Master Physics

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Exploring the Basic Laws of Nature and Setting the Basis for Technology

As a natural science, physics not only explores the basic laws governing our world but also provides the foundations for all technical development. Many new developments of great practical importance today are the result of insights and hypotheses in the field of physics.


With its varied range of electives, the Master’s degree programme offers students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one or more areas of physics. Particular value is placed on flexibility and learning through research within a research group. The six-month Master’s thesis project may be conducted in the field of Experimental or Theoretical Physics.

  • Theoretical and Experimental Core Courses Elective courses, e.g. from the fields of
    • Astrophysics
    • Atmospheric Physics
    • Biophysics
    • Solid-State Physics
    • Nuclear Physics
    • Medical Physics
    • Neuroinformatics
    • Quantum Electronics
    • Reactor Physics
    • Particle Physics
    • Theoretical Physics
  • Proseminars and semester papers
  • Master’s thesis (6 months)
  • A specialisation in High Energy Physics is offered as a Joint Master’s degree in collaboration with the École Polytechnique de Paris.

Credits ECTS: 90
Degree and title: Master of Science ETH in Physics

Unconditional transfer from
ETH Bachelor's degree programme Physics (in German)
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Master’s degree programme Physics

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