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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Natural Science is the field of science that studies the natural processes in the world. A PhD in Natural Science takes natural science studies to the next level, providing a deep understanding of these processes and how they affect life on the planet.

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

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PhD in Meteorology and Climatology

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Graduate is able to apply gained knowledge in meteorological and climatological basic and applied research and also in a context of similar geo-science branches. He is prepared for creative exerting his skill both in academic posts, in departmental research and in operational service. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. Graduate is able to apply gained knowledge in meteorological and climatological basic and applied research and also in a context of similar geo-science branches. He is prepared for creative exerting his skill both in academic posts, in departmental research and in operational service. He can be employed in all the institutions and organisations where the object of professional interest is atmosphere and the processes in it and, moreover, in the institutions dealing with the problems of transport and diffusion of any kind of air-pollution together with the problems inferred from that. Besides a wide spectrum of special courses the graduate passed courses from statistics, numerical mathematics, chemistry of the atmosphere or physics and chemistry of aerosols and he is able to use this knowledge also outside the frame of his specialisation. Tuition Fee: 6000€ [-]

PhD in Regional and Political Geography

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). [+]

This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). The graduate is capable of comprehensively analysing and evaluating changing interactions between social and natural components of the geographical environment, and solving problems at local, regional, national and global levels (e.g. analysis of regional socio-economic, socio-cultural and political systems, settlement systems, public administration operations, European integration, globalization, international relations or tourism). He/she is active in academic research and policy-making (municipal, regional or national administration, EU institutions, etc.). Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The field is aimed at local, regional, macroregional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of development of the Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy level. Study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. It gives scientific and manager training focused on: regional development, development of a region and regional systems Nature - Society interaction, sustainable development travelling and recreation, causes, structure, dynamics, consequences transformation and development of traffic systems geopolitical changes, globalizing of problems, and social-economic and political development of macroregions 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. [-]

