Condensed Matter Physics

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The doctoral degree programme of Condensed Matter Physics aims at exceptionally gifted graduates of the Master's study programme in Physics or related fields. Dissertation topics are usually focused on experimental and theoretical studies of electronic and vibration properties of several classes of materials, drawing on expertise and tradition of conducting such studies at both Faculty of Science and cooperating institutions, mainly the institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

During their studies students will become members of research teams, and will take part in their regular research activities; after graduating, they will be able to function as independent researchers. Requirements for graduating are: one or more publications in reputable foreign journals, active participation in scientific conferences and workshops and a longer scientific stay at a foreign institution. This will guarantee the ability of the student to communicate with foreign collaborators in English and possibly in other languages. The goal of the study is to educate the students so that they should be able to independently work at universities and institutes dealing with research and development in the Czech Republic and anywhere else in the world.


After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • independently and creatively solve problems of condensed matter physics, starting with their formulation and solution using appropriate approaches, to the interpretation of the results
  • perform independent creative scientific work published in renowned scientific journals
  • apply experience gained during long-term scientific stays at high quality foreign scientific institutions
  • actively use English and/or other frequently used language in scientific communication
  • solve problems outside her/his specialisation
  • show a good knowledge of the standards of high-quality research.

Graduates will find employment as teachers and researchers at universities and institutes of the Academy of Sciences, as well as research and development staff at industrial research institutes and other research and development laboratories. They might also be employed outside the scientific environment, as managers or in areas of public administration associated with education and research.


The rules and conditions of the doctoral studies are defined by the Study and Examination Regulations of Masaryk University and the Faculty of Science:

The study plans are designed considering the needs of individual students. Responsibility for the fulfilment of the study plans lies on tutors.

Doing internships abroad, taking part in conferences and publishing results in internationally accepted scientific journals are an integral part of each study plan.


To complete the doctoral studies, the student has to pass the final doctoral examination, which consists of the defence of a doctoral thesis and a theoretical exam evaluating the student's knowledge of the broad theoretical background of his/her thesis.

The conditions are defined in detail in Part 5 and further sections of the Study and Examination Regulations:




Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Condensed Matter Physics
Abbreviation: KOND
Code: 1701V005
Type: doctoral degree programme
Degree: Ph.D.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: P1703 D-FY4 Physics (4-years)
Faculty of Science
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Science

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