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Physics

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Physics looks at the basic relationships in nature. It is therefore considered to be the basic science of all natural sciences. Physicists deal with the properties and behavior of matter and fields in space and time as well as the dynamics of space and time itself.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Physics looks at the basic relationships in nature. It is therefore considered to be the basic science of all natural sciences. Physicists deal with the properties and behavior of matter and fields in space and time as well as the dynamics of space and time itself.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Physical principles and models find application in the engineering sciences, as well as in disciplines beyond the natural sciences, such as the quantitative sciences, for instance. The career fields in which physicists find employment are unusually manifold. They include fundamental research at universities and research institutes, various branches of industry, above all in the applied research and development of products and processes, production and distribution, public administration, the patent sector, environmental agencies, and even hospitals.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen
  • Berufsbildende Schulen

More informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Physics
  • Master of Science Space Sciences and Technologies – Sensing, Processing, Communication
  • Master of Science Environmental Physics

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Students receive a sound grounding, which covers the full scope of experimental and theoretical physics. They also gain insights into the research specialisations at the University of Bremen: biophysics, solid-state physics, environmental physics, applied optics and the theory of dynamic systems contribute towards Bremen University's outstanding reputation for fundamental research, as well as applied and interdisciplinary research.

Course schedule

Compulsory, elective and optional

Compulsory subjects: Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Advanced Mathematics, Chemistry.
Compulsory Electives: Biophysics, Computational Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Theoretical Physics, Environmental Physics.
Electives: In the field of General Studies "English specialist texts", "Computer & Software" and many more are available.

Typical course types

At the beginning of the course of study, during the teaching of the basics, the teaching takes place mainly in the form of lectures and accompanying exercises and tutorials. In lectures a professor mainly teaches and students mainly listen. Within the corresponding exercises, individual topics and questions from the lecture will be taken up and discussed in depth. Exercises are usually offered by the provider of the lecture or the respective scientific staff. Tutorials are led by senior students. Tutorials serve to deepen the contents of methodically oriented subjects. Later on in the course of study the methods of teaching increasingly change to seminars and project work. In contrast to a lecture, seminars are more geared towards student participation. The topics of the seminar are discussed between students and professors; students can do presentations. Project work means mainly working and researching independently.

Major fields

Specializations are available in the following subjects: biophysics, computer-aided materials science, solid state physics, theoretical physics, environmental physics.

Courses in the didactics of physics are offered to students intending to become teachers (Lehramt).

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

The General Studies (GS) form the complementary studies that students can take on beyond the scientific studies in order to acquire individually fitting knowledge and competences. General Studies also include courses on general academic education and career exploration. In the study program Electrical Engineering / Information Technology with Management, methodical subjects (analysis of economic data, statistics) are integrated into the General Studies. In the elective area, students can choose from the GS program offered by the entire university.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

In Erziehungswissenschaft werden allgemeine erziehungswissenschaftliche sowie schulpädagogisch-didaktische Grundlagen vermittelt. Damit verbunden ist das Orientierungspraktikum: Es dient dazu, erste pädagogische und unterrichtspraktische Erfahrungen in einem schulischen Kontext zu sammeln und so die eigene pädagogische Eignung und Neigung zu überprüfen. Im Bereich der Schlüsselqualifikationen werden fachübergreifende berufsbezogene Kompetenzen vermittelt, beispielsweise Methoden- und Kommunikationskompetenz. Pflicht innerhalb der Schlüsselqualifikationen ist an der Uni Bremen der „Umgang mit heterogenen Lerngruppen“. Je nach angestrebtem Schultyp entfallen 13-23% des Bachelorstudiums auf diesen Bereich.

Practical

Internships are generally recommended. As part of the general studies (see above) exploration of the professional practice of physicists at a workplace in a non-university institute or a company provided.


Students intending to become teachers (Lehramt) must complete a 7-week practice period during which they teach a physics subject.

Study abroad

Students may undertake a stay abroad, although this is not compulsory.

Exams forms

Module examinations can be carried out in the following forms:
1. Oral examinations of at least 15 to a maximum of 30 minutes for one-semester modules and of at least 30 minutes to a maximum of 60 minutes for two-semester modules
2. Written Exams of 60 to 180 minutes duration
3. Seminar lectures from 20 to 45 minutes duration
4. Seminar papers

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Anyone who is particularly curious and enjoys solving complex problems is in the right place in physics. In addition to these qualities, students should also have a very good logical-mathematical understanding and a good dose of stamina. In return, the study provides deep insights into fascinating fields of research and trains students in modern theories and experimentation techniques.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Berufsbildende Schulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The Institutes of Physics reflect the main research areas:
- Institute for Biophysics    
- Institute for Didactics of Natural Sciences (IDN)
- Institute for Solid State Physics (IFP)
- Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP)
- Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP)
- Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science (BCCMS)

Teachers

16 male and 2 female professors in physics

Students

37 female and 111 male students

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Physik Studiengangsausschuss Physik
Building: NW1, Office: U1050
E-Mail: stugaphy(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 62716

Mittwochs um 13:00 Uhr s.t.

