PhD Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe

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Humanities and Social Sciences

A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

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.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Politics: History, Theory, Science PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 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 Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. 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... [-]

PhD in Hussite Theology

Charles University Hussite Theological Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

A doctoral graduate is equipped with a thorough knowledge of the field of current Hussite theology and of the history of his/her field. He/she is a specialist in reformed theological thought in an interdisciplinary context. [+]

One-round (two parts, neither of which is “knock-out”) Conducted in English language. 1. Oral interview concerning the dissertation proposal. Subject material will be the dissertation proposal. The content-related and formal aspects of the proposal will be assessed, as well as the candidate’s ability to present and defend his/her intended research in a critical discussion. The maximum possible score is 60 points. 2. Oral interview concerning the candidate’s specialisation. The scope and profile of the candidate’s specialised interest, the level of knowledge of the subject of Hussite theology in the scope of a final university examination. The maximum possible score for this part of the entrance examination is 40 points. The maximum possible score for both parts of the entrance examination is 100 points. Entrance examination waiver: impossible. Conditions for admission Only candidates who have duly completed their studies on a master’s study programme or follow-on master’s programme, presented a certificate proving knowledge of the Greek or Latin or Hebrew language at the level of a final university examination or a classification credit for Hussite Theology, scored at least 75 points and also have been placed in a ranking corresponding with the pre-defined maximum number of places will be admitted. Information on the exercise of graduates A doctoral graduate is equipped with a thorough knowledge of the field of current Hussite theology and of the history of his/her field. He/she is a specialist in reformed theological thought in an interdisciplinary context. He/she is well-versed in the fundamental facts of theological development... [-]

PhD in Latin American Studies

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a PhD Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The PhD programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Political Science and related study disciplines. The study is designed as an overview of area studies and political science focusing on Latin America. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a PhD Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The PhD programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Political Science and related study disciplines. The study is designed as an overview of area studies and political science focusing on Latin America. What are Latin American Studies about? The PhD study of the field Latin American Studies aims at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with primary focus on Latin America. The PhD study is designed especially for students with a Master´s Degree in Political Science or related disciplines. The study concentrates primarily on comparative research of Latin America with the objective to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to social, political and economic problems of the Latin American region. Experience studying in Latin America The objective of the Latin American Studies programme is the education and preparation of scholars interested in research and teaching with a focus on Latin America. The study is aimed at the preparation of graduates who will acquire theoretical and methodological knowledge as well as practical skills acquired at one go the many partner universities and research institutions in Latin American countries. Students are supposed to carry out an extensive field research in Latin America related to the topic of their doctoral dissertation. The immediate experience of the study and research abroad will enable the graduates of the PhD programme... [-]

PhD in Anthropology

Charles University Third Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. [+]

The aim of the study is to prepare students for scientific research work at the level corresponding to the current requirements of science. In the new study concept integrates physical anthropology, including genetics, ecology and ethology, the sociocultural anthropology in a holistic approach to the study of humans and populations. The task of teaching in general is to learn the theoretical foundations of the field and mastering the techniques and methodology of scientific research work. In physical anthropology the methods include somatometry, osteometry, anthropological somatoscopy, dermatoglyphic, basics of rentgenometry and other morphological and morphometric approaches, including the newly introduced 3D non-contact techniques. Methods of molecular genetics entails PCR in situ hybridization, DNA sequencing and restriction analysis methods. Research programs of the training center focused on tracking postnatal growth and development of children in normal and pathological, research on nutrition and obesity, the study of morphological variability in populations, the impact of environmental factors on the ontogenetic development of man, watching craniofacial growth of normal and abnormal congenital defects, evaluation dermatoglyphic characteristics particularly in relation to developmental disorders and to analyze the patterns of human behavior. Study program in anthropology is provided mainly in the field of forensic anthropology and palaeopathology. Molecular genetic studies in addition to forensic applications include analysis receptor genes and genetic polymorphisms in the variable regions of human chromosomes and genetics of musculoskeletal and encogenetics. They are also directed to exploring the molecular basis of certain pathological conditions. There is experimental facilities of the Institute of Experimental... [-]

PhD - Pedagogy

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne + 1 more

The program is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Doctoral study program “Pedagogy” The program is designed to meet the needs of practitioners who wish to research some aspect of their field of practice. Candidates embark on high-level, practice-based research into one of the of research areas. It is a research degree whose purpose is to assist professionals to develop a relationship between research and their professional activities. Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English. Qualification awarded: Doctor’s degree in Pedagogy (PhD). Admission requirements: Master's degree in  Pedagogy,  Psychology,  Educational management or Humanitarian  Sciences, Social Science, Social welfare and social assistance if professional experience in education at least 3 years.   Duration of studies: 3 years of full time studies, 4 years of part time studies. Study program consists of 2 parts: 1. Scientifically research work: the individual research work, to prepare and design of doctor’s dissertation; publication of research results (3 publications); presentation of researches results in the scientifically conferences; the theoretical seminars; the practice of professor assistant or assistant of the lead researcher in making and in conduct of projects of the researches works– 112 KP credits (168 ECTS); 2. Theoretical studies (A part (compulsory) – the module of development of research and intellectual competences; B part (optional) – the module of development academicals competences; C part (free elective)) – 32 KP credits... [-]

