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Final Degree: Master of Science 

Materials Science

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Start of studies: winter or summer semester
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.


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.

Module Guide

The Module Guide describes the modules and the required courses belonging to the module.

  • The Module Guide (also called module handbook) is also published in the Campus Management System  C@MPUS (please click as follows: choose the degree - click on the book behind the study program's name).
The exam regulation is only availabe in German since it is an official document.
The examination regulations (in German: Prüfungsordnungen) include a survey of the required modules.

Materials Science - Master of Science

Exam Regulation
Exam Regulation
Old Exam Regulation

You find the exact interim regulations in the new Exam Regulation as of August 5, 2016.

Exam Regulation
First Amendment Exam Regulation
Satzung über die Änderung der Prüfungsordnungen zur Anpassung an die Lissabon-Konvention (§ 36a LHG)
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.

Closing Date

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.