Physics

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Master programme
A.Y. 2019/2020
LM-17 - Physics
Master programme
120
ECTS
Access
Open with entry requirements examination
2
Years
Language
Italian

The master degree programme in Physics is designed to provide graduates with an excellent scientific grounding, a good command of scientific methodology, sound knowledge of new technologies and the capacity to use advanced methods and sophisticated tools to tackle and resolve a diverse range of problems.

The master's degree programme in Physics equips students with solid training in classical and modern physics, a good command of methods of scientific investigation, thorough knowledge of mathematical tools, modern measurement tools and data analysis techniques, a firm grasp of computer support tools, and advanced training in the spheres of theoretical and experimental physics.

The goal is to prepare graduates to carry out scientific research autonomously, work with a high degree of autonomy, assume positions of responsibility in projects and facilities, apply their specialist knowledge to the modelling of complex systems in the fields of applied sciences, and possess the necessary knowledge basis to teach Physics in secondary schools.

The master's degree programme in Physics is also designed to hone the aptitudes in physical and mathematical modelling initially acquired by students during the foundation courses of the degree programme, which can also prove a valid resource for occupations not directly connected with physics.

The course also prepares graduates to work in diverse sectors of the industry and in scientific education. Career opportunities for graduates in Physics include:

  • scientific research in universities in Italy and abroad;
  • scientific research in public and private research bodies in Italy and abroad;
  • scientific and technological research and its industrial applications;
  • high-level diffusion of scientific knowledge, with particular reference to the theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of classical and modern physics;
  • the promotion and development of scientific and technological innovation.

Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination.

English language

Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Mandatory for laboratory courses, recommended for other teaching activities.

Courses list

Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Classical electrodynamics 6 42 Italian First semester
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Informatics ability 3 0 Italian Undefined
Final exam 36 0 Italian Undefined
- CORSI CARATTERIZZANTI: (42 CFU)
Ogni studente deve acquisire 24 dei 42 cfu scegliendo almeno 6 cfu in ognuno dei sottoriportati ambiti disciplinari. Il corso di Elettrodinamica Classica (6 cfu) appartiene all'ambito "Sperimentale Applicativo" e quindi risulta già compreso nei 24 cfu.
CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Sperimentale Applicativo"
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Electronics 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Electronics laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Health physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Optical analysis for cultural heritages 6 42 Italian First semester
Accelerator physics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Applied superconductivity 6 42 Italian Second semester
Electronics 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Environmental physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Radiobiology 6 42 Italian Second semester
Radiological protection of umans and the environment 6 42 Italian Second semester
- CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Teorico e dei Fondamenti della Fisica":
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Many body theory 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Many body theory 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Mathematical methods in physics: differential equations 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Mathematical methods in physics: geometry and group theory 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Quantum field theory 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Gravity and superstrings 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Quantum field theory 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Statistical mechanics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Statistical mechanics 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Theory of fundamental interactions 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
- CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Microfisico e della Struttura della Materia":
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Applied superconductivity laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Astroparticle physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Coherence and control of quantum system 6 42 Italian First semester
Electroweak interactions 6 42 Italian First semester
Interaction and detection of nuclear radiation 6 42 Italian First semester
Magnetic properties and fine analysis of low dimensional matter 6 42 Italian First semester
Nuclear physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Optics laboratory and application 6 62 Italian First semester
Particle physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Physics protein 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Quantum optics laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Quantum theory of matter 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Semiconductor physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Surface physics 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Advanced statistical physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Laser physics laboratory 1 6 62 Italian Second semester
