PhD Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe

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Humanities and Social Sciences

A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities: Literatures, Arts and Cultures

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The Doctoral Programme in Comparative Modernities at the University of Minho is a degree firmly anchored in an interdisciplinary structure and taught on a modular basis, which provides advanced training at post-graduation level for students and professionals with former studies and curricular interests in the Humanities. The Programme meets the increasing demand from diversified sectors of society in research and advanced studies in the areas of Interarts, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities, as well as Gender, Translation and Postcolonial Studies. The Programme comprises 8 hours of seminars plus 2,8 tutorial hours per week during the first year. The Thesis Project is to be presented at the end of the first year and it has to be approved by a scientific committee at the School of Arts. Once the Thesis is completed it will be defended in a public session before a committee integrating internal and external professors. Programme coordinator: Prof. Ana Gabriela Macedo [-]

PhD program in Applied Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

Throughout the 6 semesters, students will be engaged in a program that promotes the development of: 1. skills of research methodology and of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and 2. advanced knowledge and skills in specific scientific domains in Psychology: clinical, educational, and justice / forensics. [+]

The PhD program in Applied Psychology aims to promote advanced training in applied psychology through research, contributing to the advancement of knowledge, and the training of researchers and professionals with high scientific skills. This purpose is embodied in a training focused on the acquisition of research skills in applied context, in the development of in-depth knowledge in the specific domains of candidate’s projects, and in the stimulation of the acquisition of teaching and supervision skills of applied research practices. Throughout the 6 semesters, students will be engaged in a program that promotes the development of: 1. skills of research methodology and of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and 2. advanced knowledge and skills in specific scientific domains in Psychology: clinical, educational, and justice / forensics. All students are integrated into research units according to their research topic, and their individual research projects are developed in research teams. [-]

Politics: History, Theory, Science PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate... [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate in philosophy and political theory, political, science and political history and to provide a forum in which this debate can continue and evolve in an advanced academic and internationally relevant context. The program, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. The entire length of the program is three years. The coursework part is held in the first academic year. The second and the third years are generally devoted to the research work and can include a research fellowship period abroad (in agreement with the supervisor and with the Board of Professors). Recently, the program has been enriched by the collaboration of the International Center on Democracies and Democratizations (ICEDD) and the Italian Center for Electoral Studies - Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali (CISE). Academic year 2016-2017 For the academic year 2016-2017, eight positions are available. The application for admission must be submitted on line by March 29, 2016. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation, and supply correct referee details through our online application system. Once the procedure for submitting the application has been completed, the candidate will receive by email an application’s copy as a proof of the procedure accuracy and validity. [-]

Phd Theology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Program in Theology and Culture, from September 2015. In particular, the program covers the following subjects. [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The University of Nicosia offers Doctoral Program in Theology and Culture, from September 2015. In particular, the program covers the following subjects: Biblical Studies Ecclesiastical History (General, Greece, Cyprus, Patriarchates, Slavic churches etc.) Patrology and Hagiology Dogmatic, inter-Orthodox and inter-Christian Dialogue Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education, Christian Education and Multimedia Pastoral, Missionary Christian Ethics, Sociology, Ecology and Bioethics Christian Worship, Hymnology and Art Normal and Ecclesiastical Law Religious and Interfaith Dialogue More specifically, the program states: In cultivation of critical thinking and the acquisition of skills approach to sources of science and their authentic interpretation by successful, modern methods of content analysis. Supply students with a variety of tools for conducting original work, which will help to research for the enrichment and advancement of the science of theology, of edu- cation and culture. In the study of the history and tradition of the place while deepening the study of the monuments, and highlight their importance for cultural continuity in the present and in the future. In examining the economic crisis and the current challenges in the field of Ecology and Bioethics, and the role of church ministry about them. In the study and deepening of the sources, but also to research on inter-Orthodox, inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogue. Learning Outcomes The general purpose of the program is to pre- prepared and to prepare researchers who will work as catalysts of development in all three levels of education. Specifically aimed at training scientists and members of the Church and the state, which will help organize research programs and educational structures and services. This training scientists in broader, clearer and deeper understanding of the theological science and general research, will have practical implications staffing research and academic institutions, as well as benefits for the ecclesiastical and social life. [-]

