Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Research 10 Scholarships

The Doctoral Programme in Sociology aims at forming highly qualified researchers, capable of doing both applied and fundamental research in universities and scientific research centres or market research institutes. The systematic integration of theory and empirical research is one of the core principles of this Doctoral Programme. To that end, students are provided with courses on classical and contemporary theoretical readings, guided through the in-depth study of sociological theory and stimulated in their own theoretical reasoning. As social theory has to highlight and guide front-edge empirical research, students are furthermore instructed in contemporary social science research methods and advanced quantitative and qualitative techniques, necessary for the realisation of successful research projects. Particular attention is placed on interdisciplinary competencies, especially in the research areas of the Department of Sociology and Social Research.

Other Ph.D. scholarships programmes are also available. Please see below for details:

All programmes are conducted in English and will be taught by members of the university’s multi-national faculty. No tuition fees are charged and the scholarships are adequate to cover living expenses in Trento. Scholarships will be augmented by 50% for authorised research periods spent abroad.

Application Deadline: July 3, 2013 – 4 PM (CET)

All applications must be submitted online via the Apply button below. For further details, please consult our website ( or write to:

School of Social Sciences
University of Trento
Via Verdi 26
I-38122 Trento, Italy

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