Doctor of Philosophy in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe

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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

In order to learn more about life and what we know about it, one may be interested in entering a program in the Biological and Life Sciences. There are numerous potential programs to enter within such a broad field.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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PhD in Tropical Knowledge and Management

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give PhD students in agrobiotechonology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for development an entrepreneurial attitude, it also provides an opportunity for inventors, innovators and businesses to showcase their inventive and innovative ideas, projects and processes to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. TropiKMan links natural and environmental sciences with management. The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give PhD students in agrobiotechonology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for development an entrepreneurial attitude, it also provides an opportunity for inventors, innovators and businesses to showcase their inventive and innovative ideas, projects and processes to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public. TropiKMan aims at bridging knowledge of several disciplines to tackle scientific problems in tropical regions with management perspective and train students with innovative and entrepreneurial attitudes. It is an opportunity for applicants to realize the potential commercial value of their knowledge, invention or innovation and contribute to the export and employment potential of the tropical regions. Benefits of a Tropical Knowledge and Management Diversify management base Strengthen existing capacity and capability Improve productivity Maximise networking and innovation and Position (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, etc) as world leaders in tropical knowledge and innovation Bring multiple benefits across a range of sectors: health, energy, etc Build knowledge, training and skills facilitation – increasing the available skilled workforce What a TropiKMan PhD can expected: Promote the capture and sharing of tropical knowledge across the world, Support increased economic resilience and diversification Improve innovation Drive export of tropical knowledge and products, including natural resource management services, tropical health service delivery for remote areas, agriculture and agribusiness, and governance for development. Drive tropical knowledge relationships across the regions Delivery of tangible benefits from... [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies in Biomechanics is well prepared from a professional point of view. He/she has the knowledge and skills needed to solve scientific and research issues concerning basic and applied research as well as other areas of research and development, where biomechanics is involved. [+]

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of PhD degree studies.... [-]

PULS PhD

Poznan University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Poland Poznań

Candidates for PULS PhD Studies need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Application procedures 1.Candidates for Poznań University of Life Sciences PhD Studies (PULS PhD Studies) need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or another document confirming their graduation from a university abroad and considered, on the power of regulations on validation of foreign diplomas or on the power of an international agreement, to be equivalent to the respective Polish diploma certifying the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies, authorising their holders to undertake doctoral studies in the Republic of Poland. 2. In case when the certificates, diplomas or other documents granted abroad are subject to the validation procedure, the candidate is required to present the certificate stating its equivalence with the respective Polish university graduation diploma, not later than the end of the first semester of studies. Failure to present the above mentioned documents will result in the deletion from the list of the doctoral studies effective after the end of the first semester, with the fee for the first semester of studies being non-returnable. 3. To register the candidates send, before 30 of June 2017, first via e-mail and, after having the acceptance from IRO via post, the following documents: a) an application for admission to doctoral studies; b) a copy of a university graduation diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted... [-]

International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. [+]

The International Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. The Programme is structured into two curricula: Curriculum A - Plant genetic resources; Curriculum B - Functional biodiversity in agroecosystems. Research areas will include the analysis of: - Genetic variation in single genes and entire genomes of agricultural and forestry plants and their wild relatives; - Mechanisms that control the variability in genes and/or groups of genes, as those involved in resistance to pathogens and/or pests and tolerance to environmental factors; - Role of functional biodiversity in maintaining genetic diversity, including evolution and co-evolution of pests/pathogens and host plants; - Role of functional diversity, including interactions between pests/ pathogens/weeds and domesticated/volunteer/wild plants, in agroecosystem health; - Plant and crop physiology, including plant stress physiology and post-harvest physiology: - Options for applying the acquired knowledge, as a prerequisite for crop improvement, crop protection, sustainable crop/agroforestry management and multifunctional land use. The International PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna- Pisa, offers three-years scholarships to carry out advanced research activities in the field of agrobiodiversity. Our goal is to encourage innovation and technology transfer in preserving, managing and exploiting agrobiodiversity through an advanced scientific educational programme. Scholarships are preferentially awarded to students coming from emerging/developing countries. [-]

PhD in Bioinformatics and Genetics

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

Biology, biotechnology and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. The computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Biology, biotechnology and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. The computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. For example the building block of the cell, proteins are modeled in 3D using computer; this enables the rapid and efficient identification of molecular interactions and signal transduction pathways. Similarly, mutations in the genetic sequence can be detected quite fast using the computer technology. Since the recent advancements in computational biology decreased the cost and accelerated the research processes including the drug development, the in silico studies are highly demanded in industry. The young scientists having PhD from our department will have strong background on molecular biology and genetics, analyze the biological data using bioinformatics tools, develop tools, algorithms, and design drug candidates using computational biology techniques such as molecular modeling and simulations. This program is similatly close to basic science, translational science and applications in the sector. The program requires thesis writing. The education is 100% in English. Why Would I Choose This Program? The advanced genetic and computer technology has generated the intensive data processing needs and offered an environment where biology can be generated in silico. Revolutionary applications have been developed and are being developed. Bioinformaticians are globally sought; to... [-]

