Doctorate Degrees in Philosophy

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Philosophy

Epistemology, Metaphysics, Logic, Moral and Political philosophy and Aesthetics are some of the key areas of inquiry making up the Philosophy discipline. PhD candidates studying Philosophy will have the opportunity to specialize in a historical or contemporary philosophical area and may choose a particular branch, like the philosophy of religion, science, mind, ethics, languages or law. Graduates with PhD degrees in Philosophy often go on to rewarding careers in the public or private sector in academia, publishing, humanities, psychology, sociology, linguistics, economics or science.

PhD in Philosophy candidates will be required to conduct extensive research over a three to five year period, working mostly independently with guidance from post-doctoral candidates and professors. The final dissertation will be the product of many months of specialized research in the specific area of study. PhD in Philosophy candidates will also have the opportunity to work during their period of study, by teaching, writing, editing or assisting in others' research. PhD in Philosophy applicants should have at least a Bachelor's degree, and usually also a Master's degree in a related field. Demonstrated practical experience in the field is a plus, and it is sometimes required.

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PhD in Philosophy

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines. [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines.

What are Philosophy studies about?

The Ph.D. study in Philosophy aims to provide a high-quality education and research training in the field of contemporary philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of social sciences. The Ph.D. study is designed for students with a Master´s Degree in Philosophy or related disciplines.

Graduates

The graduates will be professionally and also linguistically fully prepared for independent scientific research and teaching, for work in public institutions, media, non-governmental organizations.... [-]


PhD in Wisdom Studies

The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA USA Online

Our Ph.D. Degree is the most rigorous degree we offer, requiring completion of 48-semester credits and a formal defense of the dissertation in an Oral Examination at the conclusion of the dissertation process. [+]

Our Ph.D. Degree is the most rigorous degree we offer, requiring completion of 48-semester credits and a formal defense of the dissertation in an Oral Examination at the conclusion of the dissertation process.

The Ph.D. degree is generally considered a research degree and is typically sought by those who aspire to reach the highest level of scholarly research in a particular area of interest. It requires an extensive literature review and the dissertation must be an original contribution to the field of inquiry. At the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, we also emphasize the need for both head and heart in equal measure in all of our degrees, including the Ph.D. This is an important point because the head-heart continuum is a central aspect of our approach to learning and is incorporated in all of our programs. All of our Intensives, like all of our degree programs, challenge the student to balance head, heart, body, and soul. The Ph.D. is not an exception to this, but its chief exemplification.... [-]


PhD in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) graduate program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community. [+]

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) PhD program aims to create the leadership necessary for profound, progressive, transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness. PCC is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.

PCC attracts intellectually engaged individuals who are striving to find meaningful ways to develop their gifts to serve the future of the world. Drawing upon some of the most powerful ideas of Western intellectual and spiritual traditions, together with insights from Asian spiritual philosophies and indigenous worldviews, the PCC faculty has constructed a multidisciplinary course of study to help accelerate each student's journey into his or her particular leadership role.... [-]


PhD in Asian Philosophies and Cultures

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies from the classical period through the present and into the future. [+]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures Ph.D. Program

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program (APC) combines both classical and modern approaches to the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions while addressing contemporary social issues.

Our program is based on the principle that spiritual transformation contributes to academic excellence. Within an integrative framework, students can choose to study Hinduism, Buddhism, or Chinese philosophy. Students study sacred texts and writings in historical context; they also explore cross-cultural hermeneutics, traditional religious practices, and Asian philosophical perspectives on fundamental issues—from well being to the environment.... [-]


PhD in Transformative Studies (Online Program)

California Institute of Integral Studies
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. [+]

Transformative Studies PhD

The goal of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.

The program encourages students to pursue research topics they are passionate about and supports participation in the scholarly discourse through publication. It views academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination.

About the Program

Participants in the Transformative Studies program will:

Make an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry... [-]


PhD in Philosophy

Palacky University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc + 1 more

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases, it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or extension. The study program is modular with a credit system. [+]

Programme description:

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases, it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or extension. The study program is modular with a credit system. At the beginning, the student together with the supervisor creates an individual study plan which must correspond with the courses enrolled in STAG. The main duties include the teaching of elective lectures and seminars, publication, participation in conferences and in an international education experience, studying a foreign language, attending methodical courses and developing the so-called "soft skills". In order to successfully complete the study, the student is required to obtain at least 180 credits, pass the state doctoral examination and successfully defend a dissertation.... [-]


Phd German And French Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

This doctoral study will be awarded to the presence and distance learning. It can apply to all who were interested in the areas of classical and modern German philosophy, French philosophy the 19th century. and 20th Century, the French and German phenomenology and the current international reception of these philosophies are interested in and the reception conditions (necessary documents s. meet u.). [+]

PhDs in Philosophy.

This doctoral study will be awarded to the presence and distance learning. It can apply to all who were interested in the areas of classical and modern German philosophy, French philosophy the 19th century. and 20th Century, the French and German phenomenology and the current international reception of these philosophies are interested in and the reception conditions (necessary documents s. meet u.).

The curricula of the doctoral students in this program include the following to be provided during the two-year study (Minimum Duration): In addition to the preparation of at least three term papers following the compulsory courses of the Accreditation are at least three articles to be published, participating in at least three conferences as well as at least two research stays abroad related to the thesis. The final study is to demonstrate the above services, the submission of the thesis and in their defense in the context of a promotion examination. The final successful doctoral allowed the title Ph.D. to lead.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Religions and Philosophies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialize in. [+]

Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialize in.

In addition to individual supervision the Department offers research training at various levels: an obligatory research writing workshop which prepares year 1 MPhil students for their upgrade to the PhD level; a weekly seminar for PhD students in years 2 and 3 to discuss work in progress and receive feedback before submitting their thesis; a departmental research seminar in which both staff and students present papers on their research projects and discuss them in an interdisciplinary setting. Students also have the opportunity to attend seminars, lectures, and conferences offered by the various specialist Centres relating to their particular fields. These centers run regular evening lecture series, workshops, and conferences which host visiting speakers from other universities in Britain, Europe, and globally.... [-]


Phd In Philosophy

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time September 2018 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire degrees of Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Agrégé of Higher Education in Philosophy. [+]

The main objective of the Faculty of Philosophy is to contribute to the training of professional philosophers and to have, as one of the main centers of interest and reflection, man in general and the religious phenomenon of Africa in particular. The program of philosophical training tends to give the student the breadth and vigor of mind necessary for a philosophical and scientific apprehension of African society, thought, wisdom and spirituality.

The faculty thus intends to help its students to enter into dialogue with theologians and other scholars. The beneficiaries of such training are at the service of the Church and the Nation in various sectors of education and for all other national development tasks for which they are trained.... [-]


PhD in Philosophy in the Contemporary Thought Specialism

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

A doctorate in philosophy from the specific area of Contemporary Thought is unique in the country and lies in the nuclear target of practical philosophy as knowledge assets, linked to this real world (that critically deconstructed in order to better understand and track). [+]

Entrance Conditions

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.

Objectives

A doctorate in philosophy from the specific area of Contemporary Thought is unique in the country and lies in the nuclear target of practical philosophy as knowledge assets, linked to this real world (that critically deconstructed in order to better understand and track). Although knowing it deeply, and assuming it to be, this cycle does not cover the history of philosophy and philosophical systems but the future of philosophy in a world crumbled and unsustainable without reflective categories. In March more comprehensive than systematic, more critical than traditional, this course offers the philosophy of attitude, mood and cognitive evaluative. It is this integrated task and real, practical challenge and that it transmits from its origin in the City, taking the important affairs of his time, they come from another science, another field, another labor. The epistemological aspect of the 3rd cycle of studies is reflected in the contemporary framework of global complexities.... [-]


PhD in Philosophy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. Four seminars and a Doctoral defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. [+]

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. Four seminars and a Doctoral defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Degree, students must fulfill the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and history of philosophy. Some of the requirements are [i] at least 65% average for the Master’s Degree in Philosophy and [ii] the submission of written philosophical work done for the Master’s Degree. Supplementary oral examinations might be required.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.)

OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland
Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zürich + 1 more

Worldwide DPhil is known as a research Degree which means there will be no study or exams, just the final Thesis Defense.

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3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE

All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state-recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Worldwide DPhil is known as a research Degree which means there will be no study or exams, just the final Thesis Defense, our Study program is 100% online, your supervisor will be supporting 100% online, and at the end of your study, after you are done with your thesis, the defense will be 100% online as well.... [-]


Doctorate In Philosophy (interuniversity)

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Six Spanish universities (University of Alicante, University of Almeria, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad de La Laguna , University of Zaragoza, University of Murcia) carry out a strategic alliance in order to design a Doctoral Interuniversity Program, which serve to add professors and researchers around research teams and projects with greater impact and excellence. [+]

Six Spanish universities (University of Alicante, University of Almeria, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad de La Laguna , University of Zaragoza, University of Murcia) carry out a strategic alliance in order to design a Doctoral Interuniversity Program, which serve to add professors and researchers around research teams and projects with greater impact and excellence.

PhD studies in the philosophical field have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . In fact, the current Program: "Philosophy, Culture and Society", integrated within its Official Postgraduate Program of the same name, and which has earned the Mention of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Resolution of October 6, 2011 , Reference MEE2011-0739, BOE of October 20, 2011) for the 2011/12 courses; 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, has its immediate background in the Doctorate program "Epistemology and Practical Philosophy", valid during the biennium 1999-2001, 2000-2002, 2001-2003 and 2002-2005 and in the Doctoral Program " Philosophy. Theory and Praxis in the Current World "taught since 2004.... [-]


Doctorate In Logic And Philosophy Of Science (interuniversity)

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Doctorate in Logic and Philosophy of Science is an interuniversity program of the University of Salamanca and the universities of A Coruña, La Laguna, Granada, Santiago de Compostela, Valladolid, and the Institute of Philosophy of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) . [+]

Integration of PD in the research and doctoral training strategy of universities: All universities include in their Statutes and in their strategic plans the desire to promote research, both basic and applied, through specific research programs. Therefore, the training of researchers and the transfer of knowledge are the foundation of their teaching and the means for the scientific, technical and cultural development of society. All of them encourage cooperation with other universities and scientific and cultural institutions, as well as participation in public research plans.

Thus, in the document entitled "Strategy in research and doctoral training", approved in the Governing Council of February 29, 2012 -according to the Regional Strategy of Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation (ERIDI) 2007 # 2013- he points out that the fundamental mission of the University of Salamanca is the promotion and coordination of research. Therefore, the training of researchers and the transfer of knowledge are the foundation of their teaching and the means for the scientific, technical and cultural development of society.... [-]


Official Doctoral Program In Logic And Philosophy Of Science

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain Ferrol + 1 more

The PhD Program in Logic and Philosophy of Science is interuniversity. The Universities of Salamanca, A Coruña, La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Valladolid and Valencia participate. Its objective is to train Doctors in the different areas of the Area of ​​Logic and Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science and Technology. [+]

Introduction

The program of Doctorate in Logic and Philosophy of Science Is interuniversity. The Universities of Salamanca, A Coruña, La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Valladolid and Valencia participate.

Its objective is to train Doctors in the different areas of the Area of ​​Logic and Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science and Technology. In its current form, the Interuniversity Program in Logic and Philosophy of Science was launched in the course of 2013-2014. But, in fact, it already has a long experience, since it was born from the confluence of the Master's Degree in Logic and Philosophy of Science and the Master's Degree in Social Studies of Science and Technology, both initiated as Postgraduates in the 2007-2008 academic year. ... [-]