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Fachbereich 11 - Physik at the Uni Münster

Fachbereich 11 - Physik

  • Wilhelm-Klemm-Straße 9
  • 48149 Münster
  • Phone: +49 251 83-33646
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Basic information

Total number of students 2,080
Number of master degree students 245

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 87.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no data available

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 2/10 points
International orientation, master's 8/10 points
Outgoing students 0.0 %
Share of anglophone research groups 50.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.4 *
Exams 1.9
Laboratory internships 2.1
Research orientation 2.1
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.6 *
IT-infrastructure 1.6 *
Overall study situation 1.9

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 500
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
    Special introductory courses at the beginning of the course (preparatory courses in physics and mathematics); Integrated course (experimental physics / theoretical physics) in the first four semesters; mentoring programme; small practice groups; "Computational Physics” module; Wide range of elective subjects (including interdisciplinary ones) in the bachelor’s and master's degrees; Optional bachelor’s degree with specialisation in "Scientific Instrumentation"; Research-oriented training in two mandatory elective physics subjects in the master's degree; Research-oriented laboratory practicals in the master's degree
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Large number of exchange partners for semesters abroad in Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in the Erasmus program; German-Spanish double degree programme Münster-Sevilla in the Master’s programme; Collaboration in international research programmes (sometimes also at international research centres) during the Master’s thesis
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidad de Sevilla, Spanien; Université Paris Sud, Frankreich; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Schottland; University of York, England; Lunds Universitet, Lund, Schweden; Dublin Institute of Technology, Irland; Université Nice - Sophia Antipolis, Nizza, Frankreich; Universitat de les Illes Baleare, Palma de Mallorca, Spanien; Universidade de Lisboa, Lissabon, Portugal; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Laboratory fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and devices; A lot of equipment for high-resolution spectroscopy, microscopy and material analysis; Ultra-high vacuum systems; Excellent precision mechanics and electronics workshops; Access to equipment in major research institutes (CERN, DESY, John-von-Neumann-Rechenzentrum (NIC), etc.); Modern equipment for practical basic training; Very good IT infrastructure ("Morfeus-Grid" with more than 1000 CPUs, parallel-cluster "NWZPhi" and "PALMA"); Many computer workstations with scanning and printing facilities for students; campus-wide WiFi
  • Support for founders
    The department is involved in the “Center for Nanotechnology” (CeNTech). CeNTech GmbH offers support and space for business start-ups in the field of nanophysics and nanotechnology. The WWU’s Innovation Office (AFO) supports students, alumni and academic staff with planning, developing and implementing their business ideas. It runs the Sybille Hahne Founders Academy and awards the Sybille Hahne Founders Prize every two years.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The department has an officer for students with disabilities to advise students when needed or help with solving problems.
  • Other special features
    Two-year ‘Physics Autumn Academy’’ for pupils; ‘MExLab Physics’ for school laboratory Annual Girls’ Day; Annual Astroseminar (organised by students and doctoral students) for the general public
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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