Graduates will possess competency in basic principles of physics.

Graduates will possess an advanced and deep knowledge of their own research area of specialization.

Graduates will be highly skilled in using advanced scientific experimental/observational/computational/theoretical methods and/or tools appropriate to their area of specialization.

The most important outcome of their Ph.D. will be the ability to perform independent and innovative research, developing a critical thinking, the capability of working in an advanced and international research environment.

They will be able to carry out an original scientific work at the leading edge of their field, producing a written dissertation.

Graduates will be able to summarize the main issues in their field and communicate the results of scientific research at a professional level as well as to other students.

The research fields of activity of the Graduate Course are Nuclear and subnuclear physics, Astrophysics, Condensed matter physics, Theoretical physics, Medical physics, and biophysics.

Job placement opportunities

Research activities in national and foreign universities, research centers, and industry. Teaching in universities and secondary schools. Jobs which require high scientific expertise, both in the public and private sector.

Employment data for our Ph.D. show a very positive trend: for many years they have been monitored for at least 5 years after the Ph.D. diploma. Obtaining good post-doc positions at Italian or foreign Institutions, Universities or Laboratories is considered an indirect, but effective quality indicator of the Ph.D. School. Percentages in the latest 5 cycles: 14% employed at Italian universities, 38% at foreign universities, 28% employed at Italian or foreign research institutes, the remaining part being employed as teachers, as financial analysts, programmers, statistics experts in insurance companies, etc.

Lines of research

  1. Nuclear and subnuclear physics
  2. Astrophysics
  3. Condensed matter physics
  4. Theoretical physics
  5. Medical physics and biophysics

The scholarships are awarded for 3 years and their yearly amount is € 15.343,28 gross (approximatively € 1130 net per month).

Admission is based on a competitive examination.

The Call for Applications (Notice of Competition) is available on

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Program taught in:
  • English

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