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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Applied Chemistry Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Applied Chemistry Doctor's Degree programme....
Astrophysical Sciences and Technology PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD, students will explore the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the Earth using technology and knowledge in this...
Biochemical Engineering Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Biochemical Engineering programme....
Cancer Biology and Therapy MSc Dermatology in Primary Care MSc
University of Central Lancashire
Doctorate / PhD
Preston, England
The DBA is specifically designed for experienced practitioners in business, industry and the professions, who are seeking to engage in...
Chemical Engineering and Technology Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Chemical Engineering and Technology Doctor's Degree programme....
Chemical Processing Machinery Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Chemical Processing Machinery Doctor's Degree programme....
Color Science PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD, students will gain a multidisciplinary education, exploring physics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, neuroscience and psychology and...
Computing and Information Sciences PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD, students will become independent and cutting edge scholars, educators and researchers in the field of computing and...
Controlling Theory and Engineering Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Controlling Theory and Engineering Doctor's Degree programme....
Cranfield Executive Doctorate
Cranfield School of Management
Doctorate / PhD
Bedfordshire, England
The Cranfield Executive Doctorate is a unique, research based and issue driven program and it launches an accelerated path to...
Cranfield PhD in Management
Cranfield School of Management
Doctorate / PhD
Bedfordshire, England
The Cranfield PhD in Management enables students to form the management knowledge of the future and to make substantial advancements...
DBA - Doctorate in Business Administration
EU Business School Geneva
Doctorate / PhD
Geneva, Switzerland
EU Business School Geneva offers a DBA Doctorate in Business Administration program. Through this program, students obtain an in depth...
DBA - Doctorate in Business Administration
EU Business School Montreux
Doctorate / PhD
Montreux, Switzerland
EU Business School Montreux offers a DBA Doctorate in Business Administration program. Through this program, students obtain an in depth...
DBA with an emphasis on Sustainability Management
Sustainability Management School
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
The main focus of the research program is placed on the innovative integration of business knowledge with sustainable development issues....
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
Doctorate / PhD
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Doctor of Business Administration ( DBA ) programme is directed towards MBA graduates who want to further deepen their...
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Maastricht School of Management - MSM
Doctorate / PhD
Maastricht, Netherlands
MsM’s DBA program, accredited by the Association of MBAs, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, and Accreditation Council for Business...
Doctor of Business Administration (DBAR)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
The focus of the  Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Southern Queensland in Queensland, Australia is to...
Doctor of Education (DEDU)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
The  Doctor of Education (DEDU) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Queensland, Australia is a professional and research...
Doctor of International Relations
Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
         
(1)
Doctorate / PhD
Geneva, Switzerland
Through this well rounded doctorate, students will gain an in depth and interdisciplinary education in International Relations and Diplomacy. This...
Doctor of Legal Science (Research)
Bond University
Doctorate / PhD
Gold Coast, Australia
The Doctor of Legal Science Research Program is a combination of coursework over 2 semesters and a 50,000 word thesis....
Doctor of Medicine
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
This Doctor of Medicine program is taught in Cyprus and is completed over six years. Students will gain an overview of...
Doctor of Medicine
University of Sydney
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
Through this four year Doctor of Medicine program, students will have an opportunity to undertake both research at world renown...
Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture, M.D.(Acu)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This is a 1 year course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly Registered by the Government of...
Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines M.D.(A.M.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This 1 year course is conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal...
Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy, M.D.(E.H.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This is a 1 year post graduate course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly registered by...
Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This is a 1.5 year course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly registered by the...
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This is a 1.5 year course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly registered by the...
Doctor of Philosophy
Bond University
Doctorate / PhD
Gold Coast, Australia
The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both...
Doctor of Philosophy
University of New England
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
The Doctor of Philosophy at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a 144 credit education program made...
Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
The  Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Queensland, Australia is a research based education...
Doctor of Philosophy (Ehs)
Charles Darwin University
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ehs) at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia is an education programme which facilitates students' comprehensive...
Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines, Ph.D.(A.M.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Are you excited to conduct research in alternative medicines and publish your findings? The Indian Board of Alternative Medicine awards...
Doctor of Philosophy Research Programme
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Doctorate / PhD
Sintok, Malaysia
The Doctor of Philosophy Research Programme at the UUM College of Arts and Sciences in Malaysia is a full research...
Doctor of Physiotherapy
Bond University
Doctorate / PhD
Gold Coast, Australia
The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for...
Doctor of Professional Practice Community Social Care Policy and Practice DProf
University of Central Lancashire
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This course has embraced a totally unique method of doctoral study, as it is the first within the United Kingdom...
Doctor of Professional Studies (DPST)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Hervey Bay, Australia
The Doctor of Professional Studies is designed to enable professionals to engage in the highest form of authentic learning: to...
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
JCU Singapore
Doctorate / PhD
Singapore, Singapore
The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) program from JCU Singapore is a professional doctorate program focused on improving students’ specialist skills...
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) (DPCL)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Toowoomba, Australia
The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) has been developed to meet the needs of Psychologists wishing to achieve the highest specialisation...
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
University of Sydney
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
Through this brand new, internationally accredited doctorate program, students graduate as a registered veterinary practitioner, equipped with the skills to...
Doctoral Program
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Doctorate / PhD
Vallendar, Germany
The WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management Doctoral Program is designed for applicants who have completed a diploma or master program...
Doctoral Program of Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control
Northwest A&F University
Doctorate / PhD
Shaanxi 陕西, China
The PhD in agricultural entomology and pest control program provides training in insect systematics and biological diversity, insect ecology and integrated...
Doctorate in Business
AGSB University
Doctorate / PhD
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Direct contact and guidance by highly qualified professors and experts to supervise the candidate’s research. 75 credit hours of research methodology...
Doctorate in Business Administration
Business School Lausanne
         
(1)
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
The BSL Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program gives you the opportunity to work on a global research project in...
Doctorate in Business Administration
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The Doctorate in Business Administration at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme is...
Doctorate of Education - Higher Education
University of Liverpool Online Programmes
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and academic credentials to play a leading role in Higher Education around the globe. The 100%...
DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicinal Chemistry
Oxford University
Doctorate / PhD
Oxford, England
The goal of the DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicinal Chemistry is to train a new generation of cardiovascular medicinal chemistry research...
D.Psych Counselling Psychology
Glasgow Caledonian University
         
(1)
Doctorate / PhD
Glasgow, Scotland
D.Psych Counselling Psychology allows a curriculum of modules that are relevant to psychology graduates looking to enhance their competencies in...
Elite Performance DProf
University of Central Lancashire
Doctorate / PhD
Preston, England
The Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance (D.Prof) is an exciting and original initiative, capable of providing a high level, vocationally...
Engineering Doctorate (ENGD)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
The aim of the Engineering Doctorate program is to enhance the skills of already high performing professional engineers in the...
Engineering PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD program, students will be equipped with the skills needed to tackle some of the most daunting and...
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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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