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Quantum Technology

Consecutive Master's Programme (M.Sc.)

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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        
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Studying in Würzburg

Programme Content

The world is becoming ever smaller and ever more complex! Are you interested in influencing materials in the nanocosmos, i.e. at the molecular or atomic level, in order to achieve new and improved properties? Then studying quantum technology is just right for you! Our degree programme is aimed at prospective students who are equally enthusiastic about the fundamentals of physics and the possible areas of application. This combination offers a high degree of flexibility for your future career. Through the integrated university and industrial internships in Germany and abroad, great emphasis is placed on the application aspects during the degree programme and the opportunity is given to establish contacts in industry and cutting-edge research at an early stage.

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

Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the physical and technical principles of quantum technology as well as a 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 interrelationships in order to be able to work successfully as a responsible scientist 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
Mandatory Electives   60
Subfield Quantum Technology 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 Quantum Technology A 11-OSN-A 5
Advanced Seminar Quantum Technology B 11-OSN-B 5
Specialisation in Quantum Technology  
Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures 11-HNS 6
Semiconductor Physics 11-HPH 6
Quantum Transport 11-QTR 6
Nano-Optics 11-NOP 6
Spintronics 11-SPI 6
Image and Signal Processing in Physics 11-BSV 6
Physics of Advanced Materials 11-PMM 6
Organic Semiconductors 11-OHL 6
Sensor and Actor Materials – Functional Ceramics and Magnetic Particles 08-FU-SAM 5
Ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum-control 08-PCM4 5
Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion 08-FU-EEW 5
Structure and Properties of Modern Materials: Experiments vs. Simulations 08-FU-MW 5
Solid State Physics 2 11-FK2 8
Solid State Spectrocopy 11-FKS 6
Topological Effects in Solid State Physics 11-TEFK 8
Field Theory in Solid State Physics 11-FFK 8
Magnetism 11-MAG 6
Quantum Mechanics 2 11-QM2 8
Theoretical Quantum Optics 11-TQO 8
Theoretical Solid State Physics 11-TFK 8
Phenomenology and Theory of Superconductivity 11-PTS 6
Advanced Theory of Quantum Computing and Quantum Information 11-QIC 6
Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging 11-MRI 6
Surface Science 11-SSC 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 10
Discrete Mathematics 10=M-VDIM 5
Analysis and Design of Programs 10-I=PA 5
Advanced Programming 10-I-APR 5
Artificial Intelligence 1 10-I=KI1 5
Introduction to Law for Economists 02-EReWi-G 5
Trade Mark Law 02-N-P-W06 3
Copyright Law 02-N-P-W07 2
Commercial and Business Law for Economists 02-G&Hre-G 5
Astrophysics 11-AP 6
Methods of Observational Astronomy 11-ASM 6
Introduction to Space Physics 11-ASP 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    

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

The final section consists of the modules "Professional Specialisation in Quantum Technology" and "Scientific Methods and Project Management Quantum Technology" 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