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  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Degree Award: Master of Science
  • Language: German/English
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements

Physics, Engineering and Medicine - Master's Programme

The program provides optimum prerequisites for a career as scientist in medical research, industry or clinics with a focus on medical technology, neurosciences or acoustics.

Orientation and Goals

The master's degree programme Physics, Engineering and Medicine conveys and combines practical and interdisciplinary skills from physics and electrical engineering with theoretical competencies in medicine, biology and psychology.
Through its focus on hearing and speech research, as well as neurophysics, neurotechnology and medicine, the programme offers excellent training in the field of medical technology and enables an entry into an excellent research field and diverse career options in industry, clinic and university.
The programme is linked to the Cluster of Excellence "Hearing4all" and thus has a high degree of interdisciplinarity between physics, medicine, acoustics and neurosciences. It offers early research contacts and the opportunity to work at university and extra-university institutes such as Fraunhofer, HörTech and Hörzentrum Oldenburg.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2 or
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 1) or
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 3 in all four areas)

English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2 or
  • if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possibilities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

The field of medical technology is one of the most evolving industries in Germany.

The graduates of the master’s programme are excellently qualified in the field of applied physics and medical technology and have excellent career opportunities due to the high demand for specialists and the very good development possibilities in this field.

They also have very good prerequisites for the transition to a doctoral programme in Germany and abroad, very good chances for employment due to the international recognition of the programme and the possible specialization in the elective and professionalization areas.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Medical Engineering and Technology, Biomedical Engineering or Engineering Physics or from prior studies in a closely related field (specialist skills see admissions regulations)
  • English language proficiency at level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Application/Admission Procedures

This is an open admissions degree course, and application is possible only in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 30th September.

Please note
For open-admission Master's degree programmes it is strongly recommended to submit their applications as early as possible before 15 July for the winter semester and before 15 January for the summer semester. If the supporting documents are submitted after these dates but before the standard application deadlines, your application can only be processed at the start of the lecture period in the new semester. This may result serious problems (German document).
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