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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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...
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...
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
Physical Chemistry Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Physical Chemistry Doctor's Degree programme....
Polymer Chemistry and Physics Doctor’s Degree
Beijing University of Chemical Technology - BUCT
Doctorate / PhD
Beijing, China
Beijing University of Chemical Technology offers a Polymer Chemistry and Physics Doctor's Degree programme....
PhD in Advanced Materials and Nanosciences
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The CEITEC PhD School is innovative, interdisciplinary, fast growing, and internationally oriented. The program is offered through a strategic partnership...
PhD in Applied Natural Sciences
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The goal of the doctoral program is to provide outstanding graduates from MSc study programs a specialized university education of...
PhD in Applied Sciences in Engineering
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The goal of the doctoral study program is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programs with a specialized...
PhD in Civil Engineering
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
This doctoral program in civil engineering trains highly qualified professionals with theoretical knowledge. Students will formulate hypothesis and conduct research...
PhD in Company Management and Economics
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The Faculty of Business and Management at Brno University of Technology offers doctoral studies in combination with Company Management and...
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The goal of the doctoral program in computer science is to provide an outstanding education to students with specialized university educations...
PhD in Electrical Engineering and Communication
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The doctoral study program provides a specialized education to students in all branches of small power, as of high power electrical...
PhD in Machines and Equipment
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The goal of the doctoral study program is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study program with a specialized...
PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The post graduate Ph.D. in Macromolecular Chemistry independently addresses the scientific problems of the field. Students of the PhD program...
PhD in Manufacturing Technology
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
This doctoral study program focuses on manufacturing technologies mainly, machining, forming, welding, foundry and coatings, and the automation of technological...
PhD in Physical and Material Engineering
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The goal of the doctoral study program is to provide outstanding MSc graduates with advanced knowledge in physical and material...
PhD in Physical Chemistry
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
This PhD program trains highly qualified professionals who will be prepared for independent, creative, scientific and research activities in the...
Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology Doctoral
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology - Brno
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The Doctoral Study Programme at the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology Brno in the Czech Republic is taught through...
PhD Programme in Management and Business Administration
Corvinus University - Faculty of Business Administration
Doctorate / PhD
Budapest, Hungary
The PhD programme in Management and Business Administration aims to prepare students to carry out high quality research in management...
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 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 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 Environmental Science & Engineering
Harvard
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, United States of America
Our society’s influence on the natural world’s ecosystems and resources has never been more prominent or problematic than it is...
PhD in Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Harvard
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, United States of America
Mechanical engineering research ranges from fundamental work in solid and fluid mechanics to diverse studies in materials, mechanical systems, and...
PhD in Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, United States of America
A PhD from MIT certifies high ability and significant accomplishment in physics. Because research is central to graduate study in...
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 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 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 Futures Studies
University of Stellenbosch Business School
Doctorate / PhD
Cape Town, South Africa
This PhD program in Cape Town is internationally accredited and is the only PhD degree of its kind in Africa. The PhD...
PhD in Social Sciences
University of Cape Town
Doctorate / PhD
Cape Town, South Africa
The doctoral degree programme in Social Work at the University of Cape Town is research based and caters to a...
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...
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 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 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 Informatics
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
The PhD in Informatics at the University of Debrecen gives students the opportunity to become experts in the multidisciplinary field...
PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
The PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Debrecen gives students the opportunity to become experts in...
PhD in Physics
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
The PhD in Physics at the University of Debrecen offers students the opportunity to become experts in the field physics....
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...
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...
Hector Fellow Academy PhD Program
Hector Fellow Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Germany
Join the interdisciplinary network of top level scientists and carry out your own PhD project within a scientific discipline at...
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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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