Doctorate Degrees in Sustainable Development

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Sustainable Development

Sustainable development refers to the study of economic development being maintained without exploiting resources, such as unacceptable amounts of natural resources, excessive pollution, people, and communities. Coming to the program with a master’s degree and preferably related experience, PhD Sustainable Development candidates will work to question, develop, analyze and enhance the global understanding of sustainable development.


PhD Sustainable Development candidates may choose to work on research projects in one or many disciplines, relating to the economic, sociological or environmental aspects of sustainability. Candidates pursuing a PhD Sustainable Development degree should be prepared to invest at least three years in a research project aimed at a final dissertation and publication. Work on other research projects, teaching and assisting undergraduate students, or authoring papers are also possible responsibilities for a PhD Sustainable Development candidate.


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PhD in Sustainability

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Rochester

The Ph.D. program focuses on sustainable production systems — systems that create goods and services using processes that are: non-polluting; conserving of energy and natural resources; economically viable; and safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers [+]

PhDs in Sustainable Development. This Ph.D. program focuses on sustainable production systems — systems that create goods and services using processes that are: non-polluting; conserving of energy and natural resources; economically viable; and safe and healthful for workers, communities, and consumers. Coursework and research takes a systems level and interdisciplinary approach to solving seemingly intractable sustainability problems, as opposed to single disciplinary and locally optimized approaches destined to yield marginal positive impacts. Students will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary faculty and researchers in numerous research centers, including GIS’ National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery (NC3R) , an internationally-recognized leader for applied research in remanufacturing, the Center for Sustainable Production (CSP) dedicated to enhancing the environmental and economic performance of products and processes, the Center for Sustainable Mobility (CSM) focused on the evaluation of environmental and economic impacts of alternative fuel and vehicle propulsion technologies, the Systems Modernization and Sustainment Center (SMS) that develops technologies for optimal life-cycle design, management, and modernization of large equipment systems, the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) focused on enhancing the development and implementation of pollution prevention techniques, and the NanoPower Research Labs (NPRL) dedicated to the creation and utilization of nano devices and materials for power generation and storage. ... [-]

PhD in Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The interdisciplinary Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Doctoral program will prepare you to be part of a growing industry of leaders, scientists, and engineers addressing issues of climate change, water scarcity, natural resource demand, and environmental sustainability in the Southwest, United States, and the global community. [+]

The interdisciplinary Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Doctoral program will prepare you to be part of a growing industry of leaders, scientists, and engineers addressing issues of climate change, water scarcity, natural resource demand, and environmental sustainability in the Southwest, United States, and the global community. You have a choice of three emphases: Earth and Planetary Systems Climate and Environmental Change Engineering Sustainable Systems Admissions Admissions requirements for this graduate program: Preference is given to students with a graduate degree from an accredited college or university of recognized standing in geology, earth sciences, environmental sciences, environmental policy & sustainability, engineering, ecology, forestry, planetary sciences or a closely related field. Minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is a 4.0 = A) GRE General Test Emphases Our program will reach across the applied and basic sciences and environmental policy and engineering solutions by focusing on three emphases, outlined below. Earth and Planetary Systems This emphasis will prepare you to pursue research and educational opportunities that: 1) Advance knowledge in the critical areas for society of energy, natural resources and water, and natural hazards, 2) continue the cutting edge research currently being done on the Earth and Planets, and 3) apply this knowledge in areas that bridge between the geosciences and physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology. The focus area in Earth and Planetary Systems will train and educate future leaders in areas of industry with growing demands (e.g., natural resources and energy), and in government agencies that require PhD-level researchers to inform policy decisions on some of the largest problems facing society. Climate and Environmental Change The Climate and Environmental Change emphasis is designed to develop research and educational skills that: 1) advance new understandings of the natural climate variability, 2) improve projections of climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and their hydrological and geological underpinnings (i.e. the landscape), and 3) apply this knowledge to informing policy decisions about how best to manage natural resources under changing climate and related environmental stresses. It combines the long-term perspective from geological archives with process-oriented investigations of today, with the goal of integrating a field-based understanding of natural systems into predictive models to support sustainable resource management in the face of climate change. Engineering Sustainable Systems The goals of this emphasis are to develop research and educational skills that: 1) advance engineering analysis and applications relevant to sustainable development, 2) improve the efficiency and effectiveness of engineering processes, products, and education, and 3) understand and apply their knowledge in the sustainability contexts of economic viability, environmental compatibility and sustainability, societal impacts and policy development and implications. The Engineering Sustainable Systems emphasis is designed for the engineer interested in an understanding of the economic, societal and environmental implications of engineering systems. You will have a strong background in engineering enhanced by understanding future sustainability of our environment, and will be prepared for careers in academia, industry, and governmental organizations. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Built Environment

