Doctorate Degrees in Biology

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There are many PhD Biology programs located around the world, each offering unique programs and perspectives, with high quality education and professional faculty. Many PhD programs in Biology are innovative and interactive with students working closely with other students as well as faculty. 

PhD in Biology programs usually include gaining a solid foundation in biology knowledge base, as well as such concentrations as ecology, evolutionary biology, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and neuroscience. PhD programs in Biology usually consist of challenging coursework, seminars, laboratory work, research, and dissertation, all working closely with faculty. Graduates of PhD Biology programs are prepared to enter careers as educators and researchers at private and public institutions. 

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PhD in Biology

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. Degree requirements To obtain this degree, you take the following 60 credit hours of coursework: 45 units beyond the bachelor’s degree, covering the major principles of biological sciences 15 units or more BIO 799 to research, write, and defend your dissertation Additional requirements You must also: have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residence requirements pass the oral exam on your dissertation This doctoral degree allows advanced students to pursue their content and research skills while studying under faculty specialists in microbiology, botany, genetics, bioinformatics, human biology, ecology, and zoology. The program is enhanced by advanced research facilities that include the Deaver Herbarium, the Electron Microscope Facility, and the nationally prominent Microbial Genetic and Genomics Center, home to powerful research into anthrax, plague, and other bacterial-disease-causing infections. What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology? The Doctor of Philosophy program provides advanced training in research through focused coursework and extensive research experience, using an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. Students will develop expertise in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data at a level appropriate to the profession. University Requirements To receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses, from one or more disciplines, ranging from at least 60-109 units of graduate-level courses. Most plans require research, a dissertation, and comprehensive exams. All plans have residency requirements regarding time spent on the Flagstaff campus engaged in full-time study. In addition to University Requirements: Complete individual plan requirements. ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required. NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College. Transcripts For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include: GRE® revised General Test 3 letters of recommendation Personal statement or essay All applicants are expected to make email contact with potential faculty members in the department BEFORE APPLYING. Applicants should only apply if a mentor agrees to support the applicant. Knowledge of biology at the baccalaureate level One of the following: An earned thesis-based MS degree in a biological or related science Demonstrated research ability by being a responsible author on a scientific, peer-reviewed publication (journal article) Have equivalent credentials to above, which may include considerable relevant research experience, average GRE scores above the 70th national percentile in Verbal, Quantitative and Writing Ability, experience presenting scientific papers as an author at regional, national or international scientific meetings, with reference letters attesting to the student's performance and responsibility for the science reported at such venues. DOCTORAL REQUIREMENTS Take the following 60 units: Coursework, beyond the bachelor's degree, covering the major principles of biology (45 units) BIO 799, for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation (15 units) Please note that you may count only 15 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, experience tells us that our doctoral students in Biology end up taking an average of 36 units. This is due to the requirement that you register for BIO 799 for each semester during which you work on your dissertation. In addition, we require that you: Have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics Perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester Fulfill Northern Arizona University's residency requirements. (For more information about residency and other requirements that pertain to this degree, see Doctoral Requirements Policy.) Pass the oral exam on your dissertation (Dissertation Defense) Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor. [-]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future. The research areas of interest are:

 

Dug Discovery Tissue Engineering Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control and Optimization Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids ... [-]

PhD in Physiology

Maharishi University Of Management
Campus Part time September 2017 USA Fairfield

Faculty and graduate students of Maharishi University of Management continue to advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms and applications of natural, prevention-oriented methods for the health of the individual and society. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Faculty and graduate students of Maharishi University of Management continue to advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms and applications of natural, prevention-oriented methods for the health of the individual and society. This PhD in Physiology is a research program that is designed for graduate health professionals or those with a master’s in physiology, or the equivalent, to conduct original research on the effects of Maharishi AyurVedasm and the Transcendental Meditation program on health and physiology. The objectives of the PhD in Physiology program are: To give students training in research design and implementation at the doctoral level, leading to publication; and To provide a program for advanced original research on the effects of modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda, including Transcendental Meditation®. Examples of topics with faculty expertise available for research theses include: Aging Applied molecular biology Cardiovascular health Neuroscience applications in health Post-traumatic stress or stress-related mental health disorders [-]

PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. [+]

Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree) ECTS: 240 Duration: 4 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Biology The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. This program is inserted in the multidisciplinary research environment in the Molecular Biology and Environmental Centre. This doctoral program allows students to be provided with: i) advanced training in cutting-edge specialty areas ii) a stimulating scientific environment in high-quality research projects iii) preparation for an academic career or business, at home and abroad This postgraduate program counts with the collaboration of researchers/professors of high scientific merit and from national and international universities and institutes, in the following subjects: Molecular Biotechnology Biochemistry and Structural Biology Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis Cell Biology and Development Biomedicine and Health Biodiversity and Evolution Ecology and Environment To integrate this program of advanced studies and research, the student must have a high level of intellectual ability and work, and demonstrate personal motivation and professional ambition. Careers The completion of the PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology allows developing research activity at a post-doctoral level. At the end of this course, the scientific and technical skills acquired constitute a solid background to perform different professional activities, in particular in the fields of health, environment, industry, agriculture, and higher education. [-]

PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time September 2017 Qatar Doha

The multidisciplinary, taught programs are tailored to focus on fields that are central to the long-term aspirations and needs of Qatar and the region. They have been designed to train the next generation of scientists to be able to capitalize on a full spectrum of knowledge across the life sciences and to give students all the skills they need to translate research findings into clinical benefits... [+]

PhDs in Biology. PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. programs expose graduate students to state-of-the-art basic, clinical, and translational life sciences research. The multidisciplinary, taught programs are tailored to focus on fields that are central to the long-term aspirations and needs of Qatar and the region. They have been designed to train the next generation of scientists to be able to capitalize on a full spectrum of knowledge across the life sciences and to give students all the skills they need to translate research findings into clinical benefits. The Biological and Biomedical Sciences program are delivered by highly experienced faculty from around the world, who have been handpicked based on their expertise and competence in key subject areas. Admissions requirements Applicants seeking admission to the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) graduate program must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. They must have an excellent undergraduate academic record with a strong background in science and evidence of coursework in biological or medical sciences. Particularly for admission to the Ph.D. program, prior research experience will be seen as favorable. In addition, applicants with a background in computer science, engineering, or mathematics will also be considered if they are interested in pursuing studies in bioinformatics and computational biology. Applicants are required to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants who are fluent in English may be exempt from this requirement. While the GRE is not required for admission to the BBS graduate program, a strong GRE score will help strengthen the applicant’s admission material, particularly when applying for the Ph.D. program. All applications are reviewed by the HBKU-BBS Masters/Ph.D. Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC), who will make the final decision regarding admission. [-]

PhD in Food Science & Engineering

Dalian Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 China Dalian

PhD in Food Science & Engineering [+]

PhD in Food Science & Engineering Admission Requirements Holding a master’s degree Two Recommendation Letters from Professors Passing DPU Admission Examination Being aged at 18 to 45 Minimum Requirement of HSK 6 Level Application Procedures "“Application Form For International Students To Study In DPU” 1 Copy of Bachelor degree certificate Transcripts Recommendations of two professors or associate professors 6 photos (3cmX4cm) 1 copy of passport" Scholarships Types Amount(RMB) Chinese Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Chinese Government Scholarship Status》 Liaoning Government Scholarship: According to《Measures of Liaoning Government Scholarship Status》 Dalian Municipal Government Scholarship: 15,000RMB/year DPU First-class Scholarship: 3,000RMB/year DPU Second-class Scholarship: 2,000RMB/year DPU Third-class Scholarship: 1,000RMB/year Individual Scholarship for Activities: 500RMB/year [-]

