Study information
Key facts
Master of Science
4 Semesters
Teaching language
Tuition fee
Semester contribution
€ 262,37
Start of studies
Winter semester
Part-time possible
Find your application procedure

Programme summary

The goal of this programme is to prepare students for research-oriented and science-based careers in optics and optical technologies and to provide the foundation for further academic programmes within and outside of academia. Students will gain profound knowledge of experimental and theoretical optics as well as specialised training in various subfields of optics.

Master and doctoral programmes in Photonics at the Abbe School of Photonics

Special features

All courses and examinations are held in English. Practical experience is integrated into each of the first three semesters. The research and practical components can be completed at either an institute of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, external research institutes, or research-oriented companies in the field of physics.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the M.Sc. Photonics have excellent prospects. Industry currently lacks qualified employees so that students of the programme often receive one or more job offer before completing the programme. Graduates are often sought for challenging and technically demanding positions not only in the fields of optics and photonics, but also in telecommunications and laser technology. Alternatively, graduates can pursue a scientific career, e.g. a Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Photonics.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent Show content

For this master programme you need a subject-specific bachelor degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or a recognised equivalent.

Language requirements Show content

For this master's programme the following language proficiency is required:

  • English at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language. A sufficient language certificate as proof is mandatory!
Study advice - Abbe School of Photonics
Albert-Einstein-Straße 6
07745 Jena
+49 3641 9-47963
+49 3641 9-47966
Opening hours:
by arrangement
Master Service Centre
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-411555
+49 3641 9-411552
Office hours:
Until further notice we do not offer personal consultation. Consultation hours via phone have been adjusted as well.

Consultation hours by PHONE:

Tuesday 9-11 AM
Wednesday 9-11 AM
Thursday 9-11 AM
Postal address:
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Master Service Centre
07737 Jena
Examinations Office of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Max-Wien-Platz 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-47013
+49 3641 9-47012
Central Academic Advisory Service
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-31111
+49 3641 9-31122
Share this page
The Friedrich Schiller University on social media:
Studying amid excellence:
  • Logo of the "Total E-Quality" initiative
  • Logo of the best practice club "Family in Higher Education Institutions"
  • Logo of the "Partner University of High Performance Sports" project
  • Logo of quality of German Accreditation Council - system accredited
Top of the page