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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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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 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...
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%...
PhD Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM)
Cracow University of Economics (Krakow)
Doctorate / PhD
Krakow, Poland
Cracow University of Economics offers new, innovative part time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM).   These studies,...
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...
Hanken PhD Program
Hanken School of Economics
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
Hanken School of Economics has PhD studies that lead to an internationally recognized doctorate degree. Hanken is a research intensive...
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
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 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 doctorate...
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 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 provide...
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...
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 degree...
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....
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....
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 Physics
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Atomic and molecular physics Nuclear physics Solid state physics Interdisciplinary applications Particle physics...
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
PhD in Chemistry
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Reaction kinetics and catalysis Chemistry and chemical biology of carbohydrates Coordination chemistry Macromolecular and surface chemistry Environmental instrumental Analytical chemistry...
Doctor of Medicine
University of Sydney
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
During the last two years of the degree, students will be based in their clinical school. Clinical learning occurs at...
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...
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...
Sustainability PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD, students will gain advanced skills and knowledge in sustainable production systems, namely alternative energy development, sustainable mobility,...
PhD in Informatics
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Digital communication Knowledge management Sign processing Information systems and networks Operational research Numerical & discrete mathematics Image processing Computer geometry...
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...
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
University of Sydney
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
Intramural Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Extramural Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Elective Rotations...
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...
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...
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...
Research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, ProfD)
Glasgow Caledonian University
Doctorate / PhD
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow Caledonian University has about 900 FTE (full time equivalent) postgraduate students, including 25% in research and 75% in taught...
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...
PhD in Earth Sciences
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Landscape protection Climate Geomorphology and society Human geography...
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...
PhD in Environmental Geography
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Environmental Geography at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through...
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....
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...
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 Engineering - Mechatronics
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Engineering Mechatronics at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through...
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 Neuroscience
Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in neuroscience. The challenging curriculum includes mandatory courses which...
PhD in Law
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
Students will be able to gain the highest degree offered by the EU Cyprus law department with this PhD in...
PhD in Biology and Environmental Sciences
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Biodiversity Molecular and physiological organization of bio regulation Water environment protection Hydrobiology Quantitative ecology...
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...
PhD in Physiotherapy
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
Students interested in the field of physiotherapy will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become an excellent researcher through...
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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