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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

Obtaining a PhD in philosophy enables you to engage in thoughtful experiments, reasoning about problems, and coming up with ways to solve problems in a more sophisticated way. This will enable you to solve a problem in the most accredited way within the shortest time possible.

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PhD in Historical Theology and Theology of Religions

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical bases of historiography and the theology of religions, and are familiar with current research trends (specializing in historical studies or the study of religions). [+]

Top Part time Doctorate Programs in Philosophy in Europe. Graduates have a knowledge of the theoretical bases of historiography and the theology of religions, and are familiar with current research trends (specializing in historical studies or the study of religions). They are linguistically equipped for research work with sources, are proficient in the relevant research methodology, and are familiar with the rules for interpreting specialist findings. They are capable of making critical use of their theoretical knowledge and specialist skills and applying them contextually. They are capable of presenting the results of their academic work in the context of a discussion among specialists. They are qualified to carry out research work independently and to be active in their field in an academic teaching capacity. [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in. [+]

Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in. In addition to individual supervision the Department offers research training at various levels: an obligatory research writing workshop which prepares year 1 MPhil students for their upgrade to the PhD level; a weekly seminar for PhD students in years 2 and 3 to discuss work in progress and receive feedback before submitting their thesis; a departmental research seminar in which both staff and students present papers on their research projects and discuss them in an interdisciplinary setting. Students also have the opportunity to attend seminars, lectures, and conferences offered by the various specialist Centres relating to their particular fields. These centres run regular evening lecture series, workshops, and conferences which host visiting speakers from other universities in Britain, Europe, and globally. As you think about commencing your PhD with us, we invite you to contact a potential supervisor in your area of interest, ideally with a first draft of your project proposal. This member of staff will then advise you on your project and on any questions you might have before making your application. Further Information Research areas and expertise of our academic staff Current PhD research projects and previous thesis titles Procedural and policy information from the Registry’s Postgraduate Research Section Guide on how to write a research proposal [-]

PhD in Philosophy

Palacky University
Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or extension. Study program is modular with a credit system. [+]

Top Part time Doctorate Programs in Philosophy in Europe. Programme description: Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or extension. Study program is modular with a credit system. At the beginning the student together with the supervisor creates an individual study plan which must correspond with the courses enrolled in STAG. The main duties include teaching of elective lectures and seminars, publication, participation in conferences and in an international education experience, studying a foreign language, attending methodical courses and developing the so-called "soft skills". In order to successfully complete the study the student is required to obtain at least 180 credits, pass the state doctoral examination and successfully defend a dissertation. Admission to Doctoral Study Programme In order to be admitted into the doctoral study programme a student has to successfully defend the Master's thesis, pass the final state exam or Master's exam in the field of Philosophy and successfully pass the admission interview. At the interview, all applicants have to present the committee with a proposal for their intended dissertation, a suggestion of the most appropriate methods and a time plan of its implementation, as well as an overview of the essential literature. Prior to the interview the applicants are required to obtain a preliminary approval from their supervisor with whom they agree on the dissertation topic and the method of its implementation. If the candidates have not passed the Master's oral exam from Philosophy yet, they may be accepted conditionally in case of a successful interview. They are, however, required to pass the exam subsequently, no later than in the September of the same year. Graduate´s profile and employability: The graduates of this study programme should meet the demands for an independent scientific work, they should have a critical overview of the field and related disciplines and solid general knowledge. They should have acquired the habits of research ethics and they should be able to independently and convincingly pass on their knowledge to their younger colleagues through lectures and workshops. They should collaborate with others within a research team, or they should manage it. Professionally, they must have a solid overview of the history of philosophy and the ability to critically assess its branches. Furthermore, they must interpret the relevant literature reliably and accurately. They must have their own professional specialization, which contributes to the further development of special and topical themes, defend this specialization with relevant arguments and present it publicly at conferences or in publications. App. test requirements: Apart from the state exam students are required to pass two additional exams. One exam has to be taken from a foreign language (depending on the requirements of the particular department: English and German are arranged by the Department of Applied Linguistics, other languages by ​​appropriate departments). The second exam can be either from another foreign language or from a humanities discipline taught at our Philosophical Faculty, also depending on the regulations of individual departments. In case of doubt, it is always advisable to consult your supervisor.   The State Doctoral Examination in Philosophy consists of the oral part and the dissertation defense.   The oral exam in philosophy usually takes place on the same day as the dissertation defense. The applicants are asked to prepare three thesis-like essays of no more than five pages on a topic of their interest or a topic which they consider significant for their professional specialization. These topics have to be consulted with the supervisor prior the exam. The applicants will prepare an oral presentation of these three theses; a sort of a "defense". At the oral examination the Department Board will choose which of the proposed topics is to be discussed. The exam has a form of a debate over the chosen topic. The candidates first present their standpoint in ten minutes and then they answer the questions of the board members. The members of the board reach the final result through a secret ballot.   The dissertation defense takes place in front of the appointed committee with the participation of the opponents. The applicants first briefly introduce the objectives and contents of their dissertation. Afterwards the dissertation reviews are read and the applicants react to them and subsequently answer the relevant questions of the opponents and committee members. After that the debate turns into a discussion which can consider some broader contexts that the dissertation touches upon. The recommended scope of the thesis is about 120 standard pages. Tuition fee: The payment for foreign PhD students is 2,000 EUR per academic year. [-]