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The main objective of the Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment is to create an integrated approach to this subject, covering phases of: design, construction materials and technologies, service life evaluation and durability, rehabilitation, building comfort and use of energy, construction economics and management, sustainable urban development and regeneration.Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment [+]

PhDs in Sustainable Development. Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment The built environment has evolved to frame and facilitate nearly all human activities. Simultaneously, its constant expansion has become more and more harmful to the natural environment. The construction sector accounts for an estimated 40% of earth resources consumption and, therefore, has a crucial role to play in achieving sustainability. Urban development has special importance within the broader context of sustainability as well, while current trends predict that the number of urban dwellers will keep rising, reaching almost 5 billion by 2030 out of a world total of 8.1 billion. The main objective of the doctoral programme is to create an integrated approach to this subject, covering phases of: design, construction materials and technologies, service life evaluation and durability, rehabilitation, building comfort and use of energy, construction economics and management, sustainable urban development and regeneration. iDiSBE aims at providing a high level specialized advanced education in order to develop in the doctoral candidates the ability to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of sustainable built environment, through creative and autonomous investigation. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements The minimum requirements for applying to International Doctorate in Sustainable Built Environment are as follows: A Master Degree with a minimum grade of B- in the ECTS grading scale (at least a score of 70%), from a field in the scope of the EMDiSBE programme. A fluent communication in English is required. Students from non-English speaking countries are required to have one of the following certificates: TOEFL certificate paper based (minimum score 525), TOEFL certificate internet based (minimum score 72), IELTS certificate (academic version, minimum score 6.5) or other recognized English language proficiency certificate. Application deadlines 1st Phase 24th August to 4th September, 2015 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 2nd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2015/2016) 3rd Phase 4th to 15th January, 2016 (Academic Year 2016/2017) [-]

PhD in Sustainable Environment

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time September 2017 Qatar Doha

Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Sustainable Environment programs give the opportunity for in-depth graduate study at Ph.D. level. The programs offered address important sustainability issues facing the region and have been designed to provide students with fundamental and solid research training, awareness and understanding of these issues. The multidisciplinary, taught programs incorporate study across a broad... [+]

PhD in Sustainable Environment Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Sustainable Environment programs give the opportunity for in-depth graduate study at Ph.D. level. The programs offered address important sustainability issues facing the region and have been designed to provide students with fundamental and solid research training, awareness and understanding of these issues. The multidisciplinary, taught programs incorporate study across a broad range of environmental sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology. The Sustainable Environment programs 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 must have a bachelor’s degree relevant to this program, which typically includes science and engineering. Additionally, backgrounds in economic, business, policy, and social sciences will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate strong evidence supporting the prospect that they will become successful researchers and professionals. These include excellent performance in relevant coursework, past research results if any, and strong recommendation letters. Applicants with prior research experience are preferred, especially for the Ph.D. program. 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. Applicants to the Ph.D. programs in Sustainable Environment must have taken the GRE exam within the last two years. While not required for the master’s programs the GRE exam is recommended and will strengthen an applicant’s submission. Applicants coming from an economics, policy and other social science background may submit results of the GMAT exam as an alternative to the GRE. All applications are reviewed by the HBKU Sustainability Division Master’s/Ph.D. Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC), who will make the final decision regarding admission. [-]

