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A Doctor of Philosophy is generally the highest level of degree that a scholar can receive. Typically lasting 3-4 years, this program requires extensive studying, research, and hard work. Students can earn a PhD in various fields of study. What is a PhD in Social Sciences? This degree focuses on the intricate social relationships of human society. Students may study subjects concerning the human s… Read more

A Doctor of Philosophy is generally the highest level of degree that a scholar can receive. Typically lasting 3-4 years, this program requires extensive studying, research, and hard work. Students can earn a PhD in various fields of study.

What is a PhD in Social Sciences? This degree focuses on the intricate social relationships of human society. Students may study subjects concerning the human society as a whole, such as economics or politics. Some focus areas may include communication studies, social and health services, regional development, and the economy. Program participants can receive hands-on experience while mastering the basic concepts of social sciences.

Scholars who earn a PhD in Social Sciences can become active listeners as well as influential representatives who are aware of public issues. They can also gain communication skills, which can benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

The price of earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree can differ depending on the program, location, and school type. Scholars who are interested in a PhD in Social Sciences can call or email the school of their choice to find the exact cost.

Becoming an expert in social sciences can be beneficial to scholars who are looking for careers in political or social fields of study. Some may choose to become political scientists who analyze both past and present political strategies. Others may choose to become economists, sociologists, or geographers. With a strong understanding of society and social relationships, scholars can become psychologists or anthropologists. With a PhD, some learners may choose to become highly qualified historians or professors.

Fortunately, there are many available locations where students can earn and receive a PhD in Social Sciences. Universities from several countries may offer this degree. Scholars may also have the opportunity to take online PhD programs. 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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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The program is aimed at students who want to acquire knowledge about the theoretical, philosophical, and methodological aspects of political science and the ability to reasona ... +

The program is aimed at students who want to acquire knowledge about the theoretical, philosophical, and methodological aspects of political science and the ability to reasonably and effectively apply existing research and conduct new research on the formation and development of political processes. The students will gain experience and knowledge of research and teaching activities in the field of political science, regional studies, and social sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English, Russian
01 Oct 2023
01 Aug 2023
Campus
 
University of Kentucky Online
Lexington, USA

The University of Kentucky's online DSW degree prepares master's level practitioners to address the diverse needs of our times.

The University of Kentucky's online DSW degree prepares master's level practitioners to address the diverse needs of our times. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2023
Online
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our Ph.D. degree in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality is designed for students who seek to deepen their knowledge in the emergent academic f ... +

Our Ph.D. degree in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality is designed for students who seek to deepen their knowledge in the emergent academic field of women's spirituality, especially as it relates to philosophy and religion, women's studies, and ethnic studies. Students develop advanced skills in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary women's spirituality research and writing and are prepared to make an original contribution to the field. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Institute of Development Studies
Brighton, United Kingdom

The PhD in Development Studies by Research is IDS’s advanced research degree. It is awarded to candidates after a minimum of three years of study, based on completion of origi ... +

The PhD in Development Studies by Research is IDS’s advanced research degree. It is awarded to candidates after a minimum of three years of study, based on completion of original and significant research in the field of Development Studies – which is assessed through a written thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature. It is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of in ... +

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature. It is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, and collaboration. -
PhD
Full-time
48 months
English
Jan 2023
Campus
 
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Prague, Czech Republic

Doctoral studies at the FSS are primarily research-based. However, students are also expected to attend a certain number of graduate seminars and lectures (the exact number de ... +

Doctoral studies at the FSS are primarily research-based. However, students are also expected to attend a certain number of graduate seminars and lectures (the exact number depends on the subject), so it is not possible for students to complete their doctorate by research alone. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English, Czech
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Prague, Czech Republic

A Ph.D. by research is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and ... +

A Ph.D. by research is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and publishable results. A UNYP Ph.D. by research usually requires a minimum of three years, during which time there should be three publications, in literature approved by the University of Bolton. These publications should be in relation to the student's thesis and area of expertise and should develop the student’s knowledge of the subject. The award of this Ph.D. is based purely on these three published works and as such rewards on-going activities rather than additional work. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Geneva, Switzerland

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulou ... +

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real-world applicability. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The Melton Centre offers a Ph.D. program in Jewish Education. Graduates of the program have substantially contributed to the knowledge base of the field and are to be found in ... +

The Melton Centre offers a Ph.D. program in Jewish Education. Graduates of the program have substantially contributed to the knowledge base of the field and are to be found in influential academic and educational positions in Israel and throughout the world. -
PhD
Full-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
University of Wroclaw
Wrocław, Poland

The curriculum at the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences takes into account the recommendations of the Bologna Seminar “Doctoral Programmes for the Euro ... +

The curriculum at the Doctoral College of Political and Administrative Sciences takes into account the recommendations of the Bologna Seminar “Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society”, which was held in 2005 in Salzburg at the initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the European University Association. The recommendations and conclusions from the seminar are continuously promoted by the European University Association. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English, Polish
Oct 2023
31 Aug 2023
Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctor of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. The program will help students develop core strate ... +

The Doctor of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. The program will help students develop core strategic areas of required expertise such as social stratification and hierarchies, family structures, social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Online