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Master's Degree in Condensed Matter Physics and Nanotechnology

Master's Degree in Condensed Matter Physics and Nanotechnology

This Master's Degree is taught in English, A modification of this Master program is pending of approval by the evaluating agency.

  • In accordance with Appendix I to Royal Decree 1393/2007, the minimum general and specific knowledge proposed within the curriculum for this Master’s Programme guarantee that students will acquire the following skills:
    General Skills:
    1. An increased capacity for understanding and analyzing physical problems.
    2. To describe correctly and interpret scientifically a physical phenomenon on the basis of theoretical knowledge.
    3. To organize and plan work.
    4. To solve problems in physics with a certain degree of difficulty, of a conceptual or mathematical nature, related to the field of study.
    5. To gather relevant information on internet and consult bibliographical databases.
    6. To manage specialized documentation (books, journals and publications) and to be capable of critical reading of scientific works.
    7. To draft adequately and with a degree of originality written compositions or reasoned argumentations, draw up work projects and scientific papers, and to formulate reasonable hypotheses.
    8. To present and communicate in public ideas and knowledge, research reports and conclusions, to specialized and non-specialized audiences, in a clear and unambiguous manner.
    9. To acquire learning skills to continue studying, which to a large extent will necessarily consist of self-guided or independent studies.
    10. The capacity to integrate knowledge and face the complexities of forming judgements and hypotheses on the basis of incomplete or limited information.
    Specific Skills:
    11. Basic knowledge and holistic view of the main lines of study and research in the field of Physics of Condensed Matter.
    12. To gain an understanding and command of the basic tools and study topics in statistical physics and quantum theory of solids, with an emphasis on their fundamental phenomenological manifestations such as magnetism, superconductivity and superfluidity.
    13. To understand how dimensionality influences the fundamental properties of materials, in progressing from 3D to 2D and to 1D, and the variations that arise from passing from a macroscopic scale to a nanoscopic scale.
    14. To know how to use computational calculus tools to take on basic problems in Physics of Condensed Matter.
    15. To be conversant with the main experimental techniques in surface physics and nanotechnology.
    16. To have a practical knowledge of the most important theoretical concepts and models for the study matter on a nanoscopic scale, including nanostructured systems.
    17. To be familiar with the scientific instrumentation and basic electronics necessary for work in a research laboratory.
    18. To conduct computer simulation with a certain degree of complexity in the field of condensed matter physics and to be familiar with parallel programming.
    19. To gain specialized knowledge of the most advanced techniques in the quantum theory of solids and the quantum fields theory, applied to condensed matter physics.
    20. To be familiar with the main cryogenic techniques and the behaviour and handling of liquid helium.
    21. To know and understand the most important electronic and magnetic properties of materials on a nanometric scale and in nanostructures.
    22. To be familiar with the fundamental phenomenology and latest advances in the study of the interaction between light and matter on a nanoscopic scale (nanophotonics).
    23. To apply in new or unfamiliar situations, within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts, the concepts, principles, theories or models acquired within the area of condensed matter physics and nanotechnology.
    24. To be capable of conducting a research project in the area of condensed matter physics and nanotechnology, under a minimum of expert supervision.

Future Students

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    Accession and Admission Requirements

    The general conditions for accession and admission of applicants to all Masters Programmes are essentially the same at all three co-participating universities.

    With regard to the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), to be eligible for admission to official Masters Programmes students must hold an official Spanish university degree. Applicants holding a university degree from foreign education systems are not required to convalidate their qualifications provided they accredit a level of studies equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university titles and that such qualifications, in the country of issue, entitle the holder to access postgraduate studies


    These conditions apply to all students regardless of the university chosen for enrolment. Applicants must have an Undergraduate Degree in Physics (or similar discipline), including basic training in Quantum Physics, Statistical Mechanics and Solid State Physics. Students will also be required to accredit level B1 in English or its equivalent, enabling them to read and write scientific texts in English, and to understand seminars given in the English language.


    The number of students who meet all the requirements and apply for admission to this masters Programme is normally smaller than the maximum number of places offered. However, should they exceed this number, the main student assessment and selection criteria will be: Applicants’ previous academic records; Studies in physics before other disciplines; Knowledge of the English and Spanish languages; Interest shown in pursuing a career in research in this field; and a personal interview, if deemed necessary.


    Specific Admission Documentation and Requirements


    Subjects pre-inscription form

    Accreditation of proficiency in the English language or statement signed by the student.

    An interview may also be required.

Enrolled students

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Further information

Description of the degree

  • Current academic offer
  • Next academic year offer
  • Joint Title: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad de Murcia and Universidad de Oviedo
  • Centre, department or institute responsible: Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
  • Location: Faculty of Sciences
  • Year established: 2010-2011
  • Type: in-class
  • Credits 60
  • Minimum ECTS per enrolment / per year: 24 / part-time students; 36 / full-time students
  • Teaching languages English
  • Número de plazas ofertadas: 30

Contact Details

Coordinator: Miguel Ángel Ramos Ruíz

E-mail: miguel.ramos@uam.es

Telephone: 91 497 5551

Address: Department: Condensed Matter Physics, “Módulo 03”, Faculty of Sciences, UAM