Master Courses: Physics

In the Physics and Biophysics master programmes nearly all of the courses are taught in English.

Regularly Offered Courses in Summer Semester
(April - August)

 Module No. Course No. Module Title ECTS Language
71502 PHYS5227 Biophotonics 6 EN
72754 PHYS5118 Biophysics: Gene Expression 6 EN
72755 PHYS5138 Biophysics: Cellular Biophysics 6 EN
74004 PHYS5118 Gene Expression 3 EN
74005 PHYS5138 Cellular Biophysics 3 EN
71064 PHYS5508 Plasma Physics: Applications 6 EN
71500 PHYS5607 Theory of Quantum Information 6 EN
71504 PHYS5257 Ultracold Quantum Gases 6 EN
71503 PHYS3800 Advanced Physics Lab 8 EN
74160 PHYS8237 Physics II for Advanced Materials 5 EN
..... PHYS8707 Physics Lab (Lab for "Physics I for Advanced Materials) 5 (out of 10) EN
72624 PHYS8267 Lab Principles of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) 2 EN
72035 PHYS8267.1 Basics of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) 2 EN


Each semester, we offer seminars covering a wide range of topics. Instead of an exam, students have to investigate an assigned topic and give a scientific presentation, which will be graded. The language of presentation can be English or German.

Usually, the actual titles and topics for the seminars will be decided only shortly before the start of any given semester.

Seminars in Winter Semester (October - February)

Module Nr.
Course Nr. Module Title
Advanced Seminar Physics (Master)
ECTS Language
    Biophysics and Soft Matter 4 EN
    Condensed Matter Physics 4 EN
    Nanosciences 4 EN
    Quantum Infomation and Quantum Technologies 4 EN

Seminars in Summer Semester (April - August)

Module Nr.
Course Nr. Module Title
Advanced Seminar Physics (Master)
ECTS Language
    Biophysics and Soft Matter 4 EN
    Econophysics 4 EN
    Theorethical Physics 4 EN
    Nanosciences 4 EN
    Plasma Physics 4 EN

Contacts Physics

Prof. Dr. Susana Huelga
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm
Phone: ++49 (0) 731-50-22901
Fax: ++49 (0) 731-50-22924
Room: O25/443

Lab Courses

Places in lab courses, in which students conduct their own experiments, are limited. Priority is given to students who are enrolled in full-degree studies at Ulm University. You may list lab courses on your Learning Agreements, but you should be prepared that you may not get a place in one of those courses.

Lab Safety

Students usually have to attend a safety briefing prior to the start of a lab course. In case there should be serious doubts that a student will be able to respond to instructions due to poor linguistic competence and/or academic preparation, participation in the lab may be denied in order to avoid hazards.

Please note:

In order to attend master courses, you must have master level, meaning that:

  • you must have formally completed a bachelor degree or
  • you must have finished three years of studying at a university or
  • you have completed 180 ECTS credit points

by the time you start your studies at Ulm University.