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Top 11 PhD Programs in Professional Studies 2019/2020

A professional studies program is an excellent educational choice for anyone who is interested in pursuing a rewarding career after leaving higher education. This type of program is meant to teach students whatever they need to know about entering and succeeding in the workplace.

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Charles University Faculty of Science

Philosophy of science investigates the principles of rational understanding to animate as well as inanimate nature. The scientific knowledge has period specific nature ch ... [+]

Philosophy of science investigates the principles of rational understanding to animate as well as inanimate nature. The scientific knowledge has period specific nature characterized by the noun paradigm. The history of science represents the merger of scientific and other cultural influences. Historical development of a particular scientific branch provides the specific depiction of a paradigm under investigation. „Philosophy and History of Science“ is primary accessible to graduates of the Faculty of Sciences and Philosophical Faculty; entrance requirements involves the possession of MSc or MA degree (Mgr).

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

The entrance exam is a one-round in the form of an interview. Based on a written request submitted electronically together with the application but no later than by 19 May 2019, the Dean may permit the entrance examination to take place via information and communication technology, but only for serious and documented reasons such as health or study abroad.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute

The PhD curriculum in Mathematics of Natural, Social and Life Sciences at Gran Sasso Science Institute will lead the students to deal not only with the more traditional a ... [+]

The GSSI offers 31 PhD fellowships and invites applications for fellowships for the PhD Programmes in Astroparticle Physics, Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Urban Studies and Regional Science.

The official language for all PhD courses is English.The fellowships are awarded for 4 years and their yearly amount is € 16.159,91 gross. All PhD students have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities and use of the canteen.The application must be submitted through the online form available at www.gssi.it/phd/ by 18 June 2019 at 6 pm (Italian time zone, 6pm).

The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences. Founded in 2012 in L’Aquila (Italy) as Center for Advanced Studies of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and then established in March 2016 as a School of Advanced Studies providing post-graduate education. Through a day-to-day collaboration and interaction, researchers and students have the opportunity to build a sound knowledge of the research methods and to experiment contamination of interests, innovative approaches and multicultural exchanges in all the GSSI activities. In addressing the complexity of today’s world, we are committed to removing all barriers between the GSSI areas of study and research, where interdisciplinarity and cross-fertilization underlie everything we do. Among our goals are the dissemination of scientific results towards society and the promotion of cultural events for generic public, citizens and schools.... [-]

Italy L'Aquila
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English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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 stu ... [+]

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.... [-]

Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane Australia Online  + 1 More
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English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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Universidad de Sonora

General Objective: To train highly qualified personnel in the areas of chemistry, biology and health sciences, with an interdisciplinary vision, that contributes to solvi ... [+]

Name of the program: Doctorate in Biological and Health Chemistry Key DGP: 562601 Normal period to graduate: 8 semesters Credits: 206 Degree conferred: Doctor of Science (Biological and Health Chemistry) Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program descriptionGeneral purpose

To train highly qualified personnel in the areas of chemistry, biology and health sciences, with an interdisciplinary vision, that contributes to solving the health problems.

Specific objectivesTo train human resources of high scientific quality in the areas of Biological Chemistry and Health so that, through the autonomous and creative exercise of research work, with solid theoretical and methodological skills, help in the solution of problems related to health in the different areas areas of this sector.To train human resources of high academic quality in the Biological and Health Chemistry areas that participate in higher level teaching activities.Prepare human resources with skills to be incorporated into the different areas of the labor market where decisions are made related to the integration processes that link the different areas related to the Biological and Health Sciences.What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?Egress Profile... [-]
Mexico Hermosillo
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Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Stirling

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field. ... [+]

Overview

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field.

If you’re an experienced professional who wants to advance your expertise and broaden your career opportunities, this course is an ideal match. From the outset, you’ll gain high-quality research skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace and refined through access to seminars and advanced training opportunities. You’ll also benefit from the guidance of our expert staff and your interaction with fellow professionals and executives from a range of social science backgrounds.

