Mathematical Physics - Master

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Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät



4 Semester

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Bewerbungsfrist für Deutsche, EU-Bürger/innen und Bildungsinländer/innen 
Wintersemester: 30.09

Bewerbungsfrist für Nicht-EU-Bürger/innen
Wintersemester: 15.07

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Voraussetzung und Bewerbung

The study program is not admission-restricted. To apply for the Mathematical Physics program please follow the online application procedure on the University's website.

The study program requires enthusiasm, curiosity, and a solid background in Mathematics and/or Physics and acquaintance with the other field. We expect broad interest in Mathematical Physics as well as the willingness to familiarize and work with complex scientific details, and to be able to scientifically communicate in English in written and oral form. Courses are taught in English.

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or Physics (or a comparable undergraduate degree) with a German grade of 2.5 or better (or international equivalent). An adequate knowledge of English is required (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Since the degree is 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 Mathematical Physics program cannot be complemented with a minor subject.

Details zum Studiengang

The master's programme Mathematical Physics is a research oriented interdisciplinary programme geared towards fundamental research at the interface of mathematics and physics. In the Tübingen master program, students will learn advanced mathematical concepts and fundamental physical theories in a specific interdisciplinary study program.

In contrast to several other programs in Mathematical Physics, the Tübingen program 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 program is tailor made for you.

Every student will be assigned a mentor from the group of professors involved in the master program. In particular, the choice of modules for each semester must be discussed with and approved by the mentor. This ensures that students choose matching modules in line with their desired specialization.

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. Apart from the mandatory core modules Geometry in Physics, Mathematical Quantum Theory, Mathematical Relativity, and Mathematical Statistical Physics, students can choose between 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.

Details on the  program structure
People and Institutions
  involved in the master program

Every student will be assigned to a mentor from the group of professors involved in the master program. In particular, the choice of modules for each semester must be discussed with and approved by the mentor. This ensures that students choose matching modules in line with their desired specialization.

Information about the Erasmus Exchange Program within the Department of Mathematics.

Freiwilliger Auslandsaufenthalt
In jedem Studiengang ist ein freiwilliger Auslandsaufenthalt möglich. Mit der Planung sollte ca. ein bis eineinhalb Jahre vor der Abreise begonnen werden. 
Weitere Informationen und Beratung zum Auslandsstudium finden Sie auf der fachübergreifenden Seite Wege ins Ausland. Zudem bieten einige Fächer auch eigene Informationen zu Auslandsaufenthalten an. 

Zahlen und Fakten:

In the winter term 2020/21 about 800 students study at the Department of Mathematics:

  • Mathematik B.Sc.:                  199
  • Mathematik M.Sc.:                   62
  • Mathematical Physics M.Sc.:  33
  • Mathematik B.Ed.:                                               336
  • Mathematik B.Ed. berufl. Lehramt:                       5
  • Mathematik Vorleistungen Erweiterungsfach:  10
  • Mathematik M.Ed.:                                                 66
  • Mathematik Lehramt Gymnasien:    49
  • Mathematik Erweiterungsprüfung:    5
  • Mathematik Lehramt Berufsschule:   1
  • Mathematik künstlerisches Lehramt: 3
  • Mathematik Promotion: 27

You can find an overview of courses and modules here.

You can find a formal description of the degree here.

Entscheidungshilfe bei der Studienwahl

Entscheidungshilfen für ein Erststudium

Die Universität Tübingen bietet einen Online-Studienwahltest an. Anhand verschiedener Tests und Fragebögen können Sie überprüfen, welche Studiengänge der Universität Tübingen zu Ihnen passen.  

Die Universität bietet darüber hinaus weitere Hilfen zur Entscheidungsfindung an. Dazu gehören z.B. der Besuch von Lehrveranstaltungen, Orientierungsveranstaltungen zu Studienwahlthemen sowie verschiedene Beratungsangebote. Weitere Hinweise finden Sie auf den Seiten für Studieninteressierte.

Entscheidungshilfen für Masterstudiengänge

Bei der Studienwahlentscheidung für die Masterstudiengänge spielen Spezialisierung, Schwerpunktsetzung und forschungs- sowie berufsbezogene Kriterien eine Rolle. Für Interessierte an Masterstudiengängen gibt es eine Vielzahl an Orientierungshilfen wie z.B. den Besuch von Lehrveranstaltungen und spezielle Beratungs- sowie Informationsangebote (z.B. Zentrale Studienberatung, Studienfachberatung, Career Service). Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter Beratung und Information.

Nach dem Studium

This Master’s program is designed to prepare students for a research career in academia or industry by introducing advanced ideas and techniques in the area of mathematical modeling and analysis that are applicable not only within physics but to a wide range of research areas and sectors in academia, industry, education, and finance.

Mathematical physicists with a graduate degree have a strong reputation for general versatility and problem-solving skills that make them highly sought after for high-level positions even in fields such as finance, software, and management consulting. In industry, graduates in Mathematical Physics are sought after in all technology driven fields where professionals with advanced skills in mathematical modeling are a scarce resource.

Beratung und Praktika
Der Career Service der Universität berät bei der Berufsorientierung und beim Berufseinstieg. Praktika und Jobs finden Sie im Praxisportal.

Depending on the course selection, the master program qualifies for doctoral studies in Mathematics and/or Physics. In particular, for some graduates there will be the possibility to undertake doctoral research in one of the two contributing departments of Mathematics and Physics with various forms of financial support. For example, a Research Training Group on Spectral Theory and Dynamics of Quantum Systems that provides several PhD positions is at the moment funded by the German Science Foundation.

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

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