Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaScience
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


Physics is the science that studies the properties of matter and the fundamental interactions among its basic constituents. On the other hand, the results of fundamental research have always helped address the future of technology. From the invention of the transistor, to the current information technology, from the production of energy to laser and LED technologies, from the applications for medical diagnostics to nanotechnologies, physicians have always played a leading role in technological innovation. The diffusion of technology in every area of society requires graduates able to face and solve new problems every day. If you have an enquiring mind, if you keep asking to yourself why things happen, if you are a problem-solver, then Physics is your field of study! Physics will never give you all the answers, but will teach you how to put the right questions, find the root of problems and face scientific and technological issues with a rigorous and original approach.

Course content

The first two years include electromagnetism, classical mechanics and thermodynamics, and the fundamentals of quantic mechanics. Mathematics and information technology skills are further developed, with a special focus on how computers can be used for scientific applications, along with experimental skills. On the third year, students define a personal study plan by choosing some topics in the fields of Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Computational and Applied Physics. The three-year course ends with an internship either within a university research group or in external companies, industry sectors and national or international research institutions.

Career options

The study of physics helps develop a logical and mathematical mind, the ability to model and solve complex problems, computer and laboratory skills. More than half of the Physics graduates work in high-tech industries, mainly in research laboratories and in R&D sectors of high-tech enterprises, quality certification and environmental measures laboratories, data processing centres.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Anna Franchini
tel. 059 205 8378 - fax 059 205 5235
prof. Paolo Bordone
tel. 059 205 8395 & - fax fax. 059 205 5235

The course is managed by the Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics