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Master's Degree in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology

Universitat de Barcelona
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Full time
Master's degree
Spanish, English
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Master's Degree in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology

Program description

Master's Degree in 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.

The course is also available in Catalan.

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 issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study 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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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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.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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