Departmental counseling

PD Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weissenmayer
Building: NW1, Office: S2440
E-Mail: studium(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62105

Studies centre

PD Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weissenmayer
Building: NW1, Office: S2440
E-Mail: studium(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62105
Ose Leendertz
Building: NW1, Office: S 2420
E-Mail: studium(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 62712

nach Vereinbarung

Department secretariat

Andrea Danz
Building: NW1, Office: S2400
E-Mail: adanz(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62703

Examination’s Board secretariat

Marina Depke
Building: NW1, Office: S2360
E-Mail: mdepke(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62708

Status

23.12.2018
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Physics looks at the basic relationships in nature. It is therefore considered to be the basic science of all natural sciences. Physicists deal with the properties and behavior of matter and fields in space and time as well as the dynamics of space and time itself.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Physical principles and models find application in the engineering sciences, as well as in disciplines beyond the natural sciences, such as the quantitative sciences, for instance. The career fields in which physicists find employment are unusually manifold. They include fundamental research at universities and research institutes, various branches of industry, above all in the applied research and development of products and processes, production and distribution, public administration, the patent sector, environmental agencies, and even hospitals.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen
  • Berufsbildende Schulen

More informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Physics
  • Master of Science Space Sciences and Technologies – Sensing, Processing, Communication
  • Master of Science Environmental Physics

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Students receive a sound grounding, which covers the full scope of experimental and theoretical physics. They also gain insights into the research specialisations at the University of Bremen: biophysics, solid-state physics, environmental physics, applied optics and the theory of dynamic systems contribute towards Bremen University's outstanding reputation for fundamental research, as well as applied and interdisciplinary research.

Course schedule

Compulsory, elective and optional

Compulsory subjects: Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Advanced Mathematics, Chemistry.
Compulsory Electives: Biophysics, Computational Materials Science, Solid State Physics, Theoretical Physics, Environmental Physics.
Electives: In the field of General Studies "English specialist texts", "Computer & Software" and many more are available.

Typical course types

At the beginning of the course of study, during the teaching of the basics, the teaching takes place mainly in the form of lectures and accompanying exercises and tutorials. In lectures a professor mainly teaches and students mainly listen. Within the corresponding exercises, individual topics and questions from the lecture will be taken up and discussed in depth. Exercises are usually offered by the provider of the lecture or the respective scientific staff. Tutorials are led by senior students. Tutorials serve to deepen the contents of methodically oriented subjects. Later on in the course of study the methods of teaching increasingly change to seminars and project work. In contrast to a lecture, seminars are more geared towards student participation. The topics of the seminar are discussed between students and professors; students can do presentations. Project work means mainly working and researching independently.

Major fields

Specializations are available in the following subjects: biophysics, computer-aided materials science, solid state physics, theoretical physics, environmental physics.

Courses in the didactics of physics are offered to students intending to become teachers (Lehramt).

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

The General Studies (GS) form the complementary studies that students can take on beyond the scientific studies in order to acquire individually fitting knowledge and competences. General Studies also include courses on general academic education and career exploration. In the study program Electrical Engineering / Information Technology with Management, methodical subjects (analysis of economic data, statistics) are integrated into the General Studies. In the elective area, students can choose from the GS program offered by the entire university.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

In Erziehungswissenschaft werden allgemeine erziehungswissenschaftliche sowie schulpädagogisch-didaktische Grundlagen vermittelt. Damit verbunden ist das Orientierungspraktikum: Es dient dazu, erste pädagogische und unterrichtspraktische Erfahrungen in einem schulischen Kontext zu sammeln und so die eigene pädagogische Eignung und Neigung zu überprüfen. Im Bereich der Schlüsselqualifikationen werden fachübergreifende berufsbezogene Kompetenzen vermittelt, beispielsweise Methoden- und Kommunikationskompetenz. Pflicht innerhalb der Schlüsselqualifikationen ist an der Uni Bremen der „Umgang mit heterogenen Lerngruppen“. Je nach angestrebtem Schultyp entfallen 13-23% des Bachelorstudiums auf diesen Bereich.

Practical

Internships are generally recommended. As part of the general studies (see above) exploration of the professional practice of physicists at a workplace in a non-university institute or a company provided.


Students intending to become teachers (Lehramt) must complete a 7-week practice period during which they teach a physics subject.

Study abroad

Students may undertake a stay abroad, although this is not compulsory.

Exams forms

Module examinations can be carried out in the following forms:
1. Oral examinations of at least 15 to a maximum of 30 minutes for one-semester modules and of at least 30 minutes to a maximum of 60 minutes for two-semester modules
2. Written Exams of 60 to 180 minutes duration
3. Seminar lectures from 20 to 45 minutes duration
4. Seminar papers

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Anyone who is particularly curious and enjoys solving complex problems is in the right place in physics. In addition to these qualities, students should also have a very good logical-mathematical understanding and a good dose of stamina. In return, the study provides deep insights into fascinating fields of research and trains students in modern theories and experimentation techniques.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen + Berufsbildende Schulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
optional for teacher training
72CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Internship regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The Institutes of Physics reflect the main research areas:
- Institute for Biophysics    
- Institute for Didactics of Natural Sciences (IDN)
- Institute for Solid State Physics (IFP)
- Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP)
- Institute for Environmental Physics (IUP)
- Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science (BCCMS)

Teachers

16 male and 2 female professors in physics

Students

37 female and 111 male students

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Physik Studiengangsausschuss Physik
Building: NW1, Office: U1050
E-Mail: stugaphy(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 62716

Mittwochs um 13:00 Uhr s.t.

Departmental counseling

PD Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weissenmayer
Building: NW1, Office: S2440
E-Mail: studium(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62105

Studies centre

PD Dr. Annette Ladstätter-Weissenmayer
Building: NW1, Office: S2440
E-Mail: studium(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62105
Ose Leendertz
Building: NW1, Office: S 2420
E-Mail: studium(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 62712

nach Vereinbarung

Department secretariat

Andrea Danz
Building: NW1, Office: S2400
E-Mail: adanz(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62703

Examination’s Board secretariat

Marina Depke
Building: NW1, Office: S2360
E-Mail: mdepke(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62708

Status

23.12.2018