Doctorate Degrees in International Relations

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PhD International Relations programs are interdisciplinary and emphasize diversity, intellectual integrity, and critical analysis. PhD International Relations programs prepare candidates for careers as teachers and researchers at universities and research institutes, as well as positions in the government, private, and public sector.

PhD International Relations programs are usually based on a combination of coursework and research examining theory as well as the essentials of conducting ethical quantitative and qualitative research. Candidates will study topics of international communication, international development, economic policy, peace and conflict resolution, global politics, and global environmental policy. PhD International Relations degrees require a dissertation based on the candidates research that must be defended in front of a panel of experts.

To find the PhD International Relations degree that is perfect for your needs and interests, take a look through the options below for programs offered all over the globe!

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PhD in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The Doctoral Program in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. [+]

PhDs in International Relations. Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctoral Programme in European Studies and International Relations (PhD,3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full time / Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: General: The Doctoral Program in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. Holders of a Ph.D. in IR will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding in the field of International Relations. Furthermore, holders of a Ph.D. in IR will have the qualities needed for employment that requires the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist topics of IR, and innovation in tackling and solving conceptual and practical problems in world politics. The Doctoral Program in IR is designed in accord with the Framework for Qualifications for Higher Education Area (Barcelona Process) and the European Qualifications Framework (level 8 of EQF), as well as in accord with established standards and practices in European and American Universities that award the title of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations (hereafter a Ph.D. in IR).1 1 According to international standards and practices, on successful completion, doctorate students in International Relations, who study in Universities where the English language is the language of instruction, are awarded the title ?Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations? (for the Greek διδάκτωρ). Specific: The Doctoral Program in IR will socialize students into the world of academia and to guide them so that they will be well-acquainted with the criteria they are expected to meet for their academic work internationally. Those who complete the Program will be able to engage in academic research independently at the highest level. Ph.D. graduates will also be able to pursue analysis of issues of their expertise at important public and private institutions. The Program prepares and guides students to generate new knowledge of the highest academic caliber. Graduates may pursue careers as academics and scholars at colleges, universities, research centers and think-tanks and other important institutions in both the public and private sectors. The Program may also be very useful to those who aspire to pursue careers in other fields that require major knowledge of topics in international relations, such as government and international organizations. Career Prospects: The Program prepares and guides students to generate new knowledge of the highest academic caliber. Graduates may pursue careers as academics and scholars at colleges, universities, research centers and think-tanks and other important institutions in both the public and private sectors. The Program may also be very useful to those who aspire to pursue careers in other fields that require major knowledge of topics in international relations, such as government and international organizations. Graduation Requirements The degree requires the completion of 180 ECTS out of which 60 ECTS are for the research proposal and the remaining 120 ECTS for the writing of the Dissertation. A doctoral candidate student will qualify for a Ph.D. degree if he/she successfully: (a) completes any required courses included in the MA Programs. (b) presents and defends his/her research proposal. (c) prepares, presents and defend a Ph.D. Dissertation to be examined by a five-member committee. Ph.D. candidates must complete their study in the Ph.D. programme within three academic years at the minimum and eight academic years at the maximum. Learning Outcomes The programme is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in college and university teaching, research, public service, and the private sector. Students successfully completing the programme will: (a) gain a deep knowledge at the most advanced frontier of aspects of modern international relations; (b) acquire the most advanced and specialised skills and techniques, including synthesis and evaluation, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge and/or professional practice in the field of international relations; (c) develop competence in identifying and evaluating numerous forms of evidence on public events in world politics; (d) gain an understanding of complex theories of, as well as actors and institutions in international relations, and means of evaluating their preferences and outcomes; (e) acquire greater skills in written and oral communication in English. [-]

PhD in Political Science

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our doctoral plan is designed to provide you with: preparation for a career in higher education, tools for effective research, knowledge and skills to work effectively in private and public service. [+]

