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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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University of Nicosia

The Doctoral Programme in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (i ... [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctoral Programme in European Studies and International Relations (Ph.D., 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full time / Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

General

The Doctoral Programme in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. Holders of a PhD in IR will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding in the field of International Relations. Furthermore, holders of a PhD in IR will have the qualities needed for employment that requires the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist topics of IR, and innovation in tackling and solving conceptual and practical problems in world politics.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University

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

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.

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Czech Republic Prague 5
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Education

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 researc ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Arts

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 ... [+]

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.

Length of study: 4 years

The language of instruction is English. Asian History and Culture is a fee-paying program.

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Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
Charles University Faculty of Arts

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 lat ... [+]

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.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
SOAS University of London

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 stude ... [+]

Research Degrees in Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

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 n ... [+]

Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

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 n ... [+]

Research Degrees in Chinese and Inner Asian Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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 color 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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

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 (f ... [+]

Research Degrees in African Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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 centers.

Structure

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).... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Metropolitan University Prague

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

Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the international Territorial Studies programme, offers doctoral Degree study specialization of International Relations and European Studies in both Czech and English.

Doctoral Degree students are required to prepare, upon consultation with their supervisor, an individual study plan. The individual study plan stipulates the requirements students must meet in the course of their Doctoral Degree studies. The individual study plan contains a list of selected courses of the specialization, the schedule of the Doctoral Degree programme, the plan of scientific, pedagogic, and publishing activities of the student, as well as a suggested title for their Doctoral thesis.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies from the classical period through the present and into the ... [+]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures Ph.D. Program

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program (APC) combines both classical and modern approaches to the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions while addressing contemporary social issues.

Our program is based on the principle that spiritual transformation contributes to academic excellence. Within an integrative framework, students can choose to study Hinduism, Buddhism, or Chinese philosophy. Students study sacred texts and writings in historical context; they also explore cross-cultural hermeneutics, traditional religious practices, and Asian philosophical perspectives on fundamental issues—from well being to the environment.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies

We seek high-quality doctoral candidates of proven academic excellence and welcome PhD projects in areas in which the Institute can provide expert supervision in Media an ... [+]

The UCD Clinton Institute invites applications for its PhD programme. We seek high-quality doctoral candidates of proven academic excellence and welcome PhD projects in areas in which the Institute can provide expert supervision:

Media and Conflict American Studies US-Irish Relations US Foreign Policy Cyber Security – This is a new strand of research and supervision investigating the impact of advancements in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on US national security, particularly, in the areas of homeland security, defence and foreign policy. The more computerized our lives get, the greater the need will be to understand not only the technical but also the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of cyber interactions. ... [-]
Ireland Dublin
May 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty

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 reg ... [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Political Science and related study disciplines. The study is designed as an overview of area studies and political science focusing on either Africa or Latin America.

What are African and Latin American Studies about?

The Ph.D. study of the field Africa Studies and the Ph.D. study of the field Latin American Studies aim at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on Africa or Latin America. The Ph.D. studies are designed especially for students with a Master´s Degree in Political Science or related disciplines. The study concentrates primarily on comparative research of chosen region with the objective to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to social, political and economic problems of either Africa or Latin America region.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus