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Master of Science 

Materials Science

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: English

During the first year of your studies in the Master’s in Materials Science program, you will deepen the basic knowledge acquired for your Bachelor’s degree. At the same time, in two specialized subjects, you will add knowledge and competences that lead up to the current state of research in the field. The University of Stuttgart‘s outstanding infrastructure will let you choose from a wide selection of specialization subjects.

In your second year of studies, one of these specialized subjects will lead you to your own research project (Master’s thesis) for which you take part in one of the many materials science work groups. In this discipline, you can expect to study in an international environment, since many of your fellow students will be from other countries.

The Master’s program Materials Science

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You should have an interest in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Also important is being able to think in an interdisciplinary fashion within the natural sciences realm and liking mathematical-analytical thinking.

You will also need to demonstrate at least a basic command of the English language, since the lectures are given in English. Please refer to the admissions policy for details.

Admission Restrictions

The complete information on the admission process, required knowledge of English, and the criteria for the assessment of professional suitability can be found in the admission regulations.

Language requirements

The courses of the study program are held in English, therefore a very good knowledge of the English language is absolutely necessary.


For the winter semester (until July 15) and for the summer semester (until January 15)

The degree allows you to choose from a wide offer of occupations ranging from material selection and counseling to quality management. It qualifies you to work independently and autonomously in industrial research as well as basic research in public institutions.

Studying abroad: what opportunities does the University of Stuttgart has to offer?

Are you interested in going on exchange for a semester or two? Or would you rather do some research or attend a language course? Have you ever thought of joining a Summer School or planned an internship abroad? Whatever you have in mind for your exchange, the International Office will help you make your stay abroad an unforgettable experience. The first step will be to sign up online for our information sessions at the International Office that are offered on a regular basis. We look forward to your registration!


The quality of this degree program has been certified.



Ralf Schacherl

Fachstudienberatung Materialwissenschaft

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