The MEd is completly taught in German. During your study you deepen your knowledge of theoretical and experimental physics gained in the BEd and you learn work techniques and methods that will prepare you for demands in later teaching careers. After 10 semesters you will be ready to take the 1st State Examination for teaching at Secondary Schools .
The German constitution grants free education as a basic right. Hence, except for a small semester fee (around 320 EUR per semester) that includes a regional transportation ticket. There are no tuition fees. The living expenses in Germany, as well as housing in Mainz, are fairly reasonable compared to other European destinations.
Shared housing in the center city is available starting at 300 EUR per month, special student housing in apartments or dorms is also offered by JGU. Food, incl. fresh fruit and vegetables, is about 30% less costly on average than in France, the U.K. or the U.S.
You can start your MEd in the winter and summer semester. The MEd is offered in German with a few advanced lectures available in English.
As a foreign applicant, JGU requires knowledge of German on B1 level. Special preparatory courses in maths (“Vorkurse”) equip you with all the knowledge you need to have the best starting position for your physics degree.
The faculty in Physics amounts to around 70 professors and some 300 academic staff members. This equals a student-to-professor ratio of almost 1:1 for every newly starting MEd student.
Most researchers are active in groundbreaking international experiments such as ATLAS or JUNO. Individual mentoring, small-group tutoring, and early research experience with junior and senior physicists ensure high-quality training and individual support.
Due to the significance of physics for the sustainability of society, highly qualified physics lessons at the schools of further education are essential.
Well-trained teachers are an indispensable part of this. At the University of Mainz, students on the teacher training course are ready to take the first state examination for teaching at secondary schools in 10 semesters.
With around 33,000 students from 120 nations, JGU has one of the largest and most international student populations in Germany. Most of the 250 courses of study at JGU are offered on the central campus in Mainz with a vibrant student life.
JGU is known among students and international visitors for its open-minded and friendly atmosphere. A broad range of on- and off-campus social activities are offered by student groups that help you integrate quickly.
"Advanced physics studies allow you to follow your curiosity to explain the basic laws of nature."
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"A Master’s is essential for a career in research and industry."
"As a Master’s ‘student’ at JGU, you are already treated as a researcher."
"Physics is a future-oriented field because it drives technological advancement"