University of Barcelona

Physics of Complex Systems and Biophysics


Complex Systems - Màster

The reductionist method of tackling a complex problem by isolating its components has lost support in favour of a more holistic approach in which disciplines are combined. Interactions between the components of a complex system (an organism, a city or the internet) require new treatment with new tools. The brain, for example, is not just a collection of interacting neurons but a neural network that generates many emerging phenomena (for example memory and thought) at the frontier of physics, biology and biophysics.
In this master's degree, students will gain extensive theoretical and practical training that will allow them to tackle a range of new and interdisciplinary applications. Those who are most interested in more formal aspects of science will find the environment conducive to investigating the foundation of these theories. The tools and knowledge acquired in this degree will provide opportunities for graduates in research in complex systems. This may be through a doctoral degree or within the professional world in public administrations or technological companies that need to model and process large amounts of data from the fields of physics, economics or biology.

Basic information

Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesYes
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Physics
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024