Doctoral Programme in History and Civilization

European University Institute (EUI)

Program Description

Doctoral Programme in History and Civilization

European University Institute (EUI)

The Department of History and Civilization (HEC) offers a distinctive programme of transnational and comparative European history in a global perspective. Study and research activities are structured in a four-year Ph.D. programme , which is one of the largest and most successful in Europe. The teaching programme for the Ph.D. in History and Civilization includes departmental, training and research seminars, as well as other activities such as conferences, workshops, and lectures.

The faculty provides guidance in research methods and advises researchers on the preparation of their dissertations.

Funding is provided for research missions to work in archives and libraries, and researchers may also receive financial support to present their work-in-progress at international conferences.

Doctoral supervision is a priority at the EUI, and prospective researchers are welcome to explore whether their interests fit with those supported by the HEC faculty.

Research Themes

In the broadest of terms, research focuses on the shaping of modern Europe; intellectual history and the history of science; power, society and ideology; and imperial, colonial and global history.

Transcending nation-state paradigms, our department examines the construction of Europe's boundaries and the diversity and complexity of experiences within them.

This approach is reflected in the high-level research and theses produced by our department.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year is 31 January 2015. Application form, research proposal, reference letters and other required documents must be received by midnight (central European time) on that date.

Entry Requirements

Degree Requirements

You must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the national grant authorities.

Language Requirements

The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level. Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme entirely taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
4 years
Full time
Start date Oct. 2017
Italy Florence
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