Nuclear spectroscopy laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Optics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Particle detectors 6 42 Italian Second semester
Physics of solids 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Plasma physics and controlled fusion 6 42 Italian Second semester
Plasma physics laboratory 1 6 57 Italian Second semester
Quantum optics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Radioactivity 6 42 Italian Second semester
- CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Astrofisico, Geofisico e Spaziale":
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Astronomy 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Earth physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Introduction to continuum physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Nuclear relativistic astrophysics 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Radio astronomy 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Astronomy 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Atmospheric physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Cosmology 6 42 Italian Second semester
Tectonophysics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Theoretical astrophysics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
- Lo studente deve inoltre acquisire 18 cfu scegliendo fra i seguenti corsi affini e integrativi
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Algebraic topology 6 42 Italian First semester
Atomic physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Computational biophysics 6 42 Italian First semester
Cosmic physics 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Cosmology 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Digital electronics 6 42 Italian First semester
Environmental physics laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Foundations of energy production 6 42 Italian First semester
History of physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Imaging techniques for biomedical applications 6 42 Italian First semester
Instrumentation applied to medicine 6 42 Italian First semester
Introduction to general relativity 6 42 Italian First semester
Methods of data analysis 6 42 Italian First semester
Nuclear relativistic astrophysics 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Particle physics laboratory 1 6 62 Italian First semester
Perturbation theory of hamiltonian systems 6 42 Italian First semester
Preparation of didactical experiences 1 6 62 Italian First semester
Quantum computing 6 42 Italian First semester
Quantum information theory 6 42 Italian First semester
Statistical quantum field theory 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Theoretical astrophysics 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Theory of fundamental interactions 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Theory of quantum open systems 6 42 Italian First semester
Thin film and nanostructures characterization 6 62 Italian First semester
Classical mechanics 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Computational physics laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Condensed matter physics laboratory 2 6 62 Italian Second semester
Differential geometry 6 42 Italian Second semester
Dosimetry 6 42 Italian Second semester
Dynamical systems 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Earth physics laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Foundations of physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Geometry 2 6 48 Italian Second semester
Gravity and superstrings 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Health physics laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Introduction to astrophysics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Introduction to health and medical physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Laboratory of space instrumentation (1) 6 62 Italian Second semester
Liquid-state and soft-matter physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Mathematical analysis 4 6 45 Italian Second semester
Nuclear weapons, disarmament and nuclear proliferation 6 42 Italian Second semester
Numerical simulation laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Particle detectors laboratory instrumentation 6 62 Italian Second semester
Phenomenology of the standard model of particle physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Physical applications of group theory 6 42 Italian Second semester
Physics of medical imaging 6 42 Italian Second semester
Preparation of didactical experiences 2 6 62 Italian Second semester
Radio astronomy 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
- Lo studente deve inoltre acquisire 12 cfu scegliendo liberamente fra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati dall'Ateneo, purchè culturalmente coerenti con il suo percorso formativo e non sovrapponibili, nei contenuti, agli insegnamenti fondamentali e opzionali già utilizzati nel piano di studi.
Rientrano pertanto nella scelta tutti gli insegnamenti presenti in questo Manifesto degli Studi che rispondano a tali criteri.
- Lo studente deve inoltre acquisire 6 cfu relativi a tirocini formativi e di orientamento tipicamente correlati con l'attività di preparazione della
tesi di laurea. Il docente tutor di questa attività può essere il relatore della stessa tesi.
Optional programme year

