Master's Degree in PHYSICS

Degree course in italian
Degree course
Master's Degree
MIUR Class
Classe delle lauree magistrali in Fisica - LM-17 (DM270)
2 years
Academic year
Type of access/Available places
Free access course
Career opportunities - Fisici - Astronomi ed astrofisici

Course description

The Master's Degree Course in Physics is not restricted access. Students who request to enroll in the Master's Degree Course in Physics must be in possession of a three-year degree or another qualification obtained abroad recognized as equivalent according to the law in force, provided that they are able to demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge consistent with the activities envisaged by the ministerial tables of the degree class in Physical Sciences and Technologies. In particular, the candidate must possess:

  • an adequate knowledge and operational capacity in Mathematical Analysis, Geometry and Linear Algebra, as well as the basic notions of General Chemistry;
  • an in-depth knowledge of Classical Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetics and Optics and basic knowledge of Modern Physics;
  • the ability to use the IT tools of calculation;
  • a level of knowledge of the English language at least equal to level B1.

For all candidates, a check of personal preparation will be carried out according to the procedures indicated in the Degree Program Academic Regulations.

The Didactic Council annually appoints a Commission which will assess, through an individual interview, the existence of the curricular requirements and the competences of the candidate . Any curricular additions in terms of university formative credits may be acquired by the candidate, before being able to access the verification of the adequacy of personal preparation, by passing "single course" exams according to the procedures provided for in the current Manifesto degli Studi di University - Part II - Rules for students - Enrolment in single courses.

Campus Ecotekne, "Collegio Fiorini"

via per Arnesano - Lecce (LE)

The specialist physicist finds professional opportunities, also at the planning and managerial level, at:

  • Universities, public and private research institutions and centers
  • National and Regional Agencies for the protection of Cultural Heritage and the Environment and the study and prevention of risks
  • Research institutions in the biomedical field and hospitals
  • Study and design workshops in public and private companies
  • Laboratories for the quality certification of industrial productions
  • Data processing and modeling centers
  • High-tech companies
  • Banking and financial advisory institutions.

Graduates in possession of the credits required by current legislation will be able to participate in the admission tests to training courses for teaching staff for I and II level secondary schools.

Academic coordinator: prof. Maurizio Martino

Staff coordinator: Dr. Gabriella Culiersi

The Master's Degree in Physics allows you to complete the general training of a holder of a three-year degree by making him acquire vast and in-depth knowledge on frontier topics in the chosen Physics sector.

The Master's Degree course in Physics is divided into curricula corresponding to different research fields in Physics. In these curricula the most important theoretical and experimental developments for the reference sector are studied and differentiated laboratory activities are carried out in which the most recent and sophisticated methods of measurement, analysis and data processing are tested and techniques of numerical and symbolic calculation. Alternatively, the student presents a proposal for a personalised study plan, whose cultural coherence will be evaluated by the Didactic Council.

The training course ends with the preparation of the final exam, preceded by any internship and orientation activities useful for acquiring further skills necessary for carrying out the thesis work and / or for subsequent insertion into the world of work. The organization of the Master's Degree Course in different specialist curricula involves the presence in the Order of wide ranges of CFU variations in the different areas of the characterizing disciplines, in order to achieve a high scientific preparation in each training course.

The exam for obtaining the Master's Degree in Physics consists in the discussion, in the form of a short scientific seminar, of a paper (Thesis) prepared under the guidance of a supervisor, before a specially appointed Commission.

The thesis consists of a written report, on an original theoretical, experimental or technological application, to a specific problem of interest for research appropriately framed in the field of modern physics and its applications or in an interdisciplinary field with the use of typical methodologies of physics. From it must emerge the cultural maturity and the ability of the student to elaborate the subject personally and independently, and his ability to effectively communicate the topic addressed.

During the graduation exam, the graduate student illustrates the work done to the Graduation Commission with a seminar, open to the public.


Course modules




7 credits - Optional


7 credits - Optional


7 credits - Compulsory


27 credits - Compulsory


6 credits - Compulsory