Doktorand und Betreuer bei der Justage im Laserlabor
Doktorand und Betreuer bei der Justage im Laserlabor; Foto: Dr. Gillian Kiliani

Earning a doctorate in the Department of Physics

As a doctoral researcher at the Department of Physics, you will independently formulate scientific problems and find possible solutions.  

Procedure of the doctorate

On your path to earning a doctorate, you will produce a major scientific work under the supervision of a member of our teaching staff. There is also the possibility to submit a cumulative thesis. The requirements for those former works can be found in Article 7 in the subject-specific Doctoral regulations of the University of Konstanz (at page 27, only in German). The Physics Department offers the option to do an individual doctoral research.

During your doctoral studies, you can deepen your experience by attending the department's colloquia, in which renowned scientists give guest lectures, as well as the seminars offered by our research teams. Our doctoral researchers are also welcome to attend the Integrated Research Training Groups in the Collaborative Research Centres SFB 1432.

At the close of your doctoral studies, you will deliver a scientific presentation on the thesis subjects.


If you are interested in earning your doctorate at the department, you can apply for open positions listed on the university homepage or simply contact the leader of a research team that interests you directly.