Doctor of Agricultural Sciences

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The aim of the Doctoral Study Program “Agriculture” is to educate the new generation of scientists for dealing with the scientific problems of agriculture, obtaining more profound theoretical knowledge and acquiring the research methods. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. The implementation of the Doctoral Study Program is ensured by the Faculty of Agriculture of the Latvia University of Agriculture in close cooperation with the scientific institutes of the Latvia University of Agriculture, the Latvia Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences and the Latvian Council of Science. It is the only program in the Republic of Latvia, awarding the Doctor’s degree of Agriculture in the sub-disciplines “Field-Crop Cultivation” and “Animal Husbandry”. The applicants for the doctoral studies in the sub-disciplines “Field-Crop Cultivation” and “Animal Husbandry” may be the graduates of Master’s Study Programs and the graduates with the qualification equated to the Master’s degree. The matriculation takes place after the evaluation of an applicant’s qualification, the topicality of the planned Doctoral Thesis and the possibilities of the respective structural unit. The full-time studies at the Doctoral Study Program are planned for 3 years, the part-time studies – for 4 years. The volume of the program is 120 (180 ECTS) credit points (CP). The main part constitutes of research in one of the sub-disciplines of agricultural science and the publishing of research results (92 CP). Parallel to the scientific research, the program envisages the theoretical studies in the amount of 28 CP. The acquisition of theoretical competence and knowledge is assessed by means of several compulsory exams in the respective scientific sub-discipline. The plan of doctoral studies and the corresponding programs for the implementation of studies are being developed for each doctoral student. The doctoral students are offered studies abroad for different periods of time. The Latvia University of Agriculture develops collaboration with foreign higher education institutions and thus obtains additional qualifications of different levels. The study courses of the corresponding level and amount that had been acquired abroad could be equated to and included into the Doctoral Study Program implemented at the Latvia University of Agriculture. The obtained Doctor’s degree ensures the corresponding competence in order the graduate could start his/her independent scientific and pedagogical activities. The aim of the Doctoral Study Program “Agriculture” is to educate the new generation of scientists for dealing with the scientific problems of agriculture, obtaining more profound theoretical knowledge and acquiring the research methods. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM - To facilitate qualitative research and drawing of new scientific conclusions in crop production, fruit growing, market gardening, ornamental horticulture, grassland management, plant breeding, biotechnology, phytopatology, agricultural entomology, plant protection, soil science, agrochemistry, field-crop cultivation, rearing and breeding of animals, animal feeding, technologies for producing animal husbandry products. - To ensure the publicity of research results and the development of Doctoral Thesis. - To acquire the principles of and skills for the organization of scientific and pedagogical activities. - To facilitate the integration of doctoral students into the international academic environment. GENERAL REGULATIONS The program is a regulatory document for the doctoral studies of agriculture at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Latvia University of Agriculture; this document provides for the procedure, content, methodological, scientific level and final results. The provisions, norms and requirements defined in the program are binding to the doctoral students of the Faculty of Agriculture, to their scientific supervisors and to the academic staff involved in the implementation of the Doctoral Study Program. THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE PRELIMINARY EDUCATION The Doctoral Study Program may be acquired in the state financed full-time studies, as well as in the physical and legal entities financed full-time and part-time studies. The doctoral studies at the Latvia University of Agriculture are implemented in conformity with the normative documentation of the Republic of Latvia, the Constitution of the Latvia University of Agriculture, the Senate’s decision on the Admission Regulations and the Regulations of Doctoral Studies of the Latvia University of Agriculture (Decision No.7- 53, made by the Senate of the Latvia University of Agriculture on October 13, 2010) The citizens of the Republic of Latvia and the persons who have the non-citizen passport of the Republic of Latvia, as well as the persons who have been granted the permanent residence permits, and who have a Master’s degree or an academic degree equated to the Master’s degree, in conformity with the procedure of an open competition, are admitted to study at the full-time study program financed by state. There may be admitted persons, who have obtained education corresponding to the Master’s degree. The foreign applicants shall have education equated to the Master’s degree awarded in the Republic of Latvia. The conformity of a diploma is determined by the Academic Information Centre. The persons, who have graduated a Master’s Study Program and obtained a Master’s degree of Agriculture, are entitled to participate in the competition for the doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Latvia University of Agriculture. The procedure of competition for the state financed study places at a Doctoral Study Program at the Latvia University of Agriculture is provided by the decision No.6-260, made by the Senate on February 10, 2010. The director of the respective program may determine an entrance examination in the chosen scientific discipline for the applicants, who have obtained a Master’s Academic or Professional degrees in another scientific discipline. The applicants for the doctoral studies shall indicate in their applications the scientific sub-discipline of the Doctoral Study Program “Agriculture”, the theme of the planned Doctoral Thesis and the scientific supervisor, as well as they shall receive the approval from the director of institute and the scientific supervisor to supervise the studies, and the approval from the director of the Doctoral Study Program. The applicant signs the agreement on studies and is matriculated for the doctoral studies by the rector’s decree, on the basis of the decision taken by the Council of Science of the Latvia University of Agriculture, where the doctoral student’s scientific supervisor is also approved. The process for the admission for doctoral studies is monitored by the vice-rector of science of the Latvia University of Agriculture, ensured by the director of the Doctoral Study Program and the Department of Doctoral Studies. The decision on the admission of applicants for the doctoral studies is made at the meeting of the Council of Science of the Latvia University of Agriculture, where the applicant and his/her scientific supervisor are present. The applicant informs the members of Council on his/her research indicated in the application. SUB-DISCIPLINES - Field-crop cultivation; - Animal husbandry. VOLUME AND DURATION The duration of full-time studies at the Doctoral Study Program is 3 years or 144 weeks. The duration of one study year of full-time studies is 52 weeks, out of which 4 weeks are the leave. If a student uses his/her academic leave, the full-time studies may last up to 5 years. The volume of studies corresponds to 120 credit points. The duration of part-time studies is 4 years, and the volume of studies is equal to that of full-time doctoral studies. If a student uses his/her academic leave, the part-time studies may last up to 6 years. A doctoral student may take a break in his/her studies for a period of time due to justifying circumstances and then again to continue his/her studies. The break in studies shall be taken on the basis of the rector’s decree. [-]

PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering

University of Nicosia
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: The research output and the PhD Thesis must be written in English. Mode of Study: Full-time or part-time study Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: The doctorate degree is intended for students who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm toward technological research and innovation, and are inclined to remain in an academic or research environment working on emerging technologies and challenging engineering projects. The School of Sciences and Engineering of the University of Nicosia is committed to provide PhD candidates with in-depth academic knowledge and hands-on experience on advanced engineering topics such as hydrocarbon geology, liquefied natural gas production, pipeline engineering, flow assurance, fracture mechanics, hydraulic fracturing, enhanced oil & gas recovery, CO2 capture and sequestration, and subsea engineering. The high-caliber academic staff of the programme in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering is dedicated to work closely with students to tackle current engineering problems thereby generating new knowledge and results that can be published in reputable journals and conference proceedings. During their studies, students will have the opportunity to work on funded research projects, co-author papers with their advisors and other class-mates, present their contributions at international conferences, participate in the write-up of research proposals, prepare scientific reports, use simulation software, perform laboratory experiments, attend training schools, participate in workshops, etc. The three-year experience gained during their PhD studies, working primarily on formulating and solving challenging engineering problems, will provide students with the necessary skills, tools and qualifications to excel in their field of expertise and secure a research/academic position at a university or college, a government institute, or high-tech company Career Prospects: Graduates with a PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering will be equipped with the necessary skills in order to enable them to secure a research/academic position at a university or college, a government institute, or high-tech company. Learning Outcomes The PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering, in line with the general philosophy behind the awarding of a doctoral degree, provides student with: highly specialized and advanced scientific knowledge in the field of Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering; optimize existing oil & gas exploration and production techniques; new methodologies and tools tailored towards innovative design, scientific progress, and technological revolution; research skills and analytical thinking to effectively tackle fundamental and applied energy engineering problems; extensive training and professional practice in their primary area of research interest; formulate technological solutions for lowering costs, overcoming technical challenges and minimizing environmental impact associated with oil exploration and extraction; competencies related to substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity. Holders of the PhD in Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering: have a profound understanding of their research topic(s) and demonstrate advanced skills and research capabilities associated with their field(s) of expertise; are able to expand the capabilities of a proven process, extend the lifetime of oil & gas fields, and lower environmental footprint of conventional O&G resources; have the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a process related to hydrocarbon’s upstream, midstream or downstream sectors; have made a notable contribution through original research that extends the frontier of science through the development of a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication; are capable of utilizing their creativity to tap and economically exploit new unconventional oil & gas accumulations in currently inaccessible frontiers; are able to promote technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge based society; are able to work as part of a team in an academic and research environment promoting new ideas and emerging technologies. [-]

