Doctorate Degrees in Physics

Compare 40 PhD Programs in Physics

Physics

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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Applied Physics (PhD)

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus September 2019 USA Newark

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. [+]

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:... [-]


PhD in Physics/Applied Physics

University of Texas Arlington
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA 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 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 academia or government or industry. Current research in the department is predominantly in the areas of condensed matter physics, materials science, astrophysics, space physics and high-energy physics. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Physics (Physical Sciences)

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Lithuania Kaunas

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). [+]

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).... [-]


PhD in Physics

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2019 Turkey Istanbul

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 in 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-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. ... [-]


PhD in Physics

University of Trieste
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy 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 an advanced and international research environment. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Physics

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The PhD degree is conferred primarily in recognition of the 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 programmes 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.... [-]


PhD Physics

Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Campus February 2019 Botswana Palapye

PhD Thesis Research in Physics [+]

PhD Thesis Research in Physics

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PhD in Physics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa 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 of physics. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Physical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 4 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The program offers training in theoretical physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. The graduate acquires a wide range of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in solving difficult physical problems. A graduate of astronomy gains also experimental skills, all graduates manage a variety of numerical and computational methods. In addition to mathematical methods, graduates also get a physical intuition that is extremely important in scientific research and for the solution of unexpected technical obstacles and problems. [+]

The program offers training in theoretical physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. The graduate acquires a wide range of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in solving difficult physical problems. A graduate of astronomy gains also experimental skills, all graduates manage a variety of numerical and computational methods. In addition to mathematical methods, graduates also get a physical intuition that is extremely important in scientific research and for the solution of unexpected technical obstacles and problems.

The program does not contain specializations.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Admission for studies

Admission for studies will be granted to the applicants, who:... [-]


Official doctoral program in laser, photonics and vision

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain Ferrol + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Laser, Photonics and Vision is an Interuniversity program that is offered jointly with the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. [+]

Introduction

The program of Doctorate in Laser, Photonics and Vision Is an Interuniversity program that is offered jointly with the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.

It is designed for advanced training in the field of Laser technologies, Photonics and Vision techniques. Its final objective is to provide a training of scientific excellence to future researchers and professionals in this field, thus responding to the growing demand for training for its integration into the national and international R & D & I system.

Why study the degree

In socio-political terms, the scientific-technical sector of science and optical and photonic technology is of extreme importance for the great challenges of the 21st century. The European Union has identified Photonics as one of six key enabling technologies (KET), whose development will determine the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of European industry's long-term employment. Investment in these technologies will be given priority attention in EU R & D & I policies, not only because of their impact on the Union's industrial and innovation capacity, but also because of their effect on social challenges such as Efficiency and independence of energy, health and health care or transportation, among others.... [-]


PhD in Physics

Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava
Campus Full time June 2019 Czech Republic Opava

The course is organized in both full time and part time form. A doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related subject. The entrance examination will show specialized knowledge, the ability of the applicant for independent scientific research and verify the applicant’s competence in the English language. [+]

The course is organized in both full time and part time form. A doctoral course can be undertaken by a University graduate with Masters Degree in physics or a related subject. The entrance examination will show specialized knowledge, the ability of the applicant for independent scientific research and verify the applicant’s competence in the English language. During the examination, the applicant must show knowledge of the basic course in physics, theoretical mechanics, electrodynamics, special theory of relativity and quantum physics, as well as fundamentals of mathematical analysis and algebra. In the scope of the entrance examination, the applicant will also show basic knowledge in the field of theoretical physics a part of which is the topic of his/her PhD thesis. The topic of the thesis will come under one of three fields of theoretical physics:... [-]


PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research.

Programme Leader

Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobilization of enzymes.... [-]


PhD in Theory and Numerical Simulation of Condensed Matter

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2019 Italy Trieste

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, [+]

The PhD curriculum in Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter is suited to highly motivated students interested in learning how the microscopic constituents of matters self- assemble to bring about the whole complexity of the states of matter, from molecules to complex solids, and in learning how to model fascinating macroscopic phenomena, from friction to superconductivity and superfluidity, emerging from the collective behaviour of those microscopic agents.

During the first year of their PhD course, students acquire the most advanced tools for modelling and studying states of matter, from ab-initio simulation of real materials and molecules to quantum simulation of lattice models, from the classical statistical theory of many-body systems to its quantum counterpart, and acquaint themselves with the broad research activity carried out at SISSA through more focused and topical courses. This preliminary stage provides students with a common background and all the information they need to decide on the research topic they intend to pursue in their PhD thesis.... [-]


PhD in Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion

Carlos III University of Madrid
Campus Full time September 2019 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 teamwork and the required aptitude to enhance the scientific and technological progress, within professional and academic contexts.... [-]