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Mathematics, Natural Sciences

Study Physics, Astronomy in Germany

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Physics is an essential science that deals with the laws of nature – from elementary particles to the universe. It is a fundamental part of our lives, as insights into physics often form the cornerstone for innovation and progress and thus for the technical achievements of our time. In physics degree programmes, you explore scientific laws both experimentally and theoretically and consider the practical application of these new findings.


79 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Final Examination, Diplom, State Examination

German, English

1-10 Semesters

What content can I expect

The study of physics is theory-based and only offered at universities. Universities of applied sciences only offer classes in physics as part of other degree programmes, e.g., as part of an engineering programme. Courses of study purely in physics at universities cover different scientific areas of physics, including:

  • Theoretical physics: This area is primarily concerned with the development of models and theories of scientific laws.
  • Experimental physics: Here, the focus is on the quantitative measurements of these scientific laws.
  • Astronomy and astrophysics: Courses of study in this field deal with the universe and its celestial bodies.

Theoretical and experimental physics are mutually dependent. Theoretical findings are verified in scientific experiments and knowledge gained in these experiments is in turn integrated into theoretical deliberations.
In all these subject areas, your studies will rely heavily on mathematics. For a successful start to your studies, you should have solid mathematics skills from secondary school. Many universities offer a preparatory course in mathematics to make the first few semesters easier for you.
You will have excellent career perspectives with a degree in physics. You can gain a foothold in many sectors, as studying physics provides you with such a broad skillset that will match many job descriptions in different industries and companies.

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