PhD in German Environmental Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduate can use methods of analysis of media production, media products and content, of public and users. He or she is an expert on the historical and contemporary development of the media and its position within the changing social, political and cultural context and is able to synthesize the knowledge generated in various social sciences and humanities and interpret contemporary trends in the development of the media and media communication. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. Profile of the graduate The graduate can use methods of analysis of media production, media products and content, of public and users. He or she is an expert on the historical and contemporary development of the media and its position within the changing social, political and cultural context and is able to synthesize the knowledge generated in various social sciences and humanities and interpret contemporary trends in the development of the media and media communication. The graduates are competent to lecture and research in the filed of media studies at universities and institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic and abroad, to work as media analysts. They can work as media scientists in institutes of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and in any other research institutes. They can work as analysts of political communication as well. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Currently, there is a consensus that a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex interactions between the socio-economic system and the vital planetary systems providing societies with ecosystems and natural services. The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the Environmental Studies doctoral program is the advancement of knowledge which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base for the strategy of making economic, social and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. The following scientific directions have been defined for the study program: - Socio-economic metabolism. - Natural services. - Relationships between health and environment. - Application of sociological approaches aimed at addressing environmental issues and sustainable development. - Research topics applying environmental economics. - Socially urgent issues of public policy of sustainable development. - Legal aspects of relationships towards the environment. - Environmentally inspired topics from the perspective of philosophy, anthropology and history. - Indicators of the relationship between the environment and human activities. - Education for sustainable development. Students can come up with their own ideas for topics for doctoral training or may use topics provided by supervisors. The list of offered topics for doctoral theses is available on the web page www.czp.cuni.cz (Teaching - Studies - Env. Studies Doctoral Programme). The objective of the doctoral program Environmental Studies is to provide, in the above mentioned domains, the concept of sustainable development with support in the form of scientifically conducted research. An important aspect of the program is the interdisciplinary character of the defined research domains and the synergies among them. Although it is not the main goal of the study, we assume that the research outputs could be an important source of scientifically validated information for objective, relevant and qualified decision-making on environmental aspects of the economic and social development of the Czech Republic. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance examination includes: - Debate on the proposed topic for thesis. The project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council (dissertation project - max. 12 points). - Examination of the knowledge of necessary basics in the natural sciences needed for the study of the environment and examination of knowledge in the social sciences, including economics (max. 4 points). - Examination on English language proficiency (max. 4 points). At the admission exam the applicants will present their proposals for doctoral training, focusing mainly on a) the current state of knowledge on the subject, b) the formulation of the research question/s or hypotheses, c) research methods, d) research timetable , e) possibilities of publication. The proposal may be further refined/elaborated in comparison with the version included within the submitted application, preferably in cooperation with the prospective supervisor who confirms his/her consent with the training of the applicant by signing the document available for downloading (Teaching - Studies - Env. Studies Doctoral Programme - Admission Procedure). Conditions for admission Admission conditions includes: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by 30.4.2016 at latest, including the following attachments: - A brief professional biography, - Proof of completion of university studies in a master’s degree program, - Proposal of a topic for doctoral training (description of the thesis topic, a list of most relevant sources, research timetable ). It is supposed, that the student will discuss the theme of the disertation beforehand so that the theme will conform to the research program of the training institution; - Confirmation of the prospective supervisor (see below) - Other documents worthy of attention (e.g. overview of applicant’s publications to date, proof of scientific practice at home or abroad, proof of English language exam, etc.) - Documents certifying a completed higher-education studies at the masters level (applicants who complete their masters studies after the application deadline have to document the completion of their studies by 30.9.2016 at the latest) 2. Graduation from a master’s degree program; 3. Defence of the project of applicant's thesis (submitted as a part of the study application) 4. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. An applicant who will be awarded less than 10 points will not be admitted.; 5. English language proficiency. Informations on the exercise of graduates Graduates of the program know the principles and methods of scientific work. Thanks to being trained in the research methodology of at least two subjects, they are capable of relatively greater insight into interdisciplinary-based problems and they are better equipped to resolve them, which we consider an important added value of the Environmental Studies program. The range of expertise of the Environmental Studies doctoral program graduates is determined by the interdisciplinary nature of the studies, which focuses on environmental issues and issues regarding the dynamics of the relationships between the society and natural systems. The basis for the graduates is the specialization they obtained in their undergraduate degrees of studies. This specialization is developed within the doctoral studies in such a way that the graduates eventually: acquire in-depth knowledge of the theoretical bases of the scientific areas, they are applying while writing their doctoral theses, know the broad context of the environmental issues their dissertation is focusing on, develop a deep understanding of the methodology of all scientific areas they are applying while working on their dissertations. This knowledge is considered an essential prerequisite for interdisciplinary dialogue and research. Moreover, graduates are able to take the position of scientists in institutions fully focused on research and development in the broad area of subjects related to the environment and sustainable development, e.g. at various institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Examples of possible research areas include environmental economics, environmental sociology, the research and use of sustainability indicators etc. Furthermore, graduates can seek jobs in research institutions abroad. An extremely important outcome is the ability of graduates to hold decision-making positions in public administration, the business sphere and NGOs, where the work has impact on the environment. As for the public sector, this includes positions in central administrative bodies, especially ministries and their advisory expert or executive offices; positions in public administration at the regional or lower level. Jobs can also be possibly found in administrative bodies of the European Commission, the United Nations, the OECD and other multilateral international organizations. In the business sector graduates can find employment in companies, whose business has a direct impact on the environment. They can also find opportunities in companies and organizations providing expert services directly focused on the environment, such as land planning, planning for Territorial System of Ecological Stability, EIA, SEA, as well as more recently the Sustainability Impact Assessment. If interested, graduates will be able to take a job in the media, where they will be able to competently assess and present information on sustainable development and the environment. [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. [+]

