Master's Degree in Physics.

The Master’s degree program in Physics expands on the material taught in the Bachelor’s degree program and includes taking advanced-level physics classes, addressing current research topics in selected subfields of physics, and developing an academic skill set to work on solving current problems in research and/or issues impacting industrial development.

When completing a Master’s thesis, students will work closely with industry representatives and apply theory to real-world applications. Students are at the forefront of ground-breaking research and will be taught how to master corresponding methods and apply these to industrial solutions. Students have the freedom to choose electives in a variety of areas in physics and can tailor their studies to suit their personal interests and career goals.


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Master's Degree in
Technical Physics


Diplom-IngenieurIn (DIin/DI)


4 Semesters


120 Credits


(Level B2)

Your Benefits

  • Acquire specialized expertise in modern physics through in-depth studies of experimental and theoretical methods
  • Take part in cutting-edge research projects
  • Play a key role as part of an international, interdisciplinary team
  • Outstanding faculty-student ratio
  • Diverse career prospects

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

The Master’s degree program in Physics supports acquiring skills to independently conduct academic and scientific work as well as honing skills to:

  • Expertly understand engineering and physical sciences
  • Recognize and solve existing problems in research and industrial development
  • Thoroughly understand research methods and implement theoretical findings to advance real-world applications
  • Work effectively as part of an international, interdisciplinary research group

Graduates of the Master's degree program in Physics can pursue careers in a wide variety of fields:

  • Research at universities and non-university institutions
  • Research & Development at small/medium-sized industrial companies
  • Conduct base-knowledge research at large-scale industry laboratories
  • Management positions at commercial companies
  • Collaborate with software development companies
  • Collaborate with banks, consulting agencies, and insurance companies

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Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program in Physics, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

SEMESTER S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4
Theoretical Physics x x    
Experimental Physics x x    
General Electives x x x  

Electives related to the Master's Thesis Topic

    x x
Autonomous Coursework x   x x
Master's Thesis     x x
Final Comprehensive Master's Examination       x

Admission Requirements

  • BA in Technical Physics (JKU), or an undergraduate degree program equivalent in content and scope

Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements.

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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