Doctoral Studies

Advanced Materials and Nanosciences - Study programme

Fields of study

Brief description of the programme

This programme, which takes place at both the Technical University in Brno and Masaryk University, along with the Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR, , v.v.i., consists mainly of research programmes and projects of the CEITEC center which are focused on advanced nanotechnology, microtechnology, and advanced materials. Academic staff of the Technical University in Brno and Masaryk University as well as researchers from the Institute of Physics of Materials AS CR will all help with the implementation of the doctoral program. The accreditation materials of the programme can be found here.

The rules for creating an individual study plan in Advanced Materials and Nanoscience doctoral programme

The minimum number of credits to be earned is 240 (30 credits x 8 semesters). The number of credits for each of the required (i.e. compulsory) courses is listed in the following table:

Course Course Code Semester Credits/Sem
Seminar of Institute of Condensed Matter Physics F6720 1-8 2
Lecture in the foreign language XD106 1x per study 2-10
Ph.D. Thesis XD100 1-8 15-30
Literature study XD101 1-6 5
Teaching assistance XD102 1-4 5-10
Scientific publication writing XD105 1-8 10

The standard length of study is four years. Studies are conducted according to an individual study plan, which is to be prepared by the student in consultation with his/her supervisor at the beginning of each academic year.
Emphasis is put on leading the student to become independent in carrying out scientific research and also on intensive work performance in preparing one’s Ph.D. thesis.
From the beginning of the study, emphasis is also placed on professional (technical) English, and assistance in teaching some courses. Gradually these obligations and duties decline and work on preparing scientific papers and the doctoral dissertation prevail. Attending the special seminars, including active participation, is highly recommended throughout the whole study period. The optimum length of an internship abroad is considered to be one year, or even longer.
Competence in technical English must be demonstrated by the student by obtaining credits for an English-language publication in an international journal and by giving a talk in front of an academic audience at an international conference or similar event.
During the study, the student should also obtain at least 20 credits in courses enhancing the student’s professional skills and knowledge in the given field. These courses may be from Masaryk University (MU) as well as from Brno University of Technology (VUT).

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