Physics (Master)

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The objective of the master’s programme in Physics is to enable students to acquire further expertise and familiarise themselves with the practice of scientific research. The master’s programme is based on the research profile of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna. Graduates of the master’s programme in Physics are, beyond a bachelor’s programme, qualified to experimentally observe complex phenomena in nature and technology and describe them from a theoretical and mathematical perspective.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 876

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of compulsory modules covering all areas of physics (including internships), and advanced and specialisation modules on a wide range of subjects, such as computational physics, nuclear and isotope physics, materials physics, mathematical and gravitational physics, quantum optics, quantum nanophysics and quantum information, condensed matter physics, particle physics, as well as environmental physics and biophysics.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Quantum optics
  • Solid-state physics
  • Isotope physics
  • Gravitational physics
  • Materials physics

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates can pursue a career in the following areas:

    • activities at universities and other non-university research institutions
    • industry (research and development, management)
    • health sector
    • public services sector
    • service providers (banks, insurance companies, business consultancy).

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

    The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

    Information about the Graduate Survey

    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

    Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates