Master's in Complex Materials: Thermal Analysis and Rheology

2023/2024 · 60 credits

What you learn

The Master's program is designed to provide students from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds with comprehensive training in emerging transdisciplinary areas at the intersection of Physics and Chemistry of materials. The program focuses on the following key pillars: understanding materials structure, synthesis of complex materials, mastering analytical techniques, including experimental setup and interpretation of results, statistical data analysis, and environmental issues.

A detailed program for each subject is available at this link.

Professional and academic career

Professional environment

The development of complex materials is important in sectors as diverse as Aeronautics, Food, Cosmetics, Biomedicine, Plastics, Rubber, Naval, Pharmaceutical Industry, Electronics, Civil Engineering, Textile...

Professional and academic career

Research, development and innovation in public centers and in companies related, among others, to the following activities:

  • Aeronautics (composites)
  • Feeding (thickening agents, industrial preparations, etc.)
  • Cosmetics (creams, glazes, nanopigments,...)
  • Plastics (injection, extrusion and R&D laboratories).
  • Rubber (transformation, tyres, belts, etc.)
  • Naval (preparation of advanced composites for boats, environmentally friendly antifouling paints)
  • Pharmaceutical industry (biomaterials and biomimetic materials, excipients, formulations)
  • Electronics (chip preparation, adhesives)
  • Civil engineering (composites, adhesives, self-cleaning coatings)
  • Textile (fibres, flexible coatings, synthetic leather, intelligent fabrics)

Companies and institutions involved

The list below shows some predisposed companies and institutions to collaborate (allowing internships for the students, conferences, consumables materials,....) and also those which had offered a job position to our students:

    Gairesa, Stac, TA Instruments, Corvisa, Control y Estudios (CyE), Lupeon, Sabic Innovative Plastics, University of Oregon, University of Niza (Sophia Antipolis), University of Erlangen, Ceamsa, Radbud University, IMDEA, Servizos de Apoio a Investigación (UDC), Unidad Mixta Navantia-UDC, Airbus, ….

Planning for teaching

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Rheophysics of Complex Fluids Compulsory 1st 5 ECTS
Structured Materials. Nanomaterials Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Physical-Chemistry of Polymers Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Statistics of Polymer Physics, Light Scattering Techniques. Microscopy Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Physics of Soft Matter, Interfaces Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Mechanics of Continuous Media Optional 1st 4 ECTS
Acoustic Waves Optional 1st 4 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 18 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)

External references

Teaching staff Univ. Paris Cité:


The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.

Particular centre actions

Mobility of all students in accordance with the Specific Agreement signed for this double degree between the universities Paris Diderot and A Coruña. In addition, there is an Erasmus Studies mobility agreement (SMS), Erasmus Internships (SMP), teacher exchange agreements and administrative and service staff (STA and STT).