Our doctoral plan is designed to provide you with: Preparation for a career in higher education Tools for effective research Knowledge and skills to work effectively in private and public service Requirements For this plan, you must complete the following 78-81 units: 63 units of course work approved by your plan adviser At least 15-18 units of dissertation credits To accommodate individual plans of study, you may be required to: Take an additional 18-39 units to meet language or research requirements Take the profession development seminar Allow for reading of comprehensive exams and dissertation research as specified by your adviser You must choose between three emphases: Comparative politics and international relations Public Policy Public Administration In addition to the requirements for your particular emphasis, you must: Perform satisfactorily on comprehensive written and oral exams Satisfy a "research tool" requirement in one of two ways: Demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university course work Obtain a grade of "B" or better in POS 601 and complete 6 additional units of research methods Fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residency requirements Pass the oral exam on your dissertation defense Emphasis in American Politics and Public Administration To complete this emphasis, you must take: 18 units in political science core courses 12 units of additional coursework in American politics and public administration 18-21 units of coursework in one of our other emphases 12-15 units of coursework in a cognate supporting American politics and public administration that is approved by your plan adviser or selected from one of the emphases that you haven’t already used Further course work beyond the 63 units required for your plan of study, needed to: Complete your language and/or research requirements Prepare for comprehensive exams Ensure adequate preparation for your dissertation research If applicable, complete the professional development course 15-18 units for your dissertation for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation You may count only 15-18 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units, since you must enroll for POS 799 each term you work on your dissertation. Emphasis in Comparative Politics and International Relations To complete this emphasis, you must take: 21 units in politics and international relations core courses 9 units of additional coursework in comparative politics and international relations 18-21 units of coursework in one of our other emphases 12-15 units of coursework in a cognate supporting comparative politics and international relations that is approved by your plan adviser or selected from one of the other emphases that you haven’t already used Further coursework beyond the 63 units required for your plan of study, needed to: Complete your language and/or research requirements Prepare for comprehensive exams Ensure adequate preparation for your dissertation research If applicable, complete the professional development course 15-18 units in your dissertation for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation You may count only 15-18 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units, since you must enroll for POS 799 each term during which you work on your dissertation. Emphasis in Public Policy To complete this emphasis, you must take: 15 units of core courses in politics and international affairs 6 units of other courses that apply economic reasoning to public policy 9 additional units in public policy 18-21 units of coursework in one of our other emphases 12-15 units of policy concentration approved by your plan adviser, including at least 6 additional units of POS courses Further coursework, beyond the 63 units required for your plan of study, needed to: Complete your language and/or research requirements Prepare for comprehensive exams Ensure adequate preparation for your dissertation research If applicable, complete the professional-development course 15-18 units in your dissertation for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation You may count only 15-18 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units, since you must enroll for POS 799 each term during which you work on your dissertation. [-]

Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the International Territorial Studies programme [+]

Metropolitan University Prague (MUP), in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations in Prague (IIR) within the scope of the international Territorial Studies programme, offers a Doctoral Degree study specialisation of International Relations and European Studies in both Czech and English.

Doctoral Degree students are required to prepare, upon consultation with their supervisor, an individual study plan. The individual study plan stipulates the requirements students must meet in the course of their Doctoral Degree studies. The individual study plan contains a list of selected courses of the specialisation, the schedule of the Doctoral Degree programme, the plan of scientific, pedagogic, and publishing activities of the student, as well as a suggested title for their Doctoral thesis.... [-]


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Doctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations is a proposal of advanced training/education which accommodates the Bologna paradigm. It aims at responding to the demands of fundamental and applied research in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations is a proposal of advanced training/education which accommodates the Bologna paradigm. It aims at responding to the demands of fundamental and applied research in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Hence, it is an innovative and comprehensive programme, which endows students with methodological and theoretical up-to-date training. It draws on scientific rigour, while seeking to achieve the following specific objectives: to offer an advanced studies pogramme which consolidates the skills required to develop research; to prepare doctoral students for conducting independent and original scientific research in a branch of knowledge in the field of Political Science and International Relations; to contribute to the progress of theoretical and applied knowledge. This programme is organised in two distinct phases: it combines coursework, lectured in the two initial semesters totalling 60 ECTS, and the research component dedicated to the preparation of the doctoral thesis, whose completion accounts for the remaining six semesters totalling 180 ECTS. Doctoral candidates acquire a unique academic and professional profile which allows them to develop and realise the most demanding proposals and policies in this field, as well as solve complex challenges and dilemmas. This Doctoral Programme was audited and accredited unconditionally by A3es-Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education, in 2014. The high merit of the programme is also ensured by a widely recognised faculty staff with PhD degrees awarded by prestigious national and international institutions and with educational/research experience in the area. All faculty members integrate the Research Centre in Political Science (CICP), a R&D unit at EEG/UM ranked as "Excellent" by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). Do seize the opportunity to meet us and integrate our team! We offer the best academic integration, critical mass and the supervision you need to excel and to develop your research work. For further information please check the flyer of the Doctoral Programme in Political Science and International Relations at http://www.eeg.uminho.pt/uploads/EEG210513DCPRI%20-%20UM.pdf [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in International Relations

