M.Sc. Physics

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR1300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Ferrara | Ferrara, Italy
The M. Sc. Course in Physics is the natural follow-up of the B. Sc. course. This is an opportunity for students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of modern physics, both theoretical and experimental, with a strong focus both on basic science and advanced applied physics; students will have an opprotunity to study and work in close contact with leading-edge research groups.

Description of Physics


This is an advanced course in Physics awarding a M.Sc. degree based on 120 ECDS credits; this course is fully taught in English. This programme is the most obvious follow-up if you hold a B.Sc. in physics or related areas. The main objective of this course is a deep and flexible understanding of the main areas of modern physics. The course is based on individual study and on actual research work, done in close contact with researchers working on advanced topics in a wide range of areas ranging from fundamental physics to advanced aspects of applied physics.

This course gives students all skills needed to address a wide range of job opportunities:

  • those looking for a job in a technology related area have an opportunity to develop the advanced skills needed in a high-tec environment, learning how to model and analyze the behavior of complex systems, how to design complex measurement systems and how to use state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instrumentation and advanced computer systems.
  • those who see their future in research have an opportunity to gain a deep theoretical and experimental understanding of the main areas of modern physics, as well as an early research experience, working on projects and stages done in close contact with researchers pursuing their work.
  • for those who see thier future in teaching, our M. Sc. programme is the starting point to enter the accreditation process to become a High School teacher.

Regardless of their specific interests and motivation, our M.Sc. graduates have a deep understanding of the main areas of modern physics, at the theoretical and experimental level, a working knowledge of the main experimental and data handling techniques and a full appreciation of the scientific method.

Following her/his own specific interests students may choose among several key areas of physics, including Astrophysics, Space Physics and Physical Cosmology, Condensed Matter, Medical Physics, Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics, Material Science and Technology, Theoretical Physics, Computational Physics.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline December 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR 1300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1300 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The goal of the Master School in Physics is a strengthening in the mastery of classical and modern Physics, as well as of the scientific method, together with a solid scientific and operative preparation in the chosen specialization field. These goals require adequate skills in the handling of mathematical and computing tools and techniques, and also familiarity with modern instrumentation and advanced data analysis.
With these objectives, the Master in Physics is structured in a first part in which the basic facts learnt in the first three-year School are thoroughly investigated, especially in the subjects of Mathematics, Electromagnetism, Quantum Mechanics and its applications, and Scattering theory; and in a second part in which the studies concentrate on a field where research is done in our Physics Department.
The school activity then turns into the study of the frontier developments, both theoretical and experimental, of the chosen research domain, also with up to date experimental and data analysis techniques.
This 2-year route ends with the final test, a real research autonomously executed, original, which can be carried either in the University labs or in Research Centers or in private enterprises.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements for Physics

We are keen to take students who have a B. Sc. (or equivalent) degree in physics. Alternately, a degree subject related to Physics can be considered on a case by case basis.

While we do not have formal requirements for language proficiency, you must at least be able to take you admittance interview in English.

Work Experience for Physics

No work experience is required.

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Accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell' istruzione, Universita' e Ricerca, MIUR).

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