Material science in a scientific point of view wants to connect the characteristics on the microscopic scale to the effect (expected or undesirable) on a macroscopic scale. The international “Master of Science in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials” therefore integrates concepts of Chemistry and Physics as well as neighboring sciences, math and computer science. Due to its interdisciplinary and applied approach, the program enables its graduates to synthesize and characterize functional materials. An international direction of the study program is realized by our international research staff, regular talks of guest lecturers from abroad and internships which can be undertaken all over the world. All mandatory courses are taught in English. The program could be completed entirely in English. Only for internships (not required) or later work in regional industry German language skills are necessary.
In general, our program aims at people with a bachelor’s degree in physics, chemistry or material science.
Our graduates are duly qualified for jobs in scientific facilities, research institutes, authorities or industry. In addition, the master’s program prepares for further research and a PhD in this field.
• Synthesis and Characterization of functional materials • Electives allow for setting an individual focus (mathematics, biology, geo science, economics and computer science) • Lectures will be held in English (choices in elective are therefore restricted) • Possibility of studying a term abroad
The Master's program comprises three semesters of full-time study with a total amount of 90 ECTS. For students with a bachelor with 180 ECTS additional 30 LP (one semester) is offered, finally 300 LP have to be earned. The program consists of a compulsory part on solid state physics, the synthesis and characterization of functional materials. This gives a broad knowledge in the field of functional materials (15 LP). Furthermore, three optional modules (18 LP) out of six in specific application fields of chemistry and physics in materials science have to be chosen. Electives (12 LP) and a research project (15 LP) prepare the students for their final master thesis with a final oral exam (30 LP).
Study abroad unit(s)
Not necessary, but optional for internship or Master's thesis
Forms of assessment
Written and oral exams, project work, lab report, presentations, Master's thesis
The Modules which make it possible to complete the entire program in English are only a selection of the modules of the Master “Chemie und Physik funktionaler Materialien” which contains also modules in German Language.