PhD Program in Sociology in Europe

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A PhD is the abbreviation for Doctor of philosophy. This degree is a post graduate program delivered to a high level student researcher who has done deep research in a specific field or subject.

This area of study entails the coexistence between different groups of people. An advanced study in this area of study will enable you to make better decisions when helping people. You will have knowledge on how to come up with strategies that will improve people's lives.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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PhD Studies at ISE

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

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 Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2017. 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 in Civil Sector Studies

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

The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified experts in civil society studies with a knowledge of the relevant theoretical approaches, sound knowledge of research metohodology and in-depth knowledge of the actual situation and practical problems in this area both in the Czech Republic and abroad. [+]

Profile of the candidate The graduate of the doctoral study program Civil Sector Studies is a highly qualified specialist endowed with deep understanding of the fundamental theoretical approaches to the civil and not-for-profit sector, relevant analytical skills and solid knowledge of the civil sector in the Czech Republic and other countries as well as in the European Union. The study program provides necessary qualification to those willing to work in basic and applied research at research institutes and Universities of the given thematic orientation. The graduates are also well prepared to occupy managerial and creative positions at all kinds of civil sector organizations and are qualified to work at such positions in public service or private sphere where familiarity with the civil sector is an indispensable asset. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified experts in civil society studies with a knowledge of the relevant theoretical approaches, sound knowledge of research metohodology and in-depth knowledge of the actual situation and practical problems in this area both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Alumni are able to také part in both basic and applied research in academic institutions and higher education institutions as well as become involved in the civil sector, public sphere (above all state administration) and for-profit sector (corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and volunteering). The program is focused on sociological or socio-economic analysis of the civic sector. The study plan of a PhD student includes planned publication activites, participation at conferences and exams from obligatory and obligatory-optional courses according to the accreditation documents. Upon completing the study with a doctoral exam and the defense of a PhD thesis, the student receives a Ph.D. title. The content and framework of the study is determined by the Program Council. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The oral part of the exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation thesis (max. 10 points) and a check of English proficiency (max. 5 points). An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Entrance examination will check the ability of the applicant to deal with the dissertation project. An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Applicants will prepare an oral presentation of their project (maximum length 10 minutes). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the entrance examination process it is necessary to submit by 30.4.2016 a filled-in application form for the doctoral study together with the following attachments: - dissertation thesis project (recommended sections: outline of the reasearch problém and research questions, overview of the current state of research, explanation of the selected methodology and research techniques, proposed approach to the problém, list of relevant literature, time schedule of the research, explanation of the relevance of the theme for the study program Civil Sector Studies); recommended length of the project: 8-15 pages (1800 characters per page); the project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council. - brief professional biography; - list of publications and other scholarly activities of the applicant (participation at conferences, participation in research projects etc.); - documents certifying a completed higher-education studies at the masters level (applicants who complete their masters studies after the application deadline have to document the completion of their studies by 30.9.2016 at the latest); - other relevant documents (e.g. international cerficate of a foreign language or a certificate of state exam). 2. Graduation from a masters or follow-up masters study program. 3. Submission of a dissertation thesis project, which the applicant defended during the entrance examination. 4. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Informations on the exercise of graduates The alumnus of the doctoral study program Civil Sector Studies is a qualified expert with a broad outlook on the fundamental theoretical concepts used to study the civil and nonprofit sector, with necessary analytical skills and thorough knowledge of the civil sector in the Czech Republic, abroad and in the European Union. Alumni are able to participate in both basic and applied research in research institutions and higher-education institutions in the field. He or she is also well prepared for demanding managerial and expert positions in civil sector organizations and has an outstanding qualification for the work in those positions in public administration and private sphere where the knowledge of the civil sector is a necessity. [-]

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.... [-]


PhD in Sociology

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

The doctoral program in Sociology aims to promote an advanced and comprehensive training in Sociology, based on interdisciplinarity with regard to the definition of research strategies and the provision of services to the community. [+]

Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Sociology The doctoral program in Sociology aims to promote an advanced and comprehensive training in Sociology, based on interdisciplinarity with regard to the definition of research strategies and the provision of services to the community. Students in the program must be able to develop competences and professional skills appropriate to interpretation, critical diagnosis and intervention towards the social world through the design and development of academic research projects, as well as applied studies. [-]

PhD in Sociology

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

The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. [+]

