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Physics *

State Examination (secondary school teaching) - Major and Attendant Field

Note: This degree program will be discontinued in winter semester 2015/2016. As an alternative, the polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program Physics is available as a degree component.
Language of instruction:


Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

10 semesters required for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

An application is not possible any more

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: An application is not possible any more
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The common distinction between experimental physics and theoretical physics at universities only serves as a way to refer to different ways of working within the field of physics; it does not represent two different courses of study. The nature of physics consists in combining experiment and theory, and a course of study in physics includes both in the same measure. The goal of the course of study in Physics is to teach students the foundations of the field. Not until students write their final thesis do they tackle a special problem in physics from a experimental or a theoretical perspective. A very important prerequisite for studying physics is sufficient mathematical aptitude. Since physics makes much more intensive use of mathematics than other natural sciences, the physicist must acquire much better math skills than those taught in school. Mathematics and physics is thus a good combination of fields for students in the teacher education program.

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Student Advising Office

The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. The Student Service Center – Center for Teacher Education [de] offers a special academic advising for current and prospective students of teaching degree programs. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor

Departmental Academic Advising

Academic Advising Secondary School Teaching
Dr. Thomas Filk
Physikalisches Institut
Westbau Physik, Zimmer 01-025
79104 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-5801 / 5768
Sprechstunde: Di 12-13, Mi 11-12 und n.V.

Examination Office

B. Seger
Physikalisches Institut
Westbau Physik
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3a
Zimmer 01-020
Tel.: 0761/ 203-5789 (keine telefonische Beratung oder Auskunft möglich!)
Sprechstunde: Mo, Fr 8-12 und Mi 13-16
* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.