Doctorate Degrees in Natural Sciences

Compare 143 PhD Programs in Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

What Is a PhD in Natural Science?

Natural Science is the field of science that studies the natural processes in the world. A PhD in Natural Science takes natural science studies to the next level, providing a deep understanding of these processes and how they affect life on the planet.

What Are the Benefits of Taking a PhD in Natural Science?

Research in Natural Studies is vital to understanding how the earth works and how its various systems interact with one another. Those who study Natural Science on the doctoral level will be in a position to lead these studies. A PhD in Natural Science is the degree required for research and instruction in this area of science.

How Much Does It Cost to Take a PhD in Natural Science?

A PhD in Natural Science program's cost will vary depending on the school chosen and the location of study.

What Are the Requirements for a PhD in Natural Science?

Students interested in pursuing a PhD in Natural Science need to have an undergraduate degree in science and master's level studies focusing primarily on natural science. Many programs will require applicants to have high grades as well.

What Kind of Career Improvement Can You Expect with a PhD in Natural Science?

Those who take a PhD in Natural Science degree program will poise themselves for greater career advancement in these areas. Common careers for these doctors include research careers and instruction on the university level.

Why Take an Online PhD in Natural Science?

Online PhD in Natural Science programs provide convenience and flexibility. Students who are already in their careers can study at times that are convenient, without the need to visit the university on a regular basis.

Where to Take a PhD in Natural Science?

PhD in Natural Science programs can be found at many universities throughout the world, but those that have strong science programs are the best choices. Use the search below to find a program that will work for your needs.

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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.... [-]


Ph.D. International Max Planck Research School for Neural Circuits

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was established in 2011 and offers around ten fully-paid positions every year for talented students holding a relevant Masters or Bachelors as their highest degree to perform research resulting in a PhD. The program is taught in English. [+]

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was established in 2011 and offers around ten fully-paid positions every year for talented students holding a relevant Masters or Bachelors as their highest degree to perform research resulting in a PhD. The program is taught in English.

We offer a multidisciplinary program to excellent doctoral students with backgrounds in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, computer science, (bio) chemistry, biology and medicine as well as research experience in the participating institutions of the Frankfurt Neuroscience community. Students will participate in a tailor-made educational program including research rotations and neuroscience courses but also in training in transferable skills as well as retreats, conferences and summer schools and lecture series. A special fast-track option is offered to students with a Bachelor’s as their highest degree.... [-]


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. [+]

PhDs in Natural Sciences. 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.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Geoscience

Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Campus 4 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The PhD in Petroleum Geosciences program stimulate research and development to foster innovative solutions to challenges in science, technology, and engineering, develop the next generation of leaders in academia to drive a knowledge economy in the UAE, and advance the technological profile of the UAE and the regional oil and gas industry. [+]

About

SCHOLARSHIP

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs.

The scholarship provides generous remuneration and benefits that include:

Full coverage of tuition fees. Medical insurance coverage for students under the Khalifa University visa. Support to attend international research conferences. The indicative monthly stipend for GRTA Scholarship is as follows (subject to change):

Application Opening!

We will start taking applications starting November 1st, 2018 for the next intake in September 1st, 2019.

The Department of Earth Sciences has defined the goals of its PhD in Petroleum Geosciences program as follows:... [-]


PhD in Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society has an inherently strong research culture with research students making a highly valued contribution to School’s overall research profile. [+]

Overview

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society has an inherently strong research culture with research students making a highly valued contribution to School’s overall research profile.

The School is divided into three research institutes:

Institute for Infrastructure and Environment Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research

Our research in Dubai is evolving, as is reflected by the PhD programmes we offer. Research students are presented with exciting opportunities to work in areas relevant to the academic community, research users and employers in the UAE and the Gulf region.

The School’s portfolio of multidisciplinary research makes it an attractive destination for those seeking postgraduate research opportunities of direct relevance to the solving of real-world problems in Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.... [-]


PhD in Chemistry

University of Texas Arlington
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Arlington

The Department offers the degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry which is designed to better prepare doctoral-level chemists to enjoy productive careers in industrial laboratories, research foundations or academic institutions. In addition to the traditional Ph.D. curriculum, this program mandates that the student acquire the working knowledge of the type of research conducted in industry and of the constraints (both practical and philosophical) under which it is carried out. [+]

The Department offers the degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry which is designed to better prepare doctoral-level chemists to enjoy productive careers in industrial laboratories, research foundations or academic institutions. In addition to the traditional Ph.D. curriculum, this program mandates that the student acquire the working knowledge of the type of research conducted in industry and of the constraints (both practical and philosophical) under which it is carried out.

To facilitate this, each student is required to spend one semester in an industrial or government research laboratory internship. This internship is obtained for the student by the Department and every effort is made to match the type of work and the company with the student's interests. This is an important part of the student's training that may also open up avenues for future employment. If a student already has industrial research experience, this internship requirement may be waived if the student so desires.... [-]


Applied Physics (PhD)

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Campus September 2019 USA Newark

The Ph.D. program in the graduate field of Applied Physics (AP) provides students with mastery of a broad knowledge base in applied physics, as well as advanced research focuses that prepare them for successful research-driven careers in academia, government or industry. [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. program in the graduate field of Applied Physics (AP) provides students with mastery of a broad knowledge base in applied physics, as well as advanced research focuses that prepare them for successful research-driven careers in academia, government or industry.

Objectives

As a nationally and internationally recognized Ph.D. program, NJIT’s Applied Physics Ph.D. program prepares Ph.D. candidates with practical skills and theoretical knowledge for a successful career in academic or government organizations and private industry. Students will prepare for passing their written qualifier exams, as well as gain the theoretical and experimental background needed for their research, which they will orally present and defend as part of their Ph.D. thesis. Throughout their study as a Ph.D. candidate, students will exhibit the following:... [-]


Integrated MSc-PhD in Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

Weizmann Institute of Science, Feinberg Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Israel Rehovot

The study of Neuroscience is viewed by many as the ultimate frontier of science. It comprises a diverse set of approaches, from the study of genes to the study of neurons, synapses, circuits, behavior, and cognition. Neuroscience in the Weizmann Institute embraces research in all of these aspects. [+]

Neuroscience and brain research

The study of Neuroscience is viewed by many as the ultimate frontier of science. It comprises of a diverse set of approaches, from the study of genes to the study of neurons, synapses, circuits, behavior, and cognition. Neuroscience in the Weizmann Institute embraces research in all of these aspects. The Institute has a large and vibrant community of Neuroscientists, and it is one of the leading centers of Neural and Brain Research worldwide. Using an extensive range of models and state-of-the-art techniques, Neuroscientists at Weizmann strive to understand neuronal function in health and disease.

The Weizmann Institute offers this competitive Integrated MSc/ Ph.D. program (Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience) - an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary training and education for the next generation of Neuroscientists.... [-]


Interdisciplinary PhD in Mathematical Modelling (IDSMM)

University of Gdansk
Campus October 2018 Poland Gdańsk

An Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Mathematical Modelling (IDSMM). [+]

Director of the doctoral studies: dr hab. Jarosław Pykacz, prof. UG Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Informatics

Web page of the Faculty: http://www.mfi.ug.edu.pl/

Contact Dziekanat Wydziału Matematyki, Fizyki i Informatykiul. Wita Stwosza 57 tel.: +48 58 523 20 27 e-mail: dziekmf@ug.edu.pl [-]

PhD in Microsystems Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 USA Rochester

This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. [+]

Ph. D. in Microsystems Engineering

RIT offers a unique program leading to a doctorate degree in microsystems engineering. This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. The goal of the program is to provide a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems. Some of the program’s areas of exploration include the following:... [-]


PhD Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Belfast + 1 more

The primary focus of the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics research cluster is fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, environmental economics, conservation, aquaculture, animal behavior, molecular taxonomy and molecular genetics, particularly involving links between these aspects. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists, and postgraduate research students. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists, and postgraduate research students. [+]

