Science / Bachelor's degree programme

General information for the a.y. 2021-2022

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 fundamental interactions between its elementary constituents. On the other hand, the results of fundamental research in physics have always helped steer the future of technology. From the design of transistors to current information technology, from energy production to laser and LED technologies, from applications for medical diagnostics to nanotechnologies, physicists have always played a major role in technological innovation. The spread of technology into every area of society requires graduates able to address and solve increasingly new issues. 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 it will teach you to formulate the right questions, go to the root of the problems and address scientific and technological issues in a rigorous and original way.

Course content

The first two years include electromagnetism, classical mechanics and thermodynamics, and the fundamentals of quantum mechanics. Mathematics and information technology skills are further developed, with a special focus on how computers may be used for scientific applications, along with experimental skills. On the third year, students define a customised study plan by choosing among some teachings in the fields of Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Computational and Applied Physics. The three-year programme 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 issues, computer and laboratory skills. More than half of graduates in Physics 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. Besides, national statistics clearly show that most of the three-year graduates in Physics continue their studies: the Bachelor's Degree in Physics (L-30) provides direct access to the Master's Degree in Physics (LM- 17), while for other master's degrees, graduates need to verify the requirements of specific calls for applications.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Anna Franchini
prof. Paolo Bordone

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