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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 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 Psychology
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Psychology at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through which...
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...
PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Mathematical analysis Functional equations Group algebras and its applications Differential geometry Diophantine and constructive number theory Probability theory Statistics and...
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 Molecular Medicine
Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
The Cyprus School of molecular medicine offers a PhD in molecular medicine which can be completed on a full time...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 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 Music Education
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
This PhD is offered both part time and full time and will equip highly motivated students with the necessary skills...
PhD in Public Health
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
Highly motivated students wanting to pursue a career in the academic research of public health will find this PhD program...
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 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 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 Occupational Safety and Health
European University Cyprus
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
Through this PhD program, students will gain a high standard of research skills applicable to the field of occupational safety...
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...
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...
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...
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 Finance
Stockholm School of Economics
Doctorate / PhD
Stockholm, Sweden
The SSE PhD in Finance is a full time four year doctoral studies program in English worth 240 ECTS. It...
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...
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 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...
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...
PhD Program
Maastricht School of Management - MSM
Doctorate / PhD
Maastricht, Netherlands
After receiving permission to proceed with the field research, PhD participants gather and analyze all the data and information from...
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...
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...
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 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 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...
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 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 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,...
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 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 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...
Doctorate Counselling Psychology
Teesside University
Doctorate / PhD
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
This PhD program from Teesside University produces competent psychology graduates through an education balanced with professional academic education and experiential training. The...
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....
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...
DBA - Doctorate in Business Administration
EU Business School Geneva
Doctorate / PhD
Geneva, Switzerland
Through this Doctorate in Business Administration program, students obtain an in depth specialization and expertise in a selected field of business...
Doctor of Legal Science (Research)
Bond University
Doctorate / PhD
Gold Coast, Australia
This program provides you with the research skills for academic careers in the university sector or research roles in law or...
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,...
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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