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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. 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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10 Results in Cultural Studies

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes

The Interinstitutional Doctorate in Art and Culture (DIAC) is the result of the conjunction of academic efforts of the Public Universities of the Western Center Region of ... [+]

The Interinstitutional Doctorate in Art and Culture (DIAC) is the result of the conjunction of academic efforts of the Public Universities of the Western Center Region of ANUIES in which universities participate: Autónoma de Aguascalientes; from Guadalajara; of Guanajuato and the Michoacana of San Nicolás de Hidalgo. It has been created for the training of duly trained specialists in the analysis, research and diffusion of culture and art, from the local and regional spheres of Mexico to the adequate and necessary reflection on these issues in a global dimension. Although Latin American culture and art are proposed as a fundamental object of study, the nexuses that this geographical area has with other cultural systems are not excluded in any way.... [-]

Mexico Aguascalientes
July 2019
Spanish
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes

The Center for Social Sciences and Humanities presents the syllabus of the Doctorate in Sociocultural Studies (previous denomination, Doctorate in Social Sciences and Hum ... [+]

The Center for Social Sciences and Humanities presents the syllabus of the Doctorate in Sociocultural Studies (previous denomination, Doctorate in Social Sciences and Humanities), with a focus on the training of researchers, to offer a quality postgraduate, transdisciplinary and flexible option. This curriculum derives not only from the needs detected in society, but also takes into account the lines of research currently carried out by the Academic Bodies at our Center.

The student will have a thesis tutor named from the first semester who will ensure a personalized attention that will guide him to organize, plan and develop his protocol, besides giving him the possibility to develop his skills and generate his own needs to face the problematic of its line of research and that will develop in the course of the thesis workshops. The student, together with his tutor, will be able to select optional subjects from the set of subjects that each line of the program offers to complement his training in the chosen line. The tutor may also recommend the mobility and conduct of research stays at the national level and of international preference for curricular courses and research activities that contribute to the quality of research conducted by the student. It should be noted that the electives that are described in the curricular structure derived from the LGAC are enunciative and not limiting.... [-]

Mexico Aguascalientes
July 2019
Spanish
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Universidad de La Laguna

The Atlantic Islands PhD program: History, Heritage and Institutional-Legal Framework is a multidisciplinary research training proposal, offered by the universities of th ... [+]

The Atlantic Islands PhD program: History, Heritage and Institutional-Legal Framework is a multidisciplinary research training proposal, offered by the universities of the Macaronesian Region that aims to affirm the scientific validity of island studies and, especially, those of the archipelagos of the middle Atlantic, according to their historical, cultural, patrimonial and legal specificities, understood as a shared island world. Although professors belonging to the "Legal-institutional framework" line at the Universidad de La Laguna participate in the offer of the other three universities of the Program, the training offer includes only the first and second lines of the program.

The official proposal of the Atlantic Islands doctorate: History, Economy, Heritage and Legal-Institutional Framework responds to the need to complete the undergraduate and master's degree courses that are being implemented by our universities within the European Higher Education Area.... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2019
Spanish,Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
University College of Southeast Norway

A ph.d. in Culture Studies will provide you with insights and greater understanding of culture and the meanings of culture. ... [+]

Ph.d. in Culture Studies

A ph.d. in Culture Studies will provide you with insights and greater understanding of culture and the meanings of culture.

Our ph.d. in Culture Studies aims at integrating elements from the humanities and social sciences as cultural analysis, history, art history, anthropology, history of ideas, philosophy, cultural sociology, ethnology, literature, musicology, history of religions, languages and aesthetic creative and artistic subjects.

The programme is based upon a broad concept of culture - that is, cultural studies in our context means that one can study culture as related to values, attitudes, knowledge, behavior, social relationships, meaningful expressions, artifacts, art and aesthetic practice. Culture can be both a process and a result or a product in the form of material objects, services or activities in the community.... [-]

Norway Drammen Rauland Hønefoss Porsgrunn Bø i Telemark Kongsberg Horten  + 4 More
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Lingnan University

Established in 2000, the Department is the first and still the only place in the Chinese-speaking world with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty of staff c ... [+]

PhD in Cultural Studies

Normal Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Established in 2000, the Department of Cultural Studies is the first department of its kind in Asia, with a fully interdisciplinary and international faculty committed exclusively to teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies.

For our postgraduate students, we provide close-contact supervision and working relationships with world-class scholars. Students can avail of travel grants to participate in conferences worldwide. We also offer various opportunities for exposure to workshops in different locations through our Inter-Asia cultural studies networks.

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Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2019
Full-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
SOAS University of London

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines ... [+]

Research Degrees in Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, and Postcolonial Studies. The Centre has developed its own MPhil training programme which will enable research students to be registered in the Centre rather than in specific regional Departments or those of other disciplines. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge with specific reference to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, but also two pieces of literature written in European languages. Prospective research students will have the unique opportunity to work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, theoretical and critical, supervised according to the expertise of a wide range of academic staff across the Faculty and SOAS.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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 are highly qualified specialists in literary and cultural studies focused on English-speaking countries, especially the literature and cultures on the British I ... [+]

Graduates are highly qualified specialists in literary and cultural studies focused on English-speaking countries, especially the literature and cultures on the British Isles and in North America. They have a good command of theoretical and methodological approaches, are able to conduct independent research and to teach literary and cultural histories of the United Kingdom, USA, Ireland and other English-speaking countries, and related literary and cultural courses, at tertiary level. They can participate in team research projects and work in international research teams. Czech graduates have a good command of the terminology and style of the discipline in their mother tongue and possess basic knowledge of the reception of Anglophone literature in Czech culture.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Objectives: - To provide doctoral students with a specific and up-to-date training in the area of ​​Cultural Studies based on contemporary theorizing; - promote a special ... [+]

Goalsto provide doctoral students with specific and up-to-date training in the area of ​​Cultural Studies based on contemporary theorizing;promote a specialized training in Cultural Studies that promotes inter, trans and multidisciplinary dialogue;contribute to the development of methodological skills of advanced level in the area of ​​Cultural Studies;to encourage the realization of projects that foster the widespread diffusion of research in culture.

Schedule

Friday afternoon and Saturday morning

Duration

6 semesters (2 academic semesters and 4 semesters of academic thesis)

ECTS

180

Access Conditions

Access qualifications: general provisions

They can apply for the 3rd cycle of studies leading to the Doctor of Science degree in Culture:... [-]

Portugal Vila Real
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

One of the four field-specific tracks is Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage, which is under the “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” PhD Program. ... [+]

2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Deadline for applications – April 23rd 2019, 12 pm CEST

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 32 fully-funded scholarships within two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.... [-]

Italy Lucca
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus