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A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.

Students who want to further their education after obtaining a bachelor’s degree may want to pursue a Master. This advanced degree is available in a wide range of areas such as science, business, technology, arts and humanities.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Unicaf University (MW)

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, ... [+]

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

The Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.... [-]

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Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
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Silesian University of Technology - Joint Doctoral School

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of Ph.D. thesis ). Duration of a Ph.D. program is 4 y ... [+]

Required documents 1. A person who holds a masters degree, a master's degree in engineering or an equivalent degree may be admitted to a doctoral school.A graduate of a first-cycle program or a student who has completed the third year of a uniform master's program if: on the basis of the documents submitted by the candidate, the central recruitment commission determines that the candidate possesses particularly high scientific achievements in the field of a given or related discipline in which the doctoral school is run, on the basis of an interview conducted with the candidate, the central recruitment commission determines that the candidate has broadened knowledge in the field of research methodology and dissemination of the results of scientific activity. Required documents: a color scan of the diploma of completion of the second-degree or uniform MA studies or a diploma referred to in art. 326 para. 2 point 2 or art. 327 para. 2 of the Act, giving the right to apply for a doctorate degree in a country of issue, personal questionnaire completed in the recruitment system a current photograph of the candidate in accordance with the requirements applicable when issuing identity cards - in electronic form, in the case when the diploma referred to in point 1 does not confirm the knowledge of English at the level at least B2 of the European System of Description of Language Education: a color scan of another diploma of completion of studies confirming knowledge of English at this level either, a... [-]
Poland Gliwice
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was established in 2011 and offers around ten fully-paid positions every year for talented studen ... [+]

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Neural Circuits was established in 2011 and offers around ten fully-paid positions every year for talented students holding a relevant Masters or Bachelors as their highest degree to perform research resulting in a Ph.D. The program is taught in English.

We offer a multidisciplinary program to excellent doctoral students with backgrounds in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, computer science, (bio) chemistry, biology, and medicine as well as research experience in the participating institutions of the Frankfurt Neuroscience community. Students will participate in a tailor-made educational program including research rotations and neuroscience courses but also in training in transferable skills as well as retreats, conferences and summer schools and lecture series. A special fast-track option is offered to students with a Bachelor’s as their highest degree.... [-]

Germany Frankfurt
October 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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ISM - International School of Management

Our PhD develops the research and teaching skills you need to promote new perspectives and inspire the next generation of business leaders. The program prepares experienc ... [+]

Self-Paced PhD in International Business Management

Our PhD develops the research and teaching skills you need to promote new perspectives and inspire the next generation of business leaders.

The PhD’s flexible structure allows you to study without leaving your job for an extended period. It combines face-to-face courses in Paris with special programs at our five partner institutions around the world, and lets you take advantage of on-demand e-learning. This gives you the freedom to study anywhere in the world, at the times that suit your career and lifestyle.

Candidate Profile

Hold a bachelors degree or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution and completion of a master’s level program Average of ten years of senior management experience A strong grasp of written and spoken English is required ... [-]
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October 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 7 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Hanken School of Economics

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.

Programme Structure

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.... [-]

Finland Helsinki Vaasa
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English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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World Maritime University

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organization in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and r ... [+]

Progression

During the first phase of doctoral studies, candidates complete a research methodology programme and develop their research proposals. At the end of this initial period, the first progression seminar is held, at which candidates each present their research proposals.

Throughout the doctoral programme, further progression seminars are held where the candidates present their work to date and their research plans for the next twelve-month period. After every seminar, the Progression Board meets and considers the candidate’s progress. At this Board meeting, decisions are taken as to whether the candidate is to be permitted to progress to the next stage of the research.

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Sweden Malmö
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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Institut für Management

The extra-occupational doctoral programme of the IfM will provide you with a doctorate course for which you will not have to limit your career or private life on a large ... [+]

Admission Criteria

Interested candidates need to have successfully completed their Masters' study, Technical Degrees or Postgraduate studies and must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English.

Doctorate Programme

The Doctorate programme for Graduates consists of a minimum of six semesters and is structured as follows:

Year One: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays, followed by an oral examination during May.

Year Two: three seminars held on Fridays and Saturdays followed by an oral examination during May.

Seminars include topics in economics, the methodology of science, management, and an elective that is specifically geared to the candidate’s thesis.... [-]

Austria Salzburg
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English
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business

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.... [-]

Austria Vienna
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English
Full-time
Campus
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ICT International Doctoral School University of Trento

The Ph.D. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) program delivers the skills necessary to conduct advanced research at universities, public bodies, or private org ... [+]

Language English is the official language of the Doctorate Programme of the ICT International Doctoral School.Courses, written and oral examinations, as well as the thesis, are in English. English is the language of the Academic everyday life. Duration 3 years Academic year from November to October

The doctoral program delivers the skills necessary to conduct advanced research at universities, public bodies, or private organizations for the purpose of advancing scientific and technological progress and creating a managerial class with a high-level professional culture and a corresponding international openness. The specific objective of the doctoral program is to train professionals able to develop high-quality and innovative information and telecommunication systems addressed to solving complex problems. It also pursues the goal of enhancing the doctoral students’ entrepreneurial abilities by furnishing specific training and opportunities to undertake internships.... [-]

Italy Trento
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English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Alfred Nobel Open Business School

COLLÉGIUM HUMANUM WARSAW MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY AND ALFRED NOBEL OPEN BISUNESS SCHOOL SWITZERLAND UNIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCIENCES are launching Europe announces p ... [+]

COLLÉGIUM HUMANUM WARSAW MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY AND ALFRED NOBEL OPEN BISUNESS SCHOOL SWITZERLAND UNIVERSITY OF EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCIENCES are launching Europe announces publicly recognized DBA course in the academic year 2019/2020.

