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.
Knowledge gained in molecular sciences and its associated research may provide the key for treatments of chronic and inflammatory diseases. This includes diseases such as asthma, diabetes, COPD, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
Portugal is one of the warmest European countries. University programs are very affordable. In fact Portugal has one of the lowest living costs for students. Enjoy the the great beaches in Algarve or the old wings of history in the capital city of Lisbon.
Top Doctoral Programs in Molecular Sciences in Portugal 2018
The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. [+]
The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. This program is inserted in the multidisciplinary research environment in the Molecular Biology and Environmental Centre. This doctoral program allows students to be provided with:
i) advanced training in cutting-edge specialty areas
ii) a stimulating scientific environment in high-quality research projects
iii) preparation for an academic career or business, at home and abroad... [-]