Doctorate Degrees in Biology

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There are many PhD Biology programs located around the world, each offering unique programs and perspectives, with high quality education and professional faculty. Many PhD programs in Biology are innovative and interactive with students working closely with other students as well as faculty. 

PhD in Biology programs usually include gaining a solid foundation in biology knowledge base, as well as such concentrations as ecology, evolutionary biology, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and neuroscience. PhD programs in Biology usually consist of challenging coursework, seminars, laboratory work, research, and dissertation, all working closely with faculty. Graduates of PhD Biology programs are prepared to enter careers as educators and researchers at private and public institutions. 

If you are considering a PhD degree in Biology, then scroll through the options below and take the next step toward your personal and professional goals!

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PhD, MSc, BSc in Marine Biology

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wilmington

Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Biology & Marine Biology Mission Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW strives to train the next generation of scientists and educators, and prepare all students to make sound judgments based on a solid foundation of biological principles. The department provides an environment in which excellent teaching coupled with diverse research opportunities encourage our faculty to become leaders in their discipline. Our teaching emphasizes current theories of biological science, knowledge of basic investigative skills, and methods of critical inquiry. Our research programs, in both applied and basic aspects of discovery, value investigations of biological phenomena that impact the quality of life in our region and beyond. We lend our professional expertise to all endeavors that work for the improvement of the human condition and our environment. We believe the importance of modern biological principles must transcend the university classroom and enable our students to contribute as global citizens. Degrees Offered The Department of Biology and Marine Biology offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in marine biology, both of which prepare students for advanced study, and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in biology, a more flexible program which can be designed to meet personal educational goals. Students may also choose professional programs in Teacher Certification for Secondary Science (Biological Sciences) or Pre-professional programs in... [-]

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 [+]

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 Chemical and Biological Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

 

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future. The research areas of interest are:

 

Dug Discovery Tissue Engineering Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control and Optimization Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids ... [-]

PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time September 2017 Qatar Doha

The multidisciplinary, taught programs are tailored to focus on fields that are central to the long-term aspirations and needs of Qatar and the region. They have been designed to train the next generation of scientists to be able to capitalize on a full spectrum of knowledge across the life sciences and to give students all the skills they need to translate research findings into clinical benefits... [+]

PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. programs expose graduate students to state-of-the-art basic, clinical, and translational life sciences research. The multidisciplinary, taught programs are tailored to focus on fields that are central to the long-term aspirations and needs of Qatar and the region. They have been designed to train the next generation of scientists to be able to capitalize on a full spectrum of knowledge across the life sciences and to give students all the skills they need to translate research findings into clinical benefits. The Biological and Biomedical Sciences program are delivered by highly experienced faculty from around the world, who have been handpicked based on their expertise and competence in key subject areas. Admissions requirements Applicants seeking admission to the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) graduate program must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. They must have an excellent undergraduate academic record with a strong background in science and evidence of coursework in biological or medical sciences. Particularly for admission to the Ph.D. program, prior research experience will be seen as favorable. In addition, applicants with a background in computer science, engineering, or mathematics will also be considered if they are interested in pursuing studies in bioinformatics and computational biology. 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. While the GRE is not required for... [-]

PhD of Science in Biological Sciences

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Canada Windsor

Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities for advanced independent research and study, culminating in presentation and defense of a dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is normally completed in three to five years (a two-year minimum applies if students already hold a recognized M.Sc. degree). During this time, students take a minimum of three courses and present three departmental seminars. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Our Ph.D. program offers opportunities for advanced independent research and study, culminating in presentation and defense of a dissertation. The Ph.D. degree is normally completed in three to five years (a two-year minimum applies if students already hold a recognized M.Sc. degree). During this time, students take a minimum of three courses and present three departmental seminars. Excellence in Graduate Research The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor offers outstanding graduate training for both Master’s and Doctoral level studies. Our faculty are outstanding biologists with international reputations as excellent researchers. Our graduates have achieved success at all levels of academia, industry, and government, and have also used their education as a springboard to success in professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy. Graduate studies at University of Windsor are structured toward the advancement of research. Our programs are designed to provide flexibility in course requirements so that you can tailor your program to enhance your research training and productivity. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs engage research at every level of focus from molecular processes to the ecosystem, using microbial, plant, and animal systems. Outstanding Facilities The Biology Building occupies over 6,040 square meters of office and laboratory space. We have numerous special facilities that support outstanding research across the biological sciences. For studies in cell, molecular, and developmental biology: Molecular biology core facility State-of-the-art confocal microscopy facilities Automated sequencers and DNA cloning technology Microarray technology and a bioinformatics server Cell... [-]

