The Faculty of Physics at LMU Munich offers a four-semester Master of Science degree program in Physics. Studies can be started both in the winter and summer semester. This Master's program is divided into two blocks: In the first and second semesters the Master's students attend courses in advanced physics and in the Faculty's research specialization areas. The third and fourth semesters are devoted to the one-year Master's thesis.
The primary goals of the Master's program in Physics are to impart expertise in current research topics on the basis of a deeper knowledge of the fundamentals of physics. Research methods, strategic planning, and critical evaluation of scientific findings, acting autonomously as well as career-relevant qualifications are central. During the two-year course of study, the ability to proceed methodically in both theoretical and practical physics is developed. Building on the knowledge gained during the first two semesters, these abilities will be strengthened during the one-year-long research phase of the third and fourth semesters.
In Advanced Experimental Physics, you need to attend one of the following lectures:
Each of these lectures is offered at least every second semester. They are listed in the course catalogue as Pflichtvorlesungen.
If you choose to attend both lectures, the one that is not credited to the Advanced Experimental Physics module can be credited as elective course on request.
Advanced experimental lectures will be given in English.
In Advanced Theoretical Physics, you need to attend one of the following lectures:
Each of these lectures is offered at least every second semester.
If you choose to attend both lectures, the one that is not credited to the Advanced Theoretical Physics module can be credited as elective course on request.
Advanced theoretical lectures will be given in English.
The elective courses need to be chosen from the Faculty's research specialization areas. The lecture titles are listed in the course catalogue.
The Faculty's research specializations are:
Within their elective courses, students may choose to concentrate on a particular field, for example in Biophysics, Medical Physics, Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics.
Nearly all the elective lectures will be given in English. Some of the courses may be offered in German but the Master programm can be done completely in English. Usually, German courses will be given in English upon request. Please contact the corresponding professor for more specific informations.
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