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Master's Seminar (KTA)

Module PH1062

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.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2018/9WS 2011/2

Basic Information

PH1062 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 PH1062 in the version of WS 2011/2 was the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


During the Master seminar the students are in preparation for the topic of the thesis. It allows to increase knowledge in a further specialization. The students get an overview of current research topics in the field they intend to carry out the master's thesis.

Learning Outcome

After passing the Masters Seminar, students are able

  •  to understand the current state of art of the research in a limited field.
  •  to evaluate the position of his intended Master's thesis in the field of research,
  •  to analyse different methods from its research area and their possibilities (advantages and disadvantages).


Theoretical physics, relevant for the respective subject

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Independent literature studies, discussions with the supervisor and the members of the working group.


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.

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