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 in the Contemporary Thought Specialism

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 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

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 6 years September 2019 USA Binghamton

The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. [+]

PhD in Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. SPEL recognizes and respects both the Anglo-American (analytic) and Continental (European) traditions, as well as various non-Western traditions, feminist philosophy and critical race theory, and other emerging areas of philosophy. Students with a variety of philosophical interests are welcome to apply to the SPEL program.

Our program offers a terminal Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) track, with specializations in social, political, ethical and/or legal philosophy. The MA is often pursued by students who are interested in postgraduate careers in law, business or public policy. The PhD prepares students for specializations in the most sought-after and fastest-growing areas in contemporary philosophy in colleges and universities. Our Department enjoys highly successful placement rates and aggressive professional development.... [-]


Official doctoral program in logic and philosophy of science

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2019 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. ... [-]


PhD in Philosophy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 30 - 72 months September 2019 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 15 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. [+]

PhD in Philosophy

Normal Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 13 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. Some of them are also seriously engaged in interdisciplinary work, in collaboration with researchers in artificial intelligence, education, linguistics, and mathematics. The work of Lingnan philosophers has been published by leading publishers (like Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press) and in top journals (like British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Mind, Nous, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Philosophy of Science).... [-]


Doctorate in Logic and Philosophy of Science (interuniversity)

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


Doctorate in Philosophy (interuniversity)

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Phd in philosophy

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2019 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.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical and Computational Science

University of Lethbridge
Campus Full time 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge

The Ph.D. program is a four-year program. The format for the degree consists of coursework and a thesis. The student must pass a written and an oral comprehensive examination within the first two years of the program. [+]

About

The Ph.D. program is a four-year program. The format for the degree consists of coursework and a thesis. The student must pass a written and an oral comprehensive examination within the first two years of the program.

The thesis is the most significant component of work towards the degree and involves original research. The first step for any prospective student is to select a potential supervisor and in consultation with the supervisor, organize a research plan including a possible thesis topic, before admission to the program. Faculty research interests are a critical factor in this preliminary decision.

The department is attempting to expand and strengthen its research activities and graduate students will play an important role in this endeavor. Almost all faculty members in the department receive external or internal funding to support their research programs.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought

University of Lethbridge
Campus 48 months September 2019 Canada Lethbridge

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the program are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to inculcate the intellectual and practical tools needed to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major are trained experts, who demonstrate a mosiac of professional skills (e.g., teaching, peer reviews, presentations, critical thinking, etc.) and research competencies. [+]

About

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the program are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to inculcate the intellectual and practical tools needed to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major are trained experts, who demonstrate a mosaic of professional skills (e.g., teaching, peer reviews, presentations, critical thinking, etc.) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that make significant and substantive contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge.... [-]


Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Religions and Philosophies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2019 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 german and french philosophy

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

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.... [-]


PhD in Philosophy

Palacky University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 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 in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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.... [-]