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Doctorates in Humanities Studies in United Kingdom

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree. Humanities and social sciences promotes and understanding of a wide variety of skills by providing students with a huge variety of courses. Th… Read more

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

Humanities and social sciences promotes and understanding of a wide variety of skills by providing students with a huge variety of courses. The skillsets students learn might be valuable across a huge number of industries in the growing global job market.

PhD Program in Humanities Studies in United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has ... +

While a research degree should be very rewarding personally, it is also a serious and sometimes intense undertaking. Under the current system, a full-time doctoral student has three years to complete a full draft of her or his thesis and then a further one year for writing up (known as a 3+1 degree). Research degrees are generally undertaken by individuals who aim to become professionals in the field of art history and/or archaeology, whether as academics who carry out research and teach in universities or as curators or educators in museums, libraries or archives, or in any number of other related areas such as academic publishing or even the commercial art world. It is generally a good idea to have some experience of work outside university before applying to a doctoral programme, for example, in some role in a museum or gallery. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Our PhD in Archaeology offers you the opportunity to study archaeology at an advanced level through independent research. The Archaeology subject area offers research supervis ... +

Our PhD in Archaeology offers you the opportunity to study archaeology at an advanced level through independent research. The Archaeology subject area offers research supervision across a wide range of fields. Our research interests range from human osteoarchaeology and forensic anthropology to Roman archaeology, early civilisations and urban societies in the Mediterranean and Europe, the Byzantine world and late antiquity, late hunter-gatherers and the spread of farming in Europe, megalithic monuments, later European prehistory and the archaeology of Scotland. These research areas are complemented by research expertise in related disciplines elsewhere in the School and the University. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of C ... +

The SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS) will welcome applications from MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake research in the disciplines of Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies. The Centre has developed its own MPhil training programme which will enable research students to be registered in the Centre rather than in specific regional Departments or those of other disciplines. The Centre places its emphasis on the acquisition of critical theoretical skills and in-depth regional, linguistic and cultural knowledge with specific reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but also to literature written in European languages. Prospective research students will have the unique opportunity to work on an exceptionally wide range of topics, theoretical and critical, supervised according to the expertise of a wide range of academic staff across the Faculty and SOAS. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research inte ... +

The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research interests of Centre members and the Centre’s research programmes. The specific focus of this research programme is twofold: thematically, the programme addresses the analysis of contemporary globalisation processes and of the political, economic, social and cultural relationships and structures that define and shape these processes. Methodologically, the programme promotes the multi-disciplinary analysis of contemporary globalisation processes. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS History Department is one of the world’s major centres offering supervision for research degrees in African and Asian history. It attracts students and scholarly visi ... +

The SOAS History Department is one of the world’s major centres offering supervision for research degrees in African and Asian history. It attracts students and scholarly visitors from all parts of the world. The Department provides opportunities for well-qualified applicants to join large groups of students and staff working in or around their specialist fields of history. The unique combination of individual supervision, taught courses and seminars ensure that the large majority of students complete their degrees within four years. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not fe ... +

The Department is able to supervise MPhil and PhD degrees by research and thesis in a wide range of cultural and linguistic subjects. Intending research students should not feel constrained to limit their choice of topics to those indicated against the names of current staff members (postgraduate students have recently been working on a range of topics that include Japanese cinema, Kabuki texts, modern Japanese linguistics and literature, Meiji historical texts, Korean linguistics and literature, Korean colonial and eighteenth-century history). Research undertaken at MPhil and PhD level is based on literary, documentary, and archive material available at SOAS and also gathered during fieldwork in Japan and Korea. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods a ... +

The MPhil/PhD in Linguistics is a research training programme which combines foundational and advanced courses in the core areas of linguistics, training on research methods and research work leading to a dissertation. The Department is strongly research-oriented, and through a combination of courses, advanced seminars and individual supervision, aims to provide the intellectual discipline, knowledge and skills required of a well-rounded researcher. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, ... +

The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide ... +

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The PhD in Classics offers you the opportunity to study Classics at an advanced level through independent research. Classics at the University of Edinburgh, with its broad ran ... +

The PhD in Classics offers you the opportunity to study Classics at an advanced level through independent research. Classics at the University of Edinburgh, with its broad range of supervisors and stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, can offer you a first-class experience in focused and sustained research. We welcome applications from anyone keen to work on topics that overlap with the research interests of our academic staff, including Greek social history, Greek law, Classical literature & art, Hellenistic history & archaeology, Roman slavery, Roman art and architecture, the Roman economy, late antique and Byzantine literature, history and archaeology. Our strong relationship with other subjects such as Archaeology, History, Philosophy and Law, means that interdisciplinary study and supervision can be arranged. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The PhD in Economic and Social History offers you the opportunity to study economic and social history at an advanced level through independent research. We host one of the la ... +

The PhD in Economic and Social History offers you the opportunity to study economic and social history at an advanced level through independent research. We host one of the largest economic and social history research groupings in the UK and this enables us to support research in economic and social history across a wide range of time periods and geographical regions, from the early modern period to the present day, and from Britain to the Caribbean. Current research interests include the study of economic development, energy policy, globalisation, slavery, demography, urban history, consumption, material culture, museums and collecting, leisure, religious belief, popular culture, medicine and disease, gender, sexuality and the family. Colleagues in the economic and history research group work closely with colleagues with related interests in other Schools, notably the School of Social and Political Science and the School of Economics. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The PhD in History offers you the opportunity to study history at an advanced level through independent research. The PhD is our principal research degree. The size of Edinbur ... +

The PhD in History offers you the opportunity to study history at an advanced level through independent research. The PhD is our principal research degree. The size of Edinburgh’s history department and the breadth of expertise available from our staff means that we can offer supervision for research projects in a wide array of fields. We have strong research concentrations in Scottish history, American history, global and transnational history, Irish history, intellectual history, and medieval history, and colleagues who can supervise topics spanning two millennia and five continents. Members of the history department have strong links with colleagues elsewhere in the University with research expertise in related disciplines, from Classics, Archaeology and History of Art to Politics and Economics. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The PhD in Scottish History offers you the opportunity to explore Scotland’s past at an advanced level through independent research. The University of Edinburgh has one of the ... +

The PhD in Scottish History offers you the opportunity to explore Scotland’s past at an advanced level through independent research. The University of Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of scholars interested in the Scottish past. Our research expertise in Scottish history within the School ranges from late medieval kingship and saints’ cults to the Reformation, the witch hunt, government and finance, the Highlands in all periods, Scotland’s diaspora and external relations and its place in the Union. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 

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