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.
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.
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