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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 June 21, 2019

Pursuing a PhD is an amazing opportunity, but also comes with many challenges, and the position of PhD students, in terms of finance, job prospects, and more, is much debated, garnering a significant amount of media attention. Here's a roundup of the latest news on all things PhD.

Finish Your Thesis reported on five reasons it’s worth getting a PhD. Writer Dora Farkas, PhD, explains that PhDs generally have positive attitudes toward their degrees. She says, “In fact, of the countless people I’ve spoken to, no one has regretted completing their PhD. On the other hand, I’ve never met a PhD candidate who hasn’t had doubts about finishing their degree at some poin...

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 academi...
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...

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By Ashley Murphy September 11, 2019
A PhD is one of the most distinguished academic awards in the world, but what does it actually take to be able to call yourself a Doctor of Arts or Sc...
By Joanna Hughes September 3, 2019
The viva voce, usually referred to solely as a 'viva', is an oral test during which a PhD candidate defends their PhD thesis in front of a panel of ex...
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 ...

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Scientific computation is among the fastest-growing multidisciplinary research area and it serves as a bridge between the traditional domains of theoretical and experimental sciences. Computation rese... [+]
Scientific computation is among the fastest-growing multidisciplinary research area and it serves as a bridge between the traditional domains of theoretical and experimental sciences. Computation research covers many areas in science and engineering. [-]
September 9, 2019 | Heriot-Watt University Dubai
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Engineering and Energy combines advanced technical and management training with PhD level research in partnership with an industrial partner/sponsor. Research proje... [+]
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Engineering and Energy combines advanced technical and management training with PhD level research in partnership with an industrial partner/sponsor. Research projects will be directly relevant to the strategic plans of your industrial partner and cover a wide range of topics in the interrelated, and globally critical, areas of engineering and energy. [-]
September 4, 2019 | Jan Dlugosz University
Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa participates in the STER program and opens recruitment for the Doctoral School for candidates from abroad wishing to write a doctoral dissertation in the field of... [+]
Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa participates in the STER program and opens recruitment for the Doctoral School for candidates from abroad wishing to write a doctoral dissertation in the field of Humanities in the discipline of Linguistics. From the second semester, there is a possibility to be granted a STER scholarship funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and European Social Fund for the best scholarly results and achievements. In this way participation in the STER program, to a big extent, will facilitate the foreign doctoral students to conduct their scientific research in the discipline of Linguistics at Jan Dlugosz University Doctoral School in Częstochowa. [-]

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