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Simultaneous Degree of Mathematics and Physics

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The University of Barcelona, from the faculties of Mathematics and Physics, has organized, since the year 2009-10, a specific itinerary that allows studying the Degrees of Mathematics and Physics simultaneously.

Admission to this double degree is obtained, exclusively, by university preregistration. There are 20 seats.

  1. The basic features of this double itinerary are:
    • Two degree titulations are obtained, with the respective minors:
      • Physics Degree, with intensification in Fundamental Physics and Minor in Mathematics.
      • Mathematics Degree, with Minor in Physics.
  2. 324 ECTS credits have to be obtained (much less than the 480 to obtain the two separate degrees).
  3. The total intended duration of the studies is 10 or 11 semesters (depending on the End-of-Degree project date), much less than the 16 semesters studying both degrees separately.
  4. The double itinerary consists in a scheduling of the subjects of both studies. The faculty has setteled equivalence tables to even out subjects of each major.
  5. Every semester has to combine teaching of both majors. The Mathematics subjects are taught in the morning; and the Physics’, in the afternoon.
  6. A double itinerary student is, in fact, student of both faculties, and has to handle every administrative matter in the corresponding center.

After 3 years of experience, it has been decided to make some changes in this double itinerary, as well as in the recognition tables associated to it. Then,

  1. There’s a double itinerary (and recognitions) for the students who started the years 2009-10, 2010-1, or 2011-12.
  2. There another double itinerary (and other recognitions) for the students starting from the year 2012-13 or later.

Distribució dels crèdits

Distribució dels crèdits a superar, segons el tipus d’assignatura, és la següent:

 

Type

Acronym  ECTS credits
Basic Training of the Mathematics Degree FB 36
Compulsary credits of the Mathematics Degree OB 102
Basic Training of the Physics Degree FB 24
Compulsary credits of the Physics Degree OB 84
Optative Training of the Fundamental Phyiscs Minor of the Physics Degree OTM 36
Optative Subject of Mathematics or Physics (Minor in Mathematics) OT 6
End-of-Degree Projects TR 18 + 6

You can find the regulation of the UB for simultaneous studies here:

Models per cursar ensenyaments oficials de grau de manera simultània

Look up the specific information of each of the two studies:

Degree in Mathematics
Degree in Physics

Next is detailed the list of subjects to be studied in the double itinerary, as well as its scheduling in the 11 semesters. The DEGREE column indicates which of the two titulations is in charge of the subject’s teaching.

First course. Semester 1

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Matematical Language and Reasoning 6 FB M
Introduction to Differential Calculus 6 FB M
Matrices and Vectors 6 FB M
Differential Calculus of Several Variables
6 OB M
Foundations of Mechanics
6 FB F

Second course. Semester 3

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Differential Equations and Vector Calculus
6 OB F
Linear Geometry
6 OB M
Algebraic Structures
6 OB M
Mathematical Analysis
6 OB M
Astronomy
6 OB F

Third course. Semester 5

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Optics
9 OB F
Electromagnetism
9 OB F
Probabilities
6 OB M
Graphs
6 OB M

Fourth course. Semester 7

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Algebraic Equations
6 OB M
Numerical Methods I
6 OB M
Diggerential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
6 OB M
Quantum Physics
6 OB F
Theoretical mechanics
6 OTM F

Fifth course. Semester 9

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Solid State Physics
6 OB F
Nuclear and particle Physics
6 OTM F
Atomic Physics and Radiation
6 OTM F
Electrodynamics
6 OTM F
Optional
6 OT M/F

Sixth course. Semester 11

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Final Degree Projects 18 TR M
Final Degree Projects 6 TR F

First course. Semester 2

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Foundamentals of Waves, Fluids and Thermodynamics
6 FB F
Foundamentals of Electromagnetism and Optics
6 FB F
Basics of Laboratory
6 FB F
Introduction to Integral Calculus
6 FB M
Linear Algebra
6 FB M

Second course. Semester 4

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Mechanics
9 OB F
Thermodynamics
9 OB F
Scientific Programming
6 FB M
Integral Calculus of Several Variables
6 OB M

Third course. Semester 6

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Mathematical Methods for Physics II
6 OB F
Meteorology and Climatology
6 OB F
Complex Analysis
6 OB M
Estadistics
6 OB M
Topology
6 OB M

Fourth course. Semester 8

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
History of Mathematics
6 OB M
Differential Equations
6 OB M
Astrophysics and Cosmology
6 OTM F
Quantum Mechanics
6 OTM F
Statistical Physics
6 OB F

Fifth course. Semester 10

SUBJECT Credits Type Degree
Projective Geometry
6 OB M
Global Topology and Geometry of Surfaces
6 OB M
Physical Electronics
6 OB F