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26 PhD Degrees in Sociology 2020

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.

Doctorate Program in Sociology

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University of Bradford

The research areas are only broadly indicative, and our staff place great store by creative and innovative approaches to issues whether they are novel or familiar – and t ... [+]

All of the Academic Divisions in the School of Social Sciences invite PhD applications.

The research areas are only broadly indicative, and our staff place great store by creative and innovative approaches to issues whether they are novel or familiar – and to intellectual analysis, both established and path-breaking.

Subjects we supervise include the following areas:

Development Studies Peace Studies Psychology Sociology and Criminology Social Work and Social Care

Undertaking a PhD is an exciting opportunity but can also be quite daunting as there are lots of stages to think about including application, arrival, admission, expectations, and progression to name but a few. At the School of Social Sciences, we believe it is important that, although our research students are working on individual projects, they are not working in isolation. We offer a range of opportunities for training, developing skills, regular supervision sessions and ongoing peer support.... [-]

United Kingdom Bradford
October 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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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
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English (US)
Full-time
30 - 72 months
Campus
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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
January 2020
English (US)
Part-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
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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 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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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 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 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 2020
English (US)
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 2020
English (US)
Full-time
4 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
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

The Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , seeks to contribute to the appropriation, application, generation and transfer of rel ... [+]

The Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , seeks to contribute to:

The appropriation, application, generation and transfer of relevant knowledge for the understanding and explanation of complex social and human problems in a globalized context, through an integrating strategy of knowledge.The consolidation of interdisciplinary research groups in the Social and Human Sciences, capable of broadening perspectives and of opening up to dialogue and construction of knowledge with other disciplines and knowledge, for the analysis of complex social problems in the national and international context.The training of high-level researchers and researchers capable of contributing to the development of the social and human sciences, and the strengthening of civil society.General informationTitle granted: Doctor in Social and Human Sciences.Face-to-face modality. Different schedules according to subjects. The Doctorate in Social and Human Sciences demands a full-time dedication. The student must have the time necessary to respond academically to the commitments corresponding to the common course and seminars; These commitments include, among other aspects: preparation of readings, essays, seminar protocols, preparation of the Colloquium, Defense of the Thesis Project and Comprehensive Review. Students also participate in the events scheduled in each semester by the programSNIES: 54104Estimated duration: Three years.Qualified registry resolution: 10512 of July 14, 2015, valid until July 14, 2022.Registration fee: $ 15,122,000 / Year *Type of training: PostgraduatePlace where it is offered: Bogotá DC... [-]
Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Spanish (Colombia)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Stirling

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field. ... [+]

Overview

Our Applied Social Research Doctorate is designed to transform the way you think as a professional and ensure you can make a powerful impact in your field.

If you’re an experienced professional who wants to advance your expertise and broaden your career opportunities, this course is an ideal match. From the outset, you’ll gain high-quality research skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace and refined through access to seminars and advanced training opportunities. You’ll also benefit from the guidance of our expert staff and your interaction with fellow professionals and executives from a range of social science backgrounds.

The course is highly flexible and attendance is kept to a minimum to ensure you can fit your studies around your career. You’ll also have the opportunity to fine-tune your Doctorate based on your profession – choosing one of six pathways:... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
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English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 96 months
Campus
Online
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SOAS University of London

Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of t ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-timeAll SOAS PhD programmes are expected to take a maximum of 48 months fulltime (three years of full fees that includes one year of fieldwork, and one final year of continuation). The PhD programme may also be taken part-time. If taken part-time, it is normally expected that both the year-long fieldwork component and continuation year are taken full-time.

In the first year, every MPhil student is appointed a three-person research committee comprising a principal supervisor, a second supervisor and the Research Tutor. MPhil students attend the weekly Research Training Seminar and the Research Methods course, and they take relevant language training. MPhil students may also be required to take additional regional, thematic or theory courses related to their chosen specialisation. Upon successful completion of a 20,000-word research report and fieldwork proposal, MPhil students are upgraded to PhD status and commence fieldwork. The fieldwork experience forms the basis of a 100,000-word dissertation which should demonstrate original thinking and make a significant contribution to the discipline. During the post-fieldwork period, PhD students attend the weekly post-fieldwork seminar and have the opportunity to present their work in progress. MPhil and PhD students are encouraged to attend the variety of seminars and workshops that take place across the School.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
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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
January 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
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).

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

Portugal Lisbon
September 2020
English (US)
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Universidad de Sonora

General Objective: To train researchers who are capable of designing and directing projects and research groups that address regional and national social problems. ... [+]

Name of the program: Doctorate in Social Sciences Key DGP: 241601 Normal period to graduate: 6 semesters Credits: 225 Degree that confers: Doctor of Social Sciences Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program descriptionGeneral purpose

To train researchers who are capable of designing and directing projects and research groups that address regional and national social problems.

Specific objectivesDevelop skills and competences for the design, evaluation and conduct of social research projects.Generate in the graduates the competencies for the training of human resources (researchers and evaluators) in the areas of Social Sciences.To train individuals capable of evaluating projects and strategies based on multidisciplinary social research, aimed at solving real problems in regional and national environments.Promote interdisciplinary research in the Social Sciences, establishing the bases for the effective, controlled and productive integration of the different areas of social knowledge.Form subjects capable of working, perfecting and evaluating multidisciplinary research projects in Social Sciences aimed at satisfying information demands.Promote interdisciplinary research in the Social Sciences, establishing the bases for their integration as complex knowledge, linking related areas such as those cultivated in the divisional field.What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?Egress Profile... [-]
Mexico Hermosillo
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Spanish
Full-time
3 years
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
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English (US)
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
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