The Master's programme is divided in two parts: a first year of advanced studies and a second year of research.
Advanced studies (first year, two semesters):
- Advanced theoretical physics course (offered only during the winter semester)
- Six special courses
- Advanced lab courses
- One soft skills course
- One student seminar
- Elective, non-physics courses from the fields of mathematics, informatics, chemistry, and engineering
Research phase (second year, two semesters):
- Master's seminar (literature research and specialisation)
- Master's training (methodology and project planning)
- Master's thesis
- Master's colloquium (defence of the Master's thesis)
From the beginning of their studies, every student is supervised by a mentor who helps them to find the focus of their studies and to compose an individual plan of studies. Moreover, they also receive support from the academic counsellors for the Master's programmes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Study abroad unit(s)
Students have the choice of participating in one of our exchange programmes (e.g. ERASMUS, TUMexchange) or in one of our specialised bilateral agreements (1:1 Master's programme in Physics and Nanotechnology with Technical University of Denmark, double degree Master's programme with Keio University, Japan, double degree Master's programme with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden).
Please be aware of the strict deadlines! For more information, please read the information carefully at http://www.ph.tum.de/academics/int/
. If interested, please contact the academic counsellor for international students (email@example.com) as soon as you have been granted admission.
Forms of assessment
Exams at the end of each semester, oral or written
This programme aims to provide students with a firm basis in modern physics, supplemented by a first-hand insight into current trends and latest developments.
Graduates have excellent job opportunities in research and technological development. Some technology-oriented examples of related working fields are:
- Energy science takes into account the enormous public interest in energy problems arising from the fact that the future of the national and worldwide economy depends on the availability of sufficient primary energy
- Materials science is the key to the development of new technologies in fast-changing fields such as medicine, communication or transportation