Qualification: Master of Science
Faculty: Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Duration: 4 semesters
Teaching language: English
Program start: winter semester, Important semester dates
Application period: 15.02. to 31.03.
Admission restrictions: yes
Tuition Fees: none, but Semester contribution
An english-speaking M.Sc. program in Phsics will start in winter semester 2019/20. The German-speaking program M.Sc. Physik will continue, too.
The english-speaking MSc in Physics builds on fundamental knowledge of the discipline gained in the bachelor’s degree and imparts specialist expertise on current questions and debates in the field. Research methods, independent and responsible action, strategic methodological planning, and the critical assessment of scientific findings form the focus of the program. The program aims to enable students to carry out scientific work independently and to prepare them for doctoral studies. Opportunities exist to participate in research projects at institutes such as the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ), Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL), and DESY.
Excellent opportunities exist for physics graduates on the job market. Physics graduates work in diverse fields, carrying out tasks of an increasingly interdisciplinary nature. Physicists typically work in research facilities and institutions as well as at universities. Physics graduates are also employed by companies specializing in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, medical device manufacturing, semiconductor production, energy generation, data processing, and software development, or as experts in engineering companies and scientific journals. Further opportunities exist in public administration, for example, at verification and testing agencies, or the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, BfS).
The program consists of an advanced phase and a research phase:
- In Semesters 1–2 students select a specialization and take elective modules. During the one-year advanced phase, they develop their knowledge in at least two of the Department’s key research areas:
- accelerator and elementary particle physics
- solid state physics and the nanosciences
- laser physics and photon science
- astronomy and astrophysics
- biomedical Physics
- A one-year research phase follows in Semesters 3–4, during which students complete introductory and preparatory projects before spending six months working on their master’s thesis within a research group.
Additional information on degree program
Information on studying at Universität Hamburg
General admission requirements for all master’s degree programs:
Proof of first degree, language proficiency
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Special admission requirements for this degree program:
- a bachelor’s degree in physics from a German or European university OR
- a bachelor’s degree in another mathematics/physics subject comparable to the curriculum of the consecutive bachelor’s degree in physics
- proficiency in English
Applying / Application procedure
General academic advising
Zentrale Studienberatung und Psychologische Beratung
Alsterterrasse 1, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 42838-7181 (Mon-Wed 10 am-12 pm, Thu 2-6 pm)
Fax: 040 42838-2318
20. Feb. 2024