PhD in Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. [+]

Ph.D. in Ecology The Ph.D. programme in Ecology at USN is focused on correlations between diffrent environmental impacts. What does that mean? Researching correlations between different environmental impacts means that we look further into the relationship between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, both on individual species and ecosystem levels. We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. Environmental research in general, and especially national and international issues related to biodiversity and sustainable use of resources, is facing increasing challenges. The need for this research is growing all over the world and environmental research has relevance for many other disciplines. The doctoral programme in ecology focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation to meet these challenges. Within the doctoral programme in ecology, we have highly qualified and motivated academic staff with broad national and international network. This provides you with a great number of choices when selecting topics for research. [-]

PhD in Biophysics, Chemical and Macromolecular Physics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate from the 4F4 curriculum is a specialist qualified for an independent basic or applied research work in the interdisciplinary fields at the border on physics, chemistry and biology. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Subject entrance examination The subject entrance examination takes the form of a discussion about the chosen study programme and the intended doctoral thesis topic. The committee judges the applicant's interest in the field, motivation, expertise, and overall readiness for doctoral studies. The level of knowledge expected is that required for passing the state final examination of the corresponding master's study programme and branch at Charles University. The applicant must demonstrate his/her insight into the basic areas of science relevant to the chosen thesis topic. The committee also takes into account documents submitted with the application, namely the statement by the proposed advisor, by the head of the proposed training department, recommendation letters, CV, and the letter of motivation. Language entrance examination The language entrance examination verifies that you have an adequate command of the English language, i.e. at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Conditions for admission Admission for studies You will be admitted for studies if you have completed a Master degree programme, successfully pass (or get a waiver of) the subject and language entrance examination, and if an advisor in the required study programme is available. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate from the 4F4 curriculum is a specialist qualified for an independent basic or applied research work in the interdisciplinary fields at the border on physics, chemistry and biology. He has got deep knowledge of relevant physical... [-]

PhD in Biochemistry

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the Ph.D. doctoral program in Biochemistry is expected to have broad theoretical and practical knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology. In their particular field, he/she is able to produce and present scientific results at the international level. [+]

Chemistry of the Life Processes Students entering this Program are trained in all fields of Biochemistry including bioenergetics, enzymology, molecular biology, protein chemistry and structure, immunochemistry, xenobiochemistry (biochemistry of foreign substances), chemical and cellular fundaments of the metabolic reactions etc. Students participating in the Program are actively involved in grant supported research projects at the Department of Biochemistry of the Faculty of Science of Charles University Prague as well as in the collaborating laboratories at the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, and in regional and company laboratories. The studies in the Program are successfully completed after obtaining the English Language Certificate (issued by independent organizations), and after passing the State Doctoral Examination in biochemistry and two other subjects (usually suggested by the supervisor), and the defense of the PhD Thesis the important part of which is at least one publication in international peer-reviewed journal at which the candidate must be the principal author. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this... [-]

PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové + 1 more

Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Scholarship 100.000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Content of the entrance examination Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. Additional conditions for the bonus (practice) Successfully completed (degree) university studies in healthcare bioanalytics, pharmacy or related field. Diploma thesis with analytical focus. Experience in bioanalytical laboratory. Criteria for the evaluation examination Professional knowledge level – reviewed on answers to questions stated in General content of entrance exam Submitted doctoral project – complexity of project, modern methodical access to solution and project continuation of actually solved topics in appropriate field of study are evaluated Conditions for admission Application form must be submitted to the stated term incl. all enclosures Finishing of required former studies Successfully passed entrance exam [-]

PhD in Physical Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. [+]

Overview This field of the study is focused on the scientific and independent progressive creative work in the broad field of advanced physical chemistry including both theoretical and experimental studies. The topics comprise advanced theoretical and experimental chemical thermodynamics (both chemical and phase equilibria), various computer simulations mainly of biologically relevant systems, theory of fluids, theoretical photodynamics and photochemistry, experimental plasmonics and near-field/surface enhanced spectroscopies, study of membrane properties and development of their use for separation processes and physicochemical description of multicomponent fluid-phase systems. The graduates from this field of study will gain deep general knowledge of physical and computational chemistry; experimental and interpretative skills in the specialized fields like thermodynamics; photochemistry and photophysics; surface and interface chemistry; membrane separation science; vibrational spectroscopy; plasmonics and optical nanoimaging; molecular electrochemistry and molecular beam reactions. These special skills are determined by the topic of the thesis; and may range from the theoretical computational chemistry to experimental studies related either to unique instrument development or to precise and reliable data acquisition of physicochemical characteristics of matter. Careers The graduates from this study will find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of physical chemistry; chemical physics, computational chemistry, photophysics, theoretical photochemistry and nanotechnology; at universities; institutes of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and in advanced research centers both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Selection of recent theses Electrochemical oxidation mechanism of flavonoid compounds Prediction of phase equilibria in one-component systems using methods of theoretical chemistry Electrochemical and spectrometric... [-]

Biodiversity Management Research Degrees

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. PhD & MSc by research with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Providing training for conservation practitioners. The School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent offers unique opportunities for advanced study and training in the conservation and management of biodiversity. The School is home to the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), a leading international research and training centre dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems around the world. Since it was founded in 1989, DICE has graduated over fifty research students, and as with all its other activities, a major characteristic of the research degree programme in biodiversity management is its international and interdisciplinary focus. The varied research interests of our academic staff allows us to offer supervision of research on a wide variety of projects on different organisms or systems and in different habitats and countries. Hence, there are specific research projects underway on species conservation, wildlife management law, tourism and conservation, and the sustainable uses of biodiversity. Academic programme A candidate undertaking a research degree must submit a thesis that demonstrates an ability to undertake an original investigation, to test an hypothesis and to understand the relationship of your field of study to a wider field of knowledge. Additionally, in the case of a doctorate, the thesis submitted must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. For a MSc by research and thesis, a candidate is registered... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Biomedical Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent and creative scientific research in the area of Biomedical Engineering. [+]

The main goal of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering (PDEBIOM), offered jointly by the Departments of Industrial Electronics, Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Minho, is to provide an educational environment that encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent and creative scientific research in the area of Biomedical Engineering. The scientific domain of this Doctoral Program is Biomedical Engineering, This doctoral program consists of a curricular component, with 60 ECTS, and the preparation of a PhD thesis. The conclusion of the curricular component will confer a degree of Advanced Studies in Biomedical Engineering, with a final grade obtained from the ratings of the courses that constitutes its study plan. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements May apply to the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering, holders of Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or legal equivalent. May also apply holders of a degree (5 years) in areas related to Biomedical Engineering with academic, scientific and professional exception, if recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the School of Engineering. May also apply to the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering candidates which meet either the requirements in paragraphs a) to c)... [-]

PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Biology

Lithuanian Sports University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

PhD studies in the area of Biology at LSU started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2013, 61 doctors of science were trained. In 2011, joint doctoral studies in Biological Sciences of Lithuanian Sports University and the University of Tartu (Estonia) were launched [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. PhD studies in the area of Biology at LSU started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2014, 65 doctors of science were trained. In 2011, joint doctoral studies in Biological Sciences of Lithuanian Sports University and the University of Tartu (Estonia) were launched. Joint LSU and UT PhD studies in Biology consolidated research in the area of Biology, and they ensure more integrated and substantial investigations of scientific problems in biology. Research of doctoral students in Biological Sciences involves many branches of biology: - Physiology, - Biomechanics, - Bioinformatics, - Histology, - Genetics, - Animal anatomy and morphology, - Animal physiology; - Endocrinology, - Immunology, - General pathology, - Gerontology, - Biochemistry, - Neurology, - Anatomy/morphology, - Epidemiology, - Molecular biophysics. The duration of doctoral studies is 4 years. Qualification of persons to be admitted Having a Master's or equivalent qualification degree in the field of Biomedical Sciences or: - The field of Biochemistry (04P) , - The field of Veterinary Medicine (02A), - The field of Zoological Techniques (03A) - Branches of Physical Education, Motor Learning, Sport (S273) or Research Methodology (S274). [-]

PhD in Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology. [+]

Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs Abbreviation: DKAP_CHTP Level of course unit: Doctoral Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry Academic year: 2017/2018 Title awarded: Ph.D. Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs" Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle) Accredited from: 21.12.2015 Accredited until: 31.5.2020 Specific admission requirements: Master degree in chemical engineering, food chemistry or other chemical specializations earned at university faculties, ICT Prague or agricultural universities. Profile of the programme: The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology. The program is oriented both in food production with the emphasize to secure and develop advanced technologies, as well as in quality control and safety of food products. That is why the students will complete courses of disciplines necessary for the study. The program is oriented both to food production with the respect to the implementation and development of advanced technologies and to the control of quality and safety of food products. This corresponds with the necessary disciplines the students will complete during the course of their studies. The graduates find jobs in the university and non-university research ,in the research and development departments of private companies - both in the Czech Republic and the EU (e.g. European Food Safety Authority, DG SANCO), in the complex of agro-food plants etc. The graduate are also qualified to work in the institutions of state control and business organizations. Key learning outcomes: The PhD... [-]

PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

Doctoral Degrees in Biological and Life Sciences in Europe 2017. Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research. Programme Leader Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobi- lization of enzymes. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Biophysics, Biology, Biological Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Curriculum BASIC COURSES Problems of Modern Biophysics 2 (72) Biophysics 2 (72) ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]