The "Physics" pathway
The Physics pathway is structured in three phases:
- Bachelor level: undergraduate degree in Mathematics, curriculum in Physics (3 years, 180 credits)
- Master level: graduate degree in Physics, curriculum in Physics or curriculum in Physics for Technologies and Innovation (2 years, 120 credits)
- International doctoral programme in Science (4 years, one of which abroad)
The physics syllabus, combined with the avant-garde research, constitutes one of Università Cattolica’s flagship academic pathways.
The close relationship between teaching and research is one of the factors that contributes to making the Faculty one of the most qualified cultural centres in the field of innovative materials, nanomaterials and quantum technologies, theoretical high-energy physics and the environment. A solid network of contacts with national and international universities and research centres gives students the opportunity to undertake specialisation courses and degree or doctoral theses within existing alliances.
Studying Physics at Cattolica means choosing a challenging path full of opportunities in a stimulating environment, equipped with all the tools and the spaces that enable individuals to carry out their projects with innovation and fulfilment.
The high quality of the basic preparation combined with active collaboration within leading research laboratories, plus, frequent and consistent interaction with the teaching staff equips students to meet the standards of the most important universities and research centres worldwide.
The employment opportunities for physics graduates are varied: research in the academic field, research and development in industry 4.0 and teaching are just some of the many options.
The degree course aims to train graduates who are particularly suited to undertaking responsibilities in all areas that require mastery of the scientific method, specific technical-scientific skills and the ability to use models to study complex phenomena. Specifically, employment opportunities for physics graduates include:
- research and development activities or managerial tasks in public and/or private research institutions, as well as the management and design of technologies in occupational areas with high scientific, technological and cultural content correlated with physical disciplines; in the fields of industry 4.0, the environment, health, economics and finance, cultural heritage and public administration;
- the promotion and development of scientific and technological innovation;
- widespread promotion of scientific culture with particular reference to the theoretical, experimental and applicative aspects of the most recent scientific research developments;
- teaching in secondary schools.
The degree programme in Physics aims to train graduates with skills in the field of experimental or theoretical physics who can successfully bring a modern, up-to-date and international technical-scientific background to high-tech companies.
For this reason, graduates in Physics will acquire:
- a solid cultural background in classical and modern physics and a proficient command of the scientific method of investigation;
- in-depth knowledge of modern measurement instruments and data analysis techniques;
- in-depth knowledge of mathematical and IT support tools;
- fluency of the English language in written and oral form;
- the ability to make autonomous decisions including taking responsibility for projects and facilities;
- the aptitude to use the specific knowledge acquired for the modelling of complex systems in the fields of applied sciences.