The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
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.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a state in East Asia and the first constitutional republic in Asia. Taiwan has several good universities, many of which have exchange agreements with foreign universities, and these are a good way to experience life in Taiwan.
Top Doctoral Programs in Social Sciences in Taiwan 2019
Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, regional affairs, and strategy. [+]
Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, regional affairs, and strategy.At present, we provide both Ph.D. and master programs for domestic and foreign students who are interested in international affairs or strategic studies.
Requirements for a degree in Ph.D. in Political Science - International Affairs and Strategic Studies
Successful completion of 32 credits of courses, including 9 credits of required courses and 23 credits of elective courses. Students have to pass the qualifying examination and publish at least one research paper in any journal listed in TSSCI or SSCI Index. Students are also required to submit a written doctoral dissertation completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an Oral Examination.... [-]