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Many universities in Europe offer a highly distinguished PhD education from top-notch universities and highly qualified and professional faculty. There are many programs and universities across Europe that students can look into when considering a PhD in Europe.

For a PhD in Europe, program cost, time, and structure vary depending on the country and the specific university. Generally, it takes a minimum of 4 years to complete a PhD in Europe, and series of examinations are usually not required as they are for other countries, such as the United States. There are a range of options to meet the student’s needs, including options for distance learning for students that cannot commit to full-time education.

Europe is an exciting location for an education. There are so many culturally and intellectually stimulating places to study where students can get a truly international experience interacting with people from all over the globe. Take a look at the options below and find the PhD program in Europe you are looking for!

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Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 France Paris South Africa Cape Town Brazil São Paulo India Delhi China Shanghai USA New York + 11 more

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia [+]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for two types of candidates: experienced business executives who would like “to give something back” and assist in the development of future business leaders by becoming effective educators; and innovative teachers and/or researchers determined to make an impact by contributing to the body knowledge in their chosen disciplines. PhD candidates learn to make a difference through writing, speaking, teaching, researching, consulting, and undertaking entrepreneurial ventures.

The program emphasizes an understanding of management as it is practiced and interpreted across organizations, sectors, and cultures. Each candidate develops the research and teaching skills to generate and encourage new perspectives on management practice. It is designed to emphasize curricular leadership and to focus on applied and theoretical research that improves instruction and educational outcomes.... [-]


Interactive Online PhD

LIGS University
Online Part time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment USA Honolulu Czech Republic Prague + 2 more

The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. [+]

The PhD program at LIGS University is provided by modern Interactive Online form. It makes studying flexible - you can start any time during the year and study anytime and anywhere in the world. You choose your PhD specialization and courses which you want to study. It's up to you and your preferences. Structure of the Program Doctoral program Interactive online PhD comprises a total of 12 courses. Students complete 6 courses from the Scientific research module (uniform for all students), 3 courses of the specialization (of your choice) and 3 courses from the optional module (of your choice). Integral part of the program is the publication activity. Specialization (students choose the specialization individually; there are 3 courses in each specialization) Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Management Management Strategic Management Project Management Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Finance Financial Management Risk Management Financial Reporting and Analysis Specialization Interactive Online PhD in Marketing Global Marketing Marketing Communication Managed Communication with the Media Specialization Interactive Online PhD in HR Management HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection An optional module (participant chooses 3 subjects, selected courses may not be the same as the courses of the chosen specialization). Management Strategic Management Project Management Process Management Financial Management Risk Management Financial Markets and Investments Financial Reporting and Analysis Managerial Accounting Strategic Management of Sales E-Commerce HR Management Planning and Development of Human Resources Recruitment and Selection Marketing Communication The Internet as Part of the Communication Marketing Strategy Managed Communication with the Media Strategy and Tactics of a Spokesperson Marketing Communication Global Marketing Change Management International Business Team Management Corporate Social Responsibility Method and form of education Interactive Online PhD program is provided in an interactive online form under the leadership of a tutor – supervisor. There are compulsory and facultative study requirements: Compulsory activities (have to be completed in order to graduate successfully) You have to pass an e-test and submit a seminar paper from each course of the specialization and optional module Passing the Scientific-research module You need to study individually the theoretical basis for completion of the program The publication activity is required in a minimum extent of 4 theses Dissertation must be submitted and defended Facultative activities (aren't included in the general tuition) Individual tutorials (webinars) – 2-4 a year. English language course in Hawaii. Student information system: Students have at their disposal all the information regarding their studies as well as study materials, contact details of tutors and staff – all of this in the secure environment of the Student information system (SIS). Thanks to the SIS you can study anytime and anywhere in the world while having all information regarding your studies and theses at hand. How can I communicate with tutors of LIGS University? E-mail communication Chat (within the SIS, Skype, Facebook) Phone (cell phone, Skype, etc.) Completion of the program: All successful graduates earn a degree and a diploma from an American LIGS University. [-]

4-year Ph.D. in Management

Kozminski University
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw

A Ph.D. degree is useful in any field. It is highly esteemed e.g. in financial-assurance sector, in public administration, in politics, or in consulting. A doctoral degree proves highest intellectual abilities of its holder. It is a kind of intellectual nobility and is a sign of belonging to certain elite. It is also a scholarly degree widely recognized on the international market. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. Why choose a Ph.D. at Kozminski? Kozminski is a school with a view and with a vision. Ph.D. candidates enter a diverse environment for creative leadership that challenges their minds and hearts to create a better world. Kozminski is a leader in terms of addressing ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, while exploring philosophical and artistic aspects of managing and leading. Creativity and innovation are at the very heart of Kozminski University Ph.D. programme. We offer you: • Internationally acclaimed faculty; • A challenging, creative and supportive environment for exploring issues that matter to you; • An atmosphere of collegiality and inspiration; • Engagement at deep levels of research, knowledge creation, questioning and reflection. Kozminski Ph.D. academic objectives We expect that the students completing the Ph.D. programme will be able to: • analyse and formulate relevant research questions, that aim at making significant contributions to their field of research; • conceptualise and implement with rigor research designs and methodologies that allow to contribute to expand the frontiers of knowledge in their research field; • effectively and clearly communicate orally and in writing, participate in international conferences, collaborate in international research groups and publish in top journals; • be able to hold positions in leading academic and research institutions, lead research, development and innovation projects in various organizations outside of academia. Who should enroll in the Ph.D. programme? We are looking for candidates - early stage research professionals - that have a passion for research and have the ambition to become leading scholars in their field. Characteristics of a potential candidate for a Kozminski University Ph.D. programme: • is ambitious; • aspires to build a career in management research; • is able to analyse complex problems; • is highly proficient in English; • has obtained excellent study results in the past; • has a Master degree in a field that is relevant to his or her Ph.D. project Participants' profile Participants must have an interest in research in addition to excellent academic transcripts. The programme is open to graduates from various disciplines (Management, Economics, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology and other disciplines related to management) that aim to make significant theoretical and methodological contributions to Management Research. The regular period of doctoral studies is four years. In the first two years scientific-methodical courses are to be completed as well as courses in management and economics. Years 3 and 4 are primarily devoted to writing the thesis. The course of study ends with the “disputation”. The doctoral students of the programme who are closely linked to the researching and teaching activities of the faculty members, are given four years to fully conduct their personal research project. These four years are an opportunity for them to prepare their future entry into the world of international academics by the means of publications and participations in scientific events. Two processes are designed to help students make progress in their thesis work: Progress Workshop: each of the doctoral students presents their progress in their research study at least once per year. The objective is not to evaluate the work but to help the student in his or her research orientation. This workshop gathers doctoral students, the thesis director, the programme director and other professors chosen internally or externally in accordance with the thesis subject. Annual Assessment: each of the doctoral students presents a general result of his or her activities (thesis, publications, teachings, assistance, etc.) and his or her projects planned for the following year. The objective is to validate the work done in the previous year and to prepare the stages planned for the following year. The participants include: the thesis director, the programme director and possibly other professors chosen internally or externally. It takes place in June. Curriculum The main goal of the Ph.D. programme is to help its students acquire the fundamental skills of a researcher as well as a teacher. The students also work towards their thesis, a research project of great importance and of the utmost quality. Apart from the dissertation work, the doctoral programme provides a general and thorough research training, a chosen field of specialization and a teaching and educational training, totalling around 500 course hours. The programme has 7 modules: - Introduction to doing research, - Methods workshops, - Selected discipline topics, - Advanced research topics, - Research hand-on, - Teaching experience, - Skills workshops. REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION Application fees (150€) Ph.D. (year 1,2,3,4): €3 500 per semester Students entering the Ph.D. programme are also required to pay the registration fee. 1. Personal Questionnaire and Application In order to begin the process, complete your Personal Questionnaire and Application. 2. Submit your application package Submit the complete set of documents at the Ph.D. Studies Centre (room A105) in person or via mail or e-mail: phd@kozminski.edu.pl. 3. Supporting documents Submit all of the supporting documents. 4. Interview Interviews can be made by telephone/Skype or face-to-face. Candidates are informed about the results of their qualification interview no more than 3 days after the interview. 5. Admission decision and the contract Upon receiving the admission decision, a candidate should sign a contract regarding the payment of tuition. Admission requirements We attach great importance to the three criteria: your prior academic background; the relevance of your proposed research problem; the fit of your proposal within the overall research activity of our Faculty. Applicants to the Kozminski University Ph.D. Programme must hold a Master degree or equivalent and must have a solid knowledge of English. The first step in the selection process is the application file. Documents to provide: - Application form, - CV and cover letter motivating your choice of pursuing a Ph.D. in Management at Kozminski University, - 2 letters of recommendation, - A 5-page Research Problem Statement (including bibliographic references), - Any research material that might be useful (dissertation, paper...) in .pdf format, - Copies of diplomas and transcript your degrees (Bachelor and Master) - Language Aptitude test results (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC), - GMAT or GRE score, - Photocopy of ID card or passport, - 1 digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos, - Application fees (150€) and payment confirmation. Candidates selected by the admissions committee after a first screening will have half an hour to present their motivation to the interview panel. The date and the time will be set individually for each candidate. To be considered for a position in the Ph.D. in Management programme candidates are expected to have: •At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on Ph.D. project). •Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study. •Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research. •GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years. - Language Aptitude test results (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC), - GMAT or GRE score, - Photocopy of ID card or passport, - 1 digital photo and 4 recent passport-size photos, - Application fees (150€) and payment confirmation. Candidates selected by the admissions committee after a first screening will have half an hour to present their motivation to the interview panel. The date and the time will be set individually for each candidate. To be considered for a position in the Ph.D. in Management programme candidates are expected to have: •At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on Ph.D. project). •Excellent results in their first degree/graduate study. •Explicit interest in and motivation for scientific research. •GMAT-test (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE-test (Graduate Record Examinations) is required for all entering students. The test results should not be older than five years. Admission Process: When to apply The admission process is continuous. The application process starts: -first round in April and finishes on June 15, 2016, -second round (subject to place availability) to September 8, 2016. However, we recommend that you begin the admission process as soon as possible. Candidates from the outside of the European Union should also take into account the additional time needed for visa applications. How to apply To begin the process, you need to: 1. Send us the required documentation. 2. Interview Interviews can be made by telephone/Skype or face-to-face. 3. Final decision The decision will be made by the end of June (first round applications). The decision regarding the second round of applications, which is a subject to place availability, will be made by the end of September. CONTACT: Rafał Dobosz Ph.D. Programme Office A105 phd@kozminski.edu.pl Skype – sdalka105 Kozminski University Jagiellonska str 59 03-301 Warsaw www.kozminski.edu.pl/phd [-]

Economics Ph.D. Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Rome

Economics Ph.D. is a four year program, totally taught in English, aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and expanding the frontiers of research in the economic disciplines. These economists are prepared for academic or professional careers in international institutions, central banks and with economic and/or regulatory policy makers, or in... [+]

Economics Ph.D. is a four year program, totally taught in English, aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and expanding the frontiers of research in the economic disciplines. These economists are prepared for academic or professional careers in international institutions, central banks and with economic and/or regulatory policy makers, or in consulting firms and financial institutions. The program 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. During the program students focus on writing their doctoral dissertation and present their work in internal seminars, while following seminars or “reading groups” at LUISS or at EIEF (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance). The Ph.D. dissertation is expected to consist in an original and significant contribution to the chosen field of specialization. Academic year 2016/2017 For the academic year 2016/2017, five positions are available. All positions are tuition free. The five positions come with a scholarship (around 13.500 € per year). The application for admission must be submitted on line by March, 29 2016. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation and supply correct referee details through our online application system. Once the procedure for submitting the application has been completed, the candidate will receive by email a copy of the application as a proof of the accuracy and validity of the procedure. Detailed information is contained in the call available in English and in Italian. Requirements Students applying for the Doctoral Program must have completed a Laurea Magistrale or a Laurea (vecchio ordinamento) or any other equivalent foreign (Master) degree no later than April 30, 2016. Students holding a Master degree granted by a foreign institution will need a legal transcript translated in Italian along with a Certificate of Validation (dichiarazione di valore) issued by an Italian Diplomatic Office from the same country where the degree has been granted. For applicants holding a foreign Master degree, the application will be accepted even if the Certificate of Validation is not provided. In this case, the admission to the Doctoral Program is conditional on providing the Certificate of Validation at registration. Mandatory documents a certificate/autocertification setting out the exams sat, the grade obtained in each of the said exams, the grade point average and the degree grade (for each degree held) curriculum vitae (in english) indicating the qualifications held ID card/passport a list of publications in areas pertinent to the doctoral program/or activities of research GRE a reference letter from a university professor a research proposal statement of purpose: a written statement in English of no more than two pages setting out the reasons that led the candidate to continue their studies, describing their studies so far and briefly indicating their research interests Elective documents a maximum of 3 Publications Admission procedure The selection is based on the above documents and any other academic degrees and certificates that the candidates may want to submit along with their application (such as GMAT and/or certificates of English proficiency). [-]

