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Doctorate in History
The doctoral program in history is designed to provide:
The doctoral program is led by internationally renown French and foreign historians representing a variety of approaches within the discipline, and covering multiple subjects and areas. It is intellectually and institutionally affiliated with Sciences Po's Centre for History (CHSP), which hosts doctoral students.
The doctoral program in history is for students seeking careers in teaching and research as well as other fields: public service, heritage, libraries and archives, private sector, especially in the cultural and audiovisual industry, publishing, media, and national and international associations.
The program in history provides excellent training in theory and methodology and seeks to develop the critical thinking skills of future researchers. Specialized courses deepen more specific areas and subjects: a wide variety of historical specialties; cutting-edge research topics; methods (statistics, images, oral history, and archives).
Programme structure 2017-2018
The PhD in History consists of two years at the Masters level and three thesis years.
The first 2 years:
The two years at the Masters level provide comprehensive training in the field to develop a high level of basic, theoretical and methodological proficiency.
The 3 thesis years:
Admission to the PhD level is subject to approval from a panel that reviews candidates' academic record and the quality of their research paper to assess their ability to pursue this research programme. The application process is open to both students who received their first two years of training at Sciences Po and students with Masters degrees from other French or foreign schools. However, the admissions panel may require that students who did not receive a Masters in History from Sciences Po complete additional basic or specialty coursework prior to pursuing their doctoral research.
Requirements for the PhD in History for students from other Masters programmes:
1) Completion of the group seminar in historiography – 24h00 (Semester 1)
=> Two mandatory specialised seminars:
3) Dissertation under the supervision of a professor from the history department.
The PhD in history is awarded upon completion of these three years.
Des aides à la mobilité sont proposées aux doctorants pour participer à des colloques et pour effectuer des travaux de terrain et des séjours d'études à l'étranger.
Directrice des études doctorales en Histoire : Emmanuelle Loyer, Professeur à Sciences Po
Responsable administrative : Danièle Le Galloudec
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Accueil des étudiants : Ecole Doctorale de Sciences Po - 199, boulevard Saint-Germain - 75007 Paris (3ème étage) - Bureau 326 - Du lundi au jeudi de 9h30 à 11h30 et de 14h30 à 16h30 - le vendredi de 9h30 à 12h30