MSc in Natural Sciences at University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

University of Koblenz-Landau • Koblenz 3 Semesters
Gernamy Full Time
Master of Science in Applied Natural Sciences Onsite

The Master’s degree in Applied Natural Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau (on the Koblenz Campus) is an interdisciplinary program that enables graduates of Bachelor’s programs in applied natural sciences to work in the research fields comprising chemistry, physics, and material sciences. It combines concepts of chemistry and physics in material science as well as environmental sciences, which is of increasing importance in terms of environmental protection, and offers a broad range of electives, e.g., mathematics, biology, geoscience, economics, and computer science.

Due to its interdisciplinary and applied approach, the program enables its graduates to synthesize and characterize functional materials, but it is not an engineering program.

An international direction of the study program is realized by our international research staff, regular talks of guest lecturers from abroad, and internships that can be undertaken all over the world. All mandatory courses are taught in English. The program can be completed entirely in English. However, German language skills are highly recommended for internships (not required) or later work in the regional industry.

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Course Details:

Study Contents:

  • Synthesis, characterisation and applications of functional materials and environmental sciences
  • Electives allow for setting an individual focus (mathematics, biology, geoscience, economics, and computer science)
  • Lectures will be held in English (choices of electives are thus restricted)
  • Possibility of studying abroad for a semester

The Master’s programme comprises three semesters of full-time study with a total amount of 90 ECTS. For students with a Bachelor’s with 180 ECTS, an additional 30 ECTS (one semester) is offered. Ultimately, a total of 300 ECTS have to be earned.

The Master’s programme provides the qualifications required for a consecutive PhD programme.

The programme consists of a compulsory part on solid state physics as well as characterisation of functional materials. This gives students a broad knowledge in the field of functional materials (12 ECTS). Electives (36 ECTS) offer students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in physics and chemistry of functional materials and environmental aspects as well as in a broad range of other fields, such as biology, geosciences, mathematics and computer sciences. The practical phase comprises a research project (12 ECTS) and the final Master’s thesis (25 ECTS) with a final oral exam (5 ECTS).

Enrollment Requirements:

  • BSc in Applied Natural Sciences conferred by Universität Koblenz-Landau or equivalent degree (final grade 2.5 or better)
  • The board of examiners decides on any exceptions on the basis of applications submitted.
  • Exceptions in this regard are a Bachelor’s thesis with the grade 1.5 or better or professional experience of at least one year in the field of chemistry and physics of functional materials.
  • Prerequisites are a scientifically based command of higher mathematics, classical physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, optics) and basic modern physics (atomic and molecular physics, quantum mechanics) on the level of experimental physics as well as in the basics and applications of general and inorganic chemistry, substance classes and reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry and material laws and states of matter in physical chemistry.


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Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free Of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Natural Science

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Language Requirements:

Knowledge in English equivalent to B2 level or better is required.

Application Deadline:

  • EU applicants:
    15 January for the summer semester; 15 July for the winter semester
  • Non-EU applicants:
    15 December for the summer semester; 15 June for the winter semester

Due to the long visa application process, we strongly advise non-EU students to apply for the summer semester by 15 November and for the winter semester by 15 May.

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Universität Koblenz-Landau c/o uni-assist e.V. 11507 Berlin Germany

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