Part time Doctoral Program in Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

Natural sciences studies teach how the scientific method can be applied to the study of nature and the universe. There may be many opportunities for specialization in a specific branch such as Earth science, physics or chemistry.

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PhD in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community. [+]

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) PhD program aims to create the leadership necessary for profound, progressive, transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness. PCC is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.

PCC attracts intellectually engaged individuals who are striving to find meaningful ways to develop their gifts to serve the future of the world. Drawing upon some of the most powerful ideas of Western intellectual and spiritual traditions, together with insights from Asian spiritual philosophies and indigenous worldviews, the PCC faculty has constructed a multidisciplinary course of study to help accelerate each student's journey into his or her particular leadership role.... [-]


PhD in Chemistry

Binghamton University
Campus 4 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

The PhD is awarded primarily for an original investigation which results in a significant advance in knowledge within an area of chemistry. A firm grasp of the fundamental principles, experimental techniques and current theories of chemistry is also required... [+]

PhD in Chemistry

Binghamton University's graduate program in chemistry offers the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in chemistry for students who are innovative, competitive and highly motivated in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, as well as other relevant interdisciplinary subjects.

By the end of the first year, each student is paired with a faculty advisor based on research interests and availability. Our department advisors provide guidance for students throughout their academic career, from course selection to research development.

Our students are regularly recognized for exceptional academic achievement and research efforts through various awards and scholarships. Other funding opportunities such as teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and stipends are also available.... [-]


PhD in Mathematical Modeling

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus 3 years September 2018 USA Rochester

Mathematical modeling is the process of developing mathematical descriptions, or models, of real-world systems. These models can be linear or nonlinear, discrete or continuous, deterministic or stochastic, and static or dynamic, and they enable investigating, analyzing, and predicting the behavior of systems in a wide variety of fields. [+]

PhD in Mathematical Modeling

Program overview

Please Note: This program is currently recruiting its first class, which will begin in fall 2017.

Mathematical modeling is the process of developing mathematical descriptions, or models, of real-world systems. These models can be linear or nonlinear, discrete or continuous, deterministic or stochastic, and static or dynamic, and they enable investigating, analyzing, and predicting the behavior of systems in a wide variety of fields. Every mathematical modeling enterprise has four aspects: the content of the application field, the mathematical formulation and analysis, the analytical and computational methods (which often involve high-performance computing), and the interpretation and analysis of the results. Through extensive research, graduates of this program will have the expertise not only to use the tools of mathematical modeling in various application settings but also to contribute in creative and innovative ways to solve complex interdisciplinary problems and to communicate effectively with domain experts in various fields.... [-]


PhD In Applied Mathematical Modeling

Universidad Católica del Maule
Campus Part time 4 years February 2018 Chile Talca Curico + 1 more

To train specialists in the construction, analysis and interpretation of mathematical models of natural and / or social processes, as a methodology at the service of solving interdisciplinary problems of scientific and technological interest. [+]

General Background: Modality: On-site Headquarters: San Miguel de Talca Campus. Day: Day. Dedication: Partial Duration: Four years. Quotas: 05 Type of program: Academic. Taught since the year: 2016 Program Director: Dr. Fernando Córdova-Lepe / fcordova@ucm.cl Academic Coordinator: Dr. Karina Vilches Ponce / kvilches@ucm.cl Administrative Coordinator: Verónica Muñoz Gómez / vmunoz@ucm.cl Dirigido a: They will be able to request their entrance to the program: National citizens or resident foreigners who demonstrate sufficient command of the Spanish language in an interview with the Program Director. Those interested who are in possession of the Master's Degree (of national or foreign programs duly accredited) in the line of: ... [-]

PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The Ph.D. program seeks to train students in original research in Atmospheric Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science. Students are required to attend and present seminars, undertake coursework and conduct thesis research. [+]

The Environment has been degrading at an alarming rate mainly due to the unsustainable development and the unsustainable use of natural resources. Although environmental conservation has developed significantly over the past few decades, environmental problems have been evolving both in terms of nature and scale. Methods of resolving many environmental problems remain controversial.

