Doctoral Degrees in Environmental Studies in Europe 2020

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.The goal of an environmental studies program is to prepare stu… Read more

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

The goal of an environmental studies program is to prepare students to solve environmental issues. This may include working in the government to create new laws and policies, working in the legal system to fight for environmental causes or working in the field to protect natural resources.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

Doctorate Program in Environmental Studies in Europe

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Nicosia, Cyprus

The full name of the final degree is Doctor of Philosophy in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences. The goal of the program is to promote excellence and educate student ... +

The full name of the final degree is Doctor of Philosophy in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences. The goal of the program is to promote excellence and educate students in energy environmental and atmospheric sciences, sectors that are all of the high priority for Cyprus and internationally. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

The main focus of the program is understanding of the historical development of ecosystems before significant disturbances caused by human activities. The program accentuates ... +

The main focus of the program is understanding of the historical development of ecosystems before significant disturbances caused by human activities. The program accentuates a palaeological approach that corresponds very well with methods of a recent ecological research. The combination of both approaches allows recognizing the extent of the damage, the speed of their changes, and the resilience and recovery of ecosystems, too. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Trieste, Italy

The Ph.D. Course aims to prepare well-qualified scientists able to critically manage the implementation of EU and national regulations concerning with environmental analysis a ... +

The Ph.D. Course aims to prepare well-qualified scientists able to critically manage the implementation of EU and national regulations concerning with environmental analysis and to autonomously develop research activities in the field of environment. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Prague, Czech Republic

The post-graduate study subject "Physical Geography" links up with the magister study subject of the same name. In its specializations, the post-graduate study subject covers ... +

The post-graduate study subject "Physical Geography" links up with the magister study subject of the same name. In its specializations, the post-graduate study subject covers the whole spectrum of physical geography: a) It develops individual basic scientific disciplines studying partial subsystems of the landscape sphere: Geomorphology and Palaeogeography of the Quaternary, Climatology, and Meteorology, Hydrology, Biogeography, Pedogeography, and Geoecology. b) It is concerned with the synthesis of the geographical environment, ensured by complex physical geography. Besides the relations between natural components of the geographical environment, it also covers interactions of physical-geographical and social-economic spheres. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Prague, Czech Republic

The study program focuses on the physical nature of a wide range of atmospheric phenomena and processes, which, however, also have interdisciplinary application in atmospheric ... +

The study program focuses on the physical nature of a wide range of atmospheric phenomena and processes, which, however, also have interdisciplinary application in atmospheric chemistry, oceanology, physical geography, environmental sciences, etc. It is a unique program at Charles University which provides a comprehensive view of the dynamic system of the Earth's atmosphere in a broad interdisciplinary context. Even within the Czech Republic, it is the only program offering education in of atmospheric physics, meteorology, and climatology. From a methodological point of view, a wide range of theoretical, experimental and computational physics applications are used interactively and complementarily. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Prague 5, Czech Republic

At present, there is a consensus that just having a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex inte ... +

At present, there is a consensus that just having a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex interactions between the socio-economic system and the vital planetary systems which provide society with the ecosystem and natural services. The Social Ecology doctoral program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic in their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the program is the advancement of knowledge, which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base from within the strategy of making economic, social, and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
A Coruña, Spain

El objetivo del programa de Doctorado es formar a los mejores profesionales e investigadores en el ámbito de las Ciencias, Tecnologías y Gestión del Mar en sus diferentes apli ... +

El objetivo del programa de Doctorado es formar a los mejores profesionales e investigadores en el ámbito de las Ciencias, Tecnologías y Gestión del Mar en sus diferentes aplicaciones económicas y sociales, que genere investigación de calidad e impacto internacional y que proporcione a la industria las mejores herramientas para mejorar su competitividad a escala global. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Los estudios de Doctorado en el ámbito de la Biología tienen en la Universidad de La Laguna una larga tradición. El programa en Biodiversidad y Conservación está apoyado en lí ... +

Los estudios de Doctorado en el ámbito de la Biología tienen en la Universidad de La Laguna una larga tradición. El programa en Biodiversidad y Conservación está apoyado en líneas y equipos de investigación consolidados, con alta producción científica y capacidad formativa. Ofrece una amplia cobertura de formación doctoral en diferentes ramas de la Biología, Medio Ambiente y Conservación, tanto en el ámbito terrestre como marino. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Porto, Portugal

The Doctoral Programme is related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific artic ... +

The Doctoral Programme is related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific articles. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Skopje, Macedonia +1 More

The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research...

The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research... -
PhD
Full-time
6 semesters
English, Macedonian, Albanian
Campus
 
Drammen, Norway +7 More

We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts.

We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Prague, Czech Republic

Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects ... +

Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects with predominantly biotic interactions have priority over the study of the abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, the study of ecosystems. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Prague, Czech Republic

The program reflects a general public demand to understand and analyze mechanisms of adverse changes to the environment and find ways to mitigate them. The key aim of the stud ... +

The program reflects a general public demand to understand and analyze mechanisms of adverse changes to the environment and find ways to mitigate them. The key aim of the study is a detailed analysis of the current state of the environment, identification of principal pollutants, dynamics, transport processes, and transformation among the various environmental compartments. An important aspect of the study is identification of biotic and abiotic processes, phenomena, species, and/or their groups (and their combinations) which may through the mediation of their state, behavior or a certain mechanism assist in early recognition of an unwilling disruption of a given environmental system (air, water, soil, biota, etc.). -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
A Coruña, Spain

El Programa de Doctorado en Química Ambiental y Fundamental es un título universitario oficial cuyo objetivo general es formar doctores en Química con orientaciones tanto haci ... +

El Programa de Doctorado en Química Ambiental y Fundamental es un título universitario oficial cuyo objetivo general es formar doctores en Química con orientaciones tanto hacia el ámbito del medio ambiente como hacia la síntesis y caracterización de nuevos compuestos que sean capaces de abordar y resolver los problemas que demandan la industria, la administración y la sociedad en general, impulsando la investigación, el desarrollo y la innovación científico-tecnológica tanto a nivel fundamental como aplicado. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus
 
A Coruña, Spain

El programa de Doctorado en Ciencia y Tecnología Ambiental es un título universitario oficial cuyo el objetivo es el de formar investigadores/as que puedan reforzar los proces ... +

El programa de Doctorado en Ciencia y Tecnología Ambiental es un título universitario oficial cuyo el objetivo es el de formar investigadores/as que puedan reforzar los procesos de generación y transferencia del conocimiento en relación con el medio ambiente, así como la innovación científica y tecnológica en todo lo relacionado con su adecuada gestión. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus