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 Master Degree in Physics

The goal of the Master in Physics degree is providing a background complementary to that of an undergraduate first degree in Physics, Physics Engineering or similar. It aims to graduate people and enable them to perform fundamental or applied research, college teaching or activities in the industry or services. A high performance, innovation and responsibility level is expected. It is intended that a significant fraction of this C2 degree students resume their background in Physics and related areas within a C3 degree, particularly within the MAP-Fis C3. Indeed, one of our aims is allowing the possibility to define new education paths that optimize the interplay between this C2 and the MAP-Fis C3. Hence this Master degree will function in close interaction with the PhD Program of the Universities of Minho, Aveiro and Porto.​
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Fees (non-refundable)

Number of vacancies

Access requirements​

Ranking criteria


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2024/2025

General


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
ECTS:
120
Duration:
4 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Physics

Contacts


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604390 Fax: +351 253604398
    E-Mail: cpedagogico@ecum.uminho.pt; sec@ecum.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.ecum.uminho.pt

Description


The Master in Physics provides complementary training to that acquired in a first cycle in Physics, Physical Engineering or similar.
It is intended to train people to carry out research activities, fundamental or applied, in research centers or in industries and services with a high level of innovation.
The Master in Physics has a single course with only four obligatory and transversal UCs, and a wide variety of options.
Options can be grouped into three areas:
- High energies and gravitation
- Quantum materials
- Functional materials
However, students can choose the most suitable options, regardless of the field they are in.
It is a master's degree in collaboration with the universities of Porto and Aveiro, and some UCs are transmitted by video conference from one of the three universities to the others. In this way, the quality of the teaching staff is maximized, as the best specialists in each area are sought.
The master's dissertation can be carried out within the scope of three research centres: the CFUM, the LIP and the INL.

Key learning outcomes


Students who complete this Master's must
1. Apply mathematical methods to solve physics problems
2. Solve advanced quantum physics problems
3. Plan, develop and interpret an experiment
4. Apply numerical methods to solve physics problems
5. Develop autonomy in the analysis of theoretical or experimental physics problems
6. Justify the proposed solutions to the problems
7. Be able to study independently
8. Communicate scientific results
9. Know how to apply their knowledge in problem solving in multidisciplinary contexts

Access to higher education


This course confers the technical-scientific capacity to access third cycle courses (PhD).

Careers


Professionals prepared by this Master will be able to join research teams from centers such as CFUM, LIP and INL and in industries and services with a high level of innovation.
It is natural that a large part of the graduates of this master's degree continue their training in Physics or in similar areas in one of the doctoral courses, such as the MAP-Fis.

Access


20

Vacancies

12

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho 
https://alunos.uminho.pt/EN/candidates/MastersDegrees/Pages/default.aspx

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements


Applications are accepted from: 
- Holders of a degree in Physics or Physical Engineering (or related areas) or legal equivalent; 
- Holders of a foreign higher education degree awarded after a first cycle of studies in Physics or Physical Engineering or related areas and organized in accordance with the principles of Bologna by a State adhering to this process; 
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Sciences as fulfilling the objectives of a Bachelor’s degree in Physics or Physical Engineering or related areas; 
- Holders of a educational, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Sciences as attesting to the ability to carry out this master programme.

Application deadlines


Information on Application Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Applications-for-Master-Programmes-.aspx

Registration deadlines


Information on Registration Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.ecum.uminho.pt/en/Ensino/Pages/Applications-for-Master-Programmes-.aspx

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Advanced Methods of Experimental Research Fis 7.5
S1 Advanced Quantum Mechanics Fis 7.5
S1 Mathematical Methods in Physics Fis 7.5
S1 Opção I 7.5
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics Fis 7.5
Lasers and Nonlinear Optics Fis 7.5
Science and Technology of Nanodevices and Nanoelectronics Fis 7.5
Vacuum Technology Fis 7.5
S2 Advanced Physics Laboratory Fis 7.5
S2 Opção II 7.5
Computational Methods in Physics Fis 7.5
Micro and Nanofabrication Technology Fis 7.5
Physics of Microsystems Fis 7.5
Quantum Field Theory Fis 7.5
Quantum Optics Fis 7.5
Quantum Physics of Condensed Matter Fis 7.5
Quantum Physics of Many Bodies Fis 7.5
S2 Opção III 7.5
Computational Methods in Physics Fis 7.5
Micro and Nanofabrication Technology Fis 7.5
Physics of Microsystems Fis 7.5
Quantum Field Theory Fis 7.5
Quantum Optics Fis 7.5
Quantum Physics of Condensed Matter Fis 7.5
Quantum Physics of Many Bodies Fis 7.5
S2 Opção IV 7.5
Computational Methods in Physics Fis 7.5
Experimental Particle and Astroparticle Physics Fis 7.5
Lasers and Nonlinear Optics Fis 7.5
Micro and Nanofabrication Technology Fis 7.5
Physics of Microsystems Fis 7.5
Quantum Field Theory Fis 7.5
Quantum Optics Fis 7.5
Quantum Physics of Condensed Matter Fis 7.5
Quantum Physics of Many Bodies Fis 7.5
Year 2 60
A Dissertation Fis 50
S1 Opção V 5
General Relativity Fis 5
Lasers and Nonlinear Optics Fis 7.5
Nano-Optics Fis 5
Quantum Technologies Fis 5
Semiconductor Physics and Nanostructures Fis 5
Topics on Physical Platforms for Quantum Computing Fis 5
S1 Opção VI 5
General Relativity Fis 5
Lasers and Nonlinear Optics Fis 7.5
Nano-Optics Fis 5
Quantum Technologies Fis 5
Semiconductor Physics and Nanostructures Fis 5
Topics on Physical Platforms for Quantum Computing Fis 5

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
06-06-2022
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 106/2011/AL03
Registry Date:
29-06-2022
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2028