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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 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.... [-]


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 Bioinformatics and Genetics

Kadir Has University
Campus 2 years 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. [+]

PhD in Bioinformatics and Genetics About the Program

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 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.... [-]


PhD Ecosystem Biology and Sustainability

Queen's University Belfast
Campus Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast

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 ... [-]

PhD in Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus 4 years November 2018 Italy L'Aquila

The PhD curriculum in Mathematics of Natural, Social and Life Sciences at Gran Sasso Science Institute will lead the students to deal not only with the more traditional aspects of this discipline, such as Pure Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, but also with entirely new problems, requiring the development of the most appropriate tools to deal with the complexity, such as stochastic analysis and computational mathematics. [+]

The PhD curriculum in Mathematics of Natural, Social and Life Sciences at Gran Sasso Science Institute will lead the students to deal not only with the more traditional aspects of this discipline, such as Pure Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, but also with entirely new problems, requiring the development of the most appropriate tools to deal with the complexity, such as stochastic analysis and computational mathematics.

The curriculum consists of 4 years of study and research. During the first year, after initial training classes, students will be offered three main courses and a wide number of short courses, covering a large spectrum of topics. By the beginning of the second year students select a research project under the supervision of one (or more) of the mathematicians affiliated to GSSI.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


PhD In Applied Mathematical Modeling

Universidad Católica del Maule
Campus Part time 4 years February 2019 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 Microsystems Engineering

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

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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... [-]


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.... [-]


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 Environmental Life Sciences

University of Trieste
Campus 3 years October 2018 Italy Trieste

The Ph.D. Course aims to prepare well-qualified scientists able to critically manage the implementation of EU and national regulations concerning with environmental analysis and to autonomously develop research activities in the field of environment. [+]

The Ph.D. Course aims to prepare well-qualified scientists able to critically manage the implementation of EU and national regulations concerning with environmental analysis and to autonomously develop research activities in the field of environment. The course is focused on both theoretical and experimental activities. It includes the following ERC research areas:

Terrestrial ecology, land cover change (PE10_4); Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry (PE10_9); Soil science (PE10_13); Ecology (theoretical and experimental; population, species, and community level) (LS8_1); Biodiversity, conservation biology, conservation genetics, invasion biology (LS8_4); Evolutionary biology: evolutionary ecology and genetics, co-evolution (LS8_5); Environmental and marine biology (LS8_8); Environmental toxicology at the population and ecosystems level (LS8_9); Microbial ecology and evolution (LS8_10); Agriculture related to animal husbandry, dairying, livestock raising (LS9_3); Agriculture related to crop production, soil biology and cultivation, applied plant biology (LS9_5); Population biology, population dynamics, population genetics (LS8_2); Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (LS2).... [-]


PhD in Biology

Northern Arizona University
Campus August 2018 USA Flagstaff

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach. [+]

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach.

Degree requirements

To obtain this degree, you take the following 60 credit hours of coursework:

45 units beyond the bachelor’s degree, covering the major principles of biological sciences 15 units or more BIO 799 to research, write and defend your dissertation Additional requirements

You must also:

have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residency requirements pass the oral exam on your dissertation ... [-]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus 4 - 5 years September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future.The research areas of interest are:

Drug Discovery Tissue Engineering Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control, and Optimization Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal-organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids ... [-]