The course is highly flexible and attendance is kept to a minimum to ensure you can fit your studies around your career. You’ll also have the opportunity to fine-tune your Doctorate based on your profession – choosing one of six pathways:... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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English
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
Campus
Online
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Grand Canyon University

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health. This doctoral-level degree program is designed specifically for practicing behavioral health pro ... [+]

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health. This doctoral-level degree program is designed specifically for practicing behavioral health professionals, including licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed social workers, school counselors, psychiatric nurses, and behavioral health agency managers.

Participants must hold a master’s degree in a behavioral health-related field to participate in this program, which assists them with their development into behavioral health servant leaders who are ethical agents of change with diverse populations in a wide variety of behavioral health organizational settings. The program develops leaders capable of innovation, invention and discovery as well as the responsible application of current best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives. This highly relevant and robust curriculum focuses on the major bodies of leadership literature and theory and identifies the most appropriate and effective applications to educational, business and organizational environments. Participants will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistics and research methodology. ... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, ... [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level programme in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, programme-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees.

Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research.

The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance.... [-]

Hong Kong
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English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The PhD programme aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science ... [+]

The Division of Life Science offers rigorous postgraduate programs and research opportunities in a range of cutting-edge areas in the field, particularly in neuroscience, structural biology, cell and developmental biology, marine and environmental biology and biotechnology.

We strive to provide an inspirational environment for student learning and for tackling the challenges of modern life science.

Our mission is to sustain and promulgate a reputable academic programme in life science by achieving excellence in research and education, and by making significant contributions to biotechnological innovations in regional and international arenas.

The PhD programme aims to cultivate doctoral graduates who can independently conduct advanced research projects, who possess both a broad knowledge of modern life science and in-depth knowledge of specialized areas and who can also contribute original knowledge to the field of life sciences by publishing their findings in peer-reviewed international journals. Students must also pass a qualifying examination set by the Division. Submission and successful defence of a thesis are required.... [-]

Hong Kong
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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Brno University of Technology

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialized university education of the highest level in ... [+]

Applied Natural Sciences

Abbreviation: D4P-A

Level of course unit: Doctoral

Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Academic year: 2017/2018

A title awarded: Ph.D.

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Applied Natural Sciences"

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Specific admission requirements: The student must have finished a relevant field of technical science MSc study programme. The admission procedure consists of the parts from applied mathematics and physics and a discussion on a topic related to the subject of the Ph.D. study programme.

Profile of the programme:

The goal of the doctoral study programme is to provide outstanding graduates from the MSc study programme with a specialized university education of the highest level in certain fields of applied natural sciences. The education obtained within this study programme also comprises a training and attestation for scientific work.... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Vaasa

Students of the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree or Doctor of Philosophy in communication studie ... [+]

Students of the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree or Doctor of Philosophy in communication studies.

The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society.

The scientific resources of the programme are those of the research fields of the main subjects of the unit of Administrative Sciences. The contents of the programme are decided upon by the groups of the programme. The main subjects are regional studies, public management, public law, social and health management, and communication studies.... [-]

Finland Vaasa
January 2020
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

Area: Legal and Social Sciences ... [+]

Area: Legal and Social Sciences Civil law and Constitutional Legality Fundamental Rights in the Global Society Civil Law and Constitutional Legality

The curriculum Civil Law and Constitutional Legality pursues the acquisition of methodologies aimed at developing techniques of interpretation appropriate to the complexity of the law in force; the ability to interpret on the basis of value regulations national, European and international concerning relations of private law; the reinterpretation of legal economic relations within the personalistic perspective existing constitutional legal order.

Have deepened the delicate relationship between substantive law and procedural law, with particular attention to the issue of civil justice and the use of alternative instruments to the judicial process for the resolution of disputes.... [-]

Italy Camerino
November 2019
English,Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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