The interdisciplinary M.Sc. Materials Science program is aimed at students with a bachelor's degree in materials science/materials science, chemistry, physics and related fields. Entry is possible in the summer and winter semesters.
The 4-semester Master's program is located at the Otto Schott Institute for Materials Research and is supported by two faculties. The professorships at the institute deal with metallic materials, glass chemistry, surface and interface technology, biomaterials and composites, the mechanics of functional materials, computational materials science, as well as bioactive glasses, and offer students a wide range of electives for specification and specialization. In addition to the materials science professorships, students in Jena also benefit from the offerings of the Institute of Applied Physics (laser technology, micro- and nano-optics), the Institute of Solid State Physics (photovoltaics, superconductivity and thin film physics) and the Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry de (self-healing materials, polysaccharides), among others. In addition, the Master's curriculum encourages participation in current research projects of the chairs.
Jena itself is a young, dynamic city ("Happy -Jena Edition") with a wide range of cultural and sports activities. The Studierendenwerk Thüringen operates dining halls, has a large offer of furnished shared rooms, advises on questions regarding BAföG and much more.