26 Doctorates in Philosophy 2020

The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.Courses and programs in phil… Read more

The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Courses and programs in philosophy challenge students to reason innovatively and think critically. By doing so, they can learn how to deepen their understandings and knowledge of a wide range of areas and solve problems creatively and efficiently in industries such as business, public service and law.

Doctoral Degree in Philosophy

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Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences
Hong Kong

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our stud ... +

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our students are supervised by a Department-based scholar and choose additional supervisors from the same or other Departments, or other universities. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University Oradea
Oradea, Romania

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Me ... +

The University of Oradea offers the opportunity to continue academic studies at the doctoral level in 18 fields, namely: Philology, Theology, Geography, History, Sociology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Agronomy, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering and Management, Mathematics, Electronic Engineering Telecommunications and Information Technologies. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 12 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including metaphysics, epistemology, histor ... +

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 12 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including metaphysics, epistemology, history of Western -
PhD
Full-time
30 months
English
Campus
 
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

McMaster’s Doctoral Program in Philosophy offers courses of study leading to the degree of Ph.D. in philosophy. The program is designed so that students may quickly enter into ... +

McMaster’s Doctoral Program in Philosophy offers courses of study leading to the degree of Ph.D. in philosophy. The program is designed so that students may quickly enter into the excitement of their own research, while steadily building a solid foundation of comprehensive knowledge. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
08 Sep 2020
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases, it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or e ... +

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases, it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or extension. The study program is modular with a credit system. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Bogotá, Colombia

The Doctorate program aims to train researchers in philosophy that from a solid knowledge of the tradition and the current philosophical are capable of performing competently ... +

The Doctorate program aims to train researchers in philosophy that from a solid knowledge of the tradition and the current philosophical are capable of performing competently in some of the following tasks: interpret and rigorously analyze the historical philosophical thinking in some of its themes , authors and eras; contribute to the development of contemporary philosophical debates; to be participants in the discussions about those problems proper to our social and historical reality; directing philosophical research projects; be part of interdisciplinary research teams; train new researchers in philosophy or related areas. -
PhD
Full-time
6 semesters
Spanish
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Boston College
Boston, USA

A significant feature of these programs is the extensive and diverse range of courses available to graduate students every semester. They cover the history and problems of phi ... +

A significant feature of these programs is the extensive and diverse range of courses available to graduate students every semester. They cover the history and problems of philosophy, allowing for concentration in the following areas: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Phenomenology and Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science. -
PhD
Full-time
5 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Ph.D. program is a four-year program. The format for the degree consists of coursework and a thesis. The student must pass a written and an oral comprehensive examination ... +

The Ph.D. program is a four-year program. The format for the degree consists of coursework and a thesis. The student must pass a written and an oral comprehensive examination within the first two years of the program. -
PhD
Full-time
48 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Prague, Czech Republic

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using phi ... +

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using philosophical tools and approaches, religious phenomena and issues relating to the religious dimension of human culture, including theological thought and its traditions. Students learn to reflect critically on these approaches and their results and to interpret them both in their specific context and within the framework of current academic knowledge. In direct connection with its multidisciplinary nature, this study program develops the skills necessary for analyzing complex issues, and students learn to combine various specialist perspectives and discourses in evaluating specific findings and testing hypotheses, while at the same time ensuring that the methods used are appropriate, the thinking is precise, and complex or controversial problems are expressed clearly. The study program not only leads to the acquisition of expert knowledge and skills, but also develops the ability to understand views, concepts, teachings and theories that are non-traditional or differ from one’s own, cultivates argumentative approaches to critical debate, and refines the ability to evaluate oneself and to formulate one’s own opinion or position. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English, German
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
Bologna, Italy

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in ... +

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in this faculty allow access to the specialization in which the student can choose the topics of your interest in order to design a program fully adapted to his vocation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
Charles University Faculty of Arts
Prague, Czech Republic

Graduates of the doctoral program in Logic are qualified researchers in the field of logic and related disciplines. They possess in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends i ... +

Graduates of the doctoral program in Logic are qualified researchers in the field of logic and related disciplines. They possess in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends in modern logic and specialize in one of its aspects and applications – pure mathematical logic, applications of logic in (and logical foundations of) mathematics, computer science or linguistics, or exclusively philosophical aspects of logic. They are able to undertake independent scientific research and to publish its results internationally, and they are open to interdisciplinary cooperation. Ph.D. graduates are trained for research and tertiary-level teaching professions at institutions specializing in any of the listed disciplines. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague 5, Czech Republic

This doctoral program is advertised for the classroom and distance learning. Anyone who is interested in the fields of classical and modern German philosophy, the French philo ... +

This doctoral program is advertised for the classroom and distance learning. Anyone who is interested in the fields of classical and modern German philosophy, the French philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries, German and French phenomenology as well as the current international reception of these philosophies can apply, and the conditions of admission (required documents see below) fulfill. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
German, French
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Charles University Faculty of Education
Prague, Czech Republic

The study is intended for those interested in a theoretical and philosophical further education in philosophy and social sciences. The prerequisite is a proper completion of t ... +

The study is intended for those interested in a theoretical and philosophical further education in philosophy and social sciences. The prerequisite is a proper completion of the Master's degree program with a focus on the relevant or a related subject. The goal of the doctoral studies in philosophy is to train highly qualified scientific staff, attuned to the study of general laws in the respective society from the point of view of ontology, gnoseology and ethics. They should be empowered to solve problems that have a holistic, universal character. Most graduates work as university teachers and have the important task of educating students towards a new kind of responsibility that guarantees sound social development in all areas. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English, German
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the availa ... +

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. Four seminars and a Doctoral defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2020
Campus