Department of Mathematics

Master of Science Mathematical Physics

The important facts

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Duration of the Programme: 4 semesters
Starting: winter semester
Admission Restriction: yes
Languages of Instruction: English, in the section Elective Specialisation courses in German may be chosen.
Subsidiary Subject / Minor: The programme is interdisciplinary with a substantial part in Physics.
Examination Regulations: The examination regulations can be found in the column on the right.
Module Handbook: The module handbook can be found in the column on the right.
Study Plans: The study plans can be found in Section 2 in the module handbook.
Further Information:
Application: See the web pages of the programme for details and see also the admission web page of the university.

Short description of the study programme

The master's programme Mathematical Physics is a research oriented interdisciplinary programme geared towards fundamental research at the interface of mathematics and physics.

The development of modern Mathematics and of modern Physics are strongly interwoven. On the one hand, our modern picture of the physical world is formulated in terms of advanced mathematical theories and models. On the other hand, many developments in modern Mathematics were motivated from or even anticipated within Physics.

In the Tübingen master's programme in Mathematical Physics, students will learn advanced mathematical concepts and fundamental physical theories in a specific interdisciplinary study programme.

In contrast to several other programmes in Mathematical Physics, the Tübingen programme has its focus on established physical theories with important applications in science and technology. The main areas are Quantum Theory, General Relativity, and Statistical Physics, reflecting the main research areas present in Tübingen's Mathematics and Physics Departments. So if you are interested in understanding our most successful physical theories on the most fundamental level, this master programme is tailor made for you.

Apart from the mandatory core modules Geometry in Physics, Mathematical Quantum Theory, Mathematical Relativity, and Mathematical Statistical Physics, students can choose from a wide variety of advanced courses in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, and Mathematical Physics. Thereby they can specialize according to their personal preferences in certain areas of Mathematics and/or Physics. During the second year, we offer a Mathematical Physics Colloquium where students learn about recent developments in Mathematical Physics and also present the results of their own master thesis research.

Application and admission

For details on the requirements and the application and admission procedure we refer to the web page of the programme.