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The Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) is recognized worldwide as a research program. You will choose a specialist area of research, write a thesis based on your research and then complete a defense. At the defense, you will present, discuss and defend your research thesis to a panel of academic experts in the field.
This program is fully online. You will be allocated a research supervisor who will guide your research and you will communicate regularly with your supervisor by email and videoconference. When your supervisor agrees that you are ready to defend your thesis, the defense will be by videoconference with a panel of experts, although you may choose to come to Switzerland for the defense if you wish.
This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level. In this program there are no assignments or exams, it is a pure research program. this is part of the Ph.D. program.

What is the word count for my thesis? ASIC P

A Doctorate of Philosophy thesis is normally between 45.000 – 60.000 words (from chapter 1 to chapter 5).

How long does my thesis take?

You may take up to 6 years to complete your thesis. The average time taken to complete the thesis is 3 years. The minimum time is 2 years.

Are there any subjects to study?

No, this is a 100% thesis based doctoral program.

Do you mention that studies are online or by distance on the final qualification?

No. The study method for the Doctorate of Philosophy program is not mentioned.

What title may I use if I successfully complete this program?

Swiss Authorities have confirmed that candidates who successfully complete a program at ABMS have the right to use the title they got from ABMS.

What is the language of study and when can I begin?

This program is taught entirely in English.

Is ABMS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body?

Yes, Yes, ABMS is a Premier Accredited University by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities (ASIC UK). This is the highest level of accreditation. check here.

Which specialization can I do?

The specialization you are interested in having is the specialization you must write the whole thesis about.

Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English.

We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July and October

Admission Requirements:

  • Duration: 2 – 6 years thesis based (SwissSystem: The duration of the Doctorate is not standard: usually, it is between 2 and 7 years, depending on the research field, the university and the employment (parttime/fulltime). A Doctorate in natural and exact sciences usually takes about 4-8 years. In economics, the duration is only 2-6 years. In arts and humanities, a Doctorate is generally completed in 5-7 years.)
  • Diploma: Doctorate of Philosophy (D.Phil.)
  • Age: Minimum age 25 years
  • Previous study: Master or equivalent
  • English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school)
  • Study Method: 100% Online/Distance
  • Fee: 3950 Euro (Per Semester)
  • +1980 Euro (One-Time Payment) for the European Joint Diploma with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza & Taras National Universityclick here to read more

    Our students in Addition to the ABMS Diploma will have a Diploma provided jointly by 3 European Universities

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    Note: If you have any doubts about your suitability for this study program please contact us

Registration

ABMS is Certified by EFMD; ASIC, ECBE, ISO 29990 and  officially registered in State of Zug - Switzerland Com. Reg.Nr. CH-170.4.012.134-9, for Further informations please check the official Stadt Zug - State of Zug website

National Certified

ABMS is certified by EduQua, the national quality label for education as well Part of ABMS Education Group for further information about ABMS please check Government's Official Web Portal - State of Zug (Switzerland)

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