Doctorate Degrees in Physics

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Candidates for a Physics PhD program are typically graduates from previous degree programs that provided a necessary basis of knowledge in mathematics and science. Some specializations for Physics PhD programs can include condensed matter physics, atomic physics, molecular physics, optical physics, geophysics, biophysics, high energy/particle physics, and astrophysics.

Practical applications for specific theoretical training and skills practiced in a Physics PhD program can include engineering, product development, consulting, teaching and more. Applied physics is the area of research intended for use, but all Physics PhD topics are considered valuable contributions to our knowledge of the world. In addition to a dissertation, duties and expectations for a Physics PhD candidate may include assisting with other ongoing research projects, publications, and to assist in teaching undergraduate courses.

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PhD in Imaging Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Rochester

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. [+]

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. Candidates for the doctoral degree must demonstrate proficiency by:

Successfully completing course work, including a core curriculum, as defined by the student’s plan of study; Passing a series of examinations; and Completing an acceptable dissertation under supervision of the student’s research adviser and dissertation committee.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in imaging science, candidates must: Hold a bachelor of science degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or one of the natural sciences. (Because imaging science encompasses a wide variety of scientific disciplines, students with diverse backgrounds are accepted into the program. Exceptional students from other fields may be accepted.) Have completed courses in calculus, university physics (one year), modern physics, and a computer language. Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Submit official transcripts from all previous course work. Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals well-qualified to judge their abilities for graduate study. Submit an application for graduate study. ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Planetary Science

Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Campus Full time 6 years November 2017 Macau

The establishment of Space Science Institute (SSI) in Macau University of Science and Technology is based on the research background of the university and is adapted to the space exploration research that has been developed very fast in the world in recent years. The objectives of SSI are the innovative research on lunar and planetary science as well as the popularization of the research achievements to the Macao society. [+]

Recently, the research of SSI will focus on the following topics: research on Lunar exploration, research on Mars and other planetary exploration and research on near earth asteroids. There are a few of full time research staffs in this Institute. The faculty members in Faculty of Information Technology and General Studied in MUST will join the research as well. Supported by STDF in Macao, we have already finished 3 projects in the past years. They are: 1. Pre-study of the Effective Load of gamma/X Ray Spectrometer for Moon Exploration. 2. The processing, analysis, application and research on the exploration data of Chang’e-1. 3. Research on instrument to detect the minor water on the lunar surface and the methods to analyze nuclear spectrum. In the mean time, there are three ongoing projects in SSI, all these projects are supported by STDF in Macao. 1. Astronomical observations and space exploration of solar system small bodies. 2. Retrieving the compositions of the Lunar surface with Chang’E-1 IIM data. 3. Research on digital Lunar Topography, component analysis and space plasma environment near the moon based on Chang’e-2 Exploration data. [-]

PhD in Astronomy

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Flagstaff

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (NAU) will launch a new PhD program in Astronomy and Planetary Science in the Fall of 2016. The Department is now recruiting new faculty members and PhD students. [+]

PhDs in Physics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University (NAU) will launch a new PhD program in Astronomy and Planetary Science in the Fall of 2016. The Department is now recruiting new faculty members and PhD students. Current and Future Faculty Expertise Current faculty members use ground-based and space-based telescopes to study small bodies in the Solar System and the formation and evolution of other planetary systems; spacecraft imagery to study planetary surfaces; and a state-of-the-art laboratory to study astrophysical ice analogs. NAU faculty members have close research collaborations with scientists at local institutions including Lowell Observatory, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center, and the United States Naval Observatory. In the next few years, the Department will hire tenure-track faculty members with expertise in exoplanet science, astro-chemistry, astro-informatics, astronomical instrumentation, and observational astronomy specializing in Solar System objects, exoplanets, or related topics. Superb Access To Large Telescopes Faculty members and their PhD students have full competitive access to facilities run by the University of Arizona including the 2 x 8.4-meter Large Binocular Telescope, 6.5-meter Magellan Telescopes, 6.5-meter MMT telescope, 2.3-meter Bok telescope 1.8-meter Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, and the 1.5-meter Kuiper Telescope. NAU researches have access to the 4.3-meter Discovery Channel Telescope, 1.8 Perkins telescope, and 0.8-meter NURO telescope through partnerships with Lowell Observatory. Faculty and students also have access to the 0.5-meter Lutz telescope on the NAU campus. Curriculum PhD students in the program will build skills and knowledge through formal class... [-]

