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Department of Physics at the University of Bayreuth

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Sciences

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Your goal: to teach physics at professional school

The study prepares for the activity as a physics teacher at professional and technical schools. On the basis of in-depth specialist knowledge teachers organize the learning processes of their pupils. For this purpose you study a professional discipline (metal technology, in the future also electrical engineering), a subject (here physics) as well as general educational science.

The Study Course

For your subject physics you deal with classical experimental physics (mechanics, electricity, heat, optics) as well as the basic calculation methods of physics. Laboratories and exercises help to apply and deepen the learned content. In the third year, you receive an overview of modern physics, i.e., the physics of atoms, molecules, solids and elementary particles. In the didactics of physics you deal with the question of how physics lessons can be conceived, which methods and media are used, how experiments are presented, and how concrete teaching projects can be planned and analyzed.

The program is divided into a Bachelor and a Master phase, which is concluded with the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or the Master of Education (M.Ed.). The study of professional education is attached to the Faculty of Engineering. There you will also find more information about the Bachelor- and the Master-Phase.

Proposal for the course of study

Further details on the contents of the lectures in physics can be found in the module handbook.

Laboratories and Internships

In addition to the experimental physics laboratories that take place at the university, you also complete internships outside the university, some of them more meaningfully before starting you studies. All information can be found on the web site of educational science and the internship office of the Faculty of Engineering.

Study counseling

contact: lehramt.physik@uni-bayreuth.de

Prof. Dr. Markus Lippitz
experimental physics and programme advisor

Room: 3.0.04 (BGI)
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3800
Email: markus.lippitz@uni-bayreuth.de

Prof. Dr. Axel Enders
Head of Physics Didactics and member of the examination board

Room: (NW II, 2. OG)
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3330
Email: axel.enders@uni-bayreuth.de

Christoph Reihl

Dr. Christoph Reihl
Faculty advisor for teaching and learning
Service unit PULS

Room: (building NW II)
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-3224
Email: puls.mpi@uni-bayreuth.de

Further Information

Further counseling services

For all pupils who are interested in studying physics, the German Physical Society offers free access to an Online Mathematics Bridges Course OMB+.

Characteristics of the program

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)Master of Education (M.Ed)
winter term
winter or summer term
6 semesters
4 semesters
Admission requirements
General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or professional qualification
Language skills: German B2
Successfully completed teaching-oriented Bachelor's Degree Program at the University of Bayreuth (or equivalent)
Language skills: German B2
Admission restrictions
April to October here

August to October (winter term)
March to April (summer term)

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