Research-oriented Physics
Master of Science (M.Sc.)


The Master's degree in physics teaches the key skills for a future career as a physicist in a research-intensive and closely mentored study programme. The Master's programme is divided into two semesters, one an advanced studies phase and the other a research phase.

The modules in the advanced phase are generically structured in applied, experimental and theoretical subject areas and content is based on the research priorities of the Institute of Physics and Chemistry and its partner institutions. The strong networking with non-university research institutes such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Polymer Materials and Composites in Teltow, the DESY Zeuthen, the Institute for Crystal Growth Berlin and the IHP Frankfurt Oder, allows, during the advanced studies phase, for a focus across a broad spectrum of research directions and direct contact with the relevant working groups .

The main part of the research phase is the preparation of the thesis. Here students will approach the current state of research in a branch of physics and demonstrate their capacity for independent research, also with the aim of a subsequent doctorate.

Physikalumna Maria Hempel vor Forschungsaufbau im CERN

Als Testingenieurin bin ich für Validierung und Verifizierung von Sterilisatoren verantwortlich und somit für die Qualitätssicherung zuständig. Dabei teste ich Software- und Systemanforderungen.

Maria Hempel, promovierte und ist heute in der Testing und Entwicklungsabteilung der Melag oHG tätig

Professional Fields of Activity

  • Basic and industrial research
  • Applied development of new physic-technical solutions
  • Participation in research projects

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

Proof of a physics-related bachelor's degree, in particular a Bachelors of Physics. The course content of the Bachelor's degree is deemed sufficiently similar when the training in experimental physics and theoretical physics is equivalent to one of the bachelor's degrees in physics of the BTU.

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