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A warm welcome!

We are delighted that you are interested in studying physics at TU Dortmund University. Here you can find out more about physics as a natural science, possible career prospects and our degree programs.

You can also visit our public events to find out more about research in our department. We offer a number of opportunities for pupils to experience the life at university.

You cannot find the answers to your questions? Please get in touch with us and we are happy to help!

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From the smallest to the largest dimensions

Why (medical) physics?

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Physics is a natural science that is developing rapidly and you can gain fascinating insights into current research at our department. In addition to fundamental research, physics is also application-oriented and many of the technological developments in our everyday lives would be unthinkable without the fundamentals of physics.

Are you eager to learn and want to understand the laws of nature? Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Then studying physics is the right choice for you!

If you answered all previous questions with yes and are wondering how to make medicine better and safer using physics? Then we recommend to study medical physics! 

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And what do I do after studying physics?

Career prospects

(Medical) physicists are absolute all-rounders with excellent career prospects and a wide range of career opportunities.

Fields of activity include, among others:

  • Research and teaching at universities
  • Teaching at schools
  • Clinics or radiation therapy centers
  • Companies in the semiconductor industry
  • Software development and data processing
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Patent system
  • Authorities and ministries

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Physics or medical physics?

Our study programs

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We offer the following degree programs:

Bachelor: (B.Sc.)
Medical Physics

Master (M.Sc.)
Medical Physics
International Master of Advanced Methods in Particle Physics (IMAPP)

All our degree programs are admission-free . However, a mathematical self-test is required for enrolment in the Bachelor's degree courses.

We also offer Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the field of teacher training for the following school types: Gymnasium/Gesamtschule (admission restricted for educational sciences) or Berufskolleg.

Enrolment for all degree programs takes place in the winter semester. For the Master's degree programs in Physics and Medical Physics, enrolment is also possible in the summer semester.

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More than just a place to study

Studying physics in Dortmund

There are many reasons why you should study physics in Dortmund:

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