In its current format, the Master's Degree consists of a total of 60 credits. To achieve these credits, students need to complete 6 courses worth 6 credits each (36 credits) and the Master's Thesis (24 credits). The Master's programme offers 12 courses worth 6 credits; 3 are mandatory and students must choose 3 optional courses from among the 9 remaining courses. The mandatory courses are:
- NUCLEAR STRUCTURE: PROPERTIES AND MODELS.
- INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTIONS
- EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR PHYSICS
The optional courses offered under the Master's programme are listed below. However, due to administrative reasons some of these courses may not be offered during certain academic years:
- APPLIED NUCLEAR PHYSICS I
- APPLIED NUCLEAR PHYSICS II
- NUCLEAR ASTROPHYSICS
- HADRONIC PHYSICS
- RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM THEORY: DISPERSION PROCESSES (ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS)
- MANY-BODY THEORIES IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS
- ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS
- WEAK INTERACTIONS
Each course is intensively taught during a one-week period at a venue to be decided each year. Students of the Master's Degree may apply for mobility grants to cover part of the transport and accommodation costs at the corresponding venues.
In addition to these courses, students also need to initiate their research activities. Each student must complete a supervised research project worth 24 credits under the supervision of a Master's degree lecturer and which is related to one of the research lines of that lecturer. This project must be presented in writing and be defended before a tribunal consisting of three members of the corresponding department. The tribunal will issue the grade corresponding to this research project.
Upon completing the 60 credits of the Master's Degree, students may obtain the corresponding qualification (Master's Degree in Nuclear Physics) from their university.