M.Sc. On Campus


TU Dresden

24 months
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The focus of the MSc Physics from TU Dresden lies on its specialisation programme. Students acquire a complete overview on today's state of knowledge and important recent developments. Furthermore, they learn about its open questions and reach the forefront of scientific research. 


The aim of the MSc Physics from TU Dresden is a deepening of insights into relationships between different areas of physics and in relationships with neighboring disciplines. Students formulate, analyze and solve complex physical problems and tasks by combining their knowledge from different branches of physics.

General information for the degree programme

In one of five fields of specialization they acquire a complete overview of the established knowledge, new developments and unresolved issues. During the one-year research phase students acquire the ability to become familiar with current physical problems, to develop and implement experimental or theoretical methods, to categorize results, and to draw conclusions for technical developments and the progress of science.

The Master's programme in Dresden is divided into a one-year instructional phase and a one-year research phase. In the first two semesters, the students will receive instruction not only in their chosen specialisation area, but also in all branches of physics. The languages of instruction are German or English, depending on the chosen course; in all courses students can choose the language in which they take examinations. German students do not need proof of language skills. Independence is very important, even in the first two semesters. 

Programme Structure

Specializations include:

  •  Applied Solid State Physics and Photonics
  •  Solid state and Materials physics
  •  Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics
  •  Particle and Nuclear Physics
  •  Theoretical Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • first in Germany recognised university degree that qualifies for a profession in Physics or related study courses, such as Biophysics or Nanoscience, if the imparted technical Physics content, as well as the knowledge of applied mathematical methods adequately matches the content of the Bachelor's course Physics.

Tuition Fee

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EUR 276.10 semester fee

Living costs for Zittau

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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