BSc. and MSc. in Physics
BSc. and MSc. programmes
Bachelor of Science in Physics
In the six semesters of the Bachelor of Science programme the basics of classical and modern physics and the required mathematics is taught. You will gain insight into an elective subject outside of physics. In particular, the curriculum includes:
Experimental Physics (semesters 1-5): Investigation of physical phenomena in experiments, derivation and explanation of fundamental laws
Lab courses (semesters 1-6): Learning experimental techniques and the evaluation of experimental data. With the project and electronics lab courses we offer practical training at the most modern level.
Mathematics for physicists (Semesters 1-3)
Theoretical physics (semesters 2-5): Derivation of physical laws from fundamental axioms using mathematical methods
Data processing in physics (Semester 1)
Physical electives (semester 4-6)
Non-physical electives: In the first two semesters you can choose between astronomy, chemistry, computer science, materials science and physical chemistry. In the semesters 3-6 you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of these subjects or to take further ones.
Key skills: e.g. language, rhetoric or programming courses
Bachelor thesis (6th semester): A first independent research work at the end of the Bachelor’s programme
The Bachelor’s programme in Erlangen is taught in German only.
Master of Sciences in Physics
The Master’s degree program in physics is designed for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in physics or in a closely related subject. It aims at an advanced training in selected fields of physics, offers the opportunity for specialization and, finally, in its second phase, provides a one-year training phase directed towards the capability of performing independent research.
The language of instruction in the Master’s program is English.
The Master’s program can be started either in the winter term (October) or in the summer term (April).
Structure of the Master’s program in Physics
The first year of study focuses on the deepening of theoretical and experimental foundations and methods of physics. In addition to obligatory advanced courses in theoretical and experimental physics, it includes elective physics and non-physics courses, as well as lab courses. The second year of study is dedicated entirely to a research project in experimental or theoretical physics, the results of which are documented in the Master’s thesis and are presented in a public lecture. You can choose from the study focuses
- Astrophysics and astroparticle physics
- Condensed matter physics
- Optical sciences
- Physics in life sciences
- Quantum Technologies
- Theoretical physics.
Detailed information including application process can be found under https://www.physics.nat.fau.eu/msc-in-physics/