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

Comparative Literature (Research) Comparative Literature (Research)
  • Sep 2016
  • 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 2016
  • 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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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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English English
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,052 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 36 months

The School of English is a research intensive department where postgraduate students are given the opportunity to work with academics who are internationally recognised in their respective fields. As a postgraduate student you will be part of an established and thriving research culture which encourages its students to develop both as academics and as expert researchers. Awarded a grade 5 for research of substantial international and national significance (RAE 2008) the school welcomes students from all over the world and with a wide variety of research interests

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History History
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

The Ph.D. program in history at the University of New Mexico offers students the best possible preparation for the challenges and opportunities of the historical profession in the twenty-first century.

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Philosophy Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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 teachers. Specializations include history of philosophy, moral and political philosophy, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 3,424 per module
  • International $ 4,197 per module
  • Not specified

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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Medieval Studies Medieval Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 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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