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8 PhD Programs in Social Science

Involving in-depth studies of a specific field and usually requiring the creation of a doctoral dissertation as part of the necessary coursework, a PhD is an advanced degree. It can be the final degree you work towards after completing your bachelor's and master’s degrees. What is a PhD in Social Science? The field of social science focuses on understanding and working with people. This degr… Read more

Involving in-depth studies of a specific field and usually requiring the creation of a doctoral dissertation as part of the necessary coursework, a PhD is an advanced degree. It can be the final degree you work towards after completing your bachelor's and master’s degrees.

What is a PhD in Social Science? The field of social science focuses on understanding and working with people. This degree can focus on a few overlapping concepts and generally takes an interdisciplinary approach to give you a wide range of skills. Some of the coursework you engage in can include studying history, law, geography and sociology. You may focus a lot on how different types of people and cultures interact, and how problem-solving can be managed for both groups and individuals.

This degree can give you social skills that help you to be more successful in personal relationships. Problem-solving skills can be used to help you to overcome obstacles in your life, and a good knowledge of law and government can help you stay up-to-date on current issues and events.

Cost can be an important factor to consider when thinking about entering a degree program. Comparing schools and considering the possible options for taking classes online can help you find a program that suits your lifestyle and budget.

Among the many careers that can be available for somebody with a PhD in Social Science, perhaps the most straightforward is to become a social worker. With this high-level degree, you could also become a professor or teacher at a school. Some other possibilities for jobs can be becoming a historian, anthropologist, or political scientist. You may work as a researcher and contribute to many fields related to social science.

Since there can be many institutions that offer PhD programs, it can benefit you to explore different options before making a decision. 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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GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
L'Aquila, Italy

The PhD curriculum in Mathematics of Natural, Social and Life Sciences at Gran Sasso Science Institute will lead the students to deal not only with the more traditional aspect ... +

The PhD curriculum in Mathematics of Natural, Social and Life Sciences at Gran Sasso Science Institute will lead the students to deal not only with the more traditional aspects of this discipline, such as Pure Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, but also with entirely new problems, requiring the development of the most appropriate tools to deal with the complexity, such as stochastic analysis and computational mathematics. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
01 Nov 2020
11 Jun 2020
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broa ... +

The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Vaasa
Vaasa, Finland

Students of the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree or Doctor of Philosophy in communication studies. Th ... +

Students of the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree or Doctor of Philosophy in communication studies. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies
Camerino, Italy

Area: Legal and Social Sciences

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PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Italian
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field.

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
English
Campus
Online
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +3 More

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have the expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
Online
 
Bond University
Robina, Australia

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, researc ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with research expertise as well as transferable skills that will prepare you for both academic and executive careers in academia, research and industry. -
PhD
Full-time
208 weeks
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
ISPED
São Paulo, Brazil

The ISPED maintained by AELA - Educational Latin American Association and the National University of Córdoba offer Law professionals a totally unique and different course for ... +

The ISPED maintained by AELA - Educational Latin American Association and the National University of Córdoba offer Law professionals a totally unique and different course for those seeking training in a doctorate. This is the Stricto Sensu Program Doctorate in Law and Social Sciences, dynamic, full and recognized worldwide. -
PhD
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 

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