Electives include a choice of a German course or Chemistry and Computational Software. Further specialisation is possible by choosing between Advanced Mathematics or specific Physics courses in preparation for the Bachelor's thesis (including Astrophysics, Introduction to Computational Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Photonics and Superconductivity). A compulsory, project-oriented internship concludes the curriculum.
Educational organisationThe core of the study programme comprises six subjects: Experimental Physics (semesters 1 to 5), Mathematics (semester 1 to 3), Theoretical Physics (semesters 1 to 5), Advanced Physics lab course (semester 6), Numerical Mathematics (semester 4), and the internship (semester 5). The remaining credit points are awarded for the electives (German courses or Chemistry/Computational Software), the specialisation courses in topical physics areas, and for the Bachelor's thesis.
Study abroad unit(s)Optional
InternshipsThere are possibilities to do internships at:
- Institute for Surface Modification (http://www.iom-leipzig.de/index_e.cfm)
- Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (http://www.mis.mpg.de)
- The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ (http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=11382)
- Institute of Interdisciplinary Isotope Research (http://www.iif-leipzig.de)
- Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (http://www.tropos.de/en)
Forms of assessmentWritten and oral examinations
Course objectivesThe Bachelor's programme provides basic knowledge, capabilities and scientific methods for independent business and research work in physics or related topics. Graduates are able to pursue further scientific education. Traditional fields of employment for physicists are in microelectronics, construction of scientific and medical devices, fine mechanics, engineering, optics, the chemical industry and communication technology. Thanks to the analytic research concepts and problem-solving strategies physicists have learned, they often find employment in fields seemingly unrelated to physics. Graduates of our programme are invited to continue their education in our Master's programme in Physics or in a related subject.
Language requirementsA minimum of 500 hours of English courses are required.
Academic requirementsThe general or subject-oriented matriculation standard (12 years of school attendance) is necessary for admission. Further certificates have to be acknowledged by the responsible and officially recognised administration. Extended school courses in mathematics and/or physics are recommended, but not obligatory.
Enrolment fees197.50 EUR per semester (including the use of the public transport system in the city of Leipzig)
Costs of livingApprox. 750 to 800 EUR per month
Job opportunitiesStarting in the third semester, the department might employ students for exercise corrections, programming, specific laboratory work, and tutorials.
A typical wage is about 450 EUR per month.
Arrival supportCentral Orientation Week organised by the International Centre