Official 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 

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

Ideal student profile

This master's degree is aimed at students with a clear interest in adding to the knowledge they have already acquired in high energy physics, astronomy or cosmology, in learning about the latest advances in these fields, in conducting research and with the basic knowledge obtained when taking a degree in Physics. On a more general level, students will need intellectual curiosity and a willingness to work in teams.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomousl.

Specific skills

  • Understand the basics in the main areas of high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology
  • Apply the main principles to specific areas such as particle physics, astrophysics of stars, planets and galaxies, cosmology and physics beyond the Standard Model.
  • Understand the bases of advanced topics selected at the frontier of high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology and apply them consistently.
  • Formulate and tackle problems, both open and more defined, identifying the most relevant principles and using approaches where necessary to reach a solution, which should be presented with an explanation of the suppositions and approaches.
  • Use mathematics to describe the physical world, select the appropriate equations, construct adequate models, interpret mathematical results and make critical comparisons with experimentation and observation.
  • Plan and carry out theoretical, experimental or observational research in the fields of high energy physics, astrophysics or cosmology using the appropriate methods, bringing innovative and competitive proposals, and report about the results
  • Use the adequate software, programming languages and computer packages to research problems related to high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
  • Devise strategies for analysis, synthesis and communication to transmit notions of high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology in educational and outreach environments.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Carry out academic work independently using bibliography and data bases and also working with other professionals.
  • Work in a group and take on responsibility, interacting professionally and constructively with other people with complete respect for their rights.
  • Use critical reasoning, analytical capacity and the correct technical language and formulate logical arguments.
  • Work independently, take initiatives and be able to organise work in order to achieve results and plan and carry out a project.
  • Use correct spoken and written English.