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Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #347 (QS) ,
This consecutive, research-oriented Physics programme at the University of Münster provides in-depth understanding of physical theories as well as extensive knowledge and practical experience of sophisticated methods used in technical experiments. 


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Physics programme at the University of Münster display exceptional dexterity in dealing with mathematical abstractions, and they also have wide-ranging competence in setting up and operating complicated machines and measuring apparatuses. Owing to their comprehensive knowledge of fundamental natural laws, they are particularly well qualified to deal with interdisciplinary questions and handle project administration tasks involving several departments. 

The curriculum aims to provide an academically oriented, university degree level, general education in physics with some degree of specialization in certain subject areas. In addition to completing a laboratory course covering the important fields of physical research, students following the Masters programme have to take a number of main subjects as well as a complementary subject. 

Each of the main subjects covers both theoretical and experimental aspects of physics, while the complementary subject is cross-disciplinary in nature and offers scope for crossing interdisciplinary boundaries with a view to applying physicists' methods to other scientific domains.

Programme Structure

  • The study of one of the main physics subjects involves a considerable amount of scientific activity in a workgroup whose members are required to investigate current research topics and make independent contributions to research. 
  • In this practically oriented phase, students not only learn more about methodology; they also learn how to work in teams, improve their communicative skills, and present their ideas effectively by giving talks and taking part in academic discussions conducted partly in English. As a rule, academic work is based on specialist literature in English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The following documents are required for enrolment from first-time students, transfer students, returning students and students who wish to enrol in a new programme.
  • For locally restricted-admission degree programmes: printed and signed application of enrolment (written-form), along with the letter of admission  OR
  • For non-restricted degree programmes, continuing education programmes and doctoral programmes: printed and signed enrolment application  
  • Authenticated copy of your university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur certificate)

Tuition Fee

  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Munster

  • 630 - 1000 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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