Fachbereich Physik

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question regarding the Master programme, please contact us either by email (Christoph Schaefer) or using the contact form below. We will collect and publish all FAQs here.


  1. Which lecture belongs to which module?
    On the last page of our Module Handbook, you will find a lecture-module-dependency table. Additionally, you can see in ALMA the link from the lecture/seminar/labwork to its module.
    Specific issues or prerequisites, not included in the table, can and shall be discussed with teachers. 
  2. What is module APP104?
    Module APP104 consists of a lecture with 3 CP and the seminar "Modern Topics in Astronomy and Astrophysics" from the summer term or "Astro and Particle Physics/Seminar für Astro- und Teilchen-Physik " in the winter term with 3 CP. You can combine any 3 CP lecture from the lectures belonging to the elective modules with the seminar for this module.
  3. Which lectures/seminars can be used in APP401?
    Module APP401 "Scientific Specialisation in Thesis Topic" requires 6 CP. Any lecture from the elective lectures or any group seminar can be used for this module.
  4. Why are not all lectures available in this term?
    Most of the lectures from the elective modules are given once per year, not once per term. 
  5. Beginning in the summer term, which lecture do I attend: Astronomy & Astrophysics (APP101) or Particle Physics (APP102)?
    We advice you to start only one of the obligatory modules A&A and particle physics. You can decide which one based on your background and level of competence. If in doubt, please contact the lecturers and/or coordinators. 
    Consider that passing both course is necessary for officially starting the master thesis (see also below) and that PP is only available in the summer term.

  6. When should I attend the seminar for APP104?
    In your 2nd term.
  7. When does the labwork APP103 take place?
    APP103 is during the term break. See the central webpage for the labwork here.
  8. Which courses have to be passed to officially begin with the master thesis?
    APP101, APP102, APP103, APP104, 18 CP out of the mandatory 24 CP from the elective modules.
  9. How to submit the master thesis?
    Please see paragraph 17 from the General Provisions (available here): Submit three bound copies to the examination office plus a digital version (pdf preferred) of the thesis via email to the examination office. See also the information on Theses.