PhDs in General Studies & Classics

General studies or classic studies usually refer to flexible programmes offered to students who intend to design unique study plans that fit their particular academic interests. This is especially useful for students who have left college at some point in the past and wish to complete their degrees.

General studies degrees are considered interdisciplinary as students have a high degree of freedom in choosing their preferred courses. Such degrees are usually offered by colleges and universities at Bachelor?s level in order to facilitate the transition of students to advanced graduate programmes. Students usually choose a desired major and may select to pursue additional concentrations and study options.

Courses usually include a wide range of topics belonging to humanities, arts and sciences including fields such as business, education, law, government, healthcare, real estate, social services, and more. Some general studies degrees are also available online to suit the needs of working adults.

General studies graduates go on to study advanced programmes in anthropology, divinity studies, education, fine arts, international affairs, library science, management, nursing, public health, and more, or choose careers related to their pursued interests.

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Suggested PhD Programmes

Epistemology of the Humanities and Social Sciences Epistemology of the Humanities and Social Sciences, PhD
  • Oct 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

The Epistemology of the Humanities and Social Sciences doctoral programme from University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Sciences is very problem-oriented. Its purpose is to show the logic behind theoretical processes in the humanities and social sciences. It analyses the way theories create their own sphere of problems and raise questions, and the way they open up new prospects for theoretical work and renounce the rest.

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Princeton University

Classics, PhD
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 60 months

The Princeton Classics Ph.D. program fully recognizes the importance of the diverse aspects of the discipline and aims to offer all students an opportunity to develop a comprehensive and varied course of study. The department currently offers four curricular options: literature and philology, history (Program in the Ancient World), classical philosophy, classical and Hellenic studies.

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Pompeu Fabra University

Humanities, PhD
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

The doctorate in Humanities from Pompeu Fabra University is oriented towards research from an interdisciplinary perspective, and aims to provide comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental problems in human sciences and especially those in art, literature and thought.

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The University of Cádiz

Humanities, PhD
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 36 months

Los sucesivos cambios legislativos en materia de Doctorado en las universidades españolas han conducido a que actualmente se estén desarrollando tesis doctorales cuyos estudios fueron regulados por varios modelos diferentes de planes de estudio de Doctorado, por lo que es importante que el doctorando/a conozca y tenga en cuenta qué Real Decreto es el que regula los estudios que realiza:

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The University of Manchester

Classics and Ancient History, PhD
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

In our PhD programme we aim above all to enable and assist the student to produce in three years a dissertation that constitutes a genuine contribution to scholarly knowledge and understanding of the field, and to acquire in so doing an excellent general knowledge of the wider field in question and high competence in relevant languages, ancient and modern, and associated skills, subject-specific and generic.

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University of Birmingham

English Language and Applied Linguistics, PhD
  • Jan 2018
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

We offer excellent candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the most dynamic institutions in Britain. Our principal areas of research expertise are Cognitive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Stylistics and Discourse Studies, and Language Learning and Teaching. We also offer an Applied Linguistics PhD via distance mode, in two formats: traditional and modular. Major funding opportunity for Home/EU applicants to this PhD programme We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.

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The University of Manchester

Russian Studies, PhD
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

Staff in Russian and East European Studies conduct research of an interdisciplinary nature across a broad range of subjects, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and intellectual history; Soviet and post-Soviet cinema and the media; gender studies; memory studies;

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University of Cyprus

Modern Greek Philology, PhD
  • Jan 2018
  • Sep 2017
  • EUR
  • 36 months

The Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies includes the fields of Byzantine Philology, Modern Greek Studies, Comparative Literature, Theory of Literature and Linguistics.

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Newcastle University

Classics and Ancient History, PhD
  • Any time
  • EUR
  • 36 months

Our programmes cover a range of classical subjects. They include material culture and history, language and literature, philosophy and the history of science and medicine. We have strong links with related disciplines such as history, archaeology and modern languages. We welcome postgraduates in any of our areas of research expertise.

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