Degree programme Physics (Master)
accredited

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degree
Master of Science
standard period of study for full-time studies
4 semesters
language of instruction
German and English
tuition fees per semester
semester contribution and second study or long term study fees if applicable
mode of study
direct studies
type of study
postgraduate
Application procedure for German applicants and educational residents

First semester

admission restriction
open admission
start of studies
winter semester, summer semester
application deadline (winter semester)
1. June - 15. September
application deadline (summer semester)
1. December - 15. March
application portal
application procedure

higher semester

application deadline
1. December - 15. March
Application procedure for international applicants

First semester

admission restriction
open admission
start of studies
winter semester, summer semester
application dates for non-EU applicants (winter semester)
1. April - 15. July
application dates for non-EU applicants (summer semester)
1. Oktober - 15. Januar
application dates for EU applicants (winter semester)
1. April - 15. July
application dates for EU applicants (summer semester)
1. Oktober - 15. Januar
application portal
application procedure

Important information

Please note that not all information is translated. Please refer to the German version for missing information.

Table of contents

Admission requirements

Prerequisite for the admission of the study: first in Germany recognised university degree that qualifies for a profession in Physics or related study courses, such as Biophysics or Nanoscience, if the imparted technical Physics content, as well as the knowledge of applied mathematical methods adequately matches the content of the Bachelor's course Physics.

German language requirements

International applicants and German applicants with foreign school leaving certificate please find information here: language requirements.

Application hints and tips

If, at the time of the application, proof of the first degree that qualifies for a profession cannot yet be provided, applicants will be considered if 80% of the achievable points of the university degree can be proven by a certificate of the university of origin (Examining Office), on the basis of a completed module exam, assignment paper or colloquium. For Master study programmes with restricted admission (TU-Nc), the certificate shall also include a provisional average mark, calculated on the basis of academic achievements already completed.

General information for the degree programme

The focus of the Master programme in Physics here in Dresden lies on its specialisation programme. Students acquire a complete overview on today's state of knowledge and important recent developments. Furthermore, they learn about its open questions and reach the forefront of scientific research. The specialisation areas are Applied Solid State Physics and Photonics, Electronic Properties of Solids, Structure of Condensed Matter, Soft Condensed Matter and Biological Physics, Particle and Nuclear Physics, and Theoretical Physics.

In the two basic courses Experimental and Theoretical Physics, the students deepen and widen their skills to pose, analyse and solve complex experimental and theoretical problems by combining different concepts and methods from various fields of physics.

In the first six months of a 1-year long research phase at the end of the programme, students learn how to apply their physics knowledge to solving a scientific problem in one of the six specialisation areas. In the last six months, they use these skills for own scientific research in a Master's thesis. Finally, the nonphysical minor presents selected topics from a neighbouring field, which creates a basic understanding of problems in another field of science and the ability for interdisciplinary work. The students can choose between several topics from the fields of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Philosophy.

Study contents

This information is not translated. Please refer to the german version.

Documents

TU Dresden Official Announcements contains all published regulations. Use the search function to find the desired documents: Official proclamation

Additionally, the regulations can be viewed on the pages of the faculty.

  • Study Regulation
  • Examination Regulation

... you will find on the respective faculty site.

Contact

Admissions Office

Name

ServiceCenterStudies

Contact Information
Organization Name

Admissions Office

Admissions Office

Post address:

Post address:

Technische Universität Dresden
Immatrikulationsamt
01062 Dresden

Office Hours:

Opening Hours

Faculty of Physics

Name

Academic Advisor

Mr Dr. Mathias Dörr

Contact Information
Organization Name

Faculty of Physics

Faculty of Physics

Office address:

Office address:

Recknagel-Bau, Haeckelstraße 3, Raum D 208

Post address:

Post address:

TU Dresden
Fakultät Physik
01062 Dresden

Office Hours:

Please contact us for an appointment or refer to the office hours.

International Office

Name

International Office

Contact Information
Organization Name

International Office

International Office

Office address:

Office address:

Bürogebäude Strehlener Str. (BSS) 22, 6. Etage, Raum 671

Post address:

Post address:

TU Dresden
International Office
01062 Dresden

Office Hours:

Öffnungszeiten

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Last modified: Jan 19, 2018