PhD in Sustainable Energy

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time September 2017 Qatar Doha

Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Sustainable Energy programs give the opportunity for in-depth graduate study at Ph.D. level. The programs offered address important sustainability issues facing the region and have been designed to provide students with fundamental and solid research training, awareness and understanding of these issues. The multidisciplinary, taught programs incorporate study across a broad... [+]

PhDs in Sustainable Development. PhD in Sustainable Energy Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Sustainable Energy programs give the opportunity for in-depth graduate study at Ph.D. level. The programs offered address important sustainability issues facing the region and have been designed to provide students with fundamental and solid research training, awareness and understanding of these issues. The multidisciplinary, taught programs incorporate study across a broad range of environmental sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology. The Sustainable Energy programs 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 must have a bachelor’s degree relevant to this program, which typically includes science and engineering. Additionally, backgrounds in economic, business, policy, and social sciences will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate strong evidence supporting the prospect that they will become successful researchers and professionals. These include excellent performance in relevant coursework, past research results if any, and strong recommendation letters. Applicants with prior research experience are preferred, especially for the Ph.D. program. 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. Applicants to the Ph.D. programs in Sustainable Energy must have taken the GRE exam within the last two years. While not required for the master’s programs the GRE exam is recommended and will strengthen an applicant’s submission. Applicants coming from an economics, policy and other social science background may submit results of the GMAT exam as an alternative to the GRE. All applications are reviewed by the HBKU Sustainability Division Master’s/Ph.D. Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC), who will make the final decision regarding admission. [-]

Doctor of Engineering - Water Engineering

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare appropriate high quality specialists in scientific research for international level, organizational and academic work, at the same time ensuring the necessary conditions for a research level, which allows the successful preparation of the Promotion work and to receive an internationally recognized Engineering Doctoral degree at water engineering. [+]

Doctoral studies at the Latvia University of Agriculture (LLU) are realized in licensed and accredited study programmes according to Republic of Latvia Law on Institutions of Higher Education, the international treaties, the regulations of Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia, the Constitution of LLU and the Regulations on LLU Doctoral Studies. Doctoral studies are the priority of the University, the replacement of the old generation of the teaching staff is essential to the capacities and further development of the university. LLU doctoral study programmes correspond to The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) and to classification of the Higher Education in Republic of Latvia. Institution of education registration certificate, Accreditation document, License and Study programme accreditation document provided by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia authorize LLU to realize doctoral study programme in the Water Engineering. Doctoral study programme Water Engineering has been worked out in Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Management of LLU and accepted in the LLU Senate session in June 9, 1999 based on the proposals of LLU Council of Science. The Council of Higher Education of Republic of Latvia granted the rights to realize doctoral study programme Water engineering in the LLU Faculty of Rural Engineering. To ensure the regular study programme implementation control and to improve efficiency of learning process LLU Senate every year approves self-evaluation reports that has been reviewed and accepted by the Faculty Council. Doctoral study programme „ Water Engineering” is the final level within the studies of Water Engineering sciences. The order of the water and environmental education in LLU Faculty of Rural Engineering is as follows: professional bachelor’s programme „Environment and Water Management” → academic Master study programme „ Water resources engineering” → doctoral study programme „ Water engineering”. According to the international expertise report doctoral study programme „Water Engineering” was accredited for the next 6 years (till 25 June, 2019). The analysis of situation in Water Engineering in Latvia shows that there is a lack of highly qualified specialists, particularly at universities; therefore doctoral program is of high importance in LLU. The doctoral studies in the Water Engineering are a logical continuation of study programs in Environment and Water Management at Bachelor’s level and Water Engineering at Master level and it includes both general and specific problems in the Water Engineering and issues connected with certain specialized sub-fields of this science. Aims of the study programme The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare appropriate high quality specialists in scientific research for international level, organizational and academic work, at the same time ensuring the necessary conditions for a research level, which allows the successful preparation of the Promotion work and to receive an internationally recognized Engineering Doctoral degree at water engineering. Tasks of the study programme Main task of doctoral studies is to ensure attainment of the study objectives - to promote renovation of the academic staff in the field of Water Engineering and to achieve the more rapid development of this scientific field in Latvia. Tasks of the doctoral studies according to study programme objectives are applied to both - the organization of doctoral studies in faculty and department, and to improvements of each PhD student work. Doctoral studies include scientific research work and academic studies to prepare young researchers to the level that they acquire the following skills: - To be able to formulate, examine and solve the problems according to the principles of the scientific research work; - To be competent in the general and specific methodology of the research work; - To obtain wide knowledge in the particular field of science and to offer their own contribution in the development of science; - To reach a high level of the research work and to be involved in large scientific network in national and international scale; - To be ready for self-determined work as well as for co-operation with other scientists in the implementation of the research projects; - To obtain certain pedagogical experience and skills to present the results of their own scientific work or that of their colleagues to national and international scientific audience; - To prepare and present the thesis for defence of the Doctoral degree. Study results With the realization of study program doctoral students have: - expanded and deepened knowledge in relevant field of the science – hydrology, hydro-technics and water management; most recent trends in scientific research and methodology of water engineering issues and their development dealing with creative research in solving complex water engineering problems; - skills gained through studies of theoretical training could be applied for independent research work in one of the study program implemented water engineering branches (hydrology, hydro-technics and water management); in the professional pedagogical and scientific work there is ability to explain and discuss the water engineering and interdisciplinary research results that are presented and defended in scientific conferences and seminars; obtained skills could help in submission of scientific publications and compilation of scientific reports; individually reached a level of high quality researcher within the national and international scientific projects. - competence to formulate and analyze in detail the problems associated with water engineering research and practical plan of action; to integrate and develop the knowledge and technology choice in the direction of research or professional activity; to obtain teaching skills needed for teaching staff; to acquire the ability to present and defend their research and their results at scientific conferences and seminars; to prepare and submit Promotion work in high scientific and technical level. 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Doctor of Engineering - Environmental Engineering

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

With the realization of study program doctoral students have expanded and deepened knowledge in relevant field of the science - interactions with human impact and the environment; most recent trends in scientific research and methodology of environmental protection issues and their development dealing with creative research in solving complex environmental engineering problems... [+]

PhDs in Sustainable Development. With the realization of study program doctoral students have: - expanded and deepened knowledge in relevant field of the science - interactions with human impact and the environment; most recent trends in scientific research and methodology of environmental protection issues and their development dealing with creative research in solving complex environmental engineering problems; - skills gained through studies of theoretical training could be applied for independent research work in one of the study program implemented environmental engineering branches (technologies of water or waste management, soil conservation, air pollution reduction); in the professional pedagogical and scientific work there is ability to explain and discuss the environmental and interdisciplinary research results that are presented and defended in scientific conferences and seminars; obtained skills could help in submission of scientific publications and compilation of scientific reports; individually reached a level of high quality researcher within the national and international scientific projects. - competence to formulate and analyze in detail the problems associated with environmental engineering research and practical plan of action; to integrate and develop the knowledge and technology choice in the direction of research or professional activity; to obtain teaching skills needed for teaching staff; to acquire the ability to present and defend their research and their results at scientific conferences and seminars; to prepare and submit Promotion work in high scientific and technical level. Awarded Doctoral Degree After the theoretical courses and successful defence of Promotion work student is awarded with scientific degree - Doctor of Environmental Science (Dr.sc.ing). Why Latvia University of Agriculture? WORLDWIDE RECOGNISED DIPLOMA – diploma supplement acknowledged by the European Commission. Graduates can continue studies or work all over the world. ADVANCED FACILITIES – modern laboratory equipment, comfortable dormitories, studies in an outstanding architectural monument – the Jelgava Palace. REASONABLE COSTS – be smart and spend less by studying at LLU! ADVANTAGEOUS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION – major European cities can be conveniently reached by bus, airplane or ferry. GREEN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT – a great way to experience Latvian culture. Despite variety of many different national and international events, Jelgava is a very safe city for everyone. STUDENT LIFE – well-balanced studies and cultural life, a wide variety of sports activities for free. Gain international experience by using international exchange opportunities! [-]

