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Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Physics Minor (60 ECTS)

Bachelor part (60 ECTS) Degree Programme (B.Sc.)

At a glance

Study Programme

Target degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
depending on main subject
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

The physics minor programme (60 ECTS credits) can be studied in Würzburg in any combination with a major programme (120 ECTS credits). The Bachelor's thesis is completed in the major subject and students receive a broad insight into experimental physics and theoretical physics in line with their chosen specialisation.


Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with basic knowledge in the fundamental sub-areas of physics and to introduce them to the methods of physical thinking and working, as well as to provide an understanding of the fundamental physical concepts and laws, sound methodological knowledge and the development of typical thought structures, so that they can work on physical problems in an interdisciplinary environment and present, evaluate and defend the results and consequences of their work



  • Description of natural processes under precisely defined, reproducible conditions (experimental observation)
  • Gaining knowledge by creating theoretical models for the quantitative description of observation using the language of mathematics
  • Nature as a whole, from the description of the universe as a whole to the elementary building blocks from which all known matter is constructed
  • from basic research to applied research on specific problems, which very often also originate from non-technical areas

The professional fields and employers essentially depend on the major subject studied.
Due to the broad insight into physics, these fields of activity are also open:

  • Teaching at schools, colleges and universities
  • Patents (law firms and patent offices)
  • Management consultancies, financial service providers, insurance companies and banks
  • Public service

  • good basic knowledge of scientific and mathematical subjects at A-level level
  • ability to abstract
  • analytical thinking
  • load capacity
  • self-employment
  • combination capability
  • perseverance
  • discipline and staying power
  • patience

  • interest in technical content
  • enjoy in solving complex problems
  • scientific curiosity



Study Structure and Organisation

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Mandatory Courses 40
Classical Physics   16
Classical Physics 1 (Mechanics) 11-E-M 8
Classical Physics 2 (Heat and Electromagnetism) 11-E-E 8
Theoretical Physics   16
Theoretical Mechanics 11-T-M 8
Quantum Mechanics 11-T-Q 8
Laboratory Course Physics   8
Laboratory Course Physics A (Minor Subject) 11-P-BNA 2
Data and Error Analysis 11-P-FR1 2
Laboratory Course Physics B (Minor Subject) 11-P-BNB 4

Module Groups Abbreviation ECTS Points
Electives Field 20
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
Theoretical Physics    
Statistical Physics 11-T-S 8
Electrodynamics 11-T-E 8
Applied Physics    
Computational Physics 11-CP 6
Electronic Circuits 11-EL 6
Astrophysics 11-AP 6
Laboratory and Measurement Technology 11-LMT 6
Introduction to Nanoscience 11-N-EIN 7
Seminar Experimental/Theoretical Physics 11-HS 5
Mathematical Methods    
MINT Preparatory Course Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-P-VKM 3
Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-M-MR 6
For further modules, please refer to the relevant degree Subject Description (SFB)    

Programme Progression Plans and Variants

The course of study shown (Download as 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

Further Information