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Ph.D. flexible study

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D. )

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  • Study flexibly alongside your job
  • Research-based degree
  • Internationally recognized degree
  • Individual supervision by established academics
  • Open yearly intake

 

Do you dream of achieving the highest level of qualification in your academic education? Do you aspire to be a key contributor to your profession or field of study? Then, a Ph.D. degree is exactly what you need!

Our doctoral program offers you the opportunity to take your research and academic skills and competency to another level. Thanks to our virtual study concept, your doctoratal studies can be flexibly integrated into your everyday life and allow you to keep other personal and professional commitments.

Studying with Triagon will make your Ph.D. studies and research enjoyable, you will be individually supervised by our established scholars and supported throughout this journey by our amazing academic and administrative team who will ensure you can strike a balance between your doctoral studies, professional and personal commitments.

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Short profile of the Ph.D.

Graduation: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)
Study model: 6 semesters (3 years) 6 Semester (3 Jahre)
European Credit Transfer: 180 ECTS-Punkte
Study model: Full-time – can be combined with professional commitments
Study concept:
  • Virtual program with individual 1:1 support
  • Online studies with e-learning, webinars and virtual workshops
Location of study Study from home, at work or on the go
Accreditation Accredited by MFHEA (Malta Further and Higher Education Authority)
Tuition Fee 24.720 € for 3 years

Ph.D. flexible study: What’s on?

Would you like to embark on a doctoral study experience?  At the TRIAGON Academy, we offer a Ph.D programmeDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)” which can be specifically tailored to your research needs.

Our full-time flexible doctoral programme is aimed at Master’s graduates who want to further their research skills and competency in areas such as: technology, humanities, social sciences, economics or art, at the highest academic level.

You will obtain your doctorate in the area of your chosen specialisation by means of an independent research or innovation academic project which will culminate in the final doctoral thesis.  During your entire research process, you will be supervised individually and professionally by top-class academics.

The final objective of the Ph.D. program is to successfully defend the doctoral thesis.

Thanks to the flexible mode of study and regular academic exchange with your doctoral supervisor, who will guide you all the way through the doctoral journey, you can continue  your professional career while fulfilling your doctoral research commitments.  

You will obtain an internationally recognized Ph.D. degree after at least three years of doctoral studies at the 3rd level of the Bologna Classification (Level 8 MQF).

Expert opinions

“Triagon’s commitment to offer this Doctor of Philospohy programme falls in line with the European Commission’s vision on future research within the bloc but also within a wider international perspective. The EU Comission plans to attract an additional one million researchers in the next decade. Such endavour requires the cooperation of accredited Higher Education Institution within the EU to produce and prepare prospective researchers so as to satisfy the needs of the academic and research ‘industry’. Triagon’s Doctor of Philosophy programme shall be considered as a tool by which prospective researchers will acquire the necesssarry knowledge, research skills, and competency within their field of study in order to autonomously and creatively contribute towards a specific area of study in a flexible mode of study while placing high values to work-like-study balance.”
Prof dr. Glen Farrugia

 

Expert opinions

“Triagon’s commitment to offer this Doctor of Philospohy programme falls in line with the European Commission’s vision on future research within the bloc but also within a wider international perspective. The EU Comission plans to attract an additional one million researchers in the next decade. Such endavour requires the cooperation of accredited Higher Education Institution within the EU to produce and prepare prospective researchers so as to satisfy the needs of the academic and research ‘industry’. Triagon’s Doctor of Philosophy programme shall be considered as a tool by which prospective researchers will acquire the necesssarry knowledge, research skills, and competency within their field of study in order to autonomously and creatively contribute towards a specific area of study in a flexible mode of study while placing high values to work-like-study balance.”
Prof dr. Glen Farrugia

Recognition and accreditation of the degree programme

This programme is fully accredited by the Maltese Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) at level 8 of the Malta National Qualification Framework and the European Qualification Framework for Life Long Learning.

Triagon Academy is accredited (and licensed) as a higher education institution by the Maltese Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) (license number: 2018-021) and is eligible to offer academic programs at levels 6 (Bachelor), 7 (Master), and 8 (Doctorate).

Activities accompanying doctoral studies & dissertation

Doctoral activities and the research supervision for your doctoral thesi are the two core elements of our Ph.D. programmes at Triagon. Both elements are in interlinked and form the basis of your succesfull achievement of academic practice.

We recommend that you keep a log of your doctoral activities during the entire doctoral journey. This documentation serves as a basis for ensuring your progress while deciding upon addition guidance and assistance the doctoral student may require.

