The Department of Mathematics and Physics (DMF) of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” opens a Master of Science (MSc) Program in Physics starting September 2020. Entirely offered in English, the MSc in Physics is strongly connected to the research activities performed at the DMF.
During the 2-year Program, the students will attend 10 modules and perform a master thesis to gain a total of 120 ECTS credits (ECTS standing for European Credit Transfer and accumulation System, which is equivalent to the Italian CFU system). The first two semesters (year 1) are devoted to acquiring a solid knowledge in quantum physics, statistical mechanics, computational physics, matter physics, nuclear and subnuclear physics. During the third and fourth semesters (year 2), the students focus upon a few specialised training modules, followed by a master thesis work about an original research subject.
Students can choose among five specialisations:
Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Physics of Complex Systems
For the aims of the Program, the MSc Teaching Board has established inter-institutional agreements with a few European universities, including the Technical University of Munich (DE), the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (PL) and the University of Lisbon (PT).
Students have the opportunity to spend a period of study (preferably the third semester) at one of the partner universities in Europe. At the end of the Program, the MSc graduate will have a deep and solid knowledge of modern physics, covering both theoretical end experimental aspects. They will be able to gain skills to manage complex experimental setups and become familiar with the latest technologies. Alternatively, they will learn to work with physical models, along with mathematical and numerical tools, to describe physical reality.
For the admission, bachelor degree in physics or related field is required, along with English level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Teaching activity will start on October 12 2020. We are going to schedule activities with the presence of students in our Campus, respecting the spacing and all the constraints of the current legislation about COVID-19. Nevertheless the Department has all the computer tools and facilities to allow students, unable to reach our Campus, to remotely join our classes and the related activities.
The International MSc Program in Physics is aimed to contribute to the creation of a European education area, fully in line with the initiatives of the European Commission. In fact, the enrolled students are encouraged to spend a period of study (preferably in the first semester of the second year) in Europe.
To this end, inter-institutional agreements within the ERASMUS+ Program have been established with:
Technische Universität Munchen (TUM)
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun
Universidade de Lisboa
Study periods outside Italy may be extended, if necessary, up to a maximum of 12 months.
Other Institutions contributing to the MSc Program are:
INFN, National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Unit of Naples;
INO-CNR, National Institute of Optics - National Research Council, Unit of Naples;
CIRA, Italian Centre for Aerospace Research, Capua;
CMCC, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici.