PhDs in Humanities

The field of humanities encompasses 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 study programmes offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.
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 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.
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

Philosophy (Sciences, Engineering and Health) Doctorate Philosophy (Sciences, Engineering and Health)
  • Mar 2017
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • 48 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The program is governed by the Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) -  Reading, Literacy, and Assessment Ph. D. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) - Reading, Literacy, and Assessment
  • 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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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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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 (Business and Informatics) Doctorate Philosophy (Business and Informatics)
  • Mar 2017
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • 48 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The program is governed by the Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

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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 (Arts, Humanities and Education) Doctorate Philosophy (Arts, Humanities and Education)
  • Mar 2017
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
  • 48 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge. The program is governed by the Program Rules for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis.

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ISM's Doctor of Philosophy PhD ISM's Doctor of Philosophy
  • Jan 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • National € 16,818 per year
  • International € 16,818 per year
  • 48 months

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at ISM prepares experienced and highly motivated business professionals to embark on careers of engaged instruction and original research. ISM offers students the opportunity to fulfill their degree requirements through a combination of seminars in one or several of locations: Paris, New York, Shanghai, New Delhi, São Paulo, or Cape Town, as well as e-learning. All students must complete at least 25% of their coursework through face-to-face seminars at one of our locations. Studying in different locations allows students to gain insight into practices, policies and cultures of different countries; it is also a fantastic opportunity to interact with students and faculty from different parts of the world.

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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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