MPSP Program: The Research Phase
PhD candidates entering the program at the research phase must either have successfully completed the study phase of the program or have otherwise received an excellent master' degree with sufficient exposure to physics from elsewhere.
Spoiled for Choice: Various Locations and Research Topics
During the research phase, PhD candidates focus on the scientific research for their PhD projects. This research is conducted within a research group led and supervised by one of our MPSP Fellows. The PhD candidates are also assigned a co-supervisor, ideally located at another MPSP research institution. Close supervision is ensured through regular meetings and progress reports.
The final academic degree (usually Dr. rer. nat. or Dr.-Ing.) is awarded by the university with which the supervising MPSP Fellow is affiliated. PhD candidates are also encouraged to conduct short- or mid-term research stays with the research group led by their co-supervisor.
Learn more about potential PhD research topics here.
Excellent Education meets Soft Skill Training
Our PhD candidates are offered various training opportunities and workshops on social and professional skills such as project management or start-up leadership and organisation, as well as more discipline-specific expert seminars. These courses are held either through our virtual campus or during the MPSP spring and autumn schools. They also give our PhD candidates the chance to meet and connect with each other and with the MPSP Fellows.