PhDs in Humanities

Humanities encompass academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in a fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes interchangeable. Many degree courses offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.

Bachelors and Masters in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative to study subjects belonging to languages, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, and others. Music studies also fit the field of humanities, as music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.

Humanities degrees 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

Philosophy (Arts, Humanities and Education) PhD Philosophy (Arts, Humanities and Education)
  • Any time
  • National AUD 530
  • International AUD 530
  • 48 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Philosophy (Arts, Humanities and Education) from CQUniversity Australia is a program of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis that makes a significant original contribution to knowledge.

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History of Art PhD/MA By Research (On-Campus or By Distance Learning) PhD History of Art PhD/MA By Research (On-Campus or By Distance Learning)
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  4,121 per year
  • International  13,680 per year
  • National  4,121 per year
  • 36 months

The Department of History was ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We offer promising candidates the opportunity to study alongside academic staff working at the forefront of current research. Our academics cover a wide range of British, European and Worldwide history from around 500 to the present day, providing expert supervision in areas including medieval history, cultural and social history, politics, economics, religion, war studies, the history of the West Midlands, the history of sexuality and emotion, and the history of the environment.

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Philosophy (Business and Informatics) PhD Philosophy (Business and Informatics)
  • Any time
  • National AUD 530
  • International AUD 530
  • 48 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Philosophy (Business and Informatics) from CQUniversity Australia is a four-year program of supervised research focused on a particular area of interest you have in business or informatics.

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Medieval Studies PhD Medieval Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  15,000 per year
  • International  15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The doctoral program is designed for candidates pursuing careers in teaching and research. The program stresses the interconnectedness of various disciplines, emphasizing comparative research into political, social, economic, and religious history, art, archeology and material culture of Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Period.

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Philosophy PhD Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  15,000 per year
  • International  15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The main objective of the doctoral program is to train professionals to pursue academic careers as researchers or university professors. Specializations include history of philosophy,moral and political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language and logic, and philosophy of mind and cognition. CEU's philosophy programs were listed among the top 100 in the world by the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

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Comparative History PhD Comparative History
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA  15,000 per year
  • International  15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The doctoral program is designed for candidates pursuing careers in teaching and research. It emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship that integrates social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern European as well as Ottoman and Middle Eastern history.

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Double Degree in English PhD Double Degree in English
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 36 months

Our postgraduate students quite often consider their prospective carrier in favor of getting a PhD degree SPbPU offers a great deal of different PhD programs to proceed with. The Double Degree in English program is offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU).

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Comparative Literature Ph. D. Comparative Literature
  • Any time
  • EEA  2,500
  • International  2,500
  • 48 months

Comparative Literature, a 4-year PhD programme in English for foreigners and Polish students is an innovative offer aimed at young humanists from around the world, who are interested in gaining a dual doctoral degree (from the Jagiellonian University and an American/European university) based on integrating the research on the most current trends of contemporary cultural studies with interests in Polish and Central European literature.

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TESOL PhD TESOL
  • Any time
  • International  13,500 per year
  • 36 months

The University of Nicosia offers the three year PhD TESOL programme.

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Philosophy (Sciences, Engineering and Health) PhD Philosophy (Sciences, Engineering and Health)
  • Any time
  • National AUD 530
  • International AUD 530
  • 48 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Philosophy (Sciences, Engineering and Health) from CQUniversity Australia is a program of supervised research and study that may be undertaken in a range of possible fields. Your research will lead to the submission of a thesis, which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge.

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