Phd Theology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Program in Theology and Culture, from September 2015. In particular, the program covers the following subjects. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Program in Theology and Culture, from September 2015. In particular, the program covers the following subjects: Biblical Studies Ecclesiastical History (General, Greece, Cyprus, Patriarchates, Slavic churches etc.) Patrology and Hagiology Dogmatic, inter-Orthodox and inter-Christian Dialogue Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education, Christian Education and Multimedia Pastoral, Missionary Christian Ethics, Sociology, Ecology and Bioethics Christian Worship, Hymnology and Art Normal and Ecclesiastical Law Religious and Interfaith Dialogue More specifically, the program states: In cultivation of critical thinking and the acquisition of skills approach to sources of science and their authentic interpretation by successful, modern methods of content analysis. Supply students with a variety of tools for conducting original work, which will help to research for the enrichment and advancement of the science of theology, of edu- cation and culture. In the study of the history and tradition of the place while deepening the study of the monuments, and highlight their importance for cultural continuity in the present and in the future. In examining the economic crisis and the current challenges in the field of Ecology and Bioethics, and the role of church ministry about them. In the study and deepening of the sources, but also to research on inter-Orthodox, inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogue. Learning Outcomes The general purpose of the program is to pre- prepared and to prepare researchers who will work as catalysts of development in all three levels of education. Specifically aimed at training scientists and members of the Church and the state, which will help organize research programs and educational structures and services. This training scientists in broader, clearer and deeper understanding of the theological science and general research, will have practical implications staffing research and academic institutions, as well as benefits for the ecclesiastical and social life. [-]

PhD in Economics

DIW Graduate Center
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Germany Berlin

Apply to the DIW Graduate Center, where academic excellence meets the stimulating environment of Germany’s largest economic think-tank. [+]

PhD in Economics - with a full-time scholarship at DIW Graduate Center Who we are The German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. We are an independent, non-profit institute involved in economic research, service and policy advice. In addition to co-operating closely with universities in Berlin and Brandenburg, we are also active in international academic networks. The goal of the DIW Graduate Center is to provide outstanding doctoral students with a research environment and a training structure that will develop their talents in exemplary manner. It provides them to a deep understanding of economic and social processes while offering them the opportunity to apply their knowledge within the professional research environment of one of the leading economic think tanks in Germany. Who are we looking for The DIW Graduate Center (GC) at the German Institute for Economic Research welcomes applications from highly qualified post-graduate students from around the world to enroll in its structured doctoral program in Economics. What we offer The Graduate Center offers a 4-year program of in-depth training in Economics leading to a PhD from one of Berlin’s universities. The student will go through a high-level coursework curriculum and receive on-the-job training in DIW Berlin’s research departments. Student’s research should focus on theoretical and/or applied topics within Economics and related social sciences. Both the education and the research at the GC have a strong empirical component. The PhD education also includes sponsored internships at prestigious institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and Ministries. After successfully completing the program students will have submitted a number of papers to refereed scientific journals. They will receive a certificate confirming participation along with a doctoral degree. Funding The DIW Graduate Center offers four years of funding and pays a standard scholarship of 1,200 € per month. After completing the first year, doctoral students are assigned to the research departments of the institute. Research positions are offered depending on the volume of research projects under work. Requirements Applicants must hold a master’s degree or diploma in Economics in order to apply for the economic training program. Degrees from other related fields (such as civil engineering, statistics or quantitative social sciences) may also fulfill requirements for the program if the applicant has a sufficient background in Economics. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency unless they hold a degree from a university in an English-speaking country or can document at least one year of studies at an English-speaking university. Sufficient evidence for a good command of English is a high score on TOEFL or IELTS tests. Knowledge of German is not a necessary requirement for a successful application, but students are encouraged to learn and improve their skills. Deadline of Application: March 31, 2017. Application procedure and further information, please view here. [-]

