Master of Education


In the subject of Physics in the Master of Education degree program, the aim is to capture states and occurrences in nature at a quantitative and qualitative level and describe them on the basis of generally valid physical laws. The program focuses on experimental physics and theoretical physics. In experimental physics, students make experimental observations to derive underlying laws of nature ranging from mechanics to particle physics. This is covered in a lab course, for example, in which students conduct experiments in atomic and solid-state physics as well as nuclear and elementary particle physics. Theoretical physics, on the other hand, starts from a few axioms to describe in logical-mathematical fashion the interplay between objects and forces on macroscopic and microscopic scales.

While students in the bachelor's degree program focus on gaining subject-specific knowledge, the Master of Education degree program puts a stronger emphasis on educational sciences and subject didactics. In these modules, students tackle current topics related to teaching at schools. They learn to use teacher-directed and student-led experiments in class and explore specific questions that are important for work at schools.

In teaching degree programs designed for grammar and comprehensive schools, students choose two school subjects. Thus, in addition to Physics, students are enrolled for a second subject as well as Educational Sciences. The practical semester is a key component of the degree program.


Possible lines of work:

Teaching at schools

For other possible lines of work, please refer to the Physics (MSc) degree program.

Open admission
Master of Education
Grammar/Comprehensive School
4 Semester
Winter semester
Summer semester

Examination Regulations (German versions are legally binding)

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline

German language proficiency (DSH level 3, CEFR level C2, as per DSH exam. regulations)

Other language skills: Two foreign languages (modern languages on CEFR level A2 or qualification in Latin/Greek)

Specific modules: 67 ECTS credits each for subject knowledge/subject didactics modules in the chosen school subjects (with 3 ECTS credits each for subject didactics) | 24 ECTS credits for educational sciences (with 3 ECTS credits for the topic of inclusion; aptitude and orientation internship as well as vocational internship) | Bachelor's thesis 7 ECTS credits

9 weeks internship, incl. 25 days at a school

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