The Master’s program in Physics aims to provide students with in-depth mathematical and scientific knowledge and an overview of the inner-physical interrelationships as well as knowledge in a special field that can be linked to current international research, so that complex physical problems and tasks can be analyzed, formulated and largely solved on a scientific basis. In particular, the students should acquire the ability to familiarize themselves with any special field of physics, to research the current international technical literature, to plan, carry out and interpret experiments independently in order to solve problems, and to model and simulate experiments independently on the basis of theoretical principles. The aim is also to acquire the ability to design and carry out experiments or theoretical procedures and to classify the results in order to draw conclusions for technical developments and scientific progress.
In relation to these subject-related skills, social competences, an awareness of the responsibility towards science and the ability to act according to the principles of good scientific practice should also be acquired. Furthermore, the ability to comprehensively discuss complex issues and own research results in the context of current research and to present them orally and in writing is to be developed.
The program consists of a first section in which students take part in courses (in-depth study phase) and a second section which introduces them to independent research in the field of physics (research phase) as part of an extensive master’s thesis. The aim of the Master’s examination is to determine whether the candidate has acquired the basics of physics in terms of content and a systematic overview as well as methodological tools for independent research in the field of physics and its technological applications.