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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.

From the Fertile Crescent to the birth of Judeo-Christian values, the Middle East is home to thousands of years of human history. As the study, students can get a deeply personal look at historic events and their modern day ramifications.

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PhD in Psychology

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

To obtain a Ph.D., students with an undergraduate degree will complete at least 14 courses (max. 6 years), while those with a Master’s degree will complete at least 7 courses (max. 4 years [+]

PhD in Psychology

 

To obtain a Ph.D., students with an undergraduate degree will complete at least 14 courses (max. 6 years), while those with a Master’s degree will complete at least 7 courses (max. 4 years).

The Cognitive Program in Psychology provides students with advanced background in cognition, examining mental processes such as learning, perception, attention, memory, decision-making, and language with the option of specializing in cognitive and/or behavioral neuroscience. Research is central in our graduate training in this program. Students begin research immediately and have the chance to work with core cognitive faculty members as well as collaborate with faculty in related programs. With the acquired broad knowledge in cognition and the extensive research experience gained from this program, students acquire the necessary tools to develop their independent research careers.... [-]


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The mission of the PhD program in Political and International Relations at Koç University is to educate world-class academics and public policy professionals. The objective is to equip our [+]

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

 

The mission of the PhD program in Political and International Relations at Koç University is to educate world-class academics and public policy professionals. The objective is to equip our students with the training that will enable them to contribute to topnotch research and teaching in respectable institutions in Turkey and abroad. The faculty members of the Department have active research agendas and are internationally renowned for their research and expertise in a wide variety of areas including the list below. In addition to reflecting these strengths, the program and curriculum are designed to endow students with firm foundations in comparative politics, international relations, and political theory, and with cutting-edge qualitative as well as quantitative research skills. During their studies, students have generous opportunities to gain international experience through exchanges with prestigious institutions. They also become active contributors to the research activities of the department and gain teaching experience through assistantships.... [-]


PhD in Archaeology and History of Arts

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be interested in [+]

PhD in Archaeology and History of Art

 

Ph.D. program in Archaeology and History of Art has two different subject concentrations:

 

Archaeology History of Art

The Ph.D. program in Archaeology offers the opportunity for advanced study in the archaeology of Turkey (ancient Anatolia) and the surrounding regions. Students should be interested in specializations that reflect the expertise of the faculty including the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman or Byzantine periods. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty on-site research at Alalakh, Barcın Höyük, Gordion, Küçükyalı, and Sagalassos among others. Field studies either at an excavation or an internship are required. The program emphasizes archaeological theory and methodology and students are given instruction in ceramic analysis, metallurgy and instrumental analysis. Partnerships with other departments at the university make available specialized instrumentation for analysis. Instruction is offered in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), petrography, micro-soil analysis, trace element analysis, metallurgy (polarizing light microscopy), GIS applications and organic residue analysis. The program also stresses the importance of cultural heritage management and public archaeology education through museums. The Ph.D. program in the History of Art combines the study of the cultural, formal and theoretical aspects of visual culture with academic and practical training in museum studies and heritage site management. Doctoral students in the program are expected to develop an academic specialization in a particular subject or era of art history in which there is faculty expertise (Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk or Ottoman). Additionally, students are expected to acquire a solid theoretical background along with the practical skills that are needed by museums and the heritage management industry. In addition to the upper level and graduate courses offered in the Archaeology and the History of Art department, PhD students in the History of Art are also eligible to take a variety of cross-listed courses in the History Department and the Media and Visual Arts department. The department maintains a close affiliation with many of the Koç Foundation cultural institutions throughout Turkey, particularly the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations located in downtown Istanbul. Field studies are a integral part of the Ph.D. program in the history of art, and all doctoral students are expected to partake in an internship at a museum, cultural heritage organization or an archaeological site.... [-]


English Language

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Department of English Literature offers a PhD program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingua franca exploring issues of multilingual and multicultural significance related to the historical context of the English Language as a global tongue. [+]

The Department of English Literature offers a PhD program in English Language. This program offers students opportunities to critically examine the English Language as lingua franca exploring issues of multilingual and multicultural significance related to the historical context of the English Language as a global tongue. Students are also expected to study language theories separately or apply them to literary/cultural texts. The program aims to provide PhD candidates with a broad knowledge in the field of English language studies including writing / reading theories and stylistics emphasizing students’ academic and professional potential. Students will be trained to conduct innovative scholarly and critical work in different language contexts in order to prepare them for future careers in a huge job market which requires distinction and excellence in language skills. Our faculty have been trained at premier research institutions throughout North America and Europe and are accomplished teachers and scholars. Doctoral students are supervised and supported from the beginning of the program, through thesis development, to dissertation defense and beyond. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours: minimum 54 hours [-]

