I can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone.
Can you do a Physics PhD with a Chemistry BSc/MSc? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 27-01-2015 20:36
- 28-01-2015 00:34
Depends on what field of physics you want to do. But, in general, the answer is no.
- 28-01-2015 02:32
That's probably because it's dependant on a few factors. In general, no is the easiest answer to give but you could given certain circumstances. If you do a BSc in chemistry then there's very little chance of you getting on to a MSc in physics as you will not have a sufficient level of maths among other stuff. If however, you specialise as much as possible in physical chemistry during your degree then you might get a PhD place within a chemical physics group located in a physics department. This would mean that you could be doing a PhD in physics basically due to the overlap between the 2 sciences.
There's a chemical physicist at my university who's undergraduate degree is in chemistry but he did his PhD like 12+ years ago so might not be totally relevant. Point is that it's not unheard of but is quite rare.
- 31-01-2015 10:41
In certain areas it will be more possible than others. Areas like condensed matter for instance are more interdisciplinary than something like particle theory.