PhD Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2017. Programme description: The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. It seeks to reflect topical issues of contemporary society in global context. The core PhD courses include: Dissertation Colloquia; Dissertation Seminars; Methodological and Specialisation Courses; Readings in Sociological Theory; Sociological Research Practice; Theory of Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies. Graduate´s profile and employability: The graduates will acquire knowledge of contemporary sociological theories in the context of the canon of social thought, of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and of a chosen area of specialisation. These will be complemented with selected soft skills (e.g. communication and IT skills), pedagogical and technical research skills (e.g. scholarly editing and bibliographic research). PhD students are expected to conduct their own original research leading to a doctoral dissertation and to contribute to the advancement of sociological knowledge by participating in workshops, conferences, publications and other activities of the international scholarly communities. The programme provides education and training for professions in institutions of higher education, research institutes and think tanks, private sector, NGOs, governmental organisations, etc. App. test requirements: Applications are accepted usually once a year (enrolment for the Winter Semester), sometimes twice a year (enrolment for the Summer Semester). The entrance examination consists of an interview, at which the applicant presents his/her dissertation project. In exceptional cases the examination may take a written form. A Skype interview may also be arranged. Candidates must demonstrate their proficiency higher than the level of the final state exam in sociology or other social sciences related to the focus of their proposed dissertation.
The applicant must possess a Master’s degree in sociology or a related discipline (such as social and cultural anthropology, social psychology, political science, religious studies, cultural studies) at the time of application or be awarded the degree before enrolment. The application package consists of: Structured Curriculum Vitae (signed); Verified copy of a Master's degree diploma; Course transcript or equivalent of the MA study; Dissertation project proposal; If relevant, proofs of professional activity in the chosen field of study (such as, lectures, conference participation, non-degree study, publications). The dissertation project proposal (of 1,000-1,500 words) must define its theoretical or empirical research field, overall aim of the research, state-of-the art discussion of theory and research in the area, suggested methodological approach, and bibliography. Preference is given to projects in sociology of religion, sociology of education, sociology of work and enterprise, sociology of family, gerontosociology, sociology of gender, sociology of ethnic and marginalized groups. Tuition fee: 2000 EUR per year. [-]

KHM Doctoral Programme

Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany North Rhine Westphalia

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers students, through doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the possibility to complete philosophical dissertations. [+]

Academic PhD (Dr. phil.) in Art and Media Studies Art theory, media theory, experimental IT, film theory, design theory, communications theory. Supervision by/in research collaboration with academically qualified teaching staff. Irregular calls for proposals on diverse and changing interdisciplinary topics with subsequent determination of the responsible supervisors in allocated doctoral subjects. Through the doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers the possibility to complete a philosophical dissertation in an intensely art-related context. The connection between artistic questioning and scientific methods in the KHM’s doctoral programme should lead to relevant new findings. In accordance with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art college legislation, the degree awarded is the same as a university degree, i.e. an academic PhD. The linking of research methods to artistic and media practices in the doctoral project is a prerequisite for admission, a closeness to artistic, media experimentation is desired and encouraged. However, the assessment of the dissertation, in all of its elements, remains an academic one. By allocating the doctoral projects to specific working areas, supervision by the appropriate qualified doctoral teaching staff at the KHM is assured. The dissertation is to be written in German. No scholarships can be awarded. Support in the writing of funding applications is offered. Please submit your application documents by sending them as a printout to: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts colgne (KHM) Promotionsausschuss Peter-Welter-Platz 2 D - 50676 Köln or: studoffice@khm.de [-]

PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 9 more

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

PhD Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2017. Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Courses Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the postgraduate level. Program-specific courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Courses (PhD) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Communication) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Higher Education) 15 credits / 3 courses Dissertation 15 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Dissertation The comprehensive dissertation work consists of a dissertation proposal and the actual dissertation. Proposals for its title and contents are submitted by the student and are approved by our academic council. Dissertation work can be directly related to the student’s professional activities. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Master degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Master degrees. Degrees with 60 European credits or 40 American semester credits are considered equivalent. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their postgraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Postgraduate programs are an excellent choice for college and university graduates with several years of relevant work experience who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging postgraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly advance their careers with entry to upper-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers SOAS anthropology graduates have embarked upon with success. [+]

Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology In the first year, every MPhil student is appointed a three-person research committee comprising a principal supervisor, a second supervisor and the Research Tutor. MPhil students attend the weekly Research Training Seminar and the Research Methods course, and they take relevant language training. MPhil students may also be required to take additional regional, thematic or theory courses related to their chosen specialisation. Upon successful completion of a 20,000-word research report and fieldwork proposal, MPhil students are upgraded to PhD status and commence fieldwork. The fieldwork experience forms the basis of a 100,000-word dissertation which should demonstrate original thinking and make a significant contribution to the discipline. During the post-fieldwork period, PhD students attend the weekly post-fieldwork seminar and have the opportunity to present their work in progress. MPhil and PhD students are encouraged to attend the variety of seminars and workshops that take place across the School. Why a PhD in Anthropology Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers SOAS anthropology graduates have embarked upon with success. Anthropologists have a global perspective when they come to make career choices. The speed and ease of worldwide communication networks is expanding the need to understand and interpret the socio-cultural patterns, values and life styles of others. Social anthropologists therefore find opportunity in diverse fields including international business, information technology, the media, library and museum services, and tourism. The multi-cultural nature of modern society has triggered a need in many spheres for staff with a trained awareness of the socio-cultural norms of minority communities, and our graduates may be found throughout the education sector, health sector, local government, and in advisory services of many kinds. Increasing numbers work in the field of development at home or overseas, with UN agencies or non governmental organizations, and others work as freelance consultants. The SOAS PhD in Social Anthropology is recognized by the ESRC as both a +3 and 1+3 course. (See the links to the ESRC and MA Anthropology Research Methods) [-]

PhD American Studies

University of Kent, Centre for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

<strong>American Studies dates back to 1973 at the University of Kent. Since that time, we have built up an impressive range of materials at the University’s Templeman Library and forged strong research links with American research institutions and regional archives, especially in the US West. </strong> [+]

PhD Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2017. American Studies dates back to 1973 at the University of Kent. Since that time, we have built up an impressive range of materials at the University’s Templeman Library and forged strong research links with American research institutions and regional archives, especially in the US West. We offer an attractive postgraduate research bursary, in the form of the The Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship that covers one year’s stay in the United States at costs up to £10,000. As one of the few UK institutions where staff actively research both traditional topics (such as slavery) and emerging fields of dominance (such as environmental problems and Native American writing), we offer an extremely good base for postgraduate study. Our work here is cutting edge and treats the American experience in a critical and reflective manner, with a welcome wide scope that includes Canada, Mexico and Central/South America. Staff interests broadly fit within the parameters of US literature, film, history, and politics, and Latin American studies. Our breadth of coverage is truly impressive, with staff working on visual culture, immigration literature and politics, the Cuban Revolution, military culture in Peru and Bolivia, hunting cultures in the American West, and Native American literature today. We actively welcome interdisciplinary projects that probe several areas of study. We also have three active research clusters: (1) The American West (2) The Study of US Environmental Issues (3) The Study of Race, Ethnicity and Borders. Centre facilities American Studies benefits from excellent library resources, and is especially strong in US literature and history. Specialist collections include slavery and anti-slavery, a large collection of works on photography and contemporary visual communications, and a slide library with well over 100,000 classified slides. The Library also houses the British Cartoon Archive. Kent is within easy reach of London and its major library resources. Postgraduate students have access to the resources provided by the main parent departments: the School of English and the School of History. Both departments run regular research seminars for discussing postgraduate work in progress and other topics. Entry requirements A first or second class honours degree in an appropriate subject (for example, American Studies, History or English degrees with US study component). [-]

PhD in International Relations, Politics, Conflict or Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

Host to hundreds of international organisations, of which the European Union and NATO are the most prominent, PhD students do research literally around the corner of important places of decision-making. [+]

