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Best 24 Doctoral Programs in Philosophy 2019

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

The study of philosophy is a pursuit of wisdom. It involves a type of thinking that is comprehensive and critical, and seeks to answer questions of reason, understanding, knowledge, emotion, values, rationality and different beliefs. Philosophy education may be beneficial for careers in law, politics, civil service and journalism.

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Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences

he Faculty offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our MPhil and PhD students are supervised by a Depart ... [+]

About

The Faculty offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our MPhil and PhD students are supervised by a Department-based scholar and choose additional supervisors from the same or other Departments, or other universities.

Our Global Distinctiveness

The distinctive features of our programmes are:

Emphasis on trans-disciplinary problem-solving. Global diversity. Our current and recent graduates come from Hong Kong, China, and a further 14 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Financial and professional support for conference participation and overseas placements. Caring and cohesive graduate community. Our students have an effective voice in Faculty governance, and network with/ learn from peers from across our social sciences disciplines, all housed in one building. Opportunities to take courses and attend lecture across Hong Kong's universities and to access data and field across China and South East Asia. A flexible range of funding models including government scholarships, Faculty scholarships, and Department scholarship Programme Overview ... [-]
Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students ... [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines.

What are Philosophy studies about?

The Ph.D. study in Philosophy aims to provide a high-quality education and research training in the field of contemporary philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of social sciences. The Ph.D. study is designed for students with a Master's Degree in Philosophy or related disciplines.

Graduates

The graduates will be professionally and also linguistically fully prepared for independent scientific research and teaching, for work in public institutions, media, non-governmental organizations.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University

Our Ph.D. Degree is the most rigorous degree we offer, requiring completion of 24 semester credits plus 36 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation and a formal def ... [+]

Global PhD

Our global PhD program is open to a spectrum of disciplines and interests. It aims to address a range of problems in virtually every area of human and ecological concern. Our doctoral program is dedicated to helping you shape and co-create a new global civilization so the human species can learn to act as responsible and respectful stewards of our larger planetary ecosystem.

At every level in the doctoral process you are supported by mentors and coaches. You will be required to take certain core courses and will have the freedom to design the rest of your program in consultation with your mentors and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Students can select courses from either inside Ubiquity or outside Ubiquity. This means that if there is a course you need to take that is offered through another institution, you are free to do so. Ubiquity’s in-person courses are also available for doctoral credit.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies from the classical period through the present and into the ... [+]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures Ph.D. Program

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program (APC) combines both classical and modern approaches to the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions while addressing contemporary social issues.

Our program is based on the principle that spiritual transformation contributes to academic excellence. Within an integrative framework, students can choose to study Hinduism, Buddhism, or Chinese philosophy. Students study sacred texts and writings in historical context; they also explore cross-cultural hermeneutics, traditional religious practices, and Asian philosophical perspectives on fundamental issues—from well being to the environment.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Palacky University

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases, it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption ... [+]

Programme description:

Doctoral study of philosophy (P6101) is a full-time or a distanced study programme for three years. In special cases, it is possible to ask for a shortening, interruption or extension. The study program is modular with a credit system. At the beginning, the student together with the supervisor creates an individual study plan which must correspond with the courses enrolled in STAG. The main duties include the teaching of elective lectures and seminars, publication, participation in conferences and in an international education experience, studying a foreign language, attending methodical courses and developing the so-called "soft skills". In order to successfully complete the study, the student is required to obtain at least 180 credits, pass the state doctoral examination and successfully defend a dissertation.... [-]

Czech Republic Olomouc
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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L’Université Catholique Du Congo

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

The main objective of the Faculty of Philosophy is to contribute to the training of professional philosophers and to have, as one of the main centers of interest and reflection, man in general and the religious phenomenon of Africa in particular. The program of philosophical training tends to give the student the breadth and vigor of mind necessary for a philosophical and scientific apprehension of African society, thought, wisdom and spirituality.

The faculty thus intends to help its students to enter into dialogue with theologians and other scholars. The beneficiaries of such training are at the service of the Church and the Nation in various sectors of education and for all other national development tasks for which they are trained.... [-]

Congo, DR Kinshasa
February 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Boston College

A significant feature of these programs is the extensive and diverse range of courses available to graduate students every semester. They cover the history and problems o ... [+]

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at Boston College

Boston College’s graduate philosophy programs attract talented students from around the world. We offer master’s and doctoral degrees, covering all periods in the history of philosophy and with a diversity of philosophical approaches.

The Department of Philosophy is noted for its strength in the history of philosophy, contemporary continental philosophy and practical philosophy, including ethics and social-political philosophy. In addition, the department offers two interdisciplinary programs: philosophy and law, and philosophy and theology. The program also includes Asian philosophy and diaspora studies.

Each September our doctoral program admits a small group of new students, who are immediately welcomed as research assistants. The experience of working with an established scholar is designed to help the student learn some of the basic skills of philosophical research and establish a mentoring relationship with one or more faculty. The program’s flexibility ensures individualized attention in designing a plan of welcome to the department of philosophy at Boston college study. All Ph.D. students have funding through their fifth year in the program (fourth year if they enter with an M.A.) assuming successful completion of requirements. Doctoral students gain experience teaching in the University’s two-semester Philosophy of the Person core course. There is a teaching seminar in the first two years of the program to help prepare the doctoral students to design their own syllabi and to provide feedback on teaching; ongoing class visitations take place thereafter.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2019
Full-time
5 years
Campus
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University of Lethbridge

The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment ... [+]

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The Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major in the Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary in nature and is based on a cohort learning model that fosters an environment of interdisciplinary engagement and exchange, research, peer mentoring, collaboration among a small group of students, within a team-based learning experience. The overall academic aims of the program are to emphasize social, cultural, and political thought and to inculcate the intellectual and practical tools needed to work successfully with community partners and agencies to facilitate social change. Students graduating from the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought major are trained experts, who demonstrate a mosaic of professional skills (e.g., teaching, peer reviews, presentations, critical thinking, etc.) and research competencies. Graduates are capable of producing novel, relevant, and rigorous research that make significant and substantive contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge.... [-]

Canada Lethbridge
September 2019
48 months
Campus
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SOAS University of London

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

Research Degrees in Religions and Philosophies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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 specialize in.