PhD Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability

The primary focus of the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics research cluster is fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, environmental economics, conservation, aquaculture, animal behavior, molecular taxonomy and molecular genetics, particularly involving links between these aspects. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists, and postgraduate research students. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists, and postgraduate research students.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS Animal behavior/communication Biodiversity and ecosystem services Coastal and deep-water marine biology Ecological management Economics of water quality and sustainable catchment management Ecosystem ecology, modeling and mathematical biology Freshwater biology/fish biology Invasive species and their impact Molecular ecology, systematics, and phylogeography in algae, plants, invertebrates, fish, and mammals Sustainable aquaculture of shellfish and algae Urban land use, economics, and management Valuing biodiversity, agri-environment schemes and outdoor recreation including use of GIS and spatial econometrics Wildlife ecology, especially of birds and mammals ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2019 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane Australia Online + 5 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study. [+]

Do you have a passion for research?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

USQ academics are recognized throughout the world for their excellence in research. Some of the projects you can tap into are at the forefront of cutting-edge research. As a research student, you would have the commitment and support to make a difference to society in a meaningful way.

USQ is committed to excellence in research training and provides a quality research training experience for our students. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industry and business through local and international research networks.... [-]


PhD in Computational Mathematics

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy Pavia

The Ph.D. in “Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences” aims at offering graduate students solid skills in Computational Mathematics, Computational Physics, Scientific Computing, Statistics, Decision Sciences, Optimization, Machine Learning, as well as an interdisciplinary view of Applied Mathematics, Physics and decision processes under uncertainty. The program gives a solid theoretical and computational grounding for high-level research in universities, international research institutions, and industry. [+]

Models, mathematics, statistics, data, and algorithms are the foundations of our digital world. Computational methods and mathematical analysis are increasingly used for simulation, prediction, data evaluation, analysis, risk assessment, development, and optimization, in virtually every field of Science.

The Ph.D. in “Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences” aims at offering graduate students solid skills in Computational Mathematics, Computational Physics, Scientific Computing, Statistics, Decision Sciences, Optimization, Machine Learning, as well as an interdisciplinary view of Applied Mathematics, Physics and decision processes under uncertainty. The program gives a solid theoretical and computational grounding for high-level research in universities, international research institutions, and industry.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Science) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus June 2019 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Research in the School of Biosciences encompasses four broad themes (Infectious Diseases, Non-communicable Diseases, Environmental Research, Food Science and Nutrition) and is supported by a core group of researchers in bioactive compounds (Drug Discovery & Development Team). [+]

Research in the School of Biosciences encompasses four broad themes and is supported by a core group of researchers in bioactive compounds (Drug Discovery & Development Team):

Infectious Diseases The rich biodiversity of Malaysia enables the discovery of novel compounds to fight infectious diseases. At Taylor’s University, the identified natural compounds will be examined for their bioactive properties as well as their mode of action. In addition to the antimicrobial research, the host-pathogen interaction research is focused to understand the disease manifestation in host cells. Non-communicable Diseases Diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, a sedentary lifestyle and stress have contributed to greater incidences of heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer, among others. Available drugs for these diseases are often accompanied by undesirable side effects, not selective enough or simply too expensive. Hence, this cluster targets the discovery of novel lead compounds and to scientifically validate natural remedies for lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Environmental Research Research conducted in this cluster focuses on bioremediation, taxonomic identification of marine flora and to facilitate the development of mechanisms or processes that are in compliance with environmental laws. It will target improvement in resources savings, waste disposal and resolve environmental stress issues. In addition, researchers in this cluster also provide consultation and training in environmental management systems. Food Science and Nutrition The broader aim of research in this cluster is to study the fundamentals and applied aspects of new functional foods, medical foods and nutraceuticals as well as new technologies that facilitate the development of novel consumer... [-]

PhD Geography

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

A leading center of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognized strengths across the discipline. [+]

Research overview

A leading center of postgraduate teaching and research, the School of Geography has internationally recognized strengths across the discipline.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

Geography research areas include:

Cultural and Historical Geography

Shaped by, and shaping, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences

Cultures of Landscape Historical Geographies of Empire, Environment, and Health Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge

Economic Worlds

Advancing analysis of economic phenomena in contemporary globalization in geography and the wider social sciences... [-]