Doctorate of Earth, Environmental and Resources Science


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest academic qualification in the Italian University. The main objective during the course of PhD studies is to learn the methods for scientific research, either basic or applied, in the chosen field of investigation.

The Doctorate of Earth, Environmental and Resources Science is held by the Departmento of of Earth, Environmental and Resources Science - DiSTAR dell'Università di Napoli Federico II, with the participation of INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano section of Napoli.

The research topics basically cover all the classical disciplines of the Earth Sciences (such as StratigraphyStructural GeologyGeomorphologyEngineering GeologyPaleontologyVulcanologyGeophysicsApplied GeophysicMeteorologyEconomic GeologyGeochemistryMineralogy and Petrology) and might possibly include interdisciplinary investigations. Further details can be found using the Research areas of the DiSTAR, INGV and Osservatorio Vesuviano websites linked above and moreover at Research Projects

PhD students will have to attend some statutory courses, especially during their first year, but each student will also have a specific personal course program, agreed with the supervisor and approved by the Academic Board.