The Master has a strong multidisciplinary character and offers two specializations: Nanophysics and Biophysics.
Within the Nanophysics specialization, the student will acquire a wide range of basic, methodological, and technological knowledge and skills related to the study of the properties of solids and liquids, as well as in the area of nanoscience
In the Biophysics specialization, the students will gain a quantitative understanding of biological organisms, systems, and processes from the point of view of physics, as well as of the most advanced physical techniques used in their study. Emphasis will be given not only to theoretical knowledge but also to computational and experimental tools.
Specific admission requirements:
To access the Master’s Degree in Condensed Matter Physics and Biological Systems is necessary to meet the general conditions of access and admission of students for all masters, as reflected in the rules of postgraduate studies at UAM.
As regards the specific conditions for admission to Master’s Degree, must be entitled higher (Bachelor or Degree) in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering or similar, particularly in the case of applicants from Latin American countries, students with higher education may have no direct equivalent in Spain.
Since the Master is taught in English, students must have knowledge of English to enable them to understand and write scientific texts in English as well as understand seminars taught in English (B2 level or equivalent).
The Master is aimed at graduates in Physics or Materials Science (for Nanophysics specialization) as well as to graduates in experimental or life sciences (Biology and Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medicine, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering) for the Biophysics specialization.
The ultimate aim of the Master in Physics of Condensed Matter and Biological Systems is training future researchers of excellence in the areas of knowledge related to the program.
A standard compulsory module, in which students will familiarize themselves with the basic experimental techniques used in the field of the Physics of Condensed Matter and Biological Systems, with the basic principles of the Physical Chemistry processes of this type of systems and
with cross-cutting abilities and professional skills (15 ECTS).
Two compulsory modules, one per specialization. In the module of compulsory knowledge in Nanophysics, students will learn the necessary basic knowledge, whichever their ultimate area of specialization, on Solid State and Surface Physics and on Statistical Physics that are not currently taught in degree courses. In the compulsory knowledge module on Biophysics, students will learn the specific skills in Physics, Mathematics and Cell and Molecular Biology (depending on their previous studies) important for them to broaden their understanding and quantitative
analysis of biological systems (12 ECTS).
One specialized knowledge module that will be structured from a wide range of elective subjects, specific to each study plan (12 ECTS).
One final module made up of a tutor-led piece of practical work (Final Master’s Project) (21 ECTS).
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