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Physics as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Physics as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme
(Bachelor of Science)

Profile
Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

None

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subject physics is offered as one of two subjects within the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme. Please note the subject combination options.

On the basis of foundation courses in Experimental Physics and Theoretical Physics, students on the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme with Physics gain an introduction to physics and teaching physics. The physics content is based on the requirements of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. In Theoretical Physics in particular, special courses are available for teacher training students. The diversity of physics at Leibniz Universität Hannover is reflected in the range of advanced courses, enabling students to pursue modules at a later stage of the programme and, if desired, in a Master’s degree programme.

Physics can be taken as a major or minor subject. This degree programme is particularly directed at students who wish to become grammar school teachers. To achieve this, after completing the Bachelor’s degree, students must also take the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools; alternatively, students majoring in Physics may also go on to take the Master’s degree programme in Physics.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Atomic physics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Mechanics and relativity
  • Optics
  • Radiation protection
  • Solid state physics
Course Content

Those who study Physics on the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme cover the wide areas of the subject discipline and the teaching methodology of physics. Basic courses are offered in both areas, enabling students to gain a solid grounding. At a later stage of the programme, students are able to choose additional courses from a range of compulsory elective modules. The options vary, depending on whether students take Physics as a major or minor subject.

The combination of subjects is selected with a weighting of 2:1 in favour of the first subject, whereby the second subject must be developed accordingly at the Master’s stage in order to qualify as a grammar school teacher.

Students additionally take professional skills development modules, comprising topics related to education and communication, as well as four weeks of practical training at a school and another four weeks in a company.

The Bachelor’s thesis, written at the end of the programme, should demonstrate the student’s ability to independently tackle a problem from the field of physics based on scientific methods within the space of two months.

 

 

Semester/area

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

CP

Physics

Mechanics & Relativity

Mathematical Methods of Physics

13 CP

Electricity

Basic Practical Training I

Theoretical Electrodynamics

19 CP

Optics, Atomic Physics, Quantum Phenomena

Basic Practical Training II

Theoretical Physics for Teacher Training

Presenting Physics

24 CP

Molecules, Nuclei, Particles, Solid Bodies

Basic Practical Training III

8 CP

Two advanced Physics lectures

Practical training

8 CP each

80

Teaching methodology in physics

 

 

 

Introduction to

Teaching Methodology in Physics

4 CP

Learning Physics

Teaching

Physics

6 CP

 

10

Bachelor’s thesis

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor’s thesis

Seminar

10

Recommended Abilities

Students wishing to take Physics as a teaching subject should have a fundamental interest in the subject. After the first lecture, students soon realise that physics at university level is a different matter to school physics: the degree programme involves logical thinking and a precise method of working. They must also be willing deal with abstract formulations and experimental work. In addition, creativity and capacity for teamwork are also very useful.

Career Opportunities

The degree programme constitutes the foundation for pursuing the consecutive Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools, paving the way for a teacher training degree. In addition, the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme provides graduates with a qualification for entry into a profession; it also enables graduates to proceed to a specialist Master’s degree programme if they meet the relevant entry requirements.

Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the interdisciplinary Bachelor are restricted (Biology, Performing Arts, German Studies (school subject: German), English Studies (school subject: English), Geography, History, Music, Political Science, Study of Religions (school subject: Ethics), Spanish Studies (school subject: Spanish) and Sports (school subject: Physical Education).

Other subjects are admission-free (Chemistry, Computer Science, Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education), Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulation.

Note: The admission regulations reflect the legally prescribed subject combinations in the Master regulation of Lower Saxony.
All currently possible subject combinations can be found under "Combinations".

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

 

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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