Arabic Literature and Criticism

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Middle East 2017. The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. The program will focus on scientific research, knowledge and modern new theories in its two tracks: 1- language and syntax 2 - literature and literary criticism. This will be in accordance with the UAE University’s goal as a scientific research university. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours [-]

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. [-]

English Literature and Criticism

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Department of English offers a PhD program in English Literature and Criticism. This program offers students a variety of opportunities to study in all major areas of British and American literatures including prose, poetry, fiction, short story and drama starting from the Renaissance up to post-colonial / post-modern literature. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Middle East 2017. The Department of English offers a PhD program in English Literature and Criticism. This program offers students a variety of opportunities to study in all major areas of British and American literatures including prose, poetry, fiction, short story and drama starting from the Renaissance up to post-colonial / post-modern literature. The program also includes other areas of studies such as comparative literature, world literature in English translations and critical theories applied to award-winning literary texts. On the academic paradigm, the PhD program is designed to offer a comprehensive and intellectually challenging program for students who desire to be writers, proof-readers, critics , literary scholars, university professors, and professional leaders. Upon completion of the minimal course requirements, students are expected to receive a broad knowledge of English literature, Criticism, and Theory. Our faculty have been trained at premier research institutions throughout North America and Europe and are accomplished teachers and scholars. Doctoral students are supervised and supported from the beginning of the program, through thesis development, to dissertation defense and beyond. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours [-]

Arabic Language

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. [+]

The Ph.D. Program in Arabic Language and Literature aims at preparing students to be scholars and specialists in this field with an open mind and horizon to relative disciplines. The program will focus on scientific research, knowledge and modern new theories in its two tracks: 1- language and syntax 2- literature and literary criticism. This will be in accordance with the UAE University’s goal as a scientific research university. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization. Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge. Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution. Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public. Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession. Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours: minimum 54 hours [-]

Phd In Education Sciences

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

Music Education aims to systematize knowledge, skills and research methods, to develop the ability to invent, design and implementation of pedagogical research, to contribute, through original research, critical thinking and synthesis of ideas in solving educational problems and handling expertise themes so graduate Students who successfully complete the PhD Programme can act as catalysts of change in their workplace. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Middle East 2017. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: PhD in Education Sciences Level of Qualification: Doctorate (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: ENGLISH Mode of Study: Full (three years) and part-time (up to 8 years). Minimum Credits: 80 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Purpose: The Doctoral Program in Education Science and directions (a) Educational Leadership and Administration, (b) Theory, Practice and Evaluation of Instruction (c) Special Education, (d) Teaching of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, (e) Teaching Language and Literature, (f) Educational Technology, (g) Arts and Education and (h) Music Education aims to systematize knowledge, skills and research methods, to develop the ability to invent, design and implementation of pedagogical research, to contribute, through original research , critical thinking and synthesis of ideas in solving educational problems and expertise in handling issues that postgraduate students who successfully complete the PhD Programme can act as catalysts of change in their workplace. Goals The aim of the PhD program is analyzed in the following specific objectives: - Deep understanding of trends in the subject chosen by the PhD student and research of approaches. - Planning and integration of large-scale survey, results of which implies new knowledge and contribute to the development of Science Education. - Promotion of change and development in the workplace. - Assume leadership in the specialty and in the workplace. Career Prospects: Doctoral students who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity: Understand State faculty in higher education. To play a leading role in the educational field, eg management position at school level or the Ministry of Education and Culture. To work as senior managers in departments of the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Pedagogical Institute, Program Development Service). Undertake higher administrative / academic / advisory role to private educational institutions, research centers or consultancy centers. Access to Further Studies: Doctoral students who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity: Understand State faculty in higher education. To play a leading role in the educational field, eg management position at school level or the Ministry of Education and Culture. To work as senior managers in departments of the Ministry of Education and Culture (eg Pedagogical Institute, Program Development Service). Undertake higher administrative / academic / advisory role to private educational institutions, research centers or consultancy centers. [-]

