Department of Physics

Master of Science Advanced Quantum Physics

Would you like to discover the fundamentals of quantum physics and get trained in quantum science, the future technology of the 21st century?

The Master’s program in Advanced Quantum Physics at the University of Tübingen dives deeply into topics like atom-light interactions, quantum sensors, optical and microwave resonators, many-body quantum systems and hybrid systems of ultracold atoms and superconducting structures.

As a student you will get acquainted with the theoretical concepts behind quantum technologies and you will apply them in a series of quantum lab courses. You will discuss state-of-the-art research results with your peers and professors. You can absolve even an industrial internship in a high-tech company within your studies. Finally, your master thesis will allow you to work on your own quantum science project, whether theoretical or experimental.

Important facts

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Duration of the program 4 semesters
Starting Winter term
Admission restriction no

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics (or a comparable undergraduate degree) with a German grade of 2.5 or better (or international equivalent). Additionally, students must prove above-average performance in their bachelor´s degree within the subjects quantum mechanics, atom physics and physics of condensed matter.

Language of instruction Englisch
Minor subject no
Application Admission website Master of the University

Tuition fees for international students and those seeking a second degree

Short description of the study program

In the first year the students attend lectures, seminars and practical courses consisting of 60 ECTS credit points. The students take both experimental and theoretical quantum optics, which lays the foundations for all students. These are augmented by a lab course.

In the second term students can choose modules from a variety of different topics. Moreover, the students will learn to discuss problems of quantum science in a comprehensive way both within a journal club where they present a current topic of quantum science, and within a peer-learning seminar where they discuss topics of quantum science in small groups of their peers. For this seminar, they choose three of the modules that they have passed. In the second year the students begin with research on a topic of their choice in the areas of the Center for Quantum Science and finally write their master thesis, all together again 60 CP (30 for acquiring research oriented skills and 30 for the thesis).

The thesis is concluded with an oral scientific presentation of the results. The students are advised during the master’s program in a regular term-meeting with a tutor from the group of lecturers.


Students can annualy start their studies in the winter semester. The application perdiod starts at the 1st of March. The application deadline for non-EU students is July 15. For EU applications, it is September 30.

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