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Physics

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Physics is the science of inanimate nature. It is concerned with the properties and behaviour of matter and fields in space and time, as well as the dynamics of space and time itself. Physics is regarded as the fundamental science upon which all others are based, such as for example the science of astronomy, chemistry, up to and including biology.

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Basic data

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

Enrolment for advanced students

The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Physics is the science of inanimate nature. It is concerned with the properties and behaviour of matter and fields in space and time, as well as the dynamics of space and time itself. Physics is regarded as the fundamental science upon which all others are based, such as for example the science of astronomy, chemistry, up to and including biology.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Physicists work on basic and application-oriented problems both in public research laboratories and in industrial research laboratories. The topics range from cosmology and elementary particle physics, which are usually dealt with in large international working groups, to the physics of condensed matter and materials and innovative technology. Physics is the starting point of future-oriented high technologies, from microelectronics to nanotechnology, and without its participation sustainable contributions to the solution of energy and environmental problems are inconceivable.

Physicists are highly regarded for their ability to systematically analyse complex processes in science, technology and industry from a quantitative point of view and to further develop them innovatively. Because of these analytical skills, physics graduates are also sought-after in occupational fields that are otherwise reserved exclusively for engineers and in more remote areas such as management consulting and insurance.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

A successfully completed Master's degree entitles the holder to a doctorate.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The aim of the Master's programme is to provide special training in several sub-disciplines of physics at the highest international level and to guide students towards independent scientific and technical work based on relevant practical experience. The Master's programme is characterised by the scientific profile of the faculty.

The prerequisite for admission is a Bachelor's degree in physics or an equivalent qualifying degree with corresponding academic achievements. The admission of applicants with other degrees is regulated by the Master's Admission Regulations, which may contain aptitude tests.

Course schedule

The Master's programme comprises 120 ECTS credits corresponding to a study duration of 4 semesters. The course contents are summarised in modules, each of which extends over one to two semesters. In accordance with the objectives outlined above, the programme is divided into two one-year sections, the specialisation phase and the research phase.

The specialisation phase serves to develop the advanced knowledge required for independent productive work in physics. By means of a special education in several sub-subjects of physics, shaped by the scientific profile of the university and its physics department, the graduates can prepare themselves specifically for certain future fields of activity.

The research phase is to be regarded as a unit. It takes into account the fact, typical for modern science, that the scope of essential knowledge has become so large that it is unavoidable, even with a streamlining and concentration that reaches its limits, that even the teaching of basic knowledge takes up a large proportion of the study time. It is precisely this streamlining and concentration, however, that widens the gap to the ever-advancing innovative front of science and technology, on which graduates are subsequently to prove themselves in research and industry.

Compulsory, elective and optional

Compulsory subjects are Advanced Experimental Physics and Advanced Theoretical Physics. In addition, two elective subjects must be taken. One elective should be from the field of work of the Master's thesis, which is carried out within the framework of a one-year research phase. Students can choose between biophysics, solid state physics, theoretical physics, applied optics, computational material sciences and environmental physics. The second elective subject can also be chosen from this selection, but it can also be another natural science or engineering subject upon request.

Typical course types

In the specialisation phase (1st and 2nd semester) lectures, exercises and internships are offered.
In the research phase (3rd and 4th semester) a research project is worked on in one of the faculties institutes, i.e. in one of the working groups. The research is supported by seminars.

Study abroad

Not compulsory, but possible and sensible. However, it should be agreed at an early stage with the examination board whether the study achievements completed abroad can be recognised.

Exams forms

Exams may be held in one or more of the following forms:
1. written exam (duration 1 - 2 hours)
2. oral examination (minimum 30 minutes maximum 60 minutes)
3. seminar lecture from 20 up to 45 minutes duration
4. written elaboration

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

The target group of this Master's programme are graduates of a qualified Bachelor's programme in physics. In general, this means that only students from a full-subject Bachelor's programme can be admitted. Possibly, degree holder of certain dual bachelor's degrees (maths and physics, maths and chemistry) can also be admitted to the programme with a few additional regulations, but this must be checked on a case-by-case basis.
The exact admission conditions are governed by the admission regulations.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)
  • 15.01. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)
  • 15.01. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Degree/qualification

Master

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The main areas of research in physics are applied optics, biophysics, solid state physics, theoretical physics, environmental physics and computational materials science.

