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
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.