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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #141 (WUR) ,
Physics can be considered the basis for all natural sciences and the bearing structure of any modern technological development. This is well reflected in the University of Ulm master programme in Physics which prepares graduates for careers in research and teaching at the university level or research in industrial laboratories.


The goals of physics are to gain a deep understanding of the universe at its most fundamental levels and to extend such knowledge to more complicated systems ranging from the subatomic to the cosmological scale. 

Graduates from the Master degree programme in Physics at the University of Ulm:

  • have a deep knowledge of methods and techniques relevant for the chosen specialization area of physics
  • are ready to work in a cutting-edge international research environment
  • have learned to plan, set up and conduct a research project
  • know how to model a physical system both numerically and analitically
  • have developed key skills such as the ability to work in a team and communication skills.

Professional Prospects

A wide range of careers are open to physicists given their scientific and analytic training:
  • Research and development positions in government-funded labs and private research industries
  • Scientific and technological areas: material science, computer programming, automotive and aerospace research, manufacturing and technology-based areas, healthcare sector
  • Specialized applications such development and test of new products and processes
  • Patent searches and writing
  • Sales and Marketing positions: identification of potential customers and information about new products technical aspects

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Biophotonics 
  • Gene Expression 
  • Molecular Motors 
  • Cellular Biophysics 
  • Seminar HOW Physics brings Light into Biology 
  • Seminar Hearing and Seeing 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Physics
  • any comparable study course with essentially the same content at any institute of higher education in Germany or abroad.
Academic records
  • Final Bachelor Grade (GPA in German grade system): 2.4 or better
  • final thesis with grade 2.0 or better
  • evidence that you are among the top 20% of your class.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ulm

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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