Master of Science in Physics

Contact Physics

Dr. Rachele Fermani

Coordinator M. Sc. "Physics" and M. Sc. "Biophysics"

Room N25/3101
Office hours: Mo-Thu 9 am - 12 am

Department of Physics 
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm, Germany

Tel.: ++49 (0) 731-50-22292


Application is open!

We currently accept applications for the winter semester 2020/21, please follow the link to the

Online Registration

The online registration is open until 15th June 2020, however we strongly recommend all non-EU applicants to complete the online registration as soon as possible.


The main goals of Physics are to gain a deep understanding of the universe at its most fundamental levels and to extend such knowledge to more complicated systems ranging from the subatomic to the cosmological scale. Physics can then be considered the basis for all natural sciences and the bearing structure of any modern technological development.

This is well reflected in our master programme in Physics which prepares graduates for careers in research and teaching at the university level or research in industrial laboratories. Students enrolling in the two year Master's programme will broaden their previous background in general physics and will be supported in carrying on their first independent research project.


Students graduating in the Master degree programme in Physics:

  • have a deep knowledge of methods and techniques relevant for the chosen specialization area of physics;
  • are ready to work in a cutting-edge international research environment;
  • have learned to plan, set up and conduct a research project;
  • know how to model a physical system both numerically and analytically;
  • have developed key skills such as the ability to work in a team and communication skills.

We are looking for very motivated and above-average students, willing to go beyond the standard class experience and able to make the most of our flexible programme. If you are interested in our M. Sc. Physics, please have a look ot our research areas and application procedure.

Quick Guide

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Duration: 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Application period:
    Winter semester: 16.03 - 15.06
    Summer semester: 15.10 - 15.01
  • Start: winter and summer semester 
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fees: 1500 Euro
  • Administrative fees:
    170 Euro each semester

Tuition Fees

From winter semester 2017/18 onwards, international students wishing to study and pursue a degree in Baden-Württemberg who are not EU nationals (third-country nationals) must pay tuition fees amounting to 1,500 EUR per semester. Tuition fees need not be paid by third-country nationals permanently residing in Germany, e.g., persons who did their Abitur in Germany, are married to a German national or are recognised refugees.

Should you be liable to tuition fees, you will receive a notification of fees in addition to your letter of admission.

How to apply

Information on the Physics Master Programme

  • Timetable

    Please find the timetable for the current semester at the link below:


  • Study plan

    Students have to complete 120 credits in order to obtain the degree M. Sc. Physics. Students enrolling in the Physics M. Sc. from 2019 onwards, will follow the study plan reported in the link below: 

    Study plan 

  • Courses

    An overview and a detailed description of the courses available can be found in the 

    Module Handbook

  • Specialization and reasearch areas

    For a complete list of the specialization and research areas available, please follow the link to the Physics Website: 

    Research and Institutes

General Information for students