Doctor of Philosophy or PhD is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. The academic level known as a PhD or Doctorate of Philosophy varies from country to country. Graduate with a Doctorate of philosophy 's degree is automatically awarded the academic title of doctor. Subjects of a PHD can be philosophy but also theology, law, medicine and in some countries liberal arts as well. Students are usually required to hold a Master's Degree with high academic standing to be considered for a PhD program but often universities admit applicants to these programs on a case-by-case basis. Boys and girls interested becoming men and women with a career as teacher or lecturer tipically decide to start these paths since professors are increasingly being required to have a PhD. The duration of the PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is generally of three academic years but there are programs lasting up to five years.
The Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences provides the opportunity to produce doctoral level practice-based research based upon your professional expertise and the work of your organisation.Request more info
This programme is designed for graduates who want an advanced professional qualification that will provide a launch pad for a career in the public sector, nonprofit sector or international policy community. For full details, please see the programme web pages: * [Public Policy](http://www.aog.ed.ac.uk/education/master_of_public_policy)Request more info