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 Philosophy and History of Science

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Philosophy and the History of Natural Science possesses extensive knowledge in the field of philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific disciplines (primarily biology), as well as thorough familiarity with their history. [+]

Top Part time Doctorate Programs in Philosophy in Europe. A graduate of the doctoral study program in Philosophy and the History of Natural Science possesses extensive knowledge in the field of philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific disciplines (primarily biology), as well as thorough familiarity with their history. He/she has a wide knowledge of languages (frequently including classical) and specialized skills in work with scientific and scholarly literature, acquired through work with the source texts. Moreover, they have more specialized knowledge at their disposal, depending on the topic of his/her doctoral thesis, since the study is highly individual – each student has his or her own supervisor, according to whose proposal the departmental board determines the structure and content of the student’s study plan. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Philosophy of science investigates the principles of rational understanding to animate as well as inanimate nature. The scientific knowledge has period specific nature characterized by the noun paradigm. The history of a science represents the merger of scientific and other cultural influences. Historical development of a particular scientific branch provides the specific depiction of a paradigm under investigation. „Philosophy and History of Science“ is primary accessible to graduates of Faculty of Sciences and Philosophical Faculty; entrance requirements involves the possession of MSc or MA degree (Mgr). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Philosophy

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduate of doctoral programme is capable of research activity in the area of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of education. He is acquainted with ontological, gnoseological and ethical assumptions of philosophical thinking from both diachronic and synchronic aspect. [+]

Languages: English and German Profile of the graduate The graduate of doctoral programme is capable of research activity in the area of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of education. He is acquainted with ontological, gnoseological and ethical assumptions of philosophical thinking from both diachronic and synchronic aspect. He understands the habitual nature of education from a philosophical viewpoint and can contribute to the development of European and planetary thinking. The graduate is prepared for educational and scientific work at university or a research institute as well as for generally beneficial political activity. Tuition Fee 180.000Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Characteristics of the Studies Studies are addressed to those interested in theoretical and philosophical superstructure field of philosophy and social sciences. Prerequisite to it is completion of studies in a Master's Degree Programme with the preferences or a related field. The graduate of doctoral programme is capable of research activity in the area of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of education. They are acquainted with ontological, gnoseological and ethical assumptions of philosophical thinking from both diachronic and synchronic aspect. They understand the habitual nature of education from the philosophical viewpoint and are able to contribute to the development of European and planetary thinking. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Admission process consists: Discussion of the applicant’s own scientific work up to 10 pages including bibliography, which demonstrates their depth of focus in the research theme they would like to address in their doctoral studies. The project should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the objectives and structure of the issue and the considered methods from theoretical, research and professional literature. The applicant must submit a fundamental review of literature in their field and can interpret and assess it critically. Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to submit an application in time and with all required particulars and supplements, b) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, c) to pass an entrance examination, reach minimum number of point determined by the Dean, Informations on the exercise of graduates The graduate of doctoral programme is capable of research activity in the area of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of education. He is acquainted with ontological, gnoseological and ethical assumptions of philosophical thinking from both diachronic and synchronic aspect. He understands the habitual nature of education from a philosophical viewpoint and can contribute to the development of European and planetary thinking. The graduate is prepared for educational and scientific work at university or a research institute as well as for generally beneficial political activity. [-]

PhD in German and French Philosophy

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The instruction to graduates of the PhD program in German and French philosophy is focused on their independent scientific research within their respective field of theoretical investigation and professional career in the academic world, both at home and abroad. [+]

Top Part time Doctorate Programs in Philosophy in Europe. Languages: German, French Profile of the graduate The instruction to graduates of the PhD program in German and French philosophy is focused on their independent scientific research within their respective field of theoretical investigation and professional career in the academic world, both at home and abroad. The instruction leads to mastering the necessary academic procedures, such as obtaining grants, building research teams, organizing conferences, foreign study visits and research fellowships, application of research outputs, leading seminars, presenting lectures, etc. Apart from this preparation for further research and pedagogical activity, the program provides prerequisites for employment within European political and cultural institutions. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 [-]

PhD in Applied Ethics

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. [+]

Profile of the graduate Graduates of the doctoral study program Applied Ethics have knowledge specialized in the fields of philosophy, anthropology and ethics, both theoretical and practical. They are qualified in methods and principles of scientific research and have an extensive educational background for dealing with and solving ethical problems at research institutions and other professional positions. Graduates are experienced in forming, applying and interpreting ethical codes. Graduates are well-prepared to teach Applied Ethics and participate in a range of ethical committees. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. The aim of these studies is therefore an effort to create a space for systematic scientific work that focuses on the ethical dimension of various disciplines or professions. During the studies the adepts have to manage also the methods of scientific work and its professional presentation. Study plan for PhD. students includes: - so called comparative examination: one-term course completed by an examination in the fields, which the candidate has not studied, but which are necessary for doctoral studies; - compulsory part: two two-term courses completed by an examination; - optional part: a choice of six one-term courses completed by an examination; - PhD seminar; - other duties: an article in peer-reviewed publications, 2 reviews, 2 lectures, seminar for students, participation in two conferences. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination includes: The candidate has to defend the research project, which must reflect the theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of Applied Ethics (max. 10 points). Conditions for admission The conditions needed for admission into the doctoral program: 1. Completed application must be submitted by 30.4.2016 at latest, including the following attachments: - theme of thesis, i.e. annotation of research project. The project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council; - 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 30th September 2016); - brief professional biography; - list of the relevant literature, that the candidates studied with regard to their individual interests and the chosen topic for thesis (dissertation project). - other documents worthy of attention (e.g. overview of applicant’s publications to date, proof of scientific practice at home or abroad, etc.) 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. Informations on the exercise of graduates During the postgradual studies, the students will use their experiences, the knowledge gained in the previous study, and all this they deepen especially in the field of philosophy, cultural anthropology, hermeneutical ethics and other social sciences. In the field of applied ethics it will be primarily about dilemmas, connected with the development of technical and social opportunities, e.g. in science, medicine, economy, government or the media. Growing scientific, technical and administrative possibilities come naturally into conflict with the requirements of the protection of the human person and his/her privacy and dignity. The graduates of the doctoral study programme find employment in a number of areas, including: - the creation, application and interpretation of minimum binding standards of conduct, so called “code of ethics”; - solving ethical issues in scientific and proffesional workplace (e.g. ethics committees); - the teaching of applied ethics such as social, health and medical in various fields of study in vocational schools or universities; - in research. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.)

