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4 PhD Programs in Social Policy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a degree that allows students to specialize in a subject and be seen as proficient in that field. This degree requires a completed dissertation with extensive research that contributes to already existing material. With a PhD, a student is afforded greater opportunities in his or her career. What is a PhD in Social Policy? This degree enables students to utilize met… Read more

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a degree that allows students to specialize in a subject and be seen as proficient in that field. This degree requires a completed dissertation with extensive research that contributes to already existing material. With a PhD, a student is afforded greater opportunities in his or her career.

What is a PhD in Social Policy? This degree enables students to utilize methodological and theoretical skills to identify and analyze social issues, as well as how they relate to social and public policy. Students in this program will generally learn about various social issues, including housing crises, education, and health policies, and how these interact with politics locally and internationally. Students may focus their degrees on social work, public policy, social policy, and sociology, among others.

Throughout a PhD in Social Policy degree, individuals may acquire superb communication skills necessary for working with a variety of different social or organizational groups. They will also be able to conduct research and develop new policies with their problem solving and analytical skills.

Completing a PhD in Social Policy may take between three and eight years, and the cost will vary depending on the institution chosen. Researching the school and program is a must for any student.

A PhD in Social Policy equips an individual with invaluable life and professional skills that are sought after in many career fields. One option is to become a university professor. Other options include a human resources officer, an international aid worker, a consultant for public affairs, a youth or social worker, or even a law enforcement detective. This degree lends itself to a variety of industries, including medical, civil service, and charity work, making it adaptable to a variety of fields.

Furthering your education may help in advancing your career. To begin your professional development, 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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Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

Our doctoral program aims to produce experts who are able to pursue research and analytical work with creativity. It aims to expand their theoretical and methodological knowle ... +

Our doctoral program aims to produce experts who are able to pursue research and analytical work with creativity. It aims to expand their theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills and to deepen their ability to grasp scholarship and social reality with a critical mindset. Graduates will be able to use these skills to identify and analyze important social issues in their proper context, the links between the behavior of social actors and their interests, values, and strategies, and the shaping and implementation of public policy. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Prague , Czech Republic

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities ... +

The Public and Social Policy (PSP) doctoral study programme prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia as well as other types of activities requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in PSP. This programme is open to all master degree graduates or equivalent. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun , Hong Kong

The Doctor of Policy Studies programme has flexible delivery modes and strong experiential learning elements including field visits, and academic workshops and seminars. The f ... +

The Doctor of Policy Studies programme has flexible delivery modes and strong experiential learning elements including field visits, and academic workshops and seminars. The field visits (including overseas tours) are to ensure that students understand the current mindsets and practices regarding policy studies in other countries and can conduct their research from an international perspective, without simply relying on textbooks, journals, and other publications. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 72 months
English
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun , Hong Kong

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of r ... +

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. -
PhD
Full-time
30 - 72 months
English
Sep 2020
01 Dec 2020
Campus
 

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