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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. 

 

Teaching can be very frustrating if you do not advance your education skills and knowledge to doctorate level. This will enable you to understand the concepts better and deliver quality content to your students. It will also enable you to understand the student's behavior well.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

PhD 16-30 (out of 33). Doctoral Program in Education in Europe

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33 Results in Education, Europe

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The program focuses on the education of graduates prepared to solve research problems in the sub-area of computer science related to the generation and processing of visu ... [+]

The program focuses on the education of graduates prepared to solve research problems in the sub-area of computer science related to the generation and processing of visual information (computer graphics, image analysis, machine vision) and/or computer games development.

The primary means of education is independent research, publication, and presentation of research results, as well as their eventual transfer to the industry through student internships. The creative activity within the program focuses on developing new or improving existing mathematical methods, algorithms and technologies dealing with computer processing of visual information and with computer games. The program reflects the growing demand for advanced technologies and builds on the exceptional expertise of MFF UK and UTIA ASCR in these research areas. Graduates can be employed in academia, public research institutions, and private companies.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The graduate of the Ph.D. studies in mathematics education is prepared to deal with both theoretical and application problems in the mathematical education of children an ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

Candidates for doctoral studies in Didactics of Mathematics are expected to:

show interest in mathematics education in general (for example, by taking part in scientific conferences and conferences for teachers), have an overview of the most important scientific journals and books related to mathematics education, have an idea of the area of mathematics education they are willing to focus on in their studies and be able to specify it in a written project of up to 10 pages (including tentative research questions, methodology, and theoretical background and a list of references).

Program without specialization

Description of verification and evaluation criteria ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The goal of the doctoral study program Didactics of Chemistry is to prepare specialists to improve the quality of chemical education in the Czech Republic in accordance w ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The goal of the doctoral study program Didactics of Chemistry is to prepare specialists to improve the quality of chemical education in the Czech Republic in accordance with current social needs and in accordance with the educational programs of advanced European countries based on scientific research results. The doctoral program is focused on the preparation of specialists in the field of chemical education theory in accordance with current knowledge of chemistry, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, informatics and other disciplines. It is a program without specialization.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Oral discussion on the written work and together with the application submitted to the research project. In the admission exam, the applicant must prove relevant knowledge in chemistry didactics, chemistry, and pedagogical-psychological disciplines, information, and language literacy (verifying knowledge of English or another world language) and prerequisites for research work (verifying deeper knowledge of the topic, which the candidate wants to study in doctoral studies).... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Masaryk University Faculty of Arts

The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare scholars in the field of education. A graduate of the doctoral study programme in education is qualified to ... [+]

The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare scholars in the field of education. A graduate of the doctoral study programme in education is qualified to independently carry out highly specialized scholarly and research activities in educational fields.

Graduates are equipped with skills and knowledge in basic and more specialized educational disciplines, in the methodology of educational research, designing and conducting empirical research and evaluating its results, in presenting original research findings to the scholarly community, and in cooperating with specialists from other departments both on the national and international level.

Graduate Employment demonstrate a deeper knowledge of basic and more specialized educational disciplines demonstrate a deeper knowledge and skills pertaining to the methodology of educational research design and conduct educational research and evaluate its results present the research findings to the scholarly community cooperate with specialists from other departments on national and international levels ... [-]
Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 find your juris doctor
Campus
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Universidad de La Laguna

The adaptation of Spanish university training in all its cycles to the EHEA requires the conversion of postgraduate and doctoral studies; the Faculty of Education of the ... [+]

The Doctorate in Education from the Universidad de La Laguna responds to the present and future needs of research in the field of education, in a social context that includes change and innovation as a challenge, towards sustainability, technological development, attention to diversity, education throughout life and well-being. From a consolidated European social framework, it extends its international projection towards the incorporation of other scenarios, such as African and American spaces, through inter-university cooperation programs that facilitate the extension of the offer to students from other universities and mobility and exchange of all students. All this is reflected in the development of two lines of research, which bring together a wide range of situations and problems under investigation.... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2019
English,Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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University College of Southeast Norway

USN offers a Ph.D. in Research training in pedagogical resources and learning processes in kindergarten and school. The program was accredited in autumn 2012. ... [+]

Ph.D. in Research training in pedagogical resources and learning processes in kindergarten and school

USN offers a Ph.D. in Research training in pedagogical resources and learning processes in kindergarten and school. The program was accredited in autumn 2012.

The program shall:

Be at the forefront of knowledge on national and international research on pedagogical resources and their meaning for learning processes and outcomes in kindergarten, school, and teacher education Contribute to the development of theory and knowledge relevant to professional practice in kindergartens and schools Contribute to the analysis, development, and reform of established practices in the pedagogical field ... [-]
Norway Drammen Rauland Hønefoss Porsgrunn Bø i Telemark Kongsberg Horten  + 4 More
August 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA)

The Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at SISSA aims at providing students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for conducting cutting-edge research in the field, cover ... [+]

The Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience at SISSA aims at providing students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for conducting cutting-edge research in the field, covering topics as diverse as perception, language, memory, action, and social behavior. Some of our research is also translational in nature (e.g., cognitive neuropsychology), thus offering the opportunity for a career outside academia.

The School is strongly research oriented. Our faculty dedicates most of their time to research, thus offering exceptional tutorship. This substantial investment in research is reflected in our ability to attract highly competitive funding (there are five on-going ERC grants in the group, several Human Frontier projects, and so on); develop strong research ties, both locally (e.g., the Healthcare system of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, the Unione Italiana Ciechi, the University of Trieste) and internationally (e.g., NTNU, Harvard, Oxford); and publish in leading journals such as Current Biology, PNAS, Science, and Nature.... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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Charles University Faculty of Science

The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their hig ... [+]

The program is carried out without any specialization.

