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PHDDoctoral School of Physics [Natural Science]

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Program description:
The doctoral school provides high quality education in scientific research. Doctoral candidates are welcome to join the following programs: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics, Solid State Physics, Interdisciplinary applications, Particle Physics. The fields covered by this school represent fundamental and modern branches of physics, which altogether, form a school that meets current demands for physics postgraduate training. The Debrecen physics of the last decades is not unworthy of the century old traditions, which are based on a solid experimental foundation and comprise interest in theoretical interpretation and practical applications. The physics departments of the University and the participating research institute, Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, are equipped sufficiently well to provide the very basis elements of a technical background (experimental instruments and computers) to start training graduate students.

Entry requirements:
Relevant Master degree

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Entrance exam description:
The professional evaluation of the educational materials (degree, transcripts, results) and the research topic is the task of the relevant Doctoral School. This evaluation is followed by a Skype interview with one of the professors of the Faculty, which aims to check the applicant’s level of motivation, language skills and professional knowledge. (In case of a missing certificate about the English language proficiency we conduct a Skype interview in order to check the applicant’s English language skills.)

Ms Ibolya Kun
Admissions Officer

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Programme structure

During the 8-semester study altogether 240 credits have to be completed. In the first 4 semesters (educational and research period) 120 credits have to be completed: 26 credits of esearch work in each semester, resulting in 4x26=104 research credits; and 16 educational credits that can be obtained by attending relevant courses and passing exams. The list and the description of the available courses are given in the homepage of the Doctoral School. The courses help the candidate to prepare for the complex exam. 2-hour lecture/week during a semester counts 2 credits.
In the second, research and dissertation period 4x26=104 credits are collected again from research work, and additional 16 credits for a pre-defense of the thesis.
The completed credits are summarized in the document of the absolutorium.

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