAU maintains a thriving alumni network of former students and professors, as well as friends and supporters: international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary.

FAU benefits from a modern university management structure. Organisational, management and decision-making structures and processes in research, teaching and administration are constantly adapted to meet the demands of modern and successful knowledge management: management in the service of science.

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European Master in Lexicography

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’ s degree programme (120 ECTS) that has been offered by the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2009. [+]

The European Master in Lexicography (EMLex) is an international Master’ s degree programme (120 ECTS) that has been offered by the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg since 2009. It includes a joint summer semester abroad for all students in cooperation with the following universities and institutions: Partner universities Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Budapest Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach (Kattowitz) Université de Lorraine Universidade do Minho Universita degli Studi Roma Tre Universidade de Santiago de Compostela [1] [2] Stellenbosch University Associated partners Universität Hildesheim Institut für Deutsche Sprache Mannheim University of Texas at Austin Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Basic idea and general objectives The master programme EMLex is an international course of studies that promotes the international and interdisciplinary training of lexicographers (unique in Germany and Europe in its present structure) teaches lexicographical theories on a high international level includes a distinct connection to the practical application of dictionary creation brings together students from different European countries. Post-graduates will be qualified to work both as lexicographers at a publishing company and as academic lexicographers in all fields of lexicography, starting from the conception of printed and electronic dictionaries and specific lexicographical tasks through to the technical realization of lexicographical products. Besides, they will recieve profound training in the theoretical field of modern lexicography, which will enable them to conduct scientific research or to work in an advisory position in the field of publishing and further education. The four-semester programme can be taken up each winter term; the second semester is... [-]

International Masters Programme in Palaeobiology

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The acute theme of global climate change and its impact on organisms and ecosystems requires a new generation of scientists. We provide theoretical concepts of macroecology and macroevolution, as well as statistical techniques and scientific programming in palaeobiology. The second pillar of this specialisation is the reconstruction of fossil environments and their local and global controls. We focus on carbonate systems, which are the result of the metabolic activity of organisms and thus reflect the interplay of the biosphere and the earth-system at large. [+]

The acute theme of global climate change and its impact on organisms and ecosystems requires a new generation of scientists. We provide theoretical concepts of macroecology and macroevolution, as well as statistical techniques and scientific programming in palaeobiology. The second pillar of this specialisation is the reconstruction of fossil environments and their local and global controls. We focus on carbonate systems, which are the result of the metabolic activity of organisms and thus reflect the interplay of the biosphere and the earth-system at large. The Masters programme consists of four semesters with 30 credit points (ECTS) each. In addition to compulsory courses, students can choose supplementary activities, including language classes or additional field excursions. The last semester is dedicated to the Masters thesis. Supplementary courses (SC) include field trips, language courses, and transferable skills. Master in Geosciences at FAU includes two fields of study: Palaeobiology – which provides theoretical framework in macroevolution, ecology, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and statistical analysis Earth Systems Research Lab – which consists of individual fi eld- and specimen-based projects and provides students with skills such as preparation of funding applications, scientifi c writing and communication, as well as environmental and geochemical background for interdisciplinary collaborations Analytical techniques and equipment Internationally renowned stable isotope laboratory with focus on palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions One-of-a-kind collection of carbonate thin sections, fossil preparation and thin section laboratory and a wide range of microscope imaging facilities Micro-computed tomography for 3D and non-invasive analysis of specimens Ultrastructural studies on biomineralisation and diagenesis, including... [-]

MSc

Master in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Chemical and Biological Engineering - Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen (CBI) - is about the conversion of substances through chemical, physical and biological processes. [+]

Chemical and Biological Engineering - Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen (CBI) - is about the conversion of substances through chemical, physical and biological processes. As a link between chemistry, biotechnology and plant engineering, one of the main tasks of Chemical and Biological Engineering is the development of processes for material conversion on a laboratory scale and the implementation of them on a production scale. If you are interested in a combination of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering is the right programme for you! You can start the bachelor programme of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the Wintersemster. The master programme starts either in the Winter or in the Summer. What is CBI? Our degree programme Chemie- und Bioingenieurwesen / Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBI) has a wide range of courses and spans from the classic chemical and biological engineering to multidisciplinary combinations with other programmes. Possible working areas are: Process Design on a laboratory, pilot plant and industrial scale Research and developement of new methods/processes Plant- and apparatus construction and planning Efficient raw material charge and use of energy Mediation between natural sciences and mechanical engineering Structure You can choose Specialization modules from the following: Bioreaction and Bioprocess Engineering (Specialization: Animal Cell Technology) Bioreaction and Bioprocess Engineering (Specialization: Marine Biotechnology) Bioreaction and Bioprocess Engineering (Specialization: Microbial Process Engineering) Specialization in Product Engineering Specialization in Process Machinery and Plant Technology Specialization in Chemical Reaction Engineering Specialization in Fluid Mechanics Specialization in Technical Thermodynamics Specialization in Separation Science and... [-]

MSc Climate & Environmental Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Environmental processes and dynamics encompass many aspects of physical systems on global, regional and local scales. Accelerating climate change alters hydrological processes and biogeochemical turnover rates, affect landscape dynamics and ecological systems. These changes impose fundamental research challenges and, as a consequence, increase the volume of spatial data. These changes are studied by the Institute of Geography in Erlangen from different research perspectives. [+]

Environmental processes and dynamics encompass many aspects of physical systems on global, regional and local scales. Accelerating climate change alters hydrological processes and biogeochemical turnover rates, affect landscape dynamics and ecological systems. These changes impose fundamental research challenges and, as a consequence, increase the volume of spatial data. These changes are studied by the Institute of Geography in Erlangen from different research perspectives. Study plan [-]

MSc in Advanced Materials and Processes

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Bayreuth Würzburg Nürnberg + 2 more

Advanced Materials and Processes. Contents of the degree programme. Bio Materials and Bio Processing. [+]

Contents of the degree programme Modules: Bio Materials and Bio Processing Computational Materials Science and Process Simulation Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Advanced Processes Master’s thesis Occupational fields Industrial research and development (materials, chemical industry, semiconductor industry) High tech industries involving new materials, new technologies, process innovation and IT Scientific research and teaching International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Partner universities of the Faculty of Engineering Qualification requirements Above-average Bachelor’s degree in chemical and biological engineering, materials science or related subjects Language requirements Good English proficiency required, e.g. Unicert III or 6.5 IELTS or GER C1 level. Proof of German proficiency is not required; however, we strongly recommend German proficiency at the A2 level as a minimum. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Advanced Optical Technologies

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Advanced Optical Technologies [+]

Contents of the degree programme Foundations of the first year of studies Mathematics in Optics Foundations of Optics Foundations of Lasers Optical Systems and Applications Scientific techniques Advanced lectures in six topics Optical Metrology Optical Material Processing Optics in Medicine Optics in Communication and IT Optical Materials and Systems Computational Optics Occupational fields Medicine, information and communication technology, metrology, materials processing, software development, optical components. Scientific research and teaching International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Partner universities of the Faculty of Engineering Qualification requirements Good Bachelor’s degree or comparable qualification in physics or a relevant technical subject Language requirements Good English proficiency required, e.g. High School Certificate, 90 points in TOEFL iBT, or 6.0 IELTS or GER C1 level. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Advanced Signal Processing and Communications Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Advanced Signal Processing and Communications Engineering [+]

Contents of the degree programme Commmunications Systems Design Convex Optimization Mobile Communications Image and Video Compression MIMO Communications Speech and Audio Signal Processing Advanced Communication Networks Technical Lab Courses Technical Elective Courses Mandatory Electives and Electives Modules Winter- and Summer School Research Projects (Minor and Major) Mathematical optimization in Communications and Signal Processing Information Theory and Coding Game Theory with Application to Information Engineering Machine Learning in Signal Processing Master Thesis Prerequisites Engineering math: linear algebra, complex analysis, linear differential equations, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, z-transform Signals and Systems (textbook, e.g., Oppenheim/Willsky, Signals and Systems) Communications (textbook, e.g., Haykin, Communication Systems) Stochastic Signals (textbook, e.g., Pillai/Papoulis: Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes) Software: MATLAB Language requirements Good English proficiency required (B2) Proof of German proficiency is not required Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The advanced programme in Chemistry is grouped into individual modules: three mandatory modules (Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry), one Mandatory elective and one Elective module as well as one Specialisation module. In the Mandatory elective module students can choose chemical subjects which reflect the fields of the chemistry research at FAU (theory, catalysis, bio(in)organic chemistry, interfaces or materials). In the Elective module students can choose courses according to their preferences. Modules including language, law or business studies courses are among the most popular. [+]

