136 PhD Programs in Humanities Studies 2020

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Doctorate in Humanities Studies

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Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences
Hong Kong

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our stud ... +

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our students are supervised by a Department-based scholar and choose additional supervisors from the same or other Departments, or other universities. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University Oradea
Oradea, Romania

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Me ... +

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Agronomy, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering and Management, Mathematics, Electronic Engineering Telecommunications and Information Technologies. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) invites candidates from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good ... +

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) invites candidates from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, with evidence of academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities to apply for full-time PhD study under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). HKPFS is established by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) with an aim to attract the best and brightest students from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Matej Bel University
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Ph.D.) are competent to carry out conceptual theological and scientific activities and create professional theolo ... +

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Ph.D.) 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. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
Online
 
Mary Immaculate College
Limerick, Ireland

The core educational principle of the programme is that it will be research-led and will entail engaging with cutting-edge research across a range of sub-fields of Applied Lin ... +

The core educational principle of the programme is that it will be research-led and will entail engaging with cutting-edge research across a range of sub-fields of Applied Linguistics. This will mean promoting inquiry-based learning by posing real-world problems relating to language use and acquisition. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Denver, USA

The Josef Korbel School Ph.D. program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political econo ... +

The Josef Korbel School Ph.D. program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity, and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Pittsburgh, USA

The Pitt School of Education is a leading institution for scholarly research and training through its Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education degree. Our Ph.D. program will ... +

The Pitt School of Education is a leading institution for scholarly research and training through its Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education degree. Our Ph.D. program will prepare you for a life of scholarship, inquiry, and research. Our graduates have joined the faculty of leading universities and have an impact as leader-practitioners. Our Ph.D. program covers the following disciplines: Applied Developmental Psychology; Education Leadership; Exercise Physiology; Higher Education Management; Language, Literacy, and Culture; Learning Sciences and Policy; Mathematics Education Science Education; Social and Comparative Analysis in Education; Special Education; Urban Education. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
01 Dec 2020
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognis ... +

The Department of Translation at Lingnan is one of the largest in Hong Kong with some of the best translation scholars in the Chinese speaking world. It has long been recognised as one of the top -
PhD
Full-time
30 months
English
Campus
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

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 e ... +

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. The study program is modular with a credit system. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

The doctoral program in computing and information sciences is designed to produce independent scholars, well-prepared educators, and cutting-edge researchers poised to excel i ... +

The doctoral program in computing and information sciences is designed to produce independent scholars, well-prepared educators, and cutting-edge researchers poised to excel in their work in computing and interdisciplinary academic or industrial environments. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The PhD programme provides training for students who intend to pursue professional and academic careers. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history, and anthr ... +

The PhD programme provides training for students who intend to pursue professional and academic careers. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history, and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. They must undertake coursework, pass a qualifying examination, and present and defend a thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice II, Czech Republic

History Ph.D. students undertake scientific research and become independent and creative specialists in the field. Graduates will be able to present and defend the outcomes of ... +

History Ph.D. students undertake scientific research and become independent and creative specialists in the field. Graduates will be able to present and defend the outcomes of their research in the local and international scientific community. Graduates are able to state objectives and choose methods of their own research work and are able to formulate original scientific and research projects. Graduates communicate actively in at least two languages within their field, they publish articles in specialized publications, and they are able to present their research in lectures. Graduates work as highly qualified specialists in scientific and research institutions (universities, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, museums, archives, etc.) or in spheres where their education and experience are valuable (state administration, politics, diplomacy, cultural and educational institutions, preservation, etc.). -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
31 May 2020
Campus
 
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

It is an interdisciplinary program of four years, organized around literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, including France. We invite candidates with a traditi ... +

It is an interdisciplinary program of four years, organized around literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world, including France. We invite candidates with a traditional master's degree in French studies, as well as candidates whose course has been less typical, provided that their file meets the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
French
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Brno, Czech Republic

The Doctoral Studies program in English Linguistics develops students’ knowledge of linguistic disciplines and prepares them for independent research activity, especially in t ... +

The Doctoral Studies program in English Linguistics develops students’ knowledge of linguistic disciplines and prepares them for independent research activity, especially in the fields of functional syntax, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, stylistics and translation studies. Students become conversant with methods of linguistic research, which they then apply in the preparation of their doctoral dissertation. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
17 Feb 2020
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online