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PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy, and is usually awarded after completing extensive research in a specified field of study. This research must significantly contribute to the current knowledge base, and must be completed with a dissertation or thesis. Often the dissertation or thesis must be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field and only after successful defense, the degree of PhD is conferred. A PhD degree usually takes a minimum of 4 years to complete, but sometimes longer depending on the student, university, and program.

There are many universities and programs that offer top PhD programs internationally. Students wishing to continue their education have a wide range of top PhD programs options, which include doctoral programs in health professions, psychology, engineering, education, biological sciences, and biomedical sciences. There are top PhD programs in each country, so students considering a PhD have a number of countries to choose from.

Have a look at some of the top PhD programs listed below - you might find the top PhD program you are searching for!

Educational News

By Joanna Hughes January 25, 2019

A recent report in The Standard highlights a new trend among Africans with international PhD degrees: While at one time most went on to pursue academic careers abroad, many are now returning to Africa. Here’s a closer look at the shift, along with why it’s so important.

From Brain Drain…

Several factors led to the decades-long “brain drain” in parts of Africa. According to The Standard, these included hostile political situations in their home countries, the dominance of the discourse abroad and the superior working conditions found in the West. As a result, most ...

By Joanna Hughes January 21, 2019
Universities UK has launched a new campaign aimed at celebrating “the transformational impact of UK universities”. Here’s a closer look at this exciti...
By Joanna Hughes January 11, 2019
Podcasts have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. And while we mostly think of them in the context of entertainment, they are also aliv...
By Joanna Hughes December 20, 2018
At the sixth African Higher Education Week held this fall in Nairobi, Kenya, various African leaders cited the pivotal role African universities can p...
By Joanna Hughes December 13, 2018
Earlier this year in Nairobi, the South Korean government announced that it would provide $9 million to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovatio...

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By S.M. Audsley August 14, 2019
What calculations were used to build the Pyramids? How do suspension bridges not fail? How is landing on the moon possible? In all of these questions ...
By Ashley Murphy July 31, 2019
Archaeology is the study of the ancient past. Through excavations and fieldwork, archaeologists uncover the material remains of past civilizations and...
By Joanna Hughes July 25, 2019
Doing a PhD is hard. In fact, it may be one of the hardest things you do in your life. But should it compromise your mental health? No. Unfortunately,...

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August 22, 2019 | Wycliffe College
The Ph.D. program trains candidates to carry out innovative research. Successful candidates qualify to teach theological (and related) subjects in universities, liberal arts colleges, and theological ... [+]
The Ph.D. program trains candidates to carry out innovative research. Successful candidates qualify to teach theological (and related) subjects in universities, liberal arts colleges, and theological schools. Candidates are also equipped for positions of leadership in ecclesiastical and related organizations, or for academically enhanced ministerial practice. [-]
The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate students interested in u... [+]
The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment. [-]
In the Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Ph.D. program, we train students to become the next generation of scholars, university faculty, and researchers. Our graduates have successfully obta... [+]
In the Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Ph.D. program, we train students to become the next generation of scholars, university faculty, and researchers. Our graduates have successfully obtained positions of their choice in some of the nation’s leading academic institutions. [-]
The DBA is a four-year blended part-time program and is structured in two stages. Stage One consists of two years of course work that covers research philosophies, qualitative and quantitative researc... [+]
The DBA is a four-year blended part-time program and is structured in two stages. Stage One consists of two years of course work that covers research philosophies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, research in support of business functions, literature review & critique, and human factors and social responsibility. [-]

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