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Campus Full time Part time 5 years September 2017 USA Medford + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in International Relations has a comparative advantage in training scholars to engage in cutting-edge, problem-driven, interdisciplinary research in international affairs and political science. Our doctoral research not only contributes to academic literature, but also to resolving pressing policy problems. [+]

PhDs in International Relations. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in International Relations has a comparative advantage in training scholars to engage in cutting-edge, problem-driven, interdisciplinary research in international affairs and political science. Our doctoral research not only contributes to academic literature, but also to resolving pressing policy problems. Students engage in significant fieldwork grounded in rigorous methods and supported by a comprehensive theoretical framework, helping Fletcher doctoral candidates produce research that contributes to both theory and practice. With approximately seventy students engaged in coursework or research, the PhD Program is an integral and vibrant component of The Fletcher School. After completing their degrees, our graduates go on to high-level careers in academia, research, non-profit organizations, government, and the private sector. Curriculum Like students in Fletcher’s master’s degree programs, those pursuing a Fletcher PhD create a program that reflects focus through selected Fields of Study, with the breadth that is characteristic of the interdisciplinary approach to international relations. PhD students may select from the full range of courses offered at Fletcher, in addition to some PhD student-only classes. Shaping Your Degree The Fletcher School provides many opportunities for students to supplement their education with coursework and research at our partner universities. Students may cross-register for up to one-quarter of their classes at one of the Tufts graduate schools or any of the Harvard graduate schools. Exchange programs offer additional opportunities for students to individualize their Fletcher study. Fletcher offers exchange programs with some of the world's leading professional schools and graduate programs. PhD students may pursue an exchange program in Germany through Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Graduation Requirements PhD students complete two fields of study, requiring four courses each. They are also required to take a course in comparative politics (P201), a course in IR theory (P200 or H204), and three methodology courses (P210:Research Design and Methodology, E213: Econometrics, and a third course of their choosing). Students who have received their master’s degree at another institution must pass a total of at least twelve courses. Additional courses may be required if the student’s master’s degree was in a field other than international relations, or did not require statistics study. Nine of the twelve must be Fletcher courses, while three can be pursued through cross-registration at another institution. Those who possess a MALD generally pursue an additional four courses, for a total of twenty courses for the two degrees, unless the student develops a plan of study best achieved through additional coursework. Additional Graduation Requirements To graduate, students in the PhD program must: Fulfill the PhD breadth requirement – at least two courses in two of the three Fletcher Divisions, and at least one course from the remaining Division. (MALD recipients have already completed the breadth requirement.) Demonstrate proficiency in a second language. Submit a master’s thesis for evaluation by a Fletcher faculty member. For MALD degree holders, this is the MALD thesis. For other students, this could be a master’s thesis written prior to enrollment at Fletcher. Pass a written comprehensive examination in each of the student’s selected fields of study, plus a one-hour oral examination that will focus on issues raised in the written examinations, and will integrate the fields of study. The comprehensive examinations test proficiency in the literature of the field. Successfully propose, research, and write a dissertation. The completed dissertation should bear evidence of independent research and should constitute a substantial contribution to the subject. Pass a public oral defense of the dissertation. This defense will be given after the dissertation has been accepted by the director and readers, and will cover the specific subject and general field of the dissertation. PhD Candidacy PhD students whose master’s degree was earned at another institution are reviewed for PhD Candidacy after they have completed at least eight Fletcher courses, presented their master’s thesis, and completed Fletcher’s foreign language proficiency exam. To be granted PhD Candidacy, students must have Fletcher grades averaging at least 3.6. (MALD recipients are granted PhD Candidacy when they are admitted to the PhD program.) Length of Time Required to Receive the PhD Once they are granted PhD Candidacy, PhD students generally take an average of just over five years to complete the degree, but the exact time varies according to the scope of each candidate’s research, the amount of time devoted to PhD studies, and the time needed to write the dissertation. PhD Colloquium The Ph.D. Research Colloquium is a bi-weekly venue for the resident Ph.D. community to share and discuss their ongoing research and receive supportive critiques by peers and Fletcher faculty. Presentations of research, conference presentations, and dry runs of dissertation proposal or dissertation defenses are all welcome. All resident Ph.D. students are expected to attend the bi-weekly colloquium, which takes place each Monday from 12:30 to 1:45 PM in Cabot 102. Students who are not resident are encouraged to join remotely. [-]

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The mission of the PhD program in Political and International Relations at Koç University is to educate world-class academics and public policy professionals. The objective is to equip our [+]

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

 

The mission of the PhD program in Political and International Relations at Koç University is to educate world-class academics and public policy professionals. The objective is to equip our students with the training that will enable them to contribute to topnotch research and teaching in respectable institutions in Turkey and abroad. The faculty members of the Department have active research agendas and are internationally renowned for their research and expertise in a wide variety of areas including the list below. In addition to reflecting these strengths, the program and curriculum are designed to endow students with firm foundations in comparative politics, international relations, and political theory, and with cutting-edge qualitative as well as quantitative research skills. During their studies, students have generous opportunities to gain international experience through exchanges with prestigious institutions. They also become active contributors to the research activities of the department and gain teaching experience through assistantships.... [-]


Doctoral Study Programs (Ph.D.)

University of Economics Prague - Faculty of International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

Doctoral studies at the Faculty of International Relations take three years and the students are awarded, upon successful completion of the course, the degree... [+]

Doctoral Study Programs (Ph.D.)

 

Doctoral studies at the Faculty of International Relations take three years and the students are awarded, upon successful completion of the course, the degree of Ph.D. Enrolment is conditional upon passing the entrance examination, in which the applicant must prove his/her proficiency in two world languages, an adequate level of knowledge of his/her line of study and be able to defend the intent of his/her proposed doctoral thesis.The Faculty of International Relations has enrolled  more than 200 doctoral candidates, three quarters of them are part-time students, and the remaining candidates are interns or government grant-supported students.Doctoral studies in English are provided at the Faculty of International Relations in the  International Economic Relations and Political Science programs that are consisting of  the following branches of study:... [-]


Doctor of International Relations

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real world applicability. [+]

Doctor of International RelationsThe Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and develops academic excellence through meticulous independent research, and real world applicability.The Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations (GSD) confers doctoral degrees on the basis of two distinct modalities: Doctor of International Relations by Research The GSD-DIR research programme offers a unique and exciting intellectual environment for the in-depth and interdisciplinary study of International Relations and Diplomacy. Students can pursue their doctoral programme by distance on a full-time (3 years) or part-time basis (6 years) with 9-10 mandatory on-site visits to Geneva.The programme has already attracted highly skilled and experienced students from across the world, including:  Afghanistan, Bahrain, France, Hungary, India, Nigeria, Paki­stan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan, Russia and USA. Students have devel­oped and are carrying out research in areas as diverse as traditional and new security issues, diplomacy, political economy, human rights, geo-politics and post-colonial studies. GSD post-graduate students work closely with their assigned supervisor and work intensively to develop at the highest level the potential of each candidate, both from methodological and theoretical points of view. ... [-]


PhD in International Relations

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Doctoral studies at the FSS are primarily research-based. However, students are also expected to attend a certain number of graduate seminars and lectures (the exact number depends on the subject), so it is not possible for students to complete their doctorate by research alone. [+]

