Study Doctor of Philosophy in Norway

Study Doctor of Philosophy in Norway

Studying Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. (also PhD, Doctor of Philosophy) is the highest postgraduate degree that can be achieved at universities. People awarded with a PhD are normally allowed to have a teaching position at a university.

The Ph.D. is a scientific research doctorate or doctorate studies with a duration of typically three to five years. Despite its name, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is not limited to philosophy related studies but is awarded in most disciplines. The discipline name is usually attached with an "in" to the title (e.g. Ph.D. in Economics).

Typically, a Ph.D. degree is pursued after completion of a Master's programme. However, in some cases it is already possible to pursue a PhD after achieving a Bachelor's degree. In the UK, Ph.D. candiates usually enrol for a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course first.

After a short period of typically one year, the supervisor decides upon an acceptance to the Ph.D. programme.

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21 Doctor of Philosophy PhDs in Norway

, PhD Strategic Management

The PhD Specialisation in Strategic Management is developed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills which enable them to produce important and original research of high quality. Available scholarships! Application deadline 1 February 2017.

Doctoral Programmes
, PhD Finance

The PhD specialisation in Finance at BI Norwegian Business School provides candidates with an in-depth and intensive training programme at the cutting edge of both theoretical and empirical research in finance.

Doctoral Programmes
, PhD Economics

The specialisation in Economics is designed to give solid training in performing high quality scientific research in economics, making use of economic theory and econometric methods that reflect the state of the art in modern economic research.

Doctoral Programmes
, PhD Marketing

The PhD specialisation in Marketing is developed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills which enable them to produce important and original research of high quality. Available scholarships! Application deadline 1 February, 2017.

Doctoral Programmes
, PhD Leadership and Organisation

The PhD specialisation in Leadership and Organisation is developed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills which enable them to produce important and original research of high quality. Available scholarships! Application deadline 1 February, 2017.

Doctoral Programmes
, PhD Management

The PhD programme in Management aims to help solve some of the problems managers of today and tomorrow face. Using management theory as a starting point, the main focus of the course is on change processes and the social responsibility of businesses. The PhD programme links research on leadership with research into the management tools required for leadership.

PhD Programmes
, PhD Biological Chemistry

Biological chemistry is both a life science and a chemical science. Biochemistry includes experimental and theoretical methods of studying the structure and function of cells, organelles and membranes and also important molecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids and metabolites.

PhD Programmes
, PhD Theology

PhD program which is divided into seven departments: Old Testament Studies, New Testament Studies, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Theology of Mission and Science of Religion. The program presupposes three to four years full time research. Another possibility is six years part time research. To be admitted, the applicant must normally provide her/his own financial support.

Department of Masterdegrees
, PhD Literacy Studies

Literacy Studies is a PhD programme in the Faculty of Arts and Education. Organizationally, the programme is attached to the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, but is run in close co-operation with the National Centre for Reading Education and Research.

PhD Programmes
, PhD Aquatic Biosciences

The three-year doctoral programme in Aquatic Biosciences is intended to gain in depth knowledge on the biology of aquatic organisms – both wild and cultured, their interactions with the environment, natural changes and anthropogenic effects on the aquatic ecosystems, and sustainable and safe production of aquatic organisms for food. The PhD programme includes educational training (30 ECTS) and original interdisciplinary research work (150 ECTS) associated with one or more of the faculty’s research groups: Aquaculture, Marine Genomics, and Marine Ecology.

Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture (FBA)
, PhD Offshore Engineering

The field of offshore technology at UiS deals with principles, theories and methods of planning, developing, service and phasing out of technological systems and equipment with applications especially designed for offshore installations.

PhD Programmes
, PhD Mathematics Education

The doctoral programme provides research education over 3 years of full time studies. The main objective of the PhD programme is to ensure that the candidates attain a high level of scientific expertise in Mathematics Education. The programme includes a coursework component of at least 35 credits and the dissertation which counts as 145 credits.

, PhD Special Needs Education

The field of Special Needs Education has historically focused on learning and development conditions for children, adolescents and adults with special needs. The structure of the PhD programme in Special Needs Education at University of Stavanger seeks to go beyond the traditional division of work between Education and Special Needs Education through strengthening the scope of the subjects included in the Research Training Programme.

PhD Programmes
, PhD Petroleum Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Technology at University of Stavanger offers a PhD programme in Petroleum Engineering which conducts research into methods and equipment used to find and produce oil and gas deposits in underground formations onshore and offshore.

PhD Programmes
, PhD Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This specialisation educates candidates to become researchers capable of exploring challenges faced in entrepreneurial business and innovation policies. They will be able to contribute new insights to the frontiers of international research.

Doctoral Programmes
, PhD Information Security

The Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology is home to the largest research group in information security in Norway and arguably in Scandinavia, which allows offering a specialised doctoral degree programme in information security. This Ph.D. in Information Security programme consists of a taught component with introductory and research skill as well as specialised courses and seminars on research topics and of guided and independent studies comprising the bulk of the time. It is is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis with a nominal full-time study duration of three years.

Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology
, PhD Information Technology

The Faculty of Science and Technology at UiS offers a PhD programme in Information Technology with focus on signal and image processing, code theory, Internet security issues and e-commerce systems.

PhD Programmes