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.
A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.
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The Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies subscribes to the AIU philosophy of education. However, the distinct needs of doctoral students require additional approaches to learning. [+]
The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced, professional theological degree for pastors and other Christian leaders in church, non-governmental organizations, and mission communities. [+]
The Doctor of Philosophy in Interreligious Studies is an advanced research-based, highly individualized course of study in a specialized area of religions beyond Master of Arts (or Master of Divinity) in Intercultural Studies (including Missions Studies and World Christianity). [+]
This qualification develops the intellectual and professional skills of the student. A relevant, problem-based, unique, original and executable topic on an advanced academic level within this discipline should be researched independently and reported on scientifically, in the form of a Doctoral thesis. [+]
DLitt et Phil (Urban Studies) is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. [+]
The Doctoral programme entails a substantial piece of independent research that contributes something new to theory or practice in the field of social work. [+]
D Litt et Phil Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. [+]
A thesis is completed on a topic chosen with the Department and written under supervision. Students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies) or a cognate Semitic Language. Four seminars and a Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. [+]
The DLitt et Phil dDegree is offered by dissertation only, and registration can be on a full-time or part-time basis. It is the candidate’s responsibility to put forward a suitable research proposal but the Department of Psychology will provide significant mentoring and supervisory support during this process. [+]
A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is required. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the thesis. [+]
For this degree students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. Four seminars and a Doctoral defence (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. [+]
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 Roman civilisation and its contribution to Western civilisation (political theory, philosophy, religion, literature, theatre, film, religion, architecture, etc.). [+]
The Doctoral study programme comprises a thesis that makes an original contribution to the field of Journalism on a topic selected in consultation with the Departmental Chairperson. A maximum of four advanced seminars on relevant aspects of the topic of study and an oral examination (the equivalent of two papers each consisting of four modules) as prescribed in the General Regulation book are required. A research article that is suitable for publication in an academic journal is also required. [+]
DLitt et Phil Industrial Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. The degree is assessed on the basis of the thesis only and the candidate has to satisfy the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of Humanities that the thesis is his or her own unaided work. Upon submission of the final thesis he or she has to give an undertaking that it has not been submitted to any other institution for examination and the granting of a qualification. [+]
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. [+]