PhDs in International Relations. Structure of classes Doctoral studies at the FSS are primarily research-based. However, students are also expected to attend a certain number of graduate seminars and lectures (the exact number depends on the subject), so it is not possible for students to complete their doctorate by research alone. Advanced full-time students are also expected to participate in undergraduate courses as lecturers. Students are assigned a thesis supervisor who guides their research, and advises them on the structure of their thesis during their write-up. At the end of their studies students take an oral exam and defend their thesis before a panel of academics. Although it is usually possible to write your doctoral thesis in English or German, Czech remains the official language of instruction for most classes held by at the Faculty, and not all departments are able to offer graduate classes in another language. We therefore advise any applicants who are concerned about this issue to contact their prospective department to find out the precise situation that applies to their particular field of study. Period of study Doctoral studies may be conducted either full-time or part-time. Full-time study ("internal" study) usually takes four years. Part-time study ("external" study) usually takes five years. Internal students who do not complete their thesis within the specified three years are usually allowed to continue their studies as external students, if they wish. External studies can usually be extended up to a maximum of eight years. Application procedures Generally, all applications must include the following: official application form (you can fill either the application form SEVT 49 146 0), or apply online Curriculum Vitae (resume) notarised copy of Master's degree diploma, an official translation into Czech (if it was issued in a different language), and (if you completed your Master's degree abroad) a document from the Czech authorities to say that your diploma is recognised in the Czech Republic (so-called "nostrifikace") Applicants who are in their final year of a Master's degree programme may submit documents to show their expected date of graduation. Applicants who have applied to the Czech authorities for "nostrifikace", but have not yet received a decision, may submit documents to show that a decision is pending. In all such cases, however, certificates must be submitted as soon as they become available. Entrance exams All applicants who submit the required materials by the deadline will be invited to sit an entrance exam in Prague, usually in June. Requirements for the entrance exam vary widely according to subject, but in most cases, some knowledge of the Czech language is expected. Foreign nationals who have not previously studied in the Czech Republic may be required to take an additional test to demonstrate their Czech language ability, where this is relevant to the planned course of study. Exceptions to the rules regarding language may be possible in some cases, but they cannot be expected as a matter of course, and they must be negotiated in advance with the relevant teaching department. Please note that there will be no mandatory entrance exam as a part of the admission process to the Economics programme with a tuition. The admission committee will decide on the basis of obtained documents and can ask for supplying more of them if necessary. There is no application fee. Scholarships and financial aid Although Charles University has a very limited number of scholarships for internal doctoral students (both Czech and foreign), applicants should be aware that this university scholarship is intended only as a top-up fund (on average 6300 CZK per month for first-year students, which is approximately 230 EUR per month, and 7600 CZK for students in the later stages of their study). All successful applicants for internal doctoral studies are automatically considered for the university scholarship. No additional application is necessary. International Relations The basis for the entrance examination procedure is a written, thought out proposal for a dissertation. The project should be submitted by the applicant in printed form to CU Faculty of Social Sciences (UK Fakulta socialnich ved) Smetanovo nabrezi 6, 116 00 Praha 1, and also in electronic form to phd.mv@seznam.cz, both no later than two weeks before the convening of the entrance exams. Applicants for the doctoral program in the area of International Relations may choose a dissertation topic from a list of priority topics provided by the department for the given academic year (these will be on the Department MV IPS webpage by the 31st of March, 2011). If an applicant would like to work on a topic not included on the list, he/she must present a written statement from his/her potential dissertation advisor agreeing to it. This written statement must be delivered to the departmental council no later than one week prior to the entrance exam interview. The applicant must be a graduate from a Master’s level form of study. The applicant must submit proof of his/her certification of English and his/her proposal for a dissertation before the entrance exam interview. Throughout the course of the interview, the examination commission will investigate and judge the background and motivation for the research work, the quality of the project proposal, and general knowledge of the field. The entrance examination interview is valued in terms of points. The departmental council determines the minimum score necessary for the acceptance of the proposal for study in the given academic year. The score of the project reflects and measures the compatibility of the submitted project with the themes listed by the Department of International Relations as being a priority for the given academic year. Contents of the Departmental Exams questions from the developments in International Relations in the 20th Century and current international policies questions ascertaining one’s orientation within the basic literature on International Relations theory questions ascertaining the