Universitat de Barcelona

Nuclear Physics

Learning objectives

The key objectives are:

  • 1. Providing an advanced training of both specialized and multidisciplinary in nuclear physics, aimed at research and academic specialization. The training includes theoretical, experimental and applied nuclear physics. The proper training can be defined as one that allows students to answer five questions:

    • A How are the atomic nuclei?
    • B How atomic nuclei interact?
    • C For what are the atomic nuclei?
    • D How to measure the properties of atomic nuclei?
    • E. What lies beyond the atomic nucleus?

  • 2. Promoting knowledge and scientific exchange between PhD students in nuclear physics from around the country.

  • 3. Providing access to the investigative stage of doctoral programs in nuclear physics.

  • 4. Promote collaboration between research groups from Spanish Nuclear Physics, both in the educational aspects related to the Master as in other facets teaching, academic or research purposes.

  • 5. Optimize human and material resources throughout Spain for a Master's in nuclear physics with the highest level.

  • 6. Facilitating entry to highly skilled jobs in academic and external to it, in government or in companies where information technology and communication, finance and radiomedicina.

Basic Information

Main university:
  • Universitat Sevilla
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Sevilla
  • Universitat Salamanca
  • Universitat Granada
  • Universitat Autònoma de Madrid
  • Universitat Complutense de Madrid

Pathway(s) offered:
Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Spanish and english
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Physics
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Skills and competences

  • Ability to study and research in topics started on the frontier of knowledge in the fields of physics Nuclear theoretical and experimental, and technological and medical applications.
  • Possessing an overview of current knowledge of the processes of generation of matter and energy in the universe, exploring the universe using particles and high energy radiation, the description of the structure of atomic nuclei and their interactions and of their connection with more fundamental structures.
  • Ability to use the major tools and methods of computation andprogramming currently used in nuclear physics experiments, and for managing the experimental techniques that are widely used in both environmental and medical physics in the field diagnostic and therapeutic ionizing radiation.
  • Ability to develop scientific research work in the frame or forming part of large international collaborations which combine both theoretical and experimental work and technology.

Cross-disciplinary skills profile

  • Knowing how to apply the acquired knowledge to solving new problems in a broader context (or multidisciplinary) related to nuclear physics.
  • Being able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and make judgments based on information that, with incomplete or limited, include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Learn to communicate their findings (and the knowledge and rationale that support them) in the field of nuclear physics and applications and specialized public in a clear and unambiguous.
  • To have the learning skills to enable further study in the field of nuclear physics in a way that will be largely self-employment.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship.
  • Promote and ensure respect for human rights and the principles of universal accessibility, equality, non discrimination and democratic values and culture of peace.
  • Determine the influence of nuclear processes on the environment know the environmental and ethical considerations arising.

Pre-enrolment calendar

Until 20 September 2016

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.


28 September - 2 October.

Closed Enrolment