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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

The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our ... [+]

About Us

The Faculty offers two research-based degrees, namely Master of Philosophy (MPhil), & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our 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 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 2020
English
Full-time
Part-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
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English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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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 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
Online
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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
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English
Full-time
30 - 72 months
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
Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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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 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

The Doctorate program aims to train researchers in philosophy that from a solid knowledge of the tradition and the current philosophical are capable of performing compete ... [+]

The Doctorate program aims to train researchers in philosophy that from a solid knowledge of the tradition and the current philosophical are capable of performing competently in some of the following tasks: interpret and rigorously analyze the historical philosophical thinking in some of its themes , authors and eras; contribute to the development of contemporary philosophical debates; to be participants in the discussions about those problems proper to our social and historical reality; directing philosophical research projects; be part of interdisciplinary research teams; train new researchers in philosophy or related areas.

General informationConference: The Doctorate requires a full-time dedication.Face-to-face modality.Granting title: Doctor of Philosophy.Estimated duration: The program has a minimum duration of six (6) semesters.Year of initiation: 1988SNIES: 1037Qualified registry resolution: 133 of January 3, 2014, valid until January 3, 2021.Registration fee: $ 12,896,000 / Semester *Type of training: PostgraduatePlace where it is offered: Bogotá... [-]
Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Spanish (Colombia)
Full-time
6 semesters
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 2020
English
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 2020
English
48 months
Campus
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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
January 2020
English
Full-time
3 years
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 ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-timeThe 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.

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 centres run regular evening lecture series, workshops, and conferences which host visiting speakers from other universities in Britain, Europe, and globally.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
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Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, usin ... [+]

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using philosophical tools and approaches, religious phenomena and issues relating to the religious dimension of human culture, including theological thought and its traditions. Students learn to reflect critically on these approaches and their results and to interpret them both in their specific context and within the framework of current academic knowledge. In direct connection with its multidisciplinary nature, this study program develops the skills necessary for analyzing complex issues, and students learn to combine various specialist perspectives and discourses in evaluating specific findings and testing hypotheses, while at the same time ensuring that the methods used are appropriate, the thinking is precise, and complex or controversial problems are expressed clearly. The study program not only leads to the acquisition of expert knowledge and skills, but also develops the ability to understand views, concepts, teachings and theories that are non-traditional or differ from one’s own, cultivates argumentative approaches to critical debate, and refines the ability to evaluate oneself and to formulate one’s own opinion or position.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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English,German
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Arts

Graduates of the doctoral program in Logic are qualified researchers in the field of logic and related disciplines. They possess in-depth knowledge of the methods and tre ... [+]

Graduates of the doctoral program in Logic are qualified researchers in the field of logic and related disciplines. They possess in-depth knowledge of the methods and trends in modern logic and specialize in one of its aspects and applications – pure mathematical logic, applications of logic in (and logical foundations of) mathematics, computer science or linguistics, or exclusively philosophical aspects of logic. They are able to undertake independent scientific research and to publish its results internationally, and they are open to interdisciplinary cooperation. Ph.D. graduates are trained for research and tertiary-level teaching professions at institutions specializing in any of the listed disciplines.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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English
Full-time
4 years
Online & Campus Combined
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Charles University Faculty of Education

Studies are addressed to those interested in the theoretical and philosophical superstructure field of philosophy and social sciences. Prerequisite to it is the completio ... [+]

Characteristics of the Studies

Studies are addressed to those interested in the theoretical and philosophical superstructure field of philosophy and social sciences. Prerequisite to it is the completion of studies in a Master's Degree Program with the preferences or a related field. The graduate of the doctoral program is capable of research activity in the area of philosophy, particularly the philosophy of education. They are acquainted with ontological, gnoseological and ethical assumptions of philosophical thinking from both diachronic and synchronic aspect. They understand the habitual nature of education from the philosophical viewpoint and are able to contribute to the development of European and planetary thinking.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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English,German
Full-time
4 years
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. Education allows the program graduates to fol ... [+]

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
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English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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