PhD in International Relations, Politics, Conflict or Law Brussels is an excellent place to do doctoral research. Host to hundreds of international organisations, of which the European Union and NATO are the most prominent, PhD students do research literally around the corner of important places of decision-making. This offers an array of opportunities to attend conferences with high-level policy-makers, to consult the specialised libraries of institutions like the European Commission, or to interview diplomats. The Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) seeks to create an environment not only of academic reflection, but also one where researchers and practitioners meet and exchange views. This creates a stimulating research environment for all topics in the broad field of international studies. Degrees and practicalities The University of Kent offers the following PhD degrees at BSIS: PhD in International Relations PhD in International Conflict Analysis PhD in Comparative Politics PhD in Political and Social Thought PhD in Law All programmes can be done full-time or part-time. New PhD students enrol either in September or January. From the academic year 2011-2012 on, students register directly onto a PhD programme. Full-time PhD students can be registered for up to a maximum of four years on a doctoral programme, but are expected to submit their doctoral dissertation as soon as possible following the completion of the third year. Research Seminars At the heart of the PhD programme is the weekly research seminar (during terms). In these sessions one PhD student presents his/her research findings or latest chapter. Other PhD students and staff members give feedback. On a regular basis visiting researchers are invited to present at the research seminar. Because of the different PhD programmes and backgrounds of the academic staff, this fosters an interdisciplinary approach. What is required to obtain a PhD Candidates undertaking PhD degrees must submit for examination a dissertation which demonstrates their ability to undertake an original investigation, to test a hypothesis, and to understand the relationship of the theme under investigation to a wider field of knowledge. A PhD thesis is normally between 80,000 and 100,000 words. Candidates must successfully defend their PhD dissertation in a Viva. A thesis submitted for the award of doctorate must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. Originality is a prime requirement of a PhD thesis. This may be construed in a number of ways. It may be the application or testing of a known theory to a novel case, the utilisation of sources of information hitherto unused, the development of theory or the introduction of a new approach, or the creation of a new theoretical synthesis. The doctoral programme, as a postgraduate research programme, combines formal research training and individual supervision, with regular interaction between students and academic staff. Supervision The capability to do autonomous research, leading to an original contribution to scholarship, is key to a successful PhD. Supervisors provide guidance to PhD students in their research process. Each PhD student has two supervisors, a main supervisor and a second supervisor. Often the expertise of both supervisors is complementary and guarantees a broad spectrum of advice. Students and supervisors meet regularly. By the end of each year, a supervisory panel evaluates the progress made by a student and formulates recommendations in a more formal end-of-year review. All permanent academic staff members of the Brussels School of International Studies may act as supervisors. Occasionally academic staff from the main campus in Canterbury will act as second supervisors. Research Training Formal research training is provided through the MA course ‘Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research’ and other MA modules open to PhD students. On top of that, specialised training sessions are organised for PhD students specifically. Subjects covered range from methods, over academic publications to career planning. Students can also take online courses offered by the university’s Graduate School and may occasionally attend training sessions in Canterbury. BSIS cooperates with the University of Ghent at the level of doctoral programmes. This provides both for joint doctoral training events, exchange of researchers and the development of researcher networks in certain fields. PhD Students BSIS PhD students come from a variety of countries. Most of them have studied in different countries, taking along their own experience and approaches. This creates not only a dynamic research environment, but also a pleasant social atmosphere. Many PhD students engage in extra-curricular or social activities with MA students. Often they are invited to tutor a number of seminars for MA modules. PhD students are stimulated to present papers at international conferences and to publish. The combination of a solid research experience, an international network, publications and teaching experiences offers fresh doctors the best chances to obtain a good position in or outside the academic market. How to apply Applications to the PhD programme follow the regular procedure (see Admissions page), but also require the submission of a research proposal of around 3000 words. In this proposal the candidate presents the research topic, research question and/or hypotheses, the theoretical framework and methodology envisaged, as well as a brief bibliography. Through the research proposal candidates demonstrate their research skills, their acquaintance with the field and its most salient debates. They aim to convince the Admissions Committee of their potential to make an original contribution to scholarship and of the feasibility of their research project. The research proposal is not a blueprint for the next years of research, but serves as a starting-point. In the interaction between supervisors and students, it will inevitably undergo change. The following documents need to be submitted: Application form University transcript(s) Letters of reference Proof of English (where applicable) Personal statement PhD research proposal of 3000 words While there is no strict deadline, it is recommended to submit the application a couple of months before the date you wish to start the PhD programme (September or January). Admissions Applications will be considered by an Admissions Committee. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic and other relevant background (MA degree in relevant field), academic merit (a First Class or solid Upper Second class in the British system or equivalent), knowledge of English, the quality of their research proposal and references. The Admissions Committee will also take into account whether the topic fits within the research scope the School and whether the necessary capacity is available to guarantee optimal supervision. Fees and Funding BSIS offers a limited number of scholarships per year in the form of a tuition fee waiver. If you wish to apply for such a waiver, please add a letter to your application, explaining why you wish to be considered. Occasionally other scholarships may be announced for very specific study fields. Such announcements are always posted on our website. [-]

