Doctoral Program in Physics
The Doctoral Program in Physics is organized in six broad research areas and includes studies at doctoral level in Physics, or Biological Physics.
General subject study plans and program description
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The doctoral program covers a wide range of research areas in physics ranging from basic and theoretical research into modern physics, interdisciplinary research in biological and biomedical physics, to applied and directed nuclear research.
The doctoral program in physics is organized around six broad research approaches and involves studies at the doctoral level in the subject of physics or biological physics:
- Atomic, Subatomic, and Astrophysics
- Theoretical Physics
- Material and Nano Physics
- Optics and Photonics
- Biological and Biomedical Physics
- Nuclear Engineering
In the general subject study plan you can read about the courses that are included in the program.
The objectives of the Doctoral Program in Physics follow the common objectives of postgraduate education according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100).
These goals are divided into three categories:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Skills and abilities
- Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint.
A concrete description of how these goals can be met within the framework of the doctoral program are described in the general subject study plan.
Basic eligibility complies with the general stated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100). As a special qualification for admission to postgraduate education in the subject of physics, the applicant must have:
- Completed basic competencies in the area, or
- In some other way, within or outside the country, acquired the corresponding relevant knowledge in the relevant areas.
The application process
In order to apply for a doctoral program, there must be an available doctoral appointment. On KTH's central website, a list of all KTH's vacancies, including doctoral posts, is published.
For general questions regarding doctoral studies at KTH, please contact