Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

International and Multilingual Study Programs

International Study Programs: At the University of Tübingen, international study programs are programs that can be studied completely in English. An entry requirement is the evidence of English (language efficiency equivalent level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). German skills are not necessary.

Multilingual Study Programs: For studying multilingual study programs, German skills are necessary and have to be prooved. However, a significant part (> 40%) of the modules are taught in English.

International Study Programs

Applied and Environmental Geoscience (Master of Science)

The M.Sc. program "Applied & Environmental Geoscience" is an international research-oriented two-year study program targeting at the evaluation of environmental problems and the development of ecologically and economically sound mitigation measures. Special emphasis is given on environmental problems in the subsurface such as industrial, urban and agricultural pollution of drinking water supplies from groundwater resources, the non-sustainable use of natural resources, the impact of short and long term waste disposal, use of geothermal energy, impact of climate and land-use change on soil and water quality, among others.

Website MSc Applied & Environmental Geoscience

Contact: Monika Jekelius

Archaeological Sciences MSc (Master of Science)

This two-year, in-depth interdisciplinary program provides students with a detailed understanding of the human past, focusing on a combination of disciplines in the natural sciences. Students specialize in one of six subfields and tailor courses and research with top scientists on staff. Students acquire practical and theoretical knowledge using cutting-edge tools and gain experience in the lab and the field. An early integration in ongoing research projects and the development of scientific skills allows students to undertake projects of their choice, in consultation with their advisors, to investigate current questions in any field of archaeology.

Website MSc Archaeological Sciences MSc

Contact: Dr. Michael Francken

Astro and Particle Physics (Master of Science)

The focus of the master program Astro and Particle Physics is put on a distinct quantiative approach as usual in physics, along with the acquisition of essential practical skills with respect to problem sets in the field of Astro and Particle Physics.

The Master Astro and Particle Physics is an international research-oriented two year program established by the Kepler-Center. This programme connects science from the fields of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology and combines different disciplines in experimental and theoretical physics, astronomy and astrophysics. The education will be in English throughout which prepares the students for the increasing internationalization in industry and modern society.

Website MSc Astro and Particle Physics

Contact: Christoph Schäfer

Biochemistry (Master of Science)

The 2-year degree in English will provide you with knowledge of the very latest developments in biochemical, molecular and cellular biology as well as with cutting edge laboratory and bioinformatics skills.

What sets this program apart is its broad approach. It offers you an in-depth look at many aspects of molecular life science without early specialization, while allowing you to dig deeper in areas of your choice. Topics range from biochemical, structural, cellular and molecular biology to neuroscience, cell signalling, plant physiology as well as cancer biology.

Website MSc Biochemistry

Contact: Dr. Klaus Möschel

Bioinformatics (Master of Science)

This program offers a wide choice of courses in computer science and life sciences and allows students to choose their subjects according to interest. Students will attend lectures, seminars, and project lab courses under the supervision of scientists who introduce them to basic and applied research and current topics in bioinformatics. As interdisciplinarity is an important aspect, the Master’s thesis will be supervised by both a professor of bioinformatics or computer science and a professor or faculty member of the life sciences. This program can be studied completely in English by students with a Bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics.

Website MSc Bioinformatics

Contact: apl. Prof. Dr. Kay Nieselt

Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience (Master of Science)

The Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience brings neurodegenerative diseases, the neurosensory systems and molecular imaging techniques and transgenic mouse technology into focus. The major partners are the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH), and the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE-Tübingen), which provide – in addition to financial support – scientists who make a considerable contribution to teaching and laboratory training.

Curricular Focus includes molecular and cell biology of neurons and glia, sensory systems neuroscience and their pathology, neurophysiology, neurochemistry and neurotransmitters, cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, microscopy/cell and molecular imaging techniques, genetic and molecular basis of neural diseases, neural plasticity and neuroregeneration, model organisms in neurobiology, and developmental neurobiology.

Website MSc Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

Contact: Prof. Dr. Horst Herbert

Geosciences (Master of Science)

The large disciplinary variety of the Department of Geosciences and its high international reputation of the research therein makes the University of Tübingen a preferred place for graduate studies in geoscientific programs.

This research oriented master program enables students to make contact to cutting-edge research in basics sciences as well as to applied geosciences on a national and international level. The offered courses include the four topics Biogeology, Exploration, Geodynamics, and Mineralogy of which students choose one topic to specialize in.

Website MSc Geosciences

Contact: Dr. Udo Neumann

Mathematical Physics (Master of Science)

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

Website Mathematical Physics

Contact: Prof. Dr. Stefan Teufel

Nano-Science (Master of Science)

The Nano-Science Master’s program is offered by the three Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which all have a long tradition and a good reputation in Germany. For teaching, we use modern course and lab facilities and offer a broad spectrum of methods, as well as cutting edge technologies.

In the first two semesters knowledge on the core subjects biology, chemistry, and physics is deepened on a broad basis. The third semester is devoted to the module Independent Studies. At this stage of study students receive the opportunity to discover and to study their areas of special interest within the subject of Nano-Science. For example, studies within this module may include internships abroad or industrial training. The last semester is reserved for the Master’s thesis.

Website MSc Nano-Science

Contact: Dr. Üner Kolukisaoglu

Neural & Behavioural Sciences (Master of Science)

The Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences has been educating students since 1999. The masters program has its focus on systems, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, as well as on brain imaging techniques, both with respect to their physiological and technological basis and their application in neurology, psychiatry and neurocognition.

The major partners of this graduate school are the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), the MPI for Biological Cybernetics with it’s IMPRS, which provide – in addition to financial support – scientists who make a considerable contribution to teaching and laboratory Training.

Curricular Focus are functional neuroanatomy, essential maths, statistics and programming and basics in computational neuroscience, physical and physiological basis of brain imaging and recording, motor and sensory systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and psychophysics, neurophysiology and neuropsychology, and mechanisms of learning and Memory.

Website MSc Neural & Behavioural Sciences

Contact: Prof. Dr. Horst Herbert

Neural Information Processing (Master of Science)

The latest offshoot, the Graduate School of Neural Information Processing, started teaching in the winter term of 2011. This school covers theoretical and computational aspects of neuroscience, a field of research that has become increasingly important in the past years.

Apart from the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience – CIN, major partners of this graduate school are the Tübingen Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience – BCCN and the newly established MPI for Intelligent Systems, which provide – in addition to financial support – scientists who make a considerable contribution to teaching and laboratory training.

Curricular Focusare neural data analysis and models of neural coding and computation, computational motor control and computational vision, rehabilitation robotics and brain-computer interfaces, physical and physiological basis of neural recordings and brain imaging, systems neuroscience and neurophysiology, basic mechanisms of learning and memory, mathematics, statistics and programming, machine learning for neuroscience, theoretical neuroscience, behaviour and cognition.

Website MSc Neural Information Processing

Contact: Prof. Dr. Horst Herbert

Physics (Master of Science)

The Master’s Degree program (2 semesters) in the department’s groups is research-oriented. The aim is to develop skills for independent scientific work. The program requires the completion of a Master’s thesis.

We offer a double degree program in which students of the universities of Tübingen and Trento (Italy) spend 2 semesters at the partner institution to broaden their education and experience. The Double Master Program provides a framework for international cooperation between both universities. Inspired by the idea of mutual recognition of studies abroad characteristic of the SOCRATES (ERASMUS) program of the European Community, the proposed curriculum involves a first period spent at the home institution followed by a stay abroad in order to extend the acquired competences in a specific scientific field. For the thesis, a research project involving supervisors from both institutions is envisaged.

Website MSc Physics

Contact: PD Dr. Thomas Gutsche (Physics Master)
Prof. Dr Sabine Andergassen (Double Degree)

Multilingual Study Programs

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants (Master of Science)

This course provides students with an understanding of the manifold life processes in plants at biochemical, molecular, cellular and physiological levels. The curriculum covers the theoretical explanatory approaches, principles and methods in the life sciences as well as the distinctive features of the molecular life processes in plants. The focus of the course is on the in-depth scientific investigation of the molecular mechanisms that control the processes of plant development and adaption to biotic and abiotic environments and enable the interplay of the developmental and adaptive processes. Course language is English. Some individual required elective courses are conducted in German.

