Doctor of Philosophy

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PhD

PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, refers to the postgraduate degrees that are awarded to candidates after completing the university program. There are a variety of disciplines in which candidates can earn a PhD and there are programs around the world that offer top-notch education facilitated by faculty that are experts in their field. PhD programs prepare candidates for careers in academia, research, government, or industry.


Requirements in PhD programs vary depending on the country, the university, and the program. Most PhD programs require a master’s degree, but some will accept candidates with only a bachelor’s. Most programs take a minimum of 3 or 4 years to complete and require a combination of coursework and research, and others will expect candidates to teach undergraduate courses as well as write publications. The bulk of most PhD programs lie in the candidate’s original research that leads to a dissertation or thesis of publishable quality, that provides significant contribution to the field, and that candidates must defend in front of a panel of experts.


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PhD in Microsystems Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 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:... [-]


Learning and Instruction (Ed.D.)

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 5 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

Applying Research and Educational Psychology to Diverse Learning Environments [+]

The Learning and Instruction Department offers exciting and unique programs at the doctoral level. Learning and instruction is the application of psychological principles and concepts to solve problems in educational and training settings. Individual differences, cognitive and social development, learning and motivational theory, instructional design, classroom teaching and management, and assessment are common topics addressed in the program. Learning and Instruction Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) Applying research and educational psychology to diverse learning environments. Visit our website here to learn more about this program The program provides working professionals with the research skills and core content to make use of and contribute to the knowledge base in learning and instruction. Using the latest technology to assist in instructional delivery and support, coursework focuses on learners and learning, instructional settings, research skills, and special education. There is also an option to obtain a Concentration in Special Education or a Concentration in Digital Technology for Teaching and Learning (nine credits). "I think the first thing one notices when attending USF is a sense of community. Professors are truly interested in every student's learning, which translates into a program that includes rigor and caring. Small class sizes—check, knowledgeable professors—check, a learning environment that promotes global thinking—check. In my opinion, USF has it all!." —KAREN SANFORD, Student EdD Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with... [-]

PhD in Social Work

Walden University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 1 more

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. [+]

Doctorate 2017. Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in social work today. Face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience, allowing you to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. You will also gain skills in scholarly writing that can help you advance your role as a leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession with this PhD program in social work. Specializations Addictions and Social Work Clinical Expertise Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Interventions Medical Social Work Policy Practice Social Work Administration [-]

PhD, MSc, BSc in Marine Biology

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wilmington

Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. [+]

Biology & Marine Biology Mission Modern Biology increasingly impacts the non-scientific world, facilitating solutions to technological, environmental, ethical, philosophical and political issues that are important to society. The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW strives to train the next generation of scientists and educators, and prepare all students to make sound judgments based on a solid foundation of biological principles. The department provides an environment in which excellent teaching coupled with diverse research opportunities encourage our faculty to become leaders in their discipline. Our teaching emphasizes current theories of biological science, knowledge of basic investigative skills, and methods of critical inquiry. Our research programs, in both applied and basic aspects of discovery, value investigations of biological phenomena that impact the quality of life in our region and beyond. We lend our professional expertise to all endeavors that work for the improvement of the human condition and our environment. We believe the importance of modern biological principles must transcend the university classroom and enable our students to contribute as global citizens. Degrees Offered The Department of Biology and Marine Biology offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in marine biology, both of which prepare students for advanced study, and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in biology, a more flexible program which can be designed to meet personal educational goals. Students may also choose professional programs in Teacher Certification for Secondary Science (Biological Sciences) or Pre-professional programs in the Health Sciences.... [-]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 France Paris South Africa Cape Town Brazil São Paulo India Delhi China Shanghai USA New York + 11 more

The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research in academia [+]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed for two types of candidates: experienced business executives who would like “to give something back” and assist in the development of future business leaders by becoming effective educators; and innovative teachers and/or researchers determined to make an impact by contributing to the body knowledge in their chosen disciplines. PhD candidates learn to make a difference through writing, speaking, teaching, researching, consulting, and undertaking entrepreneurial ventures.

