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Bachelor in Physics

The bachelor in physics must represent the first professionally qualifying degree and thus cover all the main areas of modern physics.

We place particular value on introducing the new "Calculation Methods" module in order to provide young students systematically with the most important tools of physics from the very beginning, while the mathematics lectures widen their understanding of these calculation methods and introduce them to more advanced concepts.

The four-semester Grundstudium (lower-division phase) is followed by two semesters of orientation studies, during which students attend lectures in nuclear and particle physics, solid-state physics and statistical physics.

Within the elective during the fifth and sixth semesters, students have the option to choose from the following main research areas of the faculty of physics:

  • astronomy and astrophysics, cosmology
  • molecular biophysics, statistical physics
  • solid-state physics
  • high-energy and medium-energy physics,
  • mathematical physics
  • laser and quantum optics
  • meteorology.

By stipulation of the examination board, students can alternatively choose a class from another faculty to complement their physics education.

The bachelor program concludes with a ten-week bachelor's thesis on a subject in one of the fields of modern physics.

Admission to the program and to LMU Munich

Admission to the Bachelor in Physics program is currently unrestricted. The program is taught in German and requires sufficient knowledge of the German language. Students from foreign countries who did not receive their university entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school outside of Germany are kindly asked to contact the International Office for information on admission to the university, such as general entrance requirements, application deadlines and necessary documentation.