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Physics, Department

Fachbereich Physik at the FU Berlin

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Basic information

Total number of students 560
Number of master degree students 137

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 76.5 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 56.2 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 3/10 points
International orientation, master's 10/10 points
Outgoing students 1.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 90.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.3 *
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Research orientation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 1.8
Library 1.7 *
IT-infrastructure 1.7 *
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses with details

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 290
Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Close relationship between lecturers and students; Dedicated degree course representatives; Research-oriented teaching in the bachelor's and master's degree; Revised introductory period in physics and physics education; Successful PhysLab pupils lab; Since WS2016/17: Master’s in teaching with lateral entry (Q-Master)
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Unversitetet i Oslo, Norwegen; Uppsala University, Schweden; Universiteit van Amsterdam, Niederlande; Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, Frankreich; University of Bath, Großbritanien; Tecnico Lissabon, Portugal; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Uniwersytet Wroclawski, Polen; Czech Technical University in Prague, Tschechien; Bodazici Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Türkei
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art research facilities in various spectroscopy techniques with application in biophysics, nanophysics, surface physics and ultrafast physics; Competent services in the areas of IT, electronics, precision mechanics; Laboratory for genetic biophysics; Mainframe computer cluster in theoretical physics; Cooling agent supply with helium liquefaction plant; Multimedia Lab.
  • Other special features
    The Physics building is located in the research campus Dahlem (in the immediate vicinity of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science) with numerous parks and easy access via public transport.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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