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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"Vertei­di­ge dein Recht zu denken. Denken und sich zu irren ist besser, als nicht zu denken.

Hypatia von Alexan­dria (Mathe­ma­ti­ke­rin, Astro­no­min und Philo­so­phin)