The Doctoral Program in Materials Sciences arises with the aim of providing the industrial and R & D & I sector with highly qualified professionals in this emerging and interdisciplinary area capable of solving the problems that are formulated in the new and increasingly economically important fields of electronic materials, functional materials, biomaterials and nanomaterials.PresentationThe Program aims to cover the need for specialists in Materials Science researchers who can exercise their research role in the field of design, characterization and application of new materials, or in the search for new applications of existing materials, and allow the transfer and putting into service of the knowledge generated to society.Profilea) To access the Doctoral Program in Materials Sciences, without additional training, students must accredit a minimum previous training in some or all of the following contents:
Theoretical-experimental knowledge of obtaining, characterizing and determining the properties of various types of materials.
The various techniques of obtaining, preparation, processing, characterization and analysis (theoretical and / or experimental) of the properties of the various types of materials.
The application of materials in current technologies.
Basic knowledge about the methodologies and tools necessary to develop R + D + I tasks in the field of Materials Science.
b) Students who have completed any of the following Master's degrees will also be able to access: Science and Technology of Materials, Science and Technology of Colloids and Interfaces, Renewable Energies, Mathematical Engineering, Nuclear and Particle Physics and their Technological and Medical Applications, Photonics and Technologies of the Laser, Advanced Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling and Students of other Master's degrees linked to the Materials Science area.
c) Access will also be possible for students who certify research sufficiency of a Doctoral Program in Matter Science, Physics or Chemistry (and its specialties) and those who had obtained the DEA title through the former Doctoral Programs in Science of Matters, Science and Technology of Matters, Applied Physics, Nuclear Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics, Science and Technology of Colloids and Interfaces, Science and Chemical Technology, Mathematical Methods and Numerical Simulation in Engineering and Applied Sciences, Renewable Energies and Energy Sustainability, Photonics and Laser Technologies and Nuclear and Particle Physics.
d) Students who studied other master's degrees whose content is not related to the Doctorate Program at USC (for example, Master in Biotechnology, Master in Biomedical Research, Master in Research and Development of Medicines, among others), may have access to the Program Doctorate in Materials Sciences with the condition of taking some training supplements that must be specified for each student by the CAPD.
e) Finally, and in the case of other types of profiles different from the previous ones, the Academic Committee will evaluate each case individually, considering the possibility of requiring additional training. In the case of other profiles that have not completed a Master, an equivalency of training in research credits will be required, equal to at least those of the Master's degrees that give direct access, which will be 12 ECTS.
AdmissionFor admission to the Doctoral Program in Materials Sciences, the following will be valued:Applicant's academic record (It will compute 50% of the global admission)
Previous research and / or professional experience in the field of Materials Science (participation in research projects, publications, congresses, patents, etc.) (will compute 35% of the overall admission)
Interview with the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program (if necessary to clarify and weigh merits and abilities) (it will compute 15% of the overall admission).In the event that the personal interview is not carried out, the weights of the file and the previous investigative experience will be increased to 55 and 45%, respectively.
In addition, an intermediate command of the English language will be required, which will be accredited by the CAPD through any official certification (intermediate level: B1, TOEFL, Cambridge, Official Language School ...). In the case of lacking said official certification, the CAPD will carry out the tests it deems appropriate: oral and / or written test and / or personal interview, to evaluate the student's knowledge of the English language.