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Physics (M.Sc./Joint Degree)

Experience excellent research!

Name:
Physics
Degree:
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Teaching language:
German and English
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
Begin of studies:
Winter- and summer semester
Admission:
Restricted
(Application to the faculty)

The master's Program in physics at the Georg-August University Göttingen is a research-oriented course of study that qualifies for demanding tasks in research and development and prepares for a PhD in physics. Our Faculty is characterized by a broad and internationally renowned research spectrum, students are involved in at an early stage.

The main research areas of the faculty are also reflected in the major fields of study. Every masterstudent has to choose one of them:

  • astrophysics and geophysics
  • biophysics and physics of complex systems
  • solid state and materials physics
  • nuclear and particle physics
  • theoretical physics

Experience excellent research really close and become a part of our nearly 60 renowed research groups!

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Programme structure

Research foci in Physics at Göttingen University

  • astrophysics and geophysics
  • biophysics and physics of complex systems
  • solid state and materials physics
  • nuclear and particle physics
  • theoretical physics
Details

Regulations and module directory

Admission Requirements

Previous education

Bachelor's degree in Physics or in related subject with at least three years of study and at least 180 Credits:

Language Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of English and/or German skills as outlined below.

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of their English skills:

  • A grade point average of at least 8 points in the subject of English throughout the two school years prior to acquiring the German university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • UNIcert®: at least UNIcert® II Certificate
  • Network of University Language Testers in Europe (NULTE): at least B2 (CEF)
  • Cambridge English Scale: at least 160 Points
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): at least Band 5.5
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (TOEFL iBT): at least 81 Points
  • Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): at least 59 points

Applicants whose native language is not German and who neither meet a German university entrance qualification nor have acquired their bachelor degree at a German university, must provide proof of their German skills:

  • DSH II;
  • TestDaF 4

Proof of German skills are not necessary for applicants whose native language is English or who provide excellent English skills:

  • UNIcert®: at least UNIcert® III Certificate
  • Network of University Language Testers in Europe (NULTE): at least C1 (CEF)
  • Cambridge English Scale: at least 180 Points
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): at least Band 6.5
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test (TOEFL iBT): at least 95 Points
  • Global Scale of English (Pearson Academic): at least 76 points

Testimonials

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“I chose to come to Göttingen because they have a research oriented program where I could study particle physics. A great part is that the program is in English, so you can experience Germany without worrying whether your German is good enough to understand your courses.
This also applies to the city, which is very international. The city also has a nice size, it has everything you need, but it is still easy to get around and the city doesn’t feel too crammed.”

R. Riksted, First Semester M.Sc. Physics

Katharina Priebe
“The special feature of Göttingen is the variety of physical subjects. When I started studying physics here, I was sure I would specialize in particle or astrophysics.
During my studies, I had the opportunity to realize that solid-state physics was much more fun. And because of the great research group in this area I’m also doing my PhD here in Göttingen.”

K. Priebe, Graduate Masterstudent in Physics


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Contact

Questions on programme

Dr. Richard L.C. Vink
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39 5030
Fax. +49 551 39 5000

rvink@ump.gwdg.de

Office hours

Tue 10-12 am
Dean of Studies' Office
Room No. B01.132

During the semester break only by appointment

Programme homepage

Student counceling

Dr. Yvonne Lips
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
37077 Göttingen

Phone +49 551 39 13306
Fax +49 551 39 4493

yvonne.lips@phys.uni-goettingen.de

Sprechzeiten

Mon, Tue 15-16 pm
Wed - Fri 10-11.30 am
and by appointment
Dean of Studies' Office
Room No. B.01.133