The program emphasizes an understanding of management as it is practiced and interpreted across organizations, sectors, and cultures. Each candidate develops the research and teaching skills to generate and encourage new perspectives on management practice. It is designed to emphasize curricular leadership and to focus on applied and theoretical research that improves instruction and educational outcomes.... [-]


PhD in East-West Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. [+]

Students complete 36 units of coursework and write a dissertation. The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. They work closely with their advisors to design an individualized curriculum and participate in research colloquia to articulate their dissertation research project. Ph.D. Program Learning Goals and Objectives Upon completion of the Ph.D. in East-West Psychology, and in addition to M.A. goals and objectives, graduates will be able to: Goal 1. Produce original scholarly works in the field of East-West psychology and spirituality. Objective 1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and expertise in a selected area of specialization within East-West studies. Objective 2. Produce work that creatively and critically interprets, compares, integrates, applies, and/or evaluates knowledge from a variety of Eastern, Western, and indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions. Objective 3. Apply critical thinking in relation to basic and complex issues of East-West cross-cultural hermeneutics, such as orientalism, ethnocentrism, critical pluralism, insider/outsider perspectives, relativism, and/or incommensurability. Goal 2. Carry out scholarly research with a methodology appropriate to their research interests. Objective 1. Design cogent, feasible, and methodologically rigorous research projects. Objective 2. Apply several qualitative and theoretical research methods (e.g., phenomenological, hermeneutic, heuristic, narrative, comparative) to their research interests. Objective 3. Carry out a complete research project that demonstrates professional methodological knowledge and skills. Goal 3. Be competent in a variety of pedagogical, writing,... [-]

PhD Programme

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. Programmes are developed to broaden your career prospects and prepare you for success. [+]

Doctorate 2017. Master's programmes at Kent Business School are driven by international research and relevance. At Kent Business School the research degree programme provides exceptional students with a dynamic research culture, supervision from our community of over 60 research active academic staff, high quality resources and excellent research training. We offer the following subject specialisms: Accounting Finance Industrial Relations Management Management Science Marketing Operational Research Our PhD students all receive a dedicated office space with either a laptop or PC, conference funding, formal research methods training and full access to the facilities of the Graduate School. We also offer a range of PhD scholarship packages for outstanding candidates.  All scholarship candidates must hold a first class honours degree (if still completing their master's programme) or a master's degree with Distinction in a relevant subject and a good standard of written or spoken English (IELTS 7 or equivalent). University of Kent PhD scholarships are based on a three year Graduate Teaching Assistantship that includes financial support in return for part-time teaching. This covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate (and some specific scholarships may include international fees) plus a combined salary and maintenance grant at the full UK Research Council rate. Applications from self-funded students are also welcome and the minimum entry requirement is a Merit at master’s level in a relevant subject as well as our English language requirements. Entry to the Kent Business School PhD programme is in September (application deadline 30 June) or January (deadline 31 October) each... [-]

Doctorate in Social Work

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Campus Part time September 2017 Dominica Portsmouth

The primary mission of the educational programmes in Social Work is consistent with the mission of the profession: to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. [+]

Instructional Philosophy and Mission The primary mission of the educational programmes in Social Work is consistent with the mission of the profession: to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. The Social Work Doctoral Programme philosophy at IUGS reflects this mission. A historic and defining feature of Social Work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Fundamental to Social Work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living. Social workers promote social justice and social change with and on behalf of clients. “Clients” is used inclusively to refer to individuals, families, groups, organisations, and communities. Social workers are sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity and strive to end discrimination, oppression, poverty, and other forms of social injustice. These activities may be in the form of direct practice, community organising, supervision, consultation administration, advocacy, social and political action, policy development and implementation, education, and research and evaluation. Social workers seek to enhance the capacity of people to address their own needs. Social workers also seek to promote the responsiveness of organisations, communities, and other social institutions to individuals’ needs and social problems. The mission of the Social Work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession’s history, are the foundation... [-]

PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Norway Bergen

As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]

Doctorate 2017. PhD at NHH The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialisation within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. Although the majority of our PhD graduates go on to work in academic institutions, an increasing number of graduates take on positions in management, consultancy and larger organisations. The NHH PhD programme offers specialisations in six different fields: Accounting Economics Finance Management Science Strategy and Management Professional and Intercultural Communication As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. NHHs PhD programme starts every year in August. NHH PhD research scholarships are fully funded for four years on very competitive terms. PhD research scholarships include a commitment to work 25% as a teaching and/or research assistant for the school while enrolled on the PhD programme. The annual salary for the PhD Research Scholarships is currently USD 52 500. NHH provides generous research funds for travelling and conference participation, and a bonus system for publications in top international journals. ... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hotel and Tourism Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The success of a research institution is largely due to its provision and training of young scholars. To provide leadership in developing future scholars in hospitality and tourism management [+]

The success of a research institution is largely due to its provision and training of young scholars. To provide leadership in developing future scholars in hospitality and tourism management, the SHTM offers research programmes leading to the Ph.D. in Hotel and Tourism Management degree. The School’s Ph.D. programme is designed for those who want to base their research on theoretical insights. It offers advanced training based on individual interests and career aspirations, allowing students to develop the ability to complete significant research in specific areas. Research collaboration between academic staff and students are encouraged by the School’s intellectual and support environment, with the results disseminated through scholarly publications and conference presentations. The critical mass of globally recognised researchers, together with the attractive stipend for research students and the unique “East meets West” environment, make our highly competitive research programmes very successful. Many of our Ph.D. graduates are now serving as faculty members in universities worldwide. [-]

PhD in Earth and Ecosystem Science

Central Michigan University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

The Earth and Ecosystem Science Ben Heumann and EES Student in the field(EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University is a newly formed program providing advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. [+]

Doctorate 2017. The Earth and Ecosystem Science Ben Heumann and EES Student in the field(EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University is a newly formed program providing advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. In this research-intensive degree program, students develop projects that investigate patterns and processes that regulate environmental variations across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Through core courses and individual research projects, EES students study the dynamics of aquatic and terrestrial systems (modern and ancient, pristine and polluted) in diverse geographic regions, with a particular focus on the interrelations between multiple factors that govern Earth and ecosystem processes. As the EES program is inherently multidisciplinary, students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, geology, geography, physics and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Depending on the major advisor's research focus, projects in EES may explore patterns (biodiversity, reaction, physical architecture), processes (fate, transport, efficiency), regulation (complexity, stability, feedback) and management (sustainability, global change) of ecosystems and key ecosystem components. The EES Ph.D. is designed as a Students taking water samples in Saginaw Bayresearch-intensive program, with a suite of interdisciplinary core courses specific to this program. Electives and courses on specialized topics are available through Biology, Chemistry, Geography and other academic departments. Successful completion of the Ph.D. requires a minimum 60 hours of graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree. After admission to the program, you will meet with your... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy

Avondale College of Higher Education
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2017 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy Course Overview The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognised doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to knowledge in the area of research. The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Doctor of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement. The aim of the Doctor of Philosophy degree is to mentor students' independent learning ability for continuing professional development through acquiring the necessary skills including transferable skills, research techniques and their application. Research specialisations can be in the areas of Education, Arts, Nursing, Ministry and Theology. Course Code 5001 Course Duration Three to four years full-time Study Mode On-Campus or distance education Accreditation The Doctor of Philosophy degree course is self-accredited by Avondale College of Higher Education within the terms of level 10 in the Australian Qualifications Framework. The course is nationally registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. Avondale offers the PhD as a jointly conferred degree with Charles Sturt University, the Avondale degrees being held in high regard. [-]

PhD in Irish School of Ecumenics

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc... [+]

