Advanced Methods in Particle Physics
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The International Master of Advanced Methods in Particle Physics (IMAPP) is a joint degree program (120 ECTS) between the TU Dortmund University, the University of Bologna, and Clermont-Auvergne.
The program addresses students interested in Particle Physics and aims to be leading researchers in the academe or private companies. The degree aligns its program with the job market needs: it offers 36 credits in statistics and artificial intelligence, in the development of detectors and electronics and computer science.
Moreover, 36 credits are devoted to experimental techniques, 18 credits are focused on the theoretical foundations, and 30 credits are reserved for the final research thesis. By studying at three universities at the core of Europe, IMAPP offers a unique mobility experience.
The enrolment process, carried out by the TU Dortmund University, is available from the beginning of July until December 31st.
The enrolment procedure, described below, is now open! Please check the website to know how it will be possible to submit the application. We invite candidates to read instructions, prepare documents and wait for the announcement on this website before applying. The deadline for non-EU students will be July 31st. Non-EU students must read the enrolment instructions carefully and be ready to submit their applications.
The amount of annual all-inclusive tuition fees is 1928.74 euro, corresponding to 964,37 euro per semester.
The all-inclusive tuition fees for the enrolment in the degree programme are paid by students to TU Dortmund University per semester.
Students’ admission and enrolment will comply with the following requirements:
– a first cycle degree qualification according to the European Qualifications Framework or an equivalent degree qualification in the field of Physics. This requires an examination of equivalence by the Admission Board;
– the qualifying degree has to be passed with an average grade higher or equal to B (or a final grading higher or equal to B) according to the ECTS grading system, corresponding to a grade of up to 2.5 (“gut”/”good”) in the German, 88/110 (recently updated due to a typo) in the Italian, and 15 in the French grading scales;
– valid English language certificate (at least level B2) or an equivalent proof (e.g. native speaker). In case of a missing certificate, an interview will be arranged to assess the English level.
Selected students must comply with the visa and/or residence permit requirements according to the country’s national laws where they run their activities.
For admission to the program, interested students enrol and pay the fee at TU Dortmund University for each semester (named winter and summer semester) and then register at the University of Bologna and the University of Clermont Auvergne. Deadline for the summer semester are published on the Dortmund website.
The procedure for enrolment depends on what country the Bachelor degree was obtained:
– Students who have obtained their Bachelor degree in Germany can enrol directly at the following link. Enrolment for the winter semester is possible from 01.07. to 31.12. of each year. Interested students who enrol after 01.09. should contact the head of the study program.
– Students who have obtained their degree in a European country other than Germany should first apply to the International Office (EU student). Application for the winter semester is possible between 15.03. and 31.12. of each year. Interested students who apply or enrol after 01.09. should contact the head of the study program.
– Students who have earned their Bachelor degree outside of Europe should apply through uni-assist, which can also be reached through the International Office (non-EU students). Application for the winter semester is possible from 15.03. and 15.08 of each year.
A list of documents to be submitted can be found on the International Office pages above. We invite all the students to be prepared with the necessary documents in advance. If you need further information, please contact email@example.com.
The accreditation of the program is pending, so any conditions imposed by accrediting agencies may result in modification or cancellation of the program. All information provided here is therefore preliminary.
Programme of study 2021-2023
The first semester starts with an orientation week in Clermont-Ferrand. Click here for more details.
Lectures commence the 6th of September until the end of January.
Click here for the Course Timetable. The operational timetable (including lecture rooms) is provided in a Moodle and made available to students as soon a they are registered. It contains as well detector physics and instrumental projects that the iMAPP students are not expected to follow.
|Quantum Field Theory||6 ECTS|
Experimental Particle Physics
Artificial Intelligence for Particle Physics
The second semester starts with the Spring School in Cargese – Corsica (France). Lectures commence in April and end in the beginning of July.
|Theoretical particle physics||6 ECTS|
|Experimental aspect of particle physics||6 ECTS|
|Detector system in particle and medical physics||9 ECTS|
|Spring/Summer School||3 ECTS|
During the first year students must select 9 ECTS among the following courses
|Free choice courses||Credits||University|
|Guest lectures on basis particle physics||3 ECTS||Clermont-Auvergne|
|UCA seminars on particle physics||3 ECTS||Clermont-Auvergne|
|Electronic Labs course||6 ECTS||Dortmund|
|Astroparticle Physics||6 ECTS||Dortmund|
|Guest lectures on recent results on High Energy Physics||3 ECTS||Dortmund|
|Modern Particle Physics||6 ECTS||Dortmund|
|TUDO seminars on particle physics||3 ECTS||Dortmund|
Lectures in Bologna commence at mid-September and end in at the end of December.
|Advanced Standard Model||6 ECTS|
|Flavour Physics||6 ECTS|
|Computer science for High Energy Physics
|Research Lab||6 ECTS|
The fourth semester is dedicated to the internship in preparation for the thesis and the final examination
|Final Examination||12 ECTS|
|Preparation for the final examination||18 ECTS|
The program is run by a highly qualified team of professors and mentors from the TU Dortmund University, the University of Bologna and the University of Clermont-Auvergne.
Internship in leading laboratories Worldwide
HSE (Moscow, Russia)
UNAL (Bogotá, Colombia)
Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
MIT (Boston, USA)
HEPHY (Wien, Austria)
Max Plank Institute (Germany)
BNL (Brookhaven, USA)
– Information about Dortmund accommodation (site in German, with a plug-in for translation. As soon as students will be enrolled a pre-booking service during their stay in France will be available for Dortmund accommodation)