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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Social Science via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree of social science presents a multidisciplinary approach to explain the significance and influence of human behavior in society. In order to fully understand human beings within their social context it is necessary to review the interaction of anthropology, communications, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology.
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Social Science via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 45 Academic credits - Social Science Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 45 Academic credits: Social Science Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601SOS - Society, Family & Marriage
602SOS - Folk Societies & Lifestyles
603SOS - Social Welfare
604SOS - Human Habitat
605SOS - Political Sociology
606SOS - Social Science
607SOS - Cultural Studies
608SOS - Legal Science
609SOS - Language Studies
610SOS - Multicultural Diversity
611SOS - Social Class & Stratification
612SOS - Economic Development
613SOS - Ethics & Social Responsibility
614SOS - Contemporary World History
615SOS - Political Science
Bibliography: Social Science via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Sociology.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Social Science:
4S - Society for Social Studies of Science
AASSREC - Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils
ABECS - Associação Brasileira de Ensino de Ciências Sociais
ACESSO - Associação Cultural de Estudos Sociais e Sustentabilidade
ACSS - Academy of Social Sciences
AEPCHS - Associação Espírita de Pesquisas em Ciências Humanas e Sociais
AEPS - Asociación de Estudios Psicológicos y Sociales
AICSLP - Associação Internacional de Ciências Sociais e Humanas em Lígua Portuguesa
AICTS - Asociación Internacional de Ciencias Sociales y Trabajo Social
AISOC - Asociación Iberoamericana de Investigación en Sociología de las Organizaciones y Comunicación
ANPOCS - Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais
APROCES - Associação de Professores de Ciências Económico-Sociais
APSES - Association des Professeurs de Sciences Economiques et Sociales
CFHSS - Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
CLACSO - Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales
COSSA - Consortium of Social Science Associations
ESOCITE - Asociación Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia y la Tecnología
ESOCITE - Associação Brasileira de Estudos Sociais das Ciências e das Tecnologias
ESSHC - European Social Science History Conference
F3S - Fédération Sciences Sociales Suds
FSHS - Fédération des Sciences Humaines et Sociales
HISRESS - Society for the History of Recent Social Science
IASSA - International Arctic Social Sciences Association
IASSH - Indian Association for Social Sciences and Health
IASSI - Indian Association of Social Science Institutions
IASSIST - International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology
ICSW - International Council on Social Welfare
IISES - International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences
ISA - International Sociological Association
NSSA - National Social Science Association
SASE - The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
SLSA - Socio-Legal Studies Association
SSHA - Social Science History Association
SSHRA - Social Science and Humanities Research Association
SSSA - Southwestern Social Science Association
WSSA - Western Social Science Association
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Social Science
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Social Science
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Social Science. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Social Science to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Social Science, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Social Science Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Social Science