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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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Doctorado en Economía y Gobierno

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time May 2018 Spain Madrid

El Programa de Doctorado en Economía y Gobierno tiene como objetivo la formación de investigadores capaces de hacer contribuciones independientes, innovadoras y significativas en el conocimiento científico en el campo de la economía y gobierno. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. El Programa de Doctorado en Economía y Gobierno tiene como objetivo la formación de investigadores capaces de hacer contribuciones independientes, innovadoras y significativas en el conocimiento científico en el campo de la economía y gobierno. Este Doctorado se desarrolla en dos áreas principales: Área de Economía, que corre a cargo de la Fundación Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (www.cemfi.es)-UIMP, y el Área de Gobierno, que corre a cargo del Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset-UIMP. El área de Gobierno abarca las investigaciones relacionadas con las Ciencias Sociales: Ciencia Política y de la Administración, Sociología, Demografía, Derecho, Relaciones Internacionales y Cooperación, dentro de las dos amplias líneas del programa: Democracia, gobierno y administración pública; y Cambio social y político en un mundo global. La duración de los estudios de doctorado será de tres años, a tiempo completo, a contar desde la admisión del doctorando al programa hasta la presentación de la tesis doctoral, con posibilidad de solicitar un máximo de dos prórrogas de un año cada una que deberán ser autorizadas por la Comisión Académica responsable del programa. Asimismo, previa autorización de dicha Comisión Académica, podrán realizarse estudios de doctorado a tiempo parcial. En este caso tales estudios podrán tener una duración de cinco años desde la admisión al programa hasta la presentación de la tesis doctoral, con posibilidad de solicitar un máximo de dos prórrogas de dos y un año, respectivamente. ÁREA DE GOBIERNO Democracia, gobierno y administración pública - Gobernanza - Ciencia... [-]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 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.... [-]


Doctorate In Educational Sciences

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

This course is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in acquiring advanced and sustained training in research in the various areas of education sciences [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. PRESENTATION This course is intended for a wide range of professionals interested in acquiring advanced and sustained training in research in the various areas of education sciences. With it is intended, in particular, that the students who attend become able to develop skills, competencies and methods in the field of education sciences; conceive, design and carry out research in education, respecting scientific quality standards; develop a susceptible advanced research project to constitute an original contribution to knowledge in a particular field of education and able to be disclosed in publications with scientific credibility; develop communication skills both written and oral with the academic community and society in general; put the skills acquired in the service of knowledge society in which we live, contributing to a critical reflection on the implications of technological progress and cultural development. Careers According to the provisions of the Decree 344/2008, of April 30, the course benefits from automatic recognition for the purposes of career development of kindergarten teachers and teachers of Basic and Secondary Education. [-]

PhD in Psychology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The aim of the PhD program in Psychology are to educate and train psychology researchers who, depending on their specialization area, will be able to use scientific methods investigate and deal with factors that affect behaviors, cognitive process, and emotion. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: Thesis can be in English or Greek Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims The aim of the PhD program in Psychology are to educate and train psychology researchers who, depending on their specialization area, will be able to use scientific methods investigate and deal with factors that affect behaviors, cognitive process, and emotion. Objectives a) Develop students’ in-depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of psychology. b) Develop students’ understanding and application of suitable research methodologies and scientific methods of investigation to enable them to carry out their doctoral research project. c) Enhance students’ research skills and facilitate the development of expertise relevant to their research specialization area. d) Educate students in how to disseminate research findings, conclusions and suggestions for improving educational or mental health provision to the scientific community, for example through publishing in academic journals and/or presenting their work in academic conferences and seminars e) Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to will be able to work as researchers and academics. Graduates will be able to work... [-]

Doctoral Studies (PhD)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The PhD programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School offers students a supportive environment where they can get a world-class research education. [+]

Program Overview

The PhD programme at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School offers students a supportive environment where they can get a world-class research education.

Who is the PhD programme for?

The PhD programme is suitable for those wishing to pursue careers in academia, business education, research, consultancy and related professions.

What does the PhD Programme entail?

