The MSc in Physics has a duration of four semesters. The focus of the programme is on Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics. During the first two semesters, there will be lectures, seminars and the Advanced Physical Laboratory. All the courses without exception are at graduate level and will provide not only an extensive introduction but also a deep knowledge of the most important areas of modern Physics.
A special characteristic of the MSc in Physics at the Universität Stuttgart is to offer Electives right from the very first semester. This is to enable students to organize their studies in accordance with their own special interests.
During the last two semesters, students concentrate on their Master's thesis which can be undertaken either at one of the participating institutes of the Universität Stuttgart or one of the two Max Planck Institutes on campus (MPI for Solid State Research and MPI for Intelligent Systems). Whilst working on their thesis, students are directly involved in a research project on either Theoretical or Experimental Physics.
The credits accord with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).