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Doctorate Degrees and PhD Programs

Doctorate Degrees and PhD Programs

In most countries, a doctorate or PhD is the highest level of formal education or research available in a given field. A doctorate will suit you if you have a sufficient interest within a given discipline; and if you have a curious and dedicated nature. What you need to remember if you are considering studying for your PhD, is that doctors and PhD students will more often than not be required to teach at the university where they are themselves studying and conducting research. A doctorate is the final step toward starting your professional academic career.

 
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Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology Doctoral
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology - Brno
Doctorate / PhD
Brno, Czech Republic
The Doctoral Study Programme at the Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology - Brno in the Czech Republic is taught...
PhD Business Management and Administration
University of Stellenbosch Business School
Doctorate / PhD
Cape Town, South Africa
The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), also referred to as a doctorate, implies that the holder is in command of his/her...
Doctorate of Education - Higher Education
University of Liverpool Online Programmes
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
Acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and academic credentials to play a leading role in Higher Education around the globe. The 100%...
PhD Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM)
Cracow University of Economics (Krakow)
Doctorate / PhD
Krakow, Poland
Cracow University of Economics offers new, innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (EFM).   These studies, conducted...
Hanken PhD
Hanken School of Economics
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
Hanken School of Economics has PhD studies that lead to an internationally recognized doctorate degree. Hanken is a research intensive...
International Relations and European Studies PhD/ Doctorate
Metropolitan University Prague
Doctorate / PhD
Prague, Czech Republic
Doctoral Degree graduates of the International Relations and European Studies at MUP will be able to conduct basic and applied...
Doctor of Philosophy (Ehs)
Charles Darwin University
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ehs) at Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia is an education programme which facilitates students' comprehensive...
Doctor of Philosophy
University of New England
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
The Doctor of Philosophy at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a 144-credit education program made up...
Doctor of Education (DEDU)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
The Doctor of Education (DEDU) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Queensland, Australia is a professional and research doctorate...
Doctor of Philosophy Research Programme
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Doctorate / PhD
Sintok, Malaysia
The Doctor of Philosophy Research Programme at the UUM College of Arts and Sciences in Malaysia is a full-research education...
Doctor of Business Administration (DBAR)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Online / distance learning
The focus of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Southern Queensland in Queensland, Australia is to provide...
Doctorate in Business Administration
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The Doctorate in Business Administration at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme is...
Sociology and Social Research
University of Trento
Doctorate / PhD
Trento, Italy
The main aim of the Doctoral school in sociology and social research is to train top level professionals able to...
Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
University of Southern Queensland
Doctorate / PhD
Multiple (2)
The Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Queensland, Australia is a research-based education degree offered...
Information and Communication Technology
University of Trento
Doctorate / PhD
Trento, Italy
The Information and Communication Technology doctoral programme is based on the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research interests of the faculty members...
PhD in Physics
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Atomic and molecular physics Nuclear physics Solid state physics Interdisciplinary applications Particle physics...
Doctor of Medicine
University of Sydney
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
During the last two years of the degree, students will be based in their clinical school. Clinical learning occurs at...
Doctoral Program
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Doctorate / PhD
Vallendar, Germany
The WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management Doctoral Program is designed for applicants who have completed a diploma or master...
Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Doctorate / PhD
Grenoble, France
The PhD in Business Administration is a doctoral program, which addresses the profitable students of a bachelor or a Master's...
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
JCU Singapore
Doctorate / PhD
Singapore, Singapore
The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) program from JCU Singapore is a professional doctorate program focused on improving students’ specialist skills...
PhD in Chemistry
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Reaction kinetics and catalysis Chemistry and chemical biology of carbohydrates Coordination chemistry Macromolecular and surface chemistry Environmental instrumental Analytical chemistry...
Sustainability PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD, students will gain advanced skills and knowledge in sustainable production systems, namely alternative-energy development, sustainable mobility, sustainable...
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
University of Sydney
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
Intramural Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Extramural Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Elective Rotations...
PhD in Informatics
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Digital communication Knowledge management Sign processing Information systems and networks Operational research Numerical & discrete mathematics Image processing Computer geometry...
Research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, ProfD)
Glasgow Caledonian University
Doctorate / PhD
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow Caledonian University has about 900 FTE (full-time equivalent) postgraduate students, including 25% in research and 75% in taught Masters...
Engineering PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD program, students will be equipped with the skills needed to tackle some of the most daunting and...
Mathematical Modeling PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD program, students will become advanced-level scholars and researchers in the area of mathematical modeling and its application...
Imaging Science PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD program, students will gain recognition of a high level of academic achievement in imaging science. Students will...
PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
In recent years, the development of scientific areas such a molecular biology, chemistry, surface physics and low temperatures have grown...
Color Science PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
Through this PhD, students will gain a multidisciplinary education, exploring physics, chemistry, physiology, statistics, computer science, neuroscience and psychology and...
PhD in Regional Development
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
The PhD in Regional Development is an adaption of the University of La Laguna's current Doctoral Program in Regional Development,...
PhD in Earth Sciences
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Landscape protection Climate Geomorphology and society Human geography...
PhD in Environmental Geography
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Environmental Geography at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through...
DBA - Doctorate in Business Administration
EU Business School Montreux
Doctorate / PhD
Montreux, Switzerland
EU Business School Montreux offers a DBA - Doctorate in Business Administration program. Through this program, students obtain an in-depth...
PhD in Biochemistry
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Biochemistry requires participants to provide a presentation of a thesis on an approved research project, where the...
PhD in Business Management
RISEBA University of Business, Arts and Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Riga, Latvia
This PhD program aims to produce future leaders in business academia by way of an immersive curriculum, supported closely by...
PhD in Engineering - Mechatronics
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Engineering - Mechatronics at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme...
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
Doctorate / PhD
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Doctor of Business Administration ( DBA ) programme is directed towards MBA graduates who want to further deepen their...
PhD Neuroscience
Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in neuroscience. The challenging curriculum includes mandatory courses which...
PhD in Biology and Environmental Sciences
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Biodiversity Molecular and physiological organization of bio-regulation Water environment protection Hydrobiology Quantitative ecology...
Cranfield Executive Doctorate
Cranfield School of Management
Doctorate / PhD
Bedfordshire, England
The Cranfield Executive Doctorate is a unique, research-based and issue-driven program and it launches an accelerated path to an executive...
Juris Doctor (JD)
University of New South Wales
Doctorate / PhD
Sydney, Australia
The Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia is an advanced law education programme...
PhD in Conflict Management
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Conflict Management at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through...
PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
The PhD in Biodiversity and Conservation program provides a large range of doctoral training in different branches of environment, biology...
PhD in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
Universidad de La Laguna
Doctorate / PhD
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
The PhD in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies is designed to promote gender equality that is required by the European Community policies...
Microsystems Engineering PhD
Rochester Institute of Technology
Doctorate / PhD
Rochester, United States of America
This PhD program build on traditional engineering and science degrees by providing specialized education in micro- and nano-systems. Students will...
PhD in Psychology
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Doctorate / PhD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
The PhD in Psychology at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is an education programme through which...
PhD in Economics
CERGE-EI
Doctorate / PhD
Prague, Czech Republic
The PhD in Economics at the  CERGE-EI in Prague is designed for outstanding students who desire rigorous graduate education in economics...
PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Debrecen
Doctorate / PhD
Debrecen, Hungary
Mathematical analysis Functional equations Group algebras and its applications Differential geometry Diophantine and constructive number theory Probability theory Statistics and...
PhD in Molecular Medicine
Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Doctorate / PhD
Nicosia, Cyprus
The Cyprus School of molecular medicine offers a PhD in molecular medicine which can be completed on a full-time or...
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The best known example of the doctorate degree is the PhD - Doctor of Philosophy. Depending on where you study, you may encounter many variations on what a doctorate entails, what is required and what the aim of you studies is. In general however it can be said that most doctorate degrees are based around the requirement of conducting qualified and original research fit to be published in a recognized research journal.

