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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 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 Communication Management
Turiba University
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
In the PhD in communication management program, you'll gain a deep understanding of integrated marketing, communication science, and strategic management practices....
PhD in PPA
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Change your world and the world around you with a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. One...
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...
Doctorate in Business Administration
Business School Lausanne
         
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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...
Doctor of Business Management
BA School of Business and Finance - Banku Augstskola
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
Specifically designed based on global trends and changes in the business environment, the program aims to deliver high value, both...
Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH)
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Would you like to lead the effort to advance public health practices in community-based settings? Walden University’s Doctor of Public...
Doctor of Professional Studies (DPRS)
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...
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 Company Management and Economics
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Company Management and Economics This research may take the form of various kinds of publication, in particular monographs, chapters of...
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 Manufacturing Technology
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Manufacturing Technology When the program is successfully completed, the academic title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded. This course is designed...
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 Applied Natural Sciences
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Applied Mathematics The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science masters program. The admission procedure consists of...
PhD in Machines and Equipment
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Design and Process Engineering Student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study program. The admission procedure...
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...
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 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 Electronics Engineering
Kadir Has Universitesi
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
The doctoral program in electronics engineering  focuses on telecommunications technologies, wireless communications, sensor networks, microwave systems and control. This electronics...
PhD in Clinical Psychology
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Through this three-year PhD program from Palacký University Olomouc, students will explore scientific research and development of theoretical bases of clinical psychology,...
PhD in Maritime Affairs
World Maritime University
Doctorate / PhD
Malmö, Sweden
The PhD program offers students the opportunity to carry out research across the maritime field, but with an emphasis on issues...
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 Applied Sciences in Engineering
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Applied Mechanics Student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study program. The admission procedure consists of...
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Bioinformatics and Biocomputing Computer-based and Embedded Systems Computer Networks Computer Graphics and Multimedia Information Systems Intelligent Systems Safety and Security...
PhD in System Engineering, Informatics, & Economics
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The aim of the PhD in system engineering, informatics, and economics program is to provide students with a deep theoretical...
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 Electrical Engineering and Communication
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Biomedical Electronics and Biocybernetics Cybernetics, Control and Measurements Electronics and Communications Mathematics in Electrical Engineering Microelectronics and Technology Physical Electronics...
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 Applied Mechanics
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The doctoral study program in applied mechanics focuses on independent scientific and research projects in the field of mechanics. The...
PhD Multimedia and Design
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
This doctoral study program in multimedia and design place a strong emphasis on creating teams to tackle complex tasks. Teamwork in...
PhD in Manufacturing Systems and Processes
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The doctoral study program in manufacturing systems and processes is focused on scientific research and independent creative projects in the...
PhD in Management and Economics
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
In this PhD in management and economics program, students will improve their professional skills in order to solve highly challenging and...
PhD in Tools and Processes
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
Doctoral studies in the program in process engineering specializes in tools and processes, and is designed for independent research activities in...
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 West...
PhD in Material Engineering
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The doctoral program in material engineering is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of materials. Its...
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 Macromolecular Chemistry
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Chemistry of Macromolecular Materials Graduates of the PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry are capable of the critical evaluation of published scientific information...
PhD in Political Science
Sabanci University
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
Graduates of the Political Science Program may pursue their careers in business, public administration or other professions, others enroll in...
PhD in Technology of Macromolecular Compounds
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
This PhD in technology of macromolecular compounds, students will focus on advanced scientific research in the field of macromolecular development....
PhD in Advanced Materials and Nanosciences
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies Advanced Materials The aim of the CEITEC PhD School is to provide students from around the...
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 and knowledge...
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...
PhD in Political Science
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Under the direction of staff and tutors made up of experienced political scientists, and social and political theorists and historians,...
PhD in Private Law
Kadir Has Universitesi
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
The PhD program in private law has unique course options in areas such as: Contracts law Labor law Corporate law...
PhD in Computer Science and Engineering
Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen, CUHKSZ
Doctorate / PhD
Shenzhen, China
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen or CUHK(SZ), is a research intensive university that emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurship, and excellence....
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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