PDEng in Smart Energy Buildings & Cities

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

SEB&C is a two-year (post-master) technological designer program. Roughly half of the program consists of post-master level education based on workshops related to entrepreneurship and to the technical disciplines relevant to the built environment (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, building physics and services and ICT). [+]

PDEng in Smart Energy Buildings & Cities SEB&C is a two-year (post-master) technological designer program. Roughly half of the program consists of post-master level education based on workshops related to entrepreneurship and to the technical disciplines relevant to the built environment (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, building physics and services and ICT). Furthermore, this part of the program offers ample opportunity to develop professional skills. The other half of the program is dedicated to an individual design project in collaboration with a company. During this design project the trainee is supported by an advisor from the company and an advisor from the university. A business plan for implementation or marketing of the designed product or process is part of the final deliverables. The trainee receives a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng degree) after finishing the program successful. Smart Energy Buildings and Cities (SEB&C) The SEBC program trains excellent and highly motivated MSc graduates to become highly qualified technological designers. After the two year program our trainees are technological designers with a broad technological understanding of energy related disciplines in the built environment (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, building physics and services and ICT), who excel in their own discipline and who are able to work in multidisciplinary design teams, contribute to design issues outside their own core disciplines, integrate different technologies into new products and concepts, and who understand the commercial aspects of these innovative products and concepts. Smart Energy Buildings & Cities is part of the Stan Ackermans Institute. This institute has operated since mid-2006 on behalf of four universities in the Netherlands as the 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute CCTO Certification This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs. Admission and application Application is open to university graduates from the Netherlands and other countries. You will at least need a Master of Science degree or equivalent, preferably in the exact sciences. There will be an assessment and selection procedure before you can enter the PDEng program. The PDEng programs use strict selection criteria to ensure the required high quality. Excellent marks, motivation and a design-oriented attitude are vitally important. You should also have an excellent command of the English language. Selection You can apply by sending your letter of application with a complete curriculum vitae and at least two letters of recommendation (in English). Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview with the selection committee of the relevant PDEng program. Each PDEng program has different starting dates, as well as its own specific admission requirements and selection procedure. The exact requirements and selection procedure for each program are listed on the program's website. Admission If you are selected for a PDEng program, you are appointed as a trainee for the duration of the program, up to two years. You are a member of the scientific staff and receive a salary in accordance with government regulations. Because you are a trainee, you do not have to pay a tuition fee. [-]

PhD Environment and Society

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

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. [+]

PhDs in Sustainable Development. PhD Environment and Society 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. This research theme focuses on the expertise developed within the School of Geography's Environment and Society research theme. Research by members of this theme focuses on topics at the environment-society interface in various geographical contexts and scales. Work in this research theme has been focused on four key areas: Sustainable Rural and Urban Land Management Farming, Food and Forestry The Sustainable Use and Management of Water Health and Environment Theme members act as advisors to UK Government agencies, international agencies and development organisations and play leading roles in professional bodies (eg. SiLC and Geological Society) and learned societies (eg. RGS IBG). Postgraduate students are strongly integrated into our research, contributing across all areas of activity and reflecting the international scope of our work. You will be 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. A vibrant seminar series encourages postgraduates to share current research findings and develop new agendas with support from academic colleagues. Funding support Students are provided with a minimum annual support grant of £500 and 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. [-]

International Ph.D. in Management - Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy L'Aquila Pisa + 1 more

The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". [+]

