Academic programme Physics accredited as the Bologna III. level programme and is the final stage of the studies in the field of physics at the University of Nova Gorica. It is intensely focused at student research activities. These activities as conducted in research groups from various laboratories within the University as well as in companies and other research institutions. This academic programme is suited for students who wish to deepen their knowledge in the fields of properties of modern materials, material characterisation methods, which facilitate information on electronic, structural and chemical properties of those materials at atomic and molecular levels, numerical methods for modelling of processes which govern phase transitions in materials, high energy physics and elementary particle astrophysics.
The main goal of the programme is to educate top scientists that are capable of independent research in various fields of physics. Their careers will be aimed at performing the most difficult tasks at research institutes and universities. The study programme is the basis for the preparation of individual study and research programmes for each individual student. Courses are therefore selected on the per student basis. Most courses will be given individually or in small groups. Horizontal connections are possible via the ECTS credit system, which enables course exchanges between the graduate programmes at the Faculty of graduate studies of the Universtiy of Nova Gorica as well as at other Bologna declaration accredited universities. Lecturers are experienced international experts in their respective fields of expertise.
Graduates of the doctoral study programme Physics can aspire to find employment in research institutes and universities worldwide, pursuing their scientific career in physics. They will be the candidates for taking leading jobs in industrial research departments and will be trained to deal with questions such as development of new technologies and products, and strategic company decisions.
Planned enrollment quota
There are 20 positions available for enrollment in the study programme Physics.
The study lasts three years and is performed in the form of regular studies.
Programme progression requirements
In order to proceed to the second year of study, candidates must obtain at least 60 credit points.
To enrol into the third year of the Physics doctoral study programme, candidates must fulfil all first-year requirements as well as obtain 60 credit points from the second year of study.
The conditions for completing the studies are the successful passing of all exams and all requirements for all chosen courses, and a successful defence of the doctoral thesis, for which a student receives 180 ECTS.