PhD in Physics (Focused on Education)

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Part time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. [+]

Study the PhD Physics, with a focus on education at UHK! Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. Students gain higher competences for inventiveness in solving problems associated with the transfer of physical knowledge, especially in the context of interpretation in the education of children, youth, and adults. Specifics of this doctoral program are: the influence of teaching physics history, transfer of scientific knowledge into teaching physics - especially in secondary schools, development of physical thinking of pupils and physical problem solving by them, enhancement of creativity in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, educational and psychological problems associated with teaching physics at the middle and elementary school, the impact of computer technology in teaching physics, the use of interdisciplinary relations, etc. Applicant Profile: Graduates of master programs Physics Teacher Training for Lower and Upper Secondary School or graduates of the master study program Physics and programs relatives who have completed additional pedagogical studies or otherwise obtain a teaching qualification in accordance with applicable regulations. Entrance Exam: Applicant’s level of knowledge and its depth, prerequisites for his/her independent creative scientific work in the field of Physics Didactics is verified by the interview. The applicant shall submit a brief plan of his/her intended dissertation project and provides proof of any previous professional and publications. Absolvent profile: Graduate of doctoral study Didactics of... [-]

PhD in Physics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Physics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of physics. [+]

PhDs in Physics. The purpose of the PhD in Physics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of physics. A PhD in Physics is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Physics demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. [-]

PhD in Physics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD degree is conferred primarily in recognition of breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and power to investigate problems independently and efficiently. Students must successfully complete coursework and a thesis containing significant original research. [+]

Joining the Department of Physics as a postgraduate student is an exciting prospect. The Department has received worldwide recognition for its research breakthroughs. The strong research culture within the Department, and in the University as a whole, has encouraged such success, which has been characterized by frequent collaboration between experimental and theoretical faculty members. By pursuing research at the frontier of knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of technology, our faculty seeks to preserve and nurture a sense of wonder about the natural world and to impart it to students as a lasting motivation for learning. Our postgraduate programs seek to provide students with a solid grounding in broad physics principles and techniques, an ambience conducive to creative and innovative activities, and opportunities for cross- and inter-disciplinary research. The PhD degree is conferred primarily in recognition of breadth of scholarship, depth of research, and power to investigate problems independently and efficiently. Students must successfully complete coursework and a thesis containing significant original research. Research Foci The Department concentrates its resources on condensed matter physics with potential relevance to the technological industry. Faculty and postgraduate research focuses on optical, condensed matter and statistical physics, and includes the physics of lasers, solid state, mesoscopic systems, devices, nanomaterials, thin films, surfaces, interfaces, liquid crystals, polymers and composites. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have: obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; ii. English Language Admission Requirements You have... [-]

PhD in Materials Science at Montana State University

American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)
Campus September 2017 USA Louisville

The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. [+]

PhDs in Physics. The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. Research specialties are focused in four areas: Biomaterials Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials Materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation Materials synthesis, processing and fabrication The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources. Application Deadlines Review of applications begins in January and continues until all slots are full. Priority is given to early applicants. Required Tests The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the Materials Science Program. Theses scores must be received directly from ETS. The institution code for Montana State University is 4488. International Applicants English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived. Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Applied Physics

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña Ferrol + 2 more

The Doctoral Program in Applied Physics is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technology. It is an interuniversity program between the University of Vigo (coordinating university) and the University of A Coruña. [+]

