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Top 72 Doctorate Degrees in Life Sciences 2019/2020

The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

In order to learn more about life and what we know about it, one may be interested in entering a program in the Biological and Life Sciences. There are numerous potential programs to enter within such a broad field.

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Tulane University - Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Ph.D. degree requires a student to reach a critical understanding of the basic scientific and engineering principles underlying their field of interest. In addition, ... [+]

About the Department

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The Ph.D. degree requires a student to reach a critical understanding of the basic scientific and engineering principles underlying their field of interest. In addition, the student must demonstrate the ability to conduct independently an intensive research project and document their results in the form of refereed publications, presentations, and a final thesis dissertation.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Ph.D. degree must:

Complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of approved course work including three core courses; Pass a qualifying examination; Present an acceptable dissertation prospectus to a dissertation committee; Make an original contribution to the field of chemical engineering in the form of a dissertation suitable for publication; and Defend the dissertation during a public presentation. ... [-]
USA New Orleans
August 2020
English
Full-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
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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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University Vita-Salute San Raffaele

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to gra ... [+]

The San Raffaele University, top-ranked among the research universities in Italy, offers a Ph.D. program aimed to provide excellent guidance, support, and training to graduate students interested in understanding the molecular processes underlying human diseases and in designing new approaches for their treatment.

The Ph.D. Course in Molecular Medicine operates within the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, one of the largest biomedical research environments in Italy and well renowned internationally.

Completion requires 36 months of full-time studies and allows students to undertake a major research project in one of the over 100 research laboratories present in our Institute. Training and mentoring offers students individualized professional development and a gateway for basic, clinical and industrial research careers.... [-]

Italy Milan
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English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare rising scholars and researchers to apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to underst ... [+]

Program Overview

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare rising scholars and researchers to apply engineering principles to problems in medicine and biology; to understand and model attributes of living systems and to synthesize biomedical systems and devices in order to produce original research.

Students can expect to work closely with a faculty advisor in their chosen research area to create a curriculum plan and guidance for the doctoral dissertation. Students be also be expected to teach introductory-level courses to undergraduates, present conference papers and work with faculty on research grant applications.

The Ph.D. program is primarily based on GW's main campus in Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom), which lies in close proximity to the School of Medicine, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the GW Hospital. These interactions are supplemented by collaborations with nearby clinical and research facilities, including Children’s National Health System, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
English
Full-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
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University of Georgia - College of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students initiate and drive cutting-edge research that with supporting studies, position them to be new leaders in the advancement of their f ... [+]

Admission to the School of CMB

In addition to College of Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. requirements, the School of CMB has the following admission guidance and requirements:

Consideration is given particularly to the following components of the application: GRE and other test scores, undergraduate Grade Point Average, the student’s Statement of Purpose (SOP), and letters of recommendation. Quality students who have completed a B.S. degree in a non-engineering field such as Physics, Chemistry or Biology and who have completed mathematics through differential equations will be considered for admission to the School’s graduate program. These students typically are required to complete 3-4 additional engineering courses at the onset of their graduate education which will be determined by the School Curriculum Committee in coordination with the College Graduate Admissions and Advisory Committee. Change of major from M.S. to Ph.D.: a) each GRE score must be at least 150 (verbal and quantitative), b) Ph.D. entrance requirements must be met, c) adequate progress in the M.S. must be demonstrated, d) the undergrad GPA must be at least 3.0 (or its equivalent), and e) a compelling case for the change must be given. Program of Study ... [-]
USA Athens
September 2020
English
Full-time
Campus
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Tecnológico de Monterrey - ITESM

To train scientific scientists capable of producing innovative knowledge to establish cutting-edge technologies relevant to the biotechnology sector, with special emphasi ... [+]

The PhD in Biotechnology aims to:

To train scientific scientists capable of producing innovative knowledge to establish cutting-edge technologies relevant to the biotechnology sector, with special emphasis on the food and pharmaceutical areas and life sciences.Train leaders or collaborators in the mentioned research areas within national and international research groups.

In particular, the program seeks to train researchers:

Independent, with skills, knowledge and skills to identify opportunities, develop and direct relevant and relevant research projects for the biotechnological development of Mexico.Recognized for its ability to create knowledge and promote technological solutions in the biotechnology area for research centers, the sectors: productive, educational, academic and social of the country.Capable of linking with the productive sector so that the fruits of research are translated into improved technologies, processes and products that drive the development of the country.Able to create, disseminate and transmit knowledge in an ethical manner with a high sense of responsibility and social commitment.Advantage... [-]
Mexico Monterrey
July 2020
Spanish
Full-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

The purpose of this Ph.D. program is to train a new generation of researchers - knowledgeable and highly competitive - who can contribute their work to scientific researc ... [+]

The purpose of this Ph.D. program is to train a new generation of researchers - knowledgeable and highly competitive - who can contribute their work to scientific research about the environment and mountain agriculture to the advantage of the territory in which they operate, in constant communication and exchange with their university colleagues in national and international research centers.

