Postgraduate program «Chemistry» includes the direction 02.00.04 «Physical Chemistry», which you can study under:

The direction is carried out at the Institute of Fundamental Engineering Education.

Physical chemistry - section of chemical science about general laws, determining the structure of substances, the direction and speed of chemical transformations under various external conditions; about quantitative interactions between the chemical composition, structure of the substance and its properties.

The theoretical basis of physical chemistry are general laws of physical science. It includes the study of the molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.

Upon completion of their Ph.D. program, graduates will be able to work in the sphere of science, covering a set of tasks Pure and Applied Chemistry (in accordance with the direction of studying), as well as related scientific disciplines.

The graduates will have an understanding of new substances, chemical processes and general patterns of their occurrence, and the interdisciplinary nature of scientific problems.

Postgraduate study is a system for training highly qualified specialists of the new generation, competitive in the market of intellectual labor, with the skills of analytical, research and teaching activities. To apply for the postgraduate program candidate should hold master’s or specialist’s degree in the related field.

Russian higher education is divided into undergraduate (bachelor's), graduate (master's or specialist’s) and postgraduate (PhD) levels. Bachelor’s degree programs duration is 4 year, master’s degree program is 2 more years (6 years in total). Specialist’s programs are usually lasts for 5 or 5,5 years. Specialist’s degree is equated to bachelor’s + master’s degrees obtained.

Postgraduate programs’ duration is 4 years. At the beginning of the studies an individual training plan is drawn up. Postgraduate education includes research under the guidance of scientific supervisor. Therefore, for admission it is important to accurately determine the faculty and department, where you would like to continue your studies, to have a potential PhD supervisor and thesis abstracts.

During this time, it is necessary to have several scientific publications. Upon completion of the program and postgraduate exams, graduates receive the postgraduate diploma. After receiving a diploma you have the opportunity to become a Candidate of Sciences. It can be achieved by defending a thesis for the Candidate's Degree at the end of the studies.


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