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PhD at the University of Cologne | general information

PhD Office of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Since October 2012, the a.r.t.e.s Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne is responsible for all PhD projects which are taken out at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. You can access the websites of the PhD Office here

Admission to the PhD program

Admission to the PhD program is granted by the PhD board <Promotionsausschuss> of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. A prerequisite to enroll in the PhD program is a university degree (MA, Diploma, and under specific circumstances also BA) which qualifies you for studying your chosen PhD subject. Further information on admission and application deadlines can be found here

PhD programs: regular track or integrated track?

You can choose between two different PhD programs: regular track, which is defined as the standard model of individual PhD-projects taken out at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and integrated track, which is a structured and interdisciplinary PhD program that is designed to allow you to complete your PhD within a timeframe of three years, including a scholarship program.

Option "Cotutela“

Cotutela means that your PhD-project is supervised by two advisors – one of them being a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Cologne University, the other one being a professor from a university abroad. The PhD title will be accredited and granted by the University of Cologne and by the partner university. Especially for PhD-candites of Cultural and Social Anthropology, who usually take out their research abroad and are in contact with foreign universities, cotutela is an interesting option. Please contact Emanuele Caminda M.A. in case you would like to find out more about Cotutela | Further Info (German only)

Exam registration for PhD candidates

  • Information on exam registration, terms and dates can be found here (German only)
  • Members of the PhD exam board can be found here (German only)
  • An overview of recently finished dissertations since summer semester 2012 can be found here (German only)



Doing your PhD at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology | supervisors

At the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, PhD-projects are supervised by the following professors: 

Prof. Martin Rössler
Prof. Dorothea Schulz
Prof. Michaela Pelican
Prof. Michael Casimir
Prof. Michael Bollig
Prof. Ulla Johansen
Prof. Thomas Widlok

Please click on the images above for further information about the Department´s  PhD-supervisors.


Doing your PhD at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology | profile

The Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Cologne University has set its sights regionally on the continents of Asia (especially Southeast Asia) and Africa (especially West Africa and Southern Africa). Thematically, the following fields are in the center of teaching and research:

  • Methods in Cultural and Social Anthropology, connected with the current research project Ethnography on the Doorstep <Ethnographie vor der Haustür> | read more >
  • Economic and social anthropology 
  • Visual anthropology and media anthropology, connected with the research and teaching network MCS | read more >
  • Human-environment interaction, connected with CASC | read more >
  • Migration, globalization and mobility

As a PhD-students at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, you can access a well-established network of different digital learning- and examination-systems. These include:

  • An E-Learning-platform named ILIAS | read more >
  • KLIPS | read more >
  • USB as well as wide range of libraries belonging to the different departments of Cologne University. At the library of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, you will find more than 28.000 books, 11,500 articles from 68 chosen journals, covering the years 1993-2002 | read more >

Additionally, individual research networks and PhD-working groups led by the different professors of Cultural and Social Anthropology, doctoral colloquia, as well as Ethnodocs, which is an independent working group of the Department´s PhD-candidates, offer you a range of possibilities for networking, as well as a direct link to the current research discourse.

 

 

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