Special 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 30 CP (ECTS) in special courses. 20 CP of these have to be assigned to your Master's program (specific catalog), the other 10 CP should be chosen from the complementary offer. 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).

The table below lists by default only modules offered in current semester (i.e. WS 2016/7). 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 20 CP from the specific catalog of your Master's program.

Complementary Catalog

To secure the breadth of education, which represents a physics degree, you shall 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, it is not excluded that also in the complementary part courses from the specific catalog could be taken. But in this case, you have to discuss your choice with your (mentor).

Exams for all special courses out of the specific catalog have to be registered in TUMonline like a assigned course, no matter if they should be counted as an assigned or a complementary one.

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PH1001 Theoretische Festkörperphysik 10
PH1002 Quantum Mechanics 2 10
PH2001 Biomedical Physics 1 5
PH2012 Molekulare Biophysik: Spektroskopische Methoden 5
PH2013 Biophysik der Zelle 1 5
PH2023 Kinetics of Cellular Reactions 5
PH2024 Lichtquellen und Gaslaser 5
PH2025 Quantenoptik 1 5
PH2027 Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems 1 5
PH2031 Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics 1 5
PH2033 Magnetism 5
PH2035 Plasma Physics 1 5
PH2037 Introduction to Magneto Hydrodynamics: Ideal Plasma Effects 5
PH2041 Quantum Field Theory 10
PH2043 General Relativity and Cosmology 10
PH2044 Testing the Standard Model of Particle Physics 1 5
PH2046 Polymer Physics 1 5
PH2048 Nanostructured Soft Materials 1 5
PH2050 Reaktorphysik 1 und Anwendungen der Kerntechnik 5
PH2053 Physics with Neutrons 1 5
PH2057 Computational Physics 1 5
PH2058 Introduction to Astro Physics 5
PH2066 Teilchenphysik mit Neutronen 1 5
PH2071 Fundamentals of Surface and Nanoscale Science 5
PH2073 Astro Particle Physics 1 5
PH2075 Physics with Positrons 1 5
PH2078 Stellar Explosions 5
PH2081 Particle Physics with Highest Energy Particle Colliders 5
PH2085 Magnetismus und Spin-Phänomene in niedrigdimensionalen Elektronensystemen 5
PH2101 FPGA based detector signal processing 5
PH2116 Group Theory in Physics 5
PH2140 Nanoscience using Scanning Probe Microscopy 5
PH2155 Semiconductor Physics 10
PH2158 Ultrafast Physics 1 5
PH2165 Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Systems 5
PH2166 Physics and Chemistry of Functional Interfaces 5
PH2175 Turbulence in neutral Fluids und Plasmas 5
PH2181 Image Processing in Physics 5
PH2182 Modern X-Ray Physics 5
PH2183 Semiconductor Nanofabrication and Nano-analytical Methods 5
PH2189 Solid State Spectroscopy 5
PH2190 Ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions: The physics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma 5
PH2197 Photochemical Energy Conversion Artificial Photosynthesis 5
PH2199 Cosmology 5
PH2201 Energy Materials 1 5
PH2216 Cosmic Rays and Neutrino Astronomy 1 5
PH2218 Materials Physics on an Atomistic Scale 1 5
PH2221 Data Analysis 5
PH2223 Vacuum, Surfaces and Thin Films 5
PH2226 Chemistry in Biomedical Imaging for Physicists 5
PH2228 Synthetic Biology 1 5
PH2237 Quantum Information 5
PH2238 Concepts for Future Hadron Collider Experiments 1 5
PH2239 Photonische Quantentechnologien 5
PH2240 Physical Principles of Biological Systems 10
PH2241 Hadron Physics at Accelerators, Symmetries and Neutron Stars 5
PH2242 Gravitational Lensing 5
PH2243 Extreme Conditions Physics 5

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