The ICCUB is integrated in the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona, and is naturally part of its teaching activities. The institute personnel teach at both undergraduate and graduate level, including the physics degree, master programs, and doctorate level.


Master Programs


The Master degrees related to the Institute of Cosmos Sciences are highly specialized. Students will have the opportunity to develop a guided research project and to learn innovative techniques.

Master's degree in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology

The Master's degree in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology of the University of Barcelona is aimed at providing holders of bachelor's degrees, particularly in Physics and Engineering, with advanced academic training within the fields of astrophysics, space sciences, atomic, nuclear and particle physics, gravitation and cosmology. It consists of a minimum of 60 ECTS credits distributed into two specialities:

  • Astrophysics and Space Sciences

  • Particle Physics and Gravitation


This Master's Degree provides sufficient preparation to subsequently initiate a Doctoral Thesis, although it can also be taken by students who simply wish to increase their formal background. Besides, it also provides a professional training that is highly valued in both the public and private sectors, and opens up a wide range of career possibilities, such as working in companies within the areas of aerospace, energy, finance and communications, among others

Useful information:

Master in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology ICCUB Web Page (recommended)

Master in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology UB Web Page


Master's degree in Nuclear Physics


The Interuniversity Master's degree in Nuclear Physics, offered jointly by several spanish universities including the University of Barcelona and coordinated by the University of Sevilla, is aimed at providing holders of bachelor's degrees with a solid knowledge and a broad training in the field of Nuclear Physics, covering both fundamental and experimental aspects. It has a study load of 60 ECTS credits, which are usually obtained in one academic year.


This Master's Degree provides advanced, specialized and multidisciplinary training on various topics, covering theoretical, experimental and applied aspecs. It is intended that 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.


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Master's degree in Quantum Science and Technology

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.


The Master in Quantum Science and Technologies is aimed at graduates in Physics, Physical Engineering or equivalent degrees who want to continue specialization studies in Quantum Science and Technologies. The master provides access to 60+ cutting-edge theoretical and experimental research groups across 3 universities and 4 research centres, working on quantum sensing, communication, computing and simulation, fields aligned with major pillars of the European Quantum Flagship. The program is taught by 30+ expert professors, and covers the core concepts of quantum science and technology, as well as practical tools and techniques. Engagement with industry is prominent, with high-tech companies actively participating in teaching, offering internships, seminars and a careers symposium. The program provides access to PhD programs at the participating institutes, and will advance the future careers of students interested in working in academia or industry in this exciting and fast-moving field.



Maria de Maeztu tuition Scholarships:

A yearly call is opened offering tuition scholarships for our masters:


Doctoral studies - PhD program


The Institute of Cosmos Sciences offers the opportunity to work on two lines of research, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Particle Physics and Cosmology, where you can develop your doctorate under the direction of leading researchers.

At the Institute you will find all the tools and support to carry out your project in an international working environment, in which the collaboration among researchers and the dissemination of your work is encouraged.

The doctoral program is managed by the University of Barcelona. However, we encourage you to directly contact the researcher or research group you are interested in working with.

The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona is a research centre accredited with the Spanish Seal of Excellence María de Maeztu in 2020 which enables us to be a host institution for the doctoral fellowship programme INPhINIT "la Caixa":



The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) announces the sponsorship of six registration fees for the 5th European Variable Star meeting, which aims to promote collaboration between the different European variable star organisations and improve Pro-Am collaborations. The meeting will take place on May 27-28, 2023 in Barcelona (CosmoCaixa).
Applicants must be enrolled in astronomical related subjects of the Physics degree and must send a letter of interest in the body of their email application to before March 28th. Inquiries about the application submission can be directed to Esther Pallarés (