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Master in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials (M.Sc.)

Course Description

The Program

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.

Job Outlook

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.

Study Contents

• 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

Additional information

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.


International applicants with bachelor's degrees from outside Germany need to apply through uni-assist. For more information about the application process, please check:

Our Welcome Center supports international applicants with all organisational matters. Information and contact details you can find under:

Visit the Master in Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials (M.Sc.) page on the Universität Koblenz-Landau website for more details!

Student Profiles

Partnership Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The International Relations Office is able to provide limited financial support for international students from partner universities (European and non-European). The primary aim of this scholarship is to support qualified international students from our partner universities financially during their first semester at the University of Koblenz-Landau so that they can settle in and get used to living and studying in Germany.Application Deadline:
Ongoing (the scholarship is given on the "first come, first served" basis)Scholarship details:
Scholarship amount: 500 Euros per month
Scholarship duration: 5 to 6 monthsStart of scholarship payments:
The payment order of the monthly scholarship instalments will be issued after the successful applicant has enrolled at the University of Koblenz-Landau after his/her arrival in Koblenz/Landau and has handed in an enrolment certificate to the International Relations Office.
Applications are NOT accepted from students who…
- are exchange students or short-term students at University of Koblenz-Landau
- are not from our partner universities
- are registered only to acquire an academic certificate but not a full degree qualification
- are of German nationality or who have completed their higher education entrance qualification or their under-graduate studies in Germany
- receive BAföG payments
- receive a full or partial scholarship from another organisation/institution

Value of Scholarship(s)

500 euro per month for 1st semester


Applications are accepted from applicants who…- are not of German nationality,- have completed/will be completing their bachelor's degree at one of our partner universities,- are admitted to the University of Koblenz-Landau for any master's program, including one of the following international master’s programs:M.Sc. Ecotoxicology (Landau)
M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Landau)
M.Sc. Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Chemistry and Physics of Functional Materials (Koblenz)
M.Sc. Web Science (Koblenz)- start their studies in the winter semester 2016/17
- have achieved good grades (GPA of 2,3 or better) in their previous studies

Application Procedure

In order to apply, please hand in the following application documents: - Properly completed, printed and signed application form
- Copy of the Letter of Admission to the University of Koblenz-Landau for winter semester 2016/17
- CV (max. 2 pages)
- Copy of passport or identity cardPlease note that your application can only be considered if you submit a properly completed application form along with all the required documents within the given deadline.Furthermore, the scholarship payments will only be started after the successful enrollment at the University of Koblenz-Landau for the winter semester 2016/17.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

• B.Sc. in Applied Natural Sciences at Universität Koblenz-Landau or equivalent degree (final grade 2,5 or better)• The board of examiners decides on any exceptions on the basis of applications submitted.• Exceptions in this regard are a bachelor thesis with the grade 1,5 or better or professional experience of at least 1 year in the field of chemistry and physics of functional materials.• Knowledge in English equivalent to CEF B2 level is required.

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