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Fakultät für Physik at the TU München/Garching


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Basic information

Total number of students 1,990
Number of master degree students 560

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 88.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 57.5 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 100.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.1
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 1.9
Research orientation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.4
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Workstations 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 1.6
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.6
Research orientation 1.7
Overall study situation 1.8

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Wide range of courses offered on the foundations (Bachelor's degree) to the introduction to leading international research (Master's degree) in almost all areas of Physics, organised in the three focal areas of Condensed Matter, Nuclear, Particle and Astrophysics and Biophysics; intensive synergy between research and teaching in the inter-disciplinary environment of a technical university of the highest order; excellent experiment equipment as well as access to major research institutions such as FRMII or CERN; studies embedded in research campus which is unique in Germany
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    KTH Stockholm, Technical University of Denmark, Universitat de Barcelona, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, National University of Singapore, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, NTNU Trondheim, The University of Edinburgh, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Granada
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The Physics Department of the TUM is not only one of the largest and most important research centres for Physics in Europe, but also the academic home for more than 1,000 students, 200 doctoral candidates and 300 academics. 10 good reasons to study Physics at the TUM: Extensive range of courses offered; renown; outstanding academics; varied opportunities for research; excellent supervision; internationality; excellent IT infrastructure; Garching campus: Everything on site; high-tech metropolis of Munich.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    The research areas of the Physics department cover a comprehensive spectrum from the smallest elementary particles to biophysical systems to the properties of condensed matter. One particular advantage of the location is the excellent integration with the Garching Campus and the close links with the numerous Max Planck institutes and other research centres. The department's strength in research is shown by the successful participation in numerous Collaborative Research Centres, Transregios, excellence clusters and relevant rankings.
  • Support for founders
    A wide range of central services offered by TUM supports, promotes and helps young entrepreneurs with specific facilities to implement their ideas and set up companies. Among others are: Chair of Business Administration, Strategy and Organisation, KfW Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance, Chair of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship, start-up consulting, UnternehmerTUM, Gate, Munich Business Plan Competition.
  • Other special features
    Research Neutron Source and Physics Department are the nuclei of the Garching Campus and even today exude scientific attractiveness, initiative and innovation. Numerous renowned institutes, faculties and research institutions have been added and today the campus is the largest site of the TUM. It is home to various research institutions of the Max Planck Society, the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bavarian Academy of Sciences) and the LMU. The settling of companies here completes the campus and builds a bridge for the economic utilisation of innovative ideas.
  • Further information on research activities
    www.ph.tum.de/research/, www.ph.tum.de/latest/news/
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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