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Sociology aims to analyze and understand the various components that make up a society or civilization. Students learn how these societies are organized, as well as how they are sustained. Issues related to other humanities may also be studied.

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California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program explores leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. ... [+]

Transformative Studies PhD

The goal of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.

The program encourages students to pursue research topics they are passionate about and supports participation in the scholarly discourse through publication. It views academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination.

About the Program

Participants in the Transformative Studies program will:

Make an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Royal Roads University

The Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America. It approaches the study of complex, real-world problems within an interdisciplinar ... [+]

Overview

The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program responds to the growing demand nationally and internationally for scholar-practitioners who can provide intellectual leadership in the workplace, and help build sustainable organizations, communities, and societies in an age of global interdependence.

An alternative to traditional doctoral programs, the Doctor of Social Sciences focuses on the interdisciplinary applications of the social sciences to complex, real-world problems of direct concern to organizations, communities, and society in general.

The program of study is designed to build your knowledge and understanding of a range of applied social research methodologies and their relevance to specific practical social purposes. The DSocSci program is based on the academic and professional expertise of the faculty at Royal Roads University. Doctoral programs of study should align with one of the university’s four strategic research themes and be linked to the subject expertise of the university’s academic programming.... [-]

Canada Victoria
July 2019
Part-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations

The Ph.D. program in Sociology aims to prepare students to carry out high-quality research in economic sociology and related social areas. In order to achieve this goal, ... [+]

The Ph.D. program in Sociology aims to prepare students to carry out high-quality research in economic sociology and related social areas. In order to achieve this goal, we offer courses in sociological theory, methodology, stratification, economic sociology, and subject area topics. Ph.D. students are supposed to take part in research seminars from the beginning, where their topic is discussed and developed.

The program includes the following specialization areas:

Economic sociology - Migration studies - Financial culture of everyday life –

Corruption and social norms –Subjective well-being – Information technology and society – Local society – Unemployment - Labour market – Social policy –... [-]

Hungary Budapest
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

The Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University welcomes applications for its Master and PhD in Design, Technology, and Society. ... [+]

PhD in Design, Technology & Society

Developments in current technology offer a wide range of opportunities for creative industries. There are eight fundamental fields in the global market where creative industry can grow: design, film production, music, animation, interactive media, computer games, digital advertisement, gastronomy and cultural heritage. Creative industries need scholars and professionals who can use interdisciplinary thinking skills to develop new approaches to the utilization of display technologies and digital products. All over the world, there is an expanding need for experts who can creatively manage the convergence of different communication platforms, who can analyze, anticipate and address the changing needs and expectations of individuals (as consumers or as citizens).... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Palacky University

The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, ... [+]

Program description:

The PhD programme in Sociology provides advanced education and academic training for professions in research and development. The study is designed as multi-paradigmatic, strong emphasis is placed on linking theory, methodology and the empirical. It seeks to reflect topical issues of contemporary society in global context.

The core PhD courses include Dissertation Colloquia; Dissertation Seminars; Methodological and Specialisation Courses; Readings in Sociological Theory; Sociological Research Practice; Theory of Quantitative and Qualitative Methodologies.

Graduate´s profile and employability:

The graduates will acquire knowledge of contemporary sociological theories in the context of the canon of social thought, of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and of a chosen area of specialization. These will be complemented with selected soft skills (e.g. communication and IT skills), pedagogical and technical research skills (e.g. scholarly editing and bibliographic research). PhD students are expected to conduct their own original research leading to a doctoral dissertation and to contribute to the advancement of sociological knowledge by participating in workshops, conferences, publications and other activities of the international scholarly communities.... [-]

Czech Republic Olomouc
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Rezekne University of Applied Sciences

The goal of the doctoral study program is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote ... [+]

The goal of the doctoral study program is to prepare researchers in the field of information technology industry systems analysis, modeling and design sector, to promote the students' theoretical knowledge and research skills and the application of research results in the following areas:

business and tourism information system modeling; systemic regional development planning; the political system and public management modeling; logistics information systems and transport modeling; production process modeling; e-learning system design; simulation technology development.

Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the programme. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus+ mobility for studies.... [-]

Latvia Rēzekne
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study. ... [+]

Research overview

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

We offer PhDs in:

criminology public policy public management sociology social policy social work science, technology and society

This programme combines advanced research training with high-quality supervision and feedback. You will study within a vibrant and active research community, and will be supported by two academic supervisors.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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L’Université Catholique Du Congo

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire the degrees of Advanced Studies, Doctor and Higher Education Colleges. ... [+]

The aim of the Faculty of Social Communications is to train both scientifically competent communication professionals and men who are aware and ready to engage and integrate the message of the Gospel into the new culture created by the means of Modern communication (...) with new languages, new techniques and new behaviors (see John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37), to identify what benefits and dangers this culture could present for African identity and values.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Faculty offers its students theoretical, practical and human training through its rich teaching, laboratories and professionalization studios, numerous workshops, seminars and conferences; A training program that aims to have its graduates carry out the following tasks:... [-]

Congo, DR Kinshasa
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management

The Ph.D. Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. ... [+]

Ph.D. in Economic and Organizational Sociology

The Ph.D. Economic and Organizational Sociology was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1991 and adapted to the European Higher Education Area in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high-quality academic training in economic and organizational sociology and produce original research in this field. The course is taught in scientific partnership with the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS/UL) and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL).

