University Master's Degree in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

If you aim to focus your academic and professional future on the field of Astrophysics, Cosmology or High Energy Physics, completing this programme can imply a significantly positive change 

Admission Official Master's Degree in High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

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Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are as follows:

a degree in Physics or Astronomy, or alternatively in Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, or other related science subjects;

level B2 in English. If this cannot be shown through an official certificate, the candidate's level will be assessed jointly by the Master's Commission during the selection stage.

Selection criteria

Should the number of applicants be higher than that of places on offer, these will be allocated according to the following criteria.
  • Academic transcript. (60%)
  • curriculum vitae, containing, together with other information:
  • a) the level of English attained, and
    b) complementary studies in other subject areas related to this master's degree. (30%)
  • A written account of the candidate's interests, motives and objectives. This will give the master's committee a clearer idea of  how well the candidate's interests and objectives fit in with those of the master's degree and, in general, of the candidate's suitability.(10%)

Complementary training

Graduates in Physics or Astronomy can, in theory, take this master’s degree without the need for bridging courses.

For graduates of other disciplines, the master’s degree can be taken in a year, with a maximum of 18 ECTS bridging-course credits assigned by the coordinator.

In the event that an applicant’s profile differs from the essential subject area of the master’s degree or that their level of knowledge of this is area is insufficient, the degree can be taken over two years with a number of ECTS bridging-course credits being determined by the coordinator, in accordance with the previsions of Spanish Royal Decree 1393/2007, article17, concerning “Admission to Official Master’s Degree Courses”.

In this way, the master’s degree coordinator can decide, according to his/her criteria and on the basis of the applicant’s specific profile and academic transcript, exactly what bridging-course content would be most suitable for following this master’s degree with sufficient guarantees of success.

At all events, the subjects that can be taken as bridging-course content are as follows:
  • Quantum Physics I (6 ECTS)
  • Qyantum Physics II (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Astrophysics (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics (5 ECTS)
  • Advanced mathematical Mehtods (5 ECTS)
  • Quantum Mechanics (6 ECTS)
  • Mechanical Theory and Nonlinear Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Electrodynamics and Synchrotron Radiation (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics (6 ECTS)
  • High Energy Physics (6 ECTS)
  • General Relativity and Cosmology (6 ECTS)
  • Accelerator Physics (6 ECTS)
  • Electronics (6 ECTS)