Doctors of philosophy and doctors of sciences are successfully trained in postgraduate and doctoral studies of Kherson State Maritime Academy.
The Doctor of Philosophy is an educational and at the same time, the first scientific degree obtained at the third level of higher education based on a master’s degree.
A person has the right to obtain the degree of Doctor of Philosophy while studying at the postgraduate school of KSMA. Persons who professionally carry out scientific, scientific-technical or scientific-pedagogical activity at the primary place of employment have the right to obtain the degree of Doctor of Philosophy outside postgraduate studies, in particular during sabbatical, provided that successful completion of the relevant educational-scientific program and public defense of the thesis in a specialized scientific council is provided.
The normative term of preparation of the Doctor of Philosophy in the postgraduate course of KSMA is four years. The volume of learning of the educational and scientific program of training a Doctor of Philosophy at the academy is 60 ECTS credits.
Doctor of Science is the second scientific degree obtained by a person at the scientific level of higher education on the basis of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and involves the acquisition of the highest competencies in developing and implementing research methodology, conducting original research, obtaining scientific results that provide important theoretical results for problems solution, and are of national or global importance published in scientific journals.
The normative term of preparation of the Doctor of Sciences in the doctoral program of KSMA is two years.