PhD in Demography

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A Ph.D. graduate in Demography is an expert in many areas of population studies. He/she provides all types of demographic research and analysis in the context of social, economic or health issues. [+]

PhD Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2017. A Ph.D. graduate in Demography is an expert in many areas of population studies. He/she provides all types of demographic research and analysis in the context of social, economic or health issues. He/she is skilled in making all types of population forecasts, including estimates for future infrastructure demands. The graduate analyzes the population climate and devises strategies for social policies, as well as contributes expertise to various departments of the public administration. Other roles include proficiency in public statistic services (demographic and health statistics), research and decision-making, as well as in business, marketing, and other industries. The graduate is competent as a professional at any regional administration level. His/her abilities are especially beneficial when implementing long-term initiatives. Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure and distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, and migration including related events of marriages, divorces and abortions. The relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological environments and population development in terms of causes and effects (including forecasting) are the object of population studies in broader sense. Demography compiles and analyzes data that are useful for various disciplines dealing with human populations such as: economics, sociology, social medicine, anthropology, historiography, social geography, ecology, etc. Outcomes of demographic studies are important for public administration, policymaking, health service organization, educational system, insurance companies, etc. 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. [-]

Applied Social Research Doctorate

University of Stirling
Online Full time Part time 3 - 8 years January 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

As a Doctor of Applied Social Research student in the Faculty of Social Sciences you will follow a programme of study that will allow you to develop your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research. [+]

As a Doctor of Applied Social Research student in the Faculty of Social Sciences you will follow a programme of study that will allow you to develop your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research. Our Professional Doctorate programme is very flexible - you are able to take a tailored pathway through your studies. Currently there are six professional pathways: Housing; Social Work; Dementia Studies; Drug and Alcohol Studies; Criminal Justice and Social Research. In the taught components of the programme, each route allows you to work together with other professionals to build key research skills while also deepening your professional development through a range of specialist options. You will then complete an assignment based on a professional project within the workplace. This will connect your research skills and real-world experience, encouraging you to engage reflexively at an advanced level over your professional role and practice. The thesis then provides an opportunity for advanced research on a topic of your choice. The Professional Doctorate programme is open to experienced executives or professionals. The award of Doctor of Applied Social Research is equivalent to a PhD. Doctoral students will demonstrate scholarship, methodological expertise, a contribution to knowledge about practice and a contribution to practice. Directed study for the Professional Doctorate is on a part-time basis over two or three years, followed by the Thesis. Enquiries We welcome enquiries from prospective students. Informal enquiries may be made to Richard Simmons (Programme Director) using the details opposite. Course objectives Our Professional Doctorate programme is very flexible - you are able to take a tailored pathway through your studies. Currently there are six professional pathways: Housing; Social Work; Dementia Studies; Drug and Alcohol Studies; Crime and Criminal Justice and Social Research. In the taught components of the programme, each route allows you to work together with other professionals to build key research skills while also deepening your professional development through a range of specialist options. You will then complete an assignment based on a professional project within the workplace. This will connect your research skills and real-world experience, encouraging you to engage reflexively at an advanced level over your professional role and practice. The thesis then provides an opportunity for advanced research on a topic of your choice. The Professional Doctorate programme is open to experienced executives or professionals. The award of Doctor of Applied Social Research is equivalent to a PhD. Doctoral students will demonstrate scholarship, methodological expertise, a contribution to knowledge about practice and a contribution to practice. Directed study for the Professional Doctorate is on a part-time basis over two or three years, followed by the Thesis. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements The Professional Doctorate is intended for experienced professionals; you will normally need the equivalent of a minimum of two years' appropriate professional experience. For entry onto our Professional Doctorate programme you will also normally need an Honours or Masters’ degree in a relevant social science from a UK university or equivalent. Credit may be awarded for previous study, according to SCQF guidelines. Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Delivery and assessment Teaching methods are adapted to suit the aims of each module, and include lectures, seminars, computer-based workshops and group work. There are many opportunities for discussion and feedback from peers and teaching staff. Students experience a range of different forms of assessment — these include coursework essays, critical review essays, book reviews, research proposals, research papers, conference posters, group project reports and oral presentation. At the thesis stage, each professional doctorate student will have two supervisors, with the Principal Supervisor having expertise in your chosen area of interest. In addition, you will also have access to courses, seminars and development opportunities offered by Stirling Graduate Research School (SGRS) and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, giving access to advanced training and summer school programmes. Timetable For the convenience of part-time students, attendance for each of the ‘core’ Applied Social Research modules is concentrated into either three or four one-day blocks. The professional modules are also designed for part-time students, several being offered online (Housing and Dementia Studies). On-campus attendance is kept to a minimum. Strengths Professional Doctorate candidates within the Faculty of Social Sciences join a growing community of research students from varying backgrounds working on a range of topics. We provide the opportunity to conduct research in a world-class, interdisciplinary school with strong links to theoretical, empirical, policy and practice developments. At the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 95% of our research was ranked as internationally excellent, with the top 10% judged as being ‘world class’. We are part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences and our research training is accredited as part of the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre. Research postgraduate students are all members of one or more of our research groups: Childhood, Families and Relationships; Crime and Justice; Dementia and Social Gerontology; Governance, Participation and Inclusion; Scottish Addiction Studies; and Social Statistics. Career opportunities As a practitioner as well as a research student, you will find a supportive home within the school for putting research into practice and having a direct impact on people’s lives. Professional Doctorate candidates also frequently find themselves at the forefront of cutting-edge developments and initiatives in their organisations. You may find this helps you to develop your career to a new level, or to open up interesting consultancy opportunities. You may also choose to carry out further research and build an academic career. [-]

