Doctorate Degrees in Sociology

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Sociology

Sociology is a broad field of study, offering candidates the opportunity to focus on an area of specialization that is of particular interest to them. A PhD Sociology degree prepares graduates for work in careers such as academic institutions, non-profit organizations, government, and private sector agencies.

There are many programs across the globe offering PhD Sociology programs. Some universities focus more on certain areas of specialization than others. Some examples of areas of specialization for PhD Sociology include social movements, politics and culture, ethnicity and race, urban sociology, clinical sociology, and social psychology. Candidates pursuing this degree are expected to conduct quality research and complete a dissertation or thesis that contributes to the field of study.

If you are considering a PhD Sociology degree, then scroll through the options below and you may find that next step toward your professional and personal goals!      
      

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PhD in Women’s Spirituality

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

The Women's Spirituality program is located at the intersection of Women/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and Religion. Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. PhD in Philosophy and Religion with Concentration in Women's Spirituality The Women's Spirituality program is located at the intersection of Women/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and Religion. Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. We join with those who seek to end the exploitation of marginalized social groups and address the suffering of the Earth and its many species. Our faculty is internationally known and includes many pioneers in the interdisciplinary field of Women’s Spirituality. Overview Founded by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, this doctoral program is located at the intersection of women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, and philosophy. Through evening and weekend classes, online courses, and a semi-distance option, the program offers you a flexible format that allows you to integrate your studies with your professional and/or family life. Our PhD program: Offers you rigorous academic training that is grounded in transdisciplinary, spiritual, and feminist methodologies Prepares you to conduct original research in one of the following areas: Women in World Religions; Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism; and Women's Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing Provides a community of engaged scholars who are taking leadership on national and global issues related to women, gender, ecology, and spirituality Your doctoral dissertation makes an original contribution to cross-disciplinary scholarship in this emergent field. Areas of Emphasis for the PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality Women and World... [-]

PhD in Sociology

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

The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. [+]

Programme description: The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. It seeks to reflect topical issues of contemporary society in global context. The core PhD courses include: Dissertation Colloquia; Dissertation Seminars; Methodological and Specialisation Courses; Readings in Sociological Theory; Sociological Research Practice; Theory of Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies. Graduate´s profile and employability: The graduates will acquire knowledge of contemporary sociological theories in the context of the canon of social thought, of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and of a chosen area of specialisation. These will be complemented with selected soft skills (e.g. communication and IT skills), pedagogical and technical research skills (e.g. scholarly editing and bibliographic research). PhD students are expected to conduct their own original research leading to a doctoral dissertation and to contribute to the advancement of sociological knowledge by participating in workshops, conferences, publications and other activities of the international scholarly communities. The programme provides education and training for professions in institutions of higher education, research institutes and think tanks, private sector, NGOs, governmental organisations, etc. App. test requirements: Applications are accepted usually once a year (enrolment for the Winter Semester), sometimes twice a year (enrolment for the Summer Semester). The entrance examination consists of an interview, at which the applicant presents his/her dissertation project. In exceptional cases the examination may take a written form. A Skype interview may also be arranged.... [-]

PhD in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-Level Governance

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

The Joint Doctorate (PhD) in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-Level Governance is an existing three-year, interdisciplinary, joint academic programme managed by the University of Padova in Italy, the University of Zagreb in Croatia, Western Sydney University in Australia and Panteion University, Athens in Greece. The joint degree in its current form results in a Dottorato di Ricerca in Italy, a Doktorat iz društvenih znanosti in Croatia, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Australia, and a Didactoriko Diploma in Greece. All information pertaining to the degree can be found on its website: http://www.humanrights-jointphd.org/ and the website of the Human Rights Centre of the coordinating institution, the University of Padova: http://unipd-centrodirittiumani.it/en/attivita/Human-Rights-Society-and-Multi-level-Governance/981. [+]

Joint Degree with the University of Padova, the University of Zagreb, the University of Western Sydney, and Panteion University, Athens

Duration (years): 3 Years or 6 Semesters Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

The Joint Doctorate (PhD) in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-Level Governance is an existing three-year, interdisciplinary, joint academic programme managed by the University of Padova in Italy, the University of Zagreb in Croatia, Western Sydney University in Australia and Panteion University, Athens in Greece. The joint degree in its current form results in a Dottorato di Ricerca in Italy, a Doktorat iz društvenih znanosti in Croatia, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Australia, and a Didactoriko Diploma in Greece. All information pertaining to the degree can be found on its website: http://www.humanrights-jointphd.org/ and the website of the Human Rights Centre of the coordinating institution, the University of Padova: http://unipd-centrodirittiumani.it/en/attivita/Human-Rights-Society-and-Multi-level-Governance/981.... [-]


Doctorate In Social Sciences (DCS)

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Campus Full time 9 semesters July 2018 Mexico Monterrey

PhD in Social Sciences (DCS) is a program focused on research and its purpose is to train scientists in social sciences capable of developing into various professional fields to contribute to the explanation of social phenomena in the world today, particularly in the field of development social and dynamics of regionalization and globalization. [+]

Description The PhD in Social Sciences (DCS) is a program focused on research and its purpose is to train scientists in social sciences capable of developing into various professional fields to contribute to the explanation of social phenomena in the world today, particularly in the field of social development and the dynamics of regionalization and globalization. The program also raises contribute to the decentralization of the national education system at the graduate level and strengthen the capacities of social science research in northeast Mexico. Target Doctorate in Social Sciences aims: Train researchers with the ability to apply the main currents of thought in the social sciences by mastering the methodological and analytical tools. Produce scientific knowledge that contribute to the explanation of contemporary social phenomena especially in the fields of Social Development and Regional and International Studies. Participate, by generating relevant and meaningful knowledge in designing projects that have a positive impact on society from academia way, civil society organizations and / or government areas. Promote training and consolidation of social science research in the northeast of the country by training human resources in teaching and research in northeast Mexico. Addressed to Doctorate in Social Sciences is aimed at people with: Analytical skills and critical thinking. verbal and logical-mathematical skills. intellectual curiosity and critical spirit. Interest in the study of social development linked to social phenomena, regional studies and globalization. To ensure high quality of candidates, applicants must have the following attributes which will be supported by the documents listed... [-]

PhD in Sociology

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

The PhD program in Sociology aims to prepare students to carry out high quality research in economic sociology and related social areas. In order to achieve this goal we offer courses in sociological theory, methodology, stratification, economic sociology, and subject area topics. [+]

The PhD program in Sociology aims to prepare students to carry out high quality research in economic sociology and related social areas. In order to achieve this goal we offer courses in sociological theory, methodology, stratification, economic sociology, and subject area topics. PhD students are supposed to take part in research seminars from the beginning, where their topic is discussed and developed.

The program includes the following specialization areas:

Economic sociology - Migration studies - Financial culture of everyday life –

Corruption and social norms –Subjective well-being – Information technology and society – Local society – Unemployment - Labour market – Social policy –... [-]


PhD in Communication Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to explore a wide range of forms of human communication from a variety of perspectives that connect the local and the global and are rooted in African contexts and experiences. As an inherently interdisciplinary and flexible programme, the MA in Communication Studies intersects a multiplicity of fields and areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers an opportunity to explore their complementarity and interconnectedness. This qualification provides students the opportunity to master the art of independent studies by writing a research thesis under the supervision of a senior researcher. The focus of the dissertation is based on the proposal submitted by the student and decided upon jointly with the supervisor(s). Admission requirements The admission requirements are specified by the general university entrance requirements, not excluding the discretion of the Postgraduate Admission Committee or the Head of the Department. The closing date for applications for this degree is 31 October of the preceding year for the first semester and 30 April of the same year for the second semester. Contact details Name: Prof Pier Paolo Frassinelli Tel: 011 559 2810 / Email: pierpaolof@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Public and Social Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

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. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria 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 - Educational policy - Health policy - Anti-corruption policy - Drug policy - Tobacco control policy Public sector - Public sector´s efficiency - Public policies´ efficiency evaluation - Impact analysis of public policies (qualitative and quantitative analysis) - Public procurement and its impacts on public policy Governance - Strategic governance - Relationships between market, state and media - Partnership of public and civic sector - Systemic corruption Public Administration - Public administration reforms and their impact on public policy - Modernisation of public administration (comparison of the EU countries and design of modernisation models for the Czech Republic) - Decision making in public administration and its impact on public policies´ efficiency - Computerization of public administration as a support for public policies´ performance - Inspection systems of public administration as an instrument of efficient functioning of public policies - Public administration employees – their roles, competences, expectations Cross-cutting issues - Policy work... [-]

PhD in Social Science

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance. [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, program-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees. Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research. The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance. Typically, students may choose to specialize either in the field of Political Economy, which covers areas of specialization in politics, economics, regional geography, international relations and Science, Technology and Society (STS), or Social Relations and its attendant specialization in the disciplines of sociology, psychology, anthropology, and demography. To ensure that our PhD graduates have strong research skills, students are required to take the following four compulsory methodology courses regardless of their field of specialization. Research Foci In Social Science, research focuses primarily on the evolving economy, polity and society of Mainland China. Specific topics encompass economic reforms and development, social stratification and mobility, contentious politics, foreign policy and relations, historical demography and... [-]

PhD in Economic and Organizational Sociology

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Portugal Lisbon

The PhD Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. [+]

PhD in Economic and Organizational Sociology

The PhD Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in economic and organizational sociology and produce original research in this field. The course is taught in scientific partnership with the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS/UL) and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL).