Written Exam: May 25, 2015 (EU citizens)
 Assessment of the Titles: June 3, 2015 (EU and NON-EU citizens) 
Interview: June 8, 2015 (EU citizens) The International Ph.D. in Management is divided into two different curricula: "Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare" and "Change and Complexity Management". Ph.D. students from both of them will follow the same lectures in Pisa for the first year. Students within the curriculum in "Change and Complexity Management" will follow the second year courses in L'Aquila. The curriculum in Innovation, Sustainability and Healthcare deals with the most important management topics which characterize current research activities. Particular emphasis is given to: the management of innovation processes and the international competitiveness of firms, institutions, as well as local, regional and national systems; the management of sustainability in public institutions, private companies and wide territory areas specifically focusing on environment policies, renewable energy sources development, and quality evaluation of food and tourism industry chain; the management of healthcare, meant as the development of models and tools for governance, in order to support the subjects involved in the healthcare system in the process of management and innovation of social welfare assistance and performance evaluation. The curriculum in Change and Complexity Management focuses on two main topics: disaster management and smart communities. These topics are both characterized by a wide complexity because of the high number of actors involved and the relevant effects that a good or wrong management can produce on society. A specific attention to leadership methods will be given in the “disaster management” course, while lessons on “smart communities” will move into methods of networking, participation and cooperation. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability

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

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. [+]

PhDs in Sustainable Development. In addition to the fellowships provided for in the call for admission, BV TECH S.p.A. funds a three-year fellowship within the framework of the Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability – research area: International Law, Agricultural Law. The candidate shall focus his/her research project on the topic of “National Security, Defense and Cyber Warfare: Critical Infrastructures Protection from Cyber Threats in Italy and Its wide Strategic and Political Implications in the International Arena.” The research should address the theme of the cyberspace as fifth dimension of conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with particular focus on the Italian national defense and security strategies. By taking in due account the initiatives promoted by other members of the International Community in the field of cyber-security, the research should examine the strategic implications generated by the policies and measures adopted by Italy in order to prevent, protect and respond to cyber attacks against national critical infrastructure. The study should also investigate the role played, or that might be played, by the private sector to countering cyber threats. The research should result in the definition of a set of recommendations aimed at designing and building an integrated and coherent Italian national cyber defence and security model. Course Description The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. The Programme consists in the following curricula (Research Areas): International Law, Agricultural Law International, European, and Sub-national Political Economy Political Philosophy, Political Science (International Relations) Within the framework of the Ph.D. programme mandatory attendance of lectures, research activities, possibilities for summer schools and periods abroad "coexist" in a harmonized and balanced way. Furthermore, through the established inter-library loan service initiative, students, once they have their supervisoràs signature, can order all the articles and books they need for their research--in case they are not available at the university"s library. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna provides three scholarships for non-EU citizens and four scholarships for Italian and EU ones. Additionally, students have all the meals for free at the university's canteen. Non-EU candidates may submit applications in Italian or English. In case their mother tongue is not English they have to provide certain language certificates, but a language waiver might be considered in case they completed a substantial part of their study in English. The prospective students should have at least a MSc Degree or equivalent title. The research proposal, which is part of the application package is very important. The selected topic should fall within the four general areas that were mentioned above. The structure of the proposal is comprised of: title of research, why it is important to undertake this research, short overview of the state of art of this issue, scientific premises, research objectives, methodologies that shall be used, brief timetable of activities that shall be undertaken during this three-year course of study and bibliography. There are no page limits, but in general the research proposals are made of around 3.000 words. Last, in case you are not Italian, here is our friendly advice "once you receive the admission letter start studying Italian intensively. Although your research activities shall be in English, there will be many classes and trainings in Italian. [-]

PhD in Forestry and Forest Ecology

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

Students deepen and broaden their scientific knowledge in forest sciences and forest ecology. The programme consists of following modules: research methods, subject-specific knowledge extension, interdisciplinary topics, PhD colloquium and key qualifications. [+]

PhD in Forestry and Forest Ecology (Dr. forest. / Ph.D.)Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Dr. forest.Standard period or study: six semestersStarting semester: Winter semester or summer semesterAdmission: the admission is limited (application to the faculty)Admission requirements: above-average master degree in related fields and letter of endorsement from professor of the facultyLanguage requirement: German (DHS certificate) or English (must be certified by TOEFL or IELTS), if not native speakerDescription

Students deepen and broaden their scientific knowledge in forest sciences and forest ecology. The programme consists of following modules: research methods, subject-specific knowledge extension, interdisciplinary topics, PhD colloquium and key qualifications... [-]


PhD in Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis

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

Modern developments in sustainable catalytic chemistry form the focus of the "Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis" doctoral programme at the University Göttingen and the Technical University Braunschweig. [+]

PhD in Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis (Ph.D./Dr. rer. nat.)Modern developments in sustainable catalytic chemistry form the focus of the "Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis" doctoral programme at Göttingen. This degree programme in the English language is directly connected with one of the research foci of the Faculty of Chemistry. This doctoral programme is characterised by excellent research possibilities, renowned supervisors, international partners and a thematically co-ordinated programme of studies. The Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture supports the study programme by awarding a number of scholarships.

