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.
The Irish School of Ecumenics is committed to the study and promotion of dialogue, peace and reconciliation in Ireland and other global contexts. ISE is recognised for its vigorous interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and social engagement.
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.
The South African Theological Seminary is the only evangelical institution in South Africa with an accredited Ph.D. degree.
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.
Postgraduate Drama and Theatre studies at Kent has a very strong reputation for research and supervision in contemporary performance processes, applied performance and European theatre. The wide-ranging interests of our international team of leading and emerging researchers (from the UK, Australia, Malta, Greece, Germany and other countries) also include research strengths in Shakespeare, 18th-century theatre, multimedia performance, and in the history of comedy and popular performance.
The Utuling Doctoral Programme operates within the School of Languages and Translation Studies of the Faculty of Humanities.
Juno is a faculty specific doctoral programme in the Faculty of Humanities and it is part of The University of Turku Graduate School – UTUGS established on August 1, 2011. For its part Juno ensures that the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies provides systematic and high quality doctoral training on academic topics and that the progress of the doctoral dissertation is followed regularly.
German at Kent offers an ideal environment for the postgraduate study of literature and culture within a broadly European context. The research interests of our staff cover the entire modern period both within German-speaking countries and across Europe, and include poetry, the European avant-garde, women’s writing, modernism, postmodernism and literary theory.
The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne is the Graduate School of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative.
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) is a collaboration between the University of Bath and Bournemouth University. It offers the opportunity to conduct research in an industrial context. Industrial collaborators come from the fields of computer games, VFX, image processing, graphics and animation. The program lasts 4 years, of which 3 will be spent in a company engaged on research projects, one on Masters level courses.
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.