PhD in General Anthropology

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Graduates, proficient in methods and practical aspects of scientific research as regards the general anthropological disciplines, are able to conduct field researches into anthropological issues in line with their specializations, while observing a scientist’s code of ethic. They are able to accurately formulate the results of their scientific work so as to publish them in high-standard journals or to responsibly popularise them. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The doctoral study programme at CU FHs is organised in the full-time (3 years) and correspondence form of study. The programme allows studies focused on philosophical, historical, socio-cultural and socio-linguistic antropology and human ethology. The task of the programme in general is grasping the theoretical basics and methods of this field and mastering the methodology of academic research. The curriculum of Ph.D. students includes: - The studies are organised in two modules, whereas the first module is compulsory for all students in the programme, the second one is selected on the basis of the consultations with the supervisor. - Ph.D. seminar - a compulsory exam in a living language - the defence of the student’s dissertation The concept of the study programme is determined by the department council. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation and a check of basic assumptions for the study. Entrance examination will check the ability of the applicant to deal with the dissertation project. The questions of the entrance interview primarily focus on the theme of the applicant’s research project (max. 10 points). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by April, 30th 2017 at latest, including the following attachments: The brief professional biography; The proposal of a dissertation project. The project of a dissertation (in the range of about 4 pages) should contain the theoretical background, a review of previous research in this field, his/her own research questions, a proposed methodology and research techniques, a list of literature, a schedule of its realisation, and justification of its relevance for the historical sociology. The project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council; The overview of recent publications and other scientific activities of the applicant (participation in conferences, participation in research projects, etc.). All applicants have to demonstrate a proof of completion of university studies in a master´s degree program (applicants who complete master´s degree program after the deadline for submission of applications must demonstrated this by September, 30th 2017). 2. Graduation from a master’s degree program. 3. Defence of the project of applicant's thesis (submitted as a part of the study application). 4. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. Information on the exercise of graduates The goal of the study programme in anthropology is to prepare students for academic research work at the level required by contemporary science. The graduate combines knowledge from all fields in a holistic approach to studying man and populations, to overcoming ethnic and social differences and attempts to observe current processes in their historical and cultural contexts. [-]

Doctorate in Organisational Change (ADOC)

Ashridge Executive Education
Campus Part time 4 - 5 years March 2017 United Kingdom London

Designed by practising change agents, this programme is designed to help you develop your practice to a higher level. [+]

Do you see yourself as an experienced ‘reflective practitioner’, interested in ‘action inquiry’ as a method of exploring organisation realities – and view consulting as a ‘relational’ practice?

Join us for an open day! Experience the programme, meet faculty and alumni. 

Created in response to requests from alumni of the highly successful Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change, this programme is designed to help you develop your consulting practice to a higher level.

The programme has been developed by practising consultants for consultants.

The diverse and international experience of each faculty member combine to create a powerful environment for development and learning.... [-]


Doctoral Degree in Child Studies

University of Minho - Institute of Education
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Child Studies has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The cycle of studies leading to the doctoral degree in Child Studies has the duration of 3 years (full-time schedule), which corresponds to 180 ECTS. This cycle of studies is primarily aimed at the development of: systematic understanding capabilities in a scientific field of study; research competencies, skills and methods associated with a scientific field; the ability to conceive, design, adapt and perform significant research, respecting the requirements imposed by the academic standards for quality and integrity. This cycle of studies includes: one curricular component that combines course units common to the various doctoral specialities, each possessing specific course units, and with transversal course units; the development of an original and especially designed thesis for this purpose, appropriate to the knowledge branch and doctoral speciality. Specialities: Developmental Psychology and Education; Methodology and Supervision in Early Childhood Education; Sociology of Childhood; Elementary Mathematics; Childhood Literature; Child Health; Special Education: Music Education; Drama Education; Physical Education, Leisure and Recreation [-]

PhD in Cultural Studies

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD in Cultural Studies is a joint educational project of the University of Minho and the University of Aveiro that focus on training, on knowledge consolidation and on the development of creative, promotional, animated, mediated and (inter)cultural dissemination practices. [+]

Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Cultural Studies (?) The PhD in Cultural Studies is a joint educational project of the University of Minho and the University of Aveiro that focus on training, on knowledge consolidation and on the development of creative, promotional, animated, mediated and (inter)cultural dissemination practices. The course is largely supported by the skills, capabilities and resources of the Communication and Society Research Centre from the University of Minho. In addition to the teaching and research staff of the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, the program also includes researchers from all departments of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho (Communication Sciences, Sociology, Geography and History), and still a large number of researchers from the Institute of Arts and Humanities of the University of Minho. [-]

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Part time 4 - 7 years September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and... [+]

Doctor of Education (EdD)

 

Aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields, the EdD provides an opportunity to pursue doctoral study in the context of your professional role. The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally focused, cohort-based doctorate. It combines taught courses with independent research.The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and substantial piece of professionally-oriented education research. Your work will enable you to develop and use advanced research skills and so become an independent, reflective and competent researcher.The EdD is open to professionals who are currently practising in education, healthcare or a related setting, and who normally have a minimum of four years’ experience and a master's qualification. The programme of study is structured specifically to meet the needs of people who are in full-time employment.The course is highly collegial. Sessions draw upon the rich and varied experiences that EdD students bring with them, and the exploration of commonalities across disciplines is integral to the programme of study. You are actively encouraged critically to explore your own practice and to be engaged as fully as possible in the learning process.... [-]


PhD in Education (Taught)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Structured PhD programme is a four year structured pro- gramme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific... [+]

New Structured PhD (Education)

 

The Structured PhD programme is a four year structured pro- gramme which involves coursework in research methods, core and optional discipline specific courses and generic skills and training. Modules are delivered during the week and weekends. Students are allocated supervisors and work with a supervisory panel. There is periodic assessment and guidance to ensure you complete your PhD within a four year period. Guided by Profes- sional Development Planning, you can organise your coursework and research activities over the course of your studies.

 

 

How will I benefit from the programme?

You will join a programme designed in line with best internation- al practice in doctoral education and research and share classes with students from a diverse backgrounds in education and related inter-disciplinary fields including sociology, psychology, history, and philosophy. A team of renowned academics will deliver in- novative master classes and international schools. You will enjoy excellent facilities and have an opportunity to avail of very attrac- tive funding schemes. The Structured PhD programme  from Mary Immaculate College has a collaborative link with the Struc- tured PhD programme in the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick which will provide you with opportunities for mobility between programmes on both campus- es.... [-]


Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (September Start)

Oxford Brookes University, Business School
Campus Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) is available to UK and EU students only. It fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in [+]

Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM)- September 2016 This course is run by the Business SchoolThe Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in order to operate at the highest level, be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, and be competent in researching the field.The programme is part-time and is aimed at experienced professionals seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It has been designed to develop skills and confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competence in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry, culminating in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis. Why choose this course?The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring is the only one of its type in the UK. Key features are:... [-]


PhD in Theology

Matej Bel University
Campus or Online Part time 4 years September 2017 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology PhD) are competent to carry out conceptual theological and scientific activities and create professional theological work in church theory and practice as well as in building a Christian worldview based on scientific exegesis of the Bible. [+]

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology PhD) are competent to carry out conceptual theological and scientific activities and create professional theological work in church theory and practice as well as in building a Christian worldview based on scientific exegesis of the Bible. They are ready to carry out leadership positions in the church, parachurch and ecumenical institutions and organizations. They can teach theological courses at the university level and professional training of the church and religious organizations staff. Graduates understand the relationship between the natural sciences, humanities and theological sciences and are competent to carry out research in theology and related fields. As a personalities at the same time educated in science and faith have a wide view on issues of contemporary philosophical-theological and ethical controversies and are able to handle sensitive and controversial public response to ethical and social issues relating to the Christian faith, religion and culture. Graduates who are awarded the PhD in Theology are prepared to engage in theological research and publish original work. These individuals are able to shape a Christian worldview informed by biblical interpretation. Research activities at the Department of Theology and Christian Education are focused on areas which affect the impact of Christianity on the individual and society as it pertains to life in the church but also outside the church. [-]