The PhD programme is a four year structured programme which involves coursework in research methods, discipline specific courses and generic skills and training. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel.... [-]


PhD in Accounting and Finance

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time July 2017 United Kingdom Durham

Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. [+]

The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organisations and government institutions. Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest calibre, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating. As part of our vibrant and welcoming research-led community, you will work alongside a diverse faculty of research students and international academics to develop a critical command of your subject. You will cultivate high-level skills of analysis and appraisal, be able to use a range of research methodologies, and will work independently. As the Financial Landscape shifts, we are looking for ways to Over the past few years our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. We also look to increase understanding of the social, economic and political interactions arising through the practice of accounting and auditing. And, through collaboration with leading... [-]

Forensic Psychology - Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. ​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. Upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK and to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS)* The next intake for Top-Up Doctorate only will be September 2014. The next intake for the full Doctorate programme will be September 2015. Course Content​ Flexibility is the essence of our approach to student learning. The Doctorate Programme facilitates students entering and exiting at different places within the Programme depending on the individual needs of the student. Thus, the full Doctorate programme comprises: - MSc in Forensic Psychology - Postgraduate Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology - ‘Top-Up’ doctorate which is the higher level research component. The Top-Up Doctorate will be available to registered practitioners who are seeking to formalise their research and clinical skills in an area of specialism. Applicants completing the Top-Up Doctorate will submit a research thesis reporting a significantly large piece of research. Applicants to the Doctorate Programme may apply for the Full Programme, or for the MSc or PG Diploma, depending on their own individual needs and career progression. Applicants who apply for the MSc may (on successful completion) later apply for the PG Diploma and ‘Top-Up’ Doctorate. Students who progress through the course on individual programmes will, after successful completion of all the... [-]

PhD in Architecture

University Of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Slovenia Ljubljana + 1 more

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits. [+]

PhD in ArchotectureThe doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits.The study programme includes 60 ects–credits in organized study form, and 120 ects–credits of individual research work (basic or applied research). The organized forms are comprised of a general, architectural module and interdisciplinary optional modules, as well as of an annual research presentation (ranging from the presentation of the study plan to the defence of the dissertation).The scientific title acquired by the doctoral student in the field of architecture is: Doctor of Science. The abbreviated form of the title placed in front of the name is: Dr.Baisc GoalsThe programme trains the independent scientific researcher in the widest problem area of architectural issues, demonstrating responsibility towards the cultural region and excellence at an international level. Responsibility for architecture as both a field of scientific research and a cultural region derives from the significance of architectural design, the quality of buildings harmonizing with the environment, respect for natural and urban landscapes, whichis in the public interest. The quality of physical space is protected in the public interest by Slovenian and Europeanlegislation.General competences    ... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering comprises 23 research fields. In the field of technology, information and communication technology and micro- and nanotechnology have been chosen as the focus areas. Of the great themes in society, energy, environment and health and well-being are central to our school. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. The focus of the school’s research activities is on the development of key technologies and the research problems posed by great societal challenges. The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering comprises 23 research fields. In the field of technology, information and communication technology and micro- and nanotechnology have been chosen as the focus areas. Of the great themes in society, energy, environment and health and well-being are central to our school. The programme is a joint effort of the Departments of Electrical and Automation, Micro- and Nano Sciences, Radio Science and Engineering, Signal Processing and Acoustics, and Communications and Networking. In addition, the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and Micronova, the Centre for Micro- and Nanotechnology are also responsible for the supervision of doctoral dissertations. A postgraduate degree comprises both theoretical studies and research work. The recommended period for completing the degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology) is two years and four years for completing the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology). In case the theoretical studies have been completed in connection with the licentiate degree, a doctoral dissertation is the only further requirement for the doctoral degree. The amount of required theoretical studies is altogether 40 credits. Theoretical studies comprise two modules: research field module (25-30 cr.) and scientific practices and principles module (5-20 cr.). The main focus of a postgraduate degree is on scientific research work. A licentiate thesis must be written for a licentiate degree. To complete a doctoral degree, a student must produce and... [-]

PULS PhD

Poznan University of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Poland Poznań

Candidates for PULS PhD Studies need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies. [+]

Application procedures 1.Candidates for Poznań University of Life Sciences PhD Studies (PULS PhD Studies) need to have a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or another document confirming their graduation from a university abroad and considered, on the power of regulations on validation of foreign diplomas or on the power of an international agreement, to be equivalent to the respective Polish diploma certifying the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies, authorising their holders to undertake doctoral studies in the Republic of Poland. 2. In case when the certificates, diplomas or other documents granted abroad are subject to the validation procedure, the candidate is required to present the certificate stating its equivalence with the respective Polish university graduation diploma, not later than the end of the first semester of studies. Failure to present the above mentioned documents will result in the deletion from the list of the doctoral studies effective after the end of the first semester, with the fee for the first semester of studies being non-returnable. 3. To register the candidates send, before 30 of June 2017, first via e-mail and, after having the acceptance from IRO via post, the following documents: a) an application for admission to doctoral studies; b) a copy of a university graduation diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or... [-]

International Ph.D Programme in Economics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. Jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and by University of Strasbourg, France The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. It is designed for students seeking jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies. Students will be offered one year of intensive course work by an international Faculty composed of both permanent staff of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and a large group of Visiting Scholars, and will then proceed to supervised research work, yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a final, public examination. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in international journals. Moreover, the Programme is part of a European network - involving the University of Sussex, Aalborg, Manchester, Paris XIII, Oslo and several other universities, supporting inter-European exchanges of research students and faculty. In addition to the teaching activities, Ph.D. students are nested in a rich research environment, within the Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM) at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, and the Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée - BETA, where Ph.D. students are encouraged to take part in various ongoing research projects. The coursework is structured in 5 main courses: Mathematics for Social Sciences Statistics and Econometrics Microeconomics Macroeconomics History of Economic Thought... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences 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 calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences 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 calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. 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. Studies in the doctoral programme consist of general studies, research area studies and studies supporting the research area. The most important part of the programme is the doctoral thesis, which is supported by further scientific studies, graduate school courses and seminars. The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences offers doctoral studies in the research fields of automation, energy, electricity, data and telecommunications engineering as well as industrial engineering, economic mathematics, statistics and mathematics. Research is primarily conducted in research groups. Projects are run by research groups in collaboration with industrial companies and... [-]

Doctorate of Business Management

SCPU Business School
Online Full time 2 - 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Lausanne

A doctorate of business management program is usually the highest degree earned by people leading and managing large organizations. The key focus of the doctorate of business management program is sound decision-making [+]

Best PhDs in Europe 2017. A  Doctor of Business Management program is usually the highest degree earned by people leading and managing large organizations. The key focus of the program is sound decision-making
. The program is specifically formulated as an applied and practical study for the working professional. The program is designed to address the critical dimensions of effective management at an advanced level. The program provides a platform that enables the participant to focus on their areas of development and grow their strengths to become a highly effective executive ready to assume a critical role in their organization. Participants will develop insight, skills and the confidence to mature into more effective executives within their own workplace environment.  Applied & Practical The program employs a blended learning methodology that includes one-to-one coaching, practical workplace application, and individual reflection. Success in the program is defined as higher executive performance and effectiveness in the real world of the participant’s existing workplace. This program is designed to fulfil the Fellow Grade requirements of the MBA and Professional Managers Guild. The Final Thesis project will incorporate a feasibility report, progress report as the project develops and a final conclusion tying all aspects of the project together. This final Thesis report is expected to be between 60,000 and 80,000 words. COST 
The overall cost of tuition and assessment for this Doctorate of Applied Management qualification is USD $ 11,500 [-]

PhD in International Relations

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

The PhD Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop the substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. [+]

The PhD Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop the substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. The Language of instruction is English. Why at Kadir Has University? The PhD Program in International Relations is geared towards preparing students for a number of careers such as academics, and policy specialists in the government; media; business; and research sectors. Candidates will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a distinguished faculty with particular expertise in International Relations Theory, Turkish Foreign Policy, International Security, the EU’s external policies, International Political Economy, and regional expertise on the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and the United states. Compulsory Courses IR 612 Current Debates in International Relations Theory (3 KHAS credits) IR 613 Comparative Regional Studies (3 KHAS credits) IR 614 Evolution of Strategic Tought (3 KHAS credits) SBE 698 Graduate Seminar (0 credits) SBE 699 Thesis (0 credits) [-]

The Bradford PhD

University of Bradford School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford + 1 more

Studying a PhD degree at the University of Bradford School of Management places you at the core of the university's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new business and management ideas. [+]

Pioneering research has always been at the heart of all teaching and learning at the University of Bradford School of Management. The School ranks as one of Europe's Top 60 Business Schools and is in an elite group of only 1% of business schools in the world to hold the triple accreditations of EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown". In the current RAE, 90% of the School's research was assessed to be of international standing.

The Bradford PhD

Studying a PhD degree at the School of Management places you at the core of the University's intellectual life and at the forefront of its worldwide quest to provide future generations with the necessary flow of new management ideas. The Bradford PhD allows you to conduct research under the supervision of our international, experienced, and highly committed faculty. As well as being supervised by two well established researchers, you will take part in research training to provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out rigorous research. You also have opportunities to present your work in our school's research seminars to discuss your research with fellow PhD students and members of faculty.... [-]