Doctor Of Management

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw

Doctoral programs (ie daily), Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 he started being called. Extramural Studies PhD, also involving foreigners. [+]

Doctor of Management Doctoral programs (ie daily), Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 he started being called. Extramural Studies PhD, also involving foreigners. Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Management operate in accordance with the Regulations of Doctoral Studies faculty. PhD students at the Faculty of Management is actively involved in the teaching process and take an active part in the scientific life of the Department. Doctoral students are involved not only in scientific conferences and seminars organized at the Department, but also organized by other research institutions at home and abroad. Some of the graduate students involved in the implementation of KBN grants, which will undoubtedly help them to conduct research related to his thesis. The Faculty of Management are also implemented grants supervised projects. Extramural Doctoral are paid. The cost of one year of study is as follows: 6800 zł (payment for the entire year in advance), 7000 zł (payment in two installments), 7300 zł (pay in eight installments).... [-]


PhD in Anthropology

Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. [+]

The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. The task of teaching in general is to learn the theoretical foundations of the field and mastering the techniques and methodology of scientific research work. In physical anthropology the methods include somatometry, osteometry, anthropological somatoscopy, dermatoglyphic, basics of rentgenometry and other morphological and morphometric approaches, including the newly introduced 3D non-contact techniques. Methods of molecular genetics entails PCR in situ hybridization, DNA sequencing and restriction analysis methods. Research programs of the training center focused on tracking postnatal growth and development of children in normal and pathological, research on nutrition and obesity, the study of morphological variability in populations, the impact of environmental factors on the ontogenetic development of man, watching craniofacial growth of normal and abnormal congenital defects, evaluation dermatoglyphic characteristics particularly in relation to developmental disorders and to analyze the patterns of human behavior. Study program in anthropology is provided mainly in the field of forensic anthropology and palaeopathology. Molecular genetic studies in addition to forensic applications include analysis receptor genes and genetic polymorphisms in the variable regions of human chromosomes and genetics of musculoskeletal and encogenetics. They are also directed to exploring the molecular basis of certain pathological conditions. There is experimental facilities of the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Especially in the fields of teratology, physiology, neuroscience and toxicology. From the medical field of study comprises a contact issue of Epidemiology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, endocrinology, pediatrics, and other disciplines. The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine and the Institute of Archaeology of the AS CR. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the PhD Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. Conditions for admission Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2017. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee of 540 CZK to bank account number 22734101/0100 by 30 April 2017 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2017 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. Recommended literature, sample questions Readings are recommended by individual potential supervisors, and are based on professional issues of the potential dissertation and the chosen particular discipline. In particular, monographs and respected IF magazines. Suggested literature and resources can be viewed within the profiles of the specific supervisors. [-]

PhD in Philosophy of Religion

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using philosophical tools and approaches, religious phenomena and issues relating to the religious dimension of human culture, including theological thought and its traditions. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using philosophical tools and approaches, religious phenomena and issues relating to the religious dimension of human culture, including theological thought and its traditions. Students learn to reflect critically on these approaches and their results and to interpret them both in their specific context and within the framework of current academic knowledge. In direct connection with its multidisciplinary nature, this study programme develops the skills necessary for analysing complex issues, and students learn to combine various specialist perspectives and discourses in evaluating specific findings and testing hypotheses, while at the same time ensuring that the methods used are appropriate, the thinking is precise, and complex or controversial problems are expressed clearly. The study programme not only leads to the acquisition of expert knowledge and skills, but also develops the ability to understand views, concepts, teachings and theories that are non-traditional or differ from one’s own, cultivates argumentative approaches to critical debate, and refines the ability to evaluate oneself and to formulate one’s own opinion or position. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria shrink On the basis of their fully completely and properly submitted application form, applicants are invited to an entrance interview, where they must defend the proposal for their research project before the branch council and gain approval for their individual study plan. On the basis of the recommendation of the branch council the Dean of the Faculty decides on whether they will be admitted to study. Conditions for admission Completion of studies at Master’s level, successful defence of proposal for the research project before the branch council and approval of the individual study plan by the branch council. Recommended literature, sample questions Individual, depending on the nature of the dissertation project. Preparatory course Will not be opened. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates have knowledge of the theoretical bases of critical thinking particularly with respect to the Christian philosophical tradition and the theological context of philosophy, are well informed about the details of the history of philosophy and philosophical study of religion, and are familiar with current trends in scholarly research. They are linguistically equipped for research work with sources. They are proficient in the methodology of specialist work, and are familiar with the rules for critical analysis and interpretation. They are capable of presenting the results of their academic work in the context of a discussion among specialists. They are qualified to carry out research work independently and to be active in their field in an academic teaching capacity. [-]

