Materials Science

University of Paderborn

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The new master program ’Materials Science‘ at the University of Paderborn combines the competences of materials physics, materials chemistry and materials science as well as process engineering in an interdisciplinary union of different faculties from Paderborn university.


In this study, profound knowledge is gained to synthesize, characterize, and process functional materials for new applications. Participants learn to find the relationship between synthesis, processing and microscopic/macroscopic properties.

During the 4 terms the Materials Science students from the University of Paderborn get fundamental skills in materials sythesis, processing, modelling, analysis and applications as well as fundamental expertise in physics and chemistry, to promote material and product development in interdisciplinary teams of scientists, IT experts and engineers successfully.

Aim: Advanced education in Materials Science

Interdisciplinary skills to develop new materials for new products successfully in teams of natural scientists, computer scientists and mechanical / electrical engineers. The main focus is on functional materials for future

  • Optoelectronics
  • Sensor technology
  • Catalysis
  • Actuators
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Bio/Med
  • Additive productions
  • Industry 4.0

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials physics
  • Materials analysis
  • Materials chemistry
  • Computer based materials science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An officially certified copy of your secondary school leaving certificate which qualifies you to study at university level in your home country (please make sure that you provide proof of all grades you obtained).
  • Officially certified copies of all other relevant documents such as academic transcripts, final degree certificates, etc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The semester fees amount to a total of € 318.97


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Materials Science
University of Paderborn