During your studies, you will receive a demanding, comprehensive physical-mathematical education. The broad basic training includes the following compulsory modules:
You then have the opportunity to specialise in one of five specialised subject areas: Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics and Climate, Experimental Physics, Space Physics and Aeronomy, or Theoretical and Computational Physics.
By carrying out many practical exercises, you will learn more about current research topics, for example, in the field of “Nano- and Quantum Materials” or “Change Monitoring of System Earth” and gain a deeper understanding of these topics. You will have access to high-quality equipment and laboratory facilities at the TU Graz and University of Graz Physics institutes, enabling you to carry out laboratory exercises and undertake your master’s thesis work.
The master’s programme in Physics provides you with solid basic training and offers you many opportunities to deepen your knowledge in areas ranging from astrophysics and climate physics to nanophysics and elementary particle physics. Through this programme, you contribute to the fundamental human knowledge about the world.
The broad basic education offered forms the foundation for further specialisation in specific subject areas. You can specialise in one of the following five areas:
Astrophysics: You will learn more about the physics of stars, the solar system and even exoplanets.
Atmospheric Physics and Climate: In this subject area, you will focus on the Earth's climate system and how to measure and model atmospheric dynamics.
Experimental Physics: You will explore applications ranging from nanooptics and biophysics to novel quantum materials and atomic processes on surfaces more deeply.
Space Physics and Aeronomy: You will learn about the physics of extra-terrestrial atmospheres and magnetospheres and their experimental observation.
Theoretical and Computational Physics: In this subject area, you learn more about the theoretical description and computer simulation of elementary particles and nanomaterials.
It is also possible to develop individual, in-depth modules with the guidance of a mentor.
International exchange on a scientific level, e.g. in the context of the physics colloquium, is assigned great importance in the master's program.
In addition, internationally renowned visiting professors are invited to spend several weeks at the physics institutes at the University of Graz or TU Graz and provide insights into their research areas.
Students benefit from established cooperation networks with international research institutions such as CERN, international universities, or local institutes such as the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change or the Graz Space Research Institute.
Long-term partnerships with renowned academic institutions both in Austria and abroad enable you to apply your ideas in practice and carry out master's thesis work.
Networking of physics graduates and students worldwide is supported by the IAPS - International Association of Physics Students. Within the framework of IAPS, conferences, excursions to research institutions (e.g. CERN, Joint European Torus, Gran Sasso National Laboratory), summer schools or exchange programs are organised.
The prerequisite for admission is a completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (see curriculum).
Additionally, you need to provide evidence of competence in the English language.
For the academic year 2024/25 there will be no admission procedure.
You can go directly to the next step (2. Admission).
If you have already been admitted to a degree programme at TU Graz, or have studied at TU Graz before, please come to the Registrar's Office in person to complete your admission during the admission period.
Physicists work as highly qualified specialists in scientific, economic and industrial fields.
Graduates are highly qualified to work in a wide range of interdisciplinary professional fields both in Austria and abroad: