PhDs in Humanities & Art

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.

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Suggested PhD Programmes

Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy
  • Mar 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • National AUD 17,840 per year
  • International AUD 20,480 per year
  • 36 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree available in all study areas and provides you with the skills to become an effective researcher in your previously studied discipline. By undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy you will have expansive intellectual freedom to be able to make an original and substantial contribution to your area of study.

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Comparative Literature (Research) Comparative Literature (Research)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 36 months

Comparative Literature at Kent offers an excellent environment for the postgraduate study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders. A PhD in Comparative Literature enables you to undertake a substantial piece of supervised research on a topic that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is worthy of publication.

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Linguistics Linguistics
  • Sep 2015
  • National $ 15,662 per year
  • International $ 30,764 per year
  • 60 months

The UCLA Linguistics Department welcomes applications from students interested in pursuing the Ph.D. degree. The department currently has approximately 45 graduate students.

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Classical Studies (Classical Civilization) Classical Studies (Classical Civilization)
  • Dec 2015
  • International $ 544 per module
  • Not specified

This program is designed for high school teachers and community college teachers who wish to improve their skills, prepare for serious research, and improve their credentials with a more general emphasis in classical civilization.

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Music (Research, Composition or Performance) Music (Research, Composition or Performance)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 36 months

Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, ethnomusicologists, theorists, visual artists and curators.

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Fine Art Fine Art
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 36 months

This research programme enables you to develop your work in an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. You have your own studio space in which to explore and test your studio work, with full access to workshops and high quality resources at our new multi-million pound development on the Chatham Historic Dockyard, just 45 minutes from London.

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Latin American Studies Latin American Studies
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,000 per year
  • 48 months

The PhD programme in Latin American Studies offered by the University of Hradec Králové is designed for Political Science graduates looking to advance their political knowledge related to the Latin America region. The doctoral course applies theoretical and methodological knowledge related to social, political and economic problems in the area as part of an extensive multidisciplinary postgraduate study.

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Literatures in English (Philology) Literatures in English (Philology)
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA € 2,700 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,700 per year
  • 48 months

This fee-paying PhD in Literatures in English (Philology) programme is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Reading and Literacy Leadership Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Reading and Literacy Leadership
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way.

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English Language (Philology) English Language (Philology)
  • Dec 2015
  • EEA € 2,700 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,700 per year
  • 48 months

This fee-paying PhD in English Language (Philology) programme is open to those individuals holding a Master's degree in a field related to English philology (literature and/or linguistics) or teaching English (as either a first or second language) from an institution of higher education in the Czech Republic or abroad.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science) Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)
  • Feb 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • International AUD 29,760 per year
  • 36 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in computer science develops advanced research skills that will prepare you for a career in academia and other settings in which systematic and critical analytical skills are required. Upon graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University you will be able to produce creative solutions to existing and emerging complex computer science problems in academia and industry.

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Cognitive Science Cognitive Science
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 15,000 per year
  • 36 months

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.

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