PhD Degree Requirements

PhD Research Streams in STS
At UBC, PhD study in STS is achieved via research streams inside the PhD programs of the Departments of English, History, and Philosophy. A student enters the appropriate departmental PhD program and declares an intention to study within the STS research stream. Thus, any given student must fulfill the requirements of the Department in which he is studying, but must also complete the following additional requirements:

In addition each student must do a qualifying or comprehensives exam or paper (depending on departmental regulations) in STS and must write a dissertation in a field the program recognizes as STS. The PhD supervisory committee must contain at least one faculty member from outside the student’s home Department who is affiliated with the STS program.