PhD in International Relations

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

PhD in International Relations

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD in International Relations

The aim of the program is to offer postgraduate studies in the multidisciplinary field of International Studies. Since International Studies consists of many academic fields, in the structure of the program such sciences as International Law, International Economics, Theory of International Relations, History of International relations, Regional Studies can be found. The lectures of the Doctoral School are mainly organized by the Department of World Economy (Faculty of Economics) and the Institute for International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences).

The doctoral program covers two major areas: education and research. The first two years of the course constitutes the educational period. Research starts parallel with the educational program, and makes up the final year of the program. The first year of studies include core subjects on methodology and theory, some attended by students of both subprograms, while others are course-specific.

The students have to submit a research proposal at the end of their first year. Based on their proposal a supervisor is appointed by the Council of the Doctoral School. During the second academic year subprogram-specific lessons and alternative subjects are studied. Also, the preparation for writing the thesis starts during research seminars. At the same time research forums are held in order to enable discussions and a better understanding of the results of research done before.

  • Language of the program: English – Hungarian
  • Discipline of science: Social Sciences
  • Branch of science: economics, political science


World Economics

Head of the World Economics Subprogram: Professor András Blahó CSc

Department of World Economy

International and Security Studies

Head of the International and Security Studies Subprogram: Professor Erzsébet Kaponyi, PhD dr. habil.,

Institute for International Studies

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Hungarian

Last updated June 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Full time
1,000 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Hungary Budapest
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+ 30 EUR application fee (non-refundable)