The Chemistry and Material Science program at University of Pisa lasts three years. The first year is particularly focused on objective (1), whereas the next two years aim at objective (2). Accordingly, first year PhD students will attend at least two of the courses expressly organized by DSCM (4 ECTS at least) and a course (3 ECTS) offered by the MSc in Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry o in other similar University Programs (e.g. Biology, Physics).
All the courses offered by DSCM are in English and will be delivered by outstanding researchers, working in the field of Chemical and Materials Science.
Starting from the II year, the teaching aspect will change from knowledge acquisition to the development of scientific independence. To this end, whenever possible, each PhD student will be encouraged to perform part of the research in laboratories outside DCCI, either in the form of short stages or for longer periods abroad (op to one year). The main aim of these exchanges will be to experience different working environments and methods and instrumentations not available at DCCI and to stimulate the personal ability of an autonomous work in a new context.
The PhD student will regularly report to the Board of DSCM on the progresses of the project and, at the end of the third year, present a written PhD thesis. This is preliminarily reviewed by two external referees and, after their approval, it will be submitted to the Faculty Board. After a positive evaluation, the thesis undergoes public defence in front of a Board composed by both internal and external experts.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
During the online application, the following documents must be uploaded:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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