PhD, MSc, BSc in Marine Biology

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Campus Full time

Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Biology & Marine Biology Mission Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW strives to train the next generation of scientists and educators, and prepare all students to make sound judgments based on a solid foundation of biological principles. The department provides an environment in which excellent teaching coupled with diverse research opportunities encourage our faculty to become leaders in their discipline. Our teaching emphasizes current theories of biological science, knowledge of basic investigative skills, and methods of critical inquiry. Our research programs, in both applied and basic aspects of discovery, value investigations of biological phenomena that impact the quality of life in our region and beyond. We lend our professional expertise to all endeavors that work for the improvement of the human condition and our environment. We believe the importance of modern biological principles must transcend the university classroom and enable our students to contribute as global citizens. Degrees Offered The Department of Biology and Marine Biology offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in marine biology, both of which prepare students for advanced study, and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in biology, a more flexible program which can be designed to meet personal educational goals. Students may also choose professional programs in Teacher Certification for Secondary Science (Biological Sciences) or Pre-professional programs in the Health Sciences. Graduate degrees offered by the Department of Biology and Marine Biology include the Master of Science (M.S.) in biology, the Master of Science (M.S.) in marine biology, and the Ph.D. in marine biology. Facilities Undergraduate courses are taught mostly in the Dobo and Friday Halls. These facilities include state-of-the-art lecture halls, teaching laboratories, seminar rooms, and a computer lab. Many faculty members have their offices and research laboratories in these buildings as well. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology also has extensive facilities in the Center for Marine Science located a short distance from the campus. Facilities at the Center for Marine Science include a classroom, a large teaching laboratory, aquarium and collection rooms, and smaller laboratories for student research. In addition, some Biology and Marine Biology faculty members have their offices and laboratory space at CMS. The department maintains a modern 2250-square-foot greenhouse, a vertebrate range, and a herbarium. The Kresge Greenhouse provides facilities for faculty and student research projects and for laboratory exercises. The vertebrate range allows preparation and storage of vertebrate research and teaching collections. The herbarium is the repository for dried collections of algae, fungi, bryophytes and vascular plants. The function and activities of the herbarium include documentation of the vegetation of the regions in which the specimens are collected, serving as a source of teaching and research material and serving as a source of information to persons interested in the identification of plants. Classroom and laboratory instruction is supplemented by field trips to adjacent oceanic, estuarine and terrestrial natural laboratories, including the Bluthenthal Wildflower Preserve and the Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve. Ph.D. Program The Department of Biology and Marine Biology offers a program of study and research leading to the doctor of philosophy in marine biology. The program provides students with a broad background and overview of the fields comprising marine biology and make use of the diverse interests of the marine biology faculty within the department. As is generally the case, the Ph.D. program is primarily a research degree. As such, it is intended to serve students with interests in conducting research in academia, industry, and government along with those who intend to become faculty in undergraduate teaching institutions, managers in technology-based industries and policy makers in government. Students will learn the process of identifying, defining and solving an original research problem. The program also includes a teaching practicum with classroom instruction in pedagogical techniques and technologies along with lecture experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Ph.D. Marine Biology Student Learning Outcomes Learning Outcome #1a: A graduate student should be able to develop a research plan. Learning Outcome #1b: A graduate student should be able to present and defend a research plan. Learning Outcome #2: A graduate student should be able to independently answer questions regarding their research field. Learning Objective #3: A graduate student should be able to communicate his or her research to a broadly-trained public audience. Learning Objective #4: A graduate student should be able to write up his or her research in the form of a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. Documents to be submitted for admission: All applicants must submit: An application for graduate admission Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate) Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing and subject test in biology) Three recommendations with accompanying letters by individuals in professionally relevant fields, one from the intended faculty mentor. Official score on the TOEFL (if applicable). TOEFL scores are good for two years from the date the test is administered. Current curriculum