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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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46 Results in Physics

Graduate School of Biosciences Munich

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goa ... [+]

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components:

An interdisciplinary research project which combines concepts and methods from different fields. A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives. Further activities to enhance students’ other transferable skills to succeed in science as a competitive profession. ... [-]
Germany Munich
March 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kaunas University of Technology

KTU and the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) joint doctoral programme in the field of physics provides competencies and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter ... [+]

Joint degree programme with the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; double degree programme with the Shizuoka University, Japan

KTU and the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) joint doctoral programme in the field of physics provides competencies and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter, interaction of radiation and matter, optical spectroscopy; the programme offers a wide range of topics and general experimental and theoretical research in the areas of meso, micro and nanostructures, photonic structures, including their formation, analysis and application in plasmonics, biosensors and alternative energy. Research involves the use of new functional materials, modern technologies (electron-beam lithography, reactive plasma etching, and holographic lithography) and progressive research methods (spectroscopic ellipsometry, Raman scattering, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, ultra-rapid process spectroscopy, etc.). Students of this programme have the possibility to acquire a double doctor degree at Shizuoka University (Japan).... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Ph.D. program in the graduate field of Applied Physics (AP) provides students with mastery of a broad knowledge base in applied physics, as well as advanced research ... [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. program in the graduate field of Applied Physics (AP) provides students with mastery of a broad knowledge base in applied physics, as well as advanced research focuses that prepare them for successful research-driven careers in academia, government or industry.

Objectives

As a nationally and internationally recognized Ph.D. program, NJIT’s Applied Physics Ph.D. program prepares Ph.D. candidates with practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a successful career in academic or government organizations and private industry. Students will prepare for passing their written qualifier exams, as well as gain the theoretical and experimental background needed for their research, which they will orally present and defend as part of their Ph.D. thesis. Throughout their study as a Ph.D. candidate, students will exhibit the following:... [-]

USA Newark
September 2020
Campus
University of Texas Arlington

The objective of graduate work in physics is to prepare the student for continued professional and scholarly development as a physicist. The Doctor of Philosophy in Physi ... [+]

The objective of graduate work in physics is to prepare the student for continued professional and scholarly development as a physicist. The Physics Master of Science Degree Programs are designed to give the student advanced training in all fundamental areas of physics through formal courses and the options of some degree of specialization or participation in original research in one of a variety of projects directed by the faculty. The Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Applied Physics Program combines the traditional elements of a science doctoral program with courses in specifically applied topics and internship in a technological environment. It is designed to produce highly trained professionals with a broad perspective of the subject which may prepare them equally well for careers in academic or government or industrial laboratories.... [-]

USA Arlington
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
National University of Science and Technology MISIS

The program is designed for researchers who want to pursue their education in the field of theoretical and applied physics as well as other interdisciplinary natural and ... [+]

Description:

The program is designed for young researchers who want to pursue their education in the field of theoretical and applied physics as well as other interdisciplinary natural and engineering sciences. You will be conducting your research about physical phenomena, their principles and processes.

The program is launched under the major 03.06.01 “Physics and Astronomy” and is supervised by Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Sergey Mukhin — an international research scientist in the field of quantum order parameters, quantum phase transitions and the theory of electronic quantum phenomena in nanosystems, a student of the Nobel Prize laureate Alexey Abrikosov.... [-]

Russia Moscow
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - University of Maribor

The entire study is evaluated with 240 ECTS credits, contains 8 semesters and lasts 4 years. At the beginning of the study, the student, in agreement with the work mentor ... [+]

The subject

The entire study is evaluated with 240 ECTS credits, contains 8 semesters and lasts 4 years. Out of 240 ECTS credits, 180 ECTS are intended for individual work of the student in the framework of individual research work (IRW), and 60 ECTS are for organized forms of study. Within these, the student completes the compulsory courses Introduction to Research and Seminar (3 ECTS credits each, 6 ECTS compulsory content in total), 30 ECTS organized forms of study are completed by the student in the form of work with a tutor in obligatory Individual Research Work IV subjects (3 ECTS each), a total of 15 ECTS credits) and Individual Research Work VI (6 ECTS credits) and under the Doctoral dissertation (9 ECTS credits). The remaining 24 ECTS credits out of 60 ECTS are elective, which the student obtains by completing three core elective courses (6 ECTS each) within the selected modules Physics, Biophysics, Educational Physics and with two elective courses Transferable Skills I and II (3 ECTS each).... [-]

Slovenia Maribor
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences ... [+]

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences Physics Physical and Chemical Processes in Earth Systems Materials Sciences Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Many-body Theory of Ultracold Matter Superconductivity at the Nanoscale: Theory, Simulations, and Experiments Theory of Electron-hole Superfluidity in Graphene Devices BCS-BEC Crossover in Multicomponent Superfluids and Superconductors

