Physicist MSc

Faculty of Natural Sciences (TTK)

Physicists and developers graduating from our program are welcome worldwide. Our four-semester master program covers broad areas of science and technology, including solid-state, statistical and quantum physics, quantum field theory, topology, quantum information and data science; nano- and semiconductor science & technology; optics, laser technologies and quantum photonics; nuclear physics, reactor and plasma physics, nuclear instrumentation and safety. All our programs end with an intense research experience at BME or one of its numerous partner institutions. The subjects above are organized along four English language specializations: Research physicist, Nanotechnology and materials science, Optics and photonics, Nuclear technology.

Qualification MSc in Physics

Language English

Start September and February

For our BSc programs general minimum requirements are an eligible highschool degree; document of English language proficiency and successful admission tests, while for our MSc programs an eligible BSc degree is needed. Detailed information on the general admission procedure (deadlines and requirements) can be found on our E-admission page


Admission procedure: (i) Pre-screening of documents (BSc degree in physics or engineering, min. 15 ECTS credits in Mathematics and min. 25 ECTS credits in Physics), motivation and recommendation letter (if available). (ii) Electronic admission test in physics (online). (iii) Online interview in English (after passed written test): knowledge and preparedness, communication skills, motivation and attitude. (iv) Decision: admission to MSc program (min. 70% admission result) / rejection.

You can study at BME with a scholarship or as a self-funded student, by paying tuition fees. Various scholarships help you cover tuition fees and your living expenses during your studies. Successful PhD students may receive additional support from research grants.

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Advanced research and development skills, focused knowledge in one of our specializations: Research physicist, Nanotechnology and materials science, Optics and photonics, Nuclear technology.

General block

Core physics courses

Specialization-specific compulsory & elective courses in nuclear physics, statistical physics, photonics, nanotechnology, materials science, and computer simulations.

15 credits
Complementary skills

Courses on numerical methods, colloquia, and courses in management and communication develop your complementary skills.

10 credits



Solid state physics, quantum field theory, exotic quantum systems, quantum technology, computer modeling, complex networks.

39 Credits

Nano- and semiconductor science & technology, nanoscale fabrication and characterization techniques.

39 Credits

Optics, optoelectronics, laser technologies and quantum photonics.

39 Credits

Nuclear physics, reactor physics, nuclear instrumentation and safety, fusion power generation. Practical education at the training reactor of the university.

39 Credits

Independent research

Diploma work

Independent research or R&D project as a member of a research group, guided by a supervisor.

56 credits
Scientific presentation skills

Critical reading and presentation of scientific literature, efficient presentation of own research.

6 credits
6 weeks

Career options

BME's physics program offers excellent and exciting job opportunities. Our students are most welcome at innovative research and development companies and research institutions worldwide, and some of them are employed in remote fields including finance, data science, computing, and various fields of engineering. Due to the strong background we provide them, our students typically have a fast career path; many of our former students work today as professors or research directors at leading universities, research institutions, and R&D companies.

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