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 and Strategy

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Braga + 1 more

The Doctoral Programme in Marketing and Strategy is a project that enhances the synergies of three recognized national higher education institutions: the University of Minho, Aveiro University and the University of Beira Interior, respectively. [+]

Justification and Purpose

The Doctoral Programme in Marketing and Strategy is a project that enhances the synergies of three recognized national higher education institutions: the University of Minho, Aveiro University and the University of Beira Interior, respectively.

Their primary objective is to provide doctoral students with an insight into the state-of-the-art about the advances of scientific knowledge in Marketing and Strategy. It is a programme of international scope, complete and innovative, which resorts to education in the English language. In addition, it is flexible, as it offers the possibility to develop studies/research in a part-time or full-time regime.

It is a six-semester-long programme, which corresponds to 180 ECTS. Therefore, it combines the structural components of Marketing and Strategy and specific optional course units of both areas, at two different times: the first year is dedicated to coursework and research in the three above-mentioned universities, according to their calendars, and the last two years are devoted to the design and elaboration of an original doctoral thesis.... [-]


PhD in Marketing Management

Unicaf University (MW)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Open Enrollment 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 Cyprus Online + 25 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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 Ph.D. programme in Business and Management Studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. programme in Business and Management Studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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... [-]


Executive PhD

Antwerp Management School
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 Belgium Antwerp

The Antwerp Management School’s Executive Ph.D. program is a high-level support program for executives and C-level managers with a strong ambition to bring state-of-the-art knowledge and excellent research skills into the workplace and into society. [+]

Executive PhD

Antwerp Management School’s Executive Ph.D. program is a top-tier support program for ambitious executives and C-level managers who want to bring the most advanced knowledge and outstanding research skill into the workplace and society.

Participants will acquire new methodologies and mindset with which they will approach actual business issues they are confronted with in their organizations or in society. Thus, the program has a considerable impact on the professional development of participants.

To flourish in today’s complicated, globally competitive business environment, organizations require leaders who seize interdisciplinary knowledge, the ability to think in global terms and the vision to design systems that respond to swiftly changing tendencies.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


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 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 Economics

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

The Ph.D. The program provides excellent research training in both economic theory and applied economics. A typical graduate of the program is a highly qualified, analytically thinking and quantitatively capable economist, with a strong background in economic modeling. [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Conditions for applicants: a) Completion of a master program. b) Interest in economic research. c) Advanced knowledge of English and mathematics. The deadline for submitting the application is April 30, 2018. Please, choose study language English and study program Economic Theories when filling the application form. The required attachments are as follows:

Certificates of graduate education Transcript of undergraduate and graduate education (a list of courses taken and grades) Two academic letters of recommendation (signed and sealed) Curriculum Vitae (structured, and with a list of publications) Evidence of advanced knowledge of English language Any additional relevant documents (such as additional letters of recommendation, these might or might not be taken into account by the admission committee) Dissertation research project ... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high caliber experts capable of independent research work to service industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organizations. [+]

Energy, management, and finance are the central focus areas of research in the doctoral programme In Technical Sciences. The Doctoral Programme covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high caliber experts capable of independent research work to service industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organizations.

The doctoral programme conducts basic research and work-oriented applied research. Applying known methods and tools while developing new solutions for problems related to the field of technology and the economy are key elements of the programmes. The programme is multidisciplinary, covering every part of technology development from new technical innovations and solutions to product development. The programme also offers technological scientific knowledge, methodical and computational foundations for solving problems in the field of technological science and the mathematical and statistical models of economic phenomena.... [-]


PhD in System Engineering and Informatics, Economics and Informatics

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Liberec

The aim of the programme is to provide candidates with complex PhD studies in IT technologies and systems along with fundamental knowledge of economics. This combination will enable candidates to gain top managerial positions or top positions in research establishments. [+]

Program Description

The aim of the programme is to provide candidates with complex PhD studies in IT technologies and systems along with fundamental knowledge of economics. This combination will enable candidates to gain top managerial positions or top positions in research establishments.

Škoda Auto PhD Programme

PhD candidates at the TUL are eligible to apply for participation in the Škoda Auto PhD programme or they can write their thesis on a topic offered by the company.

Admission Requirements Recognised tertiary education (Master degree) as prescribed by Act No. 49/2009, Coll. (not necessary for applicants from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany, and Slovenia). English skills - level C1. A short motivation interview via Skype. [-]