Online PhD Degree in Sociology

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Applied Social Research Doctorate

University of Stirling
Online Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

As a Doctor of Applied Social Research student in the Faculty of Social Sciences you will follow a programme of study that will allow you to develop your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research. [+]

Top Online PhDs in Sociology. As a Doctor of Applied Social Research student in the Faculty of Social Sciences you will follow a programme of study that will allow you to develop your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research. Our Professional Doctorate programme is very flexible - you are able to take a tailored pathway through your studies. Currently there are six professional pathways: Housing; Social Work; Dementia Studies; Drug and Alcohol Studies; Criminal Justice and Social Research. In the taught components of the programme, each route allows you to work together with other professionals to build key research skills while also deepening your professional development through a range of specialist options. You will then complete an assignment based on a professional project within the workplace. This will connect your research skills and real-world experience, encouraging you to engage reflexively at an advanced level over your professional role and practice. The thesis then provides an opportunity for advanced research on a topic of your choice. The Professional Doctorate programme is open to experienced executives or professionals. The award of Doctor of Applied Social Research is equivalent to a PhD. Doctoral students will demonstrate scholarship, methodological expertise, a contribution to knowledge about practice and a contribution to practice. Directed study for the Professional Doctorate is on a part-time basis over two or three years, followed by the Thesis. Enquiries We welcome enquiries from prospective students. Informal enquiries may be made to Richard Simmons (Programme Director) using the details opposite. Course objectives Our Professional Doctorate programme is very flexible - you are able to take a tailored pathway through your studies. Currently there are six professional pathways: Housing; Social Work; Dementia Studies; Drug and Alcohol Studies; Crime and Criminal Justice and Social Research. In the taught components of the programme, each route allows you to work together with other professionals to build key research skills while also deepening your professional development through a range of specialist options. You will then complete an assignment based on a professional project within the workplace. This will connect your research skills and real-world experience, encouraging you to engage reflexively at an advanced level over your professional role and practice. The thesis then provides an opportunity for advanced research on a topic of your choice. The Professional Doctorate programme is open to experienced executives or professionals. The award of Doctor of Applied Social Research is equivalent to a PhD. Doctoral students will demonstrate scholarship, methodological expertise, a contribution to knowledge about practice and a contribution to practice. Directed study for the Professional Doctorate is on a part-time basis over two or three years, followed by the Thesis. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements The Professional Doctorate is intended for experienced professionals; you will normally need the equivalent of a minimum of two years' appropriate professional experience. For entry onto our Professional Doctorate programme you will also normally need an Honours or Masters’ degree in a relevant social science from a UK university or equivalent. Credit may be awarded for previous study, according to SCQF guidelines. Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately can not accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Delivery and assessment Teaching methods are adapted to suit the aims of each module, and include lectures, seminars, computer-based workshops and group work. There are many opportunities for discussion and feedback from peers and teaching staff. Students experience a range of different forms of assessment — these include coursework essays, critical review essays, book reviews, research proposals, research papers, conference posters, group project reports and oral presentation. At the thesis stage, each professional doctorate student will have two supervisors, with the Principal Supervisor having expertise in your chosen area of interest. In addition, you will also have access to courses, seminars and development opportunities offered by Stirling Graduate Research School (SGRS) and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, giving access to advanced training and summer school programmes. Timetable For the convenience of part-time students, attendance for each of the ‘core’ Applied Social Research modules is concentrated into either three or four one-day blocks. The professional modules are also designed for part-time students, several being offered online (Housing and Dementia Studies). On-campus attendance is kept to a minimum. Strengths Professional Doctorate candidates within the Faculty of Social Sciences join a growing community of research students from varying backgrounds working on a range of topics. We provide the opportunity to conduct research in a world-class, interdisciplinary school with strong links to theoretical, empirical, policy and practice developments. At the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 95% of our research was ranked as internationally excellent, with the top 10% judged as being ‘world class’. We are part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences and our research training is accredited as part of the ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre. Research postgraduate students are all members of one or more of our research groups: Childhood, Families and Relationships; Crime and Justice; Dementia and Social Gerontology; Governance, Participation and Inclusion; Scottish Addiction Studies; and Social Statistics. Career opportunities As a practitioner as well as a research student, you will find a supportive home within the school for putting research into practice and having a direct impact on people’s lives. Professional Doctorate candidates also frequently find themselves at the forefront of cutting-edge developments and initiatives in their organisations. You may find this helps you to develop your career to a new level, or to open up interesting consultancy opportunities. You may also choose to carry out further research and build an academic career. [-]

Doctor of Education (DEDU)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Part time 6 years February 2017 Australia Toowoomba

The Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on areas of special interest and expertise. [+]

Hone your educational knowledge USQ’s Doctor of Education will see you design, conduct and report research that creates and extends knowledge and understanding of global, real world education questions and topics. The Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on areas of special interest and expertise. The degree is offered online or on-campus and provides ample opportunity for one-on-one interactions with doctoral supervisors and fellow students in vibrant online communities or face to face interactions. Reach your potential You will hone your educational knowledge and develop your ability to think critically and strategically. You will use your educational research to guide effective practice, becoming a leader in your special field of interest. This degree can also lead into a career in academia. Entry Requirements Possess a Masters degree with a GPA equivalent to at least 5.0 on the USQ grade scale, or a Bachelor degree with Honours (First Class or Second Class (2a)), or equivalent qualification in Education or a cognate field from a recognised university, and Have a documented record of normally three years full-time equivalent of teaching or other professional experience in Education or a cognate field and current or recent employment in relevant professional practice. Admission to all graduate programs is highly competitive owing to limited capacities. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. English Language Requirements All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. [-]

PhD. In Conselor Education and Supervision

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2017 USA Lynchburg

The Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University considers it an honor and privilege to prepare students to contribute as leaders in the field of counseling as ethical and effective advanced clinical practitioners, supervisors, scholars, researchers and advocates. [+]

Top Online PhDs in Sociology. The Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University considers it an honor and privilege to prepare students to contribute as leaders in the field of counseling as ethical and effective advanced clinical practitioners, supervisors, scholars, researchers and advocates. The Department is devoted to rooting and grounding the leadership training it provides in a biblical worldview, promoting consilience in its emphasis on integrating diverse areas of knowledge, skills, and practice in the development of professionals who devote themselves to excellence in their domain of calling. The Ph.D. requires completion of a minimum of 66 hours of post-master, Ph.D. level coursework including core courses and electives, Qualifying Examination, Practicum, Internship, and Dissertation research. Courses in the Ph.D. Program are delivered in an online format each consisting of online participation and a week of on-campus instruction. Non-Discrimination Policy [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies

Northcentral University (NCU)
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott Arizona + 1 more

The Gender Diversity Studies specialization is an excellent option if you want to further examine the social, cultural and biological foundations of human sexuality, gender and sexual orientation. It is [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies

 

The Gender Diversity Studies specialization is an excellent option if you want to further examine the social, cultural and biological foundations of human sexuality, gender and sexual orientation. It is absolutely critical that mental health providers and educators exhibit sensitivity to the myriad of issues, challenges and changes in our current understanding of mental health, gender and healthy sexuality. In this specialization, you will gain expertise in theory and research skills and develop ways to apply your learning about gender diversity in your own community. You will expand your breadth of knowledge as a mental health caregiver, and prepare to serve as a researcher, educator or consultant in this extremely important field after you graduate.... [-]