Doctorate Degrees in Humanities

Compare 6 PhD Programs in Humanities

After completing a lower-level degree, it is possible to enroll in a PhD program. This is widely considered the highest level of academic achievement for most fields. After earning a PhD, you are often able to enter your career with the most advantages and earn the highest salary.

What is a PhD in Humanities? This is a highly varied field of study that incorporates many different disciplines. Study will likely include teaching methods, the arts, research techniques, language, and linguistics. When enrolled in a humanities program, there are often many different courses in many fields, although more specialized courses can be taken if you know exactly how you want to apply your PhD. It is a good idea to think carefully about what kind of career you want to pursue.

The skills developed in a humanities course are some of the most significant benefits. As a humanities student, you can learn excellent research abilities, organization, an understanding of the arts, and strong analytical skills. These abilities can open up new career opportunities or increase your salary.

The cost of earning a PhD varies based on many factors. It is important that you understand these aspects and how they influence tuition before you enroll. Everything from your school and program to the country you are studying in can affect the cost of a PhD program.

There are a huge number of careers that are possible after studying humanities because it is such a varied field. Some of the more common positions include teacher and linguist. It is also possible to become a writer or another kind of artist. Many humanities students become historians or researchers as well. Finally, other possible careers include counselor or public relations manager.

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PhD in Social Sciences and Humanities (full-time or dual degree)

The Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR) at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2019 Poland Warsaw

The Ph.D. programme lasts four years – the maximum period for such a programme normally allowed by Polish law (limited additional time is permitted for students interrupting their studies for the various reasons clearly specified in Ministerial regulations). Full-time or dual degree options are available. [+]

Ph.D. programme (full-time)

The Ph.D. programme lasts four years – the maximum period for such a programme normally allowed by Polish law (limited additional time is permitted for students interrupting their studies for the various reasons clearly specified in Ministerial regulations). Students spend only two of their four years as doctoral students attending taught courses, devoting the remaining two years entirely to research.

Students conduct studies according to their own choice of courses. Courses of lectures and seminars available in the given academic year are listed in the School Catalogue. Students select courses by completing the declaration/registration form to be submitted to the School Office by the published deadline. From the second year of studies onwards, the selection of courses requires the approval of the student’s thesis supervisor or tutor. With the written agreement of the Dean of the school students may – where necessary for their studies – take courses outside GSSR/CSS.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Campus Full time Part time

In line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Humanities, Education, Sciences and Physical Education, the National Institute of Education offers higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

NIE offers higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Humanities, Education, Sciences and Physical Education.

Applicants reading the degree of Ph.D. by research will pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved field of advanced study based on which a thesis should be between 70,000 to 100,000 words must be submitted. A Ph.D. thesis written in the Chinese language should not exceed 200,000 Chinese characters. The award of the research degree is based entirely on the work presented in the thesis.

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Official doctoral program in knowledge society: new perspectives in documentation, communication and humanities

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 Spain Ferrol + 1 more

This PhD Program is organized by the University of A Coruña with the collaboration of professors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Within the new regulations (RD 99/2011), the Program is directed towards research, development and innovation (R & D & I) in three main thematic areas: Documentation Sciences, Communication Sciences and the Humanities. [+]

Introduction

This PhD Program is organized by the University of A Coruña with the collaboration of professors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Within the new regulations (RD 99/2011), the Program is directed towards research, development and innovation (R & D & I) in three main thematic areas: Documentation Sciences, Communication Sciences and The Humanities. All this within the context of the Knowledge Society, taking into account the developments in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and changes in the production model towards sustainable economy models.

The term "Knowledge Society" refers to the framework of the Program. The components of present-day contemporary society, both in the historical and systematic dimensions, are framed there. In this way, the title of the Program seeks to be effective: it revolves around the effective search for new perspectives in the fields of Documentation, Communication and Humanities Sciences. Thus, along with humanistic research, it serves the three levels of scientific research: Basic Science, Applied Science and the application of Science, in the thematic domains mentioned.... [-]


PhD in Arts and Humanities

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The ULL PhD Program in Arts and Humanities is an interdisciplinary postgraduate program aimed at training researchers in linguistic and cultural studies. It involves the departments of Fine Arts, Classical, French, Arabic and Romance Philology, Spanish Philology, English and German Philology and History of Art and Philosophy; and it covers the areas of knowledge related to linguistics and the Arabic, Spanish, French, Greek, English, Latin and Romanesque philologies, their cultures and literatures, and music, art and design, their production, theory and history. [+]

Presentation

The Doctorate Program in Arts and Humanities of the ULL is a graduate post-graduate program aimed at training researchers in linguistic and cultural studies. It involves the departments of Fine Arts, Classical, French, Arabic and Romance Philology, Spanish Philology, English and German Philology and History of Art and Philosophy; and it covers the areas of knowledge related to linguistics and the Arabic, Spanish, French, Greek, English, Latin and Romance philologies, their cultures and literatures, and music, art and design, their production, theory and history.

This broad field of knowledge is structured in two broad lines: linguistic studies (Line 1) and philological, literary and cultural studies (line 2), but it is specified in an annual offer of supervised research lines that can be consulted on the program page.... [-]


PhD in Humanities

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2019 Hong Kong

The PhD programme provides training for students who intend to pursue professional and academic careers. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history, and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. They must undertake coursework, pass a qualifying examination, and present and defend a thesis. [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level programme in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, programme-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees.

Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research.

With 42,000 Google Scholar citations, we are particularly proud of the academic impact of our faculty and student research have given our small faculty size, our relative youth, and our emphasis on empirical research.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2019 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Brisbane Australia Online + 5 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study. [+]

Do you have a passion for research?

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

USQ academics are recognized throughout the world for their excellence in research. Some of the projects you can tap into are at the forefront of cutting-edge research. As a research student, you would have the commitment and support to make a difference to society in a meaningful way.

USQ is committed to excellence in research training and provides a quality research training experience for our students. We maintain our relevance in research by linking with industry and business through local and international research networks.... [-]