Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. As such, it is the material basis of all natural sciences and all technical disciplines. It is a science that is based on activity, as it requires experimental and theoretical implementation, utilisation and further development of its content and methods.
It is also a quantitative science, as the aim of physics is the quantitatively reproducible description of processes in nature and the production of quantitative correlations between different phenomena and classes of phenomena. In order to achieve these targets, physics relies to a large extent on mathematical methods.
The wide range of tasks means that physics students must learn to be able to become acquainted with very different special subjects quickly in professional life, even if it was not part of their study programme. This skill relies on a profound understanding and clear command of the widest range of basic scientific information and methods possible, and this is the main focus of the study programme.
Students are only able to specialise in one subject and proceed in this subject up to the current limits of knowledge if they understand the basics of the discipline. This specialisation is achieved to a certain extent in the Bachelor’s programme by students selecting optional compulsory modules from different fields of physics, and via the Bachelor’s thesis that represents a separate introduction into the practical work in one of the research areas of the department.
The student’s own specialisation takes place at the beginning of the Master’s programme and culminates in the Master’s thesis in which students carry out independent work on a recent scientific problem. For this reason, the Master’s thesis represents a unique examination that is indispensable in the education of physicists.
- Bachelor’s degree in physics or a comparable degree
- entry examination set by the examination board
- Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove
either sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance
or English language skills were proven by:
TOEFL score at least 80 (ibt), 213 (cbt) or 550 (pbt)
IELTS score at least 6.5
Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records. The Bachelor’s thesis must be either completed or about to be completed, and a letter of recommendation from the thesis advisor must be submitted.
Mode of admission
Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
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Last updated February 8, 2018