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Physik im Masterstudiengang Lehramt an Gymnasien

Physics as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools

Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Unrestricted admission

Short Description

The subject Physics is offered as one of two subjects within the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools.

Students on the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools with Physics develop and expand on the teaching methodological and specialist skills in Physics gained at the Bachelor’s stage. In this connection, students increasingly learn specialist content in the minor subject, enabling them to increase the workload in this subject to almost that in the major subject. In addition, much more time is spent focusing on teaching skills than at the Bachelor’s stage. During practical training, students gain their first experience teaching physics.

Areas of Focus

  • Experimentation in physics lessons
  • Gravitation physics
  • Practical training
  • Quantum field theory
  • Quantum optics
Course Content

The Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools focuses on teaching methodology, especially enabling students to approach school practice by completing practical training. In the course of their practical training, supported by teaching staff, students try out and practice teaching at a school.
Those majoring in Physics only need to take one advanced course in the subject discipline of Physics; students taking Physics as their minor subject additionally choose two more courses from the selection of compulsory elective modules.

The Master’s thesis module comprises a Master’s thesis and an oral examination. The Master’s thesis should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to independently tackle a problem from the field of Physics or Education Sciences based on scientific methods within the set time. Students can write their Master’s thesis in the major or minor subject, or in Education Sciences. Four months are set aside for writing the Master’s thesis.


Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4


Advanced subject-specific course

Choice of a subject from the area of optional modules

5 CP


Advanced teaching methodology in physics

Practical training
Experiments and Experimentation

in Physics Lessons

4 CP


2 CP


2 CP


Practical training

Practical training at a school


7 CP


Master’s thesis

Master’s thesis


Recommended Abilities

Previous knowledge of physics, such as that taught on the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme with the teaching subject of Physics. An interest in teaching others physics skills.

Career Opportunities

The Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools is the requirement for entry to the preparatory phase of teacher training at grammar schools. Irrespective of the core area of activity at grammar schools, however, graduates may also find employment in areas where a knowledge of physics and analytical skills are required together with the ability to structure and teach content: examples include management consulting firms and HR departments of companies.

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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover