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Physics (Condensed Matter Physics)

24 months
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This advanced course in Physics (Condensed Matter Physics) from University of Messina award a M. Sc. Degree on 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and is fully taught in English.


The Physics (Condensed Matter Physics) from University of Messina course runs for 2 years and in the end the students will debate a dissertation on advanced topics in condensed matter physics. The students have the occasion to study and work in close contact with leading-edge research group.

Learning outcomes

  • deep and up-to-date understanding of condensed matter Physics in all its experimental and theoretical aspects;
  • manage advanced experimental and modelling tools for the analyses of advanced materials and nanostructures;
  • master the scientific method and techniques for the resolution of problems.

During the first year of the programme, students acquire a solid background in all  areas of condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on the properties of micro-opto electronic devices and on the properties of structures and materials on the scale of nanometers.  During the second year of the programme, students develop cross cutting skills in project writing, innovation, scientific communication and outreach.

At the end of the course, students have to write and defend orally an original research project, developed within a research group of the Department, also in collaboration with other public science agencies or private companies in Italy or abroad.

Career opportunities

The Program of the CMPhys curriculum course gives students all skills needed to address a wide range of job opportunities in the following areas:

  • High-technology environment. The knowledge and skills acquired during the course can prove to be extremely valuable to model and analyse the behaviour of electronic devices, acting in full independence in high-tech area. The graduate students are able to use state of-the-art scientific and engineering instrumentation and advanced computer systems.
  • Research activity. The research experience gathered working on the dissertation project  done in close contact with researchers pursuing their work, will enable graduate students to close collaborate with research groups in the field.

The Master Degree entitles graduates to apply for advanced Master Courses as well as PhD Programmes in Italian and foreign universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced quantum physics
  • Data analysis
  • Solid state physics
  • Further language skills
  • Statistical physics
  • Quantum Optics and Technologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • High School Diploma obtained after at least 12 years of study;
  • Students should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent three-year degree in Physics; if you don’t have your Bachelor’s Degree yet, you can send an official provisional certificate issued by your University.
  • Transcript of records (exams taken in the previous degree programme);
  • Copy of a valid passport;
  • B2 in the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages is required for Condensed Matter Physics curriculum. Students who have studied in an English-language based school or come from a country where English is the official language are not required to submit the above.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees are calculated on the basis of the financial situation of the student.

Living costs for Messina

680 - 1000 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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