Doctor of Philosophy in Life Sciences in Europe

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Life Sciences

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Biological & life sciences studies often prepare students for a career in healthcare. Sometimes programs will combine human biology classes with classes in physics, chemistry, and even geology to help students learn how living organisms work together.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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PhD Food Safety and Biotechnology

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply. [+]

PhD Food Safety and Biotechnology

Research Strategies

This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply. It covers the entire food chain from farm to fork and places a strong emphasis on the link between improved food safety and nutrition and improved public health.

Research Strengths

Advanced and emerging technological and analytical platforms (biosensors, isotopic and comics) Animal food and feed safety Animal health and disease diagnostics Global food security Food and nutrition metabolomics Food and nutrition quality measurements Food chemistry Food safety detection methodology Food traceability and authenticity Immunodiagnostics for food contaminant and toxin detection Natural compounds and their health applications Novel and functional foods Therapeutic biomolecules ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ... [-]

PhD Program in Biology and Molecular Biology

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Campus 4 years Open Enrollment Germany Heidelberg

Unique in the world and waiting for you! The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme, originally established in 1983, represents the flagship of EMBL's commitment to first class training and education. Internationality, dedicated mentoring and early independence in research characterize our programme. Considered to be one of the most competitive Ph.D. training schemes to enter, we are committed to providing EMBL Ph.D. students with the best starting platform for a successful career in science. [+]

Training and inspiring the next scientific generation – EMBL's tradition of excellence

As Europe’s only intergovernmental research organization in the life sciences and as a leading laboratory in molecular biology, EMBL is dedicated to promoting excellence in the molecular life sciences throughout Europe. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by inspiring and fostering talented young scientists to turn them into skilled and creative future leaders.

The EMBL International Ph.D. Programme is Europe’s ‘best in class’ Ph.D. programme for the life sciences. 240 students from over 40 countries are carrying out Ph.D. research at EMBL at any time. Every year we admit an average of 60 new students, who belong to the top science graduates in their countries. They are carefully selected from a large multi-national pool of applicants that reached over 1700 applications in 2012.... [-]


PhD in Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno + 1 more

The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology. [+]

Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs

Abbreviation: DKAP_CHTP

Level of course unit: Doctoral

Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry

Academic year: 2018/2019

A title awarded: Ph.D.

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs"

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Specific admission requirements:

Master degree in chemical engineering, food chemistry or other chemical specializations earned at university faculties, ICT Prague or agricultural universities.

Profile of the programme:

Professionally oriented.

The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology. The program is oriented both in food production with the emphasis to secure and develop advanced technologies, as well as in quality control and safety of food products. That is why the students will complete courses in disciplines necessary for the study.... [-]


PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Brno

The post-graduate in Ph.D. study programme Macromolecular Chemistry is able to formulate independently the scientific problem, to design the hypothesis for the solution and to carry out experimental and theoretical work for its confirmation. [+]

Macromolecular Chemistry

Abbreviation: DPAP_MCH_4

Level of course unit: Doctoral

Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry

Academic year: 2018/2019

A title awarded: Ph.D.

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Macromolecular Chemistry"

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Specific admission requirements: Condition for admitting is a completed higher education.

Profile of the programme

Professionally oriented.

Key learning outcomes:

The post-graduate in Ph.D. study programme Macromolecular Chemistry is able to formulate independently the scientific problem, to design the hypothesis for the solution and to carry out experimental and theoretical work for its confirmation.... [-]


PhD in Food Science

London South Bank University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 2 more

We focus on globally regarded, theoretical and applied research with ‘real world’ impact. Our teaching is fully informed by contemporary research, and our excellence is reinforced by outstanding research facilities which enable both staff and students to undertake cutting-edge studies with the most up-to-date equipment and facilities. [+]

Nearly three-quarters of London South Bank University's (LSBU) research projects were awarded the two highest possible ratings for 'impact' by the latest university research excellence exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Our scientists in the School of Applied Sciences work in multidisciplinary teams to target major societal challenges in the areas of human health, well-being, performance, and behavior. We apply theory in these areas to contemporary real-world issues by undertaking innovative and rigorous science.

We focus on globally regarded, theoretical and applied research with ‘real world’ impact. Our teaching is fully informed by contemporary research, and our excellence is reinforced by outstanding research facilities which enable both staff and students to undertake cutting-edge studies with the most up-to-date equipment and facilities.... [-]


PhD In Emerging Technologies Applied To Agroforestry Systems (TechAgro)

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

Objectives - To train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge, capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies in agroforestry systems ... [+]

GoalsTo train doctors with multidisciplinary knowledge capable of responding to the current challenges of adequate use and development of emerging technologies in agroforestry systems.This course is based on a strong research component in areas in the priority areas of intervention of UTAD , and will work in close connection with a set of I projectsTo contribute to the deepening of relations between Higher Education, Science and Innovation, in accordance with the objectives of the Science 2010 - Operational Program for Science and Innovation.ScheduleWeekly Schedule: Monday to Friday TutorialAcademic Calendar: September to JuneDuration

2 semesters propaedeutics six semesters of research

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Doctorate In Biodiversity And Conservation

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated lines and research teams, with high scientific production and training capacity. It offers a wide coverage of doctoral training in different branches of Biology, Environment and Conservation, both in terrestrial and marine areas. [+]

PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated lines and research teams, with high scientific production and training capacity. It offers a wide coverage of doctoral training in different branches of Biology, Environment and Conservation, both in terrestrial and marine areas. It will contribute to the promotion of the employability of highly qualified personnel in an area of ​​social interest, through the professional development of postdoctoral researchers, the training of university teaching and research staff, as well as personnel directed to management. The study of Biodiversity and Conservation is one of the three strategic areas of the ULL (Campus of International Excellence-Intercontinental Atlantic Campus- Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2010).... [-]


International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities. [+]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in GöttingenDegree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Standard period of study: Six SemestersStart: throughout the yearApplication deadline: noneAdmission: Limited admission (application to the Faculty)Requirements: Master degree or equivalent in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geography or related fieldsLanguage requirements: English (verification required)

Programme description

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities.In the first year of studies, the courses concentrate on modules that prepare the contents and methods of the research. In the second year, doctoral candidates may return to their home country to acquire the data necessary for their work. Field research is accompanied on site in seminars at partner universities. In the third year - back in Göttingen – the data is evaluated and the dissertation prepared. It is also possible to conduct research activities solely at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. During studies, two public colloquiums are specified in which the doctoral candidates introduce the status of their research work. Scientific seminars and lectures during the entire course of the programme offer a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of all research projects. Workshops convey occupational qualifications such as teamwork, moderating or evaluations techniques.This programme is conducted in cooperation with universities abroad in Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba, and Chile.For this program, you have to enroll in Doctoral Studies for Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen... [-]


PhD in Biotechnology

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. [+]

Overview

The aim of the doctoral study is to prepare graduates with the ability of independent creative work and deep knowledge in the field of biotechnology and other related subjects. The study is focused on the scientific and research work in biotechnological processes and is based on comprehensive knowledge of the chemical, biological, engineering and economic disciplines, and the knowledge of the specific properties of the plant, animal, and microbial cells.

Careers

Graduates are able to work in science and research or directly in the biotechnology industry, as well as in the related fields like food processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industry, including the processing of waste and protection of the environment. They may hold management positions in development, production, control, and projection in commercial firms or state institutions. Due to the broad concept of expertise the graduates are ready not only for professional action in their specialization but also for the adaptation for possible application in other technical and scientific fields.... [-]


PhD in Molecular Biology

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 36 months October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The international Master's/ Ph.D. Molecular Biology Program is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), funded by the German Excellence Initiative. It is offered by the Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB) at the University of Göttingen and is conducted jointly by the participating university departments and research groups, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, and the German Primate Center (DPZ). The intensive, research-oriented education qualifies the students for professional work in the fields of molecular and cellular biosciences. [+]

Key Features

The international Master's/ Ph.D. Molecular Biology Program is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), funded by the German Excellence Initiative. It is offered by the Göttingen Center for Molecular Biosciences (GZMB) at the University of Göttingen and is conducted jointly by the participating university departments and research groups, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, and the German Primate Center (DPZ). The intensive, research-oriented education qualifies the students for professional work in the fields of molecular and cellular biosciences.... [-]


PhD in Biophysics

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. [+]

Doctoral students do research at the Bioluminescent Biotechnology Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Valentina Kratasyuk. Their research focuses on studying the chemical nature of light emission by luminous bacteria and other luminous species, modeling the enzyme metabolism in cell hyaloplasm, developing new generations of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics and other issues of bioluminescence research.