Profile of the graduate The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. Within his/her specialization, the graduate is competent to communicate with the scientific community. He/she also possesses innovative skills, academic and professional integrity and observes ethical principles in scientific work. His/her publication activities reflect the ability of critical analysis as well as evaluation and synthesis of new comprehensive ideas in the field of Biomechanics. The graduate is highly qualified for a specialized place of employment in educational establishments and in state or public administration. Tuition Fee 220000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of PhD degree studies. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. The quality of the dissertation project 2. Previous professional activity 3. The relation of the project topic to the specialization of the supervisor and his/her research projects 4. The relation to the overall strategy of the scientific and research development at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University 5. The form of the applicant’s project presentation Each member of the examining committee grades paragraphs 1, 3, 4 and 5 on a scale of points – 0 to 10 points for each item, item 2 is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 points. The maximum number of points awarded by one examiner is 60 points. The arithmetic mean is calculated on the basis of the point evaluation of each member of the examining board. The result is rounded to the nearest whole number – for values from 0.0 to 0.49 in the downward direction to the nearest whole number. For values from 0.50 to 0.99 in the upward direction to the nearest whole number. The ranking of applicants is decided based on the total number of points. The dean of the faculty determines the point limit for admission. Informations on the exercise of graduates Graduates from the PhD degree studies in biomechanics as an interdisciplinary scientific discipline might be primarily employed in the areas of science and research, education, at physiotherapeutic workplaces, and in accredited laboratories. Other significant employment opportunities include state administration, enterprise, and judicial expert opinion. [-]

PhD in Didactics of Mathematics

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduate of the PhD studies in mathematics education is prepared to deal with both theoretical and application problems in the mathematical education of children and adults and carry out both scientific and pedagogical activities. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. Profile of the graduate The graduate of the PhD studies in mathematics education is prepared to deal with both theoretical and application problems in the mathematical education of children and adults and carry out both scientific and pedagogical activities. He/she contributes to the improvement of mathematical education of pupils and to the professionalization of teachers. He/she can work at universities, in scientific institutes and as a highly qualified teacher-mediator between research and practice. He/she is able to: recognize up-to-date key topics of the field; propose, realise and evaluate research bringing original results; systematically follow local and international scientific literature and appraise it critically; publish results of his/her work in refereed journals, at local and international conferences, in textbooks and possibly in monographs. Tuition Fee 180.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Characteristics of the Studies Candidates for doctoral studies in Didactics of Mathematics are expected to: show interest in mathematics education in general (for example, by taking part in scientific conferences and conferences for teachers), have an overview of the most important scientific journals and books related to mathematics education, have an idea of the area of mathematics education they are willing to focus on in their studies and be able to specify it in a written project of up to 10 pages (including tentative research questions, methodology and theoretical background and a list of references). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance Examination 1) Discussion about the thesis project. The project must be sent together with the application to the Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. The quality of the project is important in order to be assessed by the entrance committee, which will evaluate the candidate's readiness to do research in mathematics education. 2) Discussion about the references from the candidate's list of scientific literature on mathematics education (must be sent together with the application). Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to submit an application in time and with all required particulars and supplements, b) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, c) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean. [-]

PhD in Logic

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

This programme is for students wanting to attain in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends in modern logic and specialise in one of its aspects – pure mathematics, linguistics and informatics, or exclusively philosophical aspects of logic. [+]

This programme is for students wanting to attain in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends in modern logic and specialise in one of its aspects – pure mathematics, linguistics and informatics, or exclusively philosophical aspects of logic. Students develop the ability to undertake independent scientific research by publishing the results of their work, attending and conducting seminars and taking part in national and international conferences. Ph.D. graduates are trained for professions in research and teaching at tertiary level at institutions specialising in any of the many listed disciplines. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of points as the applicant who comes last in the ranking of admissions. In programmes offered in both the full-time and combined forms, the maximum number of admissions is defined as a total number to be shared by both forms. Applicants cannot be admitted without supplying, no later than on the enrolment day, evidence of their prior education. [-]

PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. Scholarship 100.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Content of the entrance examination Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. Additional conditions for the bonus (practice) Successfully completed (degree) university studies in healthcare bioanalytics, pharmacy or related field. Diploma thesis with analytical focus. Experience in bioanalytical laboratory. Criteria for the evaluation examination Professional knowledge level – reviewed on answers to questions stated in General content of entrance exam Submitted doctoral project – complexity of project, modern methodical access to solution and project continuation of actually solved topics in appropriate field of study are evaluated Conditions for admission Application form must be submitted to the stated term incl. all enclosures Finishing of required former studies Successfully passed entrance exam [-]

PhD in Physics (Focused on Education)

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Part time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. [+]

Study the PhD Physics, with a focus on education at UHK! Doctoral program Physics – Didactics of Physics provides the opportunity for university educated professionals in the field of physical education to deepen their knowledge and training in fields they encounter in their professional and scientific activities. Students gain higher competences for inventiveness in solving problems associated with the transfer of physical knowledge, especially in the context of interpretation in the education of children, youth, and adults. Specifics of this doctoral program are: the influence of teaching physics history, transfer of scientific knowledge into teaching physics - especially in secondary schools, development of physical thinking of pupils and physical problem solving by them, enhancement of creativity in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, educational and psychological problems associated with teaching physics at the middle and elementary school, the impact of computer technology in teaching physics, the use of interdisciplinary relations, etc. Applicant Profile: Graduates of master programs Physics Teacher Training for Lower and Upper Secondary School or graduates of the master study program Physics and programs relatives who have completed additional pedagogical studies or otherwise obtain a teaching qualification in accordance with applicable regulations. Entrance Exam: Applicant’s level of knowledge and its depth, prerequisites for his/her independent creative scientific work in the field of Physics Didactics is verified by the interview. The applicant shall submit a brief plan of his/her intended dissertation project and provides proof of any previous professional and publications. Absolvent profile: Graduate of doctoral study Didactics of Physics is qualified for individual scientific work and is able to creatively solve problems arising in connection with the teaching of physics, ie. with the transfer of physical knowledge. They are capable to use scientific methodology of physics and appropriate general didactic interpretations to solve fundamental problems associated with teaching at primary and secondary schools, alternatively at high schools and teacher training in physics. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Science (Technology)

Aalto University
Campus Part time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. Doctors graduating from Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science have what it takes to serve in demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society. The departments, which are in charge of doctoral education at the School of Science, offer research fields that are based on strong research traditions and research at the highest international level. At the moment there are four Centres of Excellence in Research at the departments of the School of Science designated by the Academy of Finland. The School of Science is also very active in the national Doctoral Education Networks. What can you study? Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science offers the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) in one of the following departments and their research fields: Department of Applied Physics Department of Computer Science Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Graduate as doctor in four years Doctoral education at the School of Science is based on vigorous basic research that forms a strong basis for teaching and both development and innovation activities. The most important part of the education is writing the dissertation in a strong research milieu. The theoretical studies that support the thesis work are tailored individually to suit the different needs of each doctoral student. The dissertations of the School of Science are of very high quality and often contain articles published in publications of the highest international level. Full-time students can complete the doctoral degree in four years. The most talented students may apply for funding from their department or they may fund their studies through projects. The students should discuss funding primarily with their supervising professor. International studying environment Internationality is an integral part of the School’s doctoral education in both recruiting and educating doctoral students. The School of Science is well connected with several top-level universities and research institutes in its field. Aalto University encourages its doctoral students to spend at least six months of their study time abroad. International mobility enhances doctoral students’ career possibilities. Visiting a foreign university or research institute often means sharing knowledge and know-how, creating new ideas, expanding international networks, and developing one’s professional skills. Working life and doctoral degree 40% of all doctors graduated from Aalto University come from the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science. Those that have graduated from the Doctoral Programme have positions in the academic world, the public sector or in the industry and commerce. [-]

PhD Actuarial Science

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. [+]

