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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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PhD in Medical Genetics
Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine offers a PhD in medical genetics which can be completed on a full-time or...
PhD in Industrial, Computer and Environmental Engineering
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
One of the main objectives of the social and economic developments of the Canary Islands is the promotion of research...
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...
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 information...
PhD in Nursing
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Nursing at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through which...
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 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 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 Atlantic Islands: History, Heritage and Institutional Legal Framework
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
The PhD in Atlantic Islands: History, Heritage and Institutional Legal Framework is designed to cover the characteristics of the Atlantic...
PhD in Territory and Society: Historical Evolution in a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe)
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
The PhD in Territory and Society: Historical Evolution in a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe) stemmed from the collaboration...
Ph.D in Business Administration
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Doctorate / PhD
Grenoble, France
The PhD in Business Administration is a doctoral program, which addresses the profitable students of a bachelor or a Master's...
Engineering of Civil and Mechanical Structural Systems
University of Trento
Doctorate / PhD
Trento, Italy
The Civil and Mechanical Structural Systems Doctoral School program is aimed at providing students with a strong background in Solid...
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...
Doctorate in Business
AGSB - American Graduate School of Business
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...
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...
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 key...
Juris Doctor
Bond University
Doctorate / PhD
Gold Coast, Australia
Legal research and analysis Legal writing and drafting Negotiation and dispute resolution Advocacy and oral presentation Client interviewing and communication...
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...
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 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...
PhD in Sociology
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Through this PhD program from Palacký University Olomouc, students will gain an advanced-level education in research and development of contemporary...
Doctorate in IT (DIT)
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This applied doctoral degree program is designed to enhance your technical expertise while developing the leadership skills you need to...
PhD in Law
Turiba University
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
In the PhD law program, you'll explore the areas and sub-sectors of legal science such as theory and history of...
Doctoral School of Philosophy
ELTE Eötvös Loránd
Doctorate / PhD
Budapest, Hungary
The Psychology PhD Programme is intended for students that wish to pursue a research-oriented career in Psychology, students who interested...
Doctorate in Geospatial Information Technology
Wuhan University 武汉大学 School of International Education
Doctorate / PhD
Wuhan, China
Through the International School of GeoInformatics at Wuhan University, students gain master and doctorate-level education and an internationally recognized degree....
Doctorate in Environmental Law & Policy
Wuhan University 武汉大学 School of International Education
Doctorate / PhD
Wuhan, China
This PhD program in Environmental Law & Policy includes the following specializations:  Chinese Environmental Law & Policy International Environmental Law...
PhD in Law, Society and Tourism
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
The PhD in Law, Society and Tourism is a doctoral program offered from the University of La Laguna. Request Information...
Doctoral School of Education
ELTE Eötvös Loránd
Doctorate / PhD
Budapest, Hungary
The Education PhD programme comprises of both course-based and research-based elements. The aim of the doctoral programme is to enable...
PhD in Nursing
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
This PhD program aims to give students the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in academic research in...
PhD in Philosophy
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
This three-year PhD program is offered both as a full-time and distance study program and offers students the opportunity to...
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 History
Sabanci University
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
The aim of the History PhD program is to provide an opportunity for students to acquire a solid academic basis...
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 Applied Economics
K.U.Leuven
         
(1)
Doctorate / PhD
Leuven, Belgium
The PhD programme in Applied Economics is an advanced four-year programme designed to train future researchers in one of 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 study if you...
PhD in Kinanthropology
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Through this PhD program from Palacký University Olomouc, students will be able to customize their study path towards one of the...
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....
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 students...
PhD in Finance
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, active...
PhD in Physical and Material Engineering
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Physical and Materials Engineering The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on...
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 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 in Psychology
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Walden University’s Ph.D. in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and...
PhD in Management
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, active...
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 Management
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Whether you seek to share your expertise as an educator, a consultant, or a business leader, Walden’s ACBSP-accredited Ph.D. in...
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....
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 program is...
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....
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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