Website Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants

Contact: Dr. Matthias Stoll

Evolution and Ecology (Master of Science)

This course provides instruction on the origin, the evolution and the conservation of complex biological systems in time (current - historical) and space (local - global) and integrates processes from the genetic level through the organism to the ecological communities. The curriculum covers synthetic fundamental principles as well as applied, environmentally relevant aspects. The focus of the course is on the detailed scientific investigation of the evolution of organisms and the importance of their interactions in their environment. Course language is English. Some individual required elective courses are conducted in German.

Website Evolution and Ecology

Contact: Dr. Matthias Stoll

Geoecology (Master of Science)

This is an interdisciplinary program with a key focus on research. It builds on the wide range of knowledge in geosciences, biology, ecology, chemistry, physics and mathematics obtained in an undergraduate science degree. The program involves a quantitative understanding of the complex interactions between lithosphere, pedosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere as well as relevant methodological skills for successfully addressing environmental science issues.

Website Geoecology

Contact: Dr. Sabine Koch

Mathematics (Master of Science): Double Master Program with University of Trento

The University of Tübingen has established a study programme with the Università degli Studi di Trento, that offers the possibility to get a double degree Master of Science Mathematics at both universities. Students from Tübingen, who wish to participate in the programme, have to have the admission qualification for the Master of Science Mathematik. During the first year they take the regular courses of the study programme Master of Science in Tübingen. In the second year they then study at the partner university in Trento and acquire the necessary credits in the study programme there. After successful completion of the programme the students get the degree Master of Science Mathematik of the University of Tübingen and the degree Laurea Magistrale in Matematica of the partner university in Trento. For students from Tübingen there are besides the usual accounting fees no actual tuition fees at the partner university in Trento. All courses at the University of Trento are taught in English.

Website Double Master Program in Mathematics

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bohle (Mathematics)

Medical Informatics (Master of Science)

Medical informatics is the interdisciplinary science of systematic exploitation, management, storage, processing and provision of data, information and knowledge in medicine and healthcare. Apart from the basic principles, concepts and methods of computer science, the Master’s degree course in medical informatics teaches basic principles, concepts and methods of human medicine and natural sciences. Graduates will be trained to work closely with healthcare professionals to develop, apply and manage computational tools to address a wide range of medical questions.

By appropriate selection of modules from the various fields of study, students may complete the entire degree course in English.

Website MSc Medical Informatics

Contact: Prof. Dr. Nico Pfeifer

Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology (Master of Science)

This program provides instruction on the complex regulation of cellular and immunological processes in humans and animals. The focus of this area of specialization is on the in-depth scientific investigation of the molecular mechanisms that regulate the function and behavior of cells and, if defective, lead to disease. The experimental subjects will be model organisms, such as Drosophila or Caenorhabditis and cell cultures from single animal or human cells. The experimental results will provide insight into, e.g., cell functions in cell clusters, cell differentiation and organ development. The immunological processes will be examined with particular reference to disease-related malfunctions, as they occur in cases of immunodeficiency or in the context of tumor immunology. Course language is English. Few individual required elective courses are conducted in German.

Website Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology

Contact: Dr. Sven Huelsmann

Neurobiology (Master of Science)

 

How do the nerve cells of the brain, millions of relatively simple processing units, cooperate to produce behaviour?

The Masters Degree Program in Biology / Area of Specialization: Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen aims at enabling highly motivated students to unravel some of the brains mysteries. The Masters Degree Program has a strong foundation in vertebrate systems neuroscience, offering training to study human and animal behaviour and their underlying neural circuits and systems. Convergent training of a broad range of behavioural, neurophysiological and computational methodologies will be offered in an inspiring and research-oriented atmosphere.

Students will be able to select courses (modules) at the Institute of Neurobiology, the Department of Biology, the Faculty of Science and the Forum Scientiarum.

Website Neurobiology

Contact: Dr. Matthias Stoll

Physics (Master of Science): Double Master Program with University of Trento

The Double Master Program provides a framework for international cooperation between both universities. Inspired by the idea of mutual recognition of studies abroad characteristic of the SOCRATES (ERASMUS) program of the European Community, the proposed curriculum involves a first period spent at the home institution followed by a stay abroad in order to extend the acquired competences in a specific scientific field. For the thesis, a research project involving supervisors from both institutions is envisaged.

Website Double Master Program in Physics

Contact: Prof. Dr. Sabine Andergassen and Prof. Dr. Daniel Braun (Physics)