DBA - DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: an optional subject from the student's many years of professional experience

Duration: 2 semesters

Applying for BSC or other higher education

Tuition fee: 4,000 EURO / semester

Training is provided online with lectures, videos, and consultant assistance. Training is provided in English, German, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and Hungarian.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
Open Enrollment
English
Part-time
2 semesters
Online & Campus Combined
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Graduate School of Biosciences Munich

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goa ... [+]

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. To this end, the school offers an integrated interdisciplinary Ph.D. program that consists of three main components:

An interdisciplinary research project which combines concepts and methods from different fields. A substantial program of formal course work with a general and an individual component centered around an interdisciplinary core course that covers key problems in bioscience from multiple perspectives. Further activities to enhance students’ other transferable skills to succeed in science as a competitive profession. ... [-]
Germany Munich
March 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of ... [+]

The form of study: full-time or distance

Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)

Entrance examination: is led by a committee nominated by the scientific board of the relevant study program and assigned by the dean of the faculty. The entrance examination consists of a scientific discussion, oral interview verifying the knowledge of English and a second foreign language of global use and the transcript of records from previous university studies.

Profile of the graduate

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. Graduates should be able to independently work on solutions for serious economic problems, including environmental protection at sectoral and company level within the agrarian sector as an integral part of the national economy. Graduates should manage alternative approaches for solving economic problems on both the business and corporate level and be capable of supporting interdisciplinary synthesis supporting the optimization of economic actions and processes towards sustainable development.... [-]

Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Hector Fellow Academy

Ph.D. students of the Hector Fellow Academy are employed as research assistants for a period of three years. The salary corresponds to the internal regulations at the Uni ... [+]

Top Doctorates in Europe 2019/2020. Ph.D. Students

The aim of the Hector Fellow Academy is to promote young researchers in the Hector Fellows' environment. The HFA Ph.D. students are given the opportunity to benefit from the wealth of experience and the outstanding expertise of their supervisor while building up a research network.

Every year, several Ph.D. positions are funded by the HFA. Master graduates from all over the world can apply with a very good degree. Ambitious young scientists have the opportunity to do their Ph.D. with a self-developed research project in the working group of a Hector Fellow.For this, an innovative, self-developed research topic has to be submitted, which the young scientist works on within the framework of the three-year doctoral phase at the institute of the supervising Hector Fellow. It must be included in the application which Hector Fellow qualifies as a supervisor for your research idea.Moreover, outstanding Master's graduates can also apply for advertised Ph.D. positions of a Hector Fellow. By becoming a member of the Hector Fellow Academy, the young scientists become part of an interdisciplinary network of top researchers.... [-]

Germany Karlsruhe
August 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Management Center Innsbruck

The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, ... [+]

The "Executive PhD Program in Management" jointly offered by the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School and the Management Center Innsbruck is a four-year, part-time research-based program. It provides the perfect fit for senior executives who have been seeking for high-level DBA programs.

This international Executive PhD Program aims at applying state-of-the-art knowledge and relevant research skills to contemporary business problems. As a premium executive development program, designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, it closes the gap between traditional PhD and professional DBA programs.

The Executive PhD program will be delivered at the Antwerp Management School as well as at the Management Center Innsbruck campuses.... [-]

Austria Innsbruck
November 2019
English
Part-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
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University Of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture

The doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits. ... [+]

Ph.D. in ArchitectureThe doctoral study programme in Architecture lasts 3 years (6 semesters) and is comprised of a total of 180 ects–credits.The study programme includes 60 ects–credits in organized study form, and 120 ects–credits of individual research work (basic or applied research). The organized forms are comprised of a general, architectural module and interdisciplinary optional modules, as well as of an annual research presentation (ranging from the presentation of the study plan to the defense of the dissertation).The scientific title acquired by the doctoral student in the field of architecture is Doctor of Science. The abbreviated form of the title placed in front of the name is Dr.Basic GoalsThe programme trains the independent scientific researcher in the widest problem area of architectural issues, demonstrating responsibility towards the cultural region and excellence at an international level. Responsibility for architecture as both a field of scientific research and a cultural region derives from the significance of architectural design, the quality of buildings harmonizing with the environment, respect for natural and urban landscapes, which is in the public interest. The quality of physical space is protected in the public interest by Slovenian and European legislation.General competencies... [-]

Slovenia Ljubljana
October 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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