Quantum physics lies at the center of science and engineering in our new century. This Master’s program squarely recognizes this fact by providing a solid foundation in several facets of quantum science and technology. Teaching and mentoring responsibilities are undertaken by University teaching staff and Ikerbasque researchers, with proven track record in both teaching and research.
This Master’s degree is primarily aimed at Science (Physics, Chemistry) and Engineering Graduates, in particular Electrical/Communications Engineering Graduates. There are also places for exceptional Graduates from other branches of Science and Engineering, as well as other Graduates that the Master’s Committee deem suitably qualified and motivated for this course. It is important to bear in mind, however, that in order to profit from this master the student should have a good background in Physics, including a working knowledge of Quantum Mechanics.
To bring students to the level of knowledge and experience that allows them to choose academic or professional careers inside or outside physics, acquiring the capability to undertake research at the forefront of quantum physics and technology.
This is a research-oriented master that can be considered a step towards doctoral studies. The students can choose among two possible career paths: Fundamental Physics (Gravitation, Cosmology, Condensed Matter and Quantum Field Theory) and Quantum Information and Technology, or even a superposition of the two. The program provides students with transferable skills in acquisition, creation and presentation of knowledge, with special emphasis in individual work and initiative within a research group.
You can find some information about fellowships to study the Master in the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU in the following link. (Fellowships UPV/EHU).
Compulsory subject courses: 20 Credits ECTS
Optional subject courses: 20 Credits ECTS
Research project: 20 Credits ECTS
Total: 60 Credits ECTS
METHODOLOGY AND ASSESSMENT
Particular emphasis will be given to personal involvement by the student, via coursework and, of course, the centrepiece which is the Master’s thesis. Before embarking on that the student will have followed taught courses in which the student’s participation is crucial.
The courses are taught in English, and will be assessed via coursework and/or written exams. The Master’s thesis will be subject to a public defence.
Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Leioa Campus, Bizkaia).
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