M.Sc. On Campus


University of Hamburg

24 months
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The English-speaking Physics MSc course at University of Hamburg builds on fundamental knowledge of the discipline gained in the bachelor’s degree and imparts specialist expertise on current questions and debates in the field. 


Research methods, independent and responsible action, strategic methodological planning, and the critical assessment of scientific findings form the focus of the program. The Physics MSc course at University of Hamburg aims to enable students to carry out scientific work independently and to prepare them for doctoral studies. Opportunities exist to participate in research projects at institutes such as the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ), Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL), and DESY.

Career Opportunities

Excellent opportunities exist for physics graduates on the job market. Physics graduates work in diverse fields, carrying out tasks of an increasingly interdisciplinary nature. Physicists typically work in research facilities and institutions as well as at universities. Physics graduates are also employed by companies specializing in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, medical device manufacturing, semiconductor production, energy generation, data processing, and software development, or as experts in engineering companies and scientific journals. Further opportunities exist in public administration, for example, at verification and testing agencies, or the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, BfS).

Programme Structure


  • In Semesters one-two students select a specialization and take elective modules. During the one-year advanced phase, they develop their knowledge in at least two of the Department’s key research areas:
    • accelerator and elementary particle physics
    • solid state physics and the nanosciences
    • laser physics and photon science
    • astronomy and astrophysics
    • biomedical Physics
  • A one-year research phase follows in Semesters three-four, during which students complete introductory and preparatory projects before spending six months working on their master’s thesis within a research group.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • A bachelor’s degree in physics from a German or European university OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in another mathematics/physics subject comparable to the curriculum of the consecutive bachelor’s degree in physics
  • Proficiency in English

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  • The semester contribution is €328.

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
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