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Curriculum & Modules

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The master program consists of the parts listed in the table below, which – except for the research part – can be studied in any order and also in parallel.

The research part essentially is a large continuous project comprising progress reports (in form of presentations) which concludes the master program. Usually the whole research part is carried out coherently in one of the research groups.

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Part Module Annotations
Mandatory Part Practical Course M 1&2 2 to 4 experiments in two different topics (6 CPs per lab course)
Advanced Theoretical Physics Either Advanced Quantum Mechanics (9 CPs) or Advanced Statistical Physics (9 CPs)
Specialization Part Primary Area Overall at least 21 CPs
Secondary Area Overall at least 12 CPs
Elective Part Elective Area Courses of in total 12 credit points offered by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences which do not belong to Areas you have chosen in the Specialization Part, are not accounted elsewhere and have at least 3 CPs each. At least one of the courses must give 6 CPs or more.
Research Part Introductory Project I Prerequisites for attending: successful attendence of the courses of the Mandatory and the Elective Part.
Introductory Project II Prerequisites for attending: completion of all modules except for the Primary Area as well as Master Thesis and Colloquium.
Master Thesis and Colloquium Prerequisites for attending: completion of all other modules.


Study Schedule

Below you find the schedule we recommend. Nevertheless, it is possible to adept the study schedule to individual needs. Please do not hesitate to contact the "Fachschaft" or the Course Guidance for assistance.