Degree in Physics

240 credits - Faculty of Science
Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2020-21
  • 1st registration : 16,21¤
  • 2nd registration : 36,02¤
  • 3rd registration : 77,97¤
  • 4th registration : 108,05¤


Core Skills

  1. Showing that you possess and understand knowledge in the area of physics that run from the general basis at secondary education to a level that although bases on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involved knowledge from the vanguard of physics.
  2. Knowing how to professionally apply knowledge to work or a vocation and having the skills usually shown through producing and defending arguments and solving problems related to physics.
  3. Having the ability to bring together and interpret relevant data (normally in the area of physics) to issue opinions that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical topics.
  4. Being able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions in the area of physics to a specialised and more general audience.
  5. Having developed the necessary learning skills to undertake postgraduate studies with a high degree of independence.

Cross-cutting Skills

  1. An ability for analysis and synthesis.
  2. An ability for teamwork.
  3. An ability to adapt to new situations.
  4. An ability to organise and plan.
  5. General basic knowledge.
  6. Critical reasoning.
  7. An ability to generate new ideas.
  8. Motivation for quality.
  9. Knowledge of English: the ability to understand, speak and write in English to an intermediate level.

Specific Skills

  1. Being able to clearly evaluate orders of magnitude, developing a clear perception of situations that are physically different, but which show analogies and, therefore, enable the use of known solutions to new problems.
  2. Understanding the essential aspect of a process or situation and establishing a working model for it: graduates should be able to make the necessary approximations to reduce the problem to a reasonable level; critical thought to build physical models.
  3. Having a thorough understanding of the most important physical theories, locating in their logical and mathematical structure the experimental support and physical phenomena that can be described through them.
  4. Knowing how to describe the physical world using mathematics, understanding and knowing how to use mathematic models and approximations.
  5. Knowing how to critically compare results from a calculation based on a physical model with experiments and observations.
  6. Knowing how to solve physical problems with well-defined solutions, having experience in treating complex problems with open solutions and knowing how to formulate problems in precise terms and identifying their essential aspects. Having the ability to use different approximations for challenging problems.
  7. Having the ability to use physics textbooks and articles, searching out information in databases and on the internet, starting independent research and interacting with colleagues to attain relevant information.
  8. Having the ability to take in explanations, read and understand scientific texts and knowing how to summarise and present information clearly and concisely.
  9. Becoming familiar with the most important experimental models, as well as being able to undertake experiments independently, as well as describing, analysing and critically assessing experimental data.
  10. Knowing how to undertake and, in some instances, plan an experiment or research, and to write a report about the experiment. Knowing how to use appropriate data analysis methods and assessing errors in measurements and results. Knowing how to link experimental conclusions or research to relevant physical theories.
  11. Developing the ability to work independently, using initiative and organising oneself to comply with deadlines. Acquiring experience in group work and being able to constructively interact.
  12. Knowing how to write programs with scientific programming languages, using symbolic computation programs and other programs to analyse data and present reports.
  13. Showing, possessing and understanding mathematical techniques and methods to a level that enables advanced formulation of physical theories and efficient solutions to problems.