PhD European Global Studies

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel offers a PhD course in European Global Studies.

A PhD project in European Global Studies is of special interest to young researchers who want to pursue an innovative interdisciplinary approach.

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).

Quick Facts
DegreeDr. phil. in European Global Studies
InstitutionFaculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences (in German)
Course duration

The doctoral agreement specifies the duration of the PhD. At least 12 ECTS points need to be earned during the PhD.

Downloads:
Doctoral agreement
Doctoral agreement fact sheet

Tuition feeCHF 350 per term*
Application feeCHF 100*
Start of programAutumn or spring
Funding

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.

Further information:
PhD guide of the University of Basel
Information on PhD funding of the University of Basel

Type of programmeIndividual (no mandatory graduate school, you are free to apply to join a graduate school at the University of Basel)
Application deadline5 January (spring term) / 31 July (autumn term)
General admission rules and inscriptionSee 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?

See Guidelines to the Doctorate (explanation of PhD regulations) and Promotionsordnung (PhD regulations, in German) of the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

Admission guidelinesThe 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.

Contact

For questions regarding the regulations (esp. admission and recognition of degrees):
Student Administration Office

For questions regarding the scientific program of the PhD:
Dominique Biehl

*General fees and application fees of the University of Basel, subject to modifications

Research Colloquia

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: europa@unibas.ch.
  • Research Colloquium European Global Studies: Current Debates in Culture & Society (Prof. Dr. Susanna Burghartz, Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber): europa@unibas.ch.
  • 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: europa@unibas.ch.