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The Bachelor of Science in Medical Physics program

Description of the study program

The program has a standard period of six semesters and starts in the winter semester. It gives a basic introduction to theoretical and experimental physics, with additional focus on medicine and medical physics. It allows admission to the Master's program in Medical Physics at the TU-Dortmund. The important mathematical training takes place in the lectures "Higher Mathematics I-III", which are tailored to the special needs of a physics degree.

Modules and credit points

The degree program is divided into modules that include one or more courses. The time required for a module is weighted by so-called credit points (CP) (in German also called LP). In total, courses worth 180 credit points must be successfully completed during the course. Successful participation in a module is proven by exams. The grades of the module examinations (weighted according to the scope of the module) are included in the final grade. There is no final examination for the entire course. The type of examination (oral, written) is specified in the module descriptions or announced at the beginning of the module. The module descriptions can be accessed via the module handbook. The examination regulations (both in German) clarify further details. Please note that the degree program is conducted in German and only individual modules from the elective area take place in English if required.  

Research at the Department of Physics

The focus of our research, and thus also the possible specializations of our students, are in the areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics (Solid and Soft Matter), Theory and Experiment
  • Elementary particle physics (in accelerators and with particles from the universe),  Theory and Experiment
  • Accelerator Physics and Synchrotron Radiation
  • Medical physics, Theory and Experiment