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Consecutive Master's Programme (M.Sc.)

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Study Programme

Target degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard lenghts of programme: 4 Semester
Teaching language: German
Start of study: for the summer and winter semester


Restricted Admission: restricted admission        
Aptitude Assessment: Suitability Procedure        

Studying in Würzburg

Programme Content

Physics can be studied in Würzburg as a consecutive Bachelor's and Master's degree programme. With a focus on basic research, students receive a broad-based scientific education that includes experimental physics, practical courses, theoretical physics, mathematics and an individual specialisation.

The Master of Science programme prepares students for scientific activities in the field of physics and for a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.).

Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the mathematical and theoretical foundations of physics and interdisciplinary contexts as well as sound knowledge of the theoretical and experimental methods for gaining new insights, including the necessary ability to abstract, analytical thinking, a high level of problem-solving skills and the ability to structure complex contexts, so that they can work successfully as a responsible physicist in interdisciplinary and international teams of (natural) scientists and/or engineers in research, industry and business.



Study Structure and Organisation

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Electives Field   60
Subfield Physics   mind. 55
Advanced Laboratory Course   mind. 9
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 1 11-P-FM1 3
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 2 11-P-FM2 3
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 3 11-P-FM3 3
Advanced Laboratory Course Master Part 4 11-P-FM4 3
Advanced Seminar   mind. 5
Advanced Seminar Physics A 11-OSP-A 5
Advanced Seminar Physics B 11-OSP-B 5
Experimental Physics   mind. 10
Image and Signal Processing in Physics 11-BSV 6
Organic Semiconductors 11-OHL 6
Physics of Advanced Materials 11-PMM 6
Spintronics 11-SPI 6
Biophysical Measurement Technology in Medical Science 11-BMT 6
Solid State Physics 2 11-FK2 8
Solid State Spectrocopy 11-FKS 6
Magnetism 11-MAG 6
Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures 11-HNS 6
Semiconductor Physics 11-HPH 6
Quantum Transport 11-QTR 6
Nano-Optics 11-NOP 6
Phenomenology and Theory of Superconductivity 11-PTS 6
Methods of Observational Astronomy 11-ASM 6
Experimental Particle Physics 1-TPE 6
Introduction to Space Physics 11-ASP 6
Multi-wavelength Astronomy 11-MAS 6
Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging 11-MRI 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
Theoretical Physics   mind. 10
Quantum Mechanics II 11-QM2 8
Theoretical Quantum Optics 11-TQO 8
Theory of Relativity 11-RTT 6
Renormalization Group Methods in Field Theory 11-RMFT 8
Physics of Complex Systems 11-PKS 6
Advanced Theory of Quantum Computing and Quantum Information 11-QIC 6
Theoretical Solid State Physics 11-TFK 8
Theoretical Solid State Physics 2 11-TFK2 8
Topological Effects in Solid State Physics 11-TEFK 8
Field Theory in Solid State Physics 11-FFK 8
Computational Materials Science (DFT) 11-CMS 8
Conformal Field Theory 11-KFT 6
Group Theory 11-GRTM 6
Particle Physics (Standard Model) 11-TPSM 8
Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena 11-CRP 6
Bosonisation and Interactions in One Dimension 11-BWW 6
Introduction to Gauge/Gravity Duality 11-GGD 8
Cosmology 11-AKM 6
Theoretical Astrophysics 11-AST 6
Introduction to Plasma Physics 11-EPP 6
High Energy Astrophysics 11-APL 6
Computational Astrophysics 11-NMA 6
Quantum Field Theory I 11-QFT1 8
Quantum Field Theory II 11-QFT2 8
Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics 11-TEP 8
Models Beyond the Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics 11-BSM 6
String Theory 1 11-STRG1 8
String Theory 2 11-STRG2 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
Subfield Non-physics minor subject   max. 5
Advanced Analysis 10-M-VAN 7
Differential Geometry 10-M=ADGM 10
Lie Theory 10-M=ALTH 10
Topology 10-M=ATOP 10
Geometrical Mechanics 10-M=VGEM 10
Pseudo Riemannian and Riemannian Geometry 10-M=VPRG 10
Databases 10-I=DB 5
Analysis and Design of Programs 10-I=PA 5
Computer Architecture 10-I-RAK 5
Advanced Programming 10-I-APR 5
Sensor and Actor Materials – Functional Ceramics and Magnetic Particles 08-FU-SAM 5
Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion 08-FU-EEW 5
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    

Modules Abbreviation ECTS Points
Professional Specialization Physics 11-FS-P 15
Scientific Methods and Project Management Physics 11-MP-P 15
Master Thesis Physics 11-MA-P 30

The final section consists of the modules "Professional Specialisation in Physics" and "Scientific Methods and Project Management Physics" as well as the Master's thesis. The final year lasts one year and is usually completed in the 3rd and 4th semesters. The Master's thesis must be completed in 6 months. The modules "Professional Specialization" and "Scientific Methods and Project Management" are aligned with the Master's thesis in terms of content and should be successfully completed before the start of the Master's thesis.

Programme Progression Plans and Variants

The course of study shown (Download as pdf) is a recommendation resulting from the logical sequence of module topics.

You are free to organise your studies according to your own wishes, bring certain modules forward or take them later, e.g. after a semester abroad.



Main Research Areas

As part of the Master's degree programme, you can specialise in the research focus areas listed below and take the corresponding modules.

Further Information