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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 2,020
Number of master degree students 250

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 75.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 56.4 %

International orientation

Share of anglophone research groups 50.0 %


Research profile (distribution of PhD theses)

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.5
Study organisation 1.3
Exams 1.8
Laboratory internships 2.2
Research orientation 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.2
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Workstations 2.1
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.6
Transition to Master's studies 1.9
Research orientation 1.9
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Special introductory events at the start of the degree (preliminary courses in physics and mathematics); integrated course (Experimental Physics/Theoretical Physics) in the first four semesters; mentoring programme; small exercise groups; module "Computational Physics"; wide range of elective subjects (also inter-disciplinary) in the Bachelor's and Master's courses; research-related training in two physics specialisation subjects in the Master's degree; research-related laboratory internships in the Master's degree.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universidad de Sevilla, Spanien; Université Paris-Saclay, 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 facilities with state-of-the-art apparatus and devices; numerous apparatus for ultra-high resolution Microscopy, Spectroscopy and Materials Analysis; ultra-high vacuum systems; excellent Precision Engineering and Electronics workshops; access to apparatus in major research centres (CERN, DESY, John-von-Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC) etc.); modern equipment in the practical basic training; (Morfeus-Grid with over 1000 CPUs, parallel cluster PALMA); numerous computer workstations with scanning and printing facilities for students; area-wide WiFi.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Clear focus with five main research areas: Nanophysics, nonlinear physics, geophysics, nuclear and particle physics, didactics; participation in interdisciplinary centres of the WWU (Centre for Nonlinear Science, Centre for Nanotechnology, Centre for Soft Nanoscience, Centre for Multiscale Theory and Computation, European Institute for Molecular Imaging, Centre for Philosophy of Science); participation in the Helmholtz Alliances EMMI and HAP, in the BMBF Theory Network Particle Physics as well as in various DFG Priority Programs and Collaborative Research Centres
  • Support for founders
    The department is involved in the "Centre for Nanotechnology". CeNTech GmbH offers support and premises for company start-ups in the field of nanophysics and nanotechnology. The "Arbeitsstelle Forschungstransfer" (Research Transfer Office) of the WWU supports students, graduates and research assistants in planning, concretising and implementing their business ideas. It runs the Sybille Hahne Founders' School and awards the Sybille Hahne Founders' Prize every two years. In the Master's programme in Physics, the minor subject Business Administration is offered with the specialisation "Entrepreneurship".
  • Other special features
    Two-yearly "Herbstakademie Physik" (Physics Autumn Academy) for school students; school student lab "MExLab Physik"; annual girls' day, annual Astro seminar (organised by students and doctoral candidates) for the general public.
  • Further information on research activities
  • 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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