Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.
Ph.D. program in Archaeology and History of Art has two different subject concentrations: Archaeology & History of Art
This research-based, interdisciplinary program focuses on, but is not restricted to, the field of social cognition. The study of social cognition links psychological processes to economic and political behavior and to the cultural transmission of social conventions and ideas. It is highly relevant for theorizing about the biological and social roots of the human mind. Students may take courses in cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, cognitive anthropology, computational cognition and linguistics, and receive practical research training in methods, experimental design and data analysis in the laboratories of departmental faculty members.
The main objective of the doctoral program is to train professionals to pursue academic careers as researchers or university teachers. Specializations include history of philosophy, moral and political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.
This is an exciting new inter-institutional structured PhD programme, developed collaboratively by the Philosophy departments at NUI Galway and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, with the Department of History at the University of Limerick.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) program comprises requirements to be completed in four years of full time study. The first year of the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) program is the same as for the Master Psychology (Clinical) program. The program consists of coursework, research and practicum. Eligible domestic higher degree research students may be awarded an Exemption Scholarship to cover the cost of academic tuition fees.
Research strengths cover a broad range of historical periods and disciplines, with staff committed to interdisciplinary explorations and contextual understanding. Staff publications and research interests include examinations of American art, literature and civil and natural history in the late 18th and 19th centuries; dialogues between literature, science and cultural discourse in early 20th-century America; interactions between African American literature, philosophy and the social sciences; relations between poetry trends in phenomenology and aesthetics and also between poetry and anthropology; new ways of conceptualising queer cultural history in the context of the American South; the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the context of race discourse and the built environment; mass media, globalisation, and identity formation; Native and European–American relations in the colonial period; and Native American culture and photography; corporate culture, terrorism and representations of the city. The Unive
Although one of the oldest English departments in the country, with long established and still flourishing strengths in the study of Anglo-Saxon and medieval literatures, English at King's today is characterised by an exceptionally wide range of research activities reflected at all levels of its teaching programme. These include contemporary literary theory, the study of theatrical performance (including Shakespeare), literature and medicine, literature in relation to questions of gender and sexuality, Irish studies, writing and the visual arts, post-colonialism, literature and cultural production and the theory and practice of biography. All members of staff are actively involved in research: most have gained an international reputation for the quality of their scholarship and are frequently called on to contribute their specialist knowledge to newspapers and other media. A sizeable and growing graduate body in the department means that we have a diverse and thriving seminar culture with lively critical inte
PhD supervision draws upon our established areas of research expertise which are: American literature and culture; Children’s literature; Colonial and postcolonial studies; Digital media; Eighteenth-century and Romantic studies; Film and television; Modernism; Modern and contemporary British writing; Nineteenth-century and Victorian studies; Performance and film; Poetry; Renaissance and early modern studies; Script; Prose.
Doctoral programme in the field of English language and literature.
This PhD in the Department of Modern Languages offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in the field of Translation Studies. Research strengths include: literary translation and reception; the history of translation; adaptation; and genre and translation. Research in Translation Studies at Birmingham spans Modern Languages, English and Classics, so it is also possible to undertake doctoral research in translation studies in the Department of English.
This Master is especially aimed at qualified professionals, professors of the different Higher Music Conservatories, university graduates and postgraduate investigators who desire a high-level specialization in studies regarding creation and interpretation of music.
The Shakespeare Institute offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a dynamic environment in the very place where the great playwright was born and died - Stratford-Upon-Avon. Situated within walking distance of Shakespeare’s birthplace, school and grave, and the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Institute offers postgraduate students and scholars an academic experience unrivalled by any other university.