University of Jyväskylä, Development and International Cooperation The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy offers postgraduate doctoral studies in the following disciplines: Cultural Policy; Development and International Cooperation; Gender studies; Philosophy; Political science; Social and public policy; Social work; Sociology
Research in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy is focused on the following three main research areas: 1. Traditions of Philosophical and Political Thought 2. Policies and Politics of Welfare and Care 3. Sustainable societies
GPAC² meets the needs and availability of working professionals and researchers with full- or part-time jobs, allowing them to combine their careers with obtaining a PhD. The programme is designed to provide advanced training in the theory and skills crucial to policy analysis and design. The research that participants will focus on fits into one of the School’s research themes. The key lecturers of the programme are leading scholars in the field of policy analysis and the related areas like governance, social protection, migration, growth and development, technology and innovation.
The Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) is taught in English and consists of a first year with three training workshops, followed by two progress workshops a year. The GPAC² programme programme in year one can be taken with a focus on Governance and Policy Analysis or with a focus on the Economics of Technology, Innovation and Development. Basic courses in year one are similar, specialization courses are different between tracks. All programme requirements are identical in the tracks.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Within international and development studies, anthropology and sociology are indispensable for the comparative study of global concerns in both margins and centres of power, and across their boundaries. The PhD in Anthropology and Sociology aims to provide students with theoretical perspectives and methodological tools to explore the social and cultural systems that influence, and are influenced by, policy interventions, especially – but not exclusively – in the field of development and international affairs.
Our four-year doctoral program is tailored for students with a strong commitment to anthropology and sociology and a demonstrated capacity for independent research work. Through the foundational doctoral seminar, a weekly departmental seminar series, and further opportunities to participate in cross-departmental colloquia, we offer a vibrant and welcoming intellectual community for PhD students.