PhD programs

PhD is an advanced degree which has a very clear objective: to prepare students for their future research career. PhD programs are open to students with Master’s degree, but in some countries (such as the United States) it is possible to apply for PhD programs after your undergraduate degree. It usually takes between 3 and 7 years to complete your PhD studies. In most cases it will take more than 5 years, especially if you study in the  United States, where you have to complete several classes and obtain you Master's degree before starting to write you final thesis.

PhD prorgams are typiccaly very intensive: students have to choose advanced classes as well as to think about their reserach project. Moreover, sudents often work as research or teaching assistants in the university which help to raise some money as well as to get some expirience, which could be valuable for their own projects.

However, career in academia is not the only option which is available after your doctoral degree. While 5 or seven additional years spent on research and studying may seem like a disadvantage for your career in business, some advanced skills acquired during these years may be valuable for employers. Some graduates may choose a career in the research departments of private corporations (after PhD in Biology) or in international organizations such as World Bank (after PhD in Economics).

Admission to PhD programs is typically very competitive: prospective students have to demonstrate excellent academic abilities (your undergraduate and graduate transcripts should be very solid as well as your test results), but the most important piece of your application is your statement of purpose or research proposal. You have to present your research project and explain why it is good enough to be realized. While PhD programs train you to become a researcher, the potential quality of your research is the most important criteria for an admission committee. Prospective students are ofter required to provide the results of the standardized tests, such as GRE. 

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University of Padua logo
Tuition Fee:
568 EUR / 1 year
Deadline:
26 April 2017
Duration:
2 years (120 ECTS)

The ever-increasing importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) requires a paradigm shift in work proficiencies. The expertise of an engineer working in the broad area of ICT cannot be restricted to devices, software tools, and instrumentation, but requires a deeper and systematic know-how, with a holistic vision on data, network structures, and technologies for the future society. Additionally, the two pillars of the Internet and multimedia communications are bringing...

University of Padua logo
Tuition Fee:
568 EUR / 1 year
Deadline:
26 April 2017
Duration:
2 years (120 ECTS)

The program intends to build an Engineer with a strong theoretical and scientific background on mathematical modeling tools, as well as general physical and financial sciences, together with advanced engineering expertise. The successful student will acquire advanced skills in the field of mathematical modeling of physical or financial processes and, in particular, will be trained in the formulation, validation, and critical use of models and in the analytical interpretation of related...

University of Padua logo
Tuition Fee:
568 EUR / 1 year
Deadline:
26 April 2017
Duration:
2 years ( ECTS)

This degree course is conducted entirely in English, and provides a thorough understanding of specific forms and social, economic, regional and institutional dynamics that characterize the processes of local development in different contexts and at different levels of development, and knowledge aimed at promoting the implementation of a sustainability process (policies, operational practices). In particular, this degree course objective seeks to provide an in-depth application of the different...

University of Pisa logo
Tuition Fee:
8000 EUR / 1 year
Duration:
1 years (75 ECTS)

The MBA is a 12-month full time programme covering a full range of general management issues. It will involve two types of activities: 60 Credits: Lectures/Business Game to be held in Pisa. 15 Credits: Master Thesis. It can be either a research project or an internship-based project. The MBA offers students the possibility to develop economic, managerial and entrepreneurial skills. It facilitates personal growth and a professional career within an international context. Our MBA...

University of Pisa logo
Tuition Fee:
8000 EUR / 1 year
Duration:
1 years (60 ECTS)

The Master Risk Management (MRM) is an international, full time, Master course organized by the Dipartimento di Economia e Management, University of Pisa, in collaboration with some prominent Italian and international financial institutions, banks and pension funds. The course is entirely taught in English and is meant to provide students with cutting edge theoretical and practical skills to manage the main sources of risk characterizing financial markets, insurance institutions, pension...

University of Pisa logo
Tuition Fee:
Domestic students: 7300 EUR
International students: 11500 EUR
/ 1 year
Deadline:
1 May 2017
Duration:
1 years (90 ECTS)

The European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is an initiative proposed and developed by the association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres (EUREC) and a consortium of Universities outlined in the Partnering Universities section. The aim of the European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management is to provide postgraduate students with the skills required for employment in the Sustainable Energy industry. Students will specialise in business case analysis,...

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee logo
Tuition Fee:
74780 INR / 1 year
Deadline:
18 April 2017
Duration:
2 years (42 ECTS)

List of Practicals : 1. Study of different types of maps, maps in the making, conventional symbols and map numbering system. 2. Introduction to various surveying equipments Level and Theodolites. 3. Measurement of magnetic bearing of traverse with at least five sides using Prismatic Compass. 4. Use of Auto level to determine the Reduced Level of at least five different given points (use Height of Collimation method) 5. Use of Auto level to determine the Reduced Level of a number of...

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