Solid background to access master’s studies, especially for the Master’s Degree LM-17 in Physics

  • Single-curricular course: the first two years include subjects such as physics, analysis, geometry, chemistry, computer science, English, mathematical and computational methods for physics; the third year include: quantum physics, structure of matter, and electronics
  • Advanced level labs and research facilities
  • Internships in research laboratories or companies
  • Curriculum of excellence for motivated and talented students


  • Analysis and Geometry, General Chemistry, Computer Science, English
  • Mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Analytical, statistical and fluid mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Wave phenomena
  • Computational Physics
  • Mathematical methods of physics
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Structure of matter
  • Electronics
  • Laboratories of mechanics and thermodynamics, electromagnetism and waves, and modern physics
  • Two free-choice subjects
  • InternshipsPersonalized educational activities for students admitted to the Curriculum of Excellence


Students participate in a call for admission. Admission requirements are listed in the announcements:

  • early (deadline May 30th): recommended to secure a place; high school seniors may also participate, students are admitted through a selective test TOLC
  • standard (July/August)
  • postponed (September/October), if there are still places available

Only those admitted can enroll. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April), pre-registration on is required

Degree program class
L30 Physical Sciences and Technologies
60 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 3 years

Course description

The curriculum provides solid basic knowledge necessary for the quantitative analysis of natural phenomena. The aim of the course is to lead students in the path towards scientific knowledge of nature, help them to apply the scientific method rigorously: identify the essential aspects of a phenomenon and describe them quantitatively, relate them to each other and finally build a descriptive model of the phenomenon itself. This allows them to frame the phenomenon within the more general laws of nature, to predict new phenomena and to develop technology.


Students with a secondary school diploma (4 or 5-year course) and students with any other qualification obtained abroad and recognized as suitable. Ideal candidates are students driven by curiosity to understand natural phenomena and with an interest in discovering the laws that govern them.


Training graduates capable of: applying the scientific method to the analysis of phenomena and their modelling; using equipment to measure physical quantities; processing experimental data and designing experiments; applying common mathematical and computer tools; explaining the results of their work, also in English.


Students who are not willing to access master’s degrees, can work as technician and technologist in physics laboratories; technician in the service sector (environmental control, radiation protection, meteorology); technologist in industry (optics, mechanics, acoustics, telecommunications); financial analyst for banks, insurance companies, corporations


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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