PhD Program in Philosophy in Europe

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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

For students seeking to advance their skills and knowledge on philosophy, there is a chance to take a 3-year full time doctorate course. It provides broad knowledge in the field with opening channels to the areas of interest. International students have an opportunity to get quality skills and ideas in philosophy from any part of the world.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Official Doctoral Program In Logic And Philosophy Of Science

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 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. [+]

PhD Degrees in Philosophy in Europe 2017/2018. 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. It is distinguished from other, more generalist programs, by their clearly specialized nature. This makes it extraordinarily valued in the European and Latin American academic field. Its main virtue is the team of more than 50 high-level researchers who make it up, very prominent from the academic point of view and also very dedicated to this exciting interuniversity project with a clear objective: To train highly qualified researchers in Logic and Argumentation, Philosophy Of Science, Philosophy of Language and Social Studies of Science and Technology, capable of responding to the growing social demands in this area. Why study the degree The Area of ​​Logic and Philosophy of Science stands out for its academic and research level, both in Spain and Latin America. It... [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 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 specialise in. [+]

Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies 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 specialise 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 centres run regular evening lecture series, workshops, and conferences which host visiting speakers from other universities in Britain, Europe, and globally. As you think about commencing your PhD with us, we invite you to contact a potential supervisor in your area of interest, ideally with a first draft of your project proposal. This member of staff will then advise you on your project and on any questions you might have before making your application. Further Information Research areas and expertise of our academic staff Current PhD research projects and previous thesis titles Procedural... [-]

PhD in Philosophy

Palacky University
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 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. Study program is modular with a credit system. [+]

PhD Degrees in Philosophy in Europe 2017/2018. 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. 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 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. Admission to Doctoral Study Programme In order to be admitted into the doctoral study programme a student has to successfully defend the Master's thesis, pass the final state exam or Master's exam in the field of Philosophy and successfully pass the admission interview. At the interview, all applicants have to present the committee with a proposal for their intended dissertation, a suggestion of the most appropriate methods and a time plan of its implementation, as well as an overview of the essential literature. Prior to the interview the applicants are required to obtain a preliminary approval from their supervisor with whom they agree on the dissertation topic and the method of its implementation. If the candidates have not passed the... [-]

PhD in FdV Life Science

Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Campus Full time September 2017 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 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 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. Degree requirements The PhD at the FdV program represents a combination of research experience gained in the hosting lab and experience in interdisciplinary science-related activities gained through the doctoral school. Students are required to complete the FdV training program, which consists of at least 300 hours of training. Half of the hours must be completed through FdV approved courses, workshops, or activities and the remainder may be completed through external programs, international conferences, summer schools, etc. The doctoral school does not require a determined number of publications to authorize the defense. However, it recommends that students are involved in 3 publications during their thesis: One research article written with... [-]

PhD in Philosophy

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

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

PhD Degrees in Philosophy in Europe 2017/2018. The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a PhD Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The PhD programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines. What are Philosophy studies about? The PhD study in Philosophy aims to provide a high-quality education and research training in the field of contemporary philosophy, with special focus on the philosophy of social sciences. The PhD 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. !!! Financial terms for studying in the English doctoral programme Philosophy A privately paying PhD student pays € 3,000 per year, which may be divided into a maximum of two instalments (the first instalment of at least € 1,500 to be paid by the end of November, the other instalment to be paid by the end of March at the latest). Under certain conditions it is possible to gain entitlement to a monthly scholarship of € 430. These conditions are as follows: - For the first study term: the applicant must be accepted and enrolled in a study programme and the Branch Board must assess the PhD thesis project as the best or second best from all approved projects (only 2 applicants every year gain a scholarship). - For... [-]

PhD in Philosophy in the Contemporary Thought Specialism

Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 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 Programme’s 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 as 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 Longevity Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Longevity Studies offer integrated study on the boarder 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 Degrees in Philosophy in Europe 2017/2018. Longevity Studies enable 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 population (as the gerontology) but it also reflect 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 boarder 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. The doctoral postgraduate Longevity studies qualifies highly skilled and knowledgeable specialists in research, expertise and transfer of knowledge into the practice. On the scientific level they are able to tackle problems related to longevity of human life. They are aware and able to use relevant scientific methods, to coordinate interdisciplinary teams and to publish both scientific publications and materials for decision making on all adequate levels and problems related to longevity. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The examination consists of a 1. Discussion about the research project (of the dissertation). (max. 12 points) 2. Examination on English language proficiency (max. 4 points) Entrance examination will check the ability to communicate in... [-]