Introduction The Programme Doctoral Degree in Applied Physics Is an official university degree framed in the field of applied sciences and oriented to different aspects of science and technology. It is an interuniversity program between the University of Vigo (coordinating university) and the University of A Coruña. The objective of this program is to provide the necessary skills to our students so that through the completion of their doctoral thesis they acquire the knowledge that allows them to carry out research projects and / or their incorporation into the industrial world. Why study the degree The global society is immersed in a continuous and rapid technological evolution, which some have already proposed as a new historical, technological and social acceleration. Physics, and in particular Applied Physics, is a link that can avoid what was called a technological gap, allowing us to establish contact between natural phenomena and technological and applied "phenomena". This will favor the development of companies related to new materials and the environment such as polymers, new fuels and refrigerants, ionic liquids, physical pollutants, meteorological and / or oceanic aspects related to the environment, etc. What is learned Students can choose from three specialties. Physics Applied to Materials Physics Applied to the Environment Applied laser technologies Students can integrate into one of these lines of research: Thermofísica de Liquidos Science and Technology of Polymers Applied Physics of the Environment Applied Laser Technologies Computational Physics Lines of investigation These are the lines of research of this doctoral program: Thermodynamic... [-]

PhD in Physics (TFIS)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Palma de Mallorca

The aim of the Ph.D. program in Physics is not limited to give continuity to the Degree and Master courses in Physics offered at UIB. Since its inception, this Program has had a proper outreach and has attracted many students from other universities in Spain and abroad. [+]

PhDs in Physics. General objectives The aim of the Ph.D. program in Physics is not limited to give continuity to the Degree and Master courses in Physics offered at UIB. Since its inception, this Program has had a proper outreach and has attracted many students from other universities in Spain and abroad. A main reason is that the Program offers an academic and professional training at the highest scientific level and puts the focus on the capacity to face and solve problems and make original contributions to knowledge in various fields of physics. The Program offers a multidisciplinary perspective of Physics and more specific knowledge on the research lines detailed in that section, in which the institutions supporting the program (the Department of Physics of UIB, IFISC and IMEDEA) have accredited international prestige. The quality of the Ph.D. Program in Physics preceding the present one was recognized as early as in 2004, being awarded with the Quality Mention of ANECA. The Quality Mention was maintained in each of the follow-ups and renovations until it was replaced by the Excellence Mention (obtained in 2011). The challenge of the new Program is to follow the same path of excellence and internationalization, as a way to keep attracting students from other universities. Lines of research Relativity and Astrophysics. Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate Physics. Materials Physics. Applications to engineering. Quantum Physics and Statistical Physics. Interdisciplinary Physics and Nonlinear Physics. Physics of Complex Systems. New student profile and admission criteria The recommended background is... [-]

PhD in Atmospheric Physics

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. For students studying toward the master degree, the goal of the Institute is to build up their research ability and to equip them with advanced knowledge and research tools in atmospheric sciences. Therefore, they are required to take at least 24 credits of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences. Furthermore, each student must complete, under the supervision of one of the institute’s faculty members, a master thesis in his/her special field. As for students toward the Ph.D. degree, developing their independent research ability is of primary concern. Therefore, Ph.D. students are only required to take 18 credits of courses but are required to, under the supervision of one or several Institute’s faculty members, conduct an original research in their interested fields. Theoretical Courses Climate Dynamics Objective Data Analysis Atmospheric Convection Planetary Boundary Layer Advanced Applied Math Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics Applied Courses Radar Meteorology Atmospheric Radiation Mesoscale Meteorology Air Pollution Meteorology Numerical Simulations Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (4 credits for seminars) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Pass written and oral qualify exam; Publish at least one paper in SCI journals, and need to be either first or corresponding author Research Facilities & Lab Mesoscale Simulation Lab Synoptic –Dynamics Lab Climate Dynamics and Simulation Lab Climate/... [-]

PhD in Physics

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Our M. S. Program aims at teaching fundamental physics at The graduate physics program at Koç University is carried on by our world reknowned faculty who specialize mainly on quantum theory and optics. All the research laboratories are state-of-the [+]

PhD in Physics

 

