Materials Science

Master of Science 

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: English

Welcome to M.Sc. Materials Science!

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The Materials Science study program

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Master of Science

Introductory events in summer semester

The lecture period for the summer semester will begin on 08.04.2024. Information on the start of the semester is provided as follows:

  1. There will be an online information session via Webex about the Master's program in Materials Science for first-year students for the summer semester of 2024. This session will be available on four different dates via Webex. Please note that these events are identical, so attendance at only one date is required.
  2. The Student Representatives of Materials Science will also be offering events at the start of the lecture period. Detailed information will follow shortly on this website. 
    The event will be on 05.04. at 14:00 CET. Location to be announced.
    It will be a hybrid event, in case some students haven't reached the country by that date.
    From the international office qe have also been asked to share the dates for the workshops that they offer as part of their orientation days. The dates for said workshops are in the following link:
  3. The International Office of the University of Stuttgart has published the information brochure "Pre-Departure-brochure" for first-year students.

Note: Please check your emails from your University of Stuttgart account regularly, as we will be sending you further information through this account.

Information for new international students

An extensive welcome and orientation program, organized by the International Office, awaits our international students: assistance for your first experiences in Stuttgart, an orientation week, informative events and much more.

Class schedules, lectures at the Institute for Materials Science and further information is published on the institute's website.

What job prospects are available to me after graduation?

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.


Approximately half of all Masters of Science in Materials Science students earn their PhD and thereby specialize themselves in academic working techniques. Compared to many other subjects, earning a PhD is not mandatory in Materials Science: The employment prospects within industry are not any lower without a PhD title. Should you be striving for an academic career path though, then earning a PhD is a necessity. The strong academic environment in Stuttgart makes for relatively favorable conditions to earn a PhD as well as an academic career path.


The quality of this degree program has been certified.


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Ralf Schacherl


Fachstudienberatung Materialwissenschaft

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Student Counseling Center

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