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Physik (M.Sc.)/ Physics (Master of Science)

Program: Physik / Physics
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 1 years / 2 semesters
Start: winter and summer semester

The Master thesis is an independent, scientific research work, which requires planning, dedication and teamwork of candidates, as well as a certain tolerance for handling obstacles and unexpected problems. The research activity primarily takes place in work groups (WG) at the department. An orientation phase serves for getting to know these WGs. However, the opportunity is also provided to perform research in external research groups and possibly at companies, naturally in coordination with the department.

Major topics

Candidates are free to choose their field of work, in accordance with the opportunities. Typically, a WG is found independently and a topic is chosen in consultation with the advisors. A selection can be made from a broad range:

  • Research activities at the department (astrophysics, biophysics and neurophysics, experimental and theoretical semiconductor physics, physics of complex systems, molecular solid bodies, surface physics, structural and technological research, particle physics)
  • Research associations and institutions (Scientific Centre for Material Sciences, special research division (SFB) 1083 Structure and dynamics of internal interfaces, SFB/TRR 135 Cardial mechanisms of perception, post graduate programs, Functionalization of semiconductors and The Brain in Action, LOEWE Center Synmikro, researcher groups and study focus and joint projects.


The Master's program in Physics prepares students for independent work as physicists in business, industry, scientific research institutes and public administration, as well as for a continuing doctorate program. Experience has shown that the professional fields of a physicist are very broadly diversified and therefore frequently range far into related scientific and other disciplines.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degree Certification of degree
    • in a subject-relevant Bachelor program in the field of physics or
    • a physics-related Bachelor program or
    • a comparable domestic or foreign professionally qualifying university degree
    The Bachelor degree or comparable university degree must comprise at least 240 credits (ECTS) or a course of study with a standard period of study of 8 semesters or 4 years.
    A course of study is physics-related if at least 90 credits have been achieved in physical subjects. The examination board (§ 16) can make admission contingent on additional academic performances and/or examination performances of 30 credits at maximum being produced. In this case, the program can be extended accordingly.
    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language skills:
    Skills in the English language according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe," Language level B2 are recommended
    Admission Mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
  • Who can answer questions?


    Please note that due to the current health situation related to the corona virus, all personal consultation hours are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.


    Technical questions about your application


    Content-related questions about the program

    General student advisement, Advisement for prospective students

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Schrimpf
    Renthof 7b, Room 00 003
    35032 Marburg
    Tel.: +49 64 21/28 21338

    Office hours:  Tue, 13:00 – 14:00 PM (Central European Time) and by arrangement

    Prof. Dr. Florian Gebhard
    Renthof 6, Room 3
    35032 Marburg
    Tel.: +49 6421/28 21318

    Office hours: by arrangement

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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