Doctorate Degrees in History

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“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are” (David C. McCullough). Many agree that to understand our present and what may happen in the future, we must understand our past. A History PhD prepares candidates to be educators of the next generation, researchers, analysts, and writers in different sectors such as government, public and private agencies.

History PhD programs offer emphasis in areas such as social and cultural history, history of gender and sexuality, diplomatic history, history of medicine, history of imperialism and post-colonialism, and ethnic history, among many others. Depending on the university, candidates for History PhD programs will earn their degree through coursework, teaching, and research toward a dissertation or thesis. Some History PhD programs allow candidates to develop a minor area of focus that is cross-national and cross-disciplinary fields.

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Ph.D. in Political Science

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus, or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship. [+]

PhDs in History. Political Science Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus, or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship. What to Expect As a political science major, you will be selecting courses from fields such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public administration and policy, and political theory, while also developing one or two individualized areas of interest. You will learn how to research the answers to important questions related to politics, political values and public policy. You will benefit from a wide variety of course offerings and have the opportunity to complete a public service internship to gain hands-on experience. Graduate Degrees Ph.D. in Political Science The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Ph.D. in political science. The doctoral program has produced many distinguished academics and public leaders, both nationally and abroad. [-]

PhD Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 5 years September 2018 USA Philadelphia

The Doctor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College is designed for students already holding a graduate degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, history, or another related discipline. Doctoral students will engage in a meta-study of genocide to understand the phenomenon from a comprehensive range of academic approaches—historical, sociological, geographical, psychological, legal, theological and scientific—to inform their dissertations while reviewing significant literature and conducting in-depth original research in the field. [+]

Program Overview

The Doctor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Gratz College is designed for students already holding a graduate degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, history, or another related discipline.  Doctoral students will engage in a meta-study of genocide to understand the phenomenon from a comprehensive range of academic approaches—historical, sociological, geographical, psychological, legal, theological and scientific—to inform their dissertations while reviewing significant literature and conducting in-depth original research in the field.

Curriculum Map

Total Degree = 48 credits

Required Core Courses = 21 credits

Unveiling the Underpinnings of Genocide Gender and Genocide II Genocide in the Modern World Genocide and International Law A Geographical Approach to the Study of the Holocaust The Psychology and Sociology of Altruism and Rescue Post-Genocide Theology ... [-]

PhD in History

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specializes in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural history, historiography, and political history. [+]

PhDs in History. PhD in History Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of History at Lingnan currently has nine full time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history. Professor Han Xiaorong is a specialist of 20th century Chinese and Vietnamese history, focusing on peasant movements, ethnic relations, and regional interactions and integration. Professor Liu Guanglin, William’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective. Associate Professor Grace Ai-Ling Chou is a specialist in Hong Kong and Chinese intellectual and educational history. Her recent work has expanded to include the British Empire and its educational heritage in other former Asian colonies in Southeast Asia, with a comparative focus on the Mediterranean. She also researches the cultural and educational aspects of the Cold War in Asia, within a broader context of the history of East-West interactions. Associate Professor Mark Hampton is a specialist of 19th and 20th century Britain, media history in particular. His recent work has shifted to imperial culture: Hong Kong’s place in 20th century British culture, when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain. He is part of a cluster of History faculty who work with Hong Kong and South China.... [-]

Doctorate In Atlantic Islands. History, Heritage And Institutional Legal Framework (inter) Search

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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 University of 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 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 University of 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 doctoral Atlantic Islands: History, Economics, Heritage and Legal and Institutional Framework responds to the need to complete academic degree and master cycles that within the European Higher Education Area are implementing our universities.... [-]


PhD in Historical Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the thesis is to do thorough research, using both primary and secondary sources in order to make an original contribution to knowledge in Historical Studies. A topic is selected in consultation with the lecturer. [+]

PhDs in History. The purpose of the thesis is to do thorough research, using both primary and secondary sources in order to make an original contribution to knowledge in Historical Studies. A topic is selected in consultation with the lecturer. Admission requirements To gain entrance into this programme, the candidate must have an MA in Historical Studies or a closely related discipline. Contact details Name: Prof Louis Grundlingh Tel: 011 559 2007 / Email: louisg@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Greek

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value of a Doctoral Degree cannot be overestimated: acquiring and practicing skills of creative and original thinking, problem solving, critical reading, analysis and synthesis. The topic of the degree should contribute to our understanding of Greek civilisation (Ancient, Hellenistic, Byzantine or Modern) and its contribution to Western civilisation (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc. [+]