The graduate physics program at Koç University is carried on by our world reknowned faculty who specialize mainly on quantum theory and optics. All the research laboratories are state-of-the art. We publish papers in top journals on quantum gravity and astrophysics, atom-photon interactions, Bose-Einstein condensates, lasers and photonics. We admit mostly PhD students with full-scholarship. The MS program without thesis is recently introduced and may appeal to those who are not going to pursue an academic career. All our graduate students find the opportunity of close everyday contact in research with the world-class faculty. We encourage them to take courses from the other program sas well so that they can broaden their interests. We also get this way some of the brightest students at the university coming to the physics classes. Our graduates mostly continue as post-docs at the best universities in the world and eventually go to academic life. Others have no difficulty in finding jobs in business or industry. ... [-]


PhD in Physical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Physical Chemistry has basic knowledge covering all fields of chemistry, plus advanced knowledge of physical chemistry, computational chemistry, or both, as well as usually having good interdisciplinary knowledge oriented toward the fields of biology, physics, or nanoscience, according to his/her thesis. [+]

The Graduate Study is organized by the Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry in cooperation with a number of Institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (The Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Processes, etc.) and covers almost all fields of Physical Chemistry (including Biophysical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers) and some disciplines of Chemical Physics. Due to the interdisciplinary character of the Department, there exist possibilities of combined graduate studies with biochemical, or macromolecular orientation, despite the fact that the Faculty of Science offers separate Graduate Studies both in Biochemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry. According to the up-to-date trends in Physical Chemistry, the following fields in the Graduate Program have been developed, e.g.: (a) dynamics and kinetics of physical and chemical processes (the conformation and relaxation dynamics of molecules, clusters and macromolecules - studied both experimentally a by computer simulations, etc.), (b) statistical thermodynamics of low-molar-mass liquids and macromolecular assemblies (theoretical studies of the equilibrium phase behavior in combination with Monte Carlo simulations), (c) the up-to-date electromigration separation methods aimed to lifesciences (high-performance capillary electrophoretic techniques for separation of biologically important molecules like DNA and proteins, etc.), and (d) biophysical chemistry (the structure-function relationships of biological molecules and supramolecular structures). The graduate study in Chemical Physics is most focused on either (a) quantum chemistry (the accurate ab initio calculations of characteristics of small molecules, and the semiempirical calculations of properties of molecular assemblies and calculations of weak intermolecular interactions), or... [-]

PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

Carlos III University of Madrid
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Madrid Barcelona France Paris United Kingdom London + 4 more

The PhD Programme in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion aims to provide the students with a solid background in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, as well as in the research methods used in the field [+]

PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

 

The PhD Programme has been awarded with a Quality distinction by the Spanish Education and Culture Ministry.

 

 

Aims

 

The PhD Programme in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion aims to provide the students with a solid background in plasma physics and nuclear fusion, as well as in the research methods used in the field with a competent ability to evaluate results. It is also expected that students publish original contributions (including articles in scientific journals) and that they show the capacity for team work and the required aptitude to enhance the scientific and technological progress, within professional and academic contexts.... [-]


PhD in Subnuclear Physics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate has deep knowledge of modern subnuclear physics and is a qualified specialist in the experimental or theoretical branch of this field. [+]

Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate has deep knowledge of modern subnuclear physics and is a qualified specialist in the experimental or theoretical branch of this field. He can find a job especially in the basic research in academic institutions. Graduates have work experience from large international research teams or they are... [-]

PhD in Physics of Semiconductors

St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy Of Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The department of physics and technology of nanostructures is intended to prepare high-qualified specialists in this field. The modern notion of nanostructures embraces a wide range [+]

PhD in Physics of Semiconductors

 

Language of instruction: Russian

The department of physics and technology of nanostructures is intended to prepare high-qualified specialists in this field.

 

The modern notion of nanostructures embraces a wide range of materials and devices applicable in absolutely different spheres: from electronics and mechanics to biotechnologies.

 

Besides the laboratories of the department, facilities for the trainees are provided by the Academic University, the Ioffe Institute and the Scientific-Engineering Centre of Microelectronics.

 

The department offers the following  postgraduate program:... [-]