Master of Science


Specialization in the Physics master's degree program is aligned with the University’s research focus, which is on particle physics, photonics and condensed matter physics. Dealing with interdisciplinary questions, students learn to connect the dots across disciplines and put their insights into scientific perspective. They furthermore learn to apply research methods and outcomes independently, responsibly and self-critically.

Students acquire the ability to tackle complex interrelationships and problems within the field of physics, using scientific methods to analyze them beyond the limits of the current state of knowledge and solving them to the greatest extent possible. This requires in-depth academic study in the areas of specialization. Building on basic scientific thought, students work through highly complex research questions to develop practical and strategic problem-solving skills.

Their in-depth analytical-methodological competences as well as their specialized and research-oriented mathematical and natural scientific education enable graduates of this degree program to flexibly meet the demands of a variety of professional fields.


Possible lines of work:

Academia (teaching/research at universities, research institutions, etc.), research and development (industrial sector), administration and management, patents, public authorities and ministries, financial and software services, consulting, monitoring/production and distribution control

Open admission
Master of Science
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in physics or a related discipline

English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Specific moduleSpecific modules: Experimental Physics (15 ECTS credits for atomic, molecular, solid-state, nuclear and/or elementary particle physics| laboratory courses (15 ECTS credits) | Theoretical Physics (15 ECTS credits) for quantum mechanics and statistical physics)s: In experimental phyics: Courses in atomic, molecular, solid-state, nuclear, and / or particle phyics (15 ECTS) | Lab courses corresponding to (15 ECTS) | In theoretical physics: Courses in quantum mechanics and statistical physics (15 ECTS)

At the University of Bonn, multilingualism and cultural diversity are considered to be valuable resources that complement subject-specific qualifications. This is why, in addition to curricular language modules, students have access to a diverse range of language-learning offers, including the independent-study offers at the Center for Language Learning (Sprachlernzentrum, SLZ) in which they can autonomously learn a foreign language or enhance existing language skills. Furthermore, students can apply for the “Certificate of Intercultural Competence” free of charge, which promotes extra-curricular and interdisciplinary activities of international or intercultural nature.

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