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Is the posted program a "Physics of Material Science" program?

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DrClaude
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Both the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. appear to be regular physics programs. With the electives offered, it appears that one can specialise in material science if desired.
 
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The degrees are specifically listed as physics degrees, and the course options available to you are listed. The question then is why are you concerned whether they are "Physics of Materials Science" programs? Are you considering career opportunities that specifically require completion of programs formally designated as "Physics of Materials Science"?
 
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Yes. Semiconductors
 
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CrysPhys
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Yes. Semiconductors
Word of caution: If jobs you are considering require specific credentials, then the requirements will vary at least with the country of the employer (and perhaps with locality within a country). I'm familiar only with US programs. I've never heard of a "Physics of Materials Science" program per se (don't know whether there's a language issue here). The American Physical Society (APS) does recognize "materials physics" as a subfield of physics (https://www.aps.org/units/dmp/index.cfm). In the US, some schools do offer programs in "materials science" or "materials engineering"; but more common is a combined program in "materials science and engineering".
 
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I apologize. This is what I meant "Materials Physics".

I would like to apply for this program and specialize in "Semiconductor Physics".
 
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CrysPhys
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I apologize. This is what I meant "Materials Physics".

I would like to apply for this program and specialize in "Semiconductor Physics".
(1) So what is your primary interest? You led off with materials, but have now shifted to semiconductors. "Materials physics" encompasses materials other than semiconductor materials; and "semiconductor physics" encompasses topics other than semiconductor materials. Is your main interest in the fabrication of semiconductor devices, the application of semiconductor devices in a system, or something else?

(2) Back to a previous question I asked. Does your future career goals (whatever they are) specifically require a degree formally designated as a BS or MS in "Materials Physics" or "Semiconductor Physics" instead of just "Physics"? After your MS, are you planning on continuing on to a PhD program, seeking a job in industry, or something else?

(3) Or is your real question simply whether the programs you cited will give you strong preparation in 'materials physics" or "semiconductor physics", regardless of the formal degree listed on the diploma and transcript?
 

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