Astro and Particle Physics - Master

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Academic Degree

Restricted admission

Regular duration of studies
4 semester

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Program start
Winter semester, Summer semester

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Requirements and application

Selection procedure

The Master's degree programme is not admission-restricted. No selection procedure takes place.

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in physics or a similar degree with a grade 2.5 or better.
We expect broad interest in natural science as well as willingness to familiarize and work with complex scientific details, and to be able to scientifically communicate in English in written and oral form.
English is the language of instruction and examination in the degree program. The language knowledge requirement is level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference of for Languages.

Deadline for applications from abroad (Non-EU) is July 15 for the winter term and January 15 for the summer term. For applicants from EU countries, the deadline is September 30 for the winter term and March 31 for the term.

For further information, please visit the website Students from around the world in Tübingen.

Information on admission to studies (requirements, restrictions, necessary documents, application deadlines, etc.) is available via the Student Administration (zsbspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de) or the study coordinator of Astro and Particle Physics.

The application is to be submitted online via https://movein-uni-tuebingen.moveonnet.eu/movein/portal/studyportal.php

Since the degree is completely in English, you will need very good written and spoken English (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference of for Languages). No formal certificate is required, if you are a native speaker, if your previous degree was taught in English or if your school-leaving exam gives evidence of a sufficient level of English.

The Astro and Particle Physics program cannot be complemented with a minor subject.

Program details

Study content

The Master of Science Programme in Astro and Particle Physics is an international research-oriented two year Master programme established by the Kepler-Center of the University of Tübingen. The new Master programme connects science from the fields of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology and combines different disciplines in experimental and theoretical physics, astronomy and astrophysics.

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Study Outline

The Master-Programme is a 2 year consecutive study with a modular structure where in the first year the students have to attend lectures, seminars and labwork consisting of 60 ECTS credit points. In the first term all students have to take two basic introductory modules Astronomy & Astrophysics and Particle Physics consisting of lectures and exercises, which lay the foundations for all students. These are augmented by an obligatory seminar and labwork. In the second term students can choose modules from a variety of different topics. In the second year the students will begin with the scientific work on a research topic of their choice in the areas of the Kepler-Center and finally write their Master Thesis, all together again 60 CP (30 for acquiring research oriented skills and 30 for the Thesis).

Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure. 
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.

Facts and figures:

In the winter term 2019/20 approximately 720 students are enrolled for the physics programs.

  • Bachelor of Science: 351
  • Master of Science: 83
  • Bachelor of Education: 98
  • Bachelor of Education Vorleistungen Erweiterungsfach: 4
  • Master of Education: 14
  • Lehramt Gymnasium: 26
  • Erweiterungsprüfung Hauptfach: 6
  • Erweiterungsprüfung Nebenfach: 3
  • Promotion: 109
  • Diplom: 14

Module Handbook of the master program

You can find a formal description of the degree here.

After your studies

This master program is designed to prepare students for a research career in academia or industry by introducing advanced ideas and techniques that are applicable to a wide range of research areas and sectors including academia, industry, and education. Graduates receive a comprehensive education in experimental as well as theoretical physics with a practical section and they are well prepared for the duties in industry and in other research oriented institutions.

Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.

The Kepler-Center manages a coordinated PhD-programme with the topic: Particles, Fields and Messengers of the Universe with about 30 PhD students.

For further information see the website Faculty of Science - Doctoral Studies.

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