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Overview new curriculum

To provide more flexibility and choices for courses, a new curriculum has been established for the international M.Sc. Program PHYSICS beginning with Winter Semester 2014/15 (see course schedule).

The new curriculum includes two independent elective courses of nine credit points each, offering more choices for the students to select courses corresponding to their personal interests. In addition, nearly all of the department’s elective courses are now offered in English, opening these courses for German as well as international students. The one year Master’s thesis guarantees a comprehensive scientific education.

Prerequisites for Students

  1. Qualified Bachelor's degree in Physics
  2. Proficiency in English
     

Duration

4 semesters (2 years) including a Master’s thesis implemented during the last two semesters.

Credits

The Degree “Master of Science in Physics” comprises 120 ECTS Credits.

Level

The international M.Sc. in Physics offers education at a high post-graduate level. Outstanding graduates of the program have the opportunity to continue towards a PhD in Germany and many other countries without further requirements.

Study program

The program starts with an intensive German language course for all non-native speakers at the beginning of September. Start of the lectures, seminars and lab courses in physics is mid October.

The 1st year (1st and 2nd semesters) of studies is based on lectures, seminars and a lab course. The mandatory modules guarantee a comprehensive education in general physics; the electives lectures provide the possibility of specializing in special interest topics. A large variety of elective lectures are offered every year. You can find a selection of offered elective lectures here.

During the 2nd year (3rd and 4th semesters), students concentrate on their research project. Students are placed in one of the Physics Institutes at the University of Stuttgart or in of the cooperating groups at the two Max Planck Institutes on campus (MPI for Solid State Research and MPI for Intelligent Systems). The research project includes the modules “Practical Skills and Project Planning” and “Scientific Specialization” as well as the “Master’s Thesis”. It goes throughout the whole year, irrespective of when lectures take place.

Schedule of Modules

1st Semester (WS) 2nd Semester (SS) 3rd Semester (WS) 4th Semester (SS)
Advanced Experimental Physics

9 ECTS
Advanced Condensed Matter Physics

6 ECTS
Scientific Specialization

15 ECTS
Advanced Quantum Theory

9 ECTS
Elective Lecture 2

9 ECTS
Practical Skills and Project Planning

15 ECTS
Elective Lecture 1

9 ECTS
Master's Thesis

30 ECTS

 

Advanced Physics Lab

12 ECTS
Seminar in Physics

3 ECTS
Advanced Seminar in Physics

3 ECTS
30 ECTS 30 ECTS 30 ECTS 30 ECTS

More details about the modules can be found here.

German language classes

Applicants admitted with insufficient knowledge of the German language (required level C 1) start with a six week intensive German language course offered before the start of the first semester. This, and additional courses, are offered by the Office of International Affairs of the Universität Stuttgart.