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Best PhDs in British Columbia in Canada 2019

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

After completing a college degree, a student may wish to pursue a graduate degree. The first level of such study is called a master. Students can earn this title after completing approximately two years of study when taking a full load of credits.

Doctors of Philosophy in British Columbia in Canada

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PhD program in International Management & Organization

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria
Campus Full-time 4 years September 2019 Canada Victoria

The Ph.D. program in International Management & Organization is designed to develop an individual’s competence in research as well as in teaching to prepare candidates for a productive academic career. Our goal is to develop candidates with an integrated ...

Doctor of Philosophy in Planning

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 4 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

SCARP is interested in attracting students to its Ph.D. program who are interested in topics broadly related to the transition to sustainability through the democratization of planning approaches. Under this broad umbrella, our faculty have diverse interests, ranging from sustainable transportation studies to disaster preparedness, community development and social planning, poverty alleviation at home and abroad, negotiation and mediation of land and resource conflicts, the ecological footprint, risk analysis, managing multicultural cities and regions, cross-cultural and indigenous planning, community based urban design, urbanization and its challenges in East and Southeast Asia to name just a few of our faculty's research interests. Our research approach is inherently interdisciplinary and spans qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 4 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Backed by an unparalleled reputation for expertise and innovation in mineral extraction, mineral processing and environmental protection, the graduate program in Mining Engineering has two types of students in mind: those from industry who wish to improve their workplace skills; and those who wish to pursue research leading to advances in state-of-the-art or state-of-the-practice mining and mineral process engineering. In order to best meet the needs of these two groups, the program encourages interaction between universities in North America and other countries. In many cases, this collaborative outlook leads to joint research projects and student exchanges.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 48 months September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The thesis-based Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering is an advanced research-based degree. The program offers students an opportunity to work at the highest level of research, under the supervision of a faculty member. Students complete their candidacy examination within 18 months and complete their doctoral dissertation research within three to four years. It is normal department practice to initially register students in the M.A.Sc. program, and to transfer them to the Ph.D. program upon completion of the M.A.Sc. (or earlier if recommended by the supervising faculty member).

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 36 - 48 months September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The department has a strong research record and is particularly proud of its mix of fundamental research coupled with industrial relevance and interaction. The department offers opportunities for study in the fields of casting and solidification of metals, ceramic processes and properties, corrosion, composite material processing and properties, hydrometallurgy and electrorefining, physical metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, remelting processes, thermomechanical processing and environmental processing.

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 4 - 6 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program is for students interested in pursuing advanced studies and research in Biomedical Technologies, Communications Systems, Computer, and Software Systems, Energy Systems, or Micro and Nano Technologies. Applicants to the program must have a high scholastic standing and must have demonstrated an aptitude for research to be admitted to the Ph.D. program, as the program is designed to develop the ability for independent research.

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 4 - 6 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the natural and built environment. It is a very broad field made up of several sub-disciplines such as environmental engineering, construction engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, and transportation engineering. Many of the sub-disciplines of civil engineering are themselves very broad and are made up of further distinguishable sub-disciplines. For example, hydrotechnical engineering includes water resources engineering, offshore engineering, and coastal engineering.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 4 - 6 years September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Chemical and Chemical & Biological engineers create and develop processes to change raw materials into the products that society depends on; food, chemicals, fuels, energy, metals, pharmaceuticals, paper, plastics, and personal care products. Chemical and process engineers help to manage natural resources, protect the environment, control health and safety procedures and recycle materials while developing and managing the processes which make the products we use.

Doctor of Social Sciences

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Part-time 4 years January 2020 Canada Victoria

The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America. It approaches the study of complex, real-world problems within an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary framework. The program design brings the research intensity of a traditional doctorate to an applied, professional focus.