B.Sc. Physics

Physics is a natur­al science that deals both with very detailed exper­i­ments to describe nature and is very close to mathem­at­ics. Within the frame­work of the Bachelor’s programme not only compet­ences in the field of exper­i­ment­al physics are impar­ted, but also the intro­duc­tion to theor­et­ic­al physics is smoothed by learn­ing mathem­at­ic­al basics, which is also an import­ant part of this programme.

Foto: Chris­ti­an Hüller / Universität Leipzig


In the modules Mathem­at­ics 1 to 3 the neces­sary mathem­at­ic­al knowledge is impar­ted. These include analys­is, linear algebra, and ordin­ary and partial differ­en­tial equations. The mathem­at­ic­al concepts are applied in module Mathem­at­ic­al Methods 1, in which the most import­ant mathem­at­ic­al methods used in classic­al physics are taught. Option­ally the module Mathem­at­ics 4 can be taken, which covers basic concepts of function­al analysis.

Exper­i­ment­al Physics

The modules Exper­i­ment­al Physics 1 to 6 are oblig­at­ory in the Bachelor’s programme. Through exper­i­ment­al access, students are intro­duced to sub-areas of physics such as mechan­ics, thermo­dy­nam­ics, electro­dynam­ics, solid-state and molecu­lar physics, and quantum mechan­ics. The train­ing in exper­i­ment­al physics is accom­pan­ied by the basic labor­at­ory course. Here the scientif­ic work with exper­i­ment­al tasks is learned. In the follow­ing advanced intern­ship, the methods will be improved once again by dealing with exper­i­ments that are close to current research or prepare for work in the laboratory.

Theor­et­ic­al Physics

Theor­et­ic­al physics is based on the mathem­at­ic­al approach through various models of physics. The topics of mechan­ics, electro­dynam­ics, quantum mechan­ics and statist­ic­al physics are covered.


The elect­ive area is divided into a free elect­ive area and a compuls­ory elect­ive area. In the second semester one of the modules Inter­dis­cip­lin­ary Intro­duc­tion to Computer Science, Funda­ment­als of Computer Engin­eer­ing and Chemistry for Physi­cists with 6 LP each is to be chosen. In the fourth semester, students have the choice between deepen­ing their mathem­at­ics educa­tion in the form of module Mathem­at­ics 4 or a project intern­ship. The extern­al project intern­ship takes place in the form of a specially selec­ted project in a company or an extern­al research insti­tu­tion. The results are presen­ted in the form of a poster.
The fifth and sixth semesters include the free choice area, in which 10 LPs can be freely chosen from the range of modules offered by the Univer­sity of Leipzig.

Bachel­or Thesis

The bachel­or thesis serves to show that one can work scien­tific­ally. This is either written in one of the faculty’s intern­al insti­tutes, both exper­i­ment­al and theor­et­ic­al physics, or in an extern­al insti­tu­tion from business or research.


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Hypatia von Alexan­dria (Mathem­atiker­in, Astro­nom­in und Philosophin)