Studies Master Nanoscience

The Master's Programme Nanoscience

The master’s programme offers specialised, research-related advanced studies with a broad spectrum of individual specialisation choices.

The standard period of study for the master's programme is four semesters. The first two semesters you attend modules, followed by several weeks of exam preparation and six to nine months for writing your master's thesis. In the master's thesis you independently work on a larger scientific project. After you have completed the thesis, you will present your findings in a colloquium which is open to the whole department and defend your results in an expert discussion. To successfully complete the master's programme, you need to acquire 60 ECTS credits in the modules. Additionally, you have to complete an internship of two months (10 ECTS credits) You can work with e.g. private or public institutions in Germany or abroad. This internship is a great help for your career planning. You can acquire a total of 120 ECTS credits in the master's programme. One ECTS credits corresponds to 25 - 30 working hours.

In the chemistry modules of the subject area A (chemistry) you can select advanced courses worth either 6 or 12 ECTS credits. In the 6-credit courses you usually study theoretical aspects in lectures, seminars and exercises. The 12-credit courses also include extensive practical project work in research groups. The modules of the subject area B (physics) consist of courses that change every semester.


Subject area A: Chemical aspects of functional materials

The courses are offered as 6 or 12 ECTS credit courses.

  • Current Issues and Methods in Nanoscience (Dr. K. Boldt), WS
  • Dispersion Colloids in Research and Industry (Prof. Dr. A. Wittemann), WS
  • Materials Science Strategies Towards Energy Technology and

    Nanomedicine (Prof. Dr. S. Polarz), not offered in winter semester 2019

  • Nano Chemistry and Analytics (Prof. Dr. H. Cölfen), WS
  • Surface Science and Heterogeneous Catalysis (Prof. Dr. S. Polarz), SS
  • Synthesis and Properties of Functional Materials (Prof. Dr. S. Mecking), SS

WS Winter semester, SS Summer semester

Subject area B: Physical aspects of functional materials

The Department of Physics has a regularly changing offer of master's courses.

Winter semester 2019/20:

  • Semiconductor Technology and Physics of Solar Cells (10 Cr)
  • Magnetism and Spin-Dependent Transport  (10 Cr)
  • Statistical Mechanics (10 Cr)
  • Quantum Information Theory (10 Cr)
  • Solid State Physics (9 Cr)
  • The Physics of Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells (4 Cr)
  • Electron Microscopy (10 Cr)
  • Electronic Transport in Nanostructures (10 Cr)

Summer semester 2019:

  • Semiconductor Physics (10 Cr)
  • Quantum Field Theory for Non-equilibrium Phenomena (10 Cr)
  • Computer Simulations of Many-Body Systems (10 Cr)
  •  Magnetism and Spin-Dependent Transport (10 Cr)
  •  Computer Physics 1 (4 Cr)
  •  Soft Matter Physics (10 Cr)
  •  Limits of Knowledge (10 Cr)
  •  Electronics 2 (5 Cr)
  •  Stochastic processes (10 Cr)
  •  The Physics of Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells (10 Cr)
  •  Technical Optics: Principles and Applications in Hightech-Industry (10 Cr)

Subject area C: Additional chemistry courses

The courses are offered as 6 or 12 ECTS credit courses.

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry, WS
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry, WS
  • Biophysical Chemistry, WS
  • Biopolymer Chemistry (Nucleic Acids, Carbohydrates, Proteins), SS
  • Computational Chemistry, SS
  • Gene Expression and Replication, WS
  • High-resolution NMR spectroscopy directed to biological and biophysical applications,  SS
  • Industrial Chemistry and Renewable Resources, WS
  • Metal-organic Chemistry and Catalysis, SS
  • Methods crossing disciplines: from Chemistry to Biology, SS
  • Molecular Spectroscopy, SS
  • Organometallic Chemistry of the Main Group Elements, WS
  • Synthesis of natural products and drugs, SS

 The following courses do not take place at the moment:

  • Modern methods of elektroanalytical chemistry (Prof. Dr. R. Winter)
  • Organometallics in Organic Syntheses, WS
  • Polycyclic natural products and their total synthesis (Prof. Dr. T. Gaich)

WS Winter semester, SS Summer semester