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26 PhD Degrees in Sociology 2021

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.Sociology aims to analyze and understand the various components that make up a society or civilization. S… Read more

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.

Sociology aims to analyze and understand the various components that make up a society or civilization. Students learn how these societies are organized, as well as how they are sustained. Issues related to other humanities may also be studied.

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San Francisco , USA

The Anthropology and Social Change PhD focuses on activist anthropology and social change. This program offers the space and the possibility to engage with many traditions of ... +

The Anthropology and Social Change PhD focuses on activist anthropology and social change. This program offers the space and the possibility to engage with many traditions of radical scholarship and emancipatory social science. We believe that anthropologists should analyze, discuss, and explore the possible; that they should research alternative institutions; that they need to collectively reflect and debate the dilemmas of activist research. The collective effort of understanding "concrete utopias" takes the form of an analytic and ethnographic study of real historical alternatives in the present. This, in turn, requires a serious engagement with social movements involved in the production of alternatives. Students are expected to have an excellent command of history, debates, and perspectives of contemporary social movements. These movements exist in the historical, social, and epistemological context of colonization, development, and globalization. As contributors to one recent book remind us, more than one in six humans now live in slums, over one billion in a world of jobless growth, or no growth. Solutions offered by mainstream social science are often the source of the problem, and our students are expected to have a good understanding of intertwined historical processes of colonization, development, and liberal modernity. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
15 Feb 2021
Campus
 
Honolulu , USA

The Doctor of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. The program will help students develop core strate ... +

The Doctor of Sociology (Ph.D., D.Sc) focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. The program will help students develop core strategic areas of required expertise such as social stratification and hierarchies, family structures, social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, dynamics of social change, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Online
 
Budapest , Hungary

The Doctoral School of Sociology at the Corvinus University of Budapest aims to assist motivated students to carry out problem-oriented, theoretically grounded, and methodolog ... +

The Doctoral School of Sociology at the Corvinus University of Budapest aims to assist motivated students to carry out problem-oriented, theoretically grounded, and methodologically sound empirical social research. -
PhD
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Tuen Mun , Hong Kong

Internationally-experienced faculty members all have quality publication records and are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Scien ... +

Internationally-experienced faculty members all have quality publication records and are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Science Department are -
PhD
Full-time
30 - 72 months
English
01 Dec 2020
Campus
 
Bogotá , Colombia

The Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , seeks to contribute to the appropriation, application, generation and transfer of relevant ... +

The Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , seeks to contribute to the appropriation, application, generation and transfer of relevant knowledge for the understanding and explanation of complex social and human problems in a globalized context, through an integrative strategy of knowledge. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish (Colombia)
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Victoria , Canada

The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America. It approaches the study of complex, real-world problems within an interdisciplinary and ... +

The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America. It approaches the study of complex, real-world problems within an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary framework. The program design brings the research intensity of a traditional doctorate to an applied, professional focus. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Feb 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Hermosillo , Mexico

General Objective: To train researchers who are capable of designing and directing projects and research groups that address regional and national social problems.

General Objective: To train researchers who are capable of designing and directing projects and research groups that address regional and national social problems. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Bradford , United Kingdom

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 int ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Prague , Czech Republic

Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of populations, and how populations change o ... +

Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, and migration including related events of marriages, divorces, and abortions. The relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological environments and population development in terms of causes and effects (including forecasting) are the object of population studies in a broader sense. Demography compiles and analyzes data that are useful for various disciplines dealing with human populations such as economics, sociology, social medicine, anthropology, historiography, social geography, ecology, etc. Outcomes of demographic studies are important for public administration, policymaking, health service organization, educational system, insurance companies, etc. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

The program supports the development of sociological thinking, especially as a scientific discipline composed of both basic research in the main fields of social sciences and ... +

The program supports the development of sociological thinking, especially as a scientific discipline composed of both basic research in the main fields of social sciences and applied research. The students must prove their knowledge of present-day theories and methodology and also their ability to contribute independently to the science with new knowledge that meets internationally recognized standards. The variants of the graduate profile lead to scientific careers or teaching at tertiary level, analytical or expert work (in consultancy agencies, market and media research, think tanks, individual organizations or corporations). The graduate also receives training suitable for employment in science and research, education, and organization and management. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Johannesburg , South Africa

D Litt et Phil Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowle ... +

D Litt et Phil Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Prague , Czech Republic

Graduates have a broad overview of key issues in current sociological theory and methodology, a thorough grounding in a wide range of analytical methods of quantitative and qu ... +

Graduates have a broad overview of key issues in current sociological theory and methodology, a thorough grounding in a wide range of analytical methods of quantitative and qualitative research, and the ability to use and combine these procedures. They are able to formulate and solve demanding research questions, specify relevant hypotheses, find appropriate methods of solution, and formulate relevant expert opinions. Graduates may seek employment as researchers and university teachers as well as in specialist and management positions in both the state and commercial sectors. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
London , United Kingdom +1 More

Sociology is the systematic study of human society. This programme places special emphasis on understanding the fundamental concepts of sociology and key social structures suc ... +

Sociology is the systematic study of human society. This programme places special emphasis on understanding the fundamental concepts of sociology and key social structures such as family, religion, education, science and technology, economic and political institutions. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
A Coruña , Spain

The Doctoral Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences has a long tradition in the training of doctors and doctors through the different departments and areas of knowledge par ... +

The Doctoral Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences has a long tradition in the training of doctors and doctors through the different departments and areas of knowledge participating in the Faculty of Sociology and the five areas of the Department of Psychology that has Its headquarters in the Faculty of Education Sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

The main topics of historical sociology lie in questions of social change, modernization, modernization processes, civilizational analysis, the formation of states and nations ... +

The main topics of historical sociology lie in questions of social change, modernization, modernization processes, civilizational analysis, the formation of states and nations, the formation of the world system, and globalization trends. These questions are studied from an extensive comparative analysis involving a wide geographical perspective and long-time intervals. Part of the field of historical sociology comprises a number of partial, specific research areas, which include issues such as collective mentalities, habits and social memory. Historical sociology is a very diverse and internally differentiated discipline that has general theoretical approaches, a number of special theories, a variety of specialized research directions, and develops research at an empirical level. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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