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Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology


The master's degree Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology of the University of Barcelona is intended for holders of bachelor's degrees and equivalent undergraduate degrees (particularly in physics), engineers and technical engineers who wish to pursue a specialization in one of the following branches of knowledge: astrophysics and space sciences; atomic, nuclear and particle physics; or gravitation and cosmology. The duration and specific content will depend on each applicant's previous studies.
The master's degree seeks to provide students with the training needed to conduct research in one of the fields listed above or in a related field, thanks to the interdisciplinary subjects also included in the program.

The course focuses on preparing students to begin a doctoral thesis upon completion of their degree, enabling them to pursue an academic career. However, it also provides highly valuable training for a career in the public or private sector, opening up a wide range of employment options.

Learning objectives

The objectives of the master's degree are to provide students with advanced academic training in the fields of astrophysics, space sciences, atomic, nuclear and particle physics, gravitation and cosmology. More specifically, the objectives are:

  • to study the content of a carefully selected set of subjects;
  • to acquire the work methodology needed for conducting research and completing a doctoral thesis in the above fields through the completion of one or more research projects during the program;
  • to acquire the skills needed to give scientific presentations;
  • to acquire the competences, skills and abilities required to join a research group and complete doctoral studies or eventually join companies that pursue developments related to research in the mentioned fields.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 - Master ubjects: English
- Bridging subjects: Catalan or Spanish, in exceptional cases they will be taught in 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 2022-2023
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Physics
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