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Master's Degree Programme Physics

Physicists explore the characteristics of the world and the universe and refer to them to formulate the laws of nature, the most fundamental descriptions of reality. This makes them universal problem-solvers. You develop the analytical properties needed to meet key challenges in scientific, economic, and industrial fields by working with experimental, theoretical, and computer-based methods.

In the NAWI Graz master's degree programme Physics, you will build upon knowledge obtained during the bachelor's degree programme and deepen your understanding of an area of expertise in the field of physics as well as familiarise yourself with the latest physical research, especially basic research. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of physics. You will become highly qualified to perform various tasks both in Austria and abroad by completing this research- and application-based programme in an international environment.


  • You deepen and broaden your physical and mathematical knowledge.
  • You familiarise yourself with current physical research.
  • You specialise in an area of expertise in the field of physics.
  • You learn to solve complex problems independently using physical and mathematical methods.
  • You learn to think analytically.
  • You use experimental, theoretical and computer-based physical methods to solve problems.
  • You improve your specialist English vocabulary.

Specialisation subjects

You can choose one of the following areas of specialisation:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Physics and Climate
  • Experimental Physics
  • Space Physics and Aeronomy
  • Theoretical and Computational Physics

It is possible to individually combine modules from the areas of specialisation with guidance from a mentor.

Young man operating a machine. Photo source: Lunghammer - NAWI Graz
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Admission requirements 


Semester plan

Peter Puschnig, Curricular Committee, Master's Degree Programme of Physics at TU Graz. Photo source: Puschnig
Peter Puschnig, Curricula Committee Physics

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.

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.

All other programme applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2020/21: 15 October to 15 December 2019

Registration and admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2019/20:

8 July to 30 November 2019

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 April 2020

Please note: You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Physicists are highly-qualified specialists who work in scientific, economic, and industrial fields.

Graduates of the programme are highly qualified to work in a variety of interdisciplinary occupational fields both in Austria and abroad:

  • They work in public and private research and educational institutions in physical and technical fields.
  • They are involved in major international research collaborations.
  • They work in modelling and simulation in scientific, technical, and economic areas.
  • They develop algorithms that are applied in different disciplines.
  • They work in and lead research and development departments in various sectors of industry, especially in high-tech industry.
  • They fill management positions in the administration and logistics.
  • They work in consulting or quality control.
  • They act as advisors or are members of advisory bodies in the fields of science and technology.

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EN: The language of instruction is English.

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