Doctorates can be loosely qualified in the four following cateogies: Research Doctorate, Higher Doctorate, Professional Doctorate and Honorary Doctorate.

Research Doctorates / PhD

Being awarded a research doctorate requires original research of sufficient quality to be publishable in peer-referred academic journal. Some universities require actually being published, while others merely require the sufficient standard of research. The Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD as it is commonly referred to is the most common and well known version of this degree throughout the world.  

The research requirement covers the submission of a substantial body of research by the candidate. This may take the form of either a single dissertation or thesis, or otherwise may also be comprised of several smaller project reports. Assessment is generally conducted by a small committee of examiners appointed by the university.

The layout of PhD programs or research doctorates vary from country to country. In some countries, such as the United States it is also common with a taught component as part of completing the Doctorate or PhD requirement. The minimum time requirement also varies from as little as three years, while some take up to ten years to complete their degree.

Higher Doctorates

Higher doctorates are a higher tier of research doctorates awarded for exceptional research in some countries such as the UK, Ireland and some Scandinavian and socialist block countries. Examples of higher doctorates to be awarded are Doctore of Sciences (DSc/ScD) and Doctor of Letters (Dlitt/LittD) in the UK and Ireland along with Doctors of theology, law or medicine awarded in for exaple Denmark.

Professional Doctorates

Professional doctorates are commonly awarded not for academic research, but for a profession within law, medicine, theology or pharmacy for example.

Professional doctorate can also be used when referring to research doctorates that deal with applied research, which is used for professional purposes.

Honorary Doctorates

Honorary doctorates are awarded by universities to formally recognize someone's outstanding contributions to a particular field or philanthropic efforts. In this case the university waives the formal requirements for awarding the doctorate degree.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctorate