6 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 hi… Read more

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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Silesian University of Technology - Joint Doctoral School
Gliwice , Poland

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of Ph.D. thesis ). Duration of a Ph.D. program is 4 years ... +

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of Ph.D. thesis ). Duration of a Ph.D. program is 4 years with full-time enrolment. Each Ph.D. student receives a scholarship without charging for tuition. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
October 2020
02 Sep 2019
Campus
 
Unicaf University (ZM)
Larnaca , Cyprus + 14 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, supp ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
Online
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague 5 , Czech Republic

The Ph.D. Longevity studies produce highly skilled and knowledgeable specialists in research, expertise, and transference of knowledge into practice. On the scientific level, ... +

The Ph.D. Longevity studies produce highly skilled and knowledgeable specialists in research, expertise, and transference of knowledge into practice. On the scientific level, they are able to tackle problems related to the longevity of human life. They are aware and able to use relevant scientific methods, to coordinate interdisciplinary teams. And furthermore, able to publish both scientific publications and materials for decision making at all levels and problems related to longevity. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
October 2020
30 Apr 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Paris , France

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 natu ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Universidad de La Laguna
Santa Cruz de Tenerife , Spain

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 p ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish, English
September 2020
Campus
 
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Be'er Sheva , Israel

The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev offers advanced research training in multiple research areas that include engineering, exact sciences, medical/life sciences, social sci ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
October 2020
Campus