vitae Detailed summary of M.S. thesis research (maximum of three pages) Statement of interest for Ph.D. research (maximum of three pages) Reprints or copies of any publications (if applicable) Application and supporting documents must be submitted by the published deadline M.S. Programs The graduate programs in marine biology and biology are designed (1) to prepare students for further graduate work leading to a Ph.D.; (2) to provide professional biologists with advanced research and educational opportunities; (3) to prepare students as managers of coastal and marine resources, trained to deal with contemporary problems in the environment; and (4) to provide students with a broad-based graduate program allowing for specialization in the diverse fields of inquiry represented by the faculty of the department. M.S. Biology and Marine Biology Student Learning Outcomes Learning Outcome #1a: A graduate student should be able to develop a research plan. Learning Outcome #1b: A graduate student should be able to present and defend a research plan. Learning Outcome #2: A graduate student should be able to independently answer questions regarding their research field. Learning Objective #3: A graduate student should be able to communicate his or her research to a broadly-trained public audience. Learning Objective #4: A graduate student should be able to write up his or her research in the form of a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. Admission Criteria Applicants seeking admission to the graduate programs in marine biology and biology are required to submit all of the following to the Graduate School: An application for graduate admission Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate) Official scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, analytical writing) Three recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields Resume Research Areas Form/Statement of Interest Form Application Deadlines Students may be admitted to the programs at the beginning of any academic semester. The Graduate School must receive completed applications by June 15 midnight EST for fall enrollment and November 30 midnight EST for spring enrollment. Assistantships are generally awarded to students prior to the beginning of the fall semester. To be considered for an assistantship, completed applications for fall admission must be received by the Graduate School no later than March 15 midnight EST. Teaching Assistantships Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are responsible for teaching 2 to 3 laboratory sections each semester in introductory (100 & 200 level), intermediate (300 level) and some advanced (400 level) courses. GTAs are not responsible for lecture sections of any course. Teaching responsibilities of GTAs are restricted to a short introduction to the laboratory, to the oversight of the conducting of the laboratory, and to the grading of laboratory reports and quizzes. GTAs teaching 2 laboratory sections generally have some preparatory responsibility for a laboratory. All GTAs are under the direct supervision of the faculty member in charge of the course. Program Attributes The Department of Biology and Marine Biology of the University of North Carolina Wilmington began offering the master of science in marine biology program in 1980 and the master of science in biology in 1989. Since the inception of these programs, we have graduated 458 students. The programs have gained an international reputation and have averaged 110 applications per year over the past six years for fall admission. The programs are selective, admitting 20% of applicants on average. The rate of matriculation of accepted students has also been high, with a mean of 88% for the past three years. The programs have been highly successful based upon a number of performance measures. Over the past seven years, the modal time to graduation was 2.5 years and the placement rate for graduates in Ph.D. programs and jobs in the field has been 92.4%. Graduate students have been extremely prolific in both publishing scientific papers and making presentations at regional, national and international scientific meetings. The number of such publications over the past five years has exceeded 70 and presentations number in excess of 120. This represents approximately 1.5 presentations and 1 publication per graduating M.S. student for these years. The graduate programs operate in a dynamic and growing department with a strong and productive faculty. The graduate faculty are all engaged in active research programs, have substantial records of publication and grant support. External funding in the department has more than doubled over the past five years with new grants exceeding $3.2 million this year. The graduate programs also integrate well with strong undergraduate programs in biology and marine biology. Graduate students serve vital roles as teaching assistants for numerous undergraduate laboratory sections. All of the students in the graduate programs are supported with stipends, either as teaching or research assistants. The stipend levels have increased over the period of this review and are currently $11,000. Presently, all of our students who are not classified as North Carolina residents receive a 6-8 credit hour out-of-state tuition remission or grant that pays the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Out-of-state tuition remissions are competitive. Degree Requirements The program requires 30 semester hours of graduate study. Six semester hours of credit may be transferred from another accredited institution. Grades earned on transfer work must be equivalent to “B” or better. A minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate study must be completed in residence. No more than nine hours of graduate level courses offered by other science departments at UNCW may be applied toward the degree. Undergraduate courses taken to make up deficiencies will not count toward the 30 hours required. All deficiencies must be remedied prior to graduation. The student must successfully complete a comprehensive examination based on prior coursework and an oral defense of the thesis. Each student will present a thesis, based on original research, acceptable to the thesis advisory committee, prior to graduation. Each student must complete an approved course of study within five years of the date of the first registration for graduate study. Graduate School Application Deadlines Fall Semester - June 15 midnight EST (Encouraged to apply by March 15 midnight EST) Spring Semester - November 30 midnight EST (Encouraged to apply by October 15 midnight EST Undergraduate Program Requirements for Admission to the Biology or Marine Biology Program 1. Completion of 24 semester hours of credit with at least a 2.0 overall grade point average from an accredited four year university or college; or an associates degree from an accredited two year college. 2. Completion of BIO 201 (Principles of Biology: Cells) and 202 (Principles of Biology: Biodiversity), or equivalent courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in both courses. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology offers five undergraduate degree programs to meet students’ needs. The B.S. Biology degree provides the background needed for further education in graduate or professional schools as well as jobs at the baccalaureate level. This program supports plans for pre-health professionals, pre-veterinary science, conservation biology, and molecular or clinical interests. The B.S. Marine Biology degree provides a firm foundation in the biological sciences with an emphasis on marine biology, preparing the student for graduate study in marine biology or for jobs at the baccalaureate level. This program makes full use of the natural laboratories provided by nearby ocean, marsh, tidal flat and estuarine habitats surrounding the campus. The B.A. Biology degree is a flexible program that can be designed by the student and advisor to meet personal educational goals or specific licensure requirements on both the undergraduate/graduate level. Classroom and laboratory instruction is supplemented by field trips to adjacent oceanic, estuarine, and terrestrial laboratories. The department maintains a modern 2,250 square-foot greenhouse, extensive plant and animal collections, and a state-of-the-art microscopy center. Additionally, UNCW manages several terrestrial and marine areas used for classroom activities and the Center for Marine Science providing access and support for marine and estuarine work. Opportunities for Involvement in Research A major emphasis of the programs offered by the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW is student involvement in research activities. Teaching and research with well-planned laboratory and field studies create opportunities for students to learn and to practice skills necessary for professional development in the sciences. Our faculty encourage student participation in research through a variety of means, including honors work, directed independent research projects, internships, and student research assistantships. These research activities have resulted in opportunities for students to present at scientific meetings and to contribute with faculty to research publications as well as participate in faculty-led, cutting edge research projects. Careers in Biology and Marine Biology A degree in biology or marine biology provides the background for entrance into many exciting careers in the biological sciences, including biomedical professions, teaching, environmental work, work with agencies, both public and private, as well as research and collaboration in the fields within the discipline. Many of our graduates become leaders and innovators working in exciting careers for state or federal agencies, colleges or universities, biomedical or veterinary firms, private companies, or conservation organizations. Teaching in public schools or at the college level is a critical need in a knowledge-based economy and a career pursued by many of our graduates. Students in the department have access to a full-time departmental advisor as well as faculty advisors for marine and environmental sciences, medical/professional schools, pre-veterinarian careers, and other biological disciplines. Requirements for Admission to a Major in Biology or Marine Biology A student may declare a major in biology or marine biology after completing BIO 201 and BIO 202, or equivalent courses, with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in both courses, and the completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit. Transfer students wishing to declare a major in biology or marine biology must meet admission requirements, which are: completion of 24 semester credit hours from an accredited four-year college or university and a 2.00 grade point average in two biology courses with labs, preferably BIO 201 and BIO 202 , or equivalents; or, completion of an associate degree from an accredited two-year college and a 2.00 grade point average in two biology courses with labs. Students who apply to the Department of Biology and Marine Biology and do not meet the admission requirements will be considered pre-majors. All students who desire a degree in biology or marine biology must meet the admissions requirements and declare a major to be eligible to graduate. [-]

PhD of Science in Biological Sciences

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Windsor

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities for advanced independent research and study, culminating in presentation and defense of a dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is normally completed in three to five years (a two-year minimum applies if students already hold a recognized M.Sc. degree). During this time, students take a minimum of three courses and present three departmental seminars. [+]

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities for advanced independent research and study, culminating in presentation and defense of a dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is normally completed in three to five years (a two-year minimum applies if students already hold a recognized M.Sc. degree). During this time, students take a minimum of three courses and present three departmental seminars. Excellence in Graduate Research The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor offers outstanding graduate training for both Master’s and Doctoral level studies. Our faculty are outstanding biologists with international reputations as excellent researchers. Our graduates have achieved success at all levels of academia, industry, and government, and have also used their education as a springboard to success in professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy. Graduate studies at University of Windsor are structured toward the advancement of research. Our programs are designed to provide flexibility in course requirements so that you can tailor your program to enhance your research training and productivity. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs engage research at every level of focus from molecular processes to the ecosystem, using microbial, plant, and animal systems. Outstanding Facilities The Biology Building occupies over 6,040 square meters of office and laboratory space. We have numerous special facilities that support outstanding research across the biological sciences. For studies in cell, molecular, and developmental biology: Molecular biology core facility State-of-the-art confocal microscopy facilities Automated sequencers and DNA cloning technology Microarray technology and a bioinformatics server Cell culture rooms Laboratories that meet international standards for recombinant DNA technology procedures For studies in ecology, evolution, environmental, and behavioural biology: Facilities for the care of mammals, birds, amphibians, and fishes Incubators and environmental walk-in chambers Access to research stations throughout Canada and the tropics Multi-passenger vans and boats An extensive greenhouse facility An experimental fish hatchery The Pelee Environmental Research Centre The Department of Biological Sciences shares a close association with the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) which is housed on campus, and with the nearby Harrow Research Station of Agriculture Canada. How to apply Interested students should communicate directly with the professors in our department. Each professor maintains a webpage that explains their research interests and outlines graduate student positions available in their laboratories: www.uwindsor.ca/biology/graduate (click on the “Faculty and Staff” link). Once you have communicated with a prospective supervisor, the application process to the graduate program at the University of Windsor can be completed online. Admission Requirements Applicants with an honours degree in Biological Sciences or related field and who have been judged to be outstanding students may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program. Applicants holding an M.Sc. degree or equivalent from the University of Windsor or from another recognized university or college may be admitted to the Ph.D. program with advanced standing in course work as described below. Program Requirements Students may pursue one of the following fields within the PhD in Biological Sciences: 1) Molecular/Cellular Biology; 2) Ecology, Evolution, Environment, and Behaviour; and 3) Neuroscience and Behaviour. Course Work: Students proceeding toward the Ph.D. degree will follow one of the programs given below: 1) Students proceeding directly to the Ph.D. from an Honours B.Sc. degree will be expected to: comply with the general regulations; attend all departmental seminars in Biological Sciences (formal presentations of visiting speakers; graduate student seminars, thesis defense presentations and dissertation defense presentations) each year of full-time registration; present a departmental seminar in each year of enrollment (the dissertation defense may count as one of these); successfully complete a minimum of three (3) graduate courses. With the approval of the Doctoral Committee, courses may be in a cognate area. Statistics 65-453 (Statistics for Life/Social Sciences) may be allowed for graduate credit; complete a dissertation embodying the results of an original investigation; defend the dissertation at a public lecture or seminar. Students recommended and approved for transfer into the Ph.D. program after having completed between 12 and 15 months and one course (1) with at least an A- grade of a M.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor will normally receive one credit during the M.Sc. program and require two more credits at the Ph.D. level for a total of three (3) courses. 2) Students entering into a Ph.D. program with an M.Sc. degree will be expected to: comply with the general requirements; attend all departmental seminars in Biological Sciences (formal presentations of visiting speakers, graduate student seminars, thesis defense presentations and dissertation defense presentations) each year of full-time registration; present a departmental seminar in each year of enrollment (the dissertation defense may count as one of these); successfully complete a minimum of two graduate courses which may be in a cognate area. With the approval of the Doctoral Committee, courses may be in a cognate area. Statistics 65-453 (Statistics for Life/Social Sciences) may be allowed for graduate credit; complete a dissertation embodying the results of an original investigation; defend the dissertation at a public lecture or seminar. [-]

PhD In Biology

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Lévis Rimouski

The PhD in biology aims at acquiring and deepening the necessary knowledge and skills to advanced research in biology. [+]

