Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Peterborough
A unique Interdisciplinary Social Research Ph.D. program, launching January 2021 at the School of Graduate Studies at Trent University, will equip graduates with advanced research capacity and leadership expertise to address social issues of the past, present and future.
“The Interdisciplinary Social Research Ph.D. marks the first new doctoral level program at Trent in 13 years. It signals a new chapter in the evolution of social sciences and related fields of study at the University,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor. “This truly interdisciplinary program offers a holistic approach with an emphasis on professional scholarship and skills development.”
The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Social Research (IDSR) builds on Trent University’s renown for interdisciplinary scholarship in the social sciences. With a combined emphasis on social inquiry and interdisciplinary research, the IDSR Ph.D. will provide a theoretical, methodological and experiential training ground for the development of leading scholarship that builds understanding of key social, material and environmental issues facing societies, both historically and in the present day.
Students in the IDSR Ph.D. program will benefit from Trent’s longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study, experiential learning opportunities and mentorship alongside a diverse range of faculty from the University’s social sciences programs, professional schools and research centres.
“This degree will offer students a pathway into both academic and non-academic research positions in a range of fields including education and caring professions, business and management, and the social sciences,” said Dr. Craig Brunetti, dean of graduate studies at Trent University. “The Interdisciplinary Social Research Ph.D. will allow Trent to train the next generation of social science scholars providing advanced research capacity and leadership in a wide range of social science disciplines.”
Applications for the Interdisciplinary Social Research Ph.D. are now being accepted for January 2021.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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