The doctoral program is developed in the prestigious field of Nuclear and Particle Physics, which tries to understand the structure of matter by studying its most elementary components in terms of nuclei, particles and the interactions between them.PresentationThis field generated in the last 50 years a great variety of technological applications in the fields of energy, medicine and industry in general. The lines of research proposed in the doctorate are cutting-edge in the fields of experimental nuclear and particle physics of the large LHC accelerators at CERN or the GSI, in more applied fields of ionizing radiation in medicine, industry and environmental physics. , in the exploration of the universe by means of particles and high-energy radiation, in the description of the structure of hadrons and the confinement of quarks, in modern theories of unification of fundamental interactions, supersymmetry, extensions of the standard model of elementary particles and integrable field theories.ProfileIn general, the master's degree studies that will allow entry to this doctoral program without additional training will be the Master's degree in Nuclear and Particle Physics and their Scientific and Technical Applications offered by the USC.
Entry profile with training complements:SCIENCE BRANCH: Master's Degree in Biotechnology, Master's Degree in Science and Technology of Colloids and Interfaces, Master's Degree in Materials Science and Technology, Master's Degree in Mathematical Engineering, Master's Degree in Photonics and Laser Technologies, Master's Degree in Mathematics, Master's Degree in Advanced Chemistry, Master's Degree in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling, Master in Statistical Techniques.
BRANCH OF HEALTH SCIENCES: Master in Biomedical Research, Master in Research and Development of Medicines.
BRANCH OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE: Master in High Performance Computing, Master in Information Technology.All of them offered by the USC.
In the case of other universities, the degrees with direct access will be by analogy with those of the University of Santiago and / or by areas of knowledge whose subject matter is in accordance with the previous training required, the objectives and the lines of research assigned to the Doctorate Program . The Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program will be the body that decides on the direct or conditional admission of the applicant to pass some training complements based on the documentation provided by the applicant.
Other profiles: in the case of other types of profiles different from the previous ones, the academic committee will evaluate each case individually. The possibility of requiring training complements (maximum up to 15 ECTS) will be considered.
In the case of other profiles that do not complete a Master's degree, a training equivalency in research credits will be required, at least equal to those of the master's degree that gives direct access, which will be 12ECTS.
Students with foreign degrees: Students with a foreign degree without homologation may apply for admission to doctoral studies as long as a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish university master's degree is accredited and they are empowered in the country issuing the degree for access to doctoral studies. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree or the recognition for other purposes than those of access to these teachings.
An intermediate command of the English language will be required. Said domain will be accredited before the CAPD through any official certification (intermediate level: B1, TOEFL, Cambridge, Official Language School ...). In the absence of such 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.
AdmissionThe evaluation criteria of the applications will be the following:Applicant's academic record: 65%
Previous research experience in the field of Nuclear and Particle Physics (participation in research projects, publications, conferences, etc.): 35%