PhD in Hussite Theology

Charles University Hussite Theological Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

A doctoral graduate is equipped with a thorough knowledge of the field of current Hussite theology and of the history of his/her field. He/she is a specialist in reformed theological thought in an interdisciplinary context. [+]

One-round (two parts, neither of which is “knock-out”) Conducted in English language. 1. Oral interview concerning the dissertation proposal. Subject material will be the dissertation proposal. The content-related and formal aspects of the proposal will be assessed, as well as the candidate’s ability to present and defend his/her intended research in a critical discussion. The maximum possible score is 60 points. 2. Oral interview concerning the candidate’s specialisation. The scope and profile of the candidate’s specialised interest, the level of knowledge of the subject of Hussite theology in the scope of a final university examination. The maximum possible score for this part of the entrance examination is 40 points. The maximum possible score for both parts of the entrance examination is 100 points. Entrance examination waiver: impossible. Conditions for admission Only candidates who have duly completed their studies on a master’s study programme or follow-on master’s programme, presented a certificate proving knowledge of the Greek or Latin or Hebrew language at the level of a final university examination or a classification credit for Hussite Theology, scored at least 75 points and also have been placed in a ranking corresponding with the pre-defined maximum number of places will be admitted. Information on the exercise of graduates A doctoral graduate is equipped with a thorough knowledge of the field of current Hussite theology and of the history of his/her field. He/she is a specialist in reformed theological thought in an interdisciplinary context. He/she is well-versed in the fundamental facts of theological development in his/her the field, understands its status within contemporary theology and, based on his/her own critical judgement, formulates opinions reflecting contemporary scientific knowledge. He/she has deepened his/her knowledge of a Classical language. He/she is capable of critical thought and of applying acquired theoretical skills in context; also of analysing and interpreting religious texts. He/she is equipped for work as an academic or scientific worker in the field of social sciences, as head of non-profit, cultural and state-run organisations, the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and Christian churches. [-]

PhD in Business Management

RISEBA
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 Latvia Riga + 1 more

This inter-university Doctoral programme in Business Administration is implemented by two Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University and BA School of Business. This programme will serve as an incubator for future thought leaders in academia and in practice by immersing them in substantial research and allowing them to work closely with senior faculty... [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. This inter-university Doctoral programme in Business Administration is implemented by two Latvian partner universities: RISEBA University and BA School of Business. This programme will serve as an incubator for future thought leaders in academia and in practice by immersing them in substantial research and allowing them to work closely with senior faculty. All doctoral students undergo a two-year taught stage during which they receive a thorough grounding in research design, skills and methods. This phase includes courses in Strategic Management, Finance Management, Research Methods, as well as a number of elective courses, all contributing to the development of students’ own research projects. The research stage of the programme usually takes three years to complete. Having developed research proposals in consultation with their supervisors, students conduct their own research. RISEBA DBA candidates utilise their career experience and industry knowledge in developing research projects, which not only tackle important unresolved problems in the real world, but also make a significant contribution to their subject fields. Degree: PhD in Business Management Language of instruction: Latvian, Russian, English Duration of the programme: Full time studies last for 3 years, part time studies - 4 years (the maximal term of studies – 5 years). The studies start in January 2017. Required documents Application form Certified copy of academic qualification (master degree) Curriculum Vitae Description of potential doctoral thesis topic (10 -15 p.) Copy of passport Registration payment - 30.00 EUR 2 colour passport photos Enrollment requirements for the doctoral programme Applications to the doctoral programme can be submitted by persons having Master’s degree in social sciences or persons with Master’s degree in humanitarian and technical sciences if they have at least a 2-year experience in Business Administration, Public Management or Management of Educational and have sufficient knowledge in the field of Management sciences. Foreign applicants must have education that is equivalent to the Master’s degree in Latvia. Conformity of the degree is determined by experts of the Centre of Academic Information. Compulsory modules Strategic Management Data Mining Finance Management Marketing Management Research Methods Limited Choice Electives Management and Organisational Theory Risk Management and Crisis Management Resource Development Management Human Resources Management Business in Various Spheres Project Management Innovation Management Free Choice Electives Business Foreign Language Globalization processes Research work Publications (minimum 3, for each 1-2 CP) Participation in international conferences and workshops (minimum three presentations included) Preparation, design and presentation of the doctoral thesis [-]

