Physics of Complex Systems

Politecnico di Torino

24 months
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Nowadays, in order to make innovations in an advanced scientific and technological context, it is mandatory to master the most advanced concepts and methodologies for complex systems. This is why we have set up the Physics of Complex Systems programme at Politecnico di Torino, with two parallel educational tracks, which aims to offer the best techniques needed to attack interdisciplinary problems.


The Physics of Complex Systems programme 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:

  • Numerical methods and simulation techniques 
  • Probability and Information Theory
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Advanced numerical methods
  • Statistical Physics and Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 1st Call: February 12th 
  • 2nd Call: May 4th
  • 3rd call: June 19th




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a Bachelor degree awarded by an accredited foreign university obtained after at least 15 years of previous education(primary and secondary plus 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 at least 15 years of previous education (minimum 3 years at University level) having obtained at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent.
  • meet curricular and quality requirements of the MS program you want to apply for. 

Tuition Fee

The new model adopted by Politecnico consists in:

  • For non-EU students living outside Italy and not belonging to a LDC, the amount of the tuition fee is calculated considering their country of origin and whether they apply or not for tuition fee reduction according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).
  • For EU students living outside Italy, the amount of the tuition fee depends on whether they submit or not the tuition fee reduction application according to their income/properties and family members (ISEE Parificato).


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