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.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
Top Doctoral Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom 2017
Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership: reading, language and literacy provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment within an emphasis on current research. [+]
Designed by practising change agents, this programme is designed to help you develop your practice to a higher level. [+]
Do you see yourself as an experienced ‘reflective practitioner’, interested in ‘action inquiry’ as a method of exploring organisation realities – and view consulting as a ‘relational’ practice?
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Created in response to requests from alumni of the highly successful Ashridge Masters in Organisational Change, this programme is designed to help you develop your consulting practice to a higher level.
The programme has been developed by practising consultants for consultants.
The diverse and international experience of each faculty member combine to create a powerful environment for development and learning.... [-]
<strong>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. </strong> [+]
Kent's School of Psychology supports research in a number of areas, including: social psychology; developmental psychology; forensic psychology; cognitive psychology; existential psychology; personality and motivation. [+]
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 an oral examination and final thesis. [+]
Research on <strong>Higher Education</strong> at Kent includes work on education policy, the philosophy, economics, management and politics of higher education, disciplinary teaching and learning, learning technology, academic practice and sociological perspectives on academic work. [+]
The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and... [+]
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Aimed primarily at experienced professionals working in education, health and related fields, the EdD provides an opportunity to pursue doctoral study in the context of your professional role. The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a professionally focused, cohort-based doctorate. It combines taught courses with independent research.The course aims to promote critical self-reflection through a sequence of structured learning experiences, culminating in a thesis that is an original and substantial piece of professionally-oriented education research. Your work will enable you to develop and use advanced research skills and so become an independent, reflective and competent researcher.The EdD is open to professionals who are currently practising in education, healthcare or a related setting, and who normally have a minimum of four years’ experience and a master's qualification. The programme of study is structured specifically to meet the needs of people who are in full-time employment.The course is highly collegial. Sessions draw upon the rich and varied experiences that EdD students bring with them, and the exploration of commonalities across disciplines is integral to the programme of study. You are actively encouraged critically to explore your own practice and to be engaged as fully as possible in the learning process.... [-]
History & Philosophy of Art at Kent provides opportunities for graduate study with well-established researchers in the fields of art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics. Staff research covers contemporary art and aesthetics, modernism, theories of art, the historiography of art and the Cold War; biographical monographs, the photograph (in its historical, contemporary and critical contexts), and the historical interplay of... [+]
The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice. [+]
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 Programmes Scientific Committee.
The definition of the objectives is elaborated according to the required competencies in accordance to the law and the university practice:... [-]
The PhD Psychology course is aimed at psychology graduates with a masters degree or equivalent postgraduate experience, who are seeking to develop their knowledge and produce research in a specific area of psychology to a high level of academic achievement. If you are a psychology graduate with less experience you can enrol for the MPhil route – see separate entry. The qualification is awarded subsequent to the production of a thesis and... [+]
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. [+]
Supervision is provided for research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees within the broad general area of African studies. Research topics such as the study of a language (from a descriptive, comparative, philological or textual point of view), or of literature (whether author-based, thematic or comparative), or of any of the performing arts, which falls within our own core expertise, are supervised entirely in the Department. However, there is great potential for extending the range of topics by means of joint supervision with colleagues from other departments and centres. [+]
A Professional Doctorate in Education is rewarding and challenging, and can even be a life-changing experience. At Stirling, you will join a multi-professional group of students and academics focussing on research that has a beneficial impact on professional practice and policy. [+]
The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) is available to UK and EU students only. It fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in [+]
Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM)- September 2016 This course is run by the Business SchoolThe Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring (DCM) fosters excellence in professional practice by developing the capabilities needed to become a leader in the field. You will be challenged to augment your existing expertise and to push the boundaries of your knowledge, in order to operate at the highest level, be confident in providing facilitation and consultancy, and be competent in researching the field.The programme is part-time and is aimed at experienced professionals seeking to extend their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. It has been designed to develop skills and confidence in providing facilitation and consultancy, as well as competence in research and evaluation. The programme integrates professional expertise and scholarly inquiry, culminating in doctoral research training and the design of original empirical research leading to completion of a doctoral thesis. Why choose this course?The Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring is the only one of its type in the UK. Key features are:... [-]
The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies brings together academic staff members from all the schools in the Faculty of Humanities, and offers postgraduate training in medieval and early modern research methods to students from many different disciplines. [+]