- Level: LM-17 Master Course
- Language: English
- Admission: Access subject to the verification of the admission requirements
- Location: Department of Physics, via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo (TN) - Italy
The Master’s degree course in Physics is a two-year full-time programme taught in English and is designed to train and develop the careers of the next generation of physicists.
Courses are tailored to cover all aspects of Modern Physics from the very basics to the current frontiers of knowledge. More specifically, the Master’s degree course in Physics aims at providing students with both a foundation in Modern Physics and more advanced specializations in Physics, as well as fostering students’ knowledge and understanding of one of the internationally leading research topics in Physics as shown by the significant contribution of their thesis work.
The variety of the research areas is reflected by a course structure with various study plans suggested by the research areas active in the department:
- Astroparticle and Particle Physics
- Biological and Medical Physics
- Experimental Gravitation and Cosmology
- Nonlinear Systems and Electronics
- Physical Science Communication and Teaching Methods
- Quantum Gases and Ultracold Atoms
- Quantum Physics of Matter: Materials, Energy and Environment
- Theoretical and Computational Physics
In order to achieve these goals, the Master of Science in Physics devotes approximately:
- one third of its ECTS to the core lectures modules in modern Physics
- one third to more specialized lecture modules in one of the research areas that are actively pursued in the Department of Physics
- one third to the master thesis, which is coordinated within a research group under the guidance of a supervisor.
The Master of Science in Physics aims at:
- providing a deep and flexible education in the various areas of modern physics, its theoretical and experimental aspects and its applications, with particular attention to the recent developments of research and technology.
- providing the cultural foundations, the technical abilities, the full control of the scientific research method that are needed to get in touch with the recent research frontiers studied in the Department, and give a personal contribution with the Master’s Thesis work.
- promoting scientific and technological innovation by a direct research experience in the areas studied in the Department and also by international collaborations.
Once graduated with a MSc in Physics, students will manage to work autonomously and to take charge of projects and schemes in the fields of research and scientific and technological innovation. Students will be also able to employ their knowledge and skills for the planning of sophisticated measuring instruments and for the modeling of complex systems.
Professional profiles and Career opportunities
Students who have graduated with a MSc in Physics have received a specific training in problem solving techniques and developed their familiarity with sophisticated experimental and computational tools, which make them competitive in a wide range of sectors of the labour market, e.g. finance, informatics, medicine, politics and public administration.
The Master’s degree programme in Physics also provides the necessary training and knowledge to undertake any PhDs in Physics or in any Physics-related subjects, for those thinking of pursuing an academic or research career.