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Humanities, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The program combines some traditional, classic knowledge and approaches with interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, thus enhancing historical, social, and political contextualization of relevant issues. The program transcends the limits of conventional disciplines and cultural boundaries, and promotes critical analysis of contemporary global issues.

The doctoral program Humanities consists of three modules, Literary Studies, Migrations and Intercultural Relations and History.

The study programme Humanities concentrates on three scientific fields: Literary studies, History and Migration and intercultural relations. Studying literary sciences allows students to acquire up-to-date expertise in methodology and theory, indispensable in the research of literature as well as of social phenomena reflected in literary works, taking into account also the context of new media. The students› research topics can therefore concentrate on one of the following areas of literary sciences: new communication media and literature, literatures in contacts, imagology in literary studies, translation as a means of transcultural communication, literature and cultural nationalism in Europe, literary journalism as a transnational and transgeneric discourse, gender and literature, identity and languages.

Phd program in history is based on modern conceptual and methodological backgrounds in historical science to train the students for research work, for the understanding and historical contextualization of the development of societies in a comparative perspective. The study program focuses on a comprehensive critical analysis of “different historical realities” and phenomena in the field of cultural, social, economic and political development. This enables the understanding and interpretation of the modern world from the historical point of view.

Studying migration and intercultural relations equips students with contemporary methodological and theoretical knowledge, enabling them to understand the phenomenon of migration, to confront the present migratory processes and phenomena, and to understand the identification processes (and the related choice of language) in a multilingual environment.

PhD Graduates of the study programme Humanities are fully competent to perform further, independent professional and scientific-research tasks and may pursue careers in domestic and foreign institutions or organisations seeking experts in the field of humanities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Individual Research Work I
  • Research Seminar I
  • Research, Argumentation, and Writing Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Economic and social transformations in historical perspective
  • Greco-Roman Antiquity and the Modern European Ideas

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To qualify for entry into the graduate program Humanities, applicants must satisfy the following admission requirements:

  • have completed a 2nd cycle master’s study programme;
  • have completed at least a four-year academic undergraduate programme accredited with 240 ECTS credits;
  • have completed a uniform five year master’s study programme accredited with 300 ECTS credits;
  • have completed a specialization after previously finished professional study programme, and had passed additional study obligations within 30 to 60 ECTS credit points;
  • have completed an equivalent program abroad;

If the number of applicants exceeds the 20 available slots, they are selected based on previous academic achievement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 515 - 730 EUR/month
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