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Explore the wide range of study opportunities in physics presented by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz including a fast-track PhD program. JGU offers a top-level undergraduate and graduate education, including an international MSc degree and a Fast Track PhD. JGU ranks among the top 5 Physics programs in Germany. Our teaching philosophy stresses early research independence on all levels. The global network of partner universities opens up international career paths.

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Physics Degree Programs JGU

JGU's research-oriented teaching philosophy stresses early research independence. Specialty lectures and advanced courses allow you to pursue your personal research interests. We facilitate transitions without borders between different degree levels by offering flexible course options and individual mentoring by leading scientists.

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Education
Physics

Do you want to teach students the laws of the universe and explore the world of physics with them? Your Bachelor of Education lays the groundwork for your future teaching career. You can become a physicist and a teacher in six semesters.

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Bachelor of Science
Meteorology

The BSc program at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics imparts the essential basics of mathematics and physics. Students complete a comprehensive education program in theoretical and experimental meteorology, expanded by additional courses in a related subject.

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Bachelor of Science
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.

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Master of Science

Master of Education Physics

Der MEd findet vollständig auf Deutsch statt. Während Deines Studiums vertiefst Du Deine Kenntnisse der theoretischen und experimentellen Physik, die Du im BEd erworben hast, und Du lernst Arbeitstechniken und -methoden, die Dich auf Anforderungen im späteren Berufsleben vorbereiten. Nach 10 Semestern bist du bereit, das 1. Staatsexamen für den Unterricht an weiterführenden Schulen abzulegen.

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Master of Science Meteorology

Meteorology studies the earth's atmosphere to improve the understanding of its processes and enable researchers to make predictions. During your MSc great importance is placed on the practical phase of your Master's thesis where you observe and measure processes taking place in the atmosphere and evaluate the data using mathematical methods.

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Master of Science Physics

The MSc at JGU is a two-year international graduate degree, completely taught in English. The first two semesters focus on deepening your knowledge of theoretical and experimental physics gained in the BSc. The third and fourth semesters stress practical research experience and methods training for writing your final thesis.

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PH.D.

Fast Track PhD

If you already know that physics is your passion, the Fast Track PhD is the right degree for you. As an excellent BSc graduate, you can jumpstart your research career by directly moving on to the PhD level. During the first two semesters, you complete advanced courses while already starting your own research project. The Fast Track can be completed in collaboration with all participating research institutions on campus, including the PRISMA Cluster of Excellence.

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Structured PhD

Die strukturierte Promotion verbindet individuelle Forschung mit einem umfassenden Programm mit wissenschaftlichen Kursen und Soft Skills. An der JGU wird die strukturierte Promotion von der MAINZ Graduate School of Materials Science in Zusammenarbeit mit Forschungszentren vor Ort, wie dem Max-Planck-Graduiertenzentrum und der Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research angeboten.Die durchschnittliche Dauer einer strukturierten Promotion beträgt drei Jahre.

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Individual PhD

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.

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