A student who has passed his master’s examinations can go on to do a PhD. PhD, the equivalent of a doctoral degree, is the highest academic degree one can obtain at a university in the Netherlands. It takes about four years to prepare for a PhD.
Unlike a Master’s degree, with compulsory subjects, studying for a PhD allows you the freedom to devote your time to conducting and pursuing independent research.
Most PhD candidates are employed by the university as research assistants. PhD vacancies are advertised on the university website or in scientific journals.
The latest, detailed information on the PhD programmes at the Faculty of Geosciences you will find on the university website.