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Top Doctorate Programs in Social Sciences in Asia 2019/2020

The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences in Asia

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27 Results in Social Sciences, Asia

Izmir University of Economics

The program offers the PhD candidates the main courses of Current Issues in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Turkish Political Life, Political Theory and Re ... [+]

Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims at providing the PhD candidates with a comprehensive scientific capability enabling them to theoretically, analytically and critically assess the political and social transformations that take place in the global system, Turkey’s domestic and foreign politics as well as the political issues and developments in the region surrounding Turkey. The program offers the PhD candidates the main courses of Current Issues in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Turkish Political Life, Political Theory and Research Methods as well as a wide variety of 30 elective courses under five different “fields of specialization”: “International Relations”, “Comparative Politics”, “Turkish Politics”, “European Politics” and “Political Theory”.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Izmir University of Economics

The main goal of the doctoral training in Experimental Psychology is to provide students with a more elaborate and deeper understanding of human psychology through theore ... [+]

The main goal of the doctoral training in Experimental Psychology is to provide students with a more elaborate and deeper understanding of human psychology through theoretical and empirical endeavor in core areas of psychological science such as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, cognition, learning, memory, sensation and perception, biopsychology, electrophysiology, research methodology, statistics, computer programming and brain imaging.

Throughout their graduate study, students will be expected to be actively involved in research. This includes completing a doctoral dissertation. Because of the commitment of the faculty in the experimental psychology program to collaborative, cross-disciplinary research, students often engage in research partnerships with faculty and students outside of their own areas of specialization.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Business and Economics

The Ph.D. Program develops candidates’ skills in international political analysis and prepares them for an academic career through a focus on research skills and professi ... [+]

The Ph.D. Program develops candidates’ skills in international political analysis and prepares them for an academic career through a focus on research skills and professional socialization into the International Relations (IR) discipline. It contributes to their specialized knowledge of the various sub-disciplines of IR including International Relations Theory, International Law, Conflict Resolution, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy Analysis, as well as Comparative Politics and area studies, as a related field of study. Area studies comprise Europe including Cyprus and Turkey, the United States, the Middle East and Central Asia. The Program is particularly suitable for candidates who wish to either pursue an academic career or to enter their countries' diplomatic services or international civil service. The Program consists of eight courses, written and oral qualifying examinations, defence of the dissertation proposal and the PhD dissertation.... [-]

Cyprus Famagusta Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Campus
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Tamkang University

Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, reg ... [+]

Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, regional affairs, and strategy.At present, we provide both Ph.D. and master programs for domestic and foreign students who are interested in international affairs or strategic studies.

Requirements for a degree in Ph.D. in Political Science - International Affairs and Strategic Studies

Successful completion of 32 credits of courses, including 9 credits of required courses and 23 credits of elective courses. Students have to pass the qualifying examination and publish at least one research paper in any journal listed in TSSCI or SSCI Index. Students are also required to submit a written doctoral dissertation completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an Oral Examination.... [-]

Taiwan Taipei
September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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University of Nicosia

The Joint Doctorate (PhD) in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-Level Governance is an existing three-year, interdisciplinary, joint academic programme managed by the Unive ... [+]

Joint Degree with the University of Padova, the University of Zagreb, the University of Western Sydney, and Panteion University, Athens

Duration (years): 3 Years or 6 Semesters Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy Level of Qualification: Doctorate Degree (3rd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

The Joint Doctorate (PhD) in Human Rights, Society, and Multi-Level Governance is an existing three-year, interdisciplinary, joint academic programme managed by the University of Padova in Italy, the University of Zagreb in Croatia, Western Sydney University in Australia and Panteion University, Athens in Greece. The joint degree in its current form results in a Dottorato di Ricerca in Italy, a Doktorat iz društvenih znanosti in Croatia, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Australia, and a Didactoriko Diploma in Greece. All information pertaining to the degree can be found on its website: http://www.humanrights-jointphd.org/ and the website of the Human Rights Centre of the coordinating institution, the University of Padova: http://unipd-centrodirittiumani.it/en/attivita/Human-Rights-Society-and-Multi-level-Governance/981.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Nicosia

The aim of the PhD programme in Psychology is to educate and train psychology researchers who, depending on their specialization area, will be able to use scientific meth ... [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: Thesis can be in English or Greek Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

Aims

The aim of the PhD programme in Psychology is to educate and train psychology researchers who, depending on their specialization area, will be able to use scientific methods investigate and deal with factors that affect behaviours, cognitive process, and emotion.

