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Qualification: Doctorate in the field of physics (no legal status)

Doctorate in the field of physics (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences)

  • demonstrate autonomy in the highest-level research and most demanding scientific work,
  • demonstrate thorough understanding of theoretical and methodological foundations and mastery of highest-level research methods, procedures and processes,
  • show critical autonomy within the science and the profession,
  • synthesise and apply knowledge,
  • show autonomy in the development of new knowledge and solutions to address the most complex problems,
  • work in research groups and on projects,
  • communicate internationally in the highest scientific and professional circles,
  • show a commitment to professional scientific and professional ethics,
  • assume responsibility in taking the most challenging scientific and professional decisions,
  • demonstrate independence and responsibility in management and responsibility towards team work,
  • demonstrate in-depth understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts,
  • act as mentor to younger colleagues at institutes, universities, companies, etc.,
  • demonstrate effectiveness in the use of the available resources: own creative and intellectual abilities; available intellectual capital (colleagues), other tangible and intangible resources (money, equipment, space and time),

(subject-specific competences)

  • solve specific research problems in various fields of physics,
  • apply knowledge in a selected specific research and work field of physics and related disciplines,
  • formulate and implement original scientific solutions to given physical and interdisciplinary problems,
  • use standard and modern physical empirical research methods,
  • autonomously develop, evaluate and orient contemporary trends in physics education,
  • develop connections between scientific, academic and educational institutions,
  • present scientific results obtained from the field of physics in the form of publications in international scientific periodicals,
  • demonstrate in-depth understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts in physics,
  • autonomously develop new knowledge in physics.

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed academic higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 and a study programme leading to a specialisation; before enrolment in the programme candidates must complete course units totalling 35 credits: Statistical Thermodynamics (8 credits), Physics-Based Modelling (10 credits), Physics of Complex Systems (7 credits) and Introduction to Research (10 credits); or
  • a completed study programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master's degree programme consisting of 300 credits.

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

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University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

NQF Level: 
10
Access requirements: 
  • A completed second-cycle study programme; or
  • a completed academic higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004; or
  • a completed professional higher education programme adopted before 11 June 2004 and a study programme leading to a specialisation; before enrolment in the programme candidates must complete course units totalling 35 credits: Statistical Thermodynamics (8 credits), Physics-Based Modelling (10 credits), Physics of Complex Systems (7 credits) and Introduction to Research (10 credits); or
  • a completed study programme leading to professions regulated by EU directives, or another integrated master's degree programme consisting of 300 credits.
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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.