Compulsory activity
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Classical electrodynamics 6 42 Italian First semester
English proficiency B2 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian Undefined
Informatics ability 3 0 Italian Undefined
Final exam 36 0 Italian Undefined
- CORSI CARATTERIZZANTI: (48 CFU)
Ogni studente deve acquisire 48 cfu scegliendo 12 cfu in ognuno dei sottoriportati ambiti disciplinari. Il corso di Elettrodinamica Classica (6 cfu) appartiene all'ambito "Sperimentale Applicativo" e quindi risulta già compreso nei 48 cfu.
CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Sperimentale Applicativo"
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Electronics 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Electronics laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Health physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Optical analysis for cultural heritages 6 42 Italian First semester
Accelerator physics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Applied superconductivity 6 42 Italian Second semester
Electronics 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Environmental physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Radiobiology 6 42 Italian Second semester
Radiological protection of umans and the environment 6 42 Italian Second semester
- CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Teorico e dei Fondamenti della Fisica":
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
History of physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Preparation of didactical experiences 1 6 62 Italian First semester
Preparation of didactical experiences 2 6 62 Italian Second semester
- CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Microfisico e della Struttura della Materia":
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Applied superconductivity laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Astroparticle physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Coherence and control of quantum system 6 42 Italian First semester
Electroweak interactions 6 42 Italian First semester
Interaction and detection of nuclear radiation 6 42 Italian First semester
Magnetic properties and fine analysis of low dimensional matter 6 42 Italian First semester
Nuclear physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Optics laboratory and application 6 62 Italian First semester
Particle physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Physics protein 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Quantum optics laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Quantum theory of matter 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Semiconductor physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Surface physics 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Advanced statistical physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Laser physics laboratory 1 6 62 Italian Second semester
Nuclear spectroscopy laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Optics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Particle detectors 6 42 Italian Second semester
Physics of solids 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Plasma physics and controlled fusion 6 42 Italian Second semester
Plasma physics laboratory 1 6 57 Italian Second semester
Quantum optics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Radioactivity 6 42 Italian Second semester
- CORSI DI AMBITO DISCIPLINARE "Astrofisico, Geofisico e Spaziale":
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Astronomy 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Earth physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Introduction to continuum physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Nuclear relativistic astrophysics 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Radio astronomy 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Astronomy 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Atmospheric physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Cosmology 6 42 Italian Second semester
Tectonophysics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Theoretical astrophysics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
- Lo studente deve inoltre acquisire 12 cfu scegliendo fra i seguenti corsi affini e integrativi. E' consigliato inserire almeno un insegnamento del SSD FIS/02.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language Lesson period
Algebraic topology 6 42 Italian First semester
Atomic physics 6 42 Italian First semester
Computational biophysics 6 42 Italian First semester
Cosmic physics 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Cosmology 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Digital electronics 6 42 Italian First semester
Environmental physics laboratory 6 62 Italian First semester
Foundations of energy production 6 42 Italian First semester
Imaging techniques for biomedical applications 6 42 Italian First semester
Instrumentation applied to medicine 6 42 Italian First semester
Introduction to general relativity 6 42 Italian First semester
Many body theory 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Many body theory 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Mathematical methods in physics: differential equations 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Mathematical methods in physics: geometry and group theory 1 6 42 Italian First semester
Methods of data analysis 6 42 Italian First semester
Nuclear relativistic astrophysics 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Particle physics laboratory 1 6 62 Italian First semester
Perturbation theory of hamiltonian systems 6 42 Italian First semester
Quantum computing 6 42 Italian First semester
Quantum field theory 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Quantum information theory 6 42 Italian First semester
Statistical quantum field theory 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Theoretical astrophysics 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Theory of fundamental interactions 2 6 42 Italian First semester
Theory of quantum open systems 6 42 Italian First semester
Thin film and nanostructures characterization 6 62 Italian First semester
Classical mechanics 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Computational physics laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Condensed matter physics laboratory 2 6 62 Italian Second semester
Differential geometry 6 42 Italian Second semester
Dosimetry 6 42 Italian Second semester
Dynamical systems 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Earth physics laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Foundations of physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Geometry 2 6 48 Italian Second semester
Gravity and superstrings 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Gravity and superstrings 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Health physics laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Introduction to astrophysics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Introduction to health and medical physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Laboratory of space instrumentation (1) 6 62 Italian Second semester
Liquid-state and soft-matter physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Mathematical analysis 4 6 45 Italian Second semester
Nuclear weapons, disarmament and nuclear proliferation 6 42 Italian Second semester
Numerical simulation laboratory 6 62 Italian Second semester
Particle detectors laboratory instrumentation 6 62 Italian Second semester
Phenomenology of the standard model of particle physics 6 42 Italian Second semester
Physical applications of group theory 6 42 Italian Second semester
Physics of medical imaging 6 42 Italian Second semester
Quantum field theory 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Radio astronomy 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Statistical mechanics 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
Statistical mechanics 2 6 42 Italian Second semester
Theory of fundamental interactions 1 6 42 Italian Second semester
- Lo studente deve inoltre acquisire 18 cfu scegliendo liberamente fra tutti gli insegnamenti attivati dall'Ateneo, purchè culturalmente coerenti con il suo percorso formativo e non sovrapponibili, nei contenuti, agli insegnamenti fondamentali e opzionali già utilizzati nel piano di studi. E' fortemente consigliato l'inserimento di insegnamenti in area antropo-psico-pedagogico come richiesto, in base alla normativa vigente,per l'accesso ai bandi ministeriali per l'insegnamento.
Course locations
Sede della Segreteria Didattica: Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Celoria 16
Sede dei Corsi: i corsi si tengono presso aule e laboratori del Dipartimento di Fisica, via Celoria 16 o presso aule del Settore Didattico , Via Celoria 20
Laboratory locations
Il corso di laurea si avvale principalmente dei laboratori presenti presso il Dipartimento di Fisica, nella sede di Via Celoria e nella sede del LASA (Segrate).
Head of study programme
Erasmus and international mobility tutor 
Study plan tutor
Internship tutor
Seminar and workshop tutor
University and programme transfer tutor
Quality Assurance Delegate
Reference structures
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: