The Phd Course in Historical, Geographical and Anthropological Studies is an advanced course of study and research that promotes the development of original and innovative research, enhancing an interdisciplinary perspective and building on skills and excellence developed by the departments collaborating in the Phd Programme: the Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World (Dissgea) of the University of Padua, the Department of Humanities (DSU) and the Department of Comparative Linguistic and Cultural Studies (DSLCC) of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Since the XXXVI cycle (2020-21) this Programme covers a 4-year period. At the end of the course, Phd students discuss an original research thesis. Successful candidates are awarded the title of Doctor of Research and receive a diploma awarded jointly by the Rectors of both Universities.
The Phd Programme is developed in three curricula: