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Best Doctoral Degrees in Social Sciences in Europe 2019/2020

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Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences in Europe

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University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty

The PhD study of the field Africa Studies or Latin American Studies aims at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on those two reg ... [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. 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 either Africa or Latin America.

What are African and Latin American Studies about?

The Ph.D. study of the field Africa Studies and the Ph.D. study of the field Latin American Studies aim at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on Africa or Latin America. The Ph.D. studies are designed especially for students with a Master´s Degree in Political Science or related disciplines. The study concentrates primarily on comparative research of chosen region with the objective to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to social, political and economic problems of either Africa or Latin America region.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
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Full-time
4 years
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Institute of Development Studies

We offer a programme of supervised study leading to a PhD in topics closely related to our current research priorities. ... [+]

World-leaders in development studies

IDS is a leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex. The University of Sussex is ranked first in the world for development studies. This QS World Ranking reflects the strong reputation and quality of research and course offerings across campus, including by IDS.

Research at IDS

IDS is dedicated to research on processes of social, political and economic development and change in order to understand problems of poverty and development-related issues in local, national and global realms. Through our research we seek to achieve our vision of equal and sustainable societies, both locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice.... [-]

United Kingdom Brighton
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Part-time
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University of Bradford

The research areas are only broadly indicative, and our staff place great store by creative and innovative approaches to issues whether they are novel or familiar – and t ... [+]

Overview

All of the Academic Divisions in the School of Social Sciences invite PhD applications.

The research areas are only broadly indicative, and our staff place great store by creative and innovative approaches to issues whether they are novel or familiar – and to intellectual analysis, both established and path-breaking.

Subjects we supervise include the following areas:

Development Studies Peace Studies Psychology Sociology and Criminology Social Work and Social Care

Undertaking a PhD is an exciting opportunity but can also be quite daunting as there are lots of stages to think about including application, arrival, admission, expectations, and progression to name but a few. At the School of Social Sciences, we believe it is important that, although our research students are working on individual projects, they are not working in isolation. We offer a range of opportunities for training, developing skills, regular supervision sessions and ongoing peer support.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
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English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations

The curriculum of the two-year period of studying is constantly adjusted to the needs of the students which makes this program come close to a tutorial system. Students a ... [+]

The Doctoral School of Political Science of the Corvinus University was founded in 2002 by Professor Attila Agh. By the end of 2016, 23 students have received their doctoral degrees, many of whom are now teaching and doing research at various universities, think tanks, and academic institutions. Annually, we admit 6-8 new students from a diverse field of interest, including political theory, party politics, government studies, public policy, local politics, Hungarian and comparative politics. The School is supported by the Institute of Political Science and the Department of Public Policy and Management. Its current Head is Professor Andras Körösényi.

The curriculum of the two-year period of studying is constantly adjusted to the needs of the students which makes this program come close to a tutorial system. Students are strongly encouraged to work on their individual projects, and to participate in conferences, workshops, colloquia both at home and abroad. This is the main priority of the School. Its financial autonomy enables us to support students to launch their individual careers as early as possible.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Kadir Has University

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Stud ... [+]

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field.

The Language of instruction is English.

Why at Kadir Has University?

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations is geared toward preparing students for a number of careers such as academics, and policy specialists in the government; media; business; and research sectors. Candidates will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a distinguished faculty with particular expertise in International Relations Theory, Turkish Foreign Policy, International Security, the EU’s external policies, International Political Economy, and regional expertise on the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and the United States.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
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Full-time
4 years
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Central European University, School of Public Policy

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science Ph.D. The program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary.

Modern policymaking, devoted to the principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, needs to be based on a sound academic analysis. The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is designed for scholars interested in conducting research on the cause, function, nature, and outcome of public policy.