In addition to individual supervision the Department offers research training at various levels: an obligatory research writing workshop which prepares year 1 MPhil students for their upgrade to the PhD level; a weekly seminar for PhD students in years 2 and 3 to discuss work in progress and receive feedback before submitting their thesis; a departmental research seminar in which both staff and students present papers on their research projects and discuss them in an interdisciplinary setting. Students also have the opportunity to attend seminars, lectures, and conferences offered by the various specialist Centres relating to their particular fields. These centers run regular evening lecture series, workshops, and conferences which host visiting speakers from other universities in Britain, Europe, and globally.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
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OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland

Worldwide DPhil is known as a research Degree which means there will be no study or exams, just the final Thesis Defense. ... [+]

3 TOP UNIVERSITIES = 1 EUROPEAN DOCTORATE

All students will have in addition to ABMS Switzerland Doctorate a Joint Doctorate with University of Dąbrowa Górnicza (WSB) and Taras Shevchenko National University (KNU). ABMS is certified by EFMD EOCCS, the Swiss National Quality for Education (EduQua) and ASIC UK. WSB Is a European state-recognized university and KNU is a European public University founded 200 years ago and ranked among top 500 universities in the world. 3 Top European Universities = Best Virtual/Online Program = 1 Top European Doctorate SWITZERLAND + EU + TOP RANKED 500 Worldwide DPhil is known as a research Degree which means there will be no study or exams, just the final Thesis Defense, our Study program is 100% online, your supervisor will be supporting 100% online, and at the end of your study, after you are done with your thesis, the defense will be 100% online as well.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
Online
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University of Johannesburg

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the a ... [+]

For this degree, students write a thesis under supervision, on a topic selected in consultation with the Department. The topic must be in line with the expertise of the available lecturers. Four seminars and a Doctoral defense (of either the proposal or the thesis) are required in accordance with the general regulations of the Faculty of Humanities.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this Degree, students must fulfill the Department’s admission requirements (in addition to the University’s admission requirements) and prove their knowledge of research methodology and history of philosophy. Some of the requirements are [i] at least 65% average for the Master’s Degree in Philosophy and [ii] the submission of written philosophical work done for the Master’s Degree. Supplementary oral examinations might be required.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Universidad de La Laguna

Six Spanish universities (University of Alicante, University of Almeria, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad de La Laguna , University of Zaragoza, University o ... [+]

Six Spanish universities (University of Alicante, University of Almeria, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Universidad de La Laguna , University of Zaragoza, University of Murcia) carry out a strategic alliance in order to design a Doctoral Interuniversity Program, which serve to add professors and researchers around research teams and projects with greater impact and excellence.

PhD studies in the philosophical field have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . In fact, the current Program: "Philosophy, Culture and Society", integrated within its Official Postgraduate Program of the same name, and which has earned the Mention of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Resolution of October 6, 2011 , Reference MEE2011-0739, BOE of October 20, 2011) for the 2011/12 courses; 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, has its immediate background in the Doctorate program "Epistemology and Practical Philosophy", valid during the biennium 1999-2001, 2000-2002, 2001-2003 and 2002-2005 and in the Doctoral Program " Philosophy. Theory and Praxis in the Current World "taught since 2004.... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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Lingnan University

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 15 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, et ... [+]

PhD in Philosophy

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

Place: Hong Kong

The Department of Philosophy at Lingnan has 13 members. They cover all the main areas in philosophy in their research and teaching, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, history of Chinese and Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science. Some of them are also seriously engaged in interdisciplinary work, in collaboration with researchers in artificial intelligence, education, linguistics, and mathematics. The work of Lingnan philosophers has been published by leading publishers (like Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press) and in top journals (like British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Mind, Nous, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Philosophy of Science).... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2019
Full-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
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Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

The study program "Algebra, Number Theory, and Mathematical Logic" offers students an advanced education in a selected area. The education allows the program graduates to ... [+]

The study program "Algebra, Number Theory, and Mathematical Logic" offers students an advanced education in a selected area. The education allows the program graduates to follow contemporary research. It teaches them the basics of independent scientific work and how to approach various abstract problems.

The program does not contain specializations.

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Admission for studies

Admission for studies will be granted to the applicants, who:

submitted a complete application form together with all obligatory attachments before the deadline, they were granted an entrance examination waiver or they successfully passed the entrance examination, they successfully passed the language examination or they got a waiver of it. ... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Universidade da Coruña

The PhD Program in Logic and Philosophy of Science is interuniversity. The Universities of Salamanca, A Coruña, La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Valladolid and Valencia ... [+]

Introduction

The program of Doctorate in Logic and Philosophy of Science Is interuniversity. The Universities of Salamanca, A Coruña, La Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Valladolid and Valencia participate.

Its objective is to train Doctors in the different areas of the Area of ​​Logic and Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science and Technology. In its current form, the Interuniversity Program in Logic and Philosophy of Science was launched in the course of 2013-2014. But, in fact, it already has a long experience, since it was born from the confluence of the Master's Degree in Logic and Philosophy of Science and the Master's Degree in Social Studies of Science and Technology, both initiated as Postgraduates in the 2007-2008 academic year. ... [-]

Spain Ferrol
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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