Doctorate 2017. PhD Studies at ISE The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc. The ISE offers a structured PhD. Students work with their supervisor(s) over a four year period and are required to take a minimum of 10ECTS in taught modules to develop their research skills over the course of their studies. Some current PhD projects include: * The Use of Video Conferencing in Peace Education * Peace Journalism and Conflict in the Horn of Africa * UNSC 1325 and Women’s Peacebuilding in Armenia and Azerbaijan * Feminist Peace Activism in the Yugoslav wars * Engaging Men to End Gender Based Violence in Kenya * Secular Humanitarian Responses to Disasters in Religious Contexts * The Theology of Henri de Lubac * The Role of Memory in Dealing with the Past: Transcending the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm in Northern Ireland * The Relationship between Evangelicalism and Islam in the Southern United States * The Impact of Immigration on Religious Identities and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Ireland and Germany * Re-imaging Space at the Intersection of Theatre and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Beyond * Political Leadership and Conflict Transformation: Women, Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland * Shared Space and Ethnic Identity in Divided Cities: Belfast, Jerusalem, Brussels * LGBT Lives and Stories... [-]

PhD in Sustainable Environment

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time September 2017 Qatar Doha

Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Sustainable Environment programs give the opportunity for in-depth graduate study at Ph.D. level. The programs offered address important sustainability issues facing the region and have been designed to provide students with fundamental and solid research training, awareness and understanding of these issues. The multidisciplinary, taught programs incorporate study across a broad... [+]

PhD in Sustainable Environment Hamad bin Khalifa University’s Sustainable Environment programs give the opportunity for in-depth graduate study at Ph.D. level. The programs offered address important sustainability issues facing the region and have been designed to provide students with fundamental and solid research training, awareness and understanding of these issues. The multidisciplinary, taught programs incorporate study across a broad range of environmental sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology. The Sustainable Environment programs are delivered by highly experienced faculty from around the world, who have been handpicked based on their expertise and competence in key subject areas. Admissions requirements Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree relevant to this program, which typically includes science and engineering. Additionally, backgrounds in economic, business, policy, and social sciences will be considered. Applicants should demonstrate strong evidence supporting the prospect that they will become successful researchers and professionals. These include excellent performance in relevant coursework, past research results if any, and strong recommendation letters. Applicants with prior research experience are preferred, especially for the Ph.D. program. Applicants are required to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants who are fluent in English may be exempt from this requirement. Applicants to the Ph.D. programs in Sustainable Environment must have taken the GRE exam within the last two years. While not required for the master’s programs the GRE exam is recommended and will strengthen an applicant’s submission. Applicants coming from an economics, policy and other social science background may submit... [-]

PhD in Informatics - New Media and Pervasive Systems

ISG Business & Economics School
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

NEMPS is a doctoral programme offered by Universidade Lusófona. The programme's NEMPS has a total minimum duration of 3 consecutive years, full time, and a maximum duration of four years. It comprises eleven (11) curricular units, five (5) of which are mandatory. The programme comprises two main parts... [+]

Doctorate 2017. NEMPS is a doctoral programme offered by Universidade Lusófona. The programme's NEMPS has a total minimum duration of 3 consecutive years, full time, and a maximum duration of four years. It comprises eleven (11) curricular units, five (5) of which are mandatory. The programme comprises two main parts: - Curricular Component. A total of 60 ECTS are split across two semesters (each holding 30 ECTS). The first semester includes two (2) mandatory curricular units (Research and Innovation Methodologies; Digital Media) and four (4) optional curricular units - two to be selected by the candidate. The second semester includes two (2) mandatory curricular units (Thesis Planning; Pervasive Communication Systems) and two (2) optative curricular, of which candidates must select one. - Research Component. Comprising a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 3, this is the part dedicated to the thesis work, which will end with the presentation of the doctoral thesis. Objectives To complement the education of MSc and undergrad students in science and engineering courses, providing advanced training in emergent areas of pervasive communication systems and digital media. To assist in the development of competences in terms of research methodology and experimentation, allowing the autonomous development of research and the development of activities covering several aspects of the R&D process, namely, selection and application of writing techniques for the dissemination of R&D results. To provide candidates with a solid grasp of the most recent evolution concerning informatics sciences, in particular concerning pervasive systems and new media.... [-]