Master’s degree courses
Access methods
2 years
Department of Science and high technology
Degree classification: Physics
Presidente del Consiglio di corso: ALESSIA ALLEVI
Credits: 120

Course description

This Master’s Degree Programme is open to all students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and to graduates in other scientific subjects (such as Mathematics or Engineering) who wish to deepen their knowledge of fundamental or applied physics.
It aims at completing the elements acquired during the Bachelor’s course in the different areas (applied and experimental physics, fundamental and theoretical physics, microphysics) and at bringing students into contact with the different research fields.

A Master’s Degree in Physics may lead to employment in research laboratories at research centres or in high-tech companies, to entrance into finance or insurance companies, to a career as a teacher in high school; it is also the first step on a scientific career that includes a PhD in Physics in Italy or abroad or a specialization in medical physics.

Three different curricula are offered: Data Science for Astrophysics, General Physics, Medical and Experimental Physics.
The General Physics curriculum offers a choice of courses ranging from Matter Physics to Nuclear and Particle Physics, from Theoretical Physics to Optics.

All the courses are held in English.
Moreover, there is the possibility to obtain a double, thanks to an agreement with Linnaeus University in Kalmar-Växjö (Sweden); the students involved spend at least one semester at Linnaeus University. 

What you need to know

The Master’s Course in Physics is open to:

  • first-level graduate students with a degree in Physics (in Italy, class L30 or a corresponding degree according to D.M. 509/99);
  • first-level graduate students with a scientific degree obtained in an Italian University and graduate students from abroad with a diploma considered valid.

Admission to the Master’s course requires verification of the students’ preparation, particularly for those who do not hold a first-level degree in Physics, on topics such as classical and quantum physics, matter physics and nuclear and particle physics. The committee will interview the students and also verify that their knowledge of English is at the B2 level, if no certification is provided.
In case of an incomplete preparation, the committee will advise on how to integrate the missing areas, indicating the number of credits that must be acquired before being admitted to the Master’s course.

If you are a EU National, you may stay in Italy for as long as you like: you only need a passport or ID card.
If you are a NON-EU National, you'll have to carry out some formalities.

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Curricula and study plans

To consult teaching courses of previous Academic Years, at the top of this page click on "Course data sheet", then choose the Academic Year of your enrollment and click on "Study plans".

Opportunities and support

Double degree

This course offers you the opportunity to attain a double degree

For information on scholarships and other benefits, consult:


Do you think that this course fits you? Enroll and start studying with us!

Attending classes

Studying, taking exams and graduating

To consult the teaching material:

  1. go to https://elearning.uninsubria.it/ 
  2. log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  3. choose the courses of your study plan in the I miei corsi (My courses) section
  4. there you will find all the materials that the teacher makes available.

To consult the exam dates and times go to the Servizi Web Segreterie studenti (Student Secretariat Web Services)

https://uninsubria.esse3.cineca.it/ListaAppelliOfferta.do (in Italian)

In the Menu select one or more options:

  • the day scheduled for the exam
  • the teaching structure, i.e. your Department or your School
  • the course of study, i.e. your degree course
  • the teaching course, i.e. the title of the teaching
  • the teacher.

To submit your examination entry, you must access your personal area of the Student Secretariat Web Services.

Go to the reserved area 

  1. Log in with your university credentials: email username and password (without typing the @studenti.uninsubria.it part)
  2. Esami > Appelli
    Then, select the exam session you want to submit your entry for and proceed following the instructions.

Student services

For all resources, services and opportunities dedicated to registered students, see: Student.