Doctorate Degrees in History

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History

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

History involves a careful examination of the people, cultures, events, societies, and patterns of the past. While it can be connected with almost any other subject, it is closely related to politics, economics, psychology, and other social studies.

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PhD in History

European University Institute (EUI)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2019 Italy Florence

Our Department of History and Civilization encourages researchers to think beyond boundaries, with Ph.D. opportunities to study global connections within early modern and modern European history. [+]

PhD in History

Our Department of History and Civilization encourages researchers to think beyond boundaries, with Ph.D. opportunities to study global connections within early modern and modern European history.

The close supervision that we provide for your thesis gives you the support for your research, as well as the confidence to work independently. This intellectual freedom allows you to shape your research, and your career, with the guidance and backing of our research-excellent staff.

Our Department encourages a culture of conversation – researchers and faculty work together to develop ideas and, each year, world leaders in numerous fields visit to discuss and present their research. This interaction enables you to build your understanding, as you learn how to further develop and discuss your work through such remarkable access to these experts.... [-]


PhD in International History

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Ph.D. in International History is a challenging degree tailored for outstanding students with a strong commitment to these areas and a proven ability to carry out independent research work. [+]

The Ph.D. in International History is a challenging degree tailored for outstanding students with a strong commitment to these areas and a proven ability to carry out independent research work. It helps prepare graduates for an academic career or for research-oriented positions in the public or private sector.

Ph.D. in International History

The Ph.D. in International History is a challenging degree tailored for outstanding students with a strong commitment to international history and politics and a proven ability in independent research work. It helps prepare graduates for an academic career, or for research-oriented positions in the public or private sector.

The Ph.D. programme is small by design and admits a limited number of students each year. The size of the programme and close contact with professors offer an intimate and highly stimulating environment in which to grow intellectually. This specialization is a recognized and well-established platform for advanced graduate research in international history and politics. With a large diversity of research and professional interests, the faculty members offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects.... [-]


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. [+]

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, the political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective.... [-]


Doctorate In Territory And Society. Historical Evolution In A Tricontinental Space (Africa, America And Europe)

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

The Doctorate in Territory and Society. Historical Evolution of a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe) (DOCTESO), is the result of the synergy of researchers who develop their work in the fields of geography, history, archeology, the study of religions and sciences of the Faculties of Geography and History of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL). [+]

The Doctorate in Territory and Society. Historical Evolution of a Tricontinental Space (Africa, America and Europe) (DOCTESO), is the result of the synergy of researchers who develop their work in the fields of geography, history, archeology, the study of religions and sciences of the Faculties of Geography and History of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL).

It is a cross-disciplinary program with an interdisciplinary vocation centered on the following lines of research:

Social organization of space. Processes of anthropization and territorial planning.Frontier society. Colonization, acculturation and economic impact.Studies of religions, beliefs and imaginaries.Building Memory Oral and written sources, Archeology and Historiographic Paradigms.Justification of the title... [-]

Doctorate In Atlantic Islands. History, Heritage And Institutional Juridical Framework (interuniversity) 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 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 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.... [-]


PhD in Historical Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 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. [+]

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

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PhD in Economic and Social History

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

The Ph.D. 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. [+]

Ph.D. in Economic and Social History

The Ph.D. 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 for the Ph.D. Economic and Social History students.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in History

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 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 centers 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 ensure that the large majority of students complete their degrees within four years.... [-]


PhD in Contemporary European History

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The doctoral Contemporary History of Europe programme 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 doctoral Contemporary History of Europe programme 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.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria ... [-]

PhD in Historical Sociology

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduates will acquire theoretical historical-sociological knowledge in social, cultural, religious, political and economic domains, professional skills based on successful acquisition of quantitative and qualitative historical-sociological methodology, and competencies both for academic work (universities and research institutes) and non-academic work (state and local administration, non-governmental organizations, agencies, consulting firms, educational institutions, cultural organisations and media). [+]

The main topic of historical sociology lies in the questions of social change, modernization, modernization processes, civilizational analysis, the formation of states and nations, the formation of the world system, and globalization trends. These questions are studied through an extensive comparative analysis involving a wide geographical perspective and long-time intervals.

Part of the field of historical sociology comprises a number of partial, specific research areas, which include issues such as collective mentalities, habits and social memory. Historical sociology is a very diverse and internally differentiated discipline that has general theoretical approaches, a number of special theories, a variety of specialized research directions, and develops research on the empirical level.... [-]


PhD in History of Societies, Institutions and Thought. From Medieval to Contemporary History

University of Trieste
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Trieste

The general educational aim of the “History of Societies, Institutions, and Thought. From Medieval to Contemporary History” doctorate is uniform for all curricula, even though differing themes and perspectives are explored depending on the specific area of interest. [+]

The general educational aim of the “History of Societies, Institutions, and Thought. From Medieval to Contemporary History” doctorate is uniform for all curricula, even though differing themes and perspectives are explored depending on the specific area of interest.

The doctorate intends to train scholars able to identify broad scientific problems of historical or philosophical nature; plan and carry out studies organically connected to the chosen area of research, identify and make competent use of necessary sources or critically analyze data, texts, themes, concepts and methods; identify and make use of an international bibliography; organize and present the material they have gathered and composed a scientific text. The program focuses on an interdisciplinary approach based on a global, diachronic and comparative perspective.... [-]


PhD in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Campus Full time 3 years 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. [+]

2018/19 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Deadline for applications – August 3rd, 2018, 12 pm CEST

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 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 36 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.... [-]


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 the 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 the 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 ... [-]