PhDs in Biology. The PhD in biology aims at acquiring and deepening the necessary knowledge and skills to advanced research in biology. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Offered jointly with the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), the program includes budget management training objectives and people as well as pedagogy. Program Structure The PhD in biology involves the writing of a dissertation of 76 credits to deepen a topic in biology field of specialization. As part of the training, the candidates will develop an analytical mind and the theoretical thinking skills able to advance their research. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest History of vegetation and sedimentation in floodplains Impact of the severity and frequency of fires on forests Long-term impact of logging on biodiversity Ecophysiology and molecular ecology Coadaptations and evolution of mitochondrial genomes and nuclear Adaptations and evolution of animal energy metabolism Aquaculture (genetics, nutrition, conditioning) Genetics Arctic shellfish populations Conservation genetics Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES The general objective of the program is to enable the acquisition and deepening of disciplinary knowledge in biology. More specifically, the PhD is to develop the skills of students in terms of advanced research in biology in order to complete their training as scientists. In addition, the program requirements will bring the candidates to develop an analytical mind and the theoretical thinking skills able to advance their research. Joining as a concern of the Council of Universities and a real need as expressed by many workers out of traditional molds, budget management training and personal goals as well as education are included in the program. The program offered by UQAR is an extension of UQAM program. [-]

Biodiversity Management Research Degrees

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. [+]

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent offers unique opportunities for advanced study and training in the conservation and management of biodiversity. The School is home to the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. Since it was founded in 1989, DICE has graduated over fifty research students, and as with all its other activities, a major characteristic of the research degree programme in biodiversity management is its international and interdisciplinary focus. The varied research interests of our academic staff allows us to offer supervision of research on a wide variety of projects on different organisms or systems and in different habitats and countries. Hence, there are specific research projects underway on species conservation, wildlife management law, tourism and conservation, and the sustainable uses of biodiversity. Academic programme A candidate undertaking a research degree must submit a thesis that demonstrates an ability to undertake an original investigation, to test an hypothesis and to understand the relationship of your field of study to a wider field of knowledge. Additionally, in the case of a doctorate, the thesis submitted must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. For a MSc by research and thesis, a candidate is registered for 1 year of full time study or 2 years part-time, and is expected to produce a thesis of 30-40,000 words. For a PhD, a candidate is registered for 4 years of full-time study or 6 years part time, and is expected to produce a thesis either of 80-100,000 words (in the case of a social science approach) or of between 160 and 250 pages including diagrams (in the case of a natural science approach). In exceptional cases we will consider cases for registration to an MPhil. Supervision It is essential that prospective research students identify and contact a potential supervisor (by email) PRIOR to making a formal application. We are unable to process any application without such prior contact. You can find a list of potential supervisors and their research interests below. This gives you an idea of the wide range of projects, in terms of research focus, species groups and geographical location, in which we can supervise research students. [-]

PULS PhD

Poznan University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Poland Poznań

