122 Doctorates in Social Sciences 2020

Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

Doctoral Degree in Social Sciences

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Rome, Italy

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional ca ... +

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Baltimore, USA

The Ph.D. department in the School of Social Work is uniquely designed to prepare students for leadership roles in urban social work research, urban policy analysis, and advoc ... +

The Ph.D. department in the School of Social Work is uniquely designed to prepare students for leadership roles in urban social work research, urban policy analysis, and advocacy, and social work education. The Ph.D. program in social work prepares students to apply a social justice framework to analyze and solve the catastrophic problems of contemporary urban society. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Geneva, Switzerland

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

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real-world applicability. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Budapest, Hungary

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 ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Prague, Czech Republic

A Ph.D. by publication is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel a ... +

A Ph.D. by publication is similar to a conventional Ph.D. but recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and publishable results. A UNYP Ph.D. by publication usually requires a minimum of three years, during which time there should be three publications, in literature approved by the University of Bolton. These publications should be in relation to the student's thesis and area of expertise and should develop the student’s knowledge of the subject. The award of this Ph.D. is based purely on these three published works and as such rewards on-going activities rather than additional work. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Olomouc, Czech Republic

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

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 -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Hamilton, Canada

The challenges we face today—social and environmental injustice, climate change, precarious work, surveillance, and a shrinking public sphere—are big, complex and multifaceted ... +

The challenges we face today—social and environmental injustice, climate change, precarious work, surveillance, and a shrinking public sphere—are big, complex and multifaceted. Among their many other dimensions, they are questions of communication and culture, which demand urgent engagement. The Ph.D. in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies (CNMCS) is for creative students who embrace complexity, love difficult questions, and hunger for intellectual, artistic, and pedagogical risk-taking driven towards positive social change. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
08 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Istanbul, Turkey

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 ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Nicosia, Cyprus

This multi-disciplinary program promotes excellence and immerses doctoral candidates in research that lies at the crossroads between Science, Technology and the Humanities and ... +

This multi-disciplinary program promotes excellence and immerses doctoral candidates in research that lies at the crossroads between Science, Technology and the Humanities and the Social Sciences. It focuses on preparing students to deal with significant research problems in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology that can effectively utilize advances and applications in digital technologies and scientific methods. Indicative fields of specialization include Digital Heritage, Visualization in Art and Architecture, Archaeological Sciences, Built Heritage, Human Bioarchaeology and Archaeobotany. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Tallahassee, USA

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) has a long and rich history. The program addresses family processes and empirically-supported relational intervention ... +

The doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) has a long and rich history. The program addresses family processes and empirically-supported relational interventions for today’s diverse families through the engagement in programmatic research and advanced clinical preparation. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
San Francisco, USA

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Brighton, United Kingdom

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is at the forefront of development. Our students come from all over the globe and are united in their commitment to transform approa ... +

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is at the forefront of development. Our students come from all over the globe and are united in their commitment to transform approaches to equitable and sustainable development that helps ensure better lives for everyone, everywhere. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Nairobi, Kenya

The Ph.D. in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human ... +

The Ph.D. in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human nature including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of maturation. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Nairobi, Kenya

This program gives emphasis to research on both leadership and governance philosophy, theory and practice, to analyze from a leadership (in contrast to management) framework.

This program gives emphasis to research on both leadership and governance philosophy, theory and practice, to analyze from a leadership (in contrast to management) framework. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
May 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Lisbon, Portugal

This is an advanced program of study designed to impart knowledge and produce original research in the field of Development, in line with the best European universities. With ... +

This is an advanced program of study designed to impart knowledge and produce original research in the field of Development, in line with the best European universities. With the creation of this Ph.D., the intention is to look at the changes which have taken place over recent decades and which have led to this scientific area becoming the focus of contemporary debate, as much in economic, social and environmental policy as in academia. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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