Technical Physics

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

24 months
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As an essential area of scientific research, physics is fundamental for innovative developments in leading technologies and issues of future relevance such as energy, the environment and digitalisation. In the master's degree programme Technical Physics offered at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), students receive an advanced education in physics close to research and industry.

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Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) students in Technical Physics work with the most modern research infrastructure (for example, electron microscopy) and are involved in interdisciplinary research projects (for example, in the areas of biomechanics or porous materials). You benefit from cooperation with international research centres, such as CERN or the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics and cooperation with international universities and well-known high-tech companies.

Content and Specialisation Areas

In the master's degree programme Technical Physics, you build on the knowledge you have acquired in the bachelor's degree programme and solve scientific and practical problems. In addition to receiving a basic education, you have several opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge, such as of

  • nano- and quantum materials for the development of new functional structures as well as concepts that allow you to develop materials for the future (including the preparation of artificial skin),
  • the most modern laser spectroscopy techniques used to investigate physical processes on atomic length and time scales and
  • computer simulations for everything from basic research to targeted material development.

Career Options

Technical physicists have many career options. They are regarded as universal problem solvers in innovative industries. They work as highly qualified specialists in scientific and technical fields in industry, business and science both here in Austria and abroad.Technical physicists work especially in the following areas:
  • Institutes of higher education as well as other educational and research institutes
  • Data processing
  • Electronics and electrical engineering
  • Precision mechanics and optics
  • Machinery and vehicle construction
  • Healthcare and public services
  • Service sector and business services

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Statistical Physics
  • Computer Simulations
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Advanced Solid State Physics
  • Radiation Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

  • Physics
Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 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.
  • 363.36 Euro in the general admission period
  • 399.70 Euro in the additional admission period
  • 726.72 Euro for non-EU foreign nationals


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