PhDs in Humanities

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Humanities encompass 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 degree courses offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.

Bachelors and Masters 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.

Humanities degrees 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 PhDs in Humanities

PhD Epistemology of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

PhD TESOL

One of the aims of the TESOL programme offered by University of Nicosia to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualise, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL.

School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
PhD Literatures in English

Literatures in English provides advanced instruction in both traditional areas of literary studies as well as in contextual, interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to literature and culture. Masaryk University offers a PhD in Literatures in English.

Faculty of Arts
PhD Art History

The International Business School offers the DPhil (PhD) in Art History programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.