STUDY. RESEARCH.
INSPIRE.

Degree Programs

Be extraordinary - Explore the wide range of study opportunities in physics presented by JGU Mainz including a fast-track PhD program.

Research

To boldly go where no one has gone before - Be a part of large-scale research experiments at MAMI, TRIGA or with high-ranked partner institutions like CERN.

Why JGU?

Excellence in science combined with savoir vivre - Mainz and JGU offer the ideal infrastructure for leading worldwide research in physics.

As an international university in Germany, the JGU offers a top-level undergraduate and graduate education in physics, including an international MSc degree, a Master of Education in Physics and a fast-track PhD option. The teaching philosophy at Johannes Gutenberg University stresses early research independence on all degree levels. Students can participate in large-scale research experiments conducted at MAMI, TRIGA, or one of the partner institutions such as the CERN in Geneva and the GSI Darmstadt. Small group sizes and an excellent student-teacher ratio ensure individual mentoring and well-grounded learning progress. The MAINZ Graduate School of Materials Science and the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence offer regular summer schools, seminars, and research internships. The global network of partner universities opens up international career paths in physics.

Our Degrees - Your Perspectives

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor of Science Physics, Bachelor of Meterology, Bachelor of Education Physics

The Bachelor is your entry point to exploring the laws of nature and the origin of the Universe on the highest level of academic excellence. The six-semester Bachelor offers you a comprehensive physics education while at the same time fostering early specialization and research experience.

Key Facts: 6 semesters, 180 ECTS, early research experience, fast-track PhD option, no tuition
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Master Degree

Master of Science Physik, Master of Science Meteorologie, Master of Education Physik

Der MSc ist ein zwei Jahre internationaler weiterbildender Abschluss, welcher vollständig auf Englisch stattfindet. Der MEd findet auf Deutsch statt. Die ersten zwei Semester befassen sich hauptsächlich damit, die im Bachelor erworbenen Kenntnisse der theoretischen und experimentellen Physik zu vertiefen. Im dritten und vierten Semester wird praktische Forschungserfahrung gesammelt, gefolgt von der Verfassung der finalen Arbeit.

Auf einen Blick: 4 Semester, 120 ECTS, Spezialvorlesungen, einfacher Übergang ins Promotionsprogramm, keine Studiengebühren.
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PhD Program

doctor rerum naturalium

Egal ob man sich für akademische Forschung oder Industrie entscheidet, ein Doktortitel der JGU öffnet viele Türen. Die Promotion erfolgt unter der Beratung eines JGU Professors. Es basiert auf ein Forschungsprojekt, welches das Thema einer Dissertation und mündlichen Prüfung wird. Es gibt keine obligatorische Lehrveranstaltungen zu belegen. Lehrmöglichkeiten stehen zur Verfügung.

Auf einen Blick: Stipendien und Forschungsstellen sind verfügbar, Forschungsaufenthalte im Ausland, Vereinbarkeit von Berufs- und Familienleben, Karriereentwicklung.

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THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT

The Johannes Gutenberg University offers everything you need to start your career in physics. The six-semester Bachelor offers you a comprehensive Physics education while at the same time fostering early specialization and research experience. The Bachelor is offered in three tracks, namely in Physics, Meteorology and Education. The next step is our research-oriented Master program with its unique features including great opportunities for research in physics, flexible course choices, and individual mentoring due to an excellent student-teacher ratio.

Graduate School of Excellence Materials Science

MAINZ offers innovative scientific, technical and complementary PhD training combined with excellent research in materials science.

PRISMA Intership Program in Particle Physics

PRISMA offers internships for outstanding graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in physics.

Master Academy in Physics

This 5-week Master Academy offers intensive training on selected topics in fundamental physics, networking and research experience in international collaborations, and social activities.

Research Infrastructure

The basis of our research is our excellent infrastructure.

Research Groups

Our research efforts are organized in five overarching working groups to maximize synergy effects in the daily research work.

Affiliated Institutions

Several research institutions on campus of JGU provide additional infrastructure.

Internationality

As an international center for research and teaching, JGU has a special commitment to crossing the boundaries between nations and cultures.

Cooperations

JGU has established a world-wide network of partner institutions concerning research and teaching projects.

Partnerships

JGU is committed to driving forward the development of a range of global partnership activity.

What our professors say about JGU

Prof. Dr. Lucia Masetti

Professor for Experimental Particle Physics, ATLAS Group

"Advanced physics studies allow you to follow your curiosity to explain the basic laws of nature."

Prof. Dr. Concettina Sfienti

Physics professor, nuclear physicist in love with science!

"Concettina Sfienti on building bridges for young researchers at the new Master Academy and passing on the love of science"

Jun. Prof. Dr. Matthias Schott

Lichtenberg Professor at ETAP group (Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics)

"A Master’s is essential for a career in research and industry."

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wittig

Professor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics & coordinator of PRISMA Cluster of Excellence

"As a Master’s ‘student’ at JGU, you are already treated as a researcher."

Prof. Dr. Jure Demsar

Professor for solid state experimental physics

"Physics is a future-oriented field because it drives technological advancement"

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