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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 April 17, 2019
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By Joanna Hughes February 19, 2019
If the majority of what you know about paleontology comes from watching Jurassic Park, we’ve got news for you: it’s a lot more than just dinosaurs. Na...
By Joanna Hughes February 5, 2019
Being published is a major goal and achievement for researchers. However, academic publishing is very different today than it was 50, 25 or even 10 ye...

Newly Added Programs

March 21, 2019 | Brilliance Business School
DBA is the terminal degree in business and management education that combine highly developed knowledge and “research in action”. The UBIS DBA is the ideal doctorate program that provides ... [+]
DBA is the terminal degree in business and management education that combine highly developed knowledge and “research in action”. The UBIS DBA is the ideal doctorate program that provides a comprehensive experience that transforms one’s perspective, career and life. [-]
The School of Psychology has a thriving, well-resourced and engaged PhD community that is central to its research environment. Students are strategically appointed to research projects with the expres... [+]
The School of Psychology has a thriving, well-resourced and engaged PhD community that is central to its research environment. Students are strategically appointed to research projects with the express purpose of enhancing research capacity and development in prioritised areas for which the School aims to enhance world-leading research. [-]
March 21, 2019 | Universidad de la Sabana
Our academic program aims to train researchers with solid theoretical and methodological knowledge to interpret the communicative problems of the current social context. Our program is intended for un... [+]
Our academic program aims to train researchers with solid theoretical and methodological knowledge to interpret the communicative problems of the current social context. Our program is intended for university professors and researchers from different fields of knowledge, mainly the Social and Human Sciences, with the purpose of enhancing their understanding of new and advanced research techniques, ideas and approaches related to the field of Communication. The program emphasizes the study of the transformations of the communicative environment, as a product of technological development. [-]

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