ABMS The Open University Of Switzerland
Online Part time 2 - 6 years April 2017 Switzerland Zurich

Worldwide DPhil is known as a research Degree which means there will be no study or exams, just the final Thesis Defense, our [+]

Top Part time Doctorate Programs in Philosophy in Europe. Worldwide DPhil is known as a research Degree which means there will be no study or exams, just the final Thesis Defense, our Study program is 100% online, your supervisor will be supporting 100% online, and at the end of your study, after you are done with your thesis, the defense will be 100% online as well. How long should be my thesis? Usually from 35.000 – 60.000 words, students are allowed to have 10% less or more. How long does my thesis take? It depends on you and how hard you work in it, from 24 months to 6 years. The average is 3 years. Are there any study subjects? No, its 100% thesis based Degree. Do you mention on the Degree online or distance? No. Can I use the title? We have asked the Swiss Authorities about the title, and their answer was (Students are allowed to use the title they got from the school) Which specialization can I do? The specialization you are interested to have is the specialization you must write the whole thesis about. Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English. We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July and October Duration: 2 – 6 years thesis based degree Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) Age: Minimum age 25 years Previous study: Master Degree or equivalent English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school) Study Method: 100% Online Fee: 14950 Euro [-]

PhD Studies at ISE

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc... [+]

PhD Studies at ISE The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc. The ISE offers a structured PhD. Students work with their supervisor(s) over a four year period and are required to take a minimum of 10ECTS in taught modules to develop their research skills over the course of their studies. Some current PhD projects include: * The Use of Video Conferencing in Peace Education * Peace Journalism and Conflict in the Horn of Africa * UNSC 1325 and Women’s Peacebuilding in Armenia and Azerbaijan * Feminist Peace Activism in the Yugoslav wars * Engaging Men to End Gender Based Violence in Kenya * Secular Humanitarian Responses to Disasters in Religious Contexts * The Theology of Henri de Lubac * The Role of Memory in Dealing with the Past: Transcending the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm in Northern Ireland * The Relationship between Evangelicalism and Islam in the Southern United States * The Impact of Immigration on Religious Identities and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Ireland and Germany * Re-imaging Space at the Intersection of Theatre and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Beyond * Political Leadership and Conflict Transformation: Women, Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland * Shared Space and Ethnic Identity in Divided Cities: Belfast, Jerusalem, Brussels * LGBT Lives and Stories in Belfast, Gospel Narratives and Practical Theology [-]

PHD History and Philosophy of Art

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

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... [+]

Top Part time Doctorate Programs in Philosophy in Europe. 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 - Doctor of Philosophy

London School of Theology
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Greater London

Undertaking doctoral research at London School of Theology provides you with the opportunity to be involved in research at the cutting edge of the theological disciplines. You will have the opportunity to furnish both the worldwide church and the academic community with expertise that will carry the best traditions of evangelical Christian scholarship into the next generation and enable you to teach at tertiary level. [+]

