Master's Degree in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics (MFMA): 2016-17

Branch of Knowledge Sciences
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Number of Credits 60
Places available for new applicants 30


BOE publication date

Verification date (official approval by the spanish Quality an Accreditation Agency): 25/Sep/2013
Date of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers : 04/Apr/2014
BOE : Num. 104 - 29/Apr/2014 - res. 4536
RUCT code : 4314206

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Public price per credit
  • 1st registration : 31,61€
  • 2nd registration : 51,36€
  • 3rd registration : 51,36€
  • 4th registration : 51,36€
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Title Description

Candidate profile and admission requirements

The recommended access profile is that of a research-oriented student, with a previous background consisting in either a Physics or Mathematics degree, or a double degree in Physics and Mathematics.

In any case, the Master Studies Council will decide about the admission of students, according to the following criteria:

  • Academic record of the previous studies.
  • Professional experience.
  • A declaration of objectives, including the personal motivation of the candidate and the reasons leading him/her to apply for admission in the Master.

The academic record and the professional experience will have a joint value of 70%, whereas the declaration of objectives will have a value of 30%. In the case of disabled or special needs students, positive action measures will be considered in order to ensure the access of these students, provided that they fulfill the conditions specified in the current regulation.

Academic and Professional Objectives

The objective of the University Master in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics (MFMA) is to provide an advanced training, specially oriented to graduate students aiming to enter later in a Doctorate program.

It is then a Master basically oriented towards research. This requires a structure making possible the specialization in some research areas with a premium quality. The UIB is awarded with the mention of International Excellence Campus ( ), including the line of Physics, Computing and Applications, ( ). In this line, there are some research groups that have been developing an international-level first rank task during years. This is why five specialties are offered, directly related with those groups:

  • Relativity and Astrophysics
  • Geophysical Fluids
  • Materials Physics
  • Quantum Systems
  • Applied Mathematics

Most of the socially relevant problems have many faces, and addressing them requires both general vision and the ability to connect ideas. In this context, the Master is not offering specialties as watertight compartments.

Access to other professional courses and pathways

The official Master degree in Advanced Physics and Applied Mathematics will allow the student to apply for Ph.D. programmes in Physics or in Mathematics at the Universitat de les Illes Balears, or the corresponding ones at other Universities.

Course Structure

The subjects are available in the website - section " Subjects " of this master's degree.

Depending on the itinerary chosen by the student, there are five specialties available: Relativity and Astrophysics, Geophysical Fluids, Materials Physics, Quantum Systems, Applied Mathematics .

There is room as well for a generalistic itinerary , without specialty, that can be configured by the student by choosing freely among all the proposed subjects. In any case, both for the generalistic and the specialized itineraries, the student should complete a total of 60 credits, with the following distribution:

  • 36 credits, to be freely chosen among the proposed subjects. For specialized itineraries, a minimum of 18 credits must correspond to subjects belonging to the chosen specialty module.
  • Within this 36 credits block, a maximum of 12 credits can be computed from other research-oriented University Masters, organized or participated by the UIB.
  • 24 credits from the Master's Thesis .

The proposed subjects include some complements, not assigned to any specialty, in matters like Computing, Data Analysis, Complex Systems and Electronics, as well as the possibility of attending Research Seminars or participating in Scientific Conferences.


Specialty: Astrophysics and Relativity

  • Relativity and Geometry
  • Gravitational waves
  • Black Holes
  • Elements of Numerical Relativity
  • Introduction to Solar Physics
  • Solar MHD: foundations
  • Solar MHD: applications
  • Numerical simulations in MHD

Specialty: Geophysical Fluids

  • Foundations of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
  • Turbulence and atmospheric boundary layer
  • Mesoscale circulations
  • Predictability
  • Geophysical fluids dynamics
  • Waves and instabilities in geophysical fluids
  • Spatial analysis and data assimilation
  • Numerical simulation of geophysical fluids

Specialty: Materials Physics

  • Solid state phase transformations
  • Materials Physics
  • Functional materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Magnetism and magnetic materials
  • Structural and microstructural materials characterization
  • Materials physical properties characterization

Specialty: Quantum Systems

  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Quantum correlations
  • Entangled quantum systems
  • Electronic nanostructures
  • Lasers
  • Spintronics

Specialty: Applied Mathematics

  • Introduction to dynamical systems
  • Periodic solutions of ordinary differential equations
  • Mathematical models in neurosciences
  • Mathematical models in image restoration
  • Image processing and applications
  • Introduction to sub-pixel images
  • Finite volume methods for hyperbolic problems

Complementary subjects

  • Distributed computing
  • Finite elements simulations
  • Stochastic simulation methods
  • Cooperative phenomena and critical
  • phenomena: applications
  • Research seminars
  • Research stays
  • Massive data analysis techniques
  • Instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Signal processing and communications
  • MEMS transducers
  • Transmission electronic microscopy
  • Scientific presentation and visualization


Final Examination

Memory and public dissertation of the End-of-Master project

Assessment Criteria and Examinations

A continuous evaluation process will take place, as detailed in the academic guide of each subject. (Website section " Subjects ")

ECTS Coordinating Lecturer

The academic coordination will be carried out by the Master Studies Council, presided by the Master Director.

Dr. Jaime Pons Morro

Department   Física , UIB.
Telephone  (34) 971 17 3217

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Programme Suggestions Form

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Quality Assurance System

  • Composició nominal de la Comissió de Garantia de Qualitat (CGQ)
    Responsable de qualitat  Jaume Pons Morro
    PDI - Secretari  Romualdo Romero March
    PDI  Carles Bona Garcia
    PDI  Bartomeu Coll Vicens
    PAS  M. Consolación Hernández Guerra
    Alumna  Belén Martí López
  • Normativa per la qual es creen les comissions de garantia de qualitat (CGQ)
  • Les funcions de les CGQ dels títols oficials de la UIB són les següents:
    1. Vetllar per la qualitat del títol i del professorat.
    2. Verificar la implantació del SGIQ.
    3. Desplegar la política de qualitat de la institució en l'àmbit del títol, verificar-ne el compliment i retre'n comptes a la junta de centre o al Centre d'Estudis de Postgrau .
    4. Realitzar el seguiment de l'eficàcia dels processos, analitzar els resultats i les informacions que rebin relatius a la satisfacció dels grups d'interès, la inserció laboral dels graduats, la valoració del progrés i els resultats d'aprenentatge, el desenvolupament de les pràctiques externes i dels programes de mobilitat i altres informacions, i fer propostes d'actuació amb la finalitat de millorar contínuament el títol.
    5. Revisar, analitzar i proposar accions de millora en relació amb la qualitat de l'ensenyament i del professorat.
    6. Elaborar la memòria anual de seguiment, avaluació i millora del títol i elevar-la a la junta de centre o al Centre d'Estudis de Postgrau .
    7. Qualsevol altra que els assigni la junta de centre o el Centre d'Estudis de Postgrau .
  • Compromís del títol amb la qualitat
  • Manual de qualitat de la UIB
  • Procés de gestió i revisió d'incidències, reclamacions i suggeriments (PDF)
  • La legislació exigeix que els títols oficials d'Espanya siguin avaluats positivament per l'Agència Nacional d'Avaluació de la Qualitat i Acreditació (ANECA). Aquest procés es diu verificació i la seva finalitat és assegurar que el programa formatiu que seguiràs és adequat per obtenir les competències i adquirir els resultats d'aprenentatge prevists.

    Consulta la memòria del pla d'estudis del títol oficial

    L'Espai Europeu d'Educació Superior exigeix l'existència d'un sistema que asseguri la qualitat del títol. El Sistema de Garantia de Qualitat d'aquest Programa de Màster es troba recollit i està basat en el Sistema de Garantia Intern de Qualitat de la UIB (SGIQ)

    A l'enllaç trobareu els plans d'estudis dels títols oficials de màster verificats pel Consell d'Universitats, així com tota la documentació rellevant relacionada amb la seva verificació. A més, hi trobareu els plans d'estudis que estan en procés de verificació.

Accountability and transparency

Procedure Document Date/Year
Accreditation Council of universities' resolution 19/09/2017
Accreditation Final accreditation report 20/07/2017
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2015-16) 23/06/2017
Accreditation Self-assessment report 01/01/2017
Monitoring External follow-up report (2014-15) 16/09/2016
Verification First external report modification 06/06/2014
Verification Implementation. Council of Ministers' resolution 29/04/2014
Verification Final verification report 26/07/2013
Verification Official university degree statement 20/07/2013
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2014-15) 2014-15
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