Master's Seminar (KM)

Module PH1061

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH1061 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
300 h  h 10 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1061 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


During the Master seminar the students is in preparation for the topic of the thesis. It allows to increase knowledge in a further specialization. The students gets an overview of current research topics in the field he intends to carry out his master's thesis.

Learning Outcome

After the Master seminar the student is able
1) to classify its intended master's thesis in the field of research,
2) to know various methods of its subject area and their advantages and disadvantages.


Theoretical physics, relevant for the respective subject, from the catalog,
at least four of the six special modules,
advanced lab course

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

Participation in a research group (laboratory or theory), supervisor interviews, discussion, study of literature


supplementary literature



Subject-specific literature and publications

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

During the Master seminar the students are involved in a research group. The review and advancement of students progress is done by meetings and discussions with the advisor and the members of the working group.
A talk given by the student in the institutes completes the evaluation.

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.

Nuclei, Particles, Astrophysics

A journey of discovery to understanding our world at the subatomic scale, from the nuclei inside atoms down to the most elementary building blocks of matter. Are you ready for the adventure?


Biological systems, from proteins to living cells and organisms, obey physical principles. Our research groups in biophysics shape one of Germany's largest scientific clusters in this area.