Objectives

Develop students’ in-depth understanding and critical analysis of current literature and research methodology in the field of psychology. Develop students’ understanding and application of suitable research methodologies and scientific methods of investigation to enable them to carry out their doctoral research project. Enhance students’ research skills and facilitate the development of expertise relevant to their research specialization area. Educate students in how to disseminate research findings, conclusions and suggestions for improving educational or mental health provision to the scientific community, for example through publishing in academic journals and/or presenting their work in academic conferences and seminars. Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities. Career Prospects ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
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English,Greek
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Nicosia

The Doctoral Programme in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (i ... [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctoral Programme in European Studies and International Relations (Ph.D., 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full time / Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

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The Doctoral Programme in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. Holders of a PhD in IR will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding in the field of International Relations. Furthermore, holders of a PhD in IR will have the qualities needed for employment that requires the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist topics of IR, and innovation in tackling and solving conceptual and practical problems in world politics.... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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English,Greek
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Nicosia

The aims set for the programme in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the ... [+]

Duration (years): 3 years Qualification Awarded: Clinical Psychology (Ph.D., 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 210 Profile of the Programme

Aims

The aims set for the programme in Clinical Psychology are multi-fold covering the complexity and the multifaceted reality of the profession. These are to (a) provide the key clinical competencies and capabilities for independent and ethical clinical practice, and (b) create professionals based on the scientist-practitioner model that will be independent thinkers and producers of knowledge.

Objectives

By the end of their training students should be competent in the areas of:... [-]

Cyprus Nicosia
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3 years
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Lingnan University

The Doctor of Policy Studies programme has flexible delivery modes and strong experiential learning elements including field visits, and academic workshops and seminars. ... [+]

Hong Kong’s first Doctorate in Policy Studies aims to reflect on up-to-date research and current practices in the field with an international perspective

Housing, education, aging, health, welfare, and poverty are some of the key social issues which concern Hong Kong and all other major cities in the world. As a result, there is an increasing interest in advanced studies and analysis of relevant social policies. Therefore, as a leading liberal arts university, Lingnan has launched a Doctor of Policy Studies (DPS) programme, the first of its kind in the Greater China region.

Experiential Learning

The Doctor of Policy Studies programme has flexible delivery modes and strong experiential learning elements including field visits, and academic workshops and seminars. The field visits (including overseas tours) are to ensure that students understand the current mindsets and practices regarding policy studies in other countries and can conduct their research from an international perspective, without simply relying on textbooks, journals, and other publications.... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
36 - 72 months
Campus
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Lingnan University

Internationally-experienced faculty members have quality publication records and some are recognized as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political ... [+]

PhD in Political Sciences

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

Place: Hong Kong

Internationally-experienced faculty members in the Department of Political Science have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, and environmental studies. Particular strengths in instruction and supervision include Chinese reform politics, regionalism, global environmental politics, sport-politics nexus, Chinese foreign and security policies, Korean peninsula politics, and democratisation in Asia.... [-]

Hong Kong Tuen Mun
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Full-time
30 - 72 months
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Lingnan University

Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psy ... [+]

PhD in Psychology

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

Place: Hong Kong

Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, counselling psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, and human-computer interaction, etc. Members of staff have internationally recognised expertise in the areas of:

Occupational health psychology (occupational stress, work-life balance, psychology of safety, job insecurity) Counselling psychology (anxiety and coping and abnormal psychology) Cross-cultural psychology Applied social psychology Interpersonal communication Human error, human-computer interaction Sensation and perception Application Methods ... [-]
Hong Kong Tuen Mun
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Full-time
30 - 72 months
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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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Full-time
30 - 72 months
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Lingnan University

Established in 2000, the Department is the first and still the only place in the Chinese-speaking world with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty of staff c ... [+]

PhD in Cultural Studies

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

Place: Hong Kong

Established in 2000, the Department of Cultural Studies is the first department of its kind in Asia, with a fully interdisciplinary and international faculty committed exclusively to teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies.

For our postgraduate students, we provide close-contact supervision and working relationships with world-class scholars. Students can avail of travel grants to participate in conferences worldwide. We also offer various opportunities for exposure to workshops in different locations through our Inter-Asia cultural studies networks.

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Hong Kong Tuen Mun
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Full-time
30 - 72 months
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SOAS University of London

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 des ... [+]

PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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.

To be considered for entry into the PhD programme, applicants must possess a well-advanced degree in Politics equivalent in level and content to the Department's MSc, although applications from individuals with related degrees in cognate disciplines will also be considered. Guidelines for Research Proposals can be found here.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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3 years
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SOAS University of London

All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD takes place at the end of the first academic session for full-time stude ... [+]

Research Degrees in Near and Middle Eastern Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD takes place at the end of the first academic session for full-time students (or at the end of the second academic session for part-time students).

All new MPhil/PhD students are provided with a supervisory committee of three members, comprising a main or primary supervisor, and a second and third supervisor. The split in time commitment across the supervisory committee is 60:25:15. In the first year, students are expected to meet their main supervisor on a bi-weekly basis for a period of at least one hour.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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3 years
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