Doctorate in Social Sciences in Europe

Find PhD Programs in Social Sciences in Europe 2018

One must accomplish two things when earning a PhD. First one must understand a particular subject thoroughly. Secondly, one must extensively in knowledge about that subject.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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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PhD in Political Science and International Relations

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations is a proposal of advanced training/education which accommodates the Bologna paradigm. It aims at responding to the demands of fundamental and applied research in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations is a proposal of advanced training/education which accommodates the Bologna paradigm. It aims at responding to the demands of fundamental and applied research in the fields of Political Science and International Relations.

Hence, it is an innovative and comprehensive programme, which endows students with methodological and theoretical up-to-date training. It draws on scientific rigor while seeking to achieve the following specific objectives:

to offer an advanced studies program which consolidates the skills required to develop research; to prepare doctoral students for conducting independent and original scientific research in a branch of knowledge in the field of Political Science and International Relations; to contribute to the progress of theoretical and applied knowledge. ... [-]

PhD in Sociotechnical Systems Modelling

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Latvia Rēzekne

The goal of the doctoral study program is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote the students' theoretical knowledge and research skills and the application of research results in the following areas: [+]

The goal of the doctoral study program is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote the students' theoretical knowledge and research skills and the application of research results in the following areas:

business and tourism information system modeling; systemic regional development planning; the political system and public management modeling; logistics information systems and transport modeling; production process modeling; e-learning system design; simulation technology development.

Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the programme. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus+ mobility for studies.... [-]


PhD in Design, Technology & Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

The Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University welcomes applications for its Master and PhD in Design, Technology, and Society. [+]

PhD in Design, Technology & Society

Developments in current technology offer a wide range of opportunities for creative industries. There are eight fundamental fields in the global market where creative industry can grow: design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage. Creative industries need scholars and professionals who can use interdisciplinary thinking skills to develop new approaches to the utilization of display technologies and digital products. All over the world, there is an expanding need for experts who can creatively manage the convergence of different communication platforms, who can analyze, anticipate and address the changing needs and expectations of individuals (as consumers or as citizens).... [-]


PhD in American Studies

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 years May 2018 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The UCD structured PhD programmes allow students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. [+]

The UCD structured PhD programmes allow students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies. A research degree is based primarily on a research project, usually proposed and developed by the student, who undertakes their research under the supervision of a supervisor and a Doctoral Panel.

A PhD typically takes 4 years full-time and 6 years part-time to complete. The examination for the degree is based on a description of the candidate's research written up as a dissertation and defended in a viva voce (oral examination). The Institute offers expert supervision in all major areas of American Studies (do we add particular topics eg American Politics and Foreign Policy, American Literature and Culture, Media and Conflict, Irish and US Relations)... [-]


PhD in Political Science

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon [+]

Programme description:

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon the existing expertise within the Department of Politics and European Studies (DPES) at Palacký University.

The three – year PhD program in political science is profiled as a modern political science study accentuating four key pillars:

highly professional theoretical preparedness; a thorough methodological and analytical preparedness; the scientific-pedagogical erudition; professional language skills. ... [-]

PhD in International Relations

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 - 8 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

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. [+]

The proposal should cover

clear definition and substantiation of the topic review of the literature and the current state of the art in the area of the project objectives of the project assumed methodology a list of references

Applicants for the doctoral program in the field of International Relations may choose a dissertation topic from the list of priority topics provided by the Department of International Relations (IR) and the Department of Security Studies for the given academic year (these topics are published on the IR Department’s webpage by the end of March 2018 at the latest). The applicants are strongly advised to consult potential supervisor regarding the research proposal prior its submission. The admission procedure runs in two rounds. In the first round the admission board evaluates the research proposal on the basis of its academic value and its compatibility with the priority topics offered by the Departments and sets the required threshold in points for the advance to the second round. Applicants who pass the threshold are invited for an interview. The interview is evaluated in points as well. The Dean of the Faculty sets the required threshold needed for admission. The interview aims to assess... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

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. [+]

The beginning of 1.1.2018 Doctoral programme of administrative sciences and Doctoral programme of languages and communication are combined to a Doctoral programme of Social Sciences.

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.

The scientific resources of the programme are those of the research fields of the main subjects of the unit of Administrative Sciences. The contents of the programme are decided upon by the groups of the programme. The main subjects are regional studies, public management, public law, social and health management, and communication studies.... [-]


PhD in Political Science, Public Policy Track

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time September 2018 Hungary Budapest

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary. [+]

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary.

Modern policymaking, devoted to the principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, needs to be based on a sound academic analysis. The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is designed for scholars interested in conducting research on the cause, function, nature, and outcome of public policy.