PhD in Anthropology

Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. The task of teaching in general is to learn the theoretical foundations of the field and mastering the techniques and methodology of scientific research work. In physical anthropology the methods include somatometry, osteometry, anthropological somatoscopy, dermatoglyphic, basics of rentgenometry and other morphological and morphometric approaches, including the newly introduced 3D non-contact techniques. Methods of molecular genetics entails PCR in situ hybridization, DNA sequencing and restriction analysis methods. Research programs of the training center focused on tracking postnatal growth and development of children in normal and pathological, research on nutrition and obesity, the study of morphological variability in populations, the impact of environmental factors on the ontogenetic development of man, watching craniofacial growth of normal and abnormal congenital defects, evaluation dermatoglyphic characteristics particularly in relation to developmental disorders and to analyze the patterns of human behavior. Study program in anthropology is provided mainly in the field of forensic anthropology and palaeopathology. Molecular genetic studies in addition to forensic applications include analysis receptor genes and genetic polymorphisms in the variable regions of human chromosomes and genetics of musculoskeletal and encogenetics. They are also directed to exploring the molecular basis of certain pathological conditions. There is experimental facilities of the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Especially in the fields of teratology, physiology, neuroscience and toxicology. From the medical field of study comprises a contact issue of Epidemiology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, endocrinology, pediatrics, and other disciplines. The study program is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Experimental Medicine and the Institute of Archaeology of the AS CR. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Entrance exams take the form of an interview on the topic of the PhD Thesis, demonstrating the technical skills of the applicant for doctoral study program and the ability to work with specialized foreign literature. Conditions for admission Duly completed master’s study program, i.e. submission of a certified copy of the university diploma or the nostrification of university education, by 30 September 2017. Submission of the application form including all relevant enclosures, i.e. CV, professional reference, payment receipt of the admission fee of 540 CZK to bank account number 22734101/0100 by 30 April 2017 Submission of the dissertation project by 30 April 2017 Successful completion of the exam, which is based on appropriate knowledge in the scientific field chosen. Recommended literature, sample questions Readings are recommended by individual potential supervisors, and are based on professional issues of the potential dissertation and the chosen particular discipline. In particular, monographs and respected IF magazines. Suggested literature and resources can be viewed within the profiles of the specific supervisors. [-]

PHD History and Philosophy of Art

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

History & Philosophy of Art at Kent provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of... [+]

PHD History and Philosophy of Art History & Philosophy of Art at Kent provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of image, theory and institutions from the Renaissance to the present (especially European and North American). Developing areas of interest include the cultural and historical significance of the print, and the role of performance and new media in contemporary art practices, which draw upon our links with other subjects within the School of Arts and the Faculty of Humanities. In particular, postgraduates have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the multidisciplinary Aesthetics Research Centre, and there is also a full programme of visiting speakers from across the constituent subject areas within the School of Arts, which includes Filmand Drama. Course structure Undertake research under staff with interests in photography, art theory from the Renaissance to recent times and contemporary art. Postgraduate resources Postgraduate resources There is a large and wide-ranging library holding for History & Philosophy of Art, covering the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, aesthetics and contemporary visual communications. There is a substantial stock of periodicals, online access to e-journals and a slide library with well over 100,000 images, covering areas such as contemporary art, visual cultures, garden history and the film still, as well as traditional media. Kent is ideally located for access to galleries in London and on the continent. In 2010, we moved into the purpose-built, and RIBA award-winning, Jarman Building located at the centre of the Canterbury campus. The new building is home to the Studio 3 Gallery and a range of teaching and social spaces as well as a dedicated postgraduate centre. Support All postgraduate students are offered research skills training and the opportunity to take part in reading groups and research seminars at departmental, school and faculty level. Research students have the added opportunity for funded conference attendance. There is also a dedicated student support office at our Canterbury campus, which can offer support and guidance throughout your studies, in addition to an office in Paris. In recent years, several members of the History & Philosophy of Art Department, both full-time and part-time, have been awarded University prizes for excellence in student support, curriculum innovation and research-based teaching – an ethos which we seek to extend to the postgraduate community. Entry requirements An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. [-]

PhD in Education

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice. [+]

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme:

a) People who hold a master's degree or legal equivalent degree;

b) People who hold a B.A., people who have an especially relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee;

c) People who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme’s Scientific Committee.

Objectives

The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice:... [-]