Master's Work Experience (KTA)

Module PH1072

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

PH1072 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)
450 h  h 15 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1072 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


During the Master's Work Experience students aquire knowledge of subject-specific methods that are needed to write the master's thesis about a topic in nuclear particle and astrophysics. The project for the master's thesis is planed and the outline of the thesis is made.

Learning Outcome

After the Master's Work Experience students are able to

  1. apply the theoretical or experimental methods needed for theyr planned master's thesis
  2. to analyse and evaluate the results of these methods


theoretische Kern- und Teilchenphysik, mindestens 4 der sechs Spezialfachmodule Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

work in an research group (learning by doing), conversation with the supervisor, discussions, literature work



ergänzende Literatur


Themenspezifische Fachliteratur und Veröffentlichungen

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

During the Master's Work Experience students are involved in a research group. The review includes intensive supervision, meetings and discussions with the supervisor. 

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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.