Host centers

The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers provides important support for students in Ph.D. programs.... [-]

Portugal Lisbon
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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London South Bank University

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. Offered full-time and part-time. ... [+]

The PhD and MRes programmes are closely linked to our growing and dynamic research culture. You'll benefit from engaging with highly qualified academic staff, working alongside a portfolio of dynamic and popular masters programmes. Academic supervision A member of staff, an expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student, you'll become part of our thriving academic community. Research areas Civil society The voluntary sector NGOs, gender Sexuality Race Globalisation International relations Migration Human rights Genocide Crimes against humanity Women's movements Elites and networks Agency Development studies Youth crime Prostitution Human trafficking Violence against women Policing Education for sustainability Politics of sustainability Politics and climate change Social science research methods Research culture Research students who study at LSBU become a vital part of our dynamic research culture and are one of the essential elements which make LSBU an exciting intellectual environment. All research students are enrolled in the LSBU’s postgraduate Key Skills programme. In addition, you can undertake research methods training from relevant MA and MSc courses, as well as taking part in specialist events and activities, which ensure an inclusive and thriving research culture. MRes programme An MRes is distinct from a taught Masters in that your final output will be an extended dissertation (30,000 words) rather than module-based coursework and exams. PhD programme A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 6 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Johannesburg

DLitt et Phil Industrial Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contrib ... [+]

DLitt et Phil Industrial Sociology is an advanced level of study in which a candidate has to conduct independent research and produce a thesis that demonstrates a contribution to knowledge in the field. The degree is assessed on the basis of the thesis only and the candidate has to satisfy the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of Humanities that the thesis is his or her own unaided work. Upon submission of the final thesis, he or she has to give an undertaking that it has not been submitted to any other institution for examination and the granting of a qualification.

Admission requirements

Access will be considered for a candidate who is in possession of a university-based Master’s qualification in Industrial Sociology/Sociology on NQF Level 8. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Universidad de La Laguna

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the curren ... [+]

The Doctorate Program in Law, Society and Tourism presented here to be taught according to RD 99/2011, integrates, replaces and expands the scientific field of the current Doctorate Program in Tourism implemented by agreement of the Government Council of the Canary Islands February 10, 2011 (BOC No.33 of February 15, 2011), and registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Titles.

The Doctorate Program that is proposed is developed from the Doctorate in Tourism, currently in force at the Universidad de La Laguna since February 2011. This program was organized through five major lines of research, although it is common for jobs to be linked to several of these lines. These lines have an interdisciplinary emphasis. The five main lines of research were the following:... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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Charles University Faculty of Arts

Graduates have a broad overview of key issues in current sociological theory and methodology, a thorough grounding in a wide range of analytical methods of quantitative a ... [+]

Graduates have a broad overview of key issues in current sociological theory and methodology, a thorough grounding in a wide range of analytical methods of quantitative and qualitative research, and the ability to use and combine these procedures. They are able to formulate and solve demanding research questions, specify relevant hypotheses, find appropriate methods of solution, and formulate relevant expert opinions. Graduates may seek employment as researchers and university teachers as well as in specialist and management positions in both the state and commercial sectors.

Length of study: 4 years

The language of instruction is English. Sociology is a fee-paying program.

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Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Science

Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of populations, and how populations cha ... [+]

Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, and migration including related events of marriages, divorces, and abortions. The relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological environments and population development in terms of causes and effects (including forecasting) are the object of population studies in a broader sense. Demography compiles and analyzes data that are useful for various disciplines dealing with human populations such as economics, sociology, social medicine, anthropology, historiography, social geography, ecology, etc. Outcomes of demographic studies are important for public administration, policymaking, health service organization, educational system, insurance companies, etc.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Lingnan University

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms ... [+]

PhD in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Normal Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has more than ten professorial members from six different countries. Since 2014, it has had 19 research postgraduate students from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, including an outstanding record of six Hong Kong PhD Fellows. The department also offers taught MA courses, which are available to our research students. Members of staff currently have a world-leading or internationally recognised expertise in areas including:

Ageing, social gerontology Comparative policy including international education Economic and urban sociology; housing Gender and sexuality studies Health research, population; social well-being Hong Kong society and culture Income inequality and social stratification Justice and society; transitional and historical justice Religion, ethnic minorities Social and political thought; political sociology Social theory Application Methods ... [-]
Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2019
Full-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
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