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Physics Master's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

Physicists investigate properties of the Earth and the Universe with the help of which they formulate laws of nature, which represent basic explanations of reality. They therefore become universal problem solvers. Due to their aptitude to handle experimental, theoretical and computer-oriented methods, they develop analytical qualities with which they are able to tackle key challenges in scientific, economic and industrial areas. The English-language master's programme Physics expands knowledge acquired during the bachelor's programme, offering the possibility to continue in-depth research in one specialist area of physics and in state-of-the-art physical research, especially in basic research. Moreover, their physical and mathematical knowledge is enhanced and developed further. The following subsectors offer in-depth studies: astrophysics, atmospheric physics and climate, experimental physics, space physics and aeronomy and theoretical and computational physics. Students are also offered the possibility of compiling individual in-depth modules in consultation with a mentor. Thus, they are able to individualise their qualification profile and adapt it to their personal fields of interest. Students not only train their analytical thinking skills, but also, by participating in working groups, they acquire key social competences for their later careers, such as the ability to work in a team and communication skills. Moreover, they have proficient command of specialist English language.

Expected results

Graduates of the master's programme Physics will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of physics, be able to specialise in a specific field of physics and independently master complex problems with the help of physical and mathematical methods. In addition, they will be able to use experimental, theoretical and computer-based methods to solve problems related to physics. Their research and application-oriented studies in an international environment qualifies them optimally for a whole range of different activities in Austria and abroad.

Further Information


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University degree
Master of Science „MSc“
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 066 682
Faculty of Natural Science,
Faculty of Natural Science (NAWI-Graz)
type of study programme
Qualification level
Master (2nd study cycle)
Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Limited admission to this programme
Restricted access with application procedure


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