Doctorate Degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies

Compare 5 PhD Programs in Interdisciplinary Studies

A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is an advanced degree that usually requires at least four years of study. Completion of a bachelor's degree prior to working toward a PhD is mandatory, and some PhD programs also require a master's.

You may still wonder: What is a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies? "Interdisciplinary" simply means relating to more than one branch of study, such as anthropology and history combined. One field within interdisciplinary studies is gender studies, which usually focuses on removing bias from other areas of research when it comes to gender. Other research areas deal with maintaining ethical practices in accordance with different international laws.

Within interdisciplinary studies, you may learn problem-solving skills, communication and organization. Organization and problem-solving skills can help you save time in your daily activities. Good communication is useful for a variety of social situations.

The full cost of a PhD is spread across many years, so you need to budget accordingly. If you are moving, factor in those costs as well as lodging and food. Other expenses should include books, course fees and tuition.

In general, an interdisciplinary studies degree can open the door to any career. You may want to start by looking at research positions in one of the fields you studied. Research job titles to consider include analytic methodologist and experiential researcher. In academia, you can look for titles such as adjunct faculty and associate professor in your chosen field. If you are qualified, psychology could also be a possible career path.

Interdisciplinary studies can be found in a variety of places across the world. To narrow your search, make a list of the things you do and don't want from a school. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in FdV Life Science

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time September 2019 France Paris

Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering, and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however, the focus of the work is on the advancement of knowledge in life science. [+]

Since the creation of the FdV doctoral school in 2006, the aims were focused on life sciences. Traditionally, students have pursued interdisciplinary research projects in natural sciences, engineering, and technology, medical and health sciences. Recently, projects in the life sciences have incorporated approaches and/or applications from other disciplines including the social sciences and humanities, however, the focus of the work is on the advancement of knowledge in life science. As of December 2015, over 110 PhDs have been granted to FdV fellows studying topics at the frontiers of life science, and over 120 are currently in pursuit of their degree.

“Frontières du Vivant” (FdV) projects involve interactions between a broad range of academic disciplines, in the pursuit of understanding living systems. Students who join the doctoral school are trained in various disciplines (e.g. biology, physics, medicine, economy, linguistics) from around the world.... [-]


Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (interuniversity)

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

The Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies of Gender constitutes a novel bet in the Spanish university panorama, since it lacks precedents in the Spanish university. It is a proposal that responds to and meets the demand generated by the scientific policy developed, more than a decade ago, by the European Union and by Spanish legislation that requires, urgently and urgently, adequate training in the most high academic level. [+]

Currently, gender is a field of innovation in science and technology. The Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies of Gender constitutes a novel bet in the Spanish university panorama, since it lacks precedents in the Spanish university. It is a proposal that responds to and meets the demand generated by the scientific policy developed, more than a decade ago, by the European Union and by Spanish legislation that requires, urgently and urgently, adequate training in the most high academic level. It is an interuniversity doctorate in which, apart from the Universidad de La Laguna , the University of Alicante, the University of Alcalá, the University of the Balearic Islands, the University of Huelva, the Jaume I University of Castellón, the University Rey Juan Carlos and the Autonomous University of Madrid, which is the University that coordinates the Doctorate Program.... [-]


PhD in Longevity Studies

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 Czech Republic Prague 5

Longevity Studies offer integrated study on the border of humanities, social, biomedical and other mainly applied sciences. The study responses to needs of specialist analyses and solutions of problems related to longevity and demographic change of the society, in different fields of human life and activity. [+]

PhDs in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Longevity Studies enable a better understanding of interfaces and challenges of prolongation of human life (longevity). It fosters better understanding and finding of appropriate answers and solutions of theoretical, applied and ethical context of longevity.

It reflects not only current demographic changes of the population (as the gerontology) but it also reflects the fact that nowadays also persons with severe disability, chronic illnesses and impairment live longer than ever before and also some other specific groups of our population have needs related to the longevity. Longevity Studies offer integrated study on the border of humanities, social, biomedical and other mainly applied sciences. The study responses to needs of specialist analyses and solutions of problems related to longevity and demographic change of the society, in different fields of human life and activity.... [-]


PhD program(s)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Israel Be'er Sheva

The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev offers advanced research training in multiple research areas that include engineering, exact sciences, medical/life sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies serves as the administrative framework for graduate and post-graduate students at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. [+]

Ph.D. Programs Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev offers advanced research training in multiple research areas that include engineering, exact sciences, medical/life sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies serves as the administrative framework for graduate and post-graduate students at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. How to Apply: The first step in applying to the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies is to find an advisor who is a senior lector at least and is willing to be your Ph.D. supervisor. In order to accomplish that, simply follow the instructions below:1. Choose the faculty of your interest in the list below2. Choose the appropriate department3. Browse through the different researchers4. Contact the relevant researchers requesting them to be your supervisors. Research Fields: Engineering Science Programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering Sciences are designed to provide a fundamental approach to basic engineering principles with emphasis on scientific methods. The aim of coursework and research projects is to develop individuals capable of creative work in engineering science and areas of specialization in engineering research and development or teaching. The Department of Chemical Engineering The Department of Communication Systems Engineering The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management The Department of Materials Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering The Department of Biomedical Engineering The Department of Biotechnology Engineering The Department of Information Systems Engineering The Department of Software Engineering The Department of Structural Engineering... [-]

PhD – Doctorate of Philosophy

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 28 more

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. [+]

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers.

The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The Ph.D. programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a Ph.D. is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student, you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.... [-]