PhD Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland

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Humanities and Social Sciences

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

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.

Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.

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PhD in Global Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland Zurich

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

Best Doctorate Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Switzerland 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... [-]

PhD in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland Zurich

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

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 avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended... [-]

PhD in International History

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The PhD 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 PhD 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.

 

 

PhD in International History  

The PhD 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.... [-]


PhD in Development Economics

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. [+]

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. In this programme, students are encouraged to take a minor in another discipline at the PhD level in order to be equipped to deal with complex issues from at least two academic standpoints. In addition, students have the opportunity to carry out fieldwork by taking part in projects being supervised by faculty members in developing countries.

 

 

PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics

 

Over the past decade, Development Economics has arguably become one of the most interesting fields in the profession. From global macroeconomic issues such as the determinants of economic growth, to carefully-crafted microeconomic work in which rigorously constructed theory is tested in developing countries, often using cutting-edge experimental or quasi-experimental techniques, Development Economics is at the heart of many current policy debates. What works and what does not in terms of social programmes geared towards reducing poverty, child malnutrition, or the spread of HIV/AIDS? What policies should a country follow in order to ensure sustained economic growth and an equitable distribution of income?... [-]


PhD in Anthropology and Sociology

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Anthropology and Sociology aims to provide students with analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence ... [+]

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Anthropology and Sociologyaims to provide students with analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peacebuilding, location and migration as well as identity politics.

 

 

PhD with a specialisation in Anthropology and Sociology

 

In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The new disciplinary programme to be put in place for the 2011-12 academic year aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.... [-]