The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University (PhD)

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years April 2017 Japan Hirosaki + 1 more

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (PhD)" is organized on 
 the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life Science) of Hirosaki University, 
Iwate University, Yamagata University, the Master's Course (Animal Husbandry) of Obihiro University 
of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, and the research facilities of each university. [+]

"The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Iwate University. (PhD)" is organized on 
 the basis of three Master Courses (Agriculture or Agriculture and Life Science) of Hirosaki University, 
Iwate University, Yamagata University, the Master's Course (Animal Husbandry) of Obihiro University 
of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, and the research facilities of each university.
 This school is operated in close cooperation with the Master's Courses of the four universities and provides an 
independent 3 year Doctoral Course.
 Each student can choose their major advisory professor from faculty belonging to any of the constituent universities
 and other partner research institutions.
 And they attend the university where their major advisory professor belongs to. 

UGAS has 4 majors as follows.
 Bioproduction Science
 Bioresources Science
 Cryobiosystems Science
 Biotic Environment Science
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PhD in Biology

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. [+]

PhDs in Biology. Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. Degree requirements To obtain this degree, you take the following 60 credit hours of coursework: 45 units beyond the bachelor’s degree, covering the major principles of biological sciences 15 units or more BIO 799 to research, write, and defend your dissertation Additional requirements You must also: have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residence requirements pass the oral exam on your dissertation This doctoral degree allows advanced students to pursue their content and research skills while studying under faculty specialists in microbiology, botany, genetics, bioinformatics, human biology, ecology, and zoology. The program is enhanced by advanced research facilities that include the Deaver Herbarium, the Electron Microscope Facility, and the nationally prominent Microbial Genetic and Genomics Center, home to powerful research into anthrax, plague, and other bacterial-disease-causing infections. What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology? The Doctor of Philosophy program provides advanced training in research through focused coursework and extensive research experience, using an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. Students will develop expertise in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data at a level appropriate to the profession. University Requirements To receive a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses, from one or more... [-]

PhD In Biology

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The PhD in biology aims at acquiring and deepening the necessary knowledge and skills to advanced research in biology. [+]

The PhD in biology aims at acquiring and deepening the necessary knowledge and skills to advanced research in biology. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Offered jointly with the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), the program includes budget management training objectives and people as well as pedagogy. Program Structure The PhD in biology involves the writing of a dissertation of 76 credits to deepen a topic in biology field of specialization. As part of the training, the candidates will develop an analytical mind and the theoretical thinking skills able to advance their research. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest... [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Agrobiosciences

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

The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. [+]

PhDs in Biology. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program characterized by an interdisciplinary connotation and designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community and to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies in economics. The Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” consists in the following curricula: Genomics and Crop Science (Plant Biotechnology; Plant Genetics; Plant Physiology; Plant Genomics; Crop Sciences; Advanced technologies in Horticulture; Crop production and quality) Agriculture, Environment and Landscape (Multifunctional and sustainable agriculture, Organic and integrated agriculture, Crop production and quality; Agroecosystem management and functional biodiversity; Landscape Agronomy; Multicriteria analysis of food and non-food cropping systems; Agro-environemntal comparison of cropping systems; Agriculture-territory-landscape) Students are admitted to the three years Ph.D. in Agrobiosciences further to a successful entrance examination. Eligible applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title. As stated in the Regulations of the School, the Ph.D. Programme in “Agrobiosciences” is a three-year program of advanced studies and supervised research; after the end of the Programme, the Diploma di Perfezionamento is conferred to students who have fulfilled the didactic requirement and passed a final examination with thesis dissertation; the Diploma di Perfezionamento is the equivalent of a Ph.D degree. [-]

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. [+]

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 for 1 year of full time study or 2 years... [-]