Experimental Physics

Matter under extreme conditions Physics of Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanosized Systems Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves Soft Matter, Glasses, Liquids, and Liquid Solutions Synchrotron Radiation and Advanced Radiation Sources

Physics Education... [-]

Italy Camerino
November 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
UAEU United Arab Emirates University

The Ph.D. program in Physics is a research program that offers research opportunities in condensed matter and solid-state physics, high energy physics, nanophysics, plasm ... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Concentration: Physics

The Ph.D. program in Physics is a research program that offers research opportunities in condensed matter and solid-state physics, high energy physics, nanophysics, plasma physics and controlled fusion, applied nuclear science, medical and biophysics, astrophysics, and atomic and molecular physics. A Ph.D. student is required to complete as minimum requirements 24 CH of course work and 30 CH in thesis research in addition to passing a comprehensive exam and defending his/her thesis research findings.

UAEU now ranks #1 in the UAE based on the Times Higher Education Ranking! We are also #5 in the Middle East, #49th in Asia and #70 in the Young University Rankings of 2019.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Al Ain
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

Our M. S. Program aims at teaching fundamental physics at The graduate physics program at Koç University is carried on by our world-renowned faculty who specialize mainly ... [+]

PhD in Physics

The graduate physics program at Koç University is carried on by our world-renowned faculty who specialize mainly in 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 as 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. ... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The scientific research within the School of Mathematics and Physics was highly rated in the 2014 REF peer-review exercise, with 70% of research being judged as internati ... [+]

The scientific research within the School of Mathematics and Physics was highly rated in the 2014 REF peer-review exercise, with 70% of research being judged as internationally excellent or world-leading. Physics research activity in the School is focused into five specific Research Centres; all members of academic staff belong to one of these Research Centres, listed below.

Astrophysics (PhD/MPhil) Atomistic Simulation (PhD/MPhil) Nanostructured Media (PhD/MPhil) Plasma Physics (PhD/MPhil) Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (PhD/MPhil)

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for PhD, or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
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Part-time
3 years
Campus
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Scientific computation is among the fastest-growing multidisciplinary research area and it serves as a bridge between the traditional domains of theoretical and experimen ... [+]

Introduction

Scientific computation is among the fastest-growing multidisciplinary research area and it serves as a bridge between the traditional domains of theoretical and experimental sciences. Computation research covers many areas in science and engineering. The multidisciplinary nature of computational science and its wide-ranging scope means that its training and research can best be integrated into different disciplines to equip students with a solid foundation of the knowledge in focused areas. This concentration is intended for research postgraduate students who are interested in pursuing research in computation related research. Students can enroll in a particular discipline for research with a special focus on Scientific Computation.... [-]

Hong Kong
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
University of Trieste

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Boston College

The department is focused on a highly collaborative approach, with students forming a vital part of the community. In addition to working with BC physics faculty, student ... [+]

Welcome to the Boston College Department of Physics

Welcome to the Boston College Department of Physics. Our department’s primary focus is cutting-edge research concentrated in experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics. Over a relatively short period of time, we have become one of the leading condensed matter departments in the country. Some specific areas of current interest are superconductivity, photovoltaics, metamaterials, thermoelectrics, nanostructures and nanomaterials for biosensing, plasmonics, plasmas, topological insulators, novel electronic materials, and other strongly correlated electron systems.

Graduate students share in this research, gaining the technical and intellectual training needed for future success in the career paths of their choice. The department includes 17 faculty, numerous post-docs, and about 50 graduate students, all of whom are supported by teaching assistantships or research assistantships.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

The Applied Physics program for both M.S. and Ph.D. students aims at providing firm knowledge on basic science to comprehend the physics taking place at the nanoscale, an ... [+]

Welcome to the Applied Physics Program

The Applied Physics Program is a new interdisciplinary degree program at KAUST which​ will start in Fall 2019. Courses in the Applied Physics program are selected and designed to provide students with the knowledge-base and intellectual foundation required to advance scientific research and engineering solutions in applied physics.​

The Applied Physics program for both M.S. and Ph.D. students aims at providing firm knowledge on basic science to comprehend the physics taking place at the nanoscale, and tools to apply this knowledge to nurture technological and scientific breakthroughs in applied physics. The program focuses on device physics, photonics, and quantum electronics. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts in condensed matter physics, electrodynamics, and statistical physics. Students participate in scientific research activities that may include laboratory studies and computational modeling. Ph.D. candidates focus on original research driven to advance the boundaries of knowledge. Employability of Applied Physics graduates ranges from academic research institutions to research and development positions in high-tech industrial or entrepreneurial environments.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Full-time
30 - 42 months
Campus
University of Johannesburg

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 specialization.

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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus