Doctorate in Sociology in Europe

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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

This area of study entails the coexistence between different groups of people. An advanced study in this area of study will enable you to make better decisions when helping people. You will have knowledge on how to come up with strategies that will improve people's lives.

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 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.... [-]


PhD in Sociology

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The doctoral program in Sociology aims to promote an advanced and comprehensive training in Sociology, based on interdisciplinarity with regard to the definition of research strategies and the provision of services to the community. [+]

Academic degree: Doctorate ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Sociology The doctoral program in Sociology aims to promote an advanced and comprehensive training in Sociology, based on interdisciplinarity with regard to the definition of research strategies and the provision of services to the community. Students in the program must be able to develop competences and professional skills appropriate to interpretation, critical diagnosis and intervention towards the social world through the design and development of academic research projects, as well as applied studies. [-]

PhD in Anthropology and Sociology

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Anthropology and Sociology aims to provide students with analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence ... [+]

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Anthropology and Sociologyaims to provide students with analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peacebuilding, location and migration as well as identity politics.

 

 

PhD with a specialisation in Anthropology and Sociology

 

In the area of international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns from below, from the margins and across borders, with a focus on the role of non-State actors and social movements. The new disciplinary programme to be put in place for the 2011-12 academic year aims to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development. Other areas of interest include conflict and peace-building, location and migration, as well as identity politics.... [-]


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 –... [-]


Official Doctoral Program In Knowledge Society: New Perspectives In Documentation, Communication And Humanities

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

This PhD Program is organized by the University of A Coruña with the collaboration of professors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Within the new regulations (RD 99/2011), the Program is directed towards research, development and innovation (R & D & I) in three main thematic areas: Documentation Sciences, Communication Sciences and the Humanities. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2018. Introduction This PhD Program is organized by the University of A Coruña with the collaboration of professors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Within the new regulations (RD 99/2011), the Program is directed towards research, development and innovation (R & D & I) in three main thematic areas: Documentation Sciences, Communication Sciences and The Humanities. All this within the context of the Knowledge Society, taking into account the developments in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and changes in the production model towards sustainable economy models. The term "Knowledge Society" refers to the framework of the Program. The components of present-day contemporary society, both in the historical and systematic dimensions, are framed there. In this way, the title of the Program seeks to be effective: it revolves around the effective search for new perspectives in the fields of Documentation, Communication and Humanities Sciences. Thus, along with humanistic research, it serves the three levels of scientific research: Basic Science, Applied Science and the application of Science, in the thematic domains mentioned. Why study the degree The students can reach the necessary capacities, both methodological and procedural techniques, to make possible the realization, presentation and defense of a Doctoral Thesis in which the acquisition of new knowledge (basic, applied or effective application) in one or Several of the thematic areas presented: Information Science, Communication Sciences or the Humanities (mainly Philosophy and History). Together with them, it is possible to expand the domain of... [-]

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. [+]

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 the University of... [-]

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: [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Sociology in Europe 2018. 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. [-]

PhD in Culture Studies

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

A ph.d. in Culture Studies will provide you with insights and greater understanding of culture and the meanings of culture. [+]

Ph.d. in Culture Studies A ph.d. in Culture Studies will provide you with insights and greater understanding of culture and the meanings of culture. Our ph.d. in Culture Studies aims at integrating elements from the humanities and social sciences as cultural analysis, history, art history, anthropology, history of ideas, philosophy, cultural sociology, ethnology, literature, musicology, history of religions, languages ​​and aesthetic creative and artistic subjects. The programme is based upon a broad concept of culture - that is, cultural studies in our context means that one can study culture as related to values​​, attitudes, knowledge, behavior, social relationships, meaningful expressions, artifacts, art and aesthetic practice. Culture can be both a process and a result or a product in the form of material objects, services or activities in the community. On an overall level, the doctoral program is described from two conceptual combinations which together constitute four major areas of application: Cultural Understanding Cultural Policies Cultural Production and Aestethic Practices Cultural Education [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers SOAS anthropology graduates have embarked upon with success. [+]

Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology

Duration: All SOAS PhD programmes are expected to take a maximum of 48 months fulltime (three years of full fees that includes one year fieldwork, and one final year of continuation). The PhD programme may also be taken part time. If taken part time, it is normally expected that both the year-long fieldwork component and continuation year are taken full time. 

Entry Requirements: a BA and/or MA degree in Anthropology, with a merit or equivalent in the Masters Degree and a MA dissertation grade of 65% (UK) or higher. Applicants must provide a clear and coherent research proposal of 2000 words.

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time... [-]


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 Sociology

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

The Ph.D. study programme Sociology is focused on scientific inquiry, independent creative work and deepening of theoretical knowledge. The aim of this programme is to prepare the students for scientific career and teaching in the field of basic and applied research. [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Students apply for a four-year term of full-time study. Applications for admission shall be addressed to the Mail Room, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Praha 1. The doctoral study programme of Sociologie at the FSV UK prepares students for basic and applied research and teaching in the academia, in scientific and research institutes and in other institutions with this orientation requiring a high level of theoretical and methodological education in sociology or related disciplines. The doctoral study programme of Sociologie at the FSV UK is open: anybody with a Master’s (or equivalent) degree can apply. The admission proceedings take the form of an interview (discussion). The goal of the discussion is to verify the applicant’s ability to comply with the requirements of the Sociology doctoral programme. The proceedings are based on a written Dissertation Proposal, as specified below. Only applicants who pass the admission proceedings successfully shall be admitted to study. The written Dissertation Proposal forms the basis of the Admission Interview and shall include: - definition of the subject matter or research goal, - summary of existing knowledge, - goals and preliminary time schedule, - methods of implementation, - expected research outcomes, - bibliography, - English summary (300–400 words). The Dissertation Proposal shall be addressed to the Study Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Room 205, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Praha 1, no later than the beginning of June 2018 (deadline will be... [-]


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. [+]

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 and policy workers... [-]

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 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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