The program prepares graduate students for careers in both academic and applied research institutions. Core courses focus on the development of professional level research and analytical skills in the fields of European and international public policy, comparative policy analysis, and political economy.... [-]


PhD in Clinical Psychology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia

The aims set for the programme in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge. [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Clinical Psychology (Ph.D., 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 210 Profile of the Programme

Aims

The aims set for the programme in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge.

Objectives

By the end of their training students should be competent in the areas of:... [-]


Doctor of International Relations

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

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. [+]

Doctor of International RelationsThe Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and develops academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real-world applicability.The Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) confers doctoral degrees on the basis of two distinct modalities:Doctor of International Relations by Research The GSD-DIR research programme offers a unique and exciting intellectual environment for the in-depth and interdisciplinary study of International Relations and Diplomacy. Students can pursue their doctoral programme by distance on a full-time (3 years) or part-time basis (6 years) with 9-10 mandatory on-site visits to Geneva.The programme has already attracted highly skilled and experienced students from across the world, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Hungary, India, Nigeria, Paki­stan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan, Russia, and the USA. Students have devel­oped and are carrying out research in areas as diverse as traditional and new security issues, diplomacy, political economy, human rights, geopolitics and post-colonial studies. GSD post-graduate students work closely with their assigned supervisor and work intensively to develop at the highest level the potential of each candidate, both from methodological and theoretical points of view.... [-]


PhD by Research

Institute of Development Studies
Campus Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Brighton

We offer a programme of supervised study leading to a PhD in topics closely related to our current research priorities. [+]

World-leaders in development studies

IDS is a leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex. The University of Sussex is ranked first in the world for development studies. This QS World Ranking reflects the strong reputation and quality of research and course offerings across campus, including by IDS.

Research at IDS

IDS is dedicated to research on processes of social, political and economic development and change in order to understand problems of poverty and development-related issues in local, national and global realms. Through our research we seek to achieve our vision of equal and sustainable societies, both locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice.... [-]


PhD in General Anthropology

Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Graduates, proficient in methods and practical aspects of scientific research as regards the general anthropological disciplines, are able to conduct field researchers into anthropological issues in line with their specializations while observing a scientist’s code of ethics. They are able to accurately formulate the results of their scientific work so as to publish them in high-standard journals or to responsibly popularise them. [+]

The doctoral study programme at CU FHS is organized in the full-time (4 years) and correspondence form of study. The programme allows studies focused on philosophical, historical, socio-cultural and socio-linguistic anthropology and human ethology. The task of the programme, in general, is grasping the theoretical basics and methods of this field and mastering the methodology of academic research.

The curriculum of Ph.D. students includes: - The studies are organized in two modules, whereas the first module is compulsory for all students in the programme, the second one is selected on the basis of the consultations with the supervisor. - Ph.D. seminar - a compulsory exam in a living language - the defense of the student’s dissertation The concept of the study programme is determined by the department council.... [-]


PhD in Latin American Studies

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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 Political Science and related study disciplines. The study is designed as an overview of area studies and political science focusing on Latin America. [+]

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 Political Science and related study disciplines. The study is designed as an overview of area studies and political science focusing on Latin America.

What are Latin American Studies about?

The PhD study of the field Latin American Studies aims at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on Latin America. The PhD study is designed especially for students with a Master´s Degree in Political Science or related disciplines. The study concentrates primarily on comparative research of Latin America with the objective to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to social, political and economic problems of the Latin American region. Experience studying in Latin America... [-]


PhD Early Stage Researchers for ‘Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism’ (FATIGUE)

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 Hungary Budapest

FATIGUE is the project of five universities, aiming to explain and interpret the transition fatigue of post-Communist societies. Following the collapse of state socialism, the liberalization of public life, the democratization of politics, the abolition of state-run economies and the introduction of markets commenced in the states of the former Soviet bloc. [+]

OPEN POSITIONS

We are looking for Early Stage Researchers for this project!

The Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of World Economy, is seeking to appoint three high-caliber Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to join the Marie SkłodowskaCurie Innovative Training Network on ‘Delayed Transformational Fatigue in Central and Eastern Europe: Responding to the Rise of Illiberalism/Populism’ (FATIGUE).

Application deadline: 28th February 2018

Position: Early Stage Researcher

Location: Corvinus University of Budapest (Years 1 and 3), and University College London or University of Tartu (Year 2)

Working Time: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Duration: Fixed-Term (1st August 2018 – 31st July 2021)... [-]


Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the International Territorial Studies programme [+]

Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the international Territorial Studies programme, offers doctoral Degree study specialization of International Relations and European Studies in both Czech and English.

Doctoral Degree students are required to prepare, upon consultation with their supervisor, an individual study plan. The individual study plan stipulates the requirements students must meet in the course of their Doctoral Degree studies. The individual study plan contains a list of selected courses of the specialization, the schedule of the Doctoral Degree programme, the plan of scientific, pedagogic, and publishing activities of the student, as well as a suggested title for their Doctoral thesis.... [-]