Graduate Students

Overview of PhD and MSc Programmes


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physics

The PhD in Physics programme is a four-year post-graduate programme focusing on research at the frontiers of physics and applied physics. Graduate students take a selection of advanced courses, and perform research under the supervision of a faculty member. The programme culminates in writing a scientific thesis and defending it before a panel of experts.

Our division has world-class experts in numerous physics disciplines, including condensed-matter physics, photonics, atomic/molecular/optical (AMO) physics, biophysics, soft matter physics, spintronics, quantum information, and more. We have a vibrant mix of both theoretical and experimental specialists, and have close scientific collaborations not only within NTU, but also other universities and research institutions around the world.

Many of our PhD students are supported by scholarships that cover tuition fees and provide a stipend and other forms of support. Scholarships may include teaching and service requirements (the exact terms and conditions are explained when the scholarship is offered).

To apply for the PhD in Physics programme, please go to our Admission Requirements page, and read the instructions carefully.

Master of Science (MSc) in Precision Scientific Instrumentation

The MSc in Precision Scientific Instrumentation (MSPSI) programme provides graduate students with robust training in the field of advanced instrumentation by incorporating coursework from multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. The curriculum is built upon solid-state physics, microelectronics, optoelectronics, charge- and spin-based materials with unique emphasises on the physics understanding of precision scientific instrumentation extensively used in advanced manufacturing industry, e.g. semiconductor, non-volatile memory, and photonics etc. The knowledge would help the students greatly with their scientific and technological innovations and navigation in the changing landscape of the high-tech industry. For more information, please click here.

Master of Science (MSc) in Physics

The MSc in Physics programme combines a coursework component with research experience at the frontiers of physics and applied physics research. Masters students are also expected to complete a research thesis, though at a lower level of comprehensiveness and scope than PhD theses.