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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 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 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 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 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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
PhD in Culture Studies
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
Doctorate / PhD
Lisbon, Portugal
Culture Studies have come of age over the last two decades. Within the framework of the crisis in the humanities...
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 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 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....
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...
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...
PhD in International Relations
Kadir Has Universitesi
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
The PhD program in international relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis...
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 Machine and Equipment Design
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The PhD in machines and equipment design is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of design...
PhD in Physical Chemistry
Brno University of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
Physical Chemistry The specialization trains professionals who will be able to participate in highly qualified scientific and research activities based...
PhD in Business Administration
Turiba University
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
In the PhD in business administration program, you'll acquire new competences in corporate management, and learn how to critically and creatively...
PhD in Engineering Informatics
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
This PhD in engineering informatics provides students with advanced knowledge in mathematics and the disciplines of engineering informatics, such as generalized information...
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 Business Management
Ventspils University College
Doctorate / PhD
Ventspils, Latvia
The PhD in business management is designed for specialists with work experience in management of commercial operations and administration of organizations....
PhD in Automatic Control and Informatics
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
This PhD program in automatic control and informatics provides students further knowledge in mathematics and the component disciplines of technical...
PhD in Food Technology
Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Doctorate / PhD
Zlin, Czech Republic
The PhD in food technology program concentrates on food production and processing, employing and developing the knowledge of biological, chemical, engineering...
PhD in Applied Chemistry
Tianjin University
Doctorate / PhD
Tianjin, China
The School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST) was founded in July, 2000 and is led by Professor Jay S....
Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy, M.D.(E.H.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This is a 1 year post graduate course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly registered by...
Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This is a 1.5 year course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly registered by the...
Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines, Ph.D.(A.M.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Are you excited to conduct research in alternative medicines and publish your findings? The Indian Board of Alternative Medicine awards...
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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