PhD TESOL

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

Aims and Objectives: to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL. [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in TESOL ? Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims and Objectives: 1. to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL; 2. to further students’ understanding and knowledge of English language teaching. 3. to enhance students’ theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, and applied linguistics research. Career Prospects: The programme provides excellent career opportunities for those who wish to become professionals in education and English language teaching, working for educational establishments such as the Ministry of Education, public and private universities or public and private schools as academics or administrators. Graduation Requirements The student must complete the thesis and all other programme requirements. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme, students will be able to: 1. Acquire a strong theoretical knowledge base in TESOL, second language acquisition, applied linguistics research and TESOL methodology which merit publication. 2. Conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge that contributes to theory and practice; 3. Evidence competence in the use methodologies in TESOL inquiry and exhibit skills in the use of data analysis. [-]

PhD in Social Work

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

Develop students’ in-depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of Social Work. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Middle East 2017. Duration (years): 3 έτη Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate Degree) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims and Objectives of the PhD in SW are as follow: a) Develop students’ in-depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of Social Work. b) Develop students’ understanding and application of suitable research methodologies and scientific methods of inquiry to enable them to carry out their doctoral research project. c) Enhance students’ research skills and facilitate the development of expertise relevant to their research specialization area. d) Educate students on how to disseminate research findings, for example through publishing in academic journals and/or presenting their work in academic conferences and seminars. e) Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods, which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and to facilitate the development of future research activities. Career Prospects: It is expected that the PhD in Social Work will attract not only graduates from Social Work Programmes around the globe but also professionals who have an interest in investigating social phenomena, behaviours and even planning innovative programmes from a social work perspective. Thus, the PhD in Social Work will accept applications from related disciplines such as psychology, nursing, sociology, criminology, social administration. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 180 ECTS and all programme requirements. The Programme has been structured into six (6) distinct phases (semesters), each consisting of 30 ECTS A degree is awarded after the PhD candidate has successfully completed the viva examination according to the University regulations for PhD examinations. Learning Outcomes By the completion of the PhD in SW, students are expected to: 1) Comprehend basic principles of research design, including to have an understanding of how to conceptualize social work research, formulate researchable problems, and construct and test hypotheses; 2) Show competence in applying a range of research methods and tools; 3) Be able to successfully manage all the stages of a research project, including managing data, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics; 4) Understand and appreciate the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design and the selection of appropriate data analysis techniques; 5) Understand and apply the concepts of generalisability, validity, reliability and replicability, and to identify potential biases in the interpretation of research findings; 6) Develop a sound understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of a range of research methodologies and data collection methods; 7) Evidence competence in the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies in social work and exhibit skills in the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods; 8) Develop skills in the dissemination of findings to the wider academic community, initially through writing-up their Thesis and then through publishing their work in academic journals and/or giving presentations in academic conferences and seminars; 9) Acknowledge the impact of their own experiences, beliefs and culture on the processes and outcomes of inquiry, as well as the interpretation of findings, and through this process become reflexive researchers. [-]

PhD in Psychology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

The aim of the PhD program in Psychology are to educate and train psychology researchers who, depending on their specialization area, will be able to use scientific methods investigate and deal with factors that affect behaviors, cognitive process, and emotion. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: Thesis can be in English or Greek Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: Aims The aim of the PhD program in Psychology are to educate and train psychology researchers who, depending on their specialization area, will be able to use scientific methods investigate and deal with factors that affect behaviors, cognitive process, and emotion. Objectives a) Develop students’ in-depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of psychology. b) Develop students’ understanding and application of suitable research methodologies and scientific methods of investigation to enable them to carry out their doctoral research project. c) Enhance students’ research skills and facilitate the development of expertise relevant to their research specialization area. d) Educate students in how to disseminate research findings, conclusions and suggestions for improving educational or mental health provision to the scientific community, for example through publishing in academic journals and/or presenting their work in academic conferences and seminars e) Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to will be able to work as researchers and academics. Graduates will be able to work at research centers, work as consultants, and will be competitive applicants for academic positions at Universities. Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students would have obtained the highest academic title possible. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 180 ECTS and all programme requirements, which doctoral dissertation completion. Learning Outcomes By the end of the period of doctoral study, students are expected to: 1) Comprehend basic principles of research design, including an understanding of how to conceptualize psychological research, formulate researchable problems, and construct and test hypotheses 2) Show competence in applying a range of research methods and tools 3) Be able to manage successfully all the stages of a research project, including managing data, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics 4) Understand and appreciate the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design and the selection of appropriate data analysis techniques 5) Understand and apply the concepts of generalisability, validity, reliability and replicability and identify potential biases in the interpretation of research findings 6) Develop a sound understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of a range of research methodologies and data collection methods 7) Evidence competence in the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies in psychological enquiry and exhibit skills in the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods 8) Be in a position to illustrate and critically evaluate research methods used in psychological enquiry and demonstrate aptitude in the preparation, execution and management of an independent large-scale research study 9) Develop skills in the dissemination of findings to the wider academic community, initially through writing up their Thesis and then through publishing their work in academic journals and/or giving presentations in academic conferences and seminars 10) Acknowledge the impact of their own experiences, beliefs and culture on the processes and outcomes of inquiry, as well as the interpretation of findings, and through this process become reflexive researchers [-]