Candidates for PULS PhD Studies need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Application procedures 1.Candidates for Poznań University of Life Sciences PhD Studies (PULS PhD Studies) need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or another document confirming their graduation from a university abroad and considered, on the power of regulations on validation of foreign diplomas or on the power of an international agreement, to be equivalent to the respective Polish diploma certifying the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies, authorising their holders to undertake doctoral studies in the Republic of Poland. 2. In case when the certificates, diplomas or other documents granted abroad are subject to the validation procedure, the candidate is required to present the certificate stating its equivalence with the respective Polish university graduation diploma, not later than the end of the first semester of studies. Failure to present the above mentioned documents will result in the deletion from the list of the doctoral studies effective after the end of the first semester, with the fee for the first semester of studies being non-returnable. 3. To register the candidates send, before 31 of August 2016, first via e-mail and, after having the acceptance from IRO via post, the following documents: a) an application for admission to doctoral studies; b) a copy of a university graduation diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or another document confirming their graduation from a university abroad, which within three months from the beginning of their studies will be considered, on the power of regulations on validation of foreign diplomas or on the power of an international agreement, to be equivalent to the respective Polish diploma certifying the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies, or authorising their holders to undertake doctoral studies in the Republic of Poland. The copy of the diploma needs to be supplemented with a copy of a register of courses taken with respective marks/grades received. c) a document confirming the command of the English language at the minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of References fir Languages or another equivalent document. Documents confirming command of the English language include also certificates, diplomas or other documents confirming completion of a secondary school abroad, in which classes were given in English; d) a copy of their valid passport; e) a Curriculum Vitae; f) a characteristic of research activity and a list of scientific achievements; g) two reference letters, characterising achievements of the candidate and indicating their predispositions for research activity; h) a preliminary approval by the scientific supervisor from the Poznań University of Life Sciences together with the accepted research subject for the doctoral dissertation and information on funding for the research; i) a frame project of PhD thesis with the schedule; j) a medical examination certificate, stating a lack of objections to undertake doctoral studies; k) 3 biometric passport photographs. 4. Doctoral studies are full-time studies, they last for 4 years and are fee paying. The tuition for each year of study is paid as two semester tuition fees not later than: - 31st of August of each academic year for the winter semester; - the last day of February of each academic year for the summer semester. The tuition for the academic year 2016/2017 is 1900 Euro per semester + 200 Euro for the first year of the studies. 5. The decision on admission to the studies is taken by the Admission Commission by 16 of September 2016. 6. A pre-condition for the admission to the doctoral studies is to obtain consent by the scientific supervisor to supervise research leading to the preparation of the doctoral dissertation. 7. The enrollment procedure to full-time doctoral studies is conducted on the basis of presented documents specified in item 3 and the consent of the scientific supervisor, as specified in item 6. 8. Upon completion of the enrollment procedure the Admission Commission prepares the list of candidates admitted to the doctoral studies programme and not admitted. 9. Candidates admitted to the doctoral studies programme will be immediately notified of that fact by post. 10. Candidates who have not been admitted to the doctoral studies programme have a right to appeal from that decision to the Rector within 14 days from the receipt of that decision. The appeal may be based solely on the indication of an infringement of the terms and conditions of the enrollment procedure and manner of admissions to the doctoral studies. 11. The Rector, upon obtaining an opinion from the Admission Commission, takes a decision on the admission or the rejection of the appeal, with the decision being final. The candidate will be notified in writing on the Rector’s decision. 12. The Rector can take the decision to conduct additional recruitment. The recruitment procedure should be completed by 30th of September 2016. 13. In order to ensure the appropriate course of the enrollment procedure to the doctoral studies programme, candidates are obliged to present all the necessary personal data, which will be processed and stored for the purposes of the enrollment procedure and the doctoral studies, as stipulated by respective regulations. [-]

PhD in Parasitology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. [+]

The absolvent received appropriate theoretical grounding and practical skills for demanding scientific work in basic research at universities and research institutions. He/she is also qualified for teaching positions in selected biological and biomedical branches of universities and other institutions of higher education and for research and development type of work at various institutions of applied research. His/her professional qualification is directed primarily to parasitology and related fields of biology and biomedicine. The absolved curriculum provided deeper insight into the biology of parasites and their interactions with hosts and vectors at organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Practical experience with current methods of biological research increases his/her versatility for work in different branches of life sciences. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Organismal, cellular and molecular biology of parasitic protozoa and helminths, mechanisms of their interactions with hosts. Biology and ecology of parasitic arthropods, vectors of diseases and their interactions with pathogens. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiosciences

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. [+]

PhDs in Biology. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists in the following curricula: Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environemntal comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape) Students are admitted to the three years Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. As stated in the Regulations of the School, the Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities. [+]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in GöttingenDegree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Standard period of study: Six semestersStart: throughout the yearApplication deadline: noneAdmission: Limited admission (application to the Faculty)Requirements: Master degree or equivalent in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geography or related fieldsLanguage requirements: English (verification required)

 

Programme description

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities.In the first year of studies, the courses concentrate on modules that prepare the contents and methods of the research. In the second year, doctoral candidates may return to their home country to acquire the data necessary for their work. Field research is accompanied on site in seminars at partner universities. In the third year - back in Göttingen – the data is evaluated and the dissertation prepared. It is also possible to conduct research activities solely at the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences. During studies, two public colloquiums are specified in which the doctoral candidates introduce the status of their research work. Scientific seminars and lectures during the entire course of the programme offer a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of all research projects. Workshops convey occupational qualifications such as teamwork, moderating or evaluations techniques.This programme is conducted in cooperation with universities abroad in Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba and Chile.For this programm, you have to enrol at Doctoral Studies for Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen (PAG).... [-]


PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research. Programme Leader Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobi- lization of enzymes. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Biophysics, Biology, Biological Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Problems of Modern Biophysics 2 (72) Biophysics 2 (72) ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]