INSTITUTE OF COSMOS SCIENCES

University of Barcelona

PHYSICS PHD PROGRAM AT UB

DESCRIPTION

The Faculty of Physics offers a doctoral program in Physics, which includes a period of formation and a period of research. In the former, students begin research training activities while participating in a master’s degree program, such as the Master in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Cosmology offered also at UB. During the period of research students prepare their PhD theses, consisting of an original research project. This period may also include bridging courses or specific additional activities.

The research period is structured in six big lines of research. The ICCUB is particularly involved in two of this research lines: Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Particle and Gravitation Physics. All six research lines converge in a single, award-winning doctoral program (MCD 2006'00325).

Further information can be found at: http://www.ub.edu/fisica/en/Doctorate/index.htm

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS AND CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

To access the research period of the Physics PhD Program students must have completed 60 ECTS credits on one of the master's programs included in the training period for this doctoral program. Alternatively, the necessary credits can be completed on an equivalent degree program, offered by the UB or an equivalent center. Students must ask to be admitted to the Physics PhD Program, and this request will be evaluated bearing in mind the suitability of the formation and skills acquired by the student up until graduate level.

In both cases, to be admitted students must have successfully completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits, between their bachelor's and master's degree studies. The Studies Committee for the doctoral program will study and decide on applications for admission to the program depending on the training completed, its appropriateness to the lines of research in the program and the candidate's academic transcript.

Further information can be found at: http://icc.ub.edu/student/phd_admission

FURTHER INFORMATION

Student Support Service 
Tel. (+34) 933 556 000 
Fax: (+34) 934 035 917 
Web: http://www.ub.edu/sae/localitzacio.html 
General information: 
http://www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/estudis/oferta_formativa/doctorat/doctorat.html