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Degree programmes


Physics, Master of Education


Degree: Master of Education
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

as a physicist, the Alfried-Krupp Schülerlabor der Wissenschaften provides a didactic testing ground and practical experience for your work as a teacher.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Didactics of physics
  • Astronomy & astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Solid-state physics and material science
  • Nuclear & particle physics
  • Plasma physics

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a basic education in physics
  • knowledge of subject didactics


  • knowledge transfer in the school context

struggle through:

  • the scientific internship
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Physics, B.A.(2)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in teaching positions at grammar schools (Gymnasium) and comprehensive schools (Gesamtschule)
  • in research, academia and continuing education
  • as consultants and analysts
  • as postdoc researchers in Physics and in Didactics of Physics

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: 1 semester (internship semester)

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Rainer Wackermann
Building, Room: NB 0/54
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23639
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Physik
Building, Room: NB 02/174
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23991
Website Fachschaft


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