Programme Leader

Professor Valentina Kratasyuk’s research interests are mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors, enzymatic toxicity bioassays, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnological design, biochemistry, science education, history of sciences, immobilization of enzymes.... [-]


PhD in Forestry and Forest Ecology

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

Students deepen and broaden their scientific knowledge in forest sciences and forest ecology. The programme consists of following modules: research methods, subject-specific knowledge extension, interdisciplinary topics, Ph.D. colloquium and key qualifications. [+]

PhD in Forestry and Forest Ecology (Dr. forest. / Ph.D.)Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Dr. forest.Standard period of study: six semestersStarting semester: Winter semester or summer semesterAdmission: the admission is limited (application to the faculty)Admission requirements: above-average master degree in related fields and letter of endorsement from professor of the facultyLanguage requirement: German (DHS certificate) or English (must be certified by TOEFL or IELTS), if not native speakerDescription

Students deepen and broaden their scientific knowledge in forest sciences and forest ecology. The programme consists of following modules: research methods, subject-specific knowledge extension, interdisciplinary topics, PhD colloquium and key qualifications... [-]


PhD in Biochemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. [+]

Overview

The doctoral program is drawn to prepare experts for independent creative work applying a high level of knowledge in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and advanced instrumental techniques. The graduates are prepared to work in various types of biochemical research in medical, food, environmental and agricultural areas, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, as well as in various types of analytical laboratories. Thanks to their deep knowledge in life sciences they are also prepared to adapt to work in various related professions.

Careers

The graduates are prepared to provide top research-oriented on life sciences in medical, food, agricultural and environmental areas and to serve in leading positions in research institutions and biotechnological industry. They will find a job in academic institutions, in biotechnological, pharmaceutical and food industry, in governmental institutions and supervisory bodies.... [-]


PhD in Molecular Sciences and Biotechnology of Crops and Trees

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The Ph.D. programme „Molecular Sciences and Biotechnology in Crop Production“ forms part of the "Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)” graduate school. The interdisciplinary programme is conducted by seven different departments from the participating faculties of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biology and is open to Ph.D. candidates with a university Masters degree or diploma in the area of life or environmental sciences, including agricultural and forestry sciences. [+]

The Ph.D. programme "Molecular Sciences and Biotechnology in Crop Production“ forms part of the "Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)” graduate school. The interdisciplinary programme is conducted by seven different departments from the participating faculties of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biology and is open to Ph.D. candidates with a university Masters degree or diploma in the area of life or environmental sciences, including agricultural and forestry sciences.

Students are given the opportunity to conduct an independent research project in their specialist area. In addition, the programme encompasses lectures, seminars, method courses and language and professional skills courses. Based on this spectrum of courses, students can compile their own individual course of studies. Support in the selection of courses and the related administration is provided by the programme coordinator.... [-]


PhD in Macromolecular Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The field of study is concerned with a synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure - properties. During the study and research work, the students obtain knowledge about methods for polymer characterization. [+]

Overview

The field of study is concerned with a synthesis of macromolecular substances and modification of natural polymeric compounds and understanding relation polymer structure - properties. During the study and research work, the students obtain knowledge about methods for polymer characterization. They will adopt advanced analytical methods for polymer characterization, a composition of materials as well as the mathematical method and models for description the technological processes of polymer production.

Careers

The graduates find employment in basic and applied research in the fields of macromolecular chemistry, processing of polymer materials, polymer recycling and pharmaceutical chemistry at universities, research institutes in the Czech Republic and abroad.... [-]