PhD in Public and Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. [+]

PhD Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2017. The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. The admission proceedings take the form of oral discussion over a written research proposal and a list of literature read within the field that have been submitted by the applicant. The goal of the discussion is to verify the applicant’s ability to comply with the requirements of the PSP doctoral programme. During discussion with the admission committee, the applicant must prove the ability to defend his/her research project in critical discussion, and in particular: be able to define the cognitive problem and possible solutions precisely and convincingly and demonstrate good orientation in the field’s theoretical and methodological literature. Goals of Study The PSP doctoral study programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. Admission Proceedings The PSP doctoral study programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, is open: anybody with a Master’s (or equivalent) degree can apply. Only applicants who succeed in the admission proceedings will be admitted to study. The admission proceedings take the form of oral discussion over a written research proposal and a list of literature read within the field that have been submitted by the applicant. The goal of the discussion is to verify the applicant’s ability to comply with the requirements of the PSP doctoral programme. During discussion with the admission committee, the applicant must prove the ability to defend his/her research project in critical discussion, and in particular: be able to define the cognitive problem and possible solutions precisely and convincingly and demonstrate good orientation in the field’s theoretical and methodological literature. Study Obligations Basic Obligations Pass a State Doctoral Exam (within three years in the full-time programme or within five years in the combined programme, at the latest). This deadline can be extended by one or two semesters if the student, in line with his/her approved study plan, has spent such time studying abroad. Submit and publicly defend a Doctoral Dissertation (the defence takes place in the final study year and is contingent upon successful completion of the State Doctoral Exam). A working version of the doctoral dissertation must be submitted for internal defence during the fourth year in the full-time programme or during the fifth year in the combined programme, at the latest. State Doctoral Examination The Doctoral Examination consists of a general part and a special part. Emphasis is placed upon the special part. Knowledge of contemporary scholarly literature (including journals) plays an important role in both cases. The general part tests knowledge of a number of subject areas that are common to all doctoral level students. A set of approximately 30 questions is disclosed to students in advance and may be revised if necessary to reflect the field’s development. It aims at verifying that the student masters a due level of orientation in the field of study. The special part represents the Examination’s core. The student speaks on one of three to five prepared topics. Such topics are discussed between the Mentor and the student in advance and submitted to the Subject Board Chairman for approval. The exam takes the form of student oral presentation and subsequent discussion with Examination Board members. Admission to the State Doctoral Examination is contingent upon compliance with normal obligations for at least four semesters of study (see Article 4.2). Subject Board Chairman may approve earlier examination in cases deserving special attention. Dissertation Defence A dissertation serves to demonstrate ability and preparedness for independent work in research or development or independent theoretical work. It must contain original and published results or results accepted for publication. As a rule, a dissertation comprises of an original and comprehensive elaboration of a topic. It demonstrates ability to apply theoretical and methodological procedures using latest evidence. The student shall submit three bound copies his/her dissertation in English for defence. The dissertation must contain an abstract in Czech. Along with the