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The Faculty of Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich offers a four-semester Master of Science degree program in Physics. Studies can be started both in the winter and summer semester.


Key facts

Physics Master's program is divided into two blocks: In the first and second semesters the Master's students attend courses in advanced physics and in the Faculty's research specialization areas. The third and fourth semesters are devoted to the one-year Master's thesis.


The primary goals of the Master's program in Physics offered by Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich are to impart expertise in current research topics on the basis of a deeper knowledge of the fundamentals of physics. Research methods, strategic planning, and critical evaluation of scientific findings, acting autonomously as well as career-relevant qualifications are central. During the two-year course of study, the ability to proceed methodically in both theoretical and practical physics is developed. Building on the knowledge gained during the first two semesters, these abilities will be strengthened during the one-year-long research phase of the third and fourth semesters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Cosmology
  •  Molecular Biophysics, Statistical Physics
  •  Solid State Physics, Nanophysics
  •  High- and Medium-Energy Physics, Mathematical Physics
  •  Laser Optics und Quantum Optics
  •  Meteorology, Atmospheric Physics
  •  Medical Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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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 tabular curriculum vitae.
  • a copy of the degree certificate from the first degree (first professional university degree); if not yet available, a current trancscript of records.
  • an essay of no more than 1,000 words in German or English explaining the interest and skills for studying the MSc Physics programme with a detailed description of the previous achievements in the first degree programme (useful: information on special lectures attended in the first degree programme, information on the topic and content of the Bachelor's thesis, special lectures attended during your first degree studies, and information on the areas you intend to focus on during the planned Master’s degree course).
  • a proof of subject knowledge in the form of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores in physics or mathematics (only for applicants whose first degree was not completed at a university in a country of the European Union).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

In practice, Ludwig-Maximilians-University charges a solidary fee of approx. Euro 150 per semester. 

Living costs for München

1078 - 1689 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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