M.Sc. On Campus


Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The broad and comprehensive education obtained by graduates of a Physics degree programme from Heidelberg University leads to a high demand for their skills in a  wide variety of areas. Potential career options range from research and development at universities, research institutions, and in industry to positions in IT and communications firms or in management consultancy.

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Key Features

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.

Programme Structure

  • 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

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    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

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