Teach physics!


Sailing boat on Lake Constance near Constance

Study in a unique location, in a city with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities


Studentin und Betreuer im Anfängerpraktikum am Versuch Lichtstreuung

Experience your studies in a familiar and supportive environment with approachable lecturers


Physics professor in front of blackboard with formulas

Listening to lectures, experimenting and solving tasks in a varied daily study routine


 Close view of laser mirrors in the laboratory

Get to know school life as a teacher early on in your studies through projects with school classes and direct contact to  teachers

Are you completing a Bachelor of Education programme either in Konstanz or at a different university and planning to continue your studies? Maybe you have decided to work at a school after graduating from a Bachelor of Science programme in physics? In any of these cases, you have come to the right place!

There are high expectations and ever-increasing demands on teachers. However, with our teacher education programme in physics, you can start your career well-prepared.

Why study physics for a teaching degree in Konstanz?

- a lot of practical experience and hands-on courses and lectures
- excellent harmonisation of the practical semester at school with the university courses
- excellent student-teacher ratio, small groups and open-door culture
- specific courses, lectures and contact persons for teacher education students
- projects with school classes which enable you to slip into the role of a teacher early on
- Close cooperation with schools and teachers
- fantastic location between Lake Constance and the Alps


Degree                                                           Master of Education                                                                 
Programme start Winter semester & summer semester 
Period of study 4 semesters
Application period 9.5. - 15.7. | 29.11. - 15.1.
Admission restrictions no
ECTS 120

How is the programme structured?

Programme start

Winter semester & summer semester

Academic structure

The master’s programme usually takes four semesters to complete. Graduates are awarded the academic degree of “Master of Education”. You will be taking two major subjects as well as classes in educational science including a practical teaching semester. A total of 120 ECTS credits (cr) is required.

You can find an overview of teacher education here.

Erweiterungsfach (additional subject)
If you are enrolled in a Master of Education programme, you may opt to study an Erweiterungsfach (additional subject) as a separate master's programme. You can start taking courses in your additional subject during your Bachelor of Education programme and even complete the relevant coursework and performance assessments. These may be recognised once you start your Master of Education programme. Please consult the director of the departmental administration first.

You can study one of these as an additional subject:

  • Chemistry (90 ECTS-Credits)
  • German (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • English (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • French (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • History (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • Computer Science (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • Italian (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • Latin (90 oder 120 ECTS-Credits)
  • Mathematics (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • Philosophy / Ethics (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • Russian (120 ECTS-Credits)
  • Spanish (120 ECTS-Credits)

The following subjects are not available for study as additional subjects: biology, political science, sports, economics.

Please check the exam regulations (in German) for more information about the programme structure.

How to apply?

The Master of Education in Physics has no admission restrictions.

An application is possible during the following period: 9.5. - 15.7. (winter semester) and 29.11. - 15.1. (summer semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.

Link Online Application .

Further information about the application.