Overview The advanced programme in Chemistry is grouped into individual modules: three mandatory modules (Inorganic, Organic and Physical chemistry), one Mandatory elective and one Elective module as well as one Specialisation module. In the Mandatory elective module students can choose chemical subjects which reflect the fields of the chemistry research at FAU (theory, catalysis, bio(in)organic chemistry, interfaces or materials). In the Elective module students can choose courses according to their preferences. Modules including language, law or business studies courses are among the most popular. A six-month Master’s thesis (6 months) allows students to develop a deeper understanding of a specific scientific topic. Contents of the degree programme Mandatory modules Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Mandatory elective modules Quantum and computer chemistry Catalysis Bioinorganic chemistry Interface phenomena Molecular materials Elective modules Technical chemistry Crystallography and structural physics Food chemistry Instrumental forensic and bioanalytical chemistry Semiconductor technology Nanoelectronics Advanced electrochemistry Biochemistry Microbiology Chemistry of life Free elective module Specialisation modules Inorganic chemistry Organic chemistry Physical chemistry Theoretical chemistry Occupational fields Chemical industry Research Industrial firms Product development and application engineering Marketing International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Research placement abroad (only available in German) [-]

MSc in Communications and Multimedia Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Communications and Multimedia Engineering [+]

Contents of the degree programme Digital/Mobile Communications Digital/Statistical/Speech and Audio Signal Processing Channel Coding Image and Video Compression Research Internship Information Theory Non-Technical Electives Technical Electives Soft Skills, Languages Master’s thesis Occupational fields Research and development for international and internationally orientated companies;new high-tech technologiesScientific research and teaching International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Partner universities of the Faculty of Engineering Qualification requirements Relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with above-average success Language requirements Good English proficiency required, e.g. Unicert II, 79 points in TOEFL iBT Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Computational Engineering

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Computational Engineering [+]

Contents of the degree programme Elective modules: Mathematics Computer Science Technical Application Field (five of these are in English, two in German) Master’s thesis Occupational fields In industry, development and research In machine, plant or vehicle construction; other fields in construction and industry International Double degree programme Computational Engineering Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Partner universities of the Faculty of Engineering Qualification requirements Excellent Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in computer science, a related science or engineering subject or in mathematics. Skills and experience in computing and programming. In addition to knowledge of the basic concepts of computers and computer science, solid programming experience in languages such as C or C++ is expected. Extensive education in engineering mathematics. Interest in solving engineering and science problems using computers and high-performance computers. Language requirements Good English proficiency required, e.g. Unicert II, GER B2 level, 560 points in TOEFL PBT or equivalent qualification Proof of German proficiency is not required; however, we strongly recommend German proficiency at GER A2 level as a minimum. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Economics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

This modern, internationally oriented master's degree programme in economics allows students both to gain a professional qualification and to prepare for a possible doctoral degree. In the first stage of this program, students take the master's courses. [+]

This modern, internationally oriented master's degree programme in economics allows students both to gain a professional qualification and to prepare for a possible doctoral degree. In the first stage of this program, students take the master's courses. In a second stage, graduates with good grades can progress directly to their doctoral studies and obtain a PhD. Intensive supervision is provided as well as an opportunity to spend time conducting research at a university abroad. For a brief presentation of the MSE have a look at our Flyer. The programme can be completed fully in English, no profound German skills are required for completion (from WS 2015/16 onwards). Nevertheless German knowledge is advantageous. Student profile This master programme is aimed to students with a strong interest in economics as well as with interest to perform independent scientific work. A solid knowledge in mathematics and statistics is needed as analytical skills are essential in order to understand economic theory and empirical research. Career prospects with the Master in Economics The programme provides you profound knowledge in economics and prepares you for a range of careers in various fields. The main career aims are academic and analytical work for universities and research institutes, international organizations, public authorities, associations, consultancy firms and large companies. Admission requirements Academic degree (with above-average grades) in economics, mathematics, social sciences, engineering or related disciplines Proof of English skills (at least B2 level of the CEFR) International students German certificate (DSH) is not a requisite Structure 1st semester: compulsory... [-]

