Main goals of the Programme The PhD programme aims to develop knowledge and critical skills in reading and interpreting the historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and educational tradition in its making and in its effects on the present, from the point of view of the category of "humanism". This category is very present in current debates and very promising as a tool for a critical understanding of contemporary societies, even beyond the traditional perimeter of humanistic studies. The international and interdisciplinary structure of the PhD programme aims to provide an adequate context not only for an integrated "humanistic approach", but also for an integral education of students through a contamination of styles and methods of research and teaching, beyond disciplinary and national boundaries.
In addition to the development of specific scientific and methodological competences calibrated on each curriculum, common goals of the PhD programme are the consolidation and improvement of:
language skills in an international context;
public speaking skills;
writing skills at academic level;
skills in design and management in a high-level cultural environment.
Career opportunities The PhD Programme aims to prepare intellectuals and professionals capable of working in multiple fields. The first and most important occupational and professional outlet is scientific investigation and academic teaching at international level.
Other employment opportunities are related to careers requiring high-level skills, such as:
leadership of research centers, national and international organizations, private companies;
leadership and consulting activities for the cultural industry: publishing, information, entertainment, event organization, public dissemination, cultural promotion;
public relations activities, design and management of training courses and high level projects for public and private organisations.