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 Applied Informatics

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Informatics
Campus Full time Slovakia Bratislava

A graduate of the Applied informatics study program acquires university education in the third degree (doctoral) in the field of applied informatics, knows the scientific methods of research and development in the field of applied informatics with a focus on methods and means to draft informatic solutions to problems, learns the principles of individual work, teamwork and project management, scientific formulation of a problem, economic, legal and environmental aspects of new solutions, ethical and social aspects of scientific work, presentation of results, will understand the applied informatics for his respective field of application, will be ready to build scientific perspective in a variety of fields of applied informatics and for a direct entry into the trade market, will find application as a member of a creative team, or it’s leader, in any field, where knowledge of applied informatics is required. [+]

Best Doctorates in Europe 2019. A graduate of the Applied informatics study program: acquires university education in the third degree (doctoral) in the field of applied informatics, knows the scientific methods of research and development in the field of applied informatics with a focus on methods and means to draft informatic solutions to problems, learns the principles of individual work, teamwork and project management, scientific formulation of a problem, economic, legal and environmental aspects of new solutions, ethical and social aspects of scientific work, presentation of results, will understand the applied informatics for his respective field of application, will be ready to build scientific perspective in a variety of fields of applied informatics and for a direct entry into the trade market, will find application as a member of a creative team, or it’s leader, in any field, where knowledge of applied informatics is required. Admission Requirements ... [-]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 7 years September 2019 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 in Marketing Management

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

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 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.... [-]


Executive PhD Program in Management

Management Center Innsbruck
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 years November 2019 Austria Innsbruck

The Executive Ph.D. program offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program for senior executives seeking to apply relevant and current knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or at their workplace. [+]

The Executive Ph.D. program offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program for senior executives seeking to apply relevant and current knowledge and research skills to contemporary business problems in their industry or at their workplace. The program is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging. The program will be delivered to the campus of the Antwerp Management School and the campus of Management Center Innsbruck.

After successfully defending the doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), participants will earn a Ph.D. in Management Sciences or Ph.D. in Social Sciences (issued by the University of Antwerp*).... [-]


Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time March 2019 Austria Vienna

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. [+]

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdis­ciplinary training for graduates in the field of interna­tional taxation, including and combining the disciplines of public finance, international tax law, and cross-bor­der tax management.

DIBT focuses on high-quality academic education and internationally competitive research. It is aimed at the future elite of scholars and provides interdisciplinary training in the taxation of enterprises‘ cross-border activi­ties, drawing on and combining the core disciplines public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management. By then expanding tax training to non-traditional yet highly relevant disciplines such as economic psychology, history, political science, ethics, and legal philosophy as well as organizational behavior and decision making, a broadening of horizons and a more comprehensive approach to research questions is achieved.... [-]


Accredited PhD in Business - Affordable and Powerful

Transcontinental Institution Of Higher Education
Online Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 years Open Enrollment Malta Mosta + 1 more

Unforgettable! Not just with transformational experiences, but also with everything that you learn. Unlike traditional education where you forget most of what you learn, discover the unforgettable and holistic learning adventure that'll empower you to exceed your potentials. The Ph.D. in Business course is designed for leaders who have a passion for research, innovation, a desire to make a profound difference through education (both online and on-ground versions available). [+]

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Ph.D. in Business course is designed for leaders who have a passion for research, innovation, a desire to make a profound difference through education. If you hope to gain tremendous credibility and desire to become a recognized expert in a specific field, this course will propel you like nothing you have ever experienced. Within a proven executive development framework, the curriculum design offers an unrivaled strategic focus on your growth as an integrated individual from a multiple intelligences perspective, in addition to the scholarly development. Designed by globally renowned researchers and experts in various business fields, the course enables you to begin the journey as a systemic scholar through original research and further develop key theories that help societies advance from a unique cultural perspective. With a focus on grounded theory, this course provides you with the critical and systemic thought necessary for creating innovative theories and concepts that transform your business environment.... [-]


PhD Sector Economics and Economics of Enterprises

Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. [+]

The form of study: full-time or distance

Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)

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

Profile of the graduate

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


PhD Programme

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 Finland Helsinki Vaasa + 1 more

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

Get a PhD in Business and Economics

Become the knowledge producer of tomorrow and beyond

Do you have:

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

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

Programme Structure

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


PhD in Applied Informatics

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Informatics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

The graduate of the doctoral study in Applied Informatics is able to design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in different industries and businesses. Both are prepared to become research workers. [+]

PhD in Applied Informatics

The main research topics are information systems design methodologies, advanced techniques in information and knowledge processing, ambient intelligence.

