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Special and Theory Courses in Physics

Master's students can choose their special courses in physics out of an extensive and dynamic catalog, covering nearly all research topics pursued in our department and affiliated institutions.

For your Master's program in physics you have to pass 40 CP (ECTS) in theory and special courses. 10 CP of these have to be from the theory catalog of your Master's program. Up to 10 CP may (and should) be chosen from the complementary offer (i. e. not from the specific catalog). If you would like to deviate from this rule (if you would like to take less than 10 CP from the complementary offer), this needs to be confirmed by your mentor (by signature on the mentoring form). Modules from the theory catalog of your Master’s program exceeding the 10 CP are counted as specific special courses.

After the second semester in the master you must have passed at least 10 CP of the special courses

The table below lists by default only modules offered in current semester (i.e. WS 2021/2). You can use the search feature to look for modules from other semesters.

Specific Catalog

In the specific catalog all special courses are thematically assigned to the Master's programs. The assignment is not unique, in many cases a special course is assigned to more than one Master's program. To be specific to the orientation of the chosen Master's program, you have to take special courses in an amount of at least 30 CP from the theory catalog and specific catalog of your Master's program.

Complementary Catalog

To secure the breadth of education, which represents a physics degree, you should choose 10 CP from the complementary courses to your Master's program. A deviation from this rule is allowed when the breadth of education is still met. Thus, if the overall selection of courses selected from the specific catalog is sufficiently broad you may get away with 5 or even no credits from the complementary catalog. But in this case, you have to discuss your choice with your (mentor).

Exams for all special courses from the specific catalog need to be registered in TUMonline within the specific catalog even if you make use of this rule here.

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Module ID Title KM KTA BIO AEP CP Cycle
CH3333 Advanced Electronic Structure 5 W
PH2030 Applied Superconductivity 1: from Josephson Effects to RSFQ Logic 5 W
PH2031 Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 1 5 W
PH2033 Magnetism 5 W
PH2035 Plasma Physics 1 5 W
PH2037 Magnetohydrodynamic Phenomena - an Introduction 5 W
PH2044 Testing the Standard Model of Particle Physics 1 5 W
PH2046 Polymer Physics 1 5 W
PH2048 Nanostructured Soft Materials 1 5 W
PH2050 Reactor Physics 1 and Applications of Nuclear Technology 5 W
PH2053 Physics with Neutrons 1 5 W
PH2057 Computational Physics 1 5 W
PH2058 Introduction to Astro Physics 5 W
PH2066 Teilchenphysik mit Neutronen 1 5 W
PH2071 Fundamentals of Surface and Nanoscale Science 5 W
PH2073 Astro Particle Physics 1 5 W
PH2075 Physics with Positrons 1 5 W
PH2078 Stellar Explosions 5 ~
PH2081 Particle Physics at Colliders and in the High Energy Universe 5 W
PH2101 FPGA based detector signal processing 5 W/S
PH2124 Ultra Cold Quantum Gases 1 5 W
PH2136 Theory and Applications of Simple Lie-Algebras 5 ~
PH2140 Nanoscience using Scanning Probe Microscopy 5 W/S
PH2158 Photonics and Ultrafast Physics 1 5 W
PH2183 Nanotechnologies 5 W
PH2189 Semiconductor Synthesis and Nanoanalytics 5 W
PH2199 Observational Cosmology 5 W
PH2201 Energy Materials 1 5 W
PH2202 From Quarks to Hadrons: Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Parton Model 5 ~
PH2218 Materials Physics on an Atomistic Scale 1 5 W
PH2238 Concepts for Future Hadron Collider Experiments 1 5 W
PH2243 Extreme Conditions Physics 5 W
PH2254 QCD in Accelerator Experiments 5 W
PH2255 Nano- and Optomechanics 5 W
PH2263 Quantum Technology 5 W
PH2274 Physics of Electrochemical Interfaces 5 W
PH2275 Electronic Structure of Solids 5 W
PH2278 Quark-Gluon Plasma: a study of an extreme state of matter at LHC 5 W
PH2281 Applied Multi-Messenger Astronomy 1 5 W
PH2284 Electrons in Low Dimensional Systems 5 S
PH2291 Advanced Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanomaterials 5 W
PH2299 Quantum Computing with Superconducting Qubits: architecture and algorithms 5 W
PH2316 Scattering Amplitudes in Quantum Field Theory 5 W
PH1001 Theoretical Solid State Physics T 10 W
PH1002 Quantum Mechanics 2 T 10 W
PH1009 QST Experiment: Quantum Hardware 10 W
PH1010 QST Theory: Quantum Information 10 W
PH2041 Quantum Field Theory T 10 W
PH2043 General Relativity and Cosmology 10 W
PH2155 Advanced Semiconductor Physics 10 W
PH2248 Cosmology and Structure Formation 10 S
PH2256 Quantum Many-Body Physics T T 10 W
PH2265 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 10 W
PH2273 Semiconductor Quantum Photonics 10 W

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