PhD in Philosophy

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The graduate is a highly educated expert who has shown an ability to develop their knowledge in a creative way. [+]

The language of instruction is English. Philosophy is a fee-paying programme; the annual study fee is 70 000 CZK. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Admission to the PhD programme requires a master’s degree from a recognised university. The programme is intended for those capable of advanced philosophical research and interested in teaching philosophy. entrance examination: one-round examination, interview Assessment of the Applicant’s previous studies, research and other academic activities: 0–25 points; Assessment and discussion of the Applicant’s project of the PhD dissertation: 0–25 points. Assessment of the Applicant’s knowledge of philosophical literature (based on the list submitted by the Applicant): 0–10 points. Suggested PhD topics and potential supervisor must be consulted beforehand with the Chair of the Programme Board. The Programme Board does not suggest or impose particular PhD topics, but allows applicants to suggest research projects according to their personal preferences. The applicant has to submit: (i) project of the PhD dissertation (3 – 5 pages), (ii) CV including description of previous study programmes, (iii) list of literature relevant to the project, (iv) summary of previous research and other academic activities. Conditions for admission The applicant is admitted if he/she obtains a minimum of 30 points in the entrance examination and, at the same time, scores enough points to place among the maximum number of students admitted to the respective programme (refer to the Admission Procedure Specifications applicable to the individual degree programmes); admissions will be granted to all applicants who score the same number of... [-]

PhD in Practical and Ecumenical Theology and Theological Ethics

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Practical and Ecumenical Theology and Theological Ethics is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to think theologically and to deepen their knowledge of the theological tradition in its ecumenical, practical, and ethical dimensions on an expert level. [+]

PhD Degrees in Philosophy in Europe 2017/2018. The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Practical and Ecumenical Theology and Theological Ethics is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to think theologically and to deepen their knowledge of the theological tradition in its ecumenical, practical, and ethical dimensions on an expert level. Students learn to critically analyse and reflect on the knowledge acquired and methods used in their field, and to interpret them both in their own specific contexts and in the interdisciplinary settings of contemporary scholarly knowledge. Depending on the subject of their dissertation project, their studies are focused on the relevant specialisation in the field of ecumenical or practical theology (for example, homiletics, catechetics, poimenics, practical ecclesiology, hymnology, or missiology), or on theological ethics or Christian social work (diaconia). At the same time, however, they retain the appropriate breadth of vision and interdisciplinary orientation that pertains to all branches of theology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria On the basis of their fully completely and properly submitted application form, applicants are invited to an entrance interview, where they must defend the proposal for their research project before the branch council and gain approval for their individual study plan. On the basis of the recommendation of the branch council the Dean of the Faculty decides on whether they will be admitted to study. Conditions for admission Completion of studies at Master’s level, successful defence of proposal for the research... [-]

PhD in Historical and Systematic Theology

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Historical and Systematic Theology is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to think theologically and to deepen their knowledge of the theological tradition in its historical and systematic dimensions on an expert level. [+]

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Historical and Systematic Theology is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to think theologically and to deepen their knowledge of the theological tradition in its historical and systematic dimensions on an expert level. Students learn to critically analyse and reflect on the knowledge acquired and methods used in their field, and to interpret them both in their own specific contexts and in the interdisciplinary settings of contemporary scholarly knowledge. Depending on the subject of their dissertation project, their studies are focused on a specific specialised field of historical or systematic theology (for example, church history, the history of dogma, systematic theology, or dogmatics), but at the same time they retain the appropriate breadth of vision and interdisciplinary orientation that pertains to all branches of theology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria On the basis of their fully completely and properly submitted application form, applicants are invited to an entrance interview, where they must defend the proposal for their research project before the branch council and gain approval for their individual study plan. On the basis of the recommendation of the branch council the Dean of the Faculty decides on whether they will be admitted to study. Conditions for admission Completion of studies at Master’s level, successful defence of proposal for the research project before the branch council and approval of the individual study plan by the branch council. Recommended literature, sample questions... [-]

