- Drawing on internationally well-established research environments based in the fields of Anthropology, International Area Studies, and the Study of Religion, a particular strength of the PhD programme is interdisciplinarity. Strong research environments dedicated to exploring and integrating methods from beyond the Humanities, e.g. in the study of culture, cognition and religion as well as in human security and international development, offer students unique opportunities for the pursuit of new directions in and across the associated disciplines. At the same time, strong individual research environments ensure disciplinary training at the highest levels.
- Collaborations with institutions in the respective regions and with leading universities in Australia, across Europe and North America provide extensive opportunities for international research and training.
- Theoretical interests are founded on a combination of solid social and human science theories, and range from phenomenology, post-structuralism and grounded theory over various comparative, sociological and historically-based approaches to cognitive science.
- All B-level courses of the study programme will be available in English. The programme is affiliated with the national PhD education networks for Anthropology, International Area Studies and the Study of Religion.
Research facilities available
- In the context of collaborations with researchers in the cognitive neuro- and behavioral sciences in the context of MindLab some PhD projects draw on the world-class experimental facilities at AU.
Current core research areas include:
- ethnographic methods;
- experimental anthropology;
- visual anthropology; welfare, children and youth;
- democracy, globalization and transnational mobility; contemporary religion and contemplative traditions;
- history of religions; cognitive science of religion;
- gender and politics;
- human security and post-conflict studies.
- 36 months
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DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Anthropology Religious Studies & Theology
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- If you apply for a scholarship from the Faculty of Arts, you apply both for scholarship and enrolment at the Graduate School at once. You can only apply for scholarships when they are announced.
- If you are already holding a scholarship from another partner, or if your PhD project has some other kind of funding, you only have to apply for enrolment at the Graduate School. You can apply for enrolment with your own funding all year.
- When applying for admission to a PhD degree programme at the Faculty of Arts, you need to write a project description. The project description explains the research project you propose to conduct as a PhD student in some detail, and it outlines the research plan.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
Living costs for Aarhus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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