Study guides

Timetables

Morning lectures. Practical sessions in the laboratory take place some afternoons. In your 5th year you may have both morning and afternoon sessions, depending on the specialisation you choose.

Table of credits for each course

  Basic training Compulsory Optional Final Project
1st year  51 15    
2nd year 12 54    
3rd year   66    
4th year   61 5  
5th year     42 24
Totals 63 196 47 24

Period of study

Six-monthly (some first and second year subjects are annual)

Part-time or full-time

Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.

Basic and compulsory training

1st year 2nd year
  • Mechanics and Relativity
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Waves and Optics 
  • Introduction to Experimental Physics (annual)
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Computer Tools for Mathematics (annual)
  • Real Variable Functions (annual)
  • Linear Algebra (annual)
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Mechanics Lboratory
  • Electromagnetics Laboratory
  • Structure of Matter and Thermodynamics
  • Chemistry for Physicists
  • Linear Geometry
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Calculus in Different Variables and Optimisation
3rd year 4th year
  • Quantum Physics I and II
  • Differential Equations and Modelling I and II
  • Discrete Mathematics Seminar
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Complex and Fourier Analysis
  • Topology
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (annual)
  • Optics (annual)
  • Thermodynamics Laboratory
  • Optics Laboratory
  • Probability and Stochastic Modelling
  • Statistics
  • Galois Theory
  • Differential Geometry
5th year  
  • Bachelor's Degree Final Project in Mathematics (12 credits)
  • Bachelor's Degree Final Project in Physics (12 credits)
 

Optional subjects

4th year
 
Bridging courses in physics: the subjects corresponding to the Physics Bridging Courses (5 ECTS each) can be chosen from the following optional subjects of the Physics degree programme. You must choose one.
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Introduction to Biophysics
  • Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics / 5
  • Introduction to Materials Science / 5
  •  Introduction to Photonics

 

5th year
 
You must take 42 credits  from the following optional subjects of the Physics degree and Mathematics degrees programmes.
Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics    Physics
  • Real and Functional Analysis 
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Commutative Algebra  
  • Arithmetic
  • Topology of Varieties
  • Riemannian Geometry
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Linear Models
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Equations in Partial Derivatives
  • Numerical calculus
  • Numerical Integration of Equations in Partial Derivatives
  • Current Mathematical Trends
  • Operational Research
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Temporary Series
  • Advanced Programming
  • Practices 
  • Statistical Inference 
  • Econometrics
  • Experiment Design
  • Biostatistics
  • Simulation of Logistic Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Signal Processing
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Financial Administration 
General block
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Mechanical Theory and Nonlinear Systems
  • Statistical Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Advanced Laboratory
  • Electrodynamics and Synchrotron Radiation

Fundamental block
  • General Relativity and Cosmology
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Fluids and Superfluids
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Information
  • High Energy Physics
Applications block
  • Applied Optics
  • Nanomaterial Physics
  • Environmental Physics
  • Radiations Physics
  • Electronics
  • Accelerator Physics
Transversal block
  • History of Physics
  • External Practice


 

You can also choose from the optional subjects available in the Physics Bridging Course in which you previously did not enrol.

Specialisations are learning pathways included in the European Diploma Supplement (DS). In order to obtain a Specialisation at least 30 credits (5 subjects) must be taken for each pathway.

Specialisation in Statistics Specialisation in Economathematics Specialisation in Mathematical Engineering
  • Linear Models
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Temporary Series
  • Statistical Inference
  • Econometrics
  • Experiment Design
  • Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Financial Administration
  • Operational Research
  • Simulation of Logistic Systems
  • Numerical Integration of Equations in Partial Derivatives
  • Equations in Partial Derivatives
  • Linear Models
  • Temporary Series
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Operational Research
  • Simulation of Logistic Systems
  • Numerical calculus
  • Numerical Integration of Equations in Partial Derivatives
  • Equations in Partial Derivatives
  • Advanced Programming
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Signal Processing
Specialisation in Fundamental Mathematics Specialisation in Fundamental Physics Specialisation in Applied Physics
  • Current Mathematical Trends (compulsory for specialisation)
  • Commutative Algebra
  • Real and Functional Analysis 
  • Topology of Varieties
  • Equations in Partial Derivatives
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Arithmetic
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Riemannian Geometry
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Linear Models
  • 6 credits from the main block of the Bachelor's Degree in Physics
  • 24 credits from the fundamental block  
  • 6 credits from the main block of the Bachelor's Degree in Physics
  • 24 credits from the applications block

Not all optional subjects are offered this year.