Student Seminar

Master's students take at least one student seminar from the broad offer of the corresponding research area in our department. The chosen topic is often related to the Master's thesis.

General Information

It is recommended to discuss the choice of the seminar with the mentor and (if already known) the supervisor of the Master's thesis. The table below lists by default only modules that are offered in the current semester. You can use the filter or search function to change this.

The assignation of topics and scheduling of the dates is usually done in a preliminary discussion in the first week of lectures. Within this preliminary discussion all details for this specific seminar are set.

The workload of a student seminar is according to 4 CP (ECTS). It contains the preparation and delivery of the own talk as well as the actice participation in the discussions during the seminar. Thus the workload is distributed over the whole course instead of a single examination However, it is necessary to register in TUMonline for the exam, normally within the usual deadlines. Only if your are registered in TUMonline the lecturer can enter the seminar as "passed" at the end of the semester.

Only in special cases, usually only for students of other departments or partner universities, grades are given for a student seminar. For the TUM Master's programs in physics, the student seminars are just evaluated as "pass" and do not count in the final grade.

Search Student Seminars

You can search in the catalog of student seminars for the Master’s programs.


Module ID Title KTA KM BIO AEP
PH0058 Munich Physics Colloquium
PH1301 Seminar on Physical Biology of the Cell 1
PH1302 Advances in Solid State Physics
PH1305 Happy Hour of Nuclear and Particle Physics
PH1306 Nuclei in the Cosmos
PH1308 Methods and Detectors in Astro-Particle Physics
PH1310 Physics at the Large Hadron Collider
PH1311 Selforganization in physical systems: rhythms, patterns, and chaos
PH1314 Fundamentals of Surface and Nanoscale Science
PH1315 Modern X-Ray Physics
PH1317 Neutrons in Research and Industry
PH1318 Experimental Methods in Solid State Physics
PH1320 Spin Caloritronics and Spin Pumping
PH1322 Superconducting Quantum Circuits
PH1325 Fundamental Phenomena of Soft Matter Physics
PH1354 Current Topics of Quantum Optics
PH1359 Current Topics in Positron Research: Theory and Experiment
PH1361 Biomedical Physics 1: Methods and Applications
PH1366 Seminar on current aspects of molecular biophysics
PH1376 Seminar Plasma Physics
PH1380 Ultrafast Physics
PH1384 Journal Club on Current Topics in Astro- and Particle Physics
PH1386 Seminar to Nanoscience using Scanning Probe Microscopy
PH1387 Current Topics in Nanophysics "What's hot ... what's not?"
PH1394 Current topics in medical technology (IMETUM Seminar)
PH1395 Satellite-Based Particle Physics
PH1403 Energy Materials 1
PH1406 Computer Simulations with Tutorials on Magnetism and Nanostructures
PH1407 First-Principles Multiscale Modelling in Catalysis-, Energy-, and Materials-Research
PH1410 Particle Physics at Low Energies for Master Students
PH1413 Electrified Solid/Liquid Interfaces: from Theory to Applications
PH1416 Biophysics of Molecular Motors
PH1420 Design and Control of Experiments using LabView for M.Sc. Students
PH1428 Quantum Hardware
PH1429 Axions: from QCD to Cosmology