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PhD Programs in Education in Europe 2020

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. 

 

Teaching can be very frustrating if you do not advance your education skills and knowledge to doctorate level. This will enable you to understand the concepts better and deliver quality content to your students. It will also enable you to understand the student's behavior well.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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Keele University

Research into education policy draws on a diversity of intellectual traditions, including critical social policy, poststructuralist theories of governance, feminism, theo ... [+]

Our group has two broad lines of research activity.

The first is concerned with understanding the source, scope and pattern of education policy; that is in exploring the origins of policies, the nature and definition of the problems that education is asked to solve, and the historical, cultural and social practices that filter or mediate policies. The second concerns educational practices and performance and the development of quality in schooling, including work on the educational potential of new technologies, forms of excellence in teaching practice and the performance of schools.

Research into education policy draws on a diversity of intellectual traditions, including critical social policy, poststructuralist theories of governance, feminism, theories of identity and cultural studies. We have recently focused on two interconnected themes; the reshaping of education governance and its consequences for social inclusion/exclusion and education politics, and families, childhood and identity in education. Research into educational practices and performance and the development of quality in schooling focuses on teaching and learning practice school management and leadership. Projects are often run in close collaboration with schools.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
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Part-time
1 - 3 years
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University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science

Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and le ... [+]

Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and learning chemistry, which is based on deepening the knowledge of the chemistry didactics and of the relevant area of chemistry, pedagogy, psychology, computer science and other disciplines, to learn the methods of scientific work in the mentioned fields and will significantly contribute to a comprehensive improvement of the work of chemistry teachers at various levels of the education system, experts on curriculum creation and its evaluation in accordance with current scientific knowledge and research. The branch includes a range of topics, e.g. the transformation of scientific knowledge of chemical processes into chemistry teaching and learning, research and development of school chemical experiments, ICT applications in chemical education, environmental and toxicological aspects of chemistry education etc. A mandatory part of the study relates to the acquisition of deep knowledge of chemistry didactics (educational theory and practice in chemistry), selected areas of specialized chemistry and pedagogical methodology and especially chemistry didactic research. Individual study plan allows getting more specific knowledge and skills, in particular through elective courses.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
Unicaf University (ZM)

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, ... [+]

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers.

The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The Ph.D. programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a Ph.D. is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student, you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.... [-]

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Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - University of Maribor

In the first semester of the first year, the student takes three compulsory subjects and two elective pedagogical subjects, which represent the basis of the doctoral stud ... [+]

Program structure

In the first semester of the first year, the student takes three compulsory subjects and two elective pedagogical subjects, which represent the basis of the doctoral study in the field of engineering in education. In the second semester of the first year, the student upgrades knowledge with two elective subjects in the technical field and one elective course in the pedagogical didactic field. At the same time, he/she begins his/her individual research work on relevant issues in the field of education in engineering. In two semesters, the student completes 1800 hours of organized and individual forms of study and research work and collects 60 ECTS credits.

In the winter semester of the second year, students take optional elective courses from postgraduate study programs of domestic or foreign faculties or universities (one course in technical direction and one course in pedagogy). The student may also select the subjects from the elective subjects of the proposed study program if he/she did not select them previously. In the winter semester of the second year, the student also performs individual research work, which he/she continues in the second semester of the second year. In two semesters of the second year, the student completes 1800 hours of organized and individual forms of study and research work and collects 60 ECTS credits.... [-]

Slovenia Maribor
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Mary Immaculate College

The Structured PhD programme is a four-year structured programme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific... ... [+]

New Structured PhD (Education)

The Structured PhD programme is a four-year structured programme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline-specific courses and generic skills and training. Modules are delivered during the week and weekends. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel. There is periodic assessment and guidance to ensure you complete your PhD within a four year period. Guided by Professional Development Planning, you can organize your coursework and research activities over the course of your studies.

How will I benefit from the programme?

You will join a programme designed in line with best international practice in doctoral education and research and share classes with students from diverse backgrounds in education and related inter-disciplinary fields including sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. A team of renowned academics will deliver innovative master classes and international schools. You will enjoy excellent facilities and have an opportunity to avail of very attractive funding schemes. The Structured PhD programme from Mary Immaculate College has a collaborative link with the Structured PhD programme in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, the University of Limerick which will provide you with opportunities for mobility between programmes on both campuses.... [-]

Ireland Limerick
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Palacky University

Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under ... [+]

Program description:

Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. This type of study program is intended for graduates of master's degree in psychology and represents the third academic degree.

The discipline Educational Psychology assumes the student specialization and leads to self-reliant scientific, creative and research work and prepare for the future path of a highly qualified expert. It is conceived as an interdisciplinary branch based on the application of theoretical knowledge in other fields of science and psychological practice. The study is focused on acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills for performing scientific research and the research work in the field of psychology.... [-]

Czech Republic Olomouc
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Full-time
3 years
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IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

One of the four field-specific tracks is Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences, which is under the “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” PhD Program. ... [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Education in Europe 2020. 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 2020
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
Rezekne University of Applied Sciences

The programme is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on high-level, practice-based ... [+]

The programme is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on high-level, practice-based research into one of the of research areas. It is a research degree whose purpose is to assist professionals to develop a relationship between research and their professional activities.

Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the programme. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English.

Qualification awarded: Doctor’s degree in Pedagogy (PhD).

Admission requirements: Master's degree in Pedagogy, Psychology, Educational management or Humanitarian Sciences, Social Science, Social welfare and social assistance if professional experience in education at least 3 years.... [-]

Latvia Rēzekne
February 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Stirling

This PhD course is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. This doctorate will be of interest to those who have a background in languages, linguistics, applied linguistics, ... [+]

Overview

This PhD course is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. This doctorate will be of interest to those who have a background in languages, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field as well as to language teaching practitioners who have a keen interest in research.

This course will develop your research skills and set you on the path to becoming an autonomous researcher. The PhD is a significant qualification which will mark you out as an expert researcher in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You’ll achieve new skills in understanding complex matters, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, increase your confidence as a researcher and expand your knowledge of the field while also enjoying the PhD experience.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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Part-time
36 - 96 months
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Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the co ... [+]

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the complex effects of intentional and spontaneous physical activity on human personality development in the bio-psycho-social context and in conditions of physical education and sports, physiotherapy, health physical education including their effective management.

The aim of doctoral studies in kinanthropology is the scientific preparation of experts to ensure their ability in regards both to independent research, scientific and pedagogical activities and to practical applications of acquired knowledge and skills in accordance with the needs of the practice. It is an interdisciplinary study program that requires the variability of approach to task solving reflecting the entire thematic spread of this scientific discipline. A system approach is accentuated during the course of study with an emphasis on the specificity of kinanthropology, both in terms of methodology and content. Doctoral studies in the kinanthropology program are highly individualized, based on the type of the dissertation thesis project and also on the field of undergraduate studies. The preparation program is selected to develop the student’s theoretical and methodological readiness in relation to his/her dissertation specialization with the aim of systematic scientific activity in the chosen research problem.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Education

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced pre ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced preparation of highly qualified experts in terms of research and teaching. In accordance with a broad spectrum of musical pedagogy, the specialization follows the scope of the study corresponding to the target: preparation of specialists in the area of research of general music education, vocational training and other activities requiring such a specialization.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance Examination

Applicants hand in a written research project proposal (including bibliography) up to 10 pages on the candidate´s selected vocational topic. The research project must be sent together with the application to the Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Charles University. It is expected that the research project has its own ideas and proves to have skills for scientific work. The project should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the goals and structure of the issue and the methods in theoretical research and professional literature.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
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Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The program focuses on the education of graduates prepared to solve research problems in the sub-area of computer science related to the generation and processing of visu ... [+]

The program focuses on the education of graduates prepared to solve research problems in the sub-area of computer science related to the generation and processing of visual information (computer graphics, image analysis, machine vision) and/or computer games development.

The primary means of education is independent research, publication, and presentation of research results, as well as their eventual transfer to the industry through student internships. The creative activity within the program focuses on developing new or improving existing mathematical methods, algorithms and technologies dealing with computer processing of visual information and with computer games. The program reflects the growing demand for advanced technologies and builds on the exceptional expertise of MFF UK and UTIA ASCR in these research areas. Graduates can be employed in academia, public research institutions, and private companies.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
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Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Science

The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their hig ... [+]

The program is carried out without any specialization.

The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their high erudition. The absolvents of the doctoral study will be ready for independent scientific, pedagogical, and coordination work in this field. The absolvents, will be able to use their skills at didactic places of work at universities and colleges which prepare Chemistry teachers, in the research institutes of Czech Ministry of Education which concern themselves with the chemical education problematics, in workplaces of institutions and organizations focused on postgraduate teacher education, in national and international institutions and organizations focused on state-wide or international research in chemical or science education (Division of Chemical Education EuCheMS, European Science Education Research Association, International Organization of Science and Technology Education, International Council of Associations for Science Education etc.).... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

This Ph.D. program addresses the study of pedagogical and didactic sciences in an interdisciplinary context, providing the necessary skills to face research in the theore ... [+]

This Ph.D. program addresses the study of pedagogical and didactic sciences in an interdisciplinary context, providing the necessary skills to face research in the theoretical and empirical-experimental field and promoting the development of innovative application practices.

Course Description

The program responds to the growing need in international research to develop complex interpretations of socio-cultural and educational systems and to deepen conceptual, theoretical and methodological models. The study plan foresees different activities to ensure that Ph.D. students acquire basic epistemological skills, specific didactic and disciplinary skills as well as transversal skills.

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Italy Bolzano
October 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Universidade da Coruña

The Doctoral Program in Psychological Development, Learning and Health allows professionals in these fields to better understand research and the latest advances. These s ... [+]

Introduction

This PhD program is interuniversity and involves researchers from the universities of A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela. In their teams are also integrated researchers from the universities of Barcelona, ​​Oviedo and Valencia, as well as the Institute Xerontolóxico Matia (INGEMA).

The program welcomes more than 30 researchers and is organized around two lines of research:

Line A Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology Line B Health psychology.

The main objective of the program is to develop research skills in the fields related to the two proposed lines of research and the teams that comprise them (eg database management and document review, planning and implementation of experimental designs, psychological evaluation And collection of information, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, writing and defense of scientific reports and multidisciplinary teamwork in national and international groups).... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2020
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus