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Remarks on the procedure for the Master's thesis (Master's degree program in Physics)

  • The "research phase" of the Master's degree program in Physics (generally called "Master's thesis") lasts a total of one year and is administratively divided into two parts.
  • The preparation phase consists of the modules "Methods and Project Planning" (ungraded for all those who started the Master's programme before WS 2015/2016) and "Research Internship". The latter module includes a written report (5 pages, graded).
  • The actual Master's thesis covers a period of six months and directly follows the familiarisation phase.
  • The first examiner (supervisor) must be a person with a habilitation from the Department of Physics at TU Dortmund University. The second reviewer can also be an external person (Jülich, hospital, industry). This person does not have to have a habilitation.
  • Registration takes place at the beginning of the familiarisation phase via the Central Examination Administration. The examination regulations do not provide for interruptions between the two parts. For registration, it must be confirmed that you have read and understood the "Rules of Good Scientific Practice" and will of course comply with them.
  • The submission of the Master's thesis is done electronically via the ExaBase web application...

The main results of the Master's thesis should be presented in one or more talks (usually in the working group seminar). This can be done both during the execution of the thesis and after its completion.


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The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.



One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.



From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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