Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

Rationale
Postgraduate degree programmes normally form an integral part of a University, to serve the general purpose of developing research capabilities through dedicated and persistent scholarship as well as providing relevant trained manpower needed for teaching at institutions of higher learning and/or carrying out research in Academic, public and private institutions. A PhD in physics will be offered in the following areas of specialization;
(i) Geophysics
(ii) Solid State Physics
(iii) Material Science
(iv) Electronics
(v) Nuclear physics
Programme Objectives
Develop Professional and Research capabilities in major areas of Physics. Develop high calibre professionals needed for Physics research consultancy, extension and teaching in academic, public and private institutions in relation to human development as well as produce graduates grounded in their areas of specialization yet more holistic in their approach to Physics issues.
Admission Requirements
Applicants should be holders of M.Sc in Physics, or related disciplines from Egerton University or any other recognized University.
Course Structure and Duration
The Ph.D programme will extend for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum of 72 months All candidates shall conduct independent research, with the direction of a subject specialist, write and submit a thesis, in fulfilment for Ph.D in Physics.
Thesis Examination
All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Physics shall be required to conduct independent research, leading to writing of a thesis. The defense of the thesis shall be conducted in accordance with the rules established in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Examination regulations
All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Physics shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Grading
The grading of examination for PhD in Physics shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.
Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a PhD in Physics a student shall be required to undertake independent research, submit a written thesis and pass an oral thesis examination.
Degree Classification
The PhD in Physics is not classified