MSc in Integrated Life Sciences - Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Integrated Life Sciences - Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics [+]

Contents of the degree programme Interdisciplinary degree programme exploring the nexuses between Biology, Biomathematics and Biophysics Module Groups Mathematical Modelling and Systems Biology Bioimaging and Biophysics Biological Structures and Processes Occupational fields Teaching and research at universities Research institutions Research and development in industry Management and business consultancy Qualification requirements Relevant Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with above-average success. The MSc programm is particularly aimed at graduates of interdisciplinary biophysical or biomathematical study courses and at graduates with a BSc in related disciplines such as Physics, Biology, or (Bio)Mathematics with a strong interest in interdisciplinary biological questions. Language requirements The required English level is “Vantage or upper intermediate” level (B2) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or an equivalent score in an internationally recognised test, eg. IELTS 5.5, TOEFL pbt 552. Proof of German proficiency is not required; however, we strongly recommend German proficiency at the A2 level as a minimum. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in International Business Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

International Business Studies [+]

Contents of the degree programme Environment of International Business Foundations of International Management International Strategic Management International Functional Management International Information Management Soft Skills International Finance and Corporate Governance International Corporate Sustainability International Relations Occupational fields Leading positions in globally operating companies, public administration, and international organisations in the fields marketing management, business consultancy, organisation development Teaching and researching at universities International Semester(s) abroad Partner universities of the School of Business and Economics Qualification requirements Admission to the Master in International Business Studies program is based on several criteria. In the first stage of the qualification assessment process, the relevant documents are assessed by the selection committee. If students score more than 69 points, direct admission is given. In the second stage of the qualification assessment process, applicants with a score of 50–69 points must write an essay on a certain topic related to a question from the field of International Business Studies within one week. Information about the procedure will be given to concerned students in due course. Please use the campo.fau for master’s degree course for your application. Opening of Online Application Tool: as of April each year. Application deadline is May 31st each year. Start of the program: October each year. To be enclosed in the application: Letter of motivation (1 page) Curriculum vitae including passport photo (2 pages max.) Certificate of bachelor’s degree (if you have not received your bachelor certificate by the day of application, please send in the most recent transcript) Transcript of university... [-]

MSc in International Information Systems

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

International Information Systems [+]

Contents of the degree programme Managing Enterprise-wide IT Architectures Managing IT-enabled Business Managing IT-enabled Organizations Managing Global Projects & Information Technology IT-enabled Innovation & Value Creation IT-enabled Processes & Services Database Systems (3 modules) Software Engineering (3 modules) Master Thesis Occupational fields Leading positions in globally operating companies, public administration, and international organisations Typical occupational fields: business consulting, project management, process management, enterprise architecture, change management, technology management or IT strategy, innovations management, digital marketing,social media management and analytics Qualification requirements Above-average university degree in management, economics, computer science, information systems or an IT-focused engineering subject Language requirements Good English proficiency required, e.g. 95 points in TOEFL iBT, Cambridge CAE, Unicert III Good German proficiency at the GER A2 level (minimum) Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Materials Physics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The Master‘s degree programme in Materials 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. [+]

The Master‘s degree programme in Materials 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 Materials Physics includes advanced solid-state physics, lab courses on experimental methods in solid-state physics, and the option to specialise in a particular research subject leading to the Master’s thesis. Courses on mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of selected materials, soft matter physics, biophysics, theoretical and computer physics, or special aspects of materials engineering and materials chemistry can be chosen. 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). Core skills The Master’s degree programme in Materials Physics aims to enable students to conduct fundamental research in the area of materials science with a focus on the physical properties of modern materials. The interdisciplinary nature of materials research is reflected in additional courses in engineering or chemistry. Students acquire advanced knowledge in solid-state physics and specialised knowledge in theoretical... [-]

MSc in Medical Engineering: Medical Image and Data Processing

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Medical Engineering, branch of study Medical Imaging and Data Processing [+]

