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The (medical) physics degree is divided into two programs: a three-year Bachelor of Science and a two-year Master of Science.

The bachelor's degree programs in physics and medical physics lay the foundation of mathematical and physical knowledge. In the first semesters, the focus is typically on a sound education in mathematics and the teaching of basic physical phenomena, e.g. from the fields of mechanics, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics. These are then supplemented by experimental excercises, through which students gain their first experience in the laboratory. The physical education is supplemented by the teaching of basic and applied IT skills, whereby computer science can also be chosen as an elective subject. While the bachelor's degree program in medical physics additionally teaches basic medical expertise, the bachelor's degree program in physics focuses on a broad education in the modern fields of physics. In the last semester of both degree programmes, students work on a scientific or clinical topic within the framework of a Bachelor's thesis.

The Master's degree programs in physics and medical physics build on the corresponding Bachelor's degree programs. On the one hand, they enable a more in-depth examination of current topics in physics or further clinical aspects. The training includes advanced practical training as well as advanced theory lectures and seminars. On the other hand, both degree programs provide for specialisation in selected topics. The final stage is a practical phase with a Master's thesis, in which students work independently on a scientific topic.

Teacher training courses in the Bachelor's and Master's programs focus not only on subject-specific training but also on imparting subject-specific didactic knowledge. They are also supplemented by a second major subject. The natural choice here is mathematics, as there is a large overlap in content and methodology. The students also work directly at school institutions within the framework of practical phases. These two degree program also conclude with a Bachelor's or Master's thesis.