Course units and programme of study

The Programme of Study is the set of compulsory and elective courses that the student must take in order to graduate.

Submission of the programme of study for your year of enrolment (see the section below) is compulsory and is required, in particular, for registration for examinations and for completion of the teaching evaluation questionnaires.

The programme of study may differ according to the academic year of enrolment ('cohort'); it may also provide for a choice between different study paths ('curriculum').

To see the list of courses that you can include in your programme of study, select the academic year of enrolment and, if available, the curriculum.

Search for courses in the programme of study.

List of courses

How the programme of study works

The list of course units in the programme of study represents all the training activities that can be envisaged for each of the years of which the course is composed and changes according to the year in which the student enrols. Free or restricted-choice' subjects are optional educational activities that the student may include in the programme of study according to the choice criteria specified in the Course Prospectus; the remaining subjects are compulsory for all students.

The programme of study must be submitted online by the student for each year using the ESSE3 platform.
The programme of study for the A.Y. 2022/23 may be presented in a defined period (usually November-December), which will be announced shortly on this page. Changes to the plans can also be made through the ESSE3 system at a later date to be determined (usually March-April).

Students are allowed to submit their own programme of study with options other than those presented in the Course Prospectus (and available in ESSE3), as long as it is consistent with achieving the degree course's educational objectives.
Students wishing to propose an individual programme of study must submit an application to the Physics Degree Council by sending the motivated request by e-mail to the Education Manager Dr. Marco Squarcia - marco. The proposal, adequately motivated, must in any case comply with the general constraints described in detail in the Degree Course Regulation. The Education Secretariat of the Degree Course in Physics is available to clarify any doubts and help with the drafting of the individual programme of study.
The individual programme of study will be evaluated by the Teaching Committee and submitted to the Degree Council for approval. If approved, the individual programme of study will be uploaded online by the Student registry office.

Proposals for Learning Paths and Internships

Students enrolled in the third year of the degree course may apply for an internship at private companies or public establishments that have an agreement with the university, which will be awarded 6 credits and which replaces one of the free-choice courses.

English language proficiency

From A.A. 2022-23 students will be able to choose whether to take either the B1-level English language proficiency examination or the 'English B2 for STEM' examination (both 3 CFUs) as part of their three-year degree course.

All information concerning preparation for the B1 English language proficiency can be found at the University Language Centre's webpage:

In particular, the calendar of courses aimed at B1 language proficiency can be found on this page, and for "English B2 for STEM" will be available each semester in the Student timetable.



With regard to recognised International Language Certifications, please refer to

ATTENTION: from 6 June 2019, the level attested by the certificate issued following the INVALSI test taken in the last year of high school is also recognised for the purposes of exemption from the language proficiency test.


English courses for students with Specific Learning Disorders

From January 2022, English courses for students with Specific Learning Difficulties organised by CLA ( and aimed at achieving B1 or B2 level language proficiency will start again.