Physics, M.Sc.

Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) ,
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.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Scattering Theory
  • Elements of Subnuclear 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

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Scientific background assumed in the course includes:

  • Good practical knowledge of Calculus, Geometry and Algebra.
  • Basic notions of Chemistry.
  • Good understanding of basical Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism and Optics.
  • Familiarity of experimentation and its techniques; basic electronics.
  • Knowledge of the main theories in Classical and Modern Physics, Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and relative mathematical methods, and elements of Statistical Mechanics.
  • Sufficient mastership of the English language to understand Physics textbooks in English and lectures in English.
  • Computing skills : ability to use existing scientific programs.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1300 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1300 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Ferrara

  • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Scholarships and financial aid

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