Course Description

The three-year program focuses on the study of biotic and abiotic resources, energy efficiency in forestry agriculture, renewable energy, the impact of climate change and quality of agricultural products. Our faculty applies an interdisciplinary scientific approach and focuses on the theme of sustainability, two features that are shared by both our teaching and research.... [-]

Italy Bolzano
October 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Kadir Has University

Biology, biotechnology and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount o ... [+]

Biology, biotechnology, and biosciences have been rapidly developing since 2000. To handle the data produced, computer technology is required due to the excessive amount of data. Most of the recent techniques used in DNA, RNA and protein-based research is supported by bioinformatics and computer science. Computer science offers a new era for the biological sciences. For example the building block of the cell, proteins are modeled in 3D using a computer; this enables the rapid and efficient identification of molecular interactions and signals transduction pathways. Similarly, mutations in the genetic sequence can be detected quite fast using computer technology. Since the recent advancements in computational biology decreased the cost and accelerated the research processes including the drug development, the in silico studies are highly demanded in the industry.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
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English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Queen's University Belfast

This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply. ... [+]

PhD Food Safety and Biotechnology

Research Strategies

This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition, and food supply. It covers the entire food chain from farm to fork and places a strong emphasis on the link between improved food safety and nutrition and improved public health.

Research Strengths

Advanced and emerging technological and analytical platforms (biosensors, isotopic and comics) Animal food and feed safety Animal health and disease diagnostics Global food security Food and nutrition metabolomics Food and nutrition quality measurements Food chemistry Food safety detection methodology Food traceability and authenticity Immunodiagnostics for food contaminant and toxin detection Natural compounds and their health applications Novel and functional foods Therapeutic biomolecules ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
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English
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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Northern Arizona University

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evol ... [+]

Become an expert in collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data through extensive research; advanced training; and an integrative, interdisciplinary, and evolutionary approach.

Degree requirements

To obtain this degree, you take the following 60 credit hours of coursework:

45 units beyond the bachelor’s degree, covering the major principles of biological sciences 15 units or more BIO 799 to research, write and defend your dissertation Additional requirements

You must also:

have a reading knowledge of one foreign language or skill in statistics perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive exam in your fifth semester fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residency requirements pass the oral exam on your dissertation ... [-]
USA Flagstaff
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English
Full-time
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UAEU United Arab Emirates University

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in horticulture shall represent the attainment of a high level of scholarship and achievement in coursework and independent res ... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Concentration: Horticultural Science

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in horticulture shall represent the attainment of a high level of scholarship and achievement in coursework and independent research. The Doctor of Philosophy in horticulture is designed to prepare students for academic or research-based careers. Graduate students are expected to excel in research, teaching, extension activities and develop professionally. Independent and original research is an important part of the graduate program and forms a basis for a graduate thesis. The research shall represent an original contribution to human knowledge in the particular academic field and is presented in a written research dissertation of a publishable standard. The document shall also demonstrate the candidate’s acquaintance with the literature of the field and the proper selection and execution of research methodology. The program covers the following areas: ornamental horticulture, floriculture, turfgrass, vegetable crops, fruit crops, environmental stress physiology, plant breeding, plant pathology, and plant-pathogen interactions, molecular biology, plant biotechnology, tissue culture, soil, water and sustainable and organic farming and others.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Al Ain
August 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
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Brno University of Technology

The aim of the study is to reach the balance between theoretical and experimental skills and the application of the general procedures in chemistry and food technology. ... [+]

Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs

Abbreviation: DKAP_CHTP

Level of course unit: Doctoral

Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry

Academic year: 2019/2020

A title awarded: Ph.D.

Qualification awarded: Ph.D. in the field "Chemistry and Technology of Foodstuffs"

Level of qualification: Doctoral (3rd cycle)

Specific admission requirements:

Master degree in chemical engineering, food chemistry or other chemical specializations earned at university faculties, ICT Prague or agricultural universities.

Key learning outcomes:

The Ph.D. study and study related research are focused on the acquisition and development of theoretical knowledge and experimental skills in the areas of food chemistry and engineering processes of food production, applied analytical and physical chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biotechnology. The study is designed in line with the development of food science and food technologies and other basic and applied specializations.... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 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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English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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University of Trieste

The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biomedicine aims to provide higher education to young University graduates in biomedical – and scientific in general – disciplines, to prep ... [+]

The Ph.D. program in Molecular Biomedicine aims to provide higher education to young University graduates in biomedical – and scientific in general – disciplines, to prepare them for a career in basic, clinical or translational research in the field of molecular medicine, with specific reference to the areas of molecular oncology, pathophysiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, regenerative medicine, and pharmacology. Key to the program is research activity in the laboratory, where students develop a critical approach to scientific observation and carry out a specific project. The Program also organizes intensive courses on core biomolecular disciplines and seminars given by national and international experts.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Parma

PhD in Food Science ... [+]

Admission 2019/2020

Course list - Parma administrative head office

Evolutionary Biology and Ecology (in agreement with Univ of Ferrara and Firenze) Biotechnology and Life Science Physics Civil Engineering and Architecture Industrial Engineering Mathematics (in agreement with Univ. of Modena e Reggio Emilia e Univ. of Ferrara) Molecular Medicine Neuroscience Psychology Materials Science and Technology (in agreement with CNR and Univ of Cape Town - South Africa) Chemical Sciences Food Science Pharmacology Earth Sciences Philological-Literary, Historical-Philosophical and Artistic Studies Translational Medical and Surgical Sciences Veterinary Sciences Information Technologies

Course list - other administrative head office (Parma in agreement)... [-]

Italy Parma
October 2019
Italian,English
Full-time
Campus
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