The University of California, Berkeley’s interests are both historically and methodologically diverse; their strengths are complemented by a variety of programs–centers, working groups, and so on–that regularly bring scholars of the humanities together across campus.
And the atmosphere, relaxed and non-hierarchical, lends itself to free and passionate inquiry. We invite you to explore our offerings.
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- The Ph.D. Phase
In three semesters students complete four more courses at the graduate level (200-level). During the last semester in the Ph.D. phase students take their qualifying exams, based on a set of specialized reading lists developed in close consultation with faculty members. These exams, which contain both written and oral components, are intended both to test general knowledge of a period and to provide students with a chance to develop ideas that will be useful in the definition of the dissertation topic.
- The Dissertation Phase
Following successful completion of the qualifying exams, students are advanced to candidacy and enter the dissertation phase of the program, which consists of four semesters. Students first write a dissertation prospectus in consultation with their dissertation committee, and then proceed with the dissertation itself.
- 72 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Criteria for the selection of applicants for graduate study:
- Academic Background (Including Grades) And Interests,
- Professional Promise,
- Evidence Of Intellectual Initiative And Commitment,
- Potential For A Successful Teaching Career At The University Or College Level,
- Language Proficiency In French.
The assessment of the applicant’s potential is based primarily on the statement of purpose (which should focus on the candidate’s intellectual interests), past record, recommendations, and a writing sample. The writing sample (in French) should show the applicant’s thought process and style of argument.
International32930 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16465 USD per semester during 72 months.
National32930 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16465 USD per semester during 72 months.
In-State17828 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8914 USD per semester during 72 months.
Living costs for Berkeley
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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