Degree: Dr. rer.nat./Ph.D.Standard period or study: 3 years (6 semester)Starting semester: Winter or summer semesterApplication deadline:January 31st (summer semester) Juli 31st (winter semester)Admission: Limited admission (application to the Faculty)Admission requirements: Diploma or Master degreeLanguage requirements: English (verification required)... [-]


PhD in Development Studies

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. [+]

PhD in Development Studies

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. The course has emerged in response to the changes in recent decades that have brought Development Studies to the fore in current debates, both in the academies and in the area of economic, social and environmental policy.

Host centers

The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers, which have been classified by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) as very good or excellent, provide important support for students in this program.... [-]


Environmental Management

South East European University
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Macedonia Tetovo

The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research... [+]

PhDs in Sustainable Development. The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research; Career With the completion of PhD studies students acquire 180 ECTS. Their knowledge and skills can be effectively applied in the field of Environmental Management for research purposes. Also, may find employment in Institutions for environmental protection where they can apply their acquired knowledge into practice. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding Shows a systematic understanding of the research field and excellent knowledge of research methods and skills within that field according to the highest international standards; Advanced knowledge of the effects of natural processes that take place in the environment; Advanced environmental topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, air pollution; Advanced knowledge on the importance of effective actions to protect and improve the environment. Applying knowledge and understanding Demonstrates ability to interpret, design, apply and adapt essential research subject with scientific integrity; Gives a contribution through original research that transcend the existing boundaries of knowledge, developing new knowledge, in the level of national and international reviewed publications; Knowledge of the environmental, economic and educational processes; Follow-up of scientific world trends. Making judgement Ability for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, competency assessment; Ability to independently initiate and participate in national and international research networks and events with research integrity; Ability to independently initiate research and development projects that will generate new knowledge and skills for the research field development; Knowledge of advance concepts, strategies and possibilities of their application in solving certain problems in the field of environmental management; Understanding the mutual relationship between the society and the environment. Skills in collection, preparation, analysis and display of environmental data necessary for its management. Communication skills Communication with colleagues, the wider academic community and society within his/her area of ​​expertise; The skills that will be acquired through these programs can be divided into action skills (intellectual and transferable) and technical skills (practical and knowledge-based); According to the selected program, learning outcomes that students will obtain can be grouped as follows; Learning skills It is expected to be capable to promote him/herself in academic and professional frameworks and in technological, social or cultural development in a society based on knowledge; Formulate appropriate questions that will lead to successful study and research, Define such fundamental concepts as environment, society, development and technology, and application of local, national and global experience. Develop hypotheses based on balanced information, critical analysis and careful synthesis, and test them against new information, and personal experience and beliefs. List of courses Semester 1 Research Methodology (10.0 ECTS) Environmental Law (10.0 ECTS) Institutional Position and Cooperation in the Environmental Field (10.0 ECTS) Semester 2 Advanced Concepts in Information Systems (10.0 ECTS) Elective course 1 (10.0 ECTS) Elective course 2 (10.0 ECTS) Semester 3 Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report I (10.0 ECTS) Preparation and submission of the application for the topic of doctoral dissertation - research (20.0 ECTS) Semester 4 Researching and organizing a workshop for research practice (10.0 ECTS) Publications (20.0 ECTS) Semester 5 Presentation of Research Results (20.0 ECTS) Doctoral seminar with a presentation of the report II (10.0 ECTS) Semester 6 Doctoral Thesis (30.0 ECTS) [-]