PhD in Philosophy of Religion

Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using philosophical tools and approaches, religious phenomena and issues relating to the religious dimension of human culture, including theological thought and its traditions. [+]

PhD Degrees in Philosophy in Europe 2017/2018. The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using philosophical tools and approaches, religious phenomena and issues relating to the religious dimension of human culture, including theological thought and its traditions. Students learn to reflect critically on these approaches and their results and to interpret them both in their specific context and within the framework of current academic knowledge. In direct connection with its multidisciplinary nature, this study programme develops the skills necessary for analysing complex issues, and students learn to combine various specialist perspectives and discourses in evaluating specific findings and testing hypotheses, while at the same time ensuring that the methods used are appropriate, the thinking is precise, and complex or controversial problems are expressed clearly. The study programme not only leads to the acquisition of expert knowledge and skills, but also develops the ability to understand views, concepts, teachings and theories that are non-traditional or differ from one’s own, cultivates argumentative approaches to critical debate, and refines the ability to evaluate oneself and to formulate one’s own opinion or position. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria shrink On the basis of their fully completely and properly submitted application form, applicants are invited to an entrance interview, where they must defend the proposal for their research project before the branch council and gain approval for their individual study plan.... [-]

PhD in Philosophy and History of Science

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

A graduate of the doctoral study program in Philosophy and the History of Natural Science possesses extensive knowledge in the field of philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific disciplines (primarily biology), as well as thorough familiarity with their history. [+]

Philosophy of science investigates the principles of rational understanding to animate as well as inanimate nature. The scientific knowledge has period specific nature characterized by the noun paradigm. The history of a science represents the merger of scientific and other cultural influences. Historical development of a particular scientific branch provides the specific depiction of a paradigm under investigation. „Philosophy and History of Science“ is primary accessible to graduates of Faculty of Sciences and Philosophical Faculty; entrance requirements involves the possession of MSc or MA degree (Mgr). Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required... [-]

PhD in Philosophy

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of doctoral programme is capable of research activity in the area of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of education. He is acquainted with ontological, gnoseological and ethical assumptions of philosophical thinking from both diachronic and synchronic aspect. [+]

PhD Degrees in Philosophy in Europe 2017/2018. Characteristics of the Studies Studies are addressed to those interested in theoretical and philosophical superstructure field of philosophy and social sciences. Prerequisite to it is completion of studies in a Master's Degree Programme with the preferences or a related field. The graduate of doctoral programme is capable of research activity in the area of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of education. They are acquainted with ontological, gnoseological and ethical assumptions of philosophical thinking from both diachronic and synchronic aspect. They understand the habitual nature of education from the philosophical viewpoint and are able to contribute to the development of European and planetary thinking. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Admission process consists of: - Discussion of the applicant’s own scientific work up to 10 pages including bibliography, which demonstrates their depth of focus in the research theme they would like to address in their doctoral studies. The project should include the characteristics of the research problem, the basic idea of the objectives and structure of the issue and the considered methods from theoretical, research and professional literature. - Discussion of the scientific literature from the philosophy Evaluation Criteria: The applicant can get a maximum of ten points, the number of points for the admission to study is getting at least seven points. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: a) to deliver a certified copy of completion of Master’s degree programme, b) to pass an... [-]

PhD in Applied Ethics

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. [+]

Study of Applied Ethics is about systematic training in critical reflection on own and others attitudes, in recognition of hidden assumptions and prejudices and overlooked ethical issues. We can say in other words that it is about deepening understanding approach – and in this case it is the area of humanities in a broad sense. The aim of these studies is therefore an effort to create a space for systematic scientific work that focuses on the ethical dimension of various disciplines or professions. During the studies the adepts have to manage also the methods of scientific work and its professional presentation. Study plan for PhD. students includes: so called comparative examination: one-term course completed by an examination in the fields, which the candidate has not studied, but which are necessary for doctoral studies; compulsory part: two two-term courses completed by an examination; optional part: a choice of six one-term courses completed by an examination; PhD seminar; other duties: an article in peer-reviewed publications, 2 reviews, 2 lectures, seminar for students, participation in two conferences. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination includes: The candidate has to defend the research project, which must reflect the theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of Applied Ethics (max. 10 points). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the admission process, a completed application for doctoral studies must be submitted by April, 30th 2017 at latest, including the following attachments: The brief professional biography; The proposal of a... [-]