Doctoral program in Social Innovation and Sustainability

Rigorous academic training on issues related to social innovation, public affairs, corporate responsibility, and organizational management.

Program Overview

   The PhD in Social Innovation and Sustainability is the unique PhD program in Thailand, a combination of social innovation and sustainability, two very important policy areas at the forefront of our contemporary society in the twenty-first century. The program offers rigorous academic training on issues related to social innovation, public affairs, corporate responsibility, and organizational management. The students will get to specialize in the topic of their own interest, but in close collaboration with our faculty who are experts in different fields. Recognizing that social innovation and sustainability are broad terrains, the program seeks to promote diversity by offering different tracks of entry that cater for applicants with different academic backgrounds and different levels of professional experience. 

What is this program all about? 

What will this program provide?

   The PhD program in Social Innovation and Sustainability will provide an open environment for critical dialogue. The aim is to be highly interactive with workshops, seminars, case studies, subject experts, and practitioners engaging in the discussion of key concepts, theories, frameworks, and emerging ideas for creating, developing, and enabling social innovation in the public, private and social sectors in the region. You will have the opportunity to participate in research seminars and conferences inside and outside the universities. You will have well developed skills on written communication, research, public speaking, project management, leadership, critical thinking, and collaboration by the time you get your doctorate.

Who is this program for?

No matter what profession you are, if your job requires you to use research skills, this degree is for you.”

   You may be a person who is working in academia and looking to re-tool and enhance your research skills or you may be a leader in an NGO, international aid agency, or foundation trying to employ research skills to better measure the impact of your interventions. Or You may be working for the government and policy making space where your job involves analyzing if the policies and plans have been able to achieve the desired outcomes. Or you may be a person who is involved in assessing the environmental impact of the commercial activities from private sector. Or You might have just completed your undergraduate or first graduate degree and looking forward to having a research degree. No matter what profession you are, if your job requires you to use research skills, this degree is for you.

   In recognition of the fact that social innovation occurs across all sectors, the PhD is aimed at middle and senior level leaders in NGOs, public bodies, and the private sector. You will form a key part of a strategy to engage with individuals and organisations working specifically to develop novel ‘solutions’ to deep-rooted problems of poverty and inequality in both rich and developing countries.

We are delighted to launch our PhD program in Social Innovation and Sustainability, which is now open for applications.
Our research-based program seeks to train academic researchers and policymakers who would like to expand new frontiers of knowledge in social innovation, sustainability, social impact, community welfare, human security, and other pressing issues that grapple our contemporary society. Combining rigorous coursework and empirical research, the program will equip the students with a strong intellectual foundation, interdisciplinary awareness, and necessary analytical skills with which to approach today’s core problems. The students will join a uniquely diverse faculty with diverse research interests and backgrounds from social innovation to community development, from technology studies to urban planning. We invite you to join the conversation.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Napong Rugkhapan

Program Director, Ph.D. program

Tuition

TUITION FEE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Please note that the above mentioned tuition fees represent only estimates based on the current PhD curriculum. Read the breakdown of the cost here.

Track 1   (57 credits – 2 years) : 489,420 THB/student (approximately 15,7317 USD)

Track 2.1 (60 credits – 2 years) : 504,420 THB/student (approximately 16,213 USD) Read the breakdown of the track 2.1 cost here.

Track 2.2 (81 credits – 3 years) : 705,130 THB.Student (approximately 22,665 USD)

TUITION FEE FOR Thai STUDENTS

Please note that the above mentioned tuition fees represent only estimates based on the current PhD curriculum. Read the breakdown of the cost here.

Track 1   (57 credits – 2 years) : 435,420 THB/student (approximately 13,996 USD)

Track 2.1 (60 credits – 2 years) : 450,420 THB/student (approximately 14,478 USD) Read the breakdown of the track 2.1 cost here.

Track 2.2 (81 credits – 3 years) : 624,130 THB.Student (approximately 20,061 USD)

The program will be conducted on 2 Full days of Weekends and 1 Day of Weekday (6.00 – 9.00 PM) at Tha Prachan Campus.

Our Faculty Members

Every member of our Faculty members at The School of Global Studies are dedicated to their discipline, to student development, to their research agenda, and to the highest standards of teaching and learning. 

DIPENDRA K C, PH.D.

Assistant Dean in Academic Affairs

NAPONG RUGKHAPAN, PH.D.

The Ph.D. Program Director

Get In Touch

If you’re interested in one of our programs please send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

Thammasat University
The School of Global Studies

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