PhD Actuarial Science There's a robust research environment at Kent in the fields of Finance and Actuarial Science. Areas of research include financial modelling and estimation, quantification of diversification benefits, quantifying financial risks, and derivatives pricing. There's an active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers and members of the PhD community regularly attend/present their work at leading conferences and institutes. The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS). The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. The Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment (CASRI) was recently set up within SMSAS to reflect the widening scope of the teaching and research of the staff. Areas of research interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, mortality and longevity modelling, longevity indices and markets. Other research topics include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Course structure The PhD in Actuarial Science offers the opportunity to begin or consolidate your research career under the guidance of internationally renowned researchers and professionals at SMSAS. The School has a strong reputation for world-class research and a well-established system of support and training, with a high level of contact between staff and research students. Research areas Areas of interest include economic capital and risk management for financial services firms, and all areas of mortality and longevity research. Other research topics in the School include genetics and insurance, insurance economics, pensions and corporate reporting. Genetics and insurance risk Advances in human genetics, and medical sciences in general, have led to many gene discoveries; a number of single-gene disorders have been successfully identified and studied in detail. Researchers are now increasingly focusing on common multifactorial genetic disorders such as cancer, heart attack and stroke, caused by interaction of genes and environmental factors. It is important for the insurance industry to understand the full implications of these latest developments. First, can an insurer justify charging different premium rates to different risk groups? Second, if insurers are not allowed to discriminate between individuals based on their genes, by regulation or by law, is there a risk of adverse selection? From a public policy perspective, regulators and governments face the dilemma of whether to regulate against genetic underwriting or to allow market economies to take their own course. On one hand, there is a moral obligation not to discriminate against individuals for their genetic make-up. On the other hand, risk of adverse selection against insurance firms cannot be ruled out altogether. Maintaining an appropriate balance between the two is key. Economic capital and financial risk management Financial services firms are in the business of accepting risks on behalf of their customers. Customers do not always have the time or expertise to handle financial risks on their own, so they pass these on to financial services firms. However, even the most reputable firms can sometimes get it wrong, so it is fundamentally important for all stakeholders that financial services firms hold an appropriate amount of capital calculated on a robust scientific basis, to back the risks they are running. Economic capital can provide answers by specifying a unifying approach to calculating risk-based capital for any firm in the financial services sector. Fees As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Actuarial Science - PhD at Canterbury: Full-time: £3996 UK/EU; £12450 Overseas Part-time: £1998 UK/EU; £6240 Overseas Key facts Subject area: Actuarial Science Award: PhD Course type: Research Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Attendance mode: Campus Duration: Three to four years full-time, five to six years part-time Start: September Accredited by: Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [-]

PhD in Appli­cations of Natural Sciences

Czech Technical University in Prague
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Faculty is a dynamic scientific and research centre working in the border areas between modern science and its applications in engineering. Its laboratories are equipped with several large research facilities, such as the VR-1 training nuclear reactor, the scanning electron microscope, high power laser systems, etc. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. Doctoral Degree Programmes Mathematical Engineering Physical Engineering Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Chemistry Radiological Physics Science and Research FNSPE consists of ten departments (Mathematics, Physics, Languages, Solid State Engineering, Physical Electronics, Materials, Nuclear Chemistry, Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Reactors, Software Engineering in Economy), several laboratories (Training Nuclear Reactor, Computational, Radiochemical, …), the Central Faculty Library with an Audio-Visual Section, Central Workshop and other services. The Academic staff, both teachers and scientists, number about 120 and the supporting staff 100. As a rule, the scientific and research staff are engaged in teaching, especially supervising the students' research projects and giving special courses. The Faculty is a dynamic scientific and research centre working in the border areas between modern science and its applications in engineering. Its laboratories are equipped with several large research facilities, such as the VR-1 training nuclear reactor, the scanning electron microscope, high power laser systems, etc. In 2005, about 110 research projects were in progress. Scientists from the Faculty are invited to present papers at conferences worldwide and they are also involved in or directly supported by grants from the U.S.A, Germany, United Kingdom, France, the European Community, and Russia. More than 20 universities and international scientific institutions cooperate with or support research at the Faculty. The best doctoral students have been awarded scholarships at universities abroad. The Faculty research staff are also engaged in teaching and especially in supervising student research projects, which form a part of the departments’ research. Due to the training received, the graduates possess good skills in various experimental techniques and computer modelling, and their theoretical and methodical background is broad enough for versatile careers in research, engineering, informatics, management, etc. [-]

PhD Cultural and Historical Geography

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by an oral examination and final thesis. [+]

PhD Cultural and Historical Geography A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by an oral examination and final thesis. Cultural and Historical Geography is a distinctive, internationally-renowned research theme within the School of Geography. Research in this area is shaped by, and has shaped, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Research combines sustained engagement with empirical material with commitment to theoretical innovation, and demonstrates the geographical and historical diversity of subject matter with cultural and historical geography. The research agenda in cultural and historical geography has been shaped by three interconnected themes: Cultures of Landscape Historical Geographies of Empire, Environment and Health Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge Postgraduate students are strongly integrated into our research, contributing across all areas of activity and reflecting the international scope of our work. Students are allocated at least two supervisors - at least one of whom is identified prior to admission. We make every effort to match applicants to staff on the basis of their research interests, and regular reviews are held to ensure smooth progress of your research work. Facilities School facilities You will be provided with your own desk space and laptop, and have access to the wider University computing and library facilities. Photocopying and telephone facilities are also provided. The school also has a number of specialised facilities. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks all of the major geography publications and journals. Our library facilities open long hours and include areas for group work, individual and silent study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Research support Research seminars Postgraduates are integrated into the research community of the school through participation in research seminars given by visiting speakers, and research workshops given by members of the school. There is an active postgraduate research group in each of the school's four key research areas. Funding support Students are provided with a minimum annual support grant of £500 and you are encouraged to apply for further school and University funding, for example, for conference attendance. Teaching opportunities Second and third year research students are encouraged to act as academic tutors, generally to first year undergraduates. This provides valuable training for a future career in academic life, as well as an excellent opportunity to develop a range of presentation and organisational skills. Students who undertake tutoring receive training in communication and teaching skills. There are also opportunities to gain teaching experience by demonstrating on a number of undergraduate modules. Student Services Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience and form part of a comprehensive network of services at the University designed to support you throughout your studies, including academic and disability support, counselling, financial support, and childcare services. International Office Our International Office is dedicated to the needs of our international and EU students. The International Office will ensure you have all the information you need to live and study at Nottingham and offers a Welcome Programme just before the start of the academic year. Centre for English Language Education The University's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high-quality preparation and English language support before and during your studies, as well as providing a social programme for its students. Students' Union The Students' Union is an important source of support with their own Student Advice Centre. Researcher Development Programme Working closely with academic schools, the Graduate School's dedicated training team contribute to faculty specific and doctoral training programmes. They also deliver core training in line with the standards set out by the UK's major research funders through their Researcher Development Programme. This means that as well as helping you to develop your research skills, you will have opportunities spanning communication skills, careers, time management, and entrepreneurship - and the chance to meet and work alongside researchers from other disciplines. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* Our postgraduate students are sought after by a diverse range of employers. Recent postgraduates have gone on to work in scientific consultancy, environmental management, retail, the charity sector, transport and logistics, and local government. * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: presentations and drop-in sessions with employers one-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers careers events held each academic year a specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates Once you are a student with us, and even after you graduate, you will have access to our service for life. Flexible paid placements Postgraduate Placements Nottingham offers flexible paid placements with a range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. These placements are open to all postgraduates and are designed to fit in with your studies and give you the opportunity to learn transferable skills, improve your CV and enhance your employment prospects during your postgraduate studies. [-]

PhD in Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Part time January 2017 Norway Drammen Porsgrunn Rauland Bodø + 2 more

We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Natural Sciences in Europe. Ph.D. in Ecology The Ph.D. programme in Ecology at USN is focused on correlations between diffrent environmental impacts. What does that mean? Researching correlations between different environmental impacts means that we look further into the relationship between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, both on individual species and ecosystem levels. We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. Environmental research in general, and especially national and international issues related to biodiversity and sustainable use of resources, is facing increasing challenges. The need for this research is growing all over the world and environmental research has relevance for many other disciplines. The doctoral programme in ecology focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation to meet these challenges. Within the doctoral programme in ecology, we have highly qualified and motivated academic staff with broad national and international network. This provides you with a great number of choices when selecting topics for research. [-]