You finished the bachelor’s degree but you’re still curious? Then you should continue with a master programme. The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at Ruhr-Universität Bochum offers two consecutive master programmes in physics with the degrees Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.). About 95% of our bachelor students continue with a master’s degree. Generally, a bachelor’s degree and a meeting with the faculty's Student Advice Centre are prerequisites to be accepted in the Master programme.
Based on the Bachelor of Science, the Master of Science programme imparts deeper knowledge and scientific methods in physics. The aim is an in-depth study and specialisation of physical skills as well as the ability to do scientific work independently. The master course is made up of an advanced study phase and a research phase. The advanced study phase serves for the development and stabilisation of physical expertise and leads you to state-of-the-art research. The last study year is designed as a continuous research phase. In a core area of physics you will learn to do scientific work independently and work out a novel issue. Part of this is a master’s thesis. In the frame of the thesis you will deal with a physical problem using scientific methods to gather new scientific insights. With a Master of Science degree you are qualified to work e.g. in research and development. Of course it is also possible to do a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) afterwards.
All programmes at our faculty are admission free. This means everyone who is interested can enrol directly without prior application. Before registering for a Master programme the Bachelor’s degree has to be checked for equivalence and you need to make an appointment for an individual consultation with our student advisor.
The enrolment phase for the winter semester 2020/21 will start in July 2020.