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Best PhDs in Environmental Studies in Europe 2019

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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14 Results in Environmental Studies, Europe

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

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

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.... [-]

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

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague 5
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Universidad de La Laguna

PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated line ... [+]

PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated lines and research teams, with high scientific production and training capacity. It offers a wide coverage of doctoral training in different branches of Biology, Environment and Conservation, both in terrestrial and marine areas. It will contribute to the promotion of the employability of highly qualified personnel in an area of ​​social interest, through the professional development of postdoctoral researchers, the training of university teaching and research staff, as well as personnel directed to management. The study of Biodiversity and Conservation is one of the three strategic areas of the ULL (Campus of International Excellence-Intercontinental Atlantic Campus- Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2010).... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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Nova School of Business and Economics

The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give Ph.D. students in agrobiotechnology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for developing an entrepreneurial atti ... [+]

TropiKMan links natural and environmental sciences with management. The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give Ph.D. students in agrobiotechnology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for developing an entrepreneurial attitude, it also provides an opportunity for inventors, innovators and businesses to showcase their inventive and innovative ideas, projects and processes to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public. TropiKMan aims at bridging knowledge of several disciplines to tackle scientific problems in tropical regions with management perspective and train students with innovative and entrepreneurial attitudes. It is an opportunity for applicants to realize the potential commercial value of their knowledge, invention or innovation and contribute to the export and employment potential of the tropical regions.... [-]

Portugal Lisbon
October 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University College of Southeast Norway

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

Ph.D. in Ecology

The Ph.D. programme in Ecology at USN is focused on correlations between different environmental impacts. What does that mean?

Researching correlations between different environmental impacts mean that we look further into the relationship between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, both on individual species and ecosystem levels. We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts.

Environmental research in general and especially national and international issues related to biodiversity and sustainable use of resources is facing increasing challenges. The need for this research is growing all over the world and environmental research has relevance for many other disciplines. The doctoral programme in ecology focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation to meet these challenges.... [-]

Norway Drammen Rauland Hønefoss Porsgrunn Bø i Telemark Kongsberg Horten  + 4 More
August 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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University of Minho - School of Engineering

The purpose of PDGTR is to provide specialized training to develop in students the ability to contribute to the advancement of processes and treatment technologies and wa ... [+]

Doctoral Programme in Management and Waste Treatment

The doctoral program in Management and Waste Treatment (PDGTR) consists of a curricular component and the elaboration of a thesis, a total of 180 ECTS, of which 110 are related to the dissertation and the 70 courses.

It is a teaching inter-research centers of the School of the University of Minho project (EEUM), involving the Territory Engineering Centers, Environment and Construction (C-TAC) of Mechanical and Materials Technologies (CT2M) Institute polymers and Composites (IPC) and Biological Engineering (CEB). The purpose of PDGTR is to provide specialized training to develop in students the ability to contribute to the advancement of processes and treatment technologies and waste recovery through creative and independent research. The structuring objective is to promote excellence and research in the field of treatment and recovery of waste, with emphasis on the search for new solutions and the corresponding design and modeling, the optimization of existing solutions and the most efficient operation of treatment facilities, as well as the integration of associated technologies, to reduce negative environmental impacts.... [-]

Portugal Guimaraes
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
Campus
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South East European University

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; Career

With the completion of Ph.D. studies, students acquire 180 ECTS. Their knowledge and skills can be effectively applied in the field of Environmental Management for research purposes. Also, may find employment in Institutions for environmental protection where they can apply their acquired knowledge into practice.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Shows a systematic understanding of the research field and excellent knowledge of research methods and skills within that field according to the highest international standards; Advanced knowledge of the effects of natural processes that take place in the environment; Advanced environmental topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, air pollution; Advanced knowledge of the importance of effective actions to protect and improve the environment. ... [-]
Macedonia Tetovo Skopje
September 2019
English,Macedonian,Albanian
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
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University Fernando Pessoa

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 ... [+]

Degree / Duration / ECTS

3rd (Doctorate) / 3 years (1 year: curricular plan; 2 years: thesis preparation)

Coordination:

Prof. Nelson Barros (nelson@ufp.edu.pt)

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.

Admissions Conditions 1.1. General conditions:

According to nr. 1 of article 2 of UFP’s Doctoral’s Regulation nr. 306/2008, of the 9th of June, the following can apply to this cycle of studies:

1.1.1. Applicants with a master degree or legal equivalent; 1.1.2. Applicants with an undergraduate degree, that have scholarly or scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as bestowing capacity to complete this cycle of studies by the executive council of the Post-graduate Studies and Investigation School, from on now, designated as CEPI; 1.1.3. Applicants with a scholarly, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as bestowing capacity to complete this cycle of studies by CEPI 1.2. Specific conditions: 1.2.2. Doctoral programme in Ecology and Environmental Health: applicants must have a master degree in one of the following areas: Environment; Biology; Health Sciences or Chemistry. Study plan ... [-]
Portugal Porto
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English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Charles University Faculty of Science

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 ... [+]

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, their 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, behaviour or a certain mechanism assist in early recognition of an unwilling disruption of a given environmental system (air, water, soil, biota, etc.).... [-]

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

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 co ... [+]

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:

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. 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. 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 Science

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. Pro ... [+]

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 abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, study of ecosystems.

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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Universidade da Coruña

The PhD Program in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry is an official university degree whose general objective is to train doctors in Chemistry with orientations bot ... [+]

Introduction

The program of Doctorate in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry Is an official university degree whose general objective is to train doctors in Chemistry with orientations as much towards the scope of the environment as towards the synthesis and characterization of new compounds that are able to approach and to solve the problems that demand the industry, the administration and the society In general, promoting research, development and scientific-technological innovation at both fundamental and applied levels.

It is an interdepartmental doctoral program in which doctors from the following areas of knowledge are involved: Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry-Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical and Physical Engineering.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Universidade da Coruña

The objective of the Doctorate program is to train the best professionals and researchers in the field of Science, Technology and Sea Management in their different econom ... [+]

Introduction

This PhD program was born within the Campus of International Excellence Campus as the aspiration of the three Galician universities and those of the north of Portugal (Aveiro, Minho, Tras os Montes e Alto Douro), the CSIC and the IEO, Create a postgraduate offer with global vision and multi-year planning, international and cross-border, that attracts students of different nationalities who consider the clustering of institutions created around the Campus do Mar as the preferred destination for training at the doctorate level.

Why study the degree

The objective of the Doctorate program is to train the best professionals and researchers in the field of Science, Technology and Sea Management in their different economic and social applications, to generate research of quality and international impact and to provide industry with the best Tools to improve their competitiveness on a global scale.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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University of Trieste

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

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. The course is focused on both theoretical and experimental activities. It includes the following ERC research areas:

Terrestrial ecology, land cover change (PE10_4); Biogeochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, environmental chemistry (PE10_9); Soil science (PE10_13); Ecology (theoretical and experimental; population, species, and community level) (LS8_1); Biodiversity, conservation biology, conservation genetics, invasion biology (LS8_4); Evolutionary biology: evolutionary ecology and genetics, co-evolution (LS8_5); Environmental and marine biology (LS8_8); Environmental toxicology at the population and ecosystems level (LS8_9); Microbial ecology and evolution (LS8_10); Agriculture related to animal husbandry, dairying, livestock raising (LS9_3); Agriculture related to crop production, soil biology and cultivation, applied plant biology (LS9_5); Population biology, population dynamics, population genetics (LS8_2); Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (LS2).... [-]

Italy Trieste
October 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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