Doctorate Education

A doctorate Education is an academic degree or professional degree that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the specific field of his or her degree, or to work in a specific profession. In some countries, the highest degree in a given field is called a terminal degree. The term doctorate comes from the Latin docere, meaning "to teach."

Doctorate Studies also called as 3rd cycle Studies

3RD Cycle Studies are also called as "Doctoral degree programmes". The total duration of these Programmes is 6 to 8 semesters. These Programmes are accessible to graduates of the Master's degree and leading to the PhD degree. These Programmes are offered by the university-type schools as well as some research institutions which belong to the departments of the Portugal Academy of Sciences, along with research and development institutions. The PhD degree is awarded to candidates who submit and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation before the thesis committee, and who pass the doctoral examination.

Doctorate Studies in Slovakia

Official Doctorate studies are meant to provide students with academic, professional or research specialization at the Doctorate or PhD level in the Spanish University Education System. These Degrees are adapted to the European Higher Education Space. According to principles of quality, mobility, diversity, competitiveness and oriented towards the achievement, amongst others, of the conversion of the European system of higher education in a pole of attraction for students and academics of other parts of the world. These degrees facilitate automatic recognition and mobility between the 30 nations that make up the EHES. The degree cover a great variety of subjects, summed up in 5 areas or fields of Knowledge

Requirements to obtain Doctorate Degree in Slovakia

University studies leading to the official Doctorate or PhD degree will have as their objective advanced training in research techniques. This training can be recognized through courses, seminars or other activities that graduate the development of research skills and will include the elaboration and presentation of the corresponding doctoral thesis, consisting of an original work of research. Enrolment in official doctorate studies requires:

  • Having obtained a minimum of 60 credits in official graduate program
  • Having an official University Master degree

In any case, a minimum of 300 credits in the total of undergraduate and graduate studies will be necessary.

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