The Master's degree in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology of the University of Barcelona is aimed at providing holders of bachelor's degrees and equivalent undergraduate degrees (particularly in Physics), engineers and technical engineers with advanced academic training within the fields of astrophysics, space sciences, atomic, nuclear and particle physics, gravitation and cosmology. It explicitly includes two specialities:
The Interuniversity Master's degree in Nuclear Physics, offered jointly by several spanish universities including the University of Barcelona, is aimed at providing holders of bachelor's degrees and equivalent undergraduate degrees (particularly in Physics), engineers and technical engineers, with a solid knowledge and a broad training in the field of Nuclear Physics, covering both fundamental and experimental aspects, hence offering the opportunity of developing a future research career in Nuclear Physics or an easier access to professional jobs on medical physics, enviromental radioactivity, or applied nuclear physics.
The master's degree in Quantum Science and Technologies is the result of the coordinated effort of the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Institute of Photonic Sciences, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the Institute of High Energy Physics and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. It arises in parallel to the establishment of the emerging community in Quantum Technologies, QuantumCat.
The fundamental objectives of the master's degree are on the one hand to provide a solid education in theoretical physics and quantum information theory and to offer a variety of elective subjects to form a forward-looking study plan oriented to the development of quantum science and technology. In this way, it seeks to complement theoretical knowledge with essential experimental methods and tools to strengthen experimentally oriented careers. Likewise, the master's degree will contribute decisively to building a solid academic environment that allows students to pursue successful research careers. Finally, it seeks to take advantage of the robust environment of research groups and companies with a strong interest in Quantum Science and Technologies in the Barcelona area.
Master coordinator: Bruno Julià