dissertation, the student shall submit twenty copies of “theses”. The theses are 15-20 standard pages long. The theses must be written in English and include an abstract in Czech. Normal Study Obligations Unless otherwise stipulated, Normal Study Obligations apply during the entire course of study. Research Participate in one of the research projects implemented by or registered at the ISS or the CESES, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, or win an individual research grant pertaining to the dissertation topic. Participation in research at other institutions or an exception from the above stipulation shall be recommended by the Mentor and approved by the Subject Board Chairman. Publication Activities Publish at least two papers in peer-reviewed scholarly journals during the time between enrolment in study and dissertation defence. Two chapters published in peer-reviewed scholarly books are accepted as an alternative to one paper. Coursework Pass the course on Philosophy and Methodology of Science. Pass selected obligatory courses at the Public and Social Policy Master’s Programme. (This only applies to alumni of other programs. Courses that are selected by the Mentor and approved by the Subject Board Chairman must be passed before the end of the second year of study. Teaching participation does not necessarily take the full-time form). Pass at least four semesters of the Doctoral Seminar. Here the student shall submit the “theses” of his/her Dissertation, defend them internally, and realize at least one more academic presentation. Teaching Participation Participate in teaching for at least four semesters: take active part in courses taught by the Mentor or other courses the Mentor approves the selection or contents, conception, and extent of – this means, for instance, preparing a lecture on a given topic, running seminars under the instructor’s supervision or taking part in grading student papers. (Upon Mentor recommendation, the Subject Board Chairman may exceptionally approve an alternative form of compliance with this obligation). Teaching participation takes the form of a work contract with the Charles University. Compliance with Other Items of Annual Study Plans and in particular, assistance in the organization of academic events, administration, and PR of the Department of PSP. Beyond Study Obligations students are expected to complete at least one long-term (one semester or longer) or two to three short-term (two weeks or longer) stays at colleges abroad, according to their abilities and using the available interinstitutional agreements. Oral presentation at an academic event abroad is accepted as short-term stay abroad. The student shall submit a detailed special report about the results of his/her stay abroad or, if necessary, inform the Doctoral Seminar. Doctoral students Full time doctoral students are understood as staff members of the Department of Public and Social Policy or the CESES as much as applicable laws and regulations allow. This fact is, beyond normal study obligations, reflected in further teaching participation (practical research seminars, theory seminars) or participation in the University or academic research programme. The proposing, discussion and setting of specific forms of full time doctoral student participation in the work of their Department/Institute is fully in the hands of the head of that Department/Institute. In relation to their Mentors, all doctoral students are expected to: respect their Mentor as a person who, in line with applicable regulations and this Framework Study Plan, directs and continuously supervises their academic work, consult their Mentor under the regime and within the deadlines that have been agreed upon, and inform their Mentor in due time about important circumstances of their study, in particular those with possible ramifications for their Study Plan compliance. [-]

PhD in Social Sciences and Humanities (full-time or dual degree)

The Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw

The PhD programme lasts four years – the maximum period for such a programme normally allowed by Polish law (limited additional time is permitted for students interrupting their studies for the various reasons clearly specified in Ministerial regulations). Full-time or dual degree options are available. [+]

