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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Physics

Degree

Combined bachelor, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - The course prepares you for a teaching career. However, the second subject may also be studied without the teacher training option. Please also refer to the mono-bachelor in Physics, the ‘Teacher training at HU zu Berlin’ overview and the ‘Bachelor’s and master’s courses at HU’ FAQ as required.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study

Winter semester only, with numerus clausus, second subject without numerus clausus

Combinations

Core subject: Mathematics must be selected as a second subject
Second subject: can be combined with all core subjects

Course structure

Physics can be studied as

Core subject with teaching training option: 113 CP, only with Mathematics as second subject
Second subject with teaching training option: 67 CP, combinable with all core subjects
Second subject without teaching training option: 60 CP, combinable with all core subjects

The range of subjects can be found in the current ’Course catalogue’.

*One credit point (CP) equals a workload of 25 - 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at classes.

Course objectives

  • Acquisition of the ability to think and work independently and scientifically, as well as an introduction to methods for obtaining scientific insights and approaching and solving problems
  • Familiarisation with the fundamental concepts of physics, mathematical methods, the description of physical phenomena, the key theories of physics and frequently used experimental and data-processing methods
  • The programme is broadly based and is intended to enable students to apply physical insights and methods to other disciplines and technology.
  • Where relevant, students are prepared for a teaching-related master’s course through the completion of teacher training modules.
  • The HU Physics course gives its students the opportunity to contribute to research and development projects independently and at an early stage.

Course content

Course content, module descriptions and the curriculum can be found in the course and programme regulations no. 58/2014 available online at www.amb.hu-berlin.de. For further details such as current timetables and the annotated university calendars see, www.physik.hu-berlin.de/studium. The Course Advisory Service is also available to help you (see Important addresses).

Core subject with teacher training (113 CP)

Mandatory Modules

Module

Description

Size

Module Pk1

Experimental Physics 1

10 CP

Module Pk2

Experimental Physics 2

8 CP

Module Pk3

Experimental Physics 3

5 CP

Module Pk4

Mathematical Fundamentals

6 CP

Module Pk5

Classical Theoretical Physics

8 CP

Module Pk6

Quantum Mechanics

8 CP

Module Pk7

Core and Elementary Particle Physics

5 CP

Module Pk8

Atomic and Molecular Physics

5 CP

Module Pk9

Physical Basic Internship A

5 CP

Module Pk10

Physics Practical Course B

5 CP

Module Pk11 Demonstration Internship 5 CP
 

Bachelor’s thesis

10 CP

General elective modules - teacher training studies (23 CP)

In addition to specialised study, students on a bachelor’s with teacher training option will complete the Educational Sciences teacher training module (13 CP) and the ‘German as a Second Language’ module (3 CP). You will find information on this at http://studium.hu-berlin.de/lust/lehrer. The didactic module (7 CP) is also required.

Module

Description

Size

Module Pk12

Introduction to the didactics of Physics

7 CP

 

Second subject with teacher training (67 CP)

Mandatory Modules

Module

Description

Size

Module Pk1

Experimental Physics 1

10 CP

Module Pk2

Experimental Physics 2

8 CP

Module Pk3

Experimental Physics 3

5 CP

Module Pk4

Mathematical Fundamentals

6 CP

Module Pk5

Classical Theoretical Physics

8 CP

Module Pk6

Quantum Mechanics

8 CP

Module Pk9

Physical Basic Internship A

5 CP

Module Pk10

Physical Basic Internship B

5 CP

Module Pk11 Demonstration Internship 5 CP

General elective module - teacher training studies (7 CP)

Module

Description

Size

Module Pk12

Introduction to the didactics of Physics

7 CP

 

Second subject without teacher training (60 CP)

Mandatory Modules

Module

Description

Size

Module Pk1

Experimental Physics 1

10 CP

Module Pk2

Experimental Physics 2

8 CP

Module Pk3

Experimental Physics 3

5 CP

Module Pk4

Mathematical Fundamentals

6 CP

Module Pk5

Classical Theoretical Physics

8 CP

Module Pk6

Quantum Mechanics

8 CP

Module Pk9

Physical Basic Internship A

5 CP

Module Pk10

Physical Basic Internship B

5 CP

Module Pk11 Demonstration Internship 5 CP

General elective course offerings for students coming from other courses of studies

Module

Description

Size

Module Pk1e

Introduction to Physics 1

10 CP

Module Pk2e

Introduction to Physics 2

10 CP

Master’s degree

You can apply for the following master’s courses at Humboldt-Universität:

  • Master of Education
  • Physics (if module P3 is also taken).

You’ll find other programmes in the current ‘Post-graduate degree courses’ course catalogue, available at http://studium.hu-berlin.de/beratung/sa.

Important addresses

Department of Physics: Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin, www.physik.hu-berlin.de
Course Advisory Service: Prof. Priemer, Tel. +49 30 2093- 7740,priemer@physik.hu-berlin.de
Classification and recognition of studies and qualifications (Examinations Office): Ms. Voigt, Tel. +49 30 2093- 7607/7605,pa@physik.hu-berlin.de
Teacher Training Service Centrehttp://studium.hu-berlin.de/lust/lehrer, Tel. +49 30 2093- 1571, lehrerbildung@rz.hu-berlin.de
Applicationshttp://studium.hu-berlin.de/bewerbung, see also ‘Course catalogue’
Links to job market: careers information centre (http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/BuergerinnenUndBuerger/ArbeitundBeruf/Berufswahl/Berufsinformationszentren/index.htm) , employment market reports (http://statistik.arbeitsagentur.de/Navigation/Statistik/Arbeitsmarktberichte/Akademiker/Akademiker-Nav.html), Federal Employment Office Berufenet (http://berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/berufe/), Hochschulteam calendar of events (http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/web/content/DE/dienststellen/rdbb/berlinmitte/Agentur/BuergerinnenundBuerger/Akademiker/index.htm)

Version: June 2015
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