In the first two years of your doctoral program, the TRIAGON Academy organizes two virtual doctoral seminars. Both seminars are mandatory – and an essential part of your doctoral activities.

Seminar I – Advanced Research Methods and Academic Writing

Advanced research methods at doctoral level: In this seminar you  will have  the opportunity  to refresh and  consolidate your skills in the areas of scientific work and academic writing.  This ensures high academic standards in the presentation of your written content.

Seminar II – Doctoral Conference

The aim of this conference is to prepare you for adequate  academic communication, particularly in preparation for the doctoral thesis defence.  In this confernece you will be asked to present your research project comprehensively and work in progress (which shall include data collection and possible pilot study) to the public and other academics in your field of study. The conference will span three days where you will present, reflect and discuss.The doctoral confernece will be organised in a hybrid way and therefore you will have the opportunity to either travel to Malta to be physically present at our campus or else participate in the comfort of your home.

 

Your Doctoral thesis

In the last phase of your studies, you will focus on the writing of your doctoral thesis. As part of your ongoing academic support, you will regularly  be asked to participate in supervision sessions and tutorials. You will receive detailed advice  on your research direction as well as on the form and content  of your thesis. This will enable you to conduct independent research and finaliseyour doctoral thesis on time.

Your advantage: At the TRIAGON Academy, you  will be  provided with a personal supervisor who will accompany you professionally during your doctoral journey.

Course of study and contents of the Ph.D.

Your Ph.D. program starts with a comprehensive introductory workshop. During the following introductory phase, you can design your research topic. This will be refined and approved in the course of time in order to determine the form and content of your thesis.

Afterwards, you will regularly participate in individual supervision sessions to document the development of your doctorate where you shall be submitting individual chapters to your supervisor for review and duscussion.

In group or individual tutorials you will receive continuous formative feedback. The respective progress reports are submitted in the form of written drafts, but may also include or be supplemented by other forms of presentation.

Of course, you will have access to our modern online learning library throughout your studies. This offers you comprehensive and detailed learning material.

You will acquire the following competencies and skills as part of the Ph.D.

  • Independence, personal responsibility & creativity in the execution of a research work
  • Personality development & development of leadership skills
  • Creative handling of complex issues (sampling, data collection and analysis)
  • Demonstration of academic knowledge through a theoretical framework
  • Self-critical assessment
  • Competences in the areas of research & scientific writing
  • Management of a research project
  • Development of a research methodology for competent data collection
  • Correct inclusion of literature, research models and methods
  • Preparation of text for publication in scientific journals

You will acquire this knowledge as part of the Ph.D.

The successful attainment of the Ph.D. contributes  significantly to the maximization of your knowledge repertoire. Among other things, you will learn:

  • The management of theoretical and practical knowledge
  • The use of specialized fields of knowledge to contribute to social & ethical issues of an international dimension
  • Systematic understanding of core principles
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Expanding & Redefining Knowledge
  • Scientific work according to academic discipline
  • Proof of knowledge at doctoral level

How can you get the Ph.D. -Study online?

The Ph.D. is  a virtual program (online study) with individual 1 to 1 supervision.  You can  make any study arrangements given the flexibility and degree of autonomy each student has when enrolling in this PhD programme.

Study from home, at work or on the go!

Target group

Our Ph.D. program is aimed at professionals and early career researchers who already have an EQF level 7  degree and want  to pursue  postgraduate studies at  the highest academic level. With your Ph.D. you deepen your knowledge and competencies in your field of study (e.B. arts, humanities, social sciences, economics or technology).

Your degree is the highest possible academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Admission requirements

Prospective students must be in possession of:

  • An MQF/EQF level 7 full qualification obtained from a recognised college/Institute/University in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science or Technology (depending on the field of study the learner chooses to focus) followed by an interview which will determine the prospective students’ aptitute for doctoral studies;

Or

  • A First Class Honours degree obtained from a recognised college/Institute/University in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science or Technology (depending on the field of study the learner chooses to focus) followed by an interview which will determine the prospective students’ aptitute for doctoral studies;

Or

  • Relevant publications in referred academic journals in the filed of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science or Technology (depending on the field of study the learner chooses to focus) followed by an interview which will determine the prospective students’ aptitute for doctoral studies.

Tuition fees and financing

The monthly cost is €665 (with 36 installments) for a duration of 3 years plus €390 one-time registration fee payable upon acceptance and €390 one-time examination fees payable upon doctoral writing registration and are thus significantly below the costs of other private universities. Each additional semester costs € 3,930.
Tuition fees can be paid monthly or semester by semester.

FAQ: Important questions about the Ph.D.