University of Basel

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
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The programme of Physics of the University of Basel successfully participates in cutting-edge research in important and fascinating fields of physics.


Career opportunities

More than two-thirds of the Physics of the University of Basel graduates initially remain in the higher education sector for a few years in order to obtain a doctorate. The job prospects are good; because of the low number of students, this will remain the case for the foreseeable future. Graduates of a physics degree program are open to many fields of activity, for example in:

  • Industrial production (machine, watch, high-tech, electrical, chemical and optical industry, microtechnology, software)
  • Research and Development (industry and government / private research institutes)
  • Teaching (high schools, universities)
  • Medicine (eg medical physics),
  • Communication, science journalism
  • Public administration (examination, calibration and patent offices)
  • the financial world (consulting, banking, insurance, risk assessment)
  • Other (transport, energy and safety specialists, personnel services)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Nano and quantum physics
  • Nanoscience 
  • Cosmology 
  • Particle physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  • In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • CHF 850 each semester.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

University of Basel