PhD in Biomechanics

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

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

Biomechanics is an interdisciplinary scientific discipline, which, based on a detailed knowledge of anatomy and the biochemistry of relevant processes, deals with the mechanical structure and behaviour of living systems and their mutual mechanical interactions. The main theoretical aim is the formulation of generally valid rules, both at the cellular and organic level, as well as at the human, individual level. The biophysical and engineering methodological approach for solving tasks is supported by high-level knowledge of biological character. The research takes place at various distinct levels ranging from micro-biomechanics (cellular level) to living macro systems (e.g. biomechanics of humans). It is possible to encounter biomechanic applications in a wide range of sciences and professional activities. Biomechanics in this form can be used not only in the area of basic research, but also in a wide range of professional activities such as rehabilitation medicine, ergonomics, forensic and biomedicine engineering, sports, etc. The training centre of the Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic provides interdisciplinary education in the PhD degree study programmes in a broad scope, and within particular specializations. Students´ curricula are highly individualized according to the demands of the chosen issue and specialization. During the studies great emphasis is placed upon students' independent research activity within the context of the teamwork of the training centre. Experimental facilities include laboratories of particular training workplaces. Students´ publications appear in respected scientific magazines, and an active participation in congresses is considered an integral part of PhD degree studies. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. Quality of the dissertation project and of its elaboration – the project shall have the following structure: introduction, literature review, objective(s) of the work, it shall specify a hypothesis and a methodology corresponding to its type and thematic focus. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 2. Previous professional activities in kinantropology – here, any previous activities relating to the project, in particular publication activities, shall be assessed – 20 points for an impact journal, 14 points for SCOPUS, 12 points for ERIH, 8 points for a reviewed journal or for speaking at the SVK (= Student Scientific Conference) or another scientific conference. The candidate shall receive a full number of points if he/she is the author, or half that number when he/she is a co-author. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 3. The topic´s relation to the research orientation of the instructor and to his research projects – there must be clear harmony between the topic proposed and the instructor´s research orientation – 5 points for an non-university grant of the instructor, 5 points for compliance with the instructor´s scientific orientation. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 10. 4. Quality of the presentation of the project by the candidate: 0-5 points for the quality of the presentation, 0-5 points for responses to questions asked by the examining board. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 10. Each member of the examining committee grades paragraphs 3 and 4 on a scale of points – 0 to 10 points for each item, item 1 and 2 is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 20 points. The maximum number of points awarded by one examiner is 60 points. The arithmetic mean is calculated on the basis of the point evaluation of each member of the examining board. The result is rounded to the nearest whole number – for values from 0.0 to0.49 inthe downward direction to the nearest whole number. For values from 0.50 to0.99 inthe upward direction to the nearest whole number. The ranking of applicants is decided based on the total number of points. The dean of the faculty determines the point limit for admission. Conditions for admission Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2017. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee of 540 CZK to bank account number 43-9685580247/0100 by 30 April 2017 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2017 Successful completion of the exam. Information on the exercise of graduates Graduates from the PhD degree studies in biomechanics as an interdisciplinary scientific discipline might be primarily employed in the areas of science and research, education, at physiotherapeutic workplaces, and in accredited laboratories. Other significant employment opportunities include state administration, enterprise, and judicial expert opinion. [-]

Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years March 2017 United Kingdom London

Designed by practising change agents, this programme is designed to help you develop your practice to a higher level. [+]

Do you see yourself as an experienced ‘reflective practitioner’, interested in ‘action inquiry’ as a method of exploring organisation realities – and view consulting as a ‘relational’ practice?

Join us for an open day! Experience the programme, meet faculty and alumni. 

Created in response to requests from alumni of the highly successful Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change, this programme is designed to help you develop your consulting practice to a higher level.