Teachers

18 professors in Physics; readers and tutors

Students

about 90 students in Physics

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
Stefanie Klebe
Building: NW1, Office: S 2380
E-Mail: studienzentrum(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 (0) 421 218-62792

Examination’s Board secretariat

Thomas Schorfmann
Building: NW1, Office: S 2370
E-Mail: thosch(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421-218-62710

dienstags und donnerstags, 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr

Status

23.06.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Physics is the science of inanimate nature. It is concerned with the properties and behaviour of matter and fields in space and time, as well as the dynamics of space and time itself. Physics is regarded as the fundamental science upon which all others are based, such as for example the science of astronomy, chemistry, up to and including biology.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Physicists work on basic and application-oriented problems both in public research laboratories and in industrial research laboratories. The topics range from cosmology and elementary particle physics, which are usually dealt with in large international working groups, to the physics of condensed matter and materials and innovative technology. Physics is the starting point of future-oriented high technologies, from microelectronics to nanotechnology, and without its participation sustainable contributions to the solution of energy and environmental problems are inconceivable.

Physicists are highly regarded for their ability to systematically analyse complex processes in science, technology and industry from a quantitative point of view and to further develop them innovatively. Because of these analytical skills, physics graduates are also sought-after in occupational fields that are otherwise reserved exclusively for engineers and in more remote areas such as management consulting and insurance.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

A successfully completed Master's degree entitles the holder to a doctorate.

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

The aim of the Master's programme is to provide special training in several sub-disciplines of physics at the highest international level and to guide students towards independent scientific and technical work based on relevant practical experience. The Master's programme is characterised by the scientific profile of the faculty.

The prerequisite for admission is a Bachelor's degree in physics or an equivalent qualifying degree with corresponding academic achievements. The admission of applicants with other degrees is regulated by the Master's Admission Regulations, which may contain aptitude tests.

Course schedule

The Master's programme comprises 120 ECTS credits corresponding to a study duration of 4 semesters. The course contents are summarised in modules, each of which extends over one to two semesters. In accordance with the objectives outlined above, the programme is divided into two one-year sections, the specialisation phase and the research phase.

The specialisation phase serves to develop the advanced knowledge required for independent productive work in physics. By means of a special education in several sub-subjects of physics, shaped by the scientific profile of the university and its physics department, the graduates can prepare themselves specifically for certain future fields of activity.

The research phase is to be regarded as a unit. It takes into account the fact, typical for modern science, that the scope of essential knowledge has become so large that it is unavoidable, even with a streamlining and concentration that reaches its limits, that even the teaching of basic knowledge takes up a large proportion of the study time. It is precisely this streamlining and concentration, however, that widens the gap to the ever-advancing innovative front of science and technology, on which graduates are subsequently to prove themselves in research and industry.

Compulsory, elective and optional

Compulsory subjects are Advanced Experimental Physics and Advanced Theoretical Physics. In addition, two elective subjects must be taken. One elective should be from the field of work of the Master's thesis, which is carried out within the framework of a one-year research phase. Students can choose between biophysics, solid state physics, theoretical physics, applied optics, computational material sciences and environmental physics. The second elective subject can also be chosen from this selection, but it can also be another natural science or engineering subject upon request.

Typical course types

In the specialisation phase (1st and 2nd semester) lectures, exercises and internships are offered.
In the research phase (3rd and 4th semester) a research project is worked on in one of the faculties institutes, i.e. in one of the working groups. The research is supported by seminars.

Study abroad

Not compulsory, but possible and sensible. However, it should be agreed at an early stage with the examination board whether the study achievements completed abroad can be recognised.

Exams forms

Exams may be held in one or more of the following forms:
1. written exam (duration 1 - 2 hours)
2. oral examination (minimum 30 minutes maximum 60 minutes)
3. seminar lecture from 20 up to 45 minutes duration
4. written elaboration

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

The target group of this Master's programme are graduates of a qualified Bachelor's programme in physics. In general, this means that only students from a full-subject Bachelor's programme can be admitted. Possibly, degree holder of certain dual bachelor's degrees (maths and physics, maths and chemistry) can also be admitted to the programme with a few additional regulations, but this must be checked on a case-by-case basis.
The exact admission conditions are governed by the admission regulations.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)
  • 15.01. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)
  • 15.01. (The Master Physic is reopened for the summer semester 2020. Application deadline is 15.03.2020.)

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Degree/qualification

Master

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The main areas of research in physics are applied optics, biophysics, solid state physics, theoretical physics, environmental physics and computational materials science.

Teachers

18 professors in Physics; readers and tutors

Students

about 90 students in Physics

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
Stefanie Klebe
Building: NW1, Office: S 2380
E-Mail: studienzentrum(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 (0) 421 218-62792

Examination’s Board secretariat

Thomas Schorfmann
Building: NW1, Office: S 2370
E-Mail: thosch(at)fb1.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421-218-62710

dienstags und donnerstags, 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr

Status

23.06.2020