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170 Doctorates in Social Sciences 2021

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.

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Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Madrid, Spain

The PhD Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the fi ... +

The PhD 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. Students enrolled in the Doctorate in Economics and Government will obtain, upon completion and completion of the program, the Doctorate Degree from the Menéndez Pelayo International University in Economics and Government, issued by the Rector of the UIMP. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish, Spanish (Spain)
Oct 2021
16 Jul 2021
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

The Anthropology and Social Change PhD focuses on activist anthropology and social change. This program offers the space and the possibility to engage with many traditions of ... +

The Anthropology and Social Change PhD focuses on activist anthropology and social change. This program offers the space and the possibility to engage with many traditions of radical scholarship and emancipatory social science. We believe that anthropologists should analyze, discuss, and explore the possible; that they should research alternative institutions; that they need to collectively reflect and debate the dilemmas of activist research. The collective effort of understanding "concrete utopias" takes the form of an analytic and ethnographic study of real historical alternatives in the present. This, in turn, requires a serious engagement with social movements involved in the production of alternatives. Students are expected to have an excellent command of history, debates, and perspectives of contemporary social movements. These movements exist in the historical, social, and epistemological context of colonization, development, and globalization. As contributors to one recent book remind us, more than one in six humans now live in slums, over one billion in a world of jobless growth, or no growth. Solutions offered by mainstream social science are often the source of the problem, and our students are expected to have a good understanding of intertwined historical processes of colonization, development, and liberal modernity. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Institute of Development Studies
Brighton, United Kingdom

The PhD in Development Studies by Research is IDS’s advanced research degree. It is awarded to candidates after a minimum of three years of study, based on completion of origi ... +

The PhD in Development Studies by Research is IDS’s advanced research degree. It is awarded to candidates after a minimum of three years of study, based on completion of original and significant research in the field of Development Studies – which is assessed through a written thesis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
21 Sep 2021
21 Jul 2021
Campus
 

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University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Prague, Czech Republic

A Ph.D. by research is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and ... +

A Ph.D. by research is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and publishable results. A UNYP Ph.D. by research usually requires a minimum of three years, during which time there should be three publications, in literature approved by the University of Bolton. These publications should be in relation to the student's thesis and area of expertise and should develop the student’s knowledge of the subject. The award of this Ph.D. is based purely on these three published works and as such rewards on-going activities rather than additional work. -
PhD PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Geneva, Switzerland

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulou ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Ph.D. in Evolution and Behaviour is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following cont ... +

The Ph.D. in Evolution and Behaviour is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, and Psychology. -
PhD
Full-time
48 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Kadir Has University
Istanbul, Turkey

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students ... +

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

It is an interuniversity Doctorate Program at the universities of Vigo, a Coruña and Santiago de Compostela with which it is intended to generate an interprofessional space be ... +

It is an interuniversity Doctorate Program at the universities of Vigo, a Coruña and Santiago de Compostela with which it is intended to generate an interprofessional space between the different agents that participate in the protection of Heritage in their different perspectives: documentation and valuation of the asset culture, characterization of the materials of the property and the environment in which it is found, mechanisms of deterioration and diagnosis and, finally, direct or indirect intervention on the Heritage. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
Oct 2021
10 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field.

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctorate of Political Science program provides students with valuable, comprehensive knowledge of government and global politics, preparing them to analyze complex politi ... +

The Doctorate of Political Science program provides students with valuable, comprehensive knowledge of government and global politics, preparing them to analyze complex political problems and recognize potential solutions in both the public and private sectors. The Doctorate of Political Science program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sep 2021
Online
 
ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Lisbon, Portugal

This is an advanced program of study designed to impart knowledge and produce original research in the field of Development, in line with the best European universities. With ... +

This is an advanced program of study designed to impart knowledge and produce original research in the field of Development, in line with the best European universities. With the creation of this Ph.D., the intention is to look at the changes which have taken place over recent decades and which have led to this scientific area becoming the focus of contemporary debate, as much in economic, social and environmental policy as in academia. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
CATOLICA - Faculty of Human Sciences
Lisbon, Portugal

The Doctoral Program in Culture Studies is part of a network hosted by the Lisbon Consortium that brings together the academy and the art world through a partnership between t ... +

The Doctoral Program in Culture Studies is part of a network hosted by the Lisbon Consortium that brings together the academy and the art world through a partnership between the MA and PhD Programs in Culture Studies at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and prominent cultural institutions in Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Museu Nacional do Teatro e da Dança, Culturgest, Fundação Oriente, Centro Nacional de Cultura, Oceanário de Lisboa, Parques de Sintra-Monte da Lua, Fundação EDP, Fundação Millennium BCP, Fundação Amélia de Mello and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa). -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
02 Jul 2021
Campus
 
University of Public Service
Budapest, Hungary +1 More

The Doctoral School of Military Sciences has a wide spectrum of research fields: Security Studies, Social Aspects of Defence Studies, General Military Theory, Theories of Mili ... +

The Doctoral School of Military Sciences has a wide spectrum of research fields: Security Studies, Social Aspects of Defence Studies, General Military Theory, Theories of Military Science, Defence Logistics and Defence Economics, National Security and Theory of Defence Information Technology and Communication. -
PhD
Full-time
8 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The joint doctoral study program Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle) are interdisciplinary oriented, as it contains subjects (content) from legal, econ ... +

The joint doctoral study program Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle) are interdisciplinary oriented, as it contains subjects (content) from legal, economic, managerial, organizational, and information sciences. Students have a wide choice of courses (content) within the individual disciplines, which means they can choose the courses (content) in all study fields (disciplines) they are interested in. -
PhD
Part-time
3 years
English, Slovenian
01 Oct 2021
10 Sep 2021
Campus
 
The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice
Chicago, USA

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social ... +

As a member of the SSA doctoral program, you will join a select group of outstanding students and scholars who advance an interdisciplinary approach to social work and social welfare scholarship. The program is designed to deepen students' mastery of both social science theory and research methods so that they are prepared to contribute to scholarly knowledge in innovative ways. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 5 years
English
Sep 2022
15 Dec 2021
Campus
 

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