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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Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Informatics
A graduate of the Applied informatics study program acquires university education in the third degree (doctoral) in the field of applied informatics, knows the scientific
PhD Degree 2019. A graduate of the Applied informatics study program:
acquires university education in the third degree (doctoral) in the field of applied informatics,
knows the scientific methods of research and development in the field of applied informatics with a focus on methods and means to draft informatic solutions to problems,
learns the principles of individual work, teamwork and project management, scientific formulation of a problem, economic, legal and environmental aspects of new solutions, ethical and social aspects of scientific work, presentation of results,
will understand the applied informatics for his respective field of application,
will be ready to build scientific perspective in a variety of fields of applied informatics and for a direct entry into the trade market,
will find application as a member of a creative team, or it’s leader, in any field, where knowledge of applied informatics is required.
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and so
As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social welfare scholarship. The program is designed to deepen students' mastery of both social science theory and research methods so that they are prepared to contribute to scholarly knowledge in innovative ways. The Ph.D. in social work opens doors to university-level research and teaching positions and high-level policy research. In the doctoral program, you have the flexibility of designing your own course of study in tandem with related disciplines across the University of Chicago. What makes SSA different is that our students receive the theoretical training needed to become applied social scientists....
The ISM PhD in International Business Management prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and origin
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....
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Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. E
Doctor of Management
Business leadership is increasingly required to integrate multiple sources of knowledge, understand the perceptions of diverse parties and put human values into action. Executives are challenged to create social, intellectual and economic value for their organizations and for society at large based on rigorous and sound evidence. Recognizing these challenges, the Weatherhead School of Management offers two doctorate degrees in management for working professionals: the Doctor of Management (DM) and the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the Ph.D. in management.
The DM is a three-year lockstep program with an option to pursue the Designing Sustainable Systems track in the Ph.D. in management. DM students’ research projects are evaluated by a faculty review committee over the course of the program at critical research milestones....
The Doctor of Science and Management (DSM) ITB aims to create a new generation of scholars with expertise in research who are able to contribute their research findings t
The Doctor of Science and Management (DSM) ITB aims to create a new generation of scholars with expertise in research who are able to contribute their research findings to the development of management science in general. To achieve this goal, we provide graduates with an outstanding and intellectually challenging research environment.
At the end of their course of study, it is expected that graduates will not only possess an authoritative knowledge of management science but will also be familiar with relevant analytical tools in such topics as economics, human resources and organizational behavior, maths, and statistics. The program is also designed with a focus on problem-solving, development theory, and business implementations skills....
Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in most disciplines taught at postgraduate level. Students interested in progressing from a master
Faculty of Business and Economics offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 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.
University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students
The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines.
What are Philosophy studies about?
The Ph.D. study in Philosophy aims to provide a high-quality education and research training in the field of contemporary philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of social sciences. The Ph.D. study is designed for students with a Master's Degree in Philosophy or related disciplines.
The graduates will be professionally and also linguistically fully prepared for independent scientific research and teaching, for work in public institutions, media, non-governmental organizations....
Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science studen
Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government, and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship.
What to Expect
As a political science major, you will be selecting courses from fields such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public administration and policy, and political theory, while also developing one or two individualized areas of interest.
You will learn how to research the answers to important questions related to politics, political values, and public policy. You will benefit from a wide variety of course offerings and have the opportunity to complete a public service internship to gain hands-on experience....
University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Informatics and Management
The graduate of the doctoral study in Applied Informatics is able to design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in different industries and
PhD in Applied Informatics
The main research topics are information systems design methodologies, advanced techniques in information and knowledge processing, ambient intelligence.
The graduate of the doctoral study in Applied Informatics is able to design and develop information, communication and knowledge technologies in different industries and businesses. Both are prepared to become research workers.
Entrance Requirements for the Candidate
The candidate has to be a Master’s degree graduate specialized in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study. In the field of informatics, the candidate is required to design simple database applications, to have good knowledge of CASE tools, principles of programming, basic tools for decision making support, general knowledge of modern information and communication technologies, systems approaches and analysis....
According to the National Qualifications Framework, the Doctorate Degree (General) provides training for an academic career and requires a candidate to undertake research
According to the National Qualifications Framework, the Doctorate Degree (General) provides training for an academic career and requires a candidate to undertake research that culminates in a thesis. Furthermore, the research that is produced should be of a publishable standard, thereby demonstrating an original contribution to the body of knowledge. This implies that there is no assessed course-work component, although coursework may be included to facilitate the completion of the degree.
In keeping with its essence, the Business School offers a PhD programme that seeks to contribute to the body of knowledge related to “Leadership for Sustainability”. Topics currently being researched include leadership development, responsible strategic decision making, servant leadership and service as a leadership competency....
The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points
Get a PhD in Business and Economics
Become the knowledge producer of tomorrow and beyond
Do you have:
An interest in business and economics beyond the ordinary?
A Master’s degree and a passion for creating knowledge?
A desire to work with issues that are important to both yourself and society?
A wish to safeguard your employability in the global economy of tomorrow and beyond?
Hanken signs employment contracts with all new doctoral students. The employment contracts are for 12 months with an option of a further 12 months, provided there has been good study progress.
The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework....
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences
he Faculty offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our MPhil and PhD students are supervised by a Depart
The Faculty offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our MPhil and PhD students are supervised by a Department-based scholar and choose additional supervisors from the same or other Departments, or other universities.
Our Global Distinctiveness
The distinctive features of our programmes are:
Emphasis on trans-disciplinary problem-solving.
Global diversity. Our current and recent graduates come from Hong Kong, China, and a further 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.
Financial and professional support for conference participation and overseas placements.
Caring and cohesive graduate community. Our students have an effective voice in Faculty governance, and network with/ learn from peers from across our social sciences disciplines, all housed in one building.
Opportunities to take courses and attend lecture across Hong Kong's universities and to access data and field across China and South East Asia.
A flexible range of funding models including government scholarships, Faculty scholarships, and Department scholarship
The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing th
Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation
The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT) offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdisciplinary training for graduates in the field of international taxation, including and combining the disciplines of public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management.
DIBT focuses on high-quality academic education and internationally competitive research. It is aimed at the future elite of scholars and provides interdisciplinary training in the taxation of enterprises‘ cross-border activities, drawing on and combining the core disciplines public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management. By then expanding tax training to non-traditional yet highly relevant disciplines such as economic psychology, history, political science, ethics, and legal philosophy as well as organizational behavior and decision making, a broadening of horizons and a more comprehensive approach to research questions is achieved....
The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program prepares students to become visionary leaders, as well as agents of change in creating new directions in
Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements.
Introducing our new Ph.D. program: Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change
The Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program prepares students to become visionary leaders, as well as agents of change in creating new directions in strategy and policy. This program was specifically designed for individuals who are focused on research. Graduates of the program are likely to hold positions in NGOs, think tanks, higher education, healthcare, military leadership, federal and state government, and other organizations....