Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.
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Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government, and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship. [+]
Whether you want to explore issues facing the public officials who caucus in buildings just blocks from campus or master international relations, political science students receive broad exposure to the discipline, while gaining an understanding about how politics, government, and governance shape the world and its quality of citizenship.
What to Expect
As a political science major, you will be selecting courses from fields such as American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public administration and policy, and political theory, while also developing one or two individualized areas of interest.
You will learn how to research the answers to important questions related to politics, political values, and public policy. You will benefit from a wide variety of course offerings and have the opportunity to complete a public service internship to gain hands-on experience.... [-]
We offer a programme of supervised study leading to a PhD in topics closely related to our current research priorities. [+]
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.... [-]
As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. [+]
As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. With Walden’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program, you can become a more authoritative advocate for social justice and gain the credentials to be recognized as a leader in your field. Choose from multiple specializations to align your studies with your interests, including Medical Social Work, Addictions and Social Work, and Clinical Expertise. One of the few offered online, the DSW program has a challenging curriculum that can help you acquire the skills to evaluate, design, and execute social welfare programs that make a positive difference. A Master of Social Work (MSW) is required to enroll in this program.... [-]
We can offer Ph.D. supervision in a wide range of themes and disciplines, with particular expertise in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language education, translation, international development, African studies, American studies, European studies and East Asian studies. [+]
The School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) is one of the largest, well-established departments of its kind in the UK. We can offer Ph.D. supervision in a wide range of themes and disciplines, with particular expertise in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, language education, translation, international development, African studies, American studies, European studies and East Asian studies.
As a doctoral student, you can undertake your studies on a full- or part-time basis under the supervision of internationally recognized researchers who will welcome you into our vibrant research environment. Our doctoral students are fully supported throughout their period of study by their supervisory team, the Graduate School and the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR).... [-]
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.... [-]
The Anthropology and Social Change PhD focuses on activist anthropology and social change. [+]
PhD in Anthropology and Social Change
Anthropology and Social Change is a small, innovative graduate department with a particular focus on activist scholarship, militant research, and social change. Our unique approach to ethnographic research methodology dissolves traditional barriers between research and political activism, between insiders and outsiders, and between researchers and protagonists. Ethnography is a tool for "creating the conditions we describe." We engage in the process of co-research to explore existing alternatives and possibilities for social change.
Students learn how to apply the practice of direct action to the research process with the support of talented faculty. We set out to create the conditions we describe when our research begins to embody the values of the world we want to create.... [-]
The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America. It approaches the study of complex, real-world problems within an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary framework. The program design brings the research intensity of a traditional doctorate to an applied, professional focus. [+]
The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program responds to the growing demand nationally and internationally for scholar-practitioners who can provide intellectual leadership in the workplace, and help build sustainable organizations, communities, and societies in an age of global interdependence.
An alternative to traditional doctoral programs, the Doctor of Social Sciences focuses on the interdisciplinary applications of the social sciences to complex, real-world problems of direct concern to organizations, communities, and society in general.
The program of study is designed to build your knowledge and understanding of a range of applied social research methodologies and their relevance to specific practical social purposes. The DSocSci program is based on the academic and professional expertise of the faculty at Royal Roads University. Doctoral programs of study should align with one of the university’s four strategic research themes and be linked to the subject expertise of the university’s academic programming.... [-]
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.... [-]
Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study. [+]
Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study.
A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.
We encourage our students to play an active role in the school's research centers and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole.
The school runs a weekly colloquium for postgraduate research students, giving you the opportunity to present your work in front of other research students and staff with similar research interests.
Politics and international relations research areas include:... [-]
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. [+]
Oral entrance exam:
During the entrance examination interview, applicants must demonstrate ability to defend their research proposal in critical discussion and prove that they
• can formulate research questions,
• understand their topic’s broader context, and
• are fairly knowledgeable in public and social policy and related disciplines.Priority topics of research projects for entrance examination:
(Other topics are not excluded, but they should be consulted and agreed upon by a future supervisor in advance.)
Public and social policies
Policy of social insurance and social security... [-]
A specialized online Ph.D. offered by an intergovernmental university with recognized expertise in interfaith studies.[+]
The DIRD (and DIFS) are unique programs in the sense that they are actually offered by an intergovernmental organization with a university charter and an additional mandate in inter-religious dialogue and diplomacy. Notably, EUCLID is the only university which has received the first prize of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, presented by H.M. King Abdullah of Jordan (photo below).PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
EUCLID offers several closely related but nevertheless distinct graduate programs:DIRD: Ph.D. in Interreligious Dialogue and Diplomacy DIFS: Ph.D. in Interfaith Studies DCRel/DCCTh: PhD in Comparative Religion / Comparative Christian Theology
This page focuses on the DIRD: EUCLID’s Ph.D. in Inter-Religious Dialogue and Diplomacy, the umbrella program designed to train diplomats, government officials and civil servants in this complex and specialized field. These programs, delivered 100% online, exist to prepare government officials, social workers, clergy, theologians and faculty members to successfully and constructively engage in inter-religious dialogue and diplomacy. This program assumes a strong interest in religion, spirituality, theology, critical thinking, academic research and global affairs. Furthermore, it is open to students from all religious backgrounds including non-believers, although its focus may be of special interest to Muslims and Christians since it was—to an extent—developed in response to the “Common Word” initiative. However, it does assume the following:... [-]
The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of economics and government. [+]
Official qualification awarded by the Menéndez Pelayo International University, in collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset .
The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of economics and government.General data
Director: Dr. Salvador Rus Rufino
Title: Doctorate in Economics and Government
Price: 5,000 euros * (UIMP rates). Renewal of IUIOG registration for extension request: 250 euros / course.
Duration: 3 years (full time) or 5 years (part time). With the possibility of requesting a maximum of two extensions of one year (full-time) or two years and one more (part-time)... [-]
A Ph.D., by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. The teaching and learning style at Ph.D. level takes the form of 1:1 supervision, e-learning, and workshops. [+]
Doctoral studies at the Faculty of International Relations take three years and the students are awarded, upon successful completion of the course, the degree... [+]
The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction. [+]
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction.
Research students are encouraged to attend weekly training sessions to introduce them to a number of practical techniques and vocational skills utilized within the development profession; fortnightly seminars on topics relevant to Development Studies and, where appropriate, post-experience workshops.... [-]