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Physics of Complex Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
It is mandatory to master the most advanced concepts and methodologies for complex systems. This is why we have set up a Master of Science Physics of Complex Systems program at Politecnico di Torino, with two parallel educational tracks, which aims to offer the best techniques needed to attack interdisciplinary problems.


The Master of Science programme in Physics of Complex Systems program at Politecnico di Torino is organized in two parallel educational tracks, sharing the same motivations, goals and structure, but with different features: 

International track

  • based at prestigious sites in Italy (including Politecnico di Torino) and in France
  • only a limited number of students admitted
  • students obtain a double Master of Science degree (Italian Laurea Magistrale & French M2)
  • all courses given in English

National track

  • entirely based at Politecnico di Torino
  • no limitation on the number of admitted students
  • students obtain a Master of Science degree (Laurea Magistrale)
  • most courses given in English, some courses in Italian (one semester in common with the International track)

Career opportunities

Graduates from this master program will be experts in modeling and simulation of complex systems. They can look forward to careers as researchers in development labs or computing centers, senior software engineers, biological physicists, financial analysts and more. Thanks to their strong methodological skills, they will also profit of new career opportunities offered by the most advanced companies and research institutes operating in multidisciplinary contexts. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to numerical methods and computational neuroscience 
  • Numerical methods and simulation techniques 
  • Introduction to quantum mechanics, quantum statistics and field theory 
  • Probability and Information Theory 
  • Algorithms for optimization and statistical inference 
  • Complex systems modelling project 
  • Condensed matter physics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor degree awarded by an accredited foreign university.
  • In case you are enrolled in a “single cycle” Laurea magistrale course (5 or 6 years degree program) and you have not yet graduated, you must have completed minimum 3 years at University level, having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent. In case you obtained the high school diploma after 10 or 11 years of schooling, you must also have completed at least 15 years of previous education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Torino

  • 660 - 980 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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