Dalhousie offers a growing number of interdisciplinary programs at the Master's and PhD level. These include, but are not limited to programs in Biomedical Engineering, Electronic Commerce, Environmental Studies, International Development Studies, Marine Affairs and Neuroscience.
Outstanding students seeking to conduct advanced research that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries outside the set programs listed above can design their own plan of study in the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme. I was fortunate to serve as the ad hoc coordinator for one of the first graduates of this program.
Supervised by Dr. John Barresi in the Psychology Department, and with the intellectual guidance of scholars in the Philosophy, Political Science and History Departments, Tim Juckes completed a dissertation that explored the interaction between the individual and society through the lives of three South African leaders. His thesis was later published as the book illustrated here.