Assessment: Thesis of up to 100,000 words (80,000 words for students starting after January 2014) and oral examination (viva) Why embark on a PhD? Undertaking doctoral research at London School of Theology provides you with the opportunity to be involved in research at the cutting edge of the theological disciplines. You will have the opportunity to furnish both the worldwide church and the academic community with expertise that will carry the best traditions of evangelical Christian scholarship into the next generation and enable you to teach at tertiary level. Summary LST offers research supervision for the PhD degree in collaboration with Middlesex University, which awards the degree. A PhD thesis must show the ability to test ideas and critically investigate your chosen area. You need to offer a substantial fresh discovery or analysis, to argue some new critical hypothesis, or to provide substantial new arguments for an older one. Ultimately your research must result in an independent and original contribution to knowledge, which, in principle, is worthy of publication. By the time your thesis is submitted, you should be able to show that your competence in your chosen area is comparable with that of the experts. PhD candidates are expected to have the ability to interact with their primary sources in the original languages (e.g. Hebrew or Greek) as well as with secondary material in the main research languages (English, French and German). Languages required will vary considerably according to the area of study and some may require no foreign languages. POSSIBLE AREAS OF RESEARCH The lists below give an indication of the main areas of interest among our research supervisors; follow the links to individual supervisors’ profiles to find out each one’s more specific interests. Projects that fall outside these areas will also be considered. - Old Testament - New Testament - Linguistics and biblical studies - Church history and historical theology - Systematic and philosophical theology - Applied theology and ethics - Music and Worship - Christian worship and preaching - Mission theology and history - Judaism - Islamics and Christian-Muslim relations - Gender and Sexuality - Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies RESEARCH ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Normally you should have a good Honours degree (2:1 or above for the MTh, MPhil and PhD) in a theological, biblical or related subject. If you have taken a second theological degree (e.g. a British MA in Biblical or Theological Studies) you will find yourself much better equipped for a research degree. If your degree is in some other discipline, you may be considered if you can show evidence of suitable formal theological education, such as a British DipHE. Work experience can be considered in place of qualifications in some circumstances. For a North American Master’s degree, you should have a GPA of at least 3.6 for the MTh and at least 3.8 for the MPhil. Candidates registered for the MTh or the MPhil whose work proves to be of the appropriate standard may (with the agreement of their supervisor(s) and the Director of Research) transfer of registration, to MPhil or to PhD respectively. Registration for a PhD programme: as is normal in UK universities, you will initially be registered for ‘MPhil with a view to PhD’. Formal transfer to PhD registration normally takes place when you are about a year (of full-time study) away from its completion. If English is not your first language you will need to arrange to take the British Council’s English test. We cannot confirm your place until you have produced an IELTS test report and reached a score of 7.0 (all individual elements should be 6.5 or higher) or an equivalent English language proficiency report. There are many test centres, easily sourced on the internet. Your proficiency in English will also be considered at interview. [-]

PhD Management

Royal Holloway, School of Management
Campus Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Egham

Our <strong>Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)</strong> and <strong>Master of Philosophy (MPhil)</strong> is primarily based around an in-depth study of a specific topic, which is guided by one or more staff members who are experts and active researchers in their fields, and experienced supervisors of research. [+]

Top Part time Doctorate Programs in Philosophy in Europe. The programme involves a period of sustained in-depth study of a specific topic and aims to: - provide the opportunity to enhance the student’s knowledge of the broad area and to study the theoretical foundations and specific techniques of the subject - ensure the student uncovers and critically examines background literature on the topic - provide the student with the stimulus required to develop originality and creativity in the research - give the student the opportunity to develop skills in making and testing hypotheses or research questions, in developing new theory, and in planning and conducting investigations to discover new insights - provide, through critical scrutiny of written work and oral presentations, an opportunity for the student to develop skills in writing and presenting the results of the research in learned journals and monographs. Why choose this course? Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is primarily based around an in-depth study of a specific topic, which is guided by one or more staff members who are experts and active researchers in their fields, and experienced supervisors of research. The School has over 60 research-active academic staff, from more than 10 countries, covering the main areas of management. Students work closely with established research teams, and play a full and active part in the School’s research and teaching activities. Employability & career opportunities PhD and MPhil students are important members of our community and a number of students go on to secure positions either with us or at other top-rated universities or companies. Throughout the doctoral programme you are expected to publish your work, either as working papers, journal articles or conference papers. In years two and three there are often opportunities to gain teaching experience. Consultancy and similar assignments may also be available and can sometimes provide additional income to students. [-]