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PhD in Sociotechnical Systems Modelling

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

The goal of doctoral study programme 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 doctoral study programme 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. Qualification awarded: Doctor of Engineering Sciences (Dr.paed.). Admission requirements: Master's or professional master's degree in the computer sciences, information technologies. Discussion of the thesis topic. Duration of studies: 3 years full-time studies. Study programme consists of 3 parts: Part A – compulsory courses Part B – optional courses (specialization) Part C – free elective courses. To complete study programme student has to earn 120 CP (180 ECTS). Final test, if any: Doctoral thesis. Study fee: 3200 EUR per year. If you are interested in the studies at Rezekne University of Applied Sciences fill application form at this address: http://www.rta.lv/online_application_procedure. [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Social And Behavioral Sciences

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences has a long tradition in the training of doctors and doctors through the different departments and areas of knowledge participating in the Faculty of Sociology and the five areas of the Department of Psychology that has Its headquarters in the Faculty of Education Sciences. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. Introduction The program of PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences Has a long tradition in the training of doctors and doctors through the different departments and areas of knowledge participating in the Faculty of Sociology and the five areas of the Department of Psychology that has its headquarters in the Faculty of Education Sciences . It includes lecturers from the research groups ECRIM (Criminology, Legal Psychology and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century), the Molecular and Behavioral Diagnostic applied to Health (DICOMOSA), the Research Group on Experimental Psychology (GIPE), the GRIPA (Environmental Personnel Research Group) of the Department of Psychology, the ESOMI (Sociology Team for International Migration), the GET (Territorial Studies Group), the OSIM (Social Organizations, Institutions and Markets) or the Analysis and Sociopolitical Prospective (LAPSO). This program integrates 6 Departments and 11 areas of knowledge. The areas are: Social anthropology Political Science and Administration International Public Law and International Relations Fundamentals of Economic Analysis History of Thought and Social Movements Behavioral Science Research Methodology Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatments Psychobiology Basic Psychology Social psychology Sociology Why study the degree This is the only Doctorate program of the UDC which covers the Social and Behavioral Sciences as a whole. In contrast to other more focused on very specific aspects, this one addresses most of the research fields of both the Social Sciences and Behavior. The present proposal for a Doctoral Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences is due to a reorganization and integration of previous offers from... [-]

PhD in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. [+]

PhD in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought, political sociology Economic and urban sociology, housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society, income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies, religion Comparative policy including international education Application Methods Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programme in two ways as follows: 1. Apply for PhD Programmes via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) ... [-]

PhD Sociology and Social Policy

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic centre for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study. [+]

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Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic centre for collaborative and interdisciplinary 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 offer PhDs in:

Criminology Public policy Sociology Social policy and administration Social work Science, technology and society

"This programme combines advanced research training with high-quality supervision and feedback. You will study within a vibrant and active research community, and will be supported by two academic supervisors."... [-]


PhD in Philosophy

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 6 years September 2018 USA Binghamton

The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. [+]

PhD in Philosophy The Department of Philosophy’s graduate program in social, political, ethical and legal philosophy (SPEL) offers students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern and contemporary social and political philosophy, as well as ethics and the philosophy of law. SPEL recognizes and respects both the Anglo-American (analytic) and Continental (European) traditions, as well as various non-Western traditions, feminist philosophy and critical race theory, and other emerging areas of philosophy. Students with a variety of philosophical interests are welcome to apply to the SPEL program. Our program offers a terminal Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) track, with specializations in social, political, ethical and/or legal philosophy. The MA is often pursued by students who are interested in postgraduate careers in law, business or public policy. The PhD prepares students for specializations in the most sought-after and fastest-growing areas in contemporary philosophy in colleges and universities. Our Department enjoys highly successful placement rates and aggressive professional development. Recent doctoral graduate placements include: assistant professor at Southern Illinois University, assistant professor at Antioch College, assistant professor at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey, assistant professor at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia and postdoctoral fellowship at Seton Hall University. SPEL graduate program The graduate program in Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy (SPEL) offers graduate students advanced coursework and individual research in classical, modern, and contemporary social and political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of law. SPEL recognizes and respects work in both the Anglo-American (analytic) and... [-]

Phd In Social Communications

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2018 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire the degrees of Advanced Studies, Doctor and Higher Education Colleges. [+]

PhDs in Sociology. The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values. In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks: (A) information Gather useful documentation on a current topic, and make a relevant and objective analysis of the current problems. (B) with regard to animation: - to prepare and direct a meeting effectively, - to participate actively in the life of a group by encouraging the participation of others, - to work for the building of human relationships. (C) in the field of mass media: - develop effective messages for different target groups, - speak effectively in public, - act as press attaché and hold a press organ, - organize and carry out a radio or television program. (D) in the field of public opinion: - know how to assess the quality of a survey, - supervise the conduct of an investigation E) in matters of pastoral communication and evangelization:... [-]