General curriculum and model study plans

The following is a generic timetable for a master's degree at Heidelberg. Due to the large degree of choice which students enjoy at Heidelberg, this example requires individual adjustment by the students. Several model study plans listed in the module handbook may serve as a planning aid.

Generic timetable

At this point, we show a generic study plan, that offers one a large choice for the Master's degree. The student is required to create his own individual study plan. The university calender should be consulted to set up the individual timetable.

Lecture course programme (with tutorials) Obligatory Module

L, T

  (8 CP)
Lectures specialised field Obligatory Module L, T (10 CP)
Lectures optional fields Choice L, T    (12 CP)
Lecture course programme (with tutorials) Obligatory Module L, T   (8 CP)
Lectures & seminar specialised fields Obligatory Module L, T   (8 CP)
Lectures optional fields Choice L, T   (8 CP)
Oral examination (in the field of specialisation) Obligatory         Ex   (6 CP)

Scientific Specialisation Obligatory Prep (15 CP)
Methods and Project Planning                                                 Obligatory Prep (15 CP)
Master's thesis Obligatory Dis (30 CP)

L = Lecture; T = Tutorial; Ex = Exam; Prep = Preparation; Dis = Dissertation

The numbers refer to the amount of credits awarded by attending the modules in question. One credit or credit point is equal to about 30 hrs of work. The order in which credits are taken during the advanced training phase is for the students to choose; the example above is merely a model.

Model study plans

Students can create an individual study plan, tailored to their interests. The module handbook lists several examples of model study plans that may be helpful, with specialisation in the fields of astronomy & astrophysics, atomic molecular and optical physics, biophysics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, environmental physics, medical physics, particle  physics and theoretical physics (with specialisation in particle physics, condensed matter physics or string theory).