In a Doctoral Degree, students prove their ability to do original research. Ideally, this research should lead to the publication of an article or a book. The formative value of a Doctoral Degree cannot be overestimated: acquiring and practicing skills of creative and original thinking, problem solving, critical reading, analysis and synthesis. The topic of the degree should contribute to our understanding of Greek civilisation (Ancient, Hellenistic, Byzantine or Modern) and its contribution to Western civilisation (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc. Admission requirements An MA in Greek gives admission to this programme. Contact details Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: hansiew@uj.ac.za [-]

MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in Japanese and Korean Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


PhD Research Degrees in History

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Although some theses rely mainly on materials in English and other European languages, a major advantage of taking a research degree in history at SOAS is that the School can provide instruction in many African and Asian languages. Students requiring such instruction are advised to mention it at the time of application, and to discuss arrangements with prospective supervisors as early as possible after receiving an offer. [+]

Research Degrees in History

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The SOAS History Department is one of the world’s major centres offering supervision for research degrees in African and Asian history. It attracts students and scholarly visitors from all parts of the world. The top ratings given to the Department in the official national research assessments of 1996, 2001 and 2008 took into account the excellence of its research training, as well as the staff publication record. The Department provides opportunities for well-qualified applicants to join large groups of students and staff working in or around their specialist fields of history. The unique combination of individual supervision, taught courses and seminars ensures that the large majority of students complete their degrees within four years.... [-]


PhD in Politics: History, Theory, Science

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. [+]

PhDs in History. The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate in philosophy and political theory, political, science and political history and to provide a forum in which this debate can continue and evolve in an advanced academic and internationally relevant context. The program, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. The entire length of the program is three years. The coursework part is held in the first academic year. The second and the third years are generally devoted to the research work and can include a research fellowship period abroad (in agreement with the supervisor and with the Board of Professors). Recently, the program has been enriched by the collaboration of the International Center on Democracies and Democratizations (ICEDD) and the Italian Center for Electoral Studies - Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali (CISE). The application for admission must be submitted online by April 20, 2017- h 12 a.m. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation, and supply correct referee details through our online... [-]

PhD in Economic and Social History

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The PhD Economic and Social History was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to teach and produce original research in the eld of Economic History. [+]

PhD in Economic and Social History

The PhD Economic and Social History was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in economic history and produce original research in this field.

The course aims to prepare professionals with high capacity of interpretation and response to economic and social changes in the long run and to the interaction between chronological, geographical and social aspects of those changes.

The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers – namely GHES – Social and Economic History Research Centre – provide important support for students in this program. This center and the other research centers in ISEG, which have been also evaluated as very good or excellent, are the host centers to the PhD Economic and Social History students.... [-]


PhD in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Italy Lucca

The curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. [+]

PhDs in History. 2017/18 PhD program at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Deadline for applications – July 18th 2017, 12 pm (midday) Italian time Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent E-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within a doctoral program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage. One of the four field-specific curricula is the Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage curriculum. The curriculum proposes courses in Management of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Institutions, European and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape, Art History, Museology, Technologies applied to the valorization of Cultural Heritage. Both research oriented and practice oriented courses constitute the program, which aims at educating qualified professionals operating in the concrete field of cultural management and academics. It promotes research offering the students a lively contact with different research approaches and methodologies, through case studies belonging to research fields such as Art History, Classical Archaeology and Museology. During their doctoral studies, students are encouraged to carry out their research with the School’s Research Units. Courses are led by world-renowned researchers and provide students with all the theoretical skills and advanced tools... [-]

Doctorate in Library Science

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Campus Part time February 2018 Dominica Portsmouth

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Library and Information Science is available to librarians who are ABD, or have two masters' degrees, one that is ALA accredited Library Science and one in another discipline, or the equivalent course work. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Library and Information Science is available to librarians who are ABD, or have two masters' degrees, one that is ALA accredited Library Science and one in another discipline, or the equivalent course work. The PhD in Library and Information Science is designed to fill a professional need by librarians, and focused on the mission of International University for Graduate Studies (IUGS). The length of time to complete the PhD degree varies. To be sure, most candidates can complete their doctoral requirements in six (6) to eighteen (18) months. Of course, this depends on their level of enthusiasm, practical experience, the frequency in connecting with the mentor, and personal commitment to life-long endeavors. Sixty-six (66) graduate credits are needed for transfer. These credits may be obtained prior to or after admission. An additional twenty-seven (27) credits are to be earned at International University for Graduate Studies (IUGS). Candidates are required to undertake the following: Six (6) credits of non-classroom research and design. This is the foundation for the eighteen (18) credit approved doctoral dissertation and oral defense; Three (3) credit eight-day doctoral seminar at the ten-day residency in Dominica. The sixty-six (66) transferred credits and the additional twenty-seven (27) credits which are earned at IUGS will total ninety-three (93) credits. This is aimed to meet the academic prerequisites for the PhD in Library and Information Science. Before writing the dissertation, all candidates must select a mentor with a doctorate in a related field of study... [-]

PhD in History

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The PhD in History aims to promote a process of the scientific and academic deepening and reflection oriented to the production of a thesis, with the supervision of the Department of History teaching staff. The covered topics are set according to some areas of expertise, ranging from the Middle Age to the Modern Age, passing by Contemporary Age, the History of the Discoveries and the Portuguese Expansion, History of Art, Historiographic Theory and Methods, Historical Demography and Heritage. [+]

PhDs in History. Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: History The PhD in History aims to promote a process of the scientific and academic deepening and reflection oriented to the production of a thesis, with the supervision of the Department of History teaching staff. The covered topics are set according to some areas of expertise, ranging from the Middle Age to the Modern Age, passing by Contemporary Age, the History of the Discoveries and the Portuguese Expansion, History of Art, Historiographic Theory and Methods, Historical Demography and Heritage. During the program, students will have the opportunity to work specific skills, ranging from the application of knowledge to the resolution of complex issues, through critical analysis, that will allow the production of an original scientific work, relevant to society and enriching for the academic community. [-]

Doctoral Programme in History and Civilization

European University Institute (EUI)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Italy Florence

The Department of History and Civilization (HEC) offers a distinctive programme of transnational and comparative European history in a global perspective. Study and research activities are structured in a four-year Ph.D. programme , which is one of the largest and most successful in Europe. [+]

The Department of History and Civilization (HEC) offers a distinctive programme of transnational and comparative European history in a global perspective. Study and research activities are structured in a four-year Ph.D. programme , which is one of the largest and most successful in Europe. The teaching programme for the Ph.D. in History and Civilization includes departmental, training and research seminars, as well as other activities such as conferences, workshops, and lectures. The faculty provides guidance in research methods and advises researchers on the preparation of their dissertations. Funding is provided for research missions to work in archives and libraries, and researchers may also receive financial support to present their work-in-progress at international conferences. Doctoral supervision is a priority at the EUI, and prospective researchers are welcome to explore whether their interests fit with those supported by the HEC faculty. Research Themes In the broadest of terms, research focuses on the shaping of modern Europe; intellectual history and the history of science; power, society and ideology; and imperial, colonial and global history. Transcending nation-state paradigms, our department examines the construction of Europe's boundaries and the diversity and complexity of experiences within them. This approach is reflected in the high-level research and theses produced by our department. Application deadline The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year is 31 January 2015. Application form, research proposal, reference letters and other required documents must be received by midnight (central European time) on that date. Entry Requirements Degree Requirements You must meet the minimum... [-]

PhD American Studies

University of Kent, Centre for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury

American Studies dates back to 1973 at the University of Kent. Since that time, we have built up an impressive range of materials at the University’s Templeman Library and forged strong research links with American research institutions and regional archives, especially in the US West. [+]

PhDs in History. American Studies dates back to 1973 at the University of Kent. Since that time, we have built up an impressive range of materials at the University’s Templeman Library and forged strong research links with American research institutions and regional archives, especially in the US West. We offer an attractive postgraduate research bursary, in the form of the The Christine and Ian Bolt Scholarship that covers one year’s stay in the United States at costs up to £10,000. As one of the few UK institutions where staff actively research both traditional topics (such as slavery) and emerging fields of dominance (such as environmental problems and Native American writing), we offer an extremely good base for postgraduate study. Our work here is cutting edge and treats the American experience in a critical and reflective manner, with a welcome wide scope that includes Canada, Mexico and Central/South America. Staff interests broadly fit within the parameters of US literature, film, history, and politics, and Latin American studies. Our breadth of coverage is truly impressive, with staff working on visual culture, immigration literature and politics, the Cuban Revolution, military culture in Peru and Bolivia, hunting cultures in the American West, and Native American literature today. We actively welcome interdisciplinary projects that probe several areas of study. We also have three active research clusters: (1) The American West (2) The Study of US Environmental Issues (3) The Study of Race, Ethnicity and Borders. Centre facilities American Studies benefits from excellent library resources, and... [-]