PhD in Social Sciences: Education

Lithuanian Sports University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas Vilnius + 1 more

PhD studies in Education (Social Sciences) started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2013, 44 doctors of science were trained. Since 2011, LSU conducts [+]

PhD studies in Education (Social Sciences) started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2014, 47 doctors of science were trained. Since 2011, LSU conducts joint doctoral studies in Education with the Lithuanian University of Educational Studies, Kaunas University of Technology and Šiauliai University. Doctoral students in Education conduct research, covering the following areas: - Physical education, motor learning, sport; - Pedagogy and didactics; - Teacher training; - Research methods; - Social welfare and support for disabled people. The duration of doctoral studies is 4 years. Enrollment criteria - scientific experience, scientific publications; their compliance with the field of science of Education, as well as the selected research and dissertation topic shall be taken into account; - the average grade of Master degree or integrated studies and Final Thesis; - grade in a foreign language (English, French or German), indicated in a diploma supplement of the first cycle, second cycle or integrated studies at a higher education institution (by choice) or in a certificate issued by a licensed foreign language center; - motivational interview. [-]

KHM Doctoral Programme

Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany North Rhine Westphalia

The Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers students, through doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the possibility to complete philosophical dissertations. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Academic PhD (Dr. phil.) in Art and Media Studies Art theory, media theory, experimental IT, film theory, design theory, communications theory. Supervision by/in research collaboration with academically qualified teaching staff. Irregular calls for proposals on diverse and changing interdisciplinary topics with subsequent determination of the responsible supervisors in allocated doctoral subjects. Through the doctoral regulations adopted in 2004, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne offers the possibility to complete a philosophical dissertation in an intensely art-related context. The connection between artistic questioning and scientific methods in the KHM’s doctoral programme should lead to relevant new findings. In accordance with the state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art college legislation, the degree awarded is the same as a university degree, i.e. an academic PhD. The linking of research methods to artistic and media practices in the doctoral project is a prerequisite for admission, a closeness to artistic, media experimentation is desired and encouraged. However, the assessment of the dissertation, in all of its elements, remains an academic one. By allocating the doctoral projects to specific working areas, supervision by the appropriate qualified doctoral teaching staff at the KHM is assured. The dissertation is to be written in German. No scholarships can be awarded. Support in the writing of funding applications is offered. Please submit your application documents by sending them as a printout to: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts colgne (KHM) Promotionsausschuss Peter-Welter-Platz 2 D - 50676 Köln or: studoffice@khm.de [-]

PhD Cultural and Historical Geography

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years October 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by a verbal examination and final thesis. [+]

PhD Cultural and Historical Geography A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by a verbal examination and final thesis. Cultural and Historical Geography is a distinctive, internationally-renowned research theme within the School of Geography. Research in this area is shaped by, and has shaped, wider developments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Research combines sustained engagement with empirical material with commitment to theoretical innovation, and demonstrates the geographical and historical diversity of subject matter with cultural and historical geography. The research agenda in cultural and historical geography has been shaped by three interconnected themes: Cultures of Landscape Historical Geographies of Empire, Environment and Health Histories of Geographical and Environmental Knowledge Postgraduate students are strongly integrated into our research, contributing across all areas of activity and reflecting the international scope of our work. Students are allocated at least two supervisors - at least one of whom is identified prior to admission. We make every effort to match applicants to staff on the basis of their research interests, and regular reviews are held to ensure smooth progress of your research work. Facilities School facilities You will be provided with your own desk space and laptop, and have access to the wider University computing and library facilities. Photocopying and telephone facilities are also provided. The school also has a number of specialised facilities. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks all of the major... [-]

PhD in Kinanthropology

Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral studies possesses a deep and comprehensive knowledge and is well versed in a broad spectrum of scientific principles. He/she is familiar with the research methods, is capable of providing individual scientific work with academic and professional integrity, while observing the ethical conventions of research work. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary scientific branch which deals with the complex effects of intentional and spontaneous movement activity on human personality development in the bio-psycho-social context, and conditions in the areas of physical education and sport, physiotherapy and remedial physical education, including their effective management. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Each candidate must go through the admissions process. The entrance exam is conducted orally before an examining board and the applicant’s competence is examined. The examining committee evaluates: 1. Quality of the dissertation project and of its elaboration – the project shall have the following structure: introduction, literature review, objective(s) of the work, it shall specify a hypothesis and a methodology corresponding to its type and thematic focus. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 2. Previous professional activities in kinantropology – here, any previous activities relating to the project, in particular publication activities, shall be assessed – 20 points for an impact journal, 14 points for SCOPUS, 12 points for ERIH, 8 points for a reviewed journal or for speaking at the SVK (= Student Scientific Conference) or another scientific conference. The candidate shall receive a full number of points if he/she is the author, or half that number when he/she is a co-author. Maximum number of points for this aspect – 20. 3. The topic´s relation to the research orientation of the instructor and to his research projects – there must be clear harmony... [-]

