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A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is an advanced degree that requires years of study, dedication, and hard work to earn. With their comprehensive knowledge and increased expertise, individuals who earn a PhD are often considered experts in their field. What is a PhD in Cultural Studies? This program provides students with an in-depth education regarding the study and analysis of worldwide cultures.… Read more

A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is an advanced degree that requires years of study, dedication, and hard work to earn. With their comprehensive knowledge and increased expertise, individuals who earn a PhD are often considered experts in their field.

What is a PhD in Cultural Studies? This program provides students with an in-depth education regarding the study and analysis of worldwide cultures. Completing a PhD in Cultural Studies may require learning about the artistic and literary traditions of a culture, as well as the influence of trade, media, nationalism, immigration, education, and race in a culture’s identity. Possible course topics may include gender and sexuality, human rights practices, political landscapes, immigration and ethnicity, militarization and conflicts, and travel and tourism. PhD students often choose to focus in a specific area, such as human rights studies or feminist theories.

Earning a PhD in Cultural Studies allows students to focus their learning in a specific area that interests them, which can be very rewarding. Pursuing an advanced education may also help graduates to find careers that pay well and increased professional and personal opportunities.

The cost to earn a PhD can vary from one student to another and may depend on a variety of factors. Interested students should speak directly with their potential schools and ask for current information regarding tuition rates and other possible fees.

Graduates with a PhD in Cultural Studies have many career options available to them in the sectors of education, research, administration, counseling, policy development, social services, and the nonprofit field. Students may choose to work as a professor, teaching cultural studies or focusing their teaching on a specific culture, such as Western culture studies or African American studies. Students may also choose to work as a community outreach coordinator, cultural researcher, social advocate, museum director and administrator, or executive director of an NGO.

Completing a PhD in Cultural Studies may be a lifelong goal, but it starts with a single step. To take that first step, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

It is an interuniversity Doctorate Program at the universities of Vigo, a Coruña and Santiago de Compostela with which it is intended to generate an interprofessional space be ... +

It is an interuniversity Doctorate Program at the universities of Vigo, a Coruña and Santiago de Compostela with which it is intended to generate an interprofessional space between the different agents that participate in the protection of Heritage in their different perspectives: documentation and valuation of the asset culture, characterization of the materials of the property and the environment in which it is found, mechanisms of deterioration and diagnosis and, finally, direct or indirect intervention on the Heritage. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish, Gallegan
Campus
 
Pavol Jozef Safarik University Faculty of Arts
Košice, Slovakia

British and American Studies are an essential part of European philological education in the current era of globalization. Implementation of this field of study in the Ph.D. f ... +

British and American Studies are an essential part of European philological education in the current era of globalization. Implementation of this field of study in the Ph.D. form of study pursues the requirement to make a fundamental contribution to strengthening the theoretical and methodological basis of research and research proper in linguistic and literary disciplines as well as British and American realia and their teaching at a higher education institution. It makes a fundamental contribution to the education of new experts and thus maintains the continuity of this research in Slovakia. Our graduates can work as teachers, translators, interpreters, linguists, employees of travel offices and agencies, text proofreaders, editors, etc. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2023
31 May 2023
Campus
 
CATOLICA - Faculty of Human Sciences
Lisbon, Portugal

The Doctoral Program in Culture Studies is part of a network hosted by the Lisbon Consortium that brings together the academy and the art world through a partnership between t ... +

The Doctoral Program in Culture Studies is part of a network hosted by the Lisbon Consortium that brings together the academy and the art world through a partnership between the MA and PhD Programs in Culture Studies at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and prominent cultural institutions in Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Museu Nacional do Teatro e da Dança, Culturgest, Fundação Oriente, Centro Nacional de Cultura, Oceanário de Lisboa, Parques de Sintra-Monte da Lua, Fundação EDP, Fundação Millennium BCP, Fundação Amélia de Mello and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa). -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 

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University of Latvia
Riga, Latvia

The PhD programme offers interdisciplinary and research-based studies, integrating linguistics, literary studies, folklore and theatre studies. Although the main task of the p ... +

The PhD programme offers interdisciplinary and research-based studies, integrating linguistics, literary studies, folklore and theatre studies. Although the main task of the programme is the preservation and enhancement of national culture and science by preparing highly qualified researchers and specialists for researching the Latvian language, literature, folklore, theatre history and theory, the programme is also designed for aspiring specialists in other languages and cultures to enable postgraduate students to build their teaching and research careers at higher educational institutions and elsewhere. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2023
Campus
 
Georgia Central University
Atlanta, USA

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program is to equip students for the vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges, and universities or ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program is to equip students for the vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges, and universities or for the academic study of missional and ministerial practice. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English, Korean
01 Jan 2023
Campus
Online
 
University of Brighton- Doctoral College
Brighton, United Kingdom

The Centre for Digital Media Cultures (CDMC) brings together researchers and artists who share a common interest in how we co-create the digital world.

The Centre for Digital Media Cultures (CDMC) brings together researchers and artists who share a common interest in how we co-create the digital world. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

The challenges we face today—social and environmental injustice, climate change, precarious work, surveillance, and a shrinking public sphere—are big, complex and multifaceted ... +

The challenges we face today—social and environmental injustice, climate change, precarious work, surveillance, and a shrinking public sphere—are big, complex and multifaceted. Among their many other dimensions, they are questions of communication and culture, which demand urgent engagement. The Ph.D. in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies (CNMCS) is for creative students who embrace complexity, love difficult questions, and hunger for intellectual, artistic, and pedagogical risk-taking driven towards positive social change. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English (Canada)
Campus
 
The Cyprus Institute
Nicosia, Cyprus

This multi-disciplinary program promotes excellence and immerses doctoral candidates in research at the crossroads between Science, Technology and the Humanities, and the Soci ... +

This multi-disciplinary program promotes excellence and immerses doctoral candidates in research at the crossroads between Science, Technology and the Humanities, and the Social Sciences. It prepares students to deal with significant research problems in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology that can effectively utilize advances and applications in digital technologies and scientific methods. Indicative fields of specialization include Digital Heritage, Visualization in Art and Architecture, Archaeological Sciences, Built Heritage, Human Bioarchaeology, and Archaeobotany. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus