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Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie

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Teaching Degree at Primary Schools (state examination)

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Study Programme

Target degree: State Exam
Standard lenghts of programme: 9 Semester
Teaching language: German
Start of study: for the winter semester


Restricted Admission: free of admission        
Aptitude Assessment: none        

Studying in Würzburg

Programme Contents

Good teachers in the natural sciences and especially in physics are of central importance for awakening pupils' interest in technical and scientific careers.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the job description of a physics teacher also includes pedagogical and didactic skills. Specialist training is provided by experts at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in the form of lectures, practical courses and seminars.

Our university has traditionally emphasised practical relevance and subject didactics above and beyond what is required by the teacher training examination regulations.

Learning Objectives

The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge of the most important concepts and relationships in mechanics, The theory of heat, electricity and optics as well as the special theory of relativity, the knowledge of the ideas of the structure of matter, an insight into the history of physics with special consideration of the interrelationships between physics and other sciences, technology, society and the environment, the didactic knowledge of the subject, in particular the ability to elementarise physical facts, taking into account the age-related ability to abstract, the knowledge of physical teaching and working materials and the ability to use them according to didactic aspects, the ability to exemplify scientific ways of thinking and working using suitable content.


Study Structure and Organisation

Module Abbreviation ECTS-Points
Classical Physics    
Classical Physics 1 (Mechanics) 11-E-M 8
Classical Physics 2 (Heat and Electromagnetism) 11-E-E 8
Optics and Waves 11-L-OW 7
Structure of material    
Modern Physics 1 11-L-M1-NV 6
Modern Physics 2 11-L-M2-NV 5
Computational Methods    
Mathematical Methods of Physics 11-M-MR 6
Laboratory Course I    
Laboratory Course Physics A (Mechanics, Heat, Electromagnetism)
11-P-LA 2
Data and Error Analysis 11-P-FR1 2
Laboratory Course Physics B (Electricity, Circuits, Atomic and Nuclear Physics)
11-P-LB 5
Laboratory Course II    
Demonstration Laboratory Course 1 11-P-DP1 5

Module Abbreviation ECTS-Punkte
Physics: Practical Training and Theory of Classroom 11-L-SBPGS 4

Module Abbreviation ECTS-Points
Student Lab Supervision (Physics) 11-L-L3B 2
Low Cost - High Impact. Low-budget Experiments for Science Courses (Physics) 11-MIND-Ph1 2
Teaching Science with Hands-on-Exhibits (Physics) 11-MIND-Ph2 2
Scientific Work in Teaching Concepts 11-L-WPD 3

Programme Progression Plans and Variants

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

The curriculum for the teaching degree programme for middle and primary schools is identical.

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

The curriculum for the teaching degree programme for middle and primary schools is identical. The modules School Physics 1 (11-L-SP1), School Physics 2 (11-L-SP2), School Physics 3 (11-L-SP3) are offered according to current demand. Please check the WueStudy course catalogue for the current semester in good time.

Starting Study

During Semester


In the first two semesters of the physics degree programme, numerous tutorials are offered as a continuation of the MINT preparatory 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 the JIMs

First-year mentoring programme

As part of the programme, each interested student is assigned a mentor from among the teaching staff (professors and private lecturers) in the first semester. The mentor accompanies the students assigned to him or her during the Bachelor's programme as a contact person and confidant. More

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