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European Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 26 European Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery by pursuing a PhD in European Studies. This interdisciplinary program offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of European history, languages, and cultural traditions.

What's it like to study a PhD in European Studies?

Studying a PhD in European Studies allows you to explore the complexities and nuances of European culture, literature, and languages. You will have the chance to engage in in-depth research, critically analyze texts, and contribute to the existing body of knowledge in this field.

As a PhD student, you will have the freedom to choose your research focus, whether it be exploring the works of renowned European authors, examining the impact of European integration on cultural identities, or investigating the role of language in shaping European societies. You will work closely with experienced supervisors who will guide and support you throughout your research journey.

In addition to your research, you may also have the opportunity to participate in conferences, present your work to fellow academics, and collaborate with scholars from different disciplines. This will enable you to broaden your horizons and gain valuable insights from experts in various fields.

Entry requirements for a PhD in European Studies

To be eligible for a PhD in European Studies, you will typically need a strong academic background in a related field such as languages, literature, cultural studies, or European studies. A minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree is usually required, although specific requirements may vary between universities.

PhD in European Studies funding options

Funding for PhDs in European Studies may be available from various sources, including governments, universities and charities, business or industry. See our full guides to PhD funding for more information.

PhD in European Studies careers

A PhD in European Studies opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates often find employment in academia, teaching at universities or conducting research at prestigious institutions. Furthermore, the knowledge and skills acquired during your PhD journey can be applied to various sectors such as international relations, cultural diplomacy, publishing, journalism, and translation.

With a deep understanding of European languages, literature, and culture, you may also find opportunities in the tourism industry, working as a cultural consultant, or even pursuing a career in the diplomatic service. The interdisciplinary nature of European Studies equips you with transferable skills such as critical thinking, research proficiency, and intercultural competence, which are highly valued in today's globalized world.

Embarking on a PhD in European Studies is not only intellectually stimulating but also offers a pathway to a rewarding and fulfilling career. By immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Europe, you will contribute to the advancement of knowledge and become a respected expert in your field.

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Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Expand your knowledge of classical languages, literature, and cultural history as you delve into our doctorate  Classical Philology. Read more

Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Global Development, Politics and International Relations & Security

About the School of Politics and International Studies. The School of Politics and International Studies is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and political studies. Read more

Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Law

About the School of Law. The School of Law fosters and promotes research in all major fields of legal study. Our research explores contemporary issues across the fields of law and criminal justice, informing policy and practice on a national and international level. Read more

Fully-funded four-year PhD in History and Civilisation

Fully-funded four-year PhD programmes. The European University Institute (EUI) offers well-structured doctoral programmes allowing you to develop your intellectual curiosity and enabling original research. Read more

French PhD

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers research strengths and opportunities for PhD supervision across all periods of French and Francophone literature and visual culture, French thought and modern French history and politics. Read more

German PhD (option of joint PhD with Stuttgart or Humboldt University)

Our current research students work mainly in cultural and historical studies from the Middle Ages to the present day, including literary studies, film and cinema studies; theatre studies; literary and cultural theory; and the history of ideas. Read more

History PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong University or National University of Singapore)

The Department of History at King's has a long and distinguished tradition in world leading, cutting-edge research. Our staff and research students are fully engaged in original historical scholarship, ranging from late antiquity to the present day. Read more

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies PhD

Spanish was first taught at King’s in 1831, and the teaching of Portuguese in British universities was pioneered by King’s in the 1860s. Read more

Ableism, Microaggressions and the Law

Studies in Ableism (SiA) is now a recognised sub-specialism of critical disability studies and focuses on ways that abledment (the process of being/becoming ‘abled’) is located within societal processes and practices. Read more

Revealing Abledment: Ableism and the Body Politic

Studies in Ableism (SiA) is now a recognised sub-specialism of critical disability studies and focuses on ways that abledment (the process of being/becoming ‘abled’) is located within societal processes and practices. Read more

English PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong/Singapore/Humboldt Berlin)

King's is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively and supportive group of academics and students engaged in the exploration of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. Read more

PhD Opportunities in English, History and Performance

We warmly invite applications for full-time or part-time self-funded PhD study. About the PhD programme. The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) at Sheffield Hallam University was founded in 1996. Read more

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