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Frequently Asked Questions

Which areas of specialization do you offer?
The Physics Master's Degree is a program strongly linked to the scientific research activities carried out by its teachers, and enjoys a dense network of international collaborations. The specialized courses are taught by recognized experts in the respective research fields, also coming from other Italian or foreign scientific institutions. Physics Master's Degree Program offers study plans and degree thesis projects in

  • Theoretical physics of fundamental interactions
  • Theoretical and computational physics of matter
  • Nanosciences and nanotechnologies
  • Physics of biological systems
  • Applied and interdisciplinary physics

The Physics Master's Degree is an International program. What does it mean?
It means several things.

  • All educational activities are conducted in English (lessons, exams, thesis defense and writeup);
  • Part of the teaching is carried out by Visiting professor from foreign universities;
  • Foreign students are admitted without knowledge of the Italian language (on the other hand, italian classes are available free of charge for foreign students);
  • The course of study encourages educational experiences abroad, including the thesis project, through the Erasmus program;

Is certification of language skills necessary?
No certification is required, English fluency is verified via a skype call. Once enrolled into the M.Sc. in Physics, the University Linguistic Center offers B2 level English language courses free of charge.

Is it a limited number program?
For Italian students there is no limitation. For foreign students the maximum number of available positions exceeds by far the number of enrolled students every year.

Can I enroll in the Master's Degree in Physics with a three-year degree in a different field?
To enroll in the M.Sc. in Physics it is necessary to have acquired 50 ECTS in the different areas of basic physics. This is usually the case for students with a B.Sc. in physics. However, they may have been acquired, at least partially, also in degrees related to other disciplines (for example, B.Sc. in Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, etc.). Acknowledgment of ECTS in physics is evaluated case by case, looking at the programs of exams passed. ECTS of physics can also be recognized in classes not directly related to physics.
In all cases, a special commission is able to provide personalized recommendations to candidates. For information write to prof. Anna Franchini.

Are special programs available for particularly motivated students?
An Excellence program is activated for students who have distinguished themselves during the first year of studies. The program is conducted in collaboration with the Graduate School in Physics and Nanoscience and consists in attending an integrative teaching program on the most current research topics in physics.

What happens after the master's degree?
The M.Sc. in physics opens the door to numerous fields in the job market. Physicists are quickly absorbed by companies in all high-tech sectors, even in the local area, which include automotive (Ferrari, Ducati, Maserati), ceramic industries, the bio-medical disctrict, and multinationals of the food industry. The numerous relationships of the teachers with the companies of the territory allow an effective orientation to the job market. Physics studies are also an excellent choice for those who are motivated to teach. Those who aspire to a career in scientific research can continue their education with the research doctorate in Modena at the Graduate School in Physics and Nanoscience.

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