PhD in Media and Communications

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

With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Middle East 2017. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Media and Communication (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle ( Doctorate) Language of Instruction: The programme is offered in both English and Greek. Mode of Study: Full time / Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organizing conferences, seminars and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community. The members of the Department of Communications are actively engaged in challenging projects and publications, and in a broad range of extracurricular activities such as: creative media projects, organization of media related festivals and other cultural events; professional training and consultancies in a variety of fields such as Media Literacy and Education, Digital Media and Learning, Film Policy, Community Media, Transmedia and Digital Storytelling and Social Media Management. Prospective PhD students are welcome to approach the Department at any time in the academic year. You are strongly advised to contact the Doctoral Degree Coordinator before making a formal application. This helps us to ensure that we can offer you the best support and put you in contact with the member of the Department who has the expertise to help and guide you. Dr. Costas Constandinides Department of Communications Doctoral Degree Coordinator Career Prospects: People who complete successfully the doctoral programme will be able to: Work as Research Faculty Members in tertiary education institutions. Exercise a leadership role in the media, e.g. the industry or the academic world. Be appointed as high officials in various departments/services of Ministries associated with the function and contribution of the media to social and cultural development. Exercise an administrative and/or supervisory role in public or private institutions of higher education, in research centers or in consulting units. Graduation Requirements The programme extends over three academic years, that is 6 semesters in all. Learning Outcomes To give the student deep knowledge of the new trends (subject-and research-wise) of the concentration s/he selected. To enable the student to plan and bring to closure large-scale research and, therefore, to generate new knowledge and thus contribute to the further development of the sciences in media practice and media education. To enable the student to understand the problems associated with advancements in media and communication, deriving from social and technological developments. To prepare the students to act as agents of change in their work environment. To prepare the students to undertake and exercise successfully leadership role(s) in the area of their concentration/work environment [-]

PhD in International Relations and European Studies

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

The Doctoral Program in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctoral Programme in European Studies and International Relations (PhD,3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full time / Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: General: The Doctoral Program in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. Holders of a Ph.D. in IR will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding in the field of International Relations. Furthermore, holders of a Ph.D. in IR will have the qualities needed for employment that requires the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist topics of IR, and innovation in tackling and solving conceptual and practical problems in world politics. The Doctoral Program in IR is designed in accord with the Framework for Qualifications for Higher Education Area (Barcelona Process) and the European Qualifications Framework (level 8 of EQF), as well as in accord with established standards and practices in European and American Universities that award the title of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations (hereafter a Ph.D. in IR).1 1 According to international standards and practices, on successful completion, doctorate students in International Relations, who study in Universities where the English language is the language of instruction, are awarded the title ?Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations? (for the Greek διδάκτωρ). Specific: The Doctoral Program in IR will socialize students into the world of academia and to guide them so that they will be well-acquainted with the criteria they are expected to meet for their academic work internationally. Those who complete the Program will be able to engage in academic research independently at the highest level. Ph.D. graduates will also be able to pursue analysis of issues of their expertise at important public and private institutions. The Program prepares and guides students to generate new knowledge of the highest academic caliber. Graduates may pursue careers as academics and scholars at colleges, universities, research centers and think-tanks and other important institutions in both the public and private sectors. The Program may also be very useful to those who aspire to pursue careers in other fields that require major knowledge of topics in international relations, such as government and international organizations. Career Prospects: The Program prepares and guides students to generate new knowledge of the highest academic caliber. Graduates may pursue careers as academics and scholars at colleges, universities, research centers and think-tanks and other important institutions in both the public and private sectors. The Program may also be very useful to those who aspire to pursue careers in other fields that require major knowledge of topics in international relations, such as government and international organizations. Graduation Requirements The degree requires the completion of 180 ECTS out of which 60 ECTS are for the research proposal and the remaining 120 ECTS for the writing of the Dissertation. A doctoral candidate student will qualify for a Ph.D. degree if he/she successfully: (a) completes any required courses included in the MA Programs. (b) presents and defends his/her research proposal. (c) prepares, presents and defend a Ph.D. Dissertation to be examined by a five-member committee. Ph.D. candidates must complete their study in the Ph.D. programme within three academic years at the minimum and eight academic years at the maximum. Learning Outcomes The programme is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in college and university teaching, research, public service, and the private sector. Students successfully completing the programme will: (a) gain a deep knowledge at the most advanced frontier of aspects of modern international relations; (b) acquire the most advanced and specialised skills and techniques, including synthesis and evaluation, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge and/or professional practice in the field of international relations; (c) develop competence in identifying and evaluating numerous forms of evidence on public events in world politics; (d) gain an understanding of complex theories of, as well as actors and institutions in international relations, and means of evaluating their preferences and outcomes; (e) acquire greater skills in written and oral communication in English. [-]

PhD in Clinical Psychology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Middle East 2017. Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Clinical Psychology (PhD, 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum Credits: 75 Minimum ECTS Credits: 210 Profile of the Programme: Aims The aims set for the program in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge Objectives By the end of their training students should be competent in the areas of I. Assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation and communication. II. Working with a range of clients in a range of psychological/psychiatric and/or medical problems/difficulties taking into consideration the social, the educational, racial and cultural background of clients III. Applying their knowledge and expertise in order to draw on a range of evidence based psychological models and psychological therapies in their work with clients. IV. Applying their academic knowledge and skills to ask scientific questions both in an academic and in clinical context and to be able to transform these questions into research hypotheses and investigation. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to will be able to work as independent clinicians, researchers, and academics. Graduates will be able to work as Clinical Psychologists in public and private hospitals or clinics, have a private practice, work at research centers, work as consultants, and will be competitive applicants for academic positions at Universities. Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students would have obtained the highest academic title possible. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 210 ECTS and all programme requirements, which include 1500 hours of supervised practicum, doctoral dissertation completion, passing the comprehensive examination. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0/4.0 is required for graduation. A student who completes the coursework without achieving this minimum requirement will have to repeat one or more courses in order to improve his/her grades. Grades of C and below are unsatisfactory and students will have to repeat the course to improve their grade. Learning Outcomes The three years of study and training provided by the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program has been carefully designed to ensure that committed, diligent, successful students will: 1. Be able to critically analyze and synthesize information from evidence-based practices in Clinical Psychology using a variety of resources so that their training will constitute the basis for their development as lifelong learners and self-reflective practitioners. 2. Be able to use knowledge and skills in therapeutic relationships as derived from a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches and which can be effectively applied in varying treatment contexts. 3. Develop skills in the selection, application, and interpretation of clinical and psychometric assessment methods as well as being able to assess the efficacy of their clinical practice. 4. Develop high ethical standards consistent with future roles as professional and responsible clinicians, and as informed by the ethical codes and standards of the Cyprus Psychologists’ Association, the European Federation for Psychologists’ Association (EFPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Conduct. 5. Develop skills to work with a range of clinical populations, a well as value and appreciate the diversity represented by individuals of differing cultures, gender, ethnicity, races, religions, ages, physical/mental status, and other groups. 6. Will have the knowledge and skills to independently to design and evaluate intervention programs. 7. Adopt a scientific approach to addressing questions relevant to Clinical Psychology and develop proficiency in organizing research protocols and procedures. 8. Be in a position to illustrate and critically evaluate research methods used in psychological inquiry and demonstrate aptitude in the preparation, execution and management of an independent large-scale research study 9. Will have the knowledge and skills to independently design and evaluate research and psychometric instruments. 10. Develop skills in the dissemination of findings to the wider academic community, initially through writing up their Thesis and then through publishing their work in academic journals and/or giving presentations in academic conferences and seminars 11. Acknowledge the impact of their own experiences, beliefs and culture on the processes and outcomes of inquiry, as well as the interpretation of findings, and through this process become reflective researchers [-]