Master's Degrees

  • Master's Degree in Condensed Matter Physics & Nanotechnology

    General Information

    Teaching Languages:
    1 year (60 ECTS credits)
    Precio orientativo:
    Access Requirements:

    In order to register in an official Master's Degree, it is mandatory to have completed an official degree in Spain or in any higher education institution of a member state of the European Union integrated in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows students to take a Master's Degree. Students who have obtained their degree outside the EHEA can be admitted as long as the University can verify that these qualifications have a similar level to the corresponding degrees in Spain and they permit graduates to take a Master's Course.

    The Master is intended for Graduates in Physics or related areas with basic training in Quantum Physics, Statistical Mechanics and Solid State Physics who are interested in Condensed Matter Physics and Nanotechnology.

    Furthermore, candidates must prove that they have an English language ability equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, since students must be able to read, understand and write scientific texts in English – as great part of the material is in this language- as well as to understand lessons and seminars. The Master's Thesis can be written and defended either in English or Spanish. .

    Attendance required
    • First term, compulsory subjects at the UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid): from Monday to Thursday, from 9:30am to 1:30pm and Tuesday from Thursday, from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
    • Second term, optional subjects at the University of Oviedo: from Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
    Teaching Center:
    • Faculty of Sciences of Oviedo
    • Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)
    • University of Murcia (students taking optional subjects at the University of Murcia)

    Professional Opportunities

    This Master's degree aims to provide Graduates in Physics (or related disciplines) with a sound and modern knowledge of a wide range of key methodological and technological aspects of the fields covered by Condensed Matter Physics (mainly the study and understanding of the main physical properties of solids as well as liquids). The Master's course focuses mainly on the experimental and theoretical tools available for the study of matter from the nanoscopic scale, known as Nanotechnology. In addition to this, the Master's programme provides sound training for future researchers in a scientific environment of excellence.

    This Master's course is part of the training period for the PhD studies in Condensed Matter Physics and Nanotechnology, so students who complete this Master's course will gain access to PhD studies in this field, and they will also be able to successfully face a professional career carrying out the specific R&D tasks of the companies of this area.


    The general module containing the core subjects will be taught during the first term of the course at the Autonomous University of Madrid. All students enrolled in the Master's course must complete this first module at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

    During the second term of the course, students are offered the possibility to take the second module, consisting of different blocks of optional subjects, at one of the three participating universities (Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Oviedo and University of Murcia).

    Finally, the third term will be devoted to the Master's Thesis under the supervision of a professor of the Master's course in the University where the student enrolled.



    FIRST MODULE. Location: UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid) (October - December)


    • Advanced Statistical Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Low Temperatures Physics: Superconductivity and Superfluidity (4 ECTS)
    • Surfaces and Interfaces Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Material Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Numerical and Computational Calculation (4 ECTS)

    SECOND MODULE. Location: UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid) (January-March)

    OPTIONAL SUBJECTS. Optional subjects require a minimum of three students to be taught.

    • Introduction to Nanotechnology (4 ECTS)
    • Statistical Physics of Liquids and Complex Systems (4 ECTS)
    • Glass and non-Crystalline Solids Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Computational Methods in Condensed Matter Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Advanced Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Scientific Instrumentation and Control (4 ECTS)
    • Low-Temperature Advanced Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Advanced Physics of Surfaces: Self-Assembly and Self-Organization (4 ECTS)
    • Electronic, Magnetic and Transport Properties in Low Dimension Systems and Nanostructures (4 ECTS)
    • Nanophotonics (4 ECTS)
    • Nanostructuring of Functional Materials (4 ECTS)

    SECOND MODULE. Location: UOV (University of Oviedo) (January-March)

    OPTIONAL SUBJECTS. Optional subjects require a minimum of three students to be taught.

    • Magnetism of Solids (5 ECTS)
    • Manufacturing and Characterization of Nanostructures (5 ECTS)
    • Materials Simulation and Magnetic Nanostructures (5 ECTS)
    • Theory and Practice of Superproductivity (5 ECTS)

    SECOND MODULE. Location: UMU (University of Murcia) (January-March)

    OPTIONAL SUBJECTS. Optional subjects require a minimum of three students to be taught.

    • Simulation and Computational Methods of Statistical Physics (4 ECTS)
    • Parallel Introduction to the Programming (4 ECTS)
    • Introduction to Nanotechnology (4 ECTS)
    • Wet Surfaces and Capillary Effects (4 ECTS)
    • Field theory applied to Condensed Matter (4 ECTS)

    COMPULSORY SUBJECTS. Location: UAM / UOV / UM (April-June)

    • Master's Thesis
    Detailed Information on the Syllabus:


    • University of Oviedo
      Faculty of Sciences
      Avda. Calvo Sotelo, s/n, 33007 Oviedo
      985 10 49 17 / 985 10 49 18
      985 10 49 59
    • University of Madrid
      Faculty of Sciences
      Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, C-III, 28049 Madrid
    • University of Murcia
      Department of Physics
      Edificio CIOyN
      Campus de Espinardo
      30081, Murcia

    Coordination :

    • Carlos Quirós Fernández (University of Oviedo)
      985 10 33 25 / 2880
    • Miguel Ángel Ramos Ruíz (University of Madrid)
      914 97 55 51
    • Jaime Colchero Paetz (University of Murcia)

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