INSTITUTE OF COSMOS SCIENCES

University of Barcelona

MASTERS

MASTER IN ASTROPHYSICS, PARTICLE PHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY
DESCRIPTION

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:

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Subjects are taught by doctoral-level researchers with extensive teaching experience, who are members of the ICCUB and also belong to three different departments of the University of Barcelona: Astronomy and Meteorology (DAM), Structure and Constituents of Matter (ECM) and Fundamental Physics (FFN); The DAM researchers are linked to the Catalan Institute for Space Studies (IEEC). The master also supports participation of external experts.

As other master’s degrees offered by the UB, the Master in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology has been adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and is officially recognized in Spain and Europe. It has a study load of 60 ECTS credits, which have normally a duration of 1 year, although the exact duration and content of the master’s degree are variable and depend on the student's prior experience.

Further information can be found at: http://icc.ub.edu/master_AFPC/

WHO IS IT AIMED AT

Obtaining the Master’s degree in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology is the first step towards undertaking a doctoral thesis in one of the research lines in the general fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics or Particle Physics and Gravitation. Nonetheless, it also provides a general training that is highly valued in both the public and private sectors and opens up a wide range of professional possibilities. Some of the more applied syllabus content prepares the student towards working in companies within the areas of aerospace, energy, finance and communications, among others, as these companies require specialists in the fields of space science, data processing and analysis, process simulation and advanced computation, etc.

ADMISSION

Applicants should have an EHEA bachelor's degree, preferably of 240 ECTS credits, or an equivalent undergraduate degree.

Preenrollement is necessary. A selection committee decides the successful applications on a merit basis among the preenrolled students.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Master coordinator: Tomeu Fiol, bfiol@ub.edu

MASTER IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS
DESCRIPTION

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.

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Subjects are taught by doctoral-level researchers with extensive teaching experience, who belong to various Universities in Spain, Seville being the coordinating one. The members of the ICCUB, belonging also to the Structure and Constituents of Matter (ECM) Department of the University of Barcelona, are involved in teaching the courses: Hadron Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics. The master also supports participation of external experts.

As other master’s degrees offered by the UB, the Master in Nuclear Phsyics has been adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and is officially recognized in Spain and Europe. It has a study load of 60 ECTS credits, which are usually obtained in one academic year following 6 courses of 6 ECTS each plus a final Master thesis of 24 ECTS.

Further information can be found at: http://master.us.es/fisicanuclear/index.php?lang=en

WHO IS IT AIMED AT

The joint university master in Nuclear Physics provides advanced, specialized and multidisciplinary training on various topics, covering theoretical, experimental and applied aspecs. It is intended that, regardless of their particular future profesional interests, the students enrolled in the master acquire a broad view of the discipline. The master provides access towards undertaking a doctoral thesis in one of the nuclear and hadron research topics developed by the different spanish groups participating in the master. The training provided by the master is also adequate for those wanting to develop a career in medical physics, radiology, environmental radioactivity, nuclear techniques of analysis, dating techniques, or nuclear fission or fusion.

The joint university character of this master optimizes the use of the human and material infraestructures available in Spain in order to offer the highest level of training in Nuclear Physics.

ADMISSION

Applicants should have an EHEA bachelor's degree, preferably of 240 ECTS credits, or an equivalent undergraduate degree.

Preenrollement is necessary. A selection committee decides the successful applications on a merit basis among the preenrolled students.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Master coordinator: Xavier Viñas, xavier@ecm.ub.edu