Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Ecology and Environmental Sciences UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Our PhD program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) equips students with skills and training in the basic and applied sciences with the objectives of improving society’s understanding of environmental problems and helping manage, mitigate, and avoid those problems. The program in environmental science is a rigorous, interdisciplinary course of study.
The overall objectives of the program are: (1) to clarify and improve understanding of environmental problems and to identify solutions to these problems; and (2) to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research amongst scientists from various disciplines. This PhD. Program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences consists of a total of 54 credit hours. The PhD students must complete all degree requirements in a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters.
The Program includes 6 credit hours of College of Science (COS) mandatory courses, 9 credit hours specialization core courses, 9 credit hours EES electives, and 30 credit hours for Thesis. The mode of study is on a full-time basis. Applicants must have successfully completed a Master's degree or equivalent in Biology or related subjects, with an associated cumulative GPA of 3.3 or more (on a scale of 4). All degree courses and written thesis must be prepared in the English language. Therefore, minimum IELTS requirements of 6.5, achieved not more than two years prior to enrollment in the PhD program, is mandatory.