Master of Science Soft Matter and Materials

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The study of soft matter and soft materials requires a comprehensive understanding of physics and chemistry in this field. The goal of the Master's program Soft Matter and Materials is to provide technical knowledge and conceptual competence related to the production of building blocks (e.g. polymers, supramolecular tectons, colloids) and the structure-dynamics-property relationships of soft matter and materials. Functional concepts will be learned based on general synthetic components, in addition to biologically-relevant components.Knowledge of the technical processing and industrial utilization of soft materials will round off the training.

The study program is offered in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt (TU-Da) and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P).

All teaching and learning content is in English.

Information & Application
The new English Master's progam "Soft Matter and Materials“ has started in winter semester 2023/2024. The current application for the summer semester runs from October 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024.

Information about the application process can be found here.


Examination regulations

valid from WiSe 2023/24

Examination regulations German 

Examination regulations English 

Please note that the English document is a non-binding convenience translation. Only the German version of the document entitled “Ordnung für die Prüfung im Masterstudiengang „Soft Matter and Materials“ des Fachbereich 09 – Chemie, Pharmazie, Geographie und Geowissenschaften der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz und des Fachbereichs 05 Physik der Technischen Universität Darmstadt,” dated March 20, 2023, has legal validity.


Student Advising Manager
(Study-related organisation and administration)
Departmental Advisor
(Advice on the content, structure and study planning)

Dr. Saskia Pante
Duesbergweg 10-14
Building 2121
Room 00-120
Phone +49 6131 39-28935

Office hours by appointment

Dr. Moritz Susewind
Duesbergweg 10-14
Building 2121
Room 03-424
Phone +49 6131 39-30687

Office hours by appointment