PhDs in Humanities

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 PhD Programmes

History of Art PhD/MA By Research (On-Campus or By Distance Learning) PhD History of Art PhD/MA By Research (On-Campus or By Distance Learning)
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,121 per year
  • International £ 13,680 per year
  • National £ 4,121 per year
  • 36 months

The Department of History was ranked first in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We offer promising candidates the opportunity to study alongside academic staff working at the forefront of current research. Our academics cover a wide range of British, European and Worldwide history from around 500 to the present day, providing expert supervision in areas including medieval history, cultural and social history, politics, economics, religion, war studies, the history of the West Midlands, the history of sexuality and emotion, and the history of the environment.

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Medieval Studies PhD Medieval Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The doctoral program in Medieval Studies at Central European University (CEU) offers an entry into historical worlds not often conjoined. The major aims of the program are to encourage transdisciplinary medievalist research, open new perspectives and develop new approaches.

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Philosophy PhD Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
  • 36 months

Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive a full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds. The Philosophy degree is offered by Central European University (CEU).

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Comparative History PhD Comparative History
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 15,000 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
  • 36 months

The advantages of the Comparative History doctoral program at Central European University (CEU) are the classes and discussions among students specializing in different topics, different periods, and different geographical regions whereby new research questions can be formulated, even about one’s own national history.

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Double Degree in English PhD Double Degree in English
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 36 months

Our postgraduate students quite often consider their prospective carrier in favor of getting a PhD degree SPbPU offers a great deal of different PhD programs to proceed with. The Double Degree in English program is offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU).

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Comparative Literature Ph. D. Comparative Literature
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,500
  • International € 2,500
  • 48 months

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.

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TESOL PhD TESOL
  • Any time
  • International € 13,500 per year
  • 36 months

The University of Nicosia offers the three year PhD TESOL programme.

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Proficiency in Art PhD Proficiency in Art
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 12,000
  • International $ 12,000
  • 48 months

The Proficiency in Art program from Yasar University is a rich program of art and theory to students from different disciplines of design and provides a high-level education in the field of application.

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University of Geneva

PhD Traductologie
  • Any time
  • EEA € 480 per semester
  • International € 480 per semester
  • 60 months

The doctoral program is designed for students wishing to prepare for an academic career in the field of translation studies.

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University of Lausanne

Ph. D. Theology
  • Any time
  • EEA € 191 per semester
  • International € 191 per semester
  • Not specified

Le Programme Doctoral de Théologie Romand a pour but de permettre aux doctorant(e)s des quatre Facultés de Théologie (et des Sciences des Religions) d’avoir accès à des séminaires de recherche spécialisés dans toutes les disciplines de la théologie.

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