The graduate of the doctoral study in Applied Informatics is able to design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in different industries and businesses. Both are prepared to become research workers.

Entrance Requirements for the Candidate

The candidate has to be a Master’s degree graduate specialized in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study. In the field of informatics, the candidate is required to design simple database applications, to have good knowledge of CASE tools, principles of programming, basic tools for decision making support, general knowledge of modern information and communication technologies, systems approaches and analysis.... [-]


PhD in Philosophy

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines. [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines.

What are Philosophy studies about?

The Ph.D. study in Philosophy aims to provide a high-quality education and research training in the field of contemporary philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of social sciences. The Ph.D. study is designed for students with a Master's Degree in Philosophy or related disciplines.

Graduates

The graduates will be professionally and also linguistically fully prepared for independent scientific research and teaching, for work in public institutions, media, non-governmental organizations.... [-]


PhD in Finance

Vienna Graduate School Of Finance
Campus Full time 5 years September 2019 Austria Vienna

The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites promising students with outstanding academic profiles to apply for our Ph.D. Program in Finance. VGSF is the result of cooperation between three institutions: The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), the University of Vienna, and the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business). [+]

Ph.D. in Finance – The Vienna Graduate School of Finance

The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites promising students with outstanding academic profiles to apply for our Ph.D. Program in Finance. VGSF is the result of cooperation between three institutions: The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), the University of Vienna, and the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

Key strengths of the program:

The Ph.D. program is a 5-year, full-time program structured into coursework and research. The Ph.D. students benefit from a stimulating research and learning environment and receive continuous guidance from the faculty throughout the duration of the program. At VGSF, you are more than a student; you are a colleague and a member of our community. The faculty members are leading experts in their respective fields and collaborate with renowned professionals and academics from all over the world, who are regularly invited to VGSF for guest lectures or seminars.... [-]


PhD Chemistry Didactics

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD in Maritime Affairs

World Maritime University
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2019 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 Programme

Institut für Management
Campus Part time 3 years September 2019 Austria Salzburg

The extra-occupational doctoral programme of the IfM will provide you with a doctorate course for which you will not have to limit your career or private life on a large scale. In cooperation with the Mendel University of Brno, we offer a particularly flexible Ph.D. programme with excellent supervision to academics who want to do their part-time doctorate. IfM undertakes all administrative work for the university as well as the organization of the seminars. [+]

Admission Criteria

Interested candidates need to have successfully completed their Masters' study, Technical Degrees or Postgraduate studies and must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.

Doctorate Programme

The Doctorate programme for Graduates consists of a minimum of six semesters and is structured as follows:

Year One: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays, followed by an oral examination during May.

Year Two: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays followed by an oral examination during May.

Seminars include topics in economics, the methodology of science, management, and an elective that is specifically geared to the candidate’s thesis.... [-]


PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness

University of Osijek Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Croatia Osijek

Starting the international inter-university interdisciplinary postgraduate (doctoral) study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS was stimulated by the need for creation of competitive knowledge necessary for strengthening the proactive and innovative capacity of individuals and society in facing changes and managing changes. [+]

Starting the international inter-university interdisciplinary postgraduate (doctoral) study ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS was stimulated by the need for creation of competitive knowledge necessary for strengthening the proactive and innovative capacity of individuals and society in facing changes and managing changes.

A study is the result of the TEMPUS Joint European Project International Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CD_JEP-41014-2006), which was realized by Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia; University of Turku, Finland; University of Maribor, Slovenia; University of Klagenfurt, Austria and Durham University, United Kingdom in the 2007-2009 period. Building educational capacity at all levels of education for training for initiative and entrepreneurship requires creating a critical mass of educators from that interdisciplinary area, that is, creating teams of educators in different disciplines who can implement entrepreneurship education programs at different educational levels, from primary to tertiary.... [-]