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  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Degree Award: Structured Doctoral Programme
  • Language: English
  • admission free

Course of study

Molecular and Nanoscale Science - Structured Doctoral Programme

Orientation and Goals

The PhD program offers a structured, research centered and interdisciplinary course program for broadening and improving the physical and chemical knowledge on interfaces, including their preparation, functional interfaces, nanoscale and molecular interfaces, as well as advanced materials. Hereby, applications such as energy conversion, catalysis, photonics and biologic and biomimetic interfaces represent a special focus within the program. The scientific course program is embedded in the research activities of the Center of Interface Science (CIS)

In addition to the scientific course program, the students are trained in communication, presentation and other transferable skills necessary in modern business life.

In this degree programme is a Fast Track course for PhD possible.

    Study Design and Contents

    Central aspect of the education is to train the competences for independent research. This is mainly obtained by experimental or theoretical work under the surveillance of a university teacher and subsequent graduation in the framework of the current graduation regulations of the faculty for mathematics and science. This usually includes a presentation of the result in form of a PhD thesis and an oral disputation.

    In addition to the research, the PhD program offers the possibility to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for modern business life. Therefore, the student can choose from a variety of courses, seminars and external activities.

    The current program is oriented on the research activities of the CIS and is completed by different courses for communication, presentation and soft skills.

      Application/Admission Procedures

      The Graduate School 'Science and Technology' services the entrance procedure for the PhD degree programmes. Application forms will be found here
      Please send all application documents to the Graduate School:

      Graduate School 'Science and Technology'
      Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
      Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9 - 11
      D - 26111 Oldenburg

      The admission for a PhD degree programme occurs regarding the admission regulations by the admission commitee.

      No admission for a fast track programme in winter term 2019/2020.
        (Changed: 2021-06-21)