Your Master in Physics at TUM

Our Master's degree programs cover the fields of modern physics. Three of the programs are taught in German and the forth program, which focusses on applied areas, is fully taught in English.

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Our Master programs build the natural continuation to our Bachelor program in physics. All four Master programs convey the academic width which is typical for a physicist. Thus it is assured that our Master graduates are outstandingly qualified for the various tasks in research, developement and industry.

Curriculum

All four Master programs have similarly structured curricula: a first year mostly with advanced lectures and lab courses, while the second year concentrates on research in the framework of the Master's thesis.

KTA

Semester 7 and 8 - Advanced studies

ModulesWorkload
Theoretische Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik 10 CP
Physikalische Spezialfächer KTA 20 CP
Physikalische Spezialfächer nicht-KTA 10 CP
Nichtphysikalische Wahlfächer 8 CP
Proseminar 4 CP
Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum 6 CP
Überfachliche Grundlagen 2 CP

Semester 9 and 10 - Research phase

ModulesWorkload
Masterseminar 10 CP
Masterpraktikum 15 CP
Masterarbeit 30 CP
Masterkolloquium 5 CP

KM

Semester 7 and 8 - Advanced studies

ModulesWorkload
Theoretische Physik der kondensierten Materie 10 CP
Physikalische Spezialfächer KM 20 CP
Physikalische Spezialfächer nicht-KM 10 CP
Nichtphysikalische Wahlfächer 8 CP
Proseminar 4 CP
Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum 6 CP
Überfachliche Grundlagen 2 CP

Semester 9 and 10 - Research phase

ModulesWorkload
Masterseminar 10 CP
Masterpraktikum 15 CP
Masterarbeit 30 CP
Masterkolloquium 5 CP

BIO

Semester 7 and 8 - Advanced studies

ModulesWorkload
Theoretische Biophysik 10 CP
Physikalische Spezialfächer BIO 20 CP
Physikalische Spezialfächer nicht-BIO 10 CP
Nichtphysikalische Wahlfächer 8 CP
Proseminar 4 CP
Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum 6 CP
Überfachliche Grundlagen 2 CP

Semester 9 and 10 - Research phase

ModulesWorkload
Masterseminar 10 CP
Masterpraktikum 15 CP
Masterarbeit 30 CP
Masterkolloquium 5 CP

AEP

Semester 7 and 8 - Advanced studies

ModulesWorkload
Advanced Theoretical Physics 10 CP
Physics Special Courses AEP 20 CP
Physics Special Courses non-AEP 10 CP
Non-physics Elective Courses 8 CP
Student Seminar 4 CP
Advanced Lab Course 6 CP
Soft Skills 2 CP

Semester 9 and 10 - Research phase

ModulesWorkload
Master's Seminar 10 CP
Master's Training 15 CP
Master's Thesis 30 CP
Master's Colloquium 5 CP

During the advanced studies students take a theoretical physics course from the compulsory elective catalog and a number of special courses from the comprehensive offer. These special courses deal with selected topics of modern physics and reach the frontiers of actual research -- here the diversity of the research activities of our Physics Department is visible and accesible to the students. A student seminar, the advanced lab course and the non-physics elective courses, which give an insight into related sciences of the student's choice (e.g. chemistry, mathematics, informatics, engineering sciences), complete the profile.

The research phase brings the students directly in contact with current topics of research in physics. After a period of vocational adjustment (Master's seminar and Master's training) students work on their own research project for the Master's thesis. An intense supervision during the whole research phase is assured by the large number of senior scientists at the campus Garching and students benefit from the excellent research environment with a broad national and international research network.

Condensed Matter Physics

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the fundamental properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Kern-, Teilchen- und Astrophysik

Ziel der Forschung ist das Verständnis unserer Welt auf subatomarem Niveau, von den Atomkernen im Zentrum der Atome bis hin zu den elementarsten Bausteinen unserer Welt.

Biophysik

Biologische Systeme, vom Protein bis hin zu lebenden Zellen und deren Verbänden, gehorchen physikalischen Prinzipien. Unser Forschungsbereich Biophysik ist deutschlandweit einer der größten Zusammenschlüsse in diesem Bereich.