Doctorates in Saudi Arabia 2020

The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.   Students who pursue a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree may enjoy enhanced career prospects and better earning potential. Master’s degrees… Read More

The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

Students who pursue a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree may enjoy enhanced career prospects and better earning potential. Master’s degrees require more advanced study than undergraduate degrees and may be required before entering a doctorate program.

Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area and the second-largest in the Arab world. Saudi Arabia is served by the national airline Saudi Arabian Airlines, often referred to by its Arabic name Saudia.

PhD Degrees in Saudi Arabia

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Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the avail ... +

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the availability of clean water; EnSE examines methods to purify and reuse water, as well as to reduce contamination of existing reserves. The focus of the program is on examining the impact of humans on our environment through resource exploitation; including over-consumption, land degradation, and pollution of water. The results of these efforts may offer solutions to water scarcity, soil contamination. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies an ... +

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Program offers students opportunities to develop real-world solutions to global challenges by performing rigorous coursework studies and cutting-edge research in chemical engineering. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this pro ... +

The Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering Academic Program, for Ph.D. students, focuses on modern reservoir description, engineering, and management. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts and thermodynamics, geology, geophysical characterization, and reservoir engineering. Our students participate in scientific research activities that may include mathematical analyses, computational modeling, experimental research and/or field studies. The candidates focus on original research driven to advance the boundaries of knowledge. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of e ... +

The Mechanical Engineering Program course curriculum is modern and rigorous. The courses in the program provide a solid foundation in subjects such as mechanical behavior of engineering materials, continuum mechanics, thermodynamics, experimental and numerical combustion, computational fluid dynamics and control theory. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (AMCS) program educates students to construct and solve Mathematical and Computational models of real-world problems.

The Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences (AMCS) program educates students to construct and solve Mathematical and Computational models of real-world problems. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The goal of the Plant Science Program is to develop a thorough understanding of plant growth and function under challenging environmental conditions, such as those found in Sa ... +

The goal of the Plant Science Program is to develop a thorough understanding of plant growth and function under challenging environmental conditions, such as those found in Saudi Arabia. The fundamental biology of plants is studied at a range of levels (e.g. genomic, proteomic, metabolomics), and the interactions of plants with their environment, both abiotic (heat, salt, and drought) and biotic (pathogens and symbionts) are investigated. Application of this knowledge will allow development of plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stresses and help to establish sustainable agriculture systems in arid regions of the world. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Chemical Science Program is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides a modern, research-oriented education in Chemistry. Making use of the outstanding facilities ... +

The Chemical Science Program is an interdisciplinary degree program which provides a modern, research-oriented education in Chemistry. Making use of the outstanding facilities at KAUST, the program distinguishes itself with a clear focus on current challenges related to catalysis and materials. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Applied Physics program for both M.S. and Ph.D. students aims at providing firm knowledge on basic science to comprehend the physics taking place at the nanoscale, and too ... +

The Applied Physics program for both M.S. and Ph.D. students aims at providing firm knowledge on basic science to comprehend the physics taking place at the nanoscale, and tools to apply this knowledge to nurture technological and scientific breakthroughs in applied physics. The program focuses on device physics, photonics, and quantum electronics. Students in this program receive broad training in basic scientific concepts in condensed matter physics, electrodynamics, and statistical physics. Students participate in scientific research activities that may include laboratory studies and computational modeling. Ph.D. candidates focus on original research-driven to advance the boundaries of knowledge. Employability of Applied Physics graduates ranges from academic research institutions to research and development positions in high-tech industrial or entrepreneurial environments. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

We aim to model, monitor, and treat disorders and disabilities that affect living organisms, to develop algorithms that aid in understanding biological systems and to engineer ... +

We aim to model, monitor, and treat disorders and disabilities that affect living organisms, to develop algorithms that aid in understanding biological systems and to engineer living systems in order to enhance their performance. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioengineering degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses the ... +

The Marine Science (MarS) Program takes advantage of KAUST’s location on the Red Sea, a living laboratory with great potential for exciting science. The program addresses the biology and ecology of the multitude of marine life forms. There is an intentional focus on the local Red Sea system, both as a primary study system and as a system with which general concepts from other marine systems can be compared. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The program is rich with opportunities, for both M.S. and Ph.D. students, with a focus on modern computational and advanced data-analysis methods to study geophysical problems ... +

The program is rich with opportunities, for both M.S. and Ph.D. students, with a focus on modern computational and advanced data-analysis methods to study geophysical problems associated with atmospheric processes and ocean circulation, oil exploration and reservoir modeling, earthquake processes and crustal deformation. Students in this program receive broad training in numerical methods, mathematical modeling, and geophysics. M.S. students have an option to participate in scientific research activities that include computational and mathematical modeling or field-study projects (M.S. with thesis). Ph.D. candidates in the program conduct original research. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Material Science and Engineering Program is designed to equip students with fundamental and applied knowledge of materials. We prepare students to tackle grand challenges ... +

The Material Science and Engineering Program is designed to equip students with fundamental and applied knowledge of materials. We prepare students to tackle grand challenges in sustainability and renewable energy, nanotechnology and nanoelectronics, biomaterials, materials characterization and low-power computing. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

Electrical Engineering (EE) plays an important role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in technolo ... +

Electrical Engineering (EE) plays an important role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in technology originates from cutting-edge research performed in the field of EE. At KAUST the EE program is bound to this tradition: It aims for preparing students for a multitude of professional paths and advancing world-class research and research-based education through interdisciplinary partnering within engineering and science. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Computer Science program educates students to become world-class researchers and thought leaders in the field of computer science. The program is designed to prepare the s ... +

The Computer Science program educates students to become world-class researchers and thought leaders in the field of computer science. The program is designed to prepare the student for a career in academia, industrial research or advanced positions in industry. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Statistics (STAT) program educates students to analyze and model complex real-world problems arising in modern Statistical Data Science.

The Statistics (STAT) program educates students to analyze and model complex real-world problems arising in modern Statistical Data Science. -
PhD
Full time
30 months
English
September 2020
Campus