Contents of the degree programme Medical specialisation modules Engineering core modules Medical Engineering core modules Medical Engineering core skills (Medical law, Economics and Innovation management) Medical Engineering specialisation modules Medical Engineering practical skills (Academic laboratory, Research laboratory) Flexible Budget (Softskills) Master’s thesis Occupational fields Medical engineering companies Hospitals Research institutions in the fields development, quality assurance, sales and consultancy, technical service and training International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Partner universities of the Faculty of Engineering Qualification requirements Relevant Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science with above-average success Language requirements Very good English proficiency at CEFRL C1 level required (TOEFL min. 95, IELTS min. 7.0) Proof of German proficiency is not required; however, we strongly recommend German proficiency at GER A2 level as a minimum. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Molecular Science

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Molecular Science [+]

Contents of the degree programme Compulsory modules: Molecular Nanoscience Drug Discovery Elective compulsory module (from one of the following): Synthesis of Molecules Theory and Modelling Physical Chemistry Molecular Biology Medicinal Chemistry (focus: Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Biopharmacy) Elective module Master’s thesis Occupational fields Chemical industry Pharmaceutical industry Biotechnology companies Electronics industry Research institutions University Hospitals Public authorities International Semester(s) abroad (only available in German) Research placement abroad (only available in German) Qualification requirements Relevant Bachelor’s degree in chemistry (or equivalent) with above-average success Language requirements Good English proficiency at GER B2 level Proof of German proficiency is not required; however, we strongly recommend German proficiency at GER A2 level as a minimum. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7pm to 6am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day). [-]

MSc in Physics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

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. [+]

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). Core skills 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... [-]

MA

MA in Development Economics and International Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

Development Economics and International Studies [+]

Contents of the degree programme Compulsory modules: International Economics I + II Development Economics I + II International Business Ethics I + II Research Methods I + II Regional modules (varies from year to year): Economic Development of the Middle East I & II Research Seminar on Iraqi Economy Business & Society in Latin America An Introduction to Population Studies: Southern Africa Introduction to the Chinese Economy China’s Economic Imbalances The Economy of the United States Development Issues of Mexico Economia, sociedad y politica en el mundo iberoamericano Elective Modules (varies from year to year): International Finance Sustainable Development and National Strategies Politics in Non-European Regions International Relations Human Rights and Human Rights Policy Work and Organization Comparative Analysis of Societies Master’s thesis Occupational fields Leading positions in public institutions, non-profit organisations and corporate development and collaboration. Teaching and research in development economics International Semester(s) abroad Partner universities of the Institute of Economics Qualification requirements First university degree (Bachelor’s, Diplom or equivalent) in economics. Applicants with a degree in a related subject must submit proof of a strong focus on economics and quantitative methods in their previous studies. Grade point average of 2.5 or better (in the German marking system). If the average mark is between 2.51 and 2.75, there can be a selection interview. Language requirements Good English proficiency required (C1 Level) Proof of German proficiency is not required; however, we strongly recommend German proficiency at CEFR A2 level as a minimum Sound knowledge of English (CEFR C1) Student... [-]

MA in English Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Erlangen Nürnberg + 1 more

The idiomatic element of language: construction grammar, valency theory, research on collocation and idiomaticity. [+]

Contents of the degree programme The FAU Master of Arts English Studies is a degree programme with a focus on research. It offers in-depth study of the English language and the literatures and cultures of Great Britain and Ireland (as well as other English speaking countries). The course of study is modularised and encourages a specialisation in one of the two following fields: Specialisation Culture and Literature Introductory module: Culture / Linguistics / Literature Elective module Core module: Culture / Linguistics / Literature Master’s module Wildcard Master’s thesis Specialisation Linguistics and Applied Linguistics The idiomatic element of language: construction grammar, valency theory, research on collocation and idiomaticity Foreign language teaching: lexicography, grammar, contrastive linguistics, speech perception and production, literacy development, bilingualism and bilingual education First and second language acquisition and research on learner language Corpus linguistics The English language: history and variation Students may study one of these fields exclusively (specialisation), or they may choose to study a combination of the two fields (dedicating an equal amount of their studies to both fields). All three paths comprise special advanced language classes to further develop students’ skills in the English language as well as their academic skills encourage students to choose modules from a range of related subjects (including North American Studies, Book Studies, Romance languages and others) offer a number of places for studying abroad at other European universities are taught entirely in English We recommend that students explore the structure of the programme in more detail on our website:... [-]

MA in Human Rights

Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The M.A. programme in Human Rights is an interdisciplinary and international postgraduate degree programme offered at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. It is directed by Professor Heiner Bielefeldt, Chair in Human Rights and Human Rights Politics and former UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2010–2016), Professor Markus Krajewski, Chair in Public Law and Public International Law, and Assoc. Professor Michael Krennerich, Chair for Human Rights and Human Rights Politics. [+]

Description The M.A. programme in Human Rights is an interdisciplinary and international postgraduate degree programme offered at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. It is directed by Professor Heiner Bielefeldt, Chair in Human Rights and Human Rights Politics and former UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2010–2016), Professor Markus Krajewski, Chair in Public Law and Public International Law, and Assoc. Professor Michael Krennerich, Chair for Human Rights and Human Rights Politics. The M.A. Human Rights addresses the growing importance of human rights in all areas of society and academia. The course programme covers fundamental challenges as well as current issues. It pursues an interdisciplinary approach by taking the political, philosophical and legal dimensions of human rights into account. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with theoretical and practical skills to pursue professional activities in various human rights contexts. In the first semester, all students will enroll in three compulsory modules covering political, philosophical and legal foundations of human rights respectively. In the second semester, students will participate in a compulsory, interdisciplinary module on non-discrimination and may elect four out of the following special modules: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Business and Human Rights; Freedom of Religion and Belief; Gender and Human Rights; International Criminal Law; Transitional Justice; Human Rights of Refugees; and Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The third semester is devoted to the master thesis. The programme can be taken up only in the winter term starting in October. The application deadline is 30 June each year.... [-]

MA in North American Studies: Culture and Literature

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

A research-oriented MA program with an area-specific profile in which cultural and literary developments in the USA, Canada, and the Anglophone Caribbean are analyzed [+]

Contents of the degree programme Basic modules: Cultural Studies Literary Studies Language Intermediary modules: Cultural Studies Literary Studies Survey module Advanced modules: Cultural Studies Literary Studies Interdisciplinary project module Master’s Thesis Occupational fields Political education International organisations Cultural management Publishing and Librarianship/Journalism Fields of work at the intersection of business, politics and culture Teaching and Research International Semester(s) abroad highly encouraged Partner universities of the Department of English and American Studies include Georgia State University (Atlanta), University of Georgia (Athens), University of Kansas (Kansas), Minnesota State University (Mankato) Qualification requirements A first, above-average academic degree in American or English Studies (GPA equivalent to the German “gut”, i.e. up to 2.5; grades between 2.5 and 3.5: successful interview required). Students who have received a degree in English Studies need to present proof of a significant focus on literature and culture classes, preferably with America-related content, with their record of transcripts; 2-3 page essay on a topic that will be published on our homepage. Language requirements Good English proficiency required, e.g. GER C1 level or 95 points in TOEFL iBT, or 7.0 IELTS Proof of German proficiency at CEFR A1 level (info on German language courses and examinations at FAU; https://www.fau.eu/international/international-applicants/bachelors-masters-state-examinations/admission-requirements/german-language-skills-and-certificates/), needs to be documented within the first year of studies. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan... [-]

MA in The Americas / Las Américas

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

The Americas / Las Américas [+]

Contents of the degree programme Basic module: The Americas/Las Américas Compulsory elective module: Spanish language practice(Español avanzado) Compulsory elective module: English language practice Compulsory elective module: Area and region (Raum und Region) Compulsory elective module: North American studies North America: Culture & literature Latin America: Culture and literature (América Latina: Cultura y literatura) Compulsory elective module: Migration (Migration) Compulsive elective module: Human rights(Menschenrechte) Compulsory elective module: Latin American Studies (Estudios latinoamericanos) North America: Politics & society Latin America: Politics and society (América Latina: Politica y sociedad) Project module: The Americas/Las Américas Master’s thesis Occupational fields Cultural management International organisations Publishing and journalism In political education or in intercultural fields of work at the intersection of business, politics and culture Teaching and research International Semester(s) abroad (information only available in German) Partner universities of the Institute of English and American Studies (information only available in German) Partner universities of the Institute of Romance Studies (information only available in German) Qualification requirements subject-related or equivalent degrees covering content from English/American studies and/or Latin American/Ibero-American studies worth at least 60 ECTS Language requirements Good English and Spanish proficiency required: proof of English proficiency level GER C1 and Spanish proficiency level GER B2 or vice versa, GER C1 in Spanish and GER B2 in English Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in... [-]

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