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15 PhD Programs in Area studies

The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.   The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of res… Read more

The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of research to examine the geography, politics, and culture of a particular locale.

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Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan , Kazakhstan

The Ph.D. program in Eurasian Studies is designed to train versatile and internationally competitive scholars by combining a core curriculum of key concepts in the humanities ... +

The Ph.D. program in Eurasian Studies is designed to train versatile and internationally competitive scholars by combining a core curriculum of key concepts in the humanities and social sciences, with practical training in necessary writing and research techniques, as well as rigorous subject-specific training across at least two disciplines. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

In that postgraduate program in Afrikaans (Honors, Masters degree and Doctor degree) that human-like existence becomes an investigation door to kyk after that simbole, mites, ... +

In that postgraduate program in Afrikaans (Honors, Masters degree and Doctor degree) that human-like existence becomes an investigation door to kyk after that simbole, mites, metaphor and text what mediates that human-like existence. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Afrikaans
Jan 2021
30 Oct 2020
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Education
Prague , Czech Republic

The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare qualified researchers in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak history, who will become the mainstay of further historical research. Th ... +

The aim of doctoral studies is to prepare qualified researchers in the field of Czech and Czechoslovak history, who will become the mainstay of further historical research. The studies develop special knowledge of doctoral students and provide them with a deeper understanding of the chosen specialization. Via lectures and seminars, doctoral students get acquainted with the latest knowledge of historical science as well as current trends in methodology. The focus of doctoral studies lies in presenting written dissertation thesis of original scholarly work based on the original source base. Ph.D. thesis should extend previous research findings, and doctoral students also demonstrated the ability to handle the topic with adequate methods and at the international level. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Charles University Faculty of Arts
Prague , Czech Republic

Graduates of the doctoral program in Asian History and Culture are highly qualified specialists in the area of their specialization. Their excellent command of a selected Asia ... +

Graduates of the doctoral program in Asian History and Culture are highly qualified specialists in the area of their specialization. Their excellent command of a selected Asian language enables them to work critically with primary sources, and they have a solid grounding in secondary literature and contemporary research. Their excellent level of erudition enables them to pursue careers in the academia (universities, research centers, etc.); they can, moreover, seek employment in cultural institutions, diplomacy, mass media, specialized think-tanks, etc. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

The doctoral Contemporary European Cultural History program aims to prepare experts trained for a widely conceived scientific research in history and cultural history since 19 ... +

The doctoral Contemporary European Cultural History program aims to prepare experts trained for a widely conceived scientific research in history and cultural history since 1918 until the present day, including cultural heritage and traditions. The field of research is defined as Europe, including the Czech Republic and/or Czechoslovakia, its predecessor. The research should be approached in a supra-regional, inter-disciplinary and possibly comparative way, focusing particularly on the cultural, spiritual, social and political as well as the day-to-day history of Europe since the end of World War I, and the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Lands perceived in its European context. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

Supervision is provided for research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees within the broad general area of African studies. Research topics such as the study of a language (from a ... +

Supervision is provided for research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees within the broad general area of African studies. Research topics such as the study of a language (from a descriptive, comparative, philological or textual point of view), or of literature (whether author-based, thematic or comparative), or of any of the performing arts, which falls within our own core expertise, are supervised entirely in the Department. However, there is great potential for extending the range of topics by means of joint supervision with colleagues from other departments and centres. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Hradec Kralove , Czech Republic

The PhD study of the field Africa Studies or Latin American Studies aims at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on those two regions.

The PhD study of the field Africa Studies or Latin American Studies aims at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on those two regions. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Kinshasa , Congo, DR

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire degrees of Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Agrégé of Higher Education in Philosophy.

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire degrees of Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Agrégé of Higher Education in Philosophy. -
PhD
Full-time
French
Campus
 
Metropolitan University Prague
Prague , Czech Republic

Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Institute ... +

Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the International Territorial Studies programme -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Arts
Prague , Czech Republic

Graduates possess a general knowledge of the problems of Latin America in relation to its historical development and characteristic culture that has evolved since the late 16t ... +

Graduates possess a general knowledge of the problems of Latin America in relation to its historical development and characteristic culture that has evolved since the late 16th century, on the basis of pre-Colombian communities and immigration from colonial metropolises and Africa. Graduates have a knowledge of the basic facts of Latin American history, and the ability to learn new facts, being helped by the knowledge of the theory and methodology of the discipline. Graduates are familiar with the development of opinions on the basic problems of the region’s history, and the discipline’s institutions, personalities, periodicals, and key works. They have developed language skills in Spanish and English enabling them to study specialized literature and engage in discussions within the international scientific community. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not fe ... +

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on such diverse topics as colour symbolism in ancient Chinese texts, Chinese cinema, and Chinese Braille systems, and translation studies). If necessary, arrangements can be made for joint supervision with teachers from other departments of SOAS. Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive materials in the languages of the area and/or on fieldwork conducted in those languages. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not fe ... +

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth-century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD takes place at the end of the first academic session for full-time students ( ... +

All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD takes place at the end of the first academic session for full-time students (or at the end of the second academic session for part-time students). All new MPhil/PhD students are provided with a supervisory committee of three members, comprising a main or primary supervisor, and a second and third supervisor. The split in time commitment across the supervisory committee is 60:25:15. In the first year, students are expected to meet their main supervisor on a bi-weekly basis for a period of at least one hour. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world-leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the ... +

SOAS has an international reputation for excellence in the field of South Asian studies earned by the world-leading research undertaken. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on literature, cinema cultural history and postcolonial studies. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary c ... +

The Department offers the widest coverage in Europe of research and teaching related to the languages and cultures of the principal countries of South East Asia. Its primary commitment is to the four languages Burmese, Indonesian/Malay, Thai and Vietnamese, and their pieces of literature, cinemas and associated cultures. REF 2014 submissions by members of the Department included significant and paradigm-shifting monographs, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters in cinema and gender, literary criticism, cultural history and postcolonial studies. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 

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