Doctoral Programs – 35th cycle – academic year 2019/2020
The Scuola Superiore Meridionale (SSM) hereby announces for the academic year 2019-2020 a call for application to 18 scholarships in the following Doctoral Programs: Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean. Historical Research, Preservation, Cultural Heritage Management and Use ; Global History and Governance; Texts, Traditions and Book Cultures. Italian and Romance Studies.
The Admission to the Doctoral Programs will be on a competitive basis. The selection of the candidates will be based on the evaluation of their academic record, a research proposal and an interview
Candidates are expected to have sufficient background in theory and research methodology relevant to their discipline. The research proposal, written in Italian or English (max 5,000 words), must reveal the candidate’s scientific interests and their connections with and adherence to the scientific lines promoted by the SSM. The proposal’s theme does not factor, however, into the subsequent choice of the dissertation topic. The proposal must show the candidates’ full awareness of the state of the art in the selected scientific field, and their competence in the research methods used within the chosen discipline.
The Doctoral Programs combine coursework and research activities. Coursework is generally concentrated in the first year and is designed to broaden the students’ knowledge and to prepare them for research, with the aim of obtaining a high level of specialisation in a specific scientific area, and the capacity to pursue independent research. Doctoral students will carry out their studies in accordance with annually approved plans, and they may be authorized, possibly with a specific financial contribution, to spend periods of study and research in other highly qualified Italian and non-Italian university and scientific institutions. At the end of the Doctoral Program, providing that all due obligations have been fulfilled, and after the successful defence of the dissertation, the student obtains the title of Philosophiæ Doctor (Ph.D.).
To apply to the above-described Doctoral Programs candidates (with no restriction of age and citizenship) should possess one of the following degrees:
● Master’s degree, according to the Italian Ministerial Decree nr. 509/1999 and its subsequent modifications and integrations ("laurea specialistica" or "laurea magistrale");
● academic degree, according to the Italian previous academic system ("laurea"), where the legal course lasted for at least four years;
● an equivalent degree obtained from a foreign university.
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