PhDs in Humanities & Art

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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.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • PhD in Music (Research, Composition or Performance)

    Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with researchers in popular, world and classical musics, composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff.

  • PhD in Classical Studies (Classical Civilization)

    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.

  • PhD in Fine Art

    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.

  • PhD in Linguistics

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

  • PhD in Latin American Studies

    The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a PhD Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The PhD programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Political Science and related study disciplines. The study is designed as an overview of area studies and political science focusing on Latin America.

  • PhD in Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Reading and Literacy Leadership

    Walden University’s Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program is designed to improve your scholar and research skills and apply current theory and practices in a variety of educational settings. The Reading and Literacy Leadership specialization prepares professionals how will be able to lead literacy initiatives that engage educators within professional development programs and learning communities.

  • PhD in Music and Technology

    Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff.

  • PhD in Doctor of Philosophy (Computer Science)

    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.

  • PhD in Cognitive Science

    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.

  • PhD in Philosophy

    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.

  • PhD in Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

    Generate and disseminate knowledge to advance nursing science and facilitate its translation into practice; desgin and evaluate innovations to improve health outcomes; engage in and lead collaborative research teams; and influence health science agenda-setting and policy initiatives. Course work in nursing and other sciences are emphasized during the early portion of an individualized program of study.



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