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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 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 Educational Psychology
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
This three-year PhD program can be studied either full- or part-time and is based on an individualized plan created with...
PhD in European and International Law
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Through this PhD program from Palacký University Olomouc, students will explore research in European and International law, under the supervision of...
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 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 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 undertake...
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 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....
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 wide...
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...
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 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....
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 Hector...
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...
Doctoral Program of Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control
Northwest A&F University
Doctorate / PhD
Shaanxi 陕西, China
The PhD in agricultural entomology and pest control program provides training in insect systematics and biological diversity, insect ecology and integrated...
PhD in Materials Science & Mechanical Engineering
Harvard
Doctorate / PhD
Cambridge, United States of America
Mechanical engineering research ranges from fundamental work in solid and fluid mechanics to diverse studies in materials, mechanical systems, and...
Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines M.D.(A.M.)
IBAM Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This 1-year course is conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and is duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under...
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 the Government...
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 Professional Practice Community Social Care Policy and Practice DProf
University of Central Lancashire
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
This course has embraced a totally unique method of doctoral study, as it is the first within the United Kingdom...
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Informatics, & Technical Cybernetics
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
The PhD in electrical engineering, informatics, and technical cybernetics program focuses on theoretical knowledge and practical skills for solutions in the...
PhD in Textile Engineering, Textile Techniques & Materials Engineering
Technical University of Liberec
Doctorate / PhD
Liberec, Czech Republic
Graduates of this PhD program gain a deep understanding of the field, enabling them to conduct creative and scientific work. They...
PhD in Economics
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 Education
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Walden’s Ph.D. in Education program offers educators and administrators the opportunity to grow as scholars and innovators in higher education....
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....
PhD in Health Services
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Ph.D. in Health ServicesThrough Walden’s Ph.D. in Health Services program you can prepare for a leadership role in the in-demand...
PhD in Public Health
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s Ph.D. in Public...
Ph.D. in International Relations and Diplomacy
AGS - The American Graduate School in Paris
Doctorate / PhD
Paris, France
The PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy at The American Graduate School in Paris is an English PhD program that...
Elite Performance DProf
University of Central Lancashire
Doctorate / PhD
Preston, England
The Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance (D.Prof) is an exciting and original initiative, capable of providing a high level, vocationally...
Cancer Biology and Therapy MSc Dermatology in Primary Care MSc
University of Central Lancashire
Doctorate / PhD
Preston, England
The DBA is specifically designed for experienced practitioners in business, industry and the professions, who are seeking to engage in...
Hector Fellow Academy Postdoctoral Program
Hector Fellow Academy
Doctorate / PhD
Germany
Hector Fellows are a community of outstanding scientists, who are recognized by the Hector Foundation for their performance, achievements, and...
Grenoble Ecole de Management DBA
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (6)
The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) aims for graduates to discern the emergent orientations to be applied within a company:...
Organization of Production
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University
Doctorate / PhD
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Organization of Production Students wishing to obtain admission to the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Management should contact the...
DBA
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice? Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)...
EDD
Walden University Online Education
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12...
DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicinal Chemistry
Oxford University
Doctorate / PhD
Oxford, England
The goal of the DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicinal Chemistry is to train a new generation of cardiovascular medicinal chemistry research...
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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