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Sustainable Environment, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Sustainable Environment programme at Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a doctoral program with a focus on topics related to sustainable environment, including the effects of human development, pollution, and population growth on the environment.

Students conduct original and guided environmental research that concentrates on issues surrounding the support of sustainable development.

The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with the developments within the field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.

Program Focus

  • Core skills to build a successful career in science, engineering and technology-related areas, including ethics, technical writing, research methods, data analytics, and advanced computing methods.
  • Fundamentals of sustainable development and human-environment interactions related to policy, social issues, engineering and technology, and the fundamentals of environmental processes.
  • Water demand,resource management, and treatment processes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

  • Three core courses as per the MS program

  • Three elective courses

  • Three semesters of graduate research seminars

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Applicants seeking admission to the PhD in Sustainable Environment should have a master’s degree from a recognized university with a strong academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent) in science and engineering disciplines.  Students from architecture, urban planning, business, economics, policy, and social sciences demonstrating strong analytical skills will also be considered. Applicants with prior research experience are preferred.
  • Applicants are required to submit an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 79 to demonstrate their proficiency in English.
  • Applicants are required to submit a GRE score at the time of application Applicants coming from an economics, policy and other social science backgrounds may submit results of the GMAT exam as an alternative to the GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75190 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    25068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75190 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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QAR 273,750 per full

Living costs for Ar Rayyan

  • 4230 - 7920 QAR/month
    Living Costs

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