PhD programme (full-time) The PhD programme lasts four years – the maximum period for such a programme normally allowed by Polish law (limited additional time is permitted for students interrupting their studies for the various reasons clearly specified in Ministerial regulations). Students spend only two of their four years as doctoral students attending taught courses, devoting the remaining two years entirely to research. Students conduct studies according to their own choice of courses. Courses of lectures and seminars available in the given academic year are listed in the School Catalogue. Students select courses by completing the declaration / registration form to be submitted to the School Office by the published deadline. From the second year of studies onwards, the selection of courses requires the approval of the student’s thesis supervisor or tutor. With the written agreement of the Dean of the school students may – where necessary for their studies – take courses outside GSSR/CSS. In the first two years of the PhD programme students will be expected to foll>w taught courses. These can be chosen from those taken also by students following the MA programme, or from additional courses offered solely for PhD students. Students may also audit courses (i.e. attend but not for credit). In the third and fourth years of the PhD programme students need not take any courses. However, if they choose to do so in order to maintain a broader range of interests than strictly encompassed by their PhD topic, they may take further courses for credit. In the third and fourth years of the PhD programme students will be expected gain credit points: by publications and/or; by teaching activities and/or; by attending conferences and summer schools and/or; by taking additional courses (see above). Students will also be expected to join a research project to gain additional credit points. Dual PhD studies Building on the very successful collaboration with the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Science (IFIS PAN), that offers students completing postgraduate programmes in IFiS PAN the possibility of being awarded a Lancaster University MA degree, a Dual PhD Programme has been available since October 2010–. Under this programme of study, a single thesis that has been researched and supervised in both institutions may, after its successful examination in accordance with their regulations, be awarded a doctorate by each. If you wish to Join the Dual PhD programme you should first be accepted to the MA or PhD programmes of the GSSR. During your first year of study at the GSSR you will be assisted to apply for a further three years’ study in the Dual PhD programme. The period of study for the PhD will therefore be four years and will require periods of residence in both Warsaw and Lancaster to work with supervisors from both institutions. Students on this unusual programme will have the opportunity to join in the intellectual life of these two world-class academic institutions and work with scholars of the highest standard. NB: Students on the Dual PhD programme will also pay fees at Lancaster per year for their three years of full-time study, (but at a lower level than full time Lancaster University PhD students). [-]

PhD Sociology and Social Policy

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2016 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The school has a strong and vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are proud of being a site for creativity and innovation in and across our areas of research expertise and are dedicated to developing our students' research skills, expertise and career in a supportive and collegial environment. [+]

PhD Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2017. PhD Sociology and Social Policy A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by an oral examination and final thesis. The school has a strong and vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are proud of being a site for creativity and innovation in and across our areas of research expertise and are dedicated to developing our students' research skills, expertise and career in a supportive and collegial environment. Our research students are encouraged to participate in the school's academic life and to work with the research centres that reflect their research area. The school also supports the postgraduate journal and conference ENQUIRE. This programme combines advanced research training, high-quality supervision and feedback, and a vibrant and active research community. A PhD is an opportunity for you to conduct an extensive, original piece of research of your own choosing, with feedback and support from two academic supervisors. The school's academic staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise within and beyond the disciplines of sociology, social policy and administration, social work, criminology, science and technology and public policy. Many of our students undertake interdisciplinary research projects. Our PhD programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through the Doctoral Training Centre, offering both one-plus-three degrees and three year degrees. For the one-plus-three route, students undertake an initial year of Research Methods training, leading to an MA, prior to progressing to develop their main research focus. Facilities School facilities The school provides PhD students with well-equipped work bases, with access to telephone, fax, email and online bibliographic facilities along with access to up to date computing facilities. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks a large number of sociology and social policy related publications and journals. Our library facilities open long hours and include areas for group work, individual and silent study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Research support Student Services Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience and form part of a comprehensive network of services at the University designed to support you throughout your studies, including academic and disability support, counselling, financial support, and childcare services. International Office Our International Office is dedicated to the needs of our international and EU students. The International Office will ensure you have all the information you need to live and study at Nottingham and offers a Welcome Programme just before the start of the academic year. Centre for English Language Education The University's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) provides high-quality preparation and English language support before and during your studies, as well as providing a social programme for its students. Students' Union The Students' Union is an important source of support with their own Student Advice Centre. Researcher Development Programme Working closely with academic schools, the Graduate School's dedicated training team contribute to faculty specific and doctoral training programmes. They also deliver core training in line with the standards set out by the UK's major research funders through their Researcher Development Programme. This means that as well as helping you to develop your research skills, you will have opportunities spanning communication skills, careers, time management, and entrepreneurship - and the chance to meet and work alongside researchers from other disciplines. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 100% of postgraduates in the School of Sociology and Social Policy who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,031 with the highest being £40,800.* Recent graduates have been successful in securing a diverse range of occupations in both the public and private sector. These include housing, research, marketing, support work, human resources, and journalism. * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: presentations and drop-in sessions with employers one-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers careers events held each academic year a specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates Once you are a student with us, and even after you graduate, you will have access to our service for life. Flexible paid placements Postgraduate Placements Nottingham offers flexible paid placements with a range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. These placements are open to all postgraduates and are designed to fit in with your studies and give you the opportunity to learn transferable skills, improve your CV and enhance your employment prospects during your postgraduate studies. Entry requirements Masters degree with an average mark of 60% or above, plus a 2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element). If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]