The Graduate School of the Humanities (GSH) comprises three doctoral programs: Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, and Studies in Language and Society. All of these encourage a critical examination of issues, themes, concepts, theories and methods which transcend individual disciplines and as such serve to fully integrate the process of writing a doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Humanities into a highly innovative academic context. The aim is to provide an outstanding inter- and transdisciplinary education which centers on the writing of a qualitatively excellent doctoral thesis which qualifies graduates to conduct research-related work both in academic and non-academic environments.
Students are expected to be able to communicate and follow courses in German without any difficulty.
The decidedly interdisciplinary core programme deals with key concepts of the humanities and social sciences, such as memory, performance, justice, narrative, space, etc. and primarily offers theory and method seminars as well as soft-skill courses such as academic writing, presentation skills, publication strategies.
The successful completion of the programme is rewarded with a Diploma Supplement complementing the PhD Diploma of the Faculty. There are no stipends available and candidates have to undergo a selection procedure. Application: spring term; start: autumn term each year
Accepted doctoral students are given a fully equipped working space, including a computer, internet access, printing and scanning facilities, administrative and technical support, as well as individual mentoring by our writing coach, etc.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
There are three possibilities of being a member of the Graduate School of the Humanities:
Regular membership and participation in one of the three doctoral programs Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies or Studies in Language and Society.
Temporary associated membership in the Graduate School at the Faculty of Humanities (GSH). Applications are possible each Semester.
Additionally starter fellowships can be applied for. They are meant to give promising doctoral students the time to.
Further Information on requirements for all 3 possibilities: http://www.gsh.unibe.ch/application_and_regulations/applications/index_eng.html
The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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