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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Those who study economics first and foremost learn the differences between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics involves the behavior of individual markets, such as households and firms, and their interactions. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, involves looking at the entire economy as a whole.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Hanken School of Economics

The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points ... [+]

Get a PhD in Business and Economics

Become the knowledge producer of tomorrow and beyond

Do you have:

An interest in business and economics beyond the ordinary? A Master’s degree and a passion for creating knowledge? A desire to work with issues that are important to both yourself and society? A wish to safeguard your employability in the global economy of tomorrow and beyond?

Hanken signs employment contracts with all new doctoral students. The employment contracts are for 12 months with an option of a further 12 months, provided there has been good study progress.

Programme Structure

The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework.... [-]

Finland Helsinki Vaasa
January 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of ... [+]

The form of study: full-time or distance

Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)

Entrance examination: is led by a committee nominated by the scientific board of the relevant study program and assigned by the dean of the faculty. The entrance examination consists of a scientific discussion, oral interview verifying the knowledge of English and a second foreign language of global use and the transcript of records from previous university studies.

Profile of the graduate

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. Graduates should be able to independently work on solutions for serious economic problems, including environmental protection at sectoral and company level within the agrarian sector as an integral part of the national economy. Graduates should manage alternative approaches for solving economic problems on both the business and corporate level and be capable of supporting interdisciplinary synthesis supporting the optimization of economic actions and processes towards sustainable development.... [-]

Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Stockholm School of Economics

The Ph.D. Program in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) combines the advantages of a small department with a close and informal connection to faculty, w ... [+]

Doctoral Programs in Economics in Europe 2019.

The Ph.D. Program in Economics is a five-year, full-time, residential program taught in English. SSE does not offer distance learning or allow for part-time studies.

In order to receive a Ph.D. degree in Economics from SSE, you must earn 240 ECTS. These credits consist of a coursework component (105 ECTS) and a dissertation component (135 ECTS).

The core courses (60 ECTS) of the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics, and Finance (SDPE) are compulsory and should be completed in your first year of study. In the second year, you can choose from a large selection of elective courses (45 ECTS). In the beginning of your second year of study, you find a subject field for your dissertation and decide on an SSE faculty member for your supervisor; you will be conducting dissertation research in your final two to three years. The program ends with a thesis defense.... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
August 2020
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Cracow University of Economics

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, ar ... [+]

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, are designed for candidates interested in academic research, willing to explore multidisciplinary research opportunities given at the CUE. The aim of the programme is to educate future researchers, teachers, and professionals, and to contribute to the development and application of scientific knowledge at an international level.

The programme lasts for 3 years (6 semesters); Doctoral students meet four times a year (2 times per semester). Each meeting lasts for three days (Friday-Sunday); Study programme is designed esp... [-]
Poland Kraków
October 2019
Part-time
3 years
Campus
University of Economics Prague - Faculty of Business Administration

The study branch Economics focuses on training scientists and researchers who want to gain or deepen their existing, knowledge and skills in the areas of macroeconomics a ... [+]

For up-to-date information about the PhD programmes at the Faculty of Business Administration see the website.

Ph.D. Economics (English)

The study branch Economics focuses on training scientists and researchers who want to gain or deepen their existing, knowledge and skills in the areas of macroeconomics and microeconomics. In the field of macroeconomics, the focus is on the issues of analysis, and the influence of the institutional environment on macroeconomic management decision making in companies. In microeconomics, both the theory of prices and competition are the subjects of study, and secondly, the analysis of the impact of microeconomic (structural) policies on the corporate sphere.The students’ field of study, in addition to the compulsory and optional subjects, involves scientific and research work, based on the independent study of Czech and foreign literature, which gives the most up to date information in the field. Therefore, the student is required to engage in his/her own publication activity during the course of study. Studies are completed by the State Doctoral Examination and the defense of the Doctoral dissertation.It is expected that graduates will work in the fields of science and research, as well as in teaching (especially in universities). They will also work in the strategic and analytical departments of financial and non-financial companies.The structure of the programme is as follows:Block A: Subjects common to the whole school:... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
LUISS PhD programs

The PhD in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics. It is aimed at training international ec ... [+]

The PhD in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics. It is aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and capable of expanding the frontiers of research in economic disciplines.

The program requires full-time attendance and is taught entirely in English. It is designed to give students the ability to understand and elaborate a broad spectrum of economic problems and to provide up to date analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques.

Students acquire the necessary skills to undertake both academic and professional careers, in universities, international research institutions, public authorities, central banks, consulting and financial institutions.... [-]

Italy Rome
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Durham University Business School

Our research is broad ranging and far reaching and includes economic growth and policy, behavioral economics and finance, and economic and financial development in China ... [+]

The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organizations and government institutions.

Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest caliber, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating.... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
Technical University of Liberec

The aim of the program is to provide candidates with complex Ph.D. studies in IT technologies and systems along with fundamental knowledge in economics. ... [+]

Ph.D. in System Engineering and Informatics, Economics and Informatics

The highest degree of university education provides deep and systematic knowledge of the information systems for analysis specialisation, projecting optimised conception of information systems and their running with regard to their users. Apart from the gained knowledge of information systems, the students gain considerable expertise in economics and management. The students acquire a prerequisite for succeeding in economic and managerial positions at the highest level of corporate and other institutions management. Further, the students will be of use at universities, and in science and research institutions.... [-]

Czech Republic Liberec
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

Ph.D. program in economics aims to prepare students for outstanding research in economics. Upon graduation, our students will be able to pursue careers in prominent unive ... [+]

PhD in Economics

Ph.D. program in economics aims to prepare students for outstanding research in economics. Upon graduation, our students will be able to pursue careers in prominent universities, research institutions, and government agencies in Turkey and abroad.The first year of the program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics, while during their second year, students take more advanced courses in the fields of their own choice. After finishing their coursework, students begin their own research and devote most of their time to writing their Ph.D. dissertation.Koç University is one of the best places to obtain a Ph. D. degree in economics. The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad. Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific Tracks offered and is under the “Systems Science” PhD Program. ... [+]

2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Deadline for applications – April 23rd 2019, 12 pm CEST

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.

Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 32 fully-funded scholarships within two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.... [-]

Italy Lucca
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
University Of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics and Business

The doctoral study program in Economics and Business Economics of the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka is the member of the two prestigious doctoral networks/associations: ... [+]

Postgraduate Doctoral Study in Economics and Business Economics

The doctoral study program in Economics and Business Economics of the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka is the member of the two prestigious doctoral networks/associations: Central and South-Eastern European Ph.D. Network (CESEENET) and European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA). This enables our students to be additionally included in student exchange, participate at distinguished summer schools and workshops. Besides our professors, the distinguished foreign professors are engaged in the program also and our doctoral candidates could pick up their supervisors from the high-quality professors from all around the world.... [-]

Croatia Rijeka
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Brno University of Technology

Doctoral education provides to the graduates with Master's degree in the field of company management and economics higher level of education deepening theoretical knowled ... [+]

Company Management and Economics

Abbreviation: DSP-ŘEP-ELength of Study: 4 yearsProgramme: Economics and ManagementFaculty: Faculty of Business and ManagementAcademic year: 2019/2020Accredited until: 1.11.2019Mode of study: Full-time, Combined

Profile of the branch:

Doctoral education provides to the graduates with Master's degree in the field of company management and economics higher level of education deepening theoretical knowledge. The aim of doctoral study branch is to teach methods of scientific work.

Key learning outcomes:

A graduate of doctoral study is capable of independent scientific, research and directive work. He is ready to tackle challenging conceptual, research and development problems in management and economics. He is able to carry out research, development, and production independently in practice.... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
SMC University

The Ph.D. /Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field ... [+]

Extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today

EXCEL IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Political Economy is being offered jointly and as a dual degree program by SMC University and Universidad Central de Nicaragua. The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally. The program consists of courses which provide a broad spectrum of political international problems from the perspective of different parties involved. The program targets individuals who wish to excel in this field of ever-increasing importance and who wish to obtain an international perspective on their previous education and career experience. It also is aimed at individuals wishing to give their career an academic direction, developing skills of applied research, political consulting and lecturing in the field of diplomacy/political science. UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua.... [-]

Switzerland Zug
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

With expert supervision and additional research training, the School of Economics offers an excellent PhD programme. ... [+]

Overview

With expert supervision and additional research training, the School of Economics offers an excellent PhD programme.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

Our academic staff conduct world-leading research across a wide range of subjects, so we can offer expert supervision in most areas of the discipline. You will be assigned two supervisors who will help ensure the smooth progress of your research work.

During your first year, you will complete taught courses in order to acquire the necessary skills and background knowledge for your research. Some are compulsory and some will be recommended by your supervisors. You will also undertake research and generic skills training, provided by the School of Economics and the Graduate School, and start work on your research.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

The PhD in Economics is a four-year program consisting of one and a half year of coursework followed by two and a half years of research. ... [+]

The PhD in Economics is a four-year program consisting of one and a half year of coursework followed by two and a half years of research.

In the first year of the program, the focus is on providing the foundations for successful research. In the first semester of the second year, students choose three additional courses in field subjects (or extra courses in the core subjects), which should be closely related to their research interests. In the second semester of the second year and in the third and fourth years, students are expected to develop their research projects and write a dissertation under the supervision of a faculty member.

Audience

This programme is directed at two main recipients: (i) those who want to become successful academics at universities and research institutions; and (ii) those who want to proceed to a career as a professional economist working for central banks, the banking industry, governmental institutions or in economics and financial consultancy.... [-]

Portugal Lisbon
September 2019
Full-time
4 - 4 years
Campus