The program prepares graduate students for careers in both academic and applied research institutions. Core courses focus on the development of professional level research and analytical skills in the fields of European and international public policy, comparative policy analysis, and political economy.... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meti ... [+]

Doctor of International RelationsThe Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and develops academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real-world applicability.The Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) confers doctoral degrees on the basis of two distinct modalities:Doctor of International Relations by Research The GSD-DIR research programme offers a unique and exciting intellectual environment for the in-depth and interdisciplinary study of International Relations and Diplomacy. Students can pursue their doctoral programme by distance on a full-time (3 years) or part-time basis (6 years) with 9-10 mandatory on-site visits to Geneva.The programme has already attracted highly skilled and experienced students from across the world, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Hungary, India, Nigeria, Paki­stan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan, Russia, and the USA. Students have devel­oped and are carrying out research in areas as diverse as traditional and new security issues, diplomacy, political economy, human rights, geopolitics and post-colonial studies. GSD post-graduate students work closely with their assigned supervisor and work intensively to develop at the highest level the potential of each candidate, both from methodological and theoretical points of view.... [-]

Switzerland Geneva
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3 - 6 years
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IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

As a combination of urban management and governance, this Ph.D. program provides a unique academic experience that is highly relevant to today’s world. ... [+]

Ph.D. on Urban Development and Governance

As a combination of urban management and governance, this Ph.D. program provides a unique academic experience that is highly relevant to today’s world.

The Ph.D. program focuses on creating an academic-to-practice environment which will prepare students to be experts in their field. While students are required to be at IHS for three months a year during which they will form the base of their skills and knowledge, they are also allowed to conduct research elsewhere for the rest of the year.

What can I look forward to in this program? A custom-made list of courses to choose from, designed to accompany through the stages of their Ph.D. and line up with their focuses Working with internationally-renowned experts in their field Working on real-life cases Making professional connections all over the world A flexible working environment How is the programme organised? ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Palacky University

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research p ... [+]

Programme description:

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon the existing expertise within the Department of Politics and European Studies (DPES) at Palacký University.

The three – year PhD program in political science is profiled as a modern political science study accentuating four key pillars:

highly professional theoretical preparedness; a thorough methodological and analytical preparedness; the scientific-pedagogical erudition; professional language skills. ... [-]
Czech Republic Olomouc
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The School of Psychology has a thriving, well-resourced and engaged PhD community that is central to its research environment. Students are strategically appointed to res ... [+]

The School of Psychology has a thriving, well-resourced and engaged the PhD community that is central to its research environment. Students are strategically appointed to research projects with the express purpose of enhancing research capacity and development in prioritised areas for which the School aims to enhance world-leading research.

Mode of study/duration

Registration is on a full-time or part-time basis, under the direction of a supervisory team appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your thesis at the end of three years of full-time registration for Ph.D., or two years for MPhil (or part-time equivalent).

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United Kingdom Belfast
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Full-time
Part-time
3 years
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Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge ... [+]

The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of economics and government. This Doctorate is developed in two main areas: Economy Area, which is run by the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (www.cemfi.es) -UIMP, and the Government Area, which is run by the University Institute of Research Ortega y Gasset-UIMP.

The area of ​​Government includes research related to the Social Sciences: Political Science and Administration, Sociology, Demography, Law, International Relations and Cooperation, within the two broad lines of the program: Democracy, government and public administration; And Social and political change in a global world.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Metropolitan University Prague

Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Insti ... [+]

Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the international Territorial Studies programme, offers doctoral Degree study specialization of International Relations and European Studies in both Czech and English.

Doctoral Degree students are required to prepare, upon consultation with their supervisor, an individual study plan. The individual study plan stipulates the requirements students must meet in the course of their Doctoral Degree studies. The individual study plan contains a list of selected courses of the specialization, the schedule of the Doctoral Degree programme, the plan of scientific, pedagogic, and publishing activities of the student, as well as a suggested title for their Doctoral thesis.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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3 years
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Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

The Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University welcomes applications for its Master and PhD in Design, Technology, and Society. ... [+]

PhD in Design, Technology & Society

Developments in current technology offer a wide range of opportunities for creative industries. There are eight fundamental fields in the global market where creative industry can grow: design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage. Creative industries need scholars and professionals who can use interdisciplinary thinking skills to develop new approaches to the utilization of display technologies and digital products. All over the world, there is an expanding need for experts who can creatively manage the convergence of different communication platforms, who can analyze, anticipate and address the changing needs and expectations of individuals (as consumers or as citizens).... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

One of the four field-specific tracks is Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage, which is under the “Cognitive and Cultural Systems” PhD Program. ... [+]

2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Deadline for applications – April 23rd 2019, 12 pm CEST

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 32 fully-funded scholarships within two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.... [-]

Italy Lucca
October 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study. ... [+]

Research overview

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

We offer PhDs in:

criminology public policy public management sociology social policy social work science, technology and society

This programme combines advanced research training with high-quality supervision and feedback. You will study within a vibrant and active research community, and will be supported by two academic supervisors.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
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