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Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Mathematical Physics

Bachelor Degree Programme (B.Sc.)

At a Glace

Study Programme

Target degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Standard lenghts of programme: 6 Semester
Teaching language: German
Start of study:

for the winter semester


Restricted Admission: free of admission        
Aptitude Assessment: none        

Studying in Würzburg

Programme Contents

In contrast to other mathematics degree programmes, the consecutive Bachelor's/Master's degree programme in Mathematical Physics focuses primarily on the interplay between the two key sciences of mathematics and physics. The two are inextricably linked: Mathematics is the universal language of physics and provides efficient methods for dealing with physical-technical problems. Physics, in turn, is one of the most important driving forces behind the development of new mathematical theories and is one of the main areas of application of mathematics.


Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge in the most important areas of mathematical physics and to introduce them to the methods of mathematical and physical thinking and working and interdisciplinary application possibilities of physical-mathematical methods and to familiarise them with them as well as to impart an understanding of the fundamental mathematical and physical concepts, laws and ways of thinking, sound physical-mathematical methodological knowledge and the development of typical thought structures, so that they are able to work on mathematical-physical problems scientifically and in accordance with the rules of good scientific practice and familiarise themselves with new areas of work with the help of specialist literature, apply mathematical-physical and mathematical methods largely independently to specific experimental or theoretical physical problems, develop solutions and evaluate and interpret the results



  • Fundamentals of mathematics in analysis and linear algebra
  • Fundamentals of experimental physics
  • Introduction to Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
  • Consolidation of the mathematical foundations of theoretical physics

  • Science and research (universities, research institutes, ...)
  • Industry and high technology
  • Informationstechnologie
  • Finance and insurance
  • Management Consultancy

  • Solid basic school knowledge in maths and physics
  • Willingness to deal intensively with topics in mathematics and theoretical physics
  • Analytical thinking
  • Stamina and ability to work in a team

  • Enthusiasm for abstract problems
  • Enjoy solving tricky tasks
  • Interest in applications of mathematics in the field of theoretical physics



Study Structure and Organisation

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Mandatory Courses 104
Analysis 25
Overview Analysis for Mathematical Physics 10-M-ANP-Ü 16
Advanced Analysis 10-M-VAN 9
Linear Algebra 16
Overview Linear Algebra for Mathematical Physics 10-M-LNP-Ü 16
Classical Physics 16
Classical Physics 1 (Mechanics) 11-E-M 8
Classical Physics 2 (Heat and Electromagnetism) 11-E-E 8
Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics 16
Theoretical Mechanics 11-T-M 8
Quantum Mechanics 11-T-Q 8
Statistical Physics and Electrodynamics 16
Statistical Physics and
11-T-SE 6
Statistical Physics - Exercises 11-T-SA 5
Electrodynamics - Exercises 11-T-EA 5
Laboratory Course Physics 15
Laboratory Course Physics A (Mechanics, Heat, Elektromagnetism) 11-P-PA 3
Data and Error Analysis 11-P-FR1 2
Laboratory Course Physics B for Students of Mathematical Physics 11-P-MPB 4
Laboratory Course Physics C for Students of Mathematical Physics 11-P-MPC 4
Advanced and Computational Data Analysis 11-P-FR2 2

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Electives Field Analysis and Linear Algebra 10
Analysis 5
Analysis 1 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-ANAP1 5
Analysis 2 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-ANAP2 5
Linear Algebra 5
Linear Algebra 1 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-LNAP1 5
Linear Algebra 2 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-LNAP2 5
Mandatory Electives Mathematical Methods 18
Grundlagen Basics in Mathematical Methods 5
Introduction to Differential Geometry 10-M-DGE 5
Ordinary Differential Equations 10-M-DGL 5
Introduction to Complex Analysis 10-M-FTH 5
Geometric Analysis 10-M-GAN 5
Introduction to Functional Analysis 10-M-FAN 5
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations 10-M-PAR 5
Overview Mathematical Methods 13
Overview Differential Geometry and Ordinary Differential Equations for Mathematical Physics 10-M-DGGD-PÜ 13
Overview Complex Analysis and Differential Geometry for Mathematical Physics 10-M-FTDG-PÜ 13
Overview Complex Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations for Mathematical Physics 10-M-FTGD-PÜ 13
Overview Geometric Analysis and Differential Geometry for Mathematical Physics 10-M-GADG-PÜ 13
Overview Geometric Analysis and Ordinary Differential Equations for Mathematical Physics 10-M-GAGD-PÜ 13
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
Mandatory Electives Mathematical Physics 18
Supplementary Topics in Mathematics
Numerical Mathematics 1 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-NUM1P 10
Numerical Mathematics 2 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-NUM2P 10
Stochastics 1 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-STO1P 10
Stochastics 2 for Mathematical Physics 10-M-STO2P 10
Introduction to Algebra for Mathematical Physics 10-M-ALGP 10
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Mathematical Physics 10-M-DIMP 10
Introduction to Projective Geometry for Mathematical Physics 10-M-PGEP 10
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
Experimental Physics
Optics and Waves 11-E-O 8
Atoms and Quanta 11-E-A 8
Introduction to Solid State Physics 11-E-F 8
Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics 11-E-T 6
Supplementary Topics in Physics
Introduction to Relativistic Physics and Classical Field Theory 11-RRF 6
Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Information 11-QUI 6
Group Theory 11-GRT 6
Quantum Field Theory I 11-QFT1B 8
Computational Physics 11-CP 6
Statistics, Data Analysis and Computer Physics 11-SDC 4
Astrophysics 11-AP 6
Particle Physics (Standard Model) 11-TPS 8
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Transferable Skills 20
Subject-Specific Transferable Skills FSQ 15
Subject-Specific Transferable Skills (mandatory) 9
Basic Notions and Methods of Mathematical Reasoning 10-M-GBM 2
Reasoning and Writing in Mathematics 10-M-ASM 2
Seminar Mathematical Physics 11-SMP 5
Subject-Specific Transferable Skills (elective) 6
Supplementary Seminar Mathematics 10-M-SEM2 4
Seminar Experimental/Theoretical Physics 11-HS 5
Introduction to Topology 10-M-TOP 5
Computational Mathematics 10-M-COM 4
Programming course for students of Mathematics and other subjects 10-M-PRG 3
Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-M-MR 6
Computational Physics 11-CP 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    
General Transferable Skills (subject-specific) (elective) ASQ 5
Exercise tutor or proof-reading in Mathematics 10-M-TuKo 5
E-Learning and Blended Learning Mathematics 1 10-M-VHB1 2
E-Learning and Blended Learning Mathematics 2 10-M-VHB2 2
MINT Preparatory Course Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-P-VKM 3
For further modules, see also the pool of general general transferable skills applicable to you (ASQ)    

The Bachelor's thesis is carried out at one of the chairs or working groups of the faculty in a research area of the student's choice in consultation with the thesis supervisor. 10 ECTS credits are awarded for the Bachelor's thesis. The completion time is twelve weeks. There is no final colloquium.


Programme Progression Plans and Variants

The course of study shown (Download als pdf) is a recommendation resulting from the logical sequence of module topics.

You are free to organise your studies according to your own wishes, bring certain modules forward or take them later, e.g. after a semester abroad.

Starting Study

During Semesters


In the first two semesters of the physics degree programme, numerous tutorials are offered as a continuation of the MINT preliminary course. They offer the opportunity to practise and consolidate what you have learnt using your own supervised exercises. The dates of the tutorials can be found in the course catalogue.


JIM Explainers are students with suitable technical and didactic skills who provide students with assistance and answer questions at eye level. They should help to minimise known beginner problems, primarily when solving the exercises for the basic lectures. to the JIMs

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