PhD program in Applied Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

Throughout the 6 semesters, students will be engaged in a program that promotes the development of: 1. skills of research methodology and of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and 2. advanced knowledge and skills in specific scientific domains in Psychology: clinical, educational, and justice / forensics. [+]

The PhD program in Applied Psychology aims to promote advanced training in applied psychology through research, contributing to the advancement of knowledge, and the training of researchers and professionals with high scientific skills. This purpose is embodied in a training focused on the acquisition of research skills in applied context, in the development of in-depth knowledge in the specific domains of candidate’s projects, and in the stimulation of the acquisition of teaching and supervision skills of applied research practices. Throughout the 6 semesters, students will be engaged in a program that promotes the development of: 1. skills of research methodology and of qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and 2. advanced knowledge and skills in specific scientific domains in Psychology: clinical, educational, and justice / forensics. All students are integrated into research units according to their research topic, and their individual research projects are developed in research teams. [-]

PhD in Cultural Studies

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD in Cultural Studies is a joint educational project of the University of Minho and the University of Aveiro that focus on training, on knowledge consolidation and on the development of creative, promotional, animated, mediated and (inter)cultural dissemination practices. [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Cultural Studies (?) The PhD in Cultural Studies is a joint educational project of the University of Minho and the University of Aveiro that focus on training, on knowledge consolidation and on the development of creative, promotional, animated, mediated and (inter)cultural dissemination practices. The course is largely supported by the skills, capabilities and resources of the Communication and Society Research Centre from the University of Minho. In addition to the teaching and research staff of the Department of Languages and Cultures of the University of Aveiro, the program also includes researchers from all departments of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho (Communication Sciences, Sociology, Geography and History), and still a large number of researchers from the Institute of Arts and Humanities of the University of Minho. [-]

Forensic Psychology - Doctorate (D. Foren. Psy.)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff + 1 more

​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. [+]

​The Doctorate in Forensic Psychology is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and is the only British Psychological Society accredited programme in Wales. Upon completion, provides students with eligibility to apply to the register to practice as Forensic Psychologists in the UK and to gain Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society (BPS)* The next intake for Top-Up Doctorate only will be September 2014. The next intake for the full Doctorate programme will be September 2015. Course Content​ Flexibility is the essence of our approach to student learning. The Doctorate Programme facilitates students entering and exiting at different places within the Programme depending on the individual needs of the student. Thus, the full Doctorate programme comprises: - MSc in Forensic Psychology - Postgraduate Diploma in Practitioner Forensic Psychology - ‘Top-Up’ doctorate which is the higher level research component. The Top-Up Doctorate will be available to registered practitioners who are seeking to formalise their research and clinical skills in an area of specialism. Applicants completing the Top-Up Doctorate will submit a research thesis reporting a significantly large piece of research. Applicants to the Doctorate Programme may apply for the Full Programme, or for the MSc or PG Diploma, depending on their own individual needs and career progression. Applicants who apply for the MSc may (on successful completion) later apply for the PG Diploma and ‘Top-Up’ Doctorate. Students who progress through the course on individual programmes will, after successful completion of all the component programmes, be awarded the... [-]

PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 9 more

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

PhDs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Europe 2017. Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Courses Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the postgraduate level. Program-specific courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Courses (PhD) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Communication) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Higher Education) 15 credits / 3 courses Dissertation 15 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to... [-]

PhD in Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 - 8 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, [+]

The study program is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University. Entrance exam: The entrance examination takes into account: • dissertation proposal • the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature • previous publications Crucial criteria in the admission of the applicant are as follows: • Dissertation project quality: the concept, along with the theoretical and methodological outcomes, is expected to be defended by the applicant during the entrance examination. • The applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature will be taken into consideration. • Another valued aspect will be the fact whether the applicant has received a written approval by a member of the IPS FSS CU academic staff at for his/her project of dissertation thesis. Each applicant can obtain up to 100 points for the entrance examination. The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of... [-]

PhD in Education

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice. [+]

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme:

a) People who hold a master's degree or legal equivalent degree;

b) People who hold a B.A., people who have an especially relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee;

c) People who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme’s Scientific Committee.

Objectives

The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice:... [-]