The Ph.D. program seeks to train students in original research in Atmospheric Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science. Students are required to attend and present seminars, undertake coursework and conduct thesis research. Students must also pass a qualifying examination and a successful defense of a thesis is required.... [-]


PhD in Chemistry

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus or Online Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam

Our groundbreaking chemistry researchers are recognized as pioneers in colloid and fine particle research and discovery. [+]

Our groundbreaking chemistry researchers are recognized as pioneers in colloid and fine particle research and discovery.

Many of our faculty enjoy an outstanding international reputation for their research accomplishments. Their diverse, yet complementary research interests provide you with a broad variety of research topics from which to choose, including bionanotechnology, smart surfaces, and interfaces, functional and stimuli-responsive materials, nanotherapeutics, diagnostics, and biosensors.

The Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University has a long-standing reputation for providing a first-class education in chemistry, material and biomolecular sciences, with core expertise in advanced materials, colloidal science, surfaces and interfaces, nanoparticle research, polymer science, biomaterials, bionanotechnology, bioelectronics, and biosensors. Faculty members are associated with the New York State-funded Center for Advanced Materials Processing and several other interdisciplinary programs on campus. Strengths of our program include a highly collaborative research environment and established connections with chemical and advanced materials industries. These relationships can provide opportunities for technology transfer and potential employment for you. Departmental research is supported by federal grants, primarily from the National Science Foundation as well as New York State and private industry funding.... [-]


PhD Chemistry Didactics

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

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.... [-]


PhD in Mathematics Applied for Economics and Management

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The Ph.D. Programme in Applied Mathematics for Economics and Management is designed to meet the needs of those who wish to enhance their knowledge of mathematical methods and techniques in order to make original contributions in a particular field or to develop and implement solutions for problems in the areas of Economics and Management. [+]

Ph.D. in Mathematics Applied for Economics and Management

This degree is useful for those who want to pursue an academic career, or who wish to carry out research, as well as for those who want to further their education and to learn the new techniques and scientific practices required for the pursuit of excellence in their professional lives in companies, or private or public institutions.

This course boasts highly qualified professors, particularly in the areas of Actuarial Science, Analysis, Dynamic Systems, Finance Econometrics, Finance Mathematics, Macro and Micro-Econometrics, Operational Research, Statistics and Time Series.

Host centers

The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers provides important support for students in Ph.D. programs.... [-]


PhD in Geology

China University of Petroleum
Campus 4 years September 2018 China Beijing

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of the earth. [+]

Geology (070900) Program Introduction

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of the earth. The first-level discipline of Geology complies with five second-level disciplines of Mineralogy-Petrology-Gitology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Palaeontology & Stratigraphy and Quaternary Geology. The researchers of our Geological disciplines mainly characterized in that of the structure and property of a basin, the depositional systems and sedimentary effects, the physical, chemical or biological effects which occurred inside the sedimentary basin, and how these geological effects control the deposition and formation of fossil fuels. During the 1950s, with the help of experts from the Soviet Union, the geological department began to recruit graduate students, and in early 1980s, authorized by the Chinese government and became one of the first departments to offer master degrees, and later to establish doctoral programs in Mineralogy, Petrology and Gitology in 1993, Geochemistry in 2003, Structural Geology in 2005. In 2003, approved by the National Ministry of Personnel, our department established the Post-doctoral Research Station in Geology. In 2006, we were authorized to offer doctor degree in Geology discipline.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology

Aalto University
Campus 4 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 2 more

The main goal of the Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology is to train Doctors and Licentiates of Science (Technology), skilled in independent research work, for positions in academic and business sectors as well as in public administration. [+]

The main goal of the Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology is to train Doctors and Licentiates of Science (Technology), skilled in independent research work, for positions in academic and business sectors as well as in public administration.

The Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology comprises 7 research fields. The Departments of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Forest Products Technology are jointly responsible for the programme. The doctoral programme has its own Into.aalto.fi pages providing information on doctoral studies to both applicants and doctoral candidates.

There are two requirements for the completion of a doctoral degree: an approved doctoral dissertation and theoretical studies required for the degree. The extent of theoretical studies is 40 ECTS credits, comprising two modules.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Science) (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment 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 DiseasesThe 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 diseasesDiet, 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 ResearchResearch 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 NutritionThe 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 products that enhance human... [-]

PhD in Bioinformatics and Genetics

Kadir Has University
Campus September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

Biology, biotechnology, and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein-based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. The computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. [+]

Biology, biotechnology, and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein-based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. The computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. For example the building block of the cell, proteins are modeled in 3D using a computer; this enables the rapid and efficient identification of molecular interactions and signal transduction pathways. Similarly, mutations in the genetic sequence can be detected quite fast using the computer technology. Since the recent advancements in computational biology decreased the cost and accelerated the research processes including the drug development, the in silico studies are highly demanded in the industry.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology

Alabama State University
Campus September 2018 USA Montgomery

The objective of the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology is to impart advanced scientific knowledge in microbiology, to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the-art basic research in microbiology, and closely related disciplines. [+]

The objective of the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology is to impart advanced scientific knowledge in microbiology, to provide training opportunities in conducting state-of-the-art basic research in microbiology, and closely related disciplines.

Program Vision and Goals

The ultimate vision of the Ph.D. program in microbiology at Alabama State University is to make essential scientific and societal advancements for the benefit of the state of Alabama, region, and nation through the operation of a unique new doctoral research and training program. The research, education and service outcomes of the proposed Ph.D. Program in Microbiology will benefit Alabama’s citizens in important ways, namely: 1) create new opportunities to study environmental and commercial food resource issues important to the state’s economy, and the health and safety of its citizens, (2) provide marketable, doctoral-level training opportunities in areas of emerging scientific importance, (3) foster the development and implementation of scientific strategies that maximize stewardship of the state’s environmental and commercial resources, and (4) produce a pool of scientists capable of employing contemporary tools to address emerging societal threats such as rising food and waterborne diseases, bioterrorism, environmental contaminants, and new-generation microbial pathogens.... [-]


PhD in Analytical Chemistry

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The Ph.D. program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the development of the corresponding experimental and computational techniques. [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. program in Analytical Chemistry is focused on the determination of the chemical compositions, molecular structures, and molecular conformations as well as on the development of the corresponding experimental and computational techniques. The developed techniques and methodologies are applied for chemical analyses of macro and micro-objects of diverse origins, including objects of living nature, cells and sub-cellular structures, advanced technological materials, and objects of cultural heritage from archaeology and anthropology. For research and development, modern analytical methods like molecular and atomic spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation methods as well as advanced sensor techniques are used.... [-]


PhD in Chemistry 
(Physical Sciences)

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus 4 years September 2018 Lithuania Kaunas

The study program lasts 4 years and is completed by a public defense of the doctoral dissertation. The program of study is adapted to the needs of individual students, depending on their prior training and research interests. [+]

Double degree programme with Institute National Polytechnique of Toulouse, France

The study program lasts 4 years and is completed by a public defense of the doctoral dissertation. The program of study is adapted to the needs of individual students, depending on their prior training and research interests. Study and research opportunities for doctoral students are comprehensive and interdisciplinary, covering inorganic, organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, computational, and theoretical chemistry, food chemistry, materials chemistry, atmospheric and environmental chemistry. Research is typically started during the first year of study.

However, during the first two years of studies, Ph.D. students also have to take doctoral modules in broad areas or special topics (30 ECTS in total). Subsequent years focus on thesis research only and writing the dissertation.... [-]