This one-year, research-oriented Physics degree programme from Heidelberg University is intended for students who have already successfully completed a four-year Physics degree programme.
During the course of their studies, students will gain extended in-depth knowledge and, as part of their ongoing development, will learn the methodology needed to approach the systematic and critical scientific investigation of scientific inquiries within their own sub-disciplines of physics as well as in neighbouring discipines of their choice.
The final Master’s examination serves to determine whether the student has understood the interrelationships between the various areas of Physics, has gained the ability to apply scholarly methods and knowledge, and has obtained the fundamental scientific knowledge required to either be admitted to a doctoral programme or to enter a profession.
- The Master of Science in Physics (Fast Track) degree programme is designed purely as a research phase, which will follow completion of a four-year basic Physics degree programme (comprising 240 credits). It provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform independent scientific research and develop new scientific concepts.
- The research phase consists of two compulsory modules: “Specialisation Phase” and “Methods and Project Planning”. These run for a total of three months and serve as an introduction to the topic for the Master’s thesis.
- During this introductory period, students may attend additional advanced lectures, continue their independent study, or participate in research projects conducted by a pertinent research group. The determination as to which of these activities will be pursued is individualised and will be agreed upon in consultation with the supervising lecturer/ professor.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- All higher education and university diplomas including Transcripts of Records): A Transcript of Records is an official document of the college/university, which lists all academic achievements within a degree programme or within a degree programme combination completely with individual grades and indication of semester or academic year.
- If the degree has not been obtained by the end of the application period, a provisional certificate from the university with all the work completed by this deadline must be submitted (provisional transcriptof records).
- uncertified copy of your passport (page with name in Latin transcription) or identity card (only for EU/EEA citizens)
- for German-language degree programmes: Proof of knowledge of the German language (uncertified copy)
- Proof of financing the studies (NOT valid for applicants from EU/EEA countries and residents)
International3000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Heidelberg
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