Doctor of Philosophy in Europe

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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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PhD in Marketing Management

Unicaf University (MW)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 26 more

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

The PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD 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.... [-]


PhD in Education

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 27 more

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

The PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD 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.... [-]


Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 France Paris Brazil São Paulo China Shanghai + 5 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.... [-]


PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Norway Bergen

As a young researcher at NHH, you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]

PhD at NHH

The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialization within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. Although the majority of our PhD graduates go on to work in academic institutions, an increasing number of graduates take on positions in management, consultancy, and larger organizations.

The NHH PhD programme offers specializations in six different fields:

Accounting Economics Finance Management Science Strategy and Management Professional and Intercultural Communication

As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests.... [-]


PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Latvia Rēzekne

Deeply specialized professional studies and research promote students competencies in the field of environmental science. Graduates are able to work in research institutions, to do the environment research work in the field of environmental engineering, to work in environmental protection institutions, local government units, industrial companies, to carry out academic work in universities, work of environmental quality assessment and research laboratories, evaluate natural resources, mining, and processing, work with environmental equipment, technology, and design development organizations. [+]

Deeply specialized professional studies and research promote students competencies in the field of environmental science. Graduates are able to work in research institutions, to do the environment research work in the field of environmental engineering, to work in environmental protection institutions, local government units, industrial companies, to carry out academic work in universities, work of environmental quality assessment and research laboratories, evaluate natural resources, mining, and processing, work with environmental equipment, technology, and design development organizations. 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.... [-]


4-year Ph.D. in Finance – Dialogue Of Scientific Disciplines or Management in New Technologies

Kozminski University
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years October 2018 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 a certain elite. It is also a scholarly degree widely recognized on the international market. [+]

Kozminski University announces recruitment for two free of charge full-time doctoral programs in English: Finance – Dialogue Of Scientific Disciplines and Management in New Technologies.

The studies (in English) aim at educating young researchers who will able to compete on the international scientific and publishing market. This requires, first of all, the emphasis of the learning process on mastering research in management and/or finance and related disciplines, and secondly, improving research skills acquired during the course of study under the guidance of experienced international supervisors. We will invite 12 people to each project. The implementation will take place from August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Management Studies

International Business School the Hague
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands The Hague

The International Business School, The Hague (IBSH), offers a PhD programme in Business and Management studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The PhD programme is part-time, and therefore well-suited for professionals that want to get a doctorate in combination with their career. [+]

The International Business School, The Hague (IBSH), offers a PhD programme in Business and Management studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The PhD programme is part-time, and therefore well-suited for professionals that want to get a doctorate in combination with their career.

The programme consists of a combination of intensive seminars and research assignments and a thesis / research project. Internationally acclaimed professors will deliver a 3-4 day seminar on current topics in business and management science and the candidates will write a research paper on each of the seminars. Apart from these topical seminars, there are a number of professional skills seminars on research methodology, academic presentation and academic teaching. After the candidates have concluded the seminar series, they will embark on writing the thesis proposal and performing their PhD research, in cooperation with one of the professors of IBSH, Sapienza, or one of the professors in IBSH’s international network. Finally, successful candidates will receive their doctorate degree from Sapienza University of Rome... [-]


PhD in American Studies

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years May 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The UCD structured PhD programmes allow students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. [+]

The UCD structured PhD programmes allow students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. A research degree is based primarily on a research project, usually proposed and developed by the student, who undertakes their research under the supervision of a supervisor and a Doctoral Panel.

A PhD typically takes 4 years full-time and 6 years part-time to complete. The examination for the degree is based on a description of the candidate's research written up as a dissertation and defended in a viva voce (oral examination). The Institute offers expert supervision in all major areas of American Studies (do we add particular topics eg American Politics and Foreign Policy, American Literature and Culture, Media and Conflict, Irish and US Relations)... [-]


PhD in Educational Psychology

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in International Relations

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 - 8 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Doctoral studies at the FSS are primarily research-based. However, students are also expected to attend a certain number of graduate seminars and lectures (the exact number depends on the subject), so it is not possible for students to complete their doctorate by research alone. [+]

The proposal should cover

clear definition and substantiation of the topic review of the literature and the current state of the art in the area of the project objectives of the project assumed methodology a list of references

Applicants for the doctoral program in the field of International Relations may choose a dissertation topic from the list of priority topics provided by the Department of International Relations (IR) and the Department of Security Studies for the given academic year (these topics are published on the IR Department’s webpage by the end of March 2018 at the latest). The applicants are strongly advised to consult potential supervisor regarding the research proposal prior its submission. The admission procedure runs in two rounds. In the first round the admission board evaluates the research proposal on the basis of its academic value and its compatibility with the priority topics offered by the Departments and sets the required threshold in points for the advance to the second round. Applicants who pass the threshold are invited for an interview. The interview is evaluated in points as well. The Dean of the Faculty sets the required threshold needed for admission. The interview aims to assess... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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-caliber 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 organize 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.... [-]


PhD in Maritime Affairs

World Maritime University
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2018 Sweden Malmö

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organization in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and research in the maritime field. [+]

Progression

During the first phase of doctoral studies, candidates complete a research methodology programme, and develop their research proposals. At the end of this initial period, the first progression seminar is held, at which candidates each present their research proposals.

Throughout the doctoral programme, further progression seminars are held where the candidates present their work to date and their research plans for the next twelve-month period. After every seminar, the Progression Board meets, and considers the candidate’s progress. At this Board meeting, decisions are taken as to whether the candidate is to be permitted to progress to the next stage of the research.

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Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years March 2018 United Kingdom London

The programme takes a philosophical approach, rather than offering the standard toolkit. It challenges you to explore your implicit and explicit assumptions and the implications of those assumptions for your practice. [+]

Do you seek to make a unique contribution to our understanding of organizations and communities, and of the dynamics of stability and change? Are you an experienced and reflective practitioner interested in developing yourself and your practice, through the discipline of 'Action Inquiry'? Are you interested in doing your research in close collaboration with the support of a community of like-minded practitioners?

If yes, then the Ashridge Doctorate in Organisational Change will be of interest to you. Through a rigorous process of inquiry, this qualification will develop your practice to a deeper level. As organizations face the need to respond to ever more diverse and challenging issues, practitioners must develop new ways of working with complex and uncertain situations in pursuit of purposes and outcomes that matter to them.... [-]


PhD in International Leadership

Horizons University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 France Paris + 1 more

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners. [+]

PhD in International Leadership

The PhD Program at Horizons University prepares students for leadership positions in global organizations, careers as independent consultants, entrepreneurs, business researchers and also project managers and business owners.

This program focuses on modern trends in leadership across the globe. Today’s leader is adaptable, a change agent, and demonstrates innovative thinking in a fast-changing environment. The global leader is culturally aware. A PhD will grant the ability to analyze data, anticipate events and influence teams to buy-in decisions. The rigorous doctoral training in a very flexible and one-to-one facilitation will allow every student to easily combine professional and personal obligations with academic requirements.... [-]


Doctor Of Management

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw

Doctoral programs (the so-called. daily) at the Faculty of Management conducted since the inception of the Department, and in 1995 were launched so. Extramural Studies PhD, also involving foreigners. [+]

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