The programme has been developed by practising consultants for consultants.

The diverse and international experience of each faculty member combine to create a powerful environment for development and learning.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies produces Doctors of Science in Business Administration or Economics for demanding expert and management roles. The University of Vaasa is one of Finland's oldest business studies institutions and the university's Faculty of Business Studies has a long tradition of high-calibre international graduate education. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies produces Doctors of Science in Business Administration or Economics for demanding expert and management roles. The University of Vaasa is one of Finland's oldest business studies institutions and the university's Faculty of Business Studies has a long tradition of high-calibre international graduate education. The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies examines in-depth the discipline's key research question, development and societal significance. The doctoral programme prepares students for high-level independent research work. Studies in the doctoral programme consist of general studies and methods, primary subject studies, optional studies and the doctoral thesis. Students are expected to graduate from the programme as Doctors of Science in Business Studies in four years. There are nine research groups operating in the Faculty of Business Studies. Students undertaking the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies are connected with the work of the research groups to enable more interesting research topics, group work training and a more intensive and diverse supervision programme. The doctoral programme collaborates closely with national graduate schools (KATAJA, KAVA and OMY). The collaboration enables doctoral students to participate in events arranged by graduate schools and to organise national and international courses and seminars. Doctoral students can also benefit from the contact networks of other research groups in the form of corporate collaboration. Doctoral studies in the field of business usually also include an exchange period with a partner university abroad. The doctoral programme is headed by Professor Jorma Larimo. The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies educates national and international experts and researchers in business studies for a variety of tasks both in private and public sector. The aim of the programme is to give the students in-depth understanding of their research field, its development, central research questions, social significance, and gain the abilities to critically and independently apply methods of scientific research and create new scientific knowledge in their field of study. Please note that admission to doctoral studies does not automatically include any grant or right to research facilities. Main selection criteria are: quality of the research plan previous merits in education merits in research (e.g. publications, conference papers) suitability of the research topic to University’s strategic focus areas [-]

FdV Life Science PhD Program

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time France

Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however the focus of the work is on advancement of knowledge in life science. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however the focus of the work is on advancement of knowledge in life science. As of December 2015, over 110 PhDs have been granted to FdV fellows studying topics at the frontiers of life science, and over 120 are currently in pursuit of their degree. “Frontières du Vivant” (FdV) projects involve interactions between a broad range of academic disciplines, in the pursuit of understanding living systems. Students who join the doctoral school are trained in various disciplines (e.g. biology, physics, medicine, economy, linguistics) from around the world. Degree requirements The PhD at the FdV program represents a combination of research experience gained in the hosting lab and experience in interdisciplinary science-related activities gained through the doctoral school. Students are required to complete the FdV training program, which consists of at least 300 hours of training. Half of the hours must be completed through FdV approved courses, workshops, or activities and the remainder may be completed through external programs, international conferences, summer schools, etc. The doctoral school does not require a determined number of publications to authorize the defense. However, it recommends that students are involved in 3 publications during their thesis: One research article written with the lab, not necessarily as lead author, and not necessarily on the student’s main subject. One review type article, taking advantage of the work of interdisciplinary synthesis expected by the school. One research article as lead author on the student’s main subject. Approval to defend the thesis is granted by the doctoral school director. The director will consider the following: the Thesis Advisory Committee recommendations, research achievements, publications or dissemination of the work in thesis, and completion of the doctoral school training program including courses, conferences, and involvement in the FdV doctoral program. Featured Life Science projects Randomness and variability in animal embryogenesis, a multi-scale approach The developmental polarity and morphogenesis of a single cell Unraveling the neural circuitry of sequence-based navigation using a combined fos imaging and computational approach Mechanotransductional regulation of mesoderm invagination and posterior endoderm invagination of the Drosophila embryo Symmetry breaking and Cell polarization imposed by an external mechanical cue Featured Frontiers of Life Science Projects Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however the focus of the work is on advancement of knowledge in life science. The following featured dissertations received the highest honors from their defense committees: Mention Très honorable avec Félications This grade is reserved for candidates with exceptional skills proven by their achievements and the quality of their thesis defense. It can be awarded only if a) there is a unanimous agreement of the thesis jury members under an anonymous vote and b) the jury president writes and signs an additional report justifying this distinction. [-]