The goal of the master's program is to provide an in-depth, research-oriented education in physics as well as a general basic knowledge of important scientific methods. In addition, students may acquire specialized expertise in areas adjacent to physics, depending on which courses they choose. The master's degree is intended as a preparatory degree necessary to subsequently begin doctoral studies. The master's program includes a rich educational experience that includes in-depth general courses as well as highly specialized courses in the University's specific research areas. The Master's program of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University is characterized in particular by a very broad range of courses, which gives each student the opportunity to tailor his or her studies according to his or her own preferences.
The master's program is offered in English.
We offer the following degree courses:
Master's degree following a 3-year bachelor's degree in physics.
Master's degree following a 4-year bachelor's degree in physics (fast track)
The requirements for a successful application differ depending on whether the Master's degree is to be achieved in a standard period of study of four semesters or in one year (Fast Track)
Admission requirements and selection critera (M.Sc.)
Admission requirements and selection critera (M.Sc. Fast Track)
Please note that the application deadline differs for EU/EEA citizens and all other prospective students: