Doctorate Degrees and PhD Programs

Doctorate Degrees and PhD Programs

In most countries, a doctorate or PhD is the highest level of formal education or research available in a given field. A doctorate will suit you if you have a sufficient interest within a given discipline; and if you have a curious and dedicated nature. What you need to remember if you are considering studying for your PhD, is that doctors and PhD students will more often than not be required to teach at the university where they are themselves studying and conducting research. A doctorate is the final step toward starting your professional academic career.

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Hector Fellow Academy Postdoctoral Program
Hector Fellow Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Germany
Hector Fellows are a community of outstanding scientists, who are recognized by the Hector Foundation for their performance, achievements, and...
Imaging Science PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD program, students will gain recognition of a high level of academic achievement in imaging science. Students will...
Industrial Catalysis Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Industrial Catalysis Doctor's Degree programme....
International Relations and European Studies PhD/ Doctorate
Metropolitan University Prague
Doctorate / PhD
Prague, Czech Republic
Doctoral Degree graduates of the International Relations and European Studies at MUP will be able to conduct basic and applied...
Juris Doctor
Bond University
Doctorate / PhD
Gold Coast, Australia
The Juris Doctor is a professional legal qualification preparing you to become a legal professional in the corporate, government, community...
Juris Doctor (DJUR)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (3)
The Juris Doctor is a graduate entry program that provides students with the opportunity for a comprehensive study of law,...
Juris Doctor (JD)
University of New South Wales
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
The Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia is an advanced law education programme...
Materialogy Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Materialogy Doctor's Degree programme....
Materials Physics and Chemistry Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Materials Physics and Chemistry Doctor's Degree programme....
Materials Processing Engineering Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Materials Processing Engineering Doctor's Degree programme....
Mathematical Modeling PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD program, students will become advanced level scholars and researchers in the area of mathematical modeling and its...
Microsystems Engineering PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
This PhD program build on traditional engineering and science degrees by providing specialized education in micro and nano systems. Students...
Organization of Production
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University
Doctorate / PhD
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Organization of Production Students wishing to obtain admission to the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Management should contact the...
PhD Business Management and Administration
University of Stellenbosch Business School
Doctorate / PhD
Cape Town, South Africa
The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), also referred to as a doctorate, implies that the holder is in command of his/her...
PhD in Animal Health
The University of Cambridge
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, England
The University of Cambridge offers full time and part time research PhD, 3 5 year degrees. Students are required to...
PhD in Applied Chemistry
Tianjin University
Doctorate / PhD
Tianjin, China
The School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) was founded in July, 2000 and is led by Professor Jay S....
PhD in Applied Economics
K.U.Leuven
         
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Doctorate / PhD
Leuven, Belgium
The PhD programme in Applied Economics is an advanced four year programme designed to train future researchers in one of...
PhD in Applied Mechanics
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The doctoral study program in applied mechanics focuses on independent scientific and research projects in the field of mechanics. The...
PhD in Automatic Control and Informatics
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
This PhD program in automatic control and informatics provides students further knowledge in mathematics and the component disciplines of technical...
PhD in Biochemistry
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Biochemistry requires participants to provide a presentation of a thesis on an approved research project, where the...
PhD in Biochemistry
The University of Cambridge
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, England
The PhD in biochemistry is a three year full time programme. The course is also available via five year part time...
PhD in Bioengineering
Harvard
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, United States of America
The PhD in bioengineering program at SEAS involves the application of engineering principles and techniques to address questions in biology...
PhD in Biology and Environmental Sciences
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
The PhD in Biology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Debrecen in Hungary offer students the opportunity to become...
PhD in Business Administration
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
Highly motivated students wanting to develop advanced research and analytical skills in business administration would benefit from completing this PhD....
PhD in Business Administration
Stockholm School of Economics
Doctorate / PhD
Stockholm, Sweden
The Stockholm School of Economics PhD in Business Administration is a full time four year doctoral studies program in English...
PhD in Business Administration
Turiba University
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
In the PhD in business administration program, you'll acquire new competences in corporate management, and learn how to critically and creatively...
PhD in Business and Economics
Masaryk University
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The Phd in Business and Economics at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic is an education course which focuses on...
PhD in Business and Management
University of Witwatersrand - Wits Business School (WBS)
Doctorate / PhD
Johannesburg, South Africa
The  PhD in Business and Management at Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa is aimed at graduate students who...
PhD in Business Management
RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
This PhD program aims to produce future leaders in business academia by way of an immersive curriculum, supported closely by...
PhD in Business Management
Ventspils University College
Doctorate / PhD
Ventspils, Latvia
The PhD in business management is designed for specialists with work experience in management of commercial operations and administration of organizations....
PhD in Business Management and Administration
University of Stellenbosch Business School
Doctorate / PhD
Cape Town, South Africa
The internationally reconized PhD in Business Management and Administration of the University of Stellenbosch Business School focuses on developing employable...
PhD in Chemistry
The University of Cambridge
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, England
The PhD in chemistry is offered by the Department of Chemistry as a full time period of research and introduces...
PhD in Chemistry
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
The Chemistry PhD program at the University of Debrecen  in Hungary offer students the opportunity to become experts in the...
PhD in Communication Management
Turiba University
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
In the PhD in communication management program, you'll gain a deep understanding of integrated marketing, communication science, and strategic management practices....
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen, CUHKSZ
Doctorate / PhD
Shenzhen, China
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen or CUHK(SZ), is a research intensive university that emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurship, and excellence....
PhD in Computing/Computer Science
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
Through this doctorate degree, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to be academics in the field of...
PhD in Conflict Management
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Conflict Management at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through...
PhD in Construction Management
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Construction Management at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through...
PhD in Culture Studies
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
Doctorate / PhD
Lisbon, Portugal
Culture Studies have come of age over the last two decades. Within the framework of the crisis in the humanities...
PhD in Development Finance
University of Stellenbosch Business School
Doctorate / PhD
Cape Town, South Africa
The purpose of the internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance of the University of Stellenbosch Business School is to contribute...
PhD in Earth Sciences
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
The PhD in Earth Sciences program at the University of Debrecen offers students the opportunity to become experts in the...
Phd in Economic/ Business Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Doctorate / PhD
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Phd in Economic/ Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa is an education programme...
PhD in Economics
CERGE-EI
Doctorate / PhD
Prague, Czech Republic
The PhD in Economics at the  CERGE EI in Prague is designed for outstanding students who desire rigorous graduate education in...
PhD in Economics
ISCTE-IUL Business School
Doctorate / PhD
Lisbon, Portugal
Research plays a central role in the ISCTE Business School 's overall activities and IBS faculty members are well known,...
PhD in Economics
K.U.Leuven
Doctorate / PhD
Leuven, Belgium
The doctoral programme in economics is an advanced three year programme designed to train future researchers in one of the...
PhD in Economics
Sabanci University
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
The PhD in Economics Program is built on a core foundation facilitates advanced learning in economics and theory. In their common...
PhD in Economics
Stockholm School of Economics
Doctorate / PhD
Stockholm, Sweden
The SSE PhD in Economics is a full time four year doctoral studies program in English worth 240 ECTS. The...
PhD in Education Sciences
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
Through a rigorous program of study, this PhD will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to become researchers...
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Informatics, & Technical Cybernetics
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The PhD in electrical engineering, informatics, and technical cybernetics program focuses on theoretical knowledge and practical skills for solutions in the...
PhD in Electronics Engineering
Kadir Has Universitesi
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
The doctoral program in electronics engineering  focuses on telecommunications technologies, wireless communications, sensor networks, microwave systems and control. This electronics...
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The best known example of the doctorate degree is the PhD - Doctor of Philosophy. Depending on where you study, you may encounter many variations on what a doctorate entails, what is required and what the aim of you studies is. In general however it can be said that most doctorate degrees are based around the requirement of conducting qualified and original research fit to be published in a recognized research journal.

Doctorates can be loosely qualified in the four following cateogies: Research Doctorate, Higher Doctorate, Professional Doctorate and Honorary Doctorate.

Research Doctorates / PhD

Being awarded a research doctorate requires original research of sufficient quality to be publishable in peer-referred academic journal. Some universities require actually being published, while others merely require the sufficient standard of research. The Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD as it is commonly referred to is the most common and well known version of this degree throughout the world.  

The research requirement covers the submission of a substantial body of research by the candidate. This may take the form of either a single dissertation or thesis, or otherwise may also be comprised of several smaller project reports. Assessment is generally conducted by a small committee of examiners appointed by the university.

The layout of PhD programs or research doctorates vary from country to country. In some countries, such as the United States it is also common with a taught component as part of completing the Doctorate or PhD requirement. The minimum time requirement also varies from as little as three years, while some take up to ten years to complete their degree.

Higher Doctorates

Higher doctorates are a higher tier of research doctorates awarded for exceptional research in some countries such as the UK, Ireland and some Scandinavian and socialist block countries. Examples of higher doctorates to be awarded are Doctore of Sciences (DSc/ScD) and Doctor of Letters (Dlitt/LittD) in the UK and Ireland along with Doctors of theology, law or medicine awarded in for exaple Denmark.

Professional Doctorates

Professional doctorates are commonly awarded not for academic research, but for a profession within law, medicine, theology or pharmacy for example.

Professional doctorate can also be used when referring to research doctorates that deal with applied research, which is used for professional purposes.

Honorary Doctorates

Honorary doctorates are awarded by universities to formally recognize someone's outstanding contributions to a particular field or philanthropic efforts. In this case the university waives the formal requirements for awarding the doctorate degree.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctorate

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