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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.

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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 S.M. Audsley October 21, 2019
What does it mean to really make a difference in a world that feels like it is more and more polarized every day? Can world peace and conflict resolut...
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...

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Challenge yourself to evolve and adapt to an ever-changing business environment with the Doctorate in Business Administration. Through this four-year program, you will develop your leadership capabili... [+]
Challenge yourself to evolve and adapt to an ever-changing business environment with the Doctorate in Business Administration. Through this four-year program, you will develop your leadership capabilities by learning about advanced management theories as well as research and business models. [-]
October 30, 2019 | Medaille College
The Medaille College Clinical Psychology Program is a 99-credit program leading to a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology. The program is located at Medaille College’s Buffa... [+]
The Medaille College Clinical Psychology Program is a 99-credit program leading to a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology. The program is located at Medaille College’s Buffalo Campus. The primary goal of the program is to educate and prepare students for careers as professional psychologists. The program follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology and meets the requirements for licensure in New York. [-]
October 24, 2019 | Berlin School of Economics
The BSE provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a unique combination of high-level a... [+]
The BSE provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a unique combination of high-level academic and applied research. During the course phase of three semesters, students deepen their knowledge of economic theory, applied economics, econometrics, and economic policy. [-]
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to apply for the IST Austria PhD program. We of... [+]
The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is looking for highly qualified candidates with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to apply for the IST Austria PhD program. We offer fully-funded PhD positions in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics, and data science, in a world-class research environment on the outskirts of Vienna. [-]

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