Graduate Program: PhD European Global Studies
The Graduate Program in European Global Studies of the Europainstitut offers a structured doctoral program at the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the University of Basel.
A PhD project in European Global Studies is of special interest to young researchers who want to pursue an innovative interdisciplinary approach.
In contrast to the individual doctorate (without connection to a graduate school), the graduate program aims at strengthening the networking activities among doctoral students, while at the same time integrating them intensively into the research environment. Events such as the PhD-Day, the PhD-Project Lab as well as meetings and conferences organized by the doctoral students serve this purpose. Doctoral students also have the opportunity to apply for project-related grants for travel expenses and conferences, as well as to receive support in raising their own third-party funds.
The Commission Graduate Program European Global Studies is responsible for the strategic management of the program. The members of the commission include the president of the Subcommission of the Interfaculty Commission (IFK-UK), two representatives of the Institute’s subject areas other than European Global Studies, including at least one professor from group I. The third representative may be a member of group II or an assistant with a doctorate/PhD. The Commission is elected by the Steering Committee of the Institute for European Global Studies. The faculty of the graduate program includes the professorate of the Institute as well as associate members from groups I and II who are supervising dissertations in the context of the program. They regularly engage in conversations about the strategic profile of the graduate program.
For further information about and the requirements for the PhD in European Global Studies please consult the website of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (in German).
|Degree||Dr. phil. in European Global Studies|
|Institution||Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences (in German)|
The doctoral agreement specifies the duration of the PhD. During the PhD studies at least 18 credit points have to be acquired, of which at least 12 in the subject-specific and methodological skills. For further information please see the Guidelines to the Doctorate of the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences
|Tuition fee||CHF 350 per term*|
|Application fee||CHF 100*|
|Start of program||Autumn or spring|
Admission to the PhD program does not include a position as a research assistant or a bursary. PhD students have to organize their funding on their own or with the support of their supervisors.
|Type of program||Affiliation to Graduate Program|
|Application deadline||5 January (spring term) / 31 July (autumn term)|
|General admission rules and inscription||See Guidelines to the Doctorate (explanation of PhD regulations) and Promotionsordnung (PhD regulations, in German) of the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Who can supervise a PhD?|
If you are interested in a PhD, you have to contact your supervisor first and agree with him or her on the topic of the PhD. You can start your PhD only with his or her confirmation.
The admission guidelines are regulated by the Promotionsordnung (PhD regulations, in German) of the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences. A Master's degree or equivalent in a subject relevant to the PhD is required. A Master's degree in European Global Studies is particularly relevant, furthermore relevant are interdisciplinary or disciplinary degrees in law, economics, political science, sociology, communication and media studies, social and cultural anthropology or ethnology, history, philosophy or other degrees with a specialisation on European or Global Studies.
For questions regarding the regulations (esp. admission and recognition of degrees):
For questions regarding the scientific program of the PhD:
*General fees and application fees of the University of Basel, subject to modifications
The professors of the Institute for European Global Studies regularly offer research colloquia. PhD students and PostDocs of other academic disciplines interested in attending can participate upon request (only with registration).
- Colloquium PhD Project Lab (Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch, Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber). Information and registration: Dominique Biehl.
- Research Colloquium European Global Studies: Current Debates in History & Politics (Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch, Dr. Philippe Major):Information and registration: email@example.com.
- Research Colloquium European Global Studies: Current Debates in Culture & Society (Prof. Dr. Susanna Burghartz, Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber): firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Working Lunches: We regularly organize internal discussions about topics in current research projects with international fellows, MA and PhD students, as well as other members of the Institute. Information and registration: email@example.com.