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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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 Humanities Center

Collaboration, exchange, and intellectual freedom are the core of the Humanities Center. Faculty and students share a commitment to philosophical questions, and are engaged in art, literature, film, history, and philosophy.

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Ph. D. Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature, a 4-year PhD programme in English for foreigners and Polish students is an innovative offer aimed at young humanists from around the world, who are interested in gaining a dual doctoral degree (from the Jagiellonian University and an American/European university) based on integrating the research on the most current trends of contemporary cultural studies with interests in Polish and Central European literature.

PhD Humanistic Studies

The main aim of the programme is to train qualified researchers to initiate a teaching or research career in their scientific or academic field, or a professional career in the world of arts and culture. Likewise, another of the aims is to train students in the fields of philology, art and history que tienen su correspondencia en el VII Framework Program a les de Soci-Economic Sciences and the Humanities.