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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 2022
01 Aug 2022
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 2022
Online
 
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
 

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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
Aug 2022
Campus
 
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
Sep 2022
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
 
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
Sep 2022
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
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Become a leader in your field with a Professional Doctorate in Applied Social Science Research. Continue working while you study and graduate with invaluable expertise.

Become a leader in your field with a Professional Doctorate in Applied Social Science Research. Continue working while you study and graduate with invaluable expertise. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
Online
 
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
Sep 2022
Online
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

It is an interuniversity Doctorate Program at the universities of Vigo, a Coruña and Santiago de Compostela with which it is intended to generate an interprofessional space be ... +

It is an interuniversity Doctorate Program at the universities of Vigo, a Coruña and Santiago de Compostela with which it is intended to generate an interprofessional space between the different agents that participate in the protection of Heritage in their different perspectives: documentation and valuation of the asset culture, characterization of the materials of the property and the environment in which it is found, mechanisms of deterioration and diagnosis and, finally, direct or indirect intervention on the Heritage. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish, Gallegan
Oct 2022
10 Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV) is well known for its interdisciplinary study programs, research activities, and high-quality teaching, as well as many curricular and ext ... +

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FDV) is well known for its interdisciplinary study programs, research activities, and high-quality teaching, as well as many curricular and extra-curricular activities. The faculty builds its academic excellence through outstanding theoretical and empirical research, extensive scholarly publishing, and a successful transfer of research results in curricula as well as the industries. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
01 Oct 2022
19 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Public Service
Budapest, Hungary +1 More

The Doctoral School of Military Sciences has a wide spectrum of research fields: Security Studies, Social Aspects of Defence Studies, General Military Theory, Theories of Mili ... +

The Doctoral School of Military Sciences has a wide spectrum of research fields: Security Studies, Social Aspects of Defence Studies, General Military Theory, Theories of Military Science, Defence Logistics and Defence Economics, National Security and Theory of Defence Information Technology and Communication. -
PhD
Full-time
8 semesters
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Georgia Central University
Atlanta, USA

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program is to equip students for the vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges, and universities or ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies program is to equip students for the vocations of teaching and research in theological schools, colleges, and universities or for the academic study of missional and ministerial practice. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Pavol Jozef Safarik University Faculty of Arts
Košice, Slovakia

British and American Studies are an essential part of European philological education in the current era of globalization. Implementation of this field of study in the Ph.D. f ... +

British and American Studies are an essential part of European philological education in the current era of globalization. Implementation of this field of study in the Ph.D. form of study pursues the requirement to make a fundamental contribution to strengthening the theoretical and methodological basis of research and research proper in linguistic and literary disciplines as well as British and American realia and their teaching at a higher education institution. It makes a fundamental contribution to the education of new experts and thus maintains the continuity of this research in Slovakia. Our graduates can work as teachers, translators, interpreters, linguists, employees of travel offices and agencies, text proofreaders, editors, etc. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus