Doctorate Degrees in Biology

Compare 39 PhD Programs 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 in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2018 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... [+]

The HBKU Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) PhD is a multidisciplinary graduate program that aims to train the next generation of leaders in biomedical sciences.

The PhD degree path offers students an education that provides them with an advanced level of knowledge – particularly in applied areas of biological and biomedical sciences – and develops critical and independent reasoning skills.

Outline for the BBS PhD program

Students take their core and elective course requirements in the first two to three semesters in the program and should aim to begin their thesis research no later than the second semester in the program.

During their tenure in the PhD program, students will have regular meetings with their Research Advisory Committee (RAC) -- a committee that will give advice and help oversee the student’s progress.... [-]


PhD in Molecular Bioscience at Montana State University

American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)
Campus Full time September 2018 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 ... [-]

DTech in Biotechnology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the DTech in Biotechnology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Biotechnology. [+]

The purpose of the DTech in Biotechnology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of Biotechnology.

The DTech in Biotechnology is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The degree demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form.... [-]


PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2018 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 of Science in Biological Sciences

University of Windsor, Graduate
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Environmental and Biomedical Microbiology (TMAB)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Palma de Mallorca

Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research. [+]

General objectives

Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research.

Doctoral studies aim to provide students with advanced training in research techniques. Usual activities in these studies could incorporate courses, seminars, or other activities directed at education in research. This also involves the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis, which needs to be an original work of research. Specific objectives of the Doctoral Programmes of the Balearic Islands University are: to train researchers and form research teams to successfully address current societal challenges making use of new sciences, techniques and methodologies; to promote the training of the teaching faculty, and to perfect professional, scientific, technical and artistic development of postgraduates.... [-]


PhD in Microbiology

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

This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in wide spectrum of microbiology. Study is targeted on complex mastering of several branches of contemporary microbiology, including environmental, clinical and food microbiology together with principles of molecular genetics. [+]

Overview

This field of study is focused on education of specialists competent to work in wide spectrum of microbiology. Study is targeted on complex mastering of several branches of contemporary microbiology, including environmental, clinical and food microbiology together with principles of molecular genetics.

Careers

Graduate is prepared for research, but also for the leading position in many branches of technological, clinical, environmental and food microbiology laboratories. It is garanted by deep knowledge of basic microbiology and contemporary arrays of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Selection of recent theses β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase from Talaromyces flavus The role of SUMO in cellular response to stress Isolation of antimicrobial peptides from plants Isolation and characterization of lipases and their biotechnological applications New vaccination tools inducing T cell immunity Uptake and intracellular sequestration of zinc by the ectomycorrhizal fungus Russula atropurpurea Pro-apoptotic signaling of Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase toxin Preparation and characterization of recombinant ameloblastin Biofilm, virulence and control strategies of Listeria monocytogenes The study of biological systems responsible for the degradation of chlorbenzoic acids Miscellaneous ... [-]

PhD Microbes and Pathogen Biology

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast + 1 more

These include overlapping themes in Biochemistry, Food Safety and Nutrition, Microbiology, Parasitology and Plant/Soil Science, with a broad research ethos that encompasses research in molecular biosciences from molecules to ecosystems. [+]

PhD Microbes and Pathogen Biology

These include overlapping themes in Biochemistry, Food Safety and Nutrition, Microbiology, Parasitology and Plant/Soil Science, with a broad research ethos that encompasses research in molecular biosciences from molecules to ecosystems.

Biochemistry explores basic facets of cell signalling, molecular interactions and enzymology in the healthy and diseased organism.

Food Safety concentrates on the detection of toxins, drug residues, endocrine disruptors and pathogenic micro-organisms in foods with a view to the improvement of food safety and integrity using diverse systems biology approaches

Nutrition research aims to improve life quality through the reduction of oxidative stress.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology

Alabama State University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Montgomery

The objective of the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology is to impart advanced scientific knowledge in microbiology, to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the-art basic research in microbiology, and closely related disciplines. [+]

The objective of the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology is to impart advanced scientific knowledge in microbiology, to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the-art basic research in microbiology, and closely related disciplines.

Program Vision and Goals

The ultimate vision of the Ph.D. program in microbiology at Alabama State University is to make essential scientific and societal advancements for the benefit of the state of Alabama, region and nation through the operation of a unique new doctoral research and training program. The research, education and service outcomes of the proposed Ph.D. Program in Microbiology will benefit Alabama’s citizens in important ways, namely: 1) create new opportunities to study environmental and commercial food resource issues important to the state’s economy, and the health and safety of its citizens, (2) provide marketable, doctoral-level training opportunities in areas of emerging scientific importance, (3) foster the development and implementation of scientific strategies that maximize stewardship of the state’s environmental and commercial resources, and (4) produce a pool of scientists capable of employing contemporary tools to address emerging societal threats such as rising food and waterborne diseases, bioterrorism, environmental contaminants, and new-generation microbial pathogens.... [-]


PhD in Life Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and an in-depth knowledge of specialized areas, and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. [+]

The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programs and research opportunities in a range of cutting-edge areas in the field, particularly in neuroscience, structural biology, cell and developmental biology, marine and environmental biology and biotechnology.

We strive to provide an inspirational environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges of modern life science.

Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic program in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas.

The PhD program aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and an in-depth knowledge of specialized areas, and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. Submission and successful defense of a thesis are required.... [-]


PhD in Bioinformatics and Genetics

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Biology

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Flagstaff

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

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 ... [-]

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

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years April 2018 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. ... [-]


Official Doctoral Program In Cell And Molecular Biology

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology is an official university degree that addresses training in fundamental molecular and cellular biological research. It has the collaboration of the Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña (INIBIC). [+]

Introduction

The Programme PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology Is an official university degree that addresses training in fundamental molecular and cellular biological research. It has the collaboration of the Institute of Biomedical Research of A Coruña (INIBIC).

Its objective is to train in methodological and instrumental skills to be able to develop research projects in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Plant Physiology and Biomedicine.

Why study the degree

The program offers quality teaching, personalized and integrated in consolidated research groups. It has also recognized national and international prestige.

Lines of investigation ... [-]

PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Biology

Lithuanian Sports University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. ... [-]