The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their high erudition. The absolvents of the doctoral study will be ready for independent scientific, pedagogical, and coordination work in this field. The absolvents, will be able to use their skills at didactic places of work at universities and colleges which prepare Chemistry teachers, in the research institutes of Czech Ministry of Education which concern themselves with the chemical education problematics, in workplaces of institutions and organizations focused on postgraduate teacher education, in national and international institutions and organizations focused on state-wide or international research in chemical or science education (Division of Chemical Education EuCheMS, European Science Education Research Association, International Organization of Science and Technology Education, International Council of Associations for Science Education etc.).... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The study program is focused on the problematic of didactics of physics and general problems of physics. It stems from scientific disciplines such as physics, didactics o ... [+]

The study program is focused on the problematic of didactics of physics and general problems of physics. It stems from scientific disciplines such as physics, didactics of physics, pedagogy, and psychology. The main goal is to provide students with a complex overview of the didactics of physics, teach them independent scientific practice in this field and allow for a deeper understanding of some parts of physics. This program naturally follows the master’s program Physics Education for Secondary Schools which, out of the whole Charles University, can be studied solely at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. It is therefore natural that this faculty also has a doctorate program focused on didactics of physics and general problems of physics. This study program is unique by being the only one at our university to offer doctorate-level studies in the field of didactics of physics.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare qualified researchers in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak history, who will become the mainstay of further historical researc ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare qualified researchers in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak history, who will become the mainstay of further historical research. The studies develop special knowledge of doctoral students and provide them with a deeper understanding of the chosen specialization. Via lectures and seminars, doctoral students get acquainted with the latest knowledge of historical science as well as current trends in methodology. The focus of doctoral studies lies in presenting written dissertation thesis of original scholarly work based on the original source base. Ph.D. thesis should extend previous research findings, and doctoral students also demonstrated the ability to handle the topic with adequate methods and at the international level.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The program of Visual Art Education as an integral part of the educational field of Art and Culture has great interdisciplinary potential. Graduates represent specialists ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The contemporary field of Visual Art Education is embedded in the inquiry into social and cultural conditions of visualization (showing, imagining, and creating) understood as a specific feature of human ontogenesis, culture, and general education. The study contributes to a deep understanding of creative thinking, learning, and teaching in the area of visual culture and new collaborative and educative functions of contemporary art.

The program of Visual Art Education as an integral part of the educational field of Art and Culture has great interdisciplinary potential. Graduates represent specialists not only in the area of visual and fine arts but also in research teams of pedagogy, special pedagogy, developmental psychology, media, and cultural studies, comparative cultural and pedagogical studies, visual semiotics, cognitive science, aesthetics, visual theory, and others.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The doctoral studies are conceived as a preparatory program for scholars and researchers whose creative endeavors contribute to the development of theory and research in ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The doctoral studies are conceived as a preparatory program for scholars and researchers whose creative endeavors contribute to the development of theory and research in the field of education sciences. The program aims preferably to enhance their relevant expertise, to disseminate relevant research findings and trends in the field of education and to cultivate methodological competences of doctoral students. The general focus of the study program offers students the chance to get acquainted more deeply with the pedagogical disciplines. The focal point of the doctoral study is a doctoral dissertation/thesis, defined as an original scholarly work whose findings enrich the respective field of study within the broader context of developing the discipline. Consultations Due to the nature and content of the study, the applicant may consult the theme, the structure of the project and possibilities for its processing with potential supervisors of doctoral studies.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The graduate of the doctoral study program Special education is equipped with theoretical knowledge and research skills in the area of special education. The graduate is ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The content of doctoral studies focuses mostly on the increase of participation of people with disabilities in society as well as the improvement of the quality of their lives. Special attention is given to social aspects.

The Ph.D. Study Program offers education in a wide spectrum of special-education disciplines. Students of the program are prepared to develop the scientific discipline of special education in the above mentioned new perspective and to solve up-to-date problems related to the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Individual courses also cover topical aspects of special education in the international context.

Research activities should preferably cover:... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The Ph.D. studies in Educational Psychology are training the student in scientific research work in educational psychology, i.e. in psychology applied to educational topi ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The Ph.D. studies in Educational Psychology are training the student in scientific research work in educational psychology, i.e. in psychology applied to educational topics. The studies are not to compensate for the pre-gradual (Master Degree) instruction in Psychology if requested by Chambers or Associations of Psychologists as the condition for the psychology practice or for further studies (especially in medicine). They add researchers’ competence in the field of education by means of psychology and by grasping the context of other sciences of education.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance Examination

Discussion of the applicant’s research project proposal up to 10 pages including bibliography, which demonstrates their depth of focus in the research theme they would like to address in their doctoral studies. The research project must be sent together with the application to the Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Charles University. The project should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the objectives and structure of the issue and the considered methods from theoretical, research and professional literature. Preferably, the project would be co-signed by the mentor in spe, a specialist in the topic.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced pre ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

The specialization of Music Theory and Education is based on the selection and synthesis of the musicological and musical educational disciplines, allowing a balanced preparation of highly qualified experts in terms of research and teaching. In accordance with a broad spectrum of musical pedagogy, the specialization follows the scope of the study corresponding to the target: preparation of specialists in the area of research of general music education, vocational training and other activities requiring such a specialization.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Entrance Examination

Applicants hand in a written research project proposal (including bibliography) up to 10 pages on the candidate´s selected vocational topic. The research project must be sent together with the application to the Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Charles University. It is expected that the research project has its own ideas and proves to have skills for scientific work. The project should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the goals and structure of the issue and the methods in theoretical research and professional literature.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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