PhD in Bioengineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong

Students must successfully complete an advanced study program, including postgraduate courses and a thesis that demonstrates significant original research. Students are required to attend and present seminars, undertake substantial coursework and conduct research for their thesis. [+]

PhDs in Biology. The field of Bioengineering is broad, with its foundations in all the engineering sciences as well as in biological, medical, behavioral and health sciences. Joining the Bioengineering Program as a postgraduate student offers you the opportunity to build a bridge between the basic life sciences and engineering and to assist in the advancement of technology. The key discoveries of the 21st century will come from the systematic application of bioengineering principles and discoveries including the intelligent process utilization of biological information, the design of new diagnostic instruments, devices and sensors, the design of biologically inspired engineering systems, the development of new bioprocesses, and the development of health care products and biomedical materials. The multi-disciplinary Bioengineering Program allows students to apply the tools of engineering, computer science and physical sciences to their study of biological processes. It adopts a systematic and quantitative approach to the study of biological systems and seeks to provide students with the knowledge to contribute to the biomedical industry as well as to optimize existing bioprocesses and develop new biotechnologies. Students must successfully complete an advanced study program, including postgraduate courses and a thesis that demonstrates significant original research. Students are required to attend and present seminars, undertake substantial coursework and conduct research for their thesis. On completion, the thesis must demonstrate a high level of competency in research. All students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Program. It usually takes a minimum of three years' full-time study to complete. Part-time... [-]

PhD in Molecular Bioscience at Montana State University

American Consortium of Universities (Interlink)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Louisville

The Molecular Biosciences Program offers an interdisciplinary program towards a Doctorate in Philosophy in the Life Sciences. Students in the MBSP program are able to pursue research across department boundaries, before selecting a specific area of study at the end of the first year. [+]

The Molecular Biosciences Program offers an interdisciplinary program towards a Doctorate in Philosophy in the Life Sciences. Students in the MBSP program are able to pursue research across department boundaries, before selecting a specific area of study at the end of the first year. This program allows graduate students to rotate in three different laboratories during their first year, within their chosen area of research. By the end of the first year they must select a research advisor and be formally admitted to a department to conduct a research project leading to the completion of a Doctorate of Philosophy. Research Areas: Biofilm Sciences & Engineering BioInspired Materials Bioinformatics/Genomics/Proteomics Biomedical Sciences Biophysics Cell, Developmental, & Molecular Biology Chemical Biology Environmental Microbiology Immunology & Infectious Disease Life in Extreme Environments Biological & Mathematical Modeling Neuroscience Plant Sciences Virology This interdisciplinary program brings together faculty departments and research centers across campus: Cell Biology and Neuroscience; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Center for BioInspired Materials, Computer Science Department and the Thermal Biology Institute to provide students with laboratory instructions to become successful research scientists. Application Deadlines All applications for the following Fall semester must be submitted by December 11th. Any incomplete application will not be reviewed by the selection committee and will be deemed ineligible for the Molecular Bioscience program fellowship Required Tests The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is... [-]

PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics and Virology

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. program has sound theoretical and practical knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, genetics and virology. He/she is highly qualified in these fields, especially in that which was the subject of his/her dissertation. [+]

PhDs in Biology. The subjects applied specific molecular approaches in the detailed exploration of the heredity and variability of organisms the uncovering of the structural and functional relations between information macromolecules (nucleic acids and proteins) as the basis of the existence and manifestation/expression of living matter at all levels of complexity of its organisation. It is concerned with the structure and function of genes, the biosynthesis of proteins as gene products – gene expression and its regulation. Classical and molecular biological approaches are applied to all biological objects in normal and pathological states with the aim of discovering, understanding and purposefully modifying the mechanisms of all their manifestations, including the viral level and gene therapy. Their subject of study and methods mean that these disciplines have an impact on practically all the scientific and research fields of biology and biomedicine and have an influence on the applied spheres of medicine (congenital and infectious diseases, vaccines, new drugs), agriculture (transgenic organisms and the improvement plants and animals), ecology (the relationship between organisms and the environment, control of pollution of the environment and non-traditional processing of wastes) and biotechnologies based primarily on the procedures of genetic engineering and genetic manipulation. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Biology. 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) [-]