Doctor of Philosophy

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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 Political Science and International Relations

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations is a proposal of advanced training/education which accommodates the Bologna paradigm. It aims at responding to the demands of fundamental and applied research in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations is a proposal of advanced training/education which accommodates the Bologna paradigm. It aims at responding to the demands of fundamental and applied research in the fields of Political Science and International Relations.

Hence, it is an innovative and comprehensive programme, which endows students with methodological and theoretical up-to-date training. It draws on scientific rigor while seeking to achieve the following specific objectives:

to offer an advanced studies program which consolidates the skills required to develop research; to prepare doctoral students for conducting independent and original scientific research in a branch of knowledge in the field of Political Science and International Relations; to contribute to the progress of theoretical and applied knowledge. ... [-]

MIT Zaragoza PhD Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Zaragoza Logistics Center
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Spain Zaragoza USA Cambridge + 2 more

The main aim of the PhD Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. Students work intensively with our faculty to create new knowledge in fields of interest such as supply chain coordination, inventory management, supply chain finance, supply chain risk management and security, and supply chain innovation. [+]

MIT Zaragoza PhD Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The main aim of the PhD Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. Students work intensively with our faculty to create new knowledge in fields of interest such as supply chain coordination, inventory management, supply chain finance, supply chain risk management and security, and supply chain innovation.

First and second-year PhD students typically complete PhD level courses offered by the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, such as probability and stochastic processes, empirical methods, integer and dynamic programming, inventory management, and game theory. Second year PhD students spend a semester at MIT and have the opportunity of studying at other leading business and engineering schools. The dissertation typically requires two more years to complete. At the end of the second year, students must pass a comprehensive qualifying exam, when the student becomes a candidate for the PhD and focuses on dissertation research.... [-]


PhD in Information and Technology

Unicaf University (MW)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online + 26 more

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. [+]

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers.

The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.... [-]


PhD in Education

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 27 more

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. [+]

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers.

The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

Grand Canyon University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 3 more

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision provides the opportunity for learners to demonstrate their God-given purpose in teaching counseling students and supervising clinical counselors. [+]

Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision provides the opportunity for learners to demonstrate their God-given purpose in teaching counseling students and supervising clinical counselors. Learners will also engage in psychological research generating the knowledge and skills to become expert practitioners in academic or clinical environments.

This PhD program focuses on the areas of counseling, teaching, counselor supervision, leadership and advocacy, scholarship and statistics and research. The College of Doctoral Studies developed this PhD in counselor education in response to the increasing number of masters level counselors in the field and need for PhD graduates to teach at the master’s level. Doctoral students will cultivate the skills to supervise, educate and lead these mental health providers in improving their practice and health care outcomes.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane Australia Online + 4 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.... [-]


Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective. [+]

Preparing leaders who serve schools, community and social agencies, government, and non-profit institutions in a regional and international world.

The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organization and Leadership is a unique program for working professionals who see themselves as educational leaders transforming their organizations through a learning perspective.

Program Details

The Organization and Leadership (O&L) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation.

Program Delivery

To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays).... [-]


Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

ISM - International School of Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 France Paris Brazil São Paulo China Shanghai + 5 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 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. [+]

PhD at NHH

The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialization 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 organizations.

The NHH PhD programme offers specializations 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.... [-]


PhD in American Studies

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years May 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The UCD structured PhD programmes allow students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. [+]

The UCD structured PhD programmes allow students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. A research degree is based primarily on a research project, usually proposed and developed by the student, who undertakes their research under the supervision of a supervisor and a Doctoral Panel.

A PhD typically takes 4 years full-time and 6 years part-time to complete. The examination for the degree is based on a description of the candidate's research written up as a dissertation and defended in a viva voce (oral examination). The Institute offers expert supervision in all major areas of American Studies (do we add particular topics eg American Politics and Foreign Policy, American Literature and Culture, Media and Conflict, Irish and US Relations)... [-]


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 September 2018 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 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 supporting environment, with the results disseminated through scholarly publications and conference presentations. [+]

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 supporting environment, with the results disseminated through scholarly publications and conference presentations. The critical mass of globally recognized 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 Educational Psychology

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. [+]

Program description:

Doctoral study in educational psychology is a three-year program and can be studied full-time or in combined form. The program is based on an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor or consultant. This type of study program is intended for graduates of master's degree in psychology and represents the third academic degree.

The discipline Educational Psychology assumes the student specialization and leads to self-reliant scientific, creative and research work and prepare for the future path of a highly qualified expert. It is conceived as an interdisciplinary branch based on the application of theoretical knowledge in other fields of science and psychological practice. The study is focused on acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills for performing scientific research and the research work in the field of psychology.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Management Studies

International Business School the Hague
Campus Part time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands The Hague

The International Business School, The Hague (IBSH), offers a PhD programme in Business and Management studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The PhD programme is part-time, and therefore well-suited for professionals that want to get a doctorate in combination with their career. [+]

The International Business School, The Hague (IBSH), offers a PhD programme in Business and Management studies, in cooperation with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. The PhD programme is part-time, and therefore well-suited for professionals that want to get a doctorate in combination with their career.

The programme consists of a combination of intensive seminars and research assignments and a thesis / research project. Internationally acclaimed professors will deliver a 3-4 day seminar on current topics in business and management science and the candidates will write a research paper on each of the seminars. Apart from these topical seminars, there are a number of professional skills seminars on research methodology, academic presentation and academic teaching. After the candidates have concluded the seminar series, they will embark on writing the thesis proposal and performing their PhD research, in cooperation with one of the professors of IBSH, Sapienza, or one of the professors in IBSH’s international network. Finally, successful candidates will receive their doctorate degree from Sapienza University of Rome... [-]


PhD in Tourism

University of the South Pacific USP
Campus Full time February 2018 Fiji Suva

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a master’s programme to doctoral studies are advised to contact the Faculty Dean. [+]

Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a master’s programme to doctoral studies are advised to contact the Faculty Dean.

The Admission and Programme Regulations governing the Doctor of Philosophy appear in USP 2017 Handbook and Calendar.

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4-year Ph.D. in Finance – Dialogue Of Scientific Disciplines or Management in New Technologies

Kozminski University
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw

A Ph.D. degree is useful in any field. It is highly esteemed e.g. in financial-assurance sector, in public administration, in politics, or in consulting. A doctoral degree proves highest intellectual abilities of its holder. It is a kind of intellectual nobility and is a sign of belonging to a certain elite. It is also a scholarly degree widely recognized on the international market. [+]

Kozminski University announces recruitment for two free of charge full-time doctoral programs in English: Finance – Dialogue Of Scientific Disciplines and Management in New Technologies.

The studies (in English) aim at educating young researchers who will able to compete on the international scientific and publishing market. This requires, first of all, the emphasis of the learning process on mastering research in management and/or finance and related disciplines, and secondly, improving research skills acquired during the course of study under the guidance of experienced international supervisors. We will invite 12 people to each project. The implementation will take place from August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021.... [-]