The Master in Physics aims at forming students with skills in different areas of physics, based on a solid interdisciplinary scientific background. Graduates in Physics are appreciated for their openminded, multi-disciplinary attitude and their ability to apply a scientific approach to the analysis of complex problems.

APPLIED PHYSICS curriculum: students will acquire a solid knowledge in topics of interest of applied Physics, particularly with an emphasis on experimental aspects.

The absence of a compulsory course allows students to plan their tailor-made curriculum. Depending on the chosen ECTS, students develop advanced skills in Medical Physics, Biophysics, Complex Systems, Computing or Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis.

MATERIALS PHYSICS AND NANOSCIENCE curriculum: Students will acquire a solid background in all areas of condensed matter physics, with emphasis on the properties of nanostructures. They also will:

  • have a deep understanding of condensed matter Physics in all its experimental and theoretical aspects;
  • manage experimental and modelling tools for the analyses of materials and nanostructures.

NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS curriculum: Students will acquire a solid knowledge in nuclear and subnuclear physics, with emphasis on experimental aspects. The Programme is enriched by courses covering the basic principles of theoretical physics. Students can also develop advanced skills in electronics, computing or statistical techniques. They also will:

  • acquire advanced skills aimed at the deep understanding of phenomena related to the state-of-the-art experimental research fields;
  • be able to discuss the applications of nuclear and subnuclear physics in modern society.

THEORETICAL PHYSICS curriculum: Students will acquire a solid background in all areas of theoretical physics, with emphasis on quantum field theoretical techniques applied to particles and strings, general relativity and cosmology, quantum mechanics and statistical physics. They also will:

  • have a deep understanding of contemporary physics in its theoretical and fundamental aspects;
  • know advanced mathematical and numerical tools for describing and modelling physical systems.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme

  1. You can choose to focus on different areas of fundamental and applied research
  2. Courses taught in English and international exchange opportunities
  3. You will gain competencies that are at the forefront of current research and its technological application
  4. You will gain the necessary competencies to fulfil the requirements for attending training courses and becoming a secondary school teacher
  5. You will gain interdisciplinary skills and competencies for scientific communication and planning

Admission Requirements

There are specific enrolment procedures for each degree programme. You can find detailed information about how to apply, tuition fees and deadlines on:

Study Grants and Subsidies

University students may obtain economic support during their studies from the Emilia Romagna Region, the University of Bologna and other external bodies.

Tuition Fees Exemptions

Check our website to know which are the required documents to apply for exemptions and special subsidies.

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Last updated March 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
2 years
3,000 EUR
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