Curriculum by course type: compulsory and optional

Optional subjects and paths

The structure of the curriculum allows for a flexible organisation, able to respond to the requirements of students with different interests within a multidisciplinary education.

The contents of the curriculum of the Master's degree in Materials Science are organised into a core module, a specialisation module and a Master's thesis.

This planning is explained below: 

The core module is organised into courses of 6 ECTS credits (5 theoretical + 1 practical), with 5 courses, of which 3 are compulsory.

The specialisation module is organised into 7 courses, related to the lines of research of the groups involved in the Master's degree. These courses are:

- Carbon Materials

- Heterogeneous Catalysis and porous solids

- Functional and Structural Materials

- Electrochemical Materials

- Simulation and Information Technology in Materials Science

- Polymer Materials

- Environment and Energy

Each of these courses is developed through several elective courses, each of them of 3 ECTS credits. Because there are courses that are common to several subjects, students must take at least 3 courses from the same subject.

In short, students on the Master's degree in Materials Science must take the three compulsory courses from the core module (18 credits) and choose 2 courses from the elective courses in the core module and all the courses from the specialisation module, to complete the 27 elective credits. 


Implementation schedule 


Academic year



Master’s Degree, 60 ECTS


The Master’s Degree is a one year full-time programme. The course will have been fully implemented by  the 2010-2011 academic year.

Procedure for equivalence recognition, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

Not applicable.

Studies that will be discontinued and replaced by the proposed Degree course:

The doctoral courses of the doctoral program in Materials Science are extinguished.