Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design


Research and Innovation

Department of Doctoral and Post-doctoral Studies

Svitlana ARABULI

Head of the Department of Doctoral and Post-doctoral Studies


office 1-0333, 2, Nemyrovycha-Danchenko Str.

Kyiv 01011


Tel.: +38044-256-29-53

e-mail: [email protected]


Doctor of Philosophy is an education and the first scientific degree pursued on the third level of higher education based on a Master's degree.

PhD is awarded by a special council of an academic or research institution upon successful completion of the required educational program and successful public defense of a doctoral thesis.

The normative duration of postgraduate studies for obtaining a PhD degree is four years.

The program comprises 30-60 ECTS credits.

PhD’s Degree Programs:


Doctor of science is the scientific degree pursued based on PhD and envisages acquiring the highest competencies in the spheres of development and implementation of research methodology, conducting original research, obtaining research results which are instrumental in solving theoretical or applied problems, are of national or international significance and are published in Scholarly Journals.

Doctor of science is awarded by a special council of an academic or research institution upon successful public defense of a dissertation or a published monograph, or based on the Scholarly articles published in national and international specialized peer-reviewed journals, the list of which is approved by Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The normative duration of studies for obtaining a Doctor of Science degree is two years.

Doctor of Science Degree Programs:
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Business, trade and exchange activities
  • Materials science
  • Industrial machinery engineering
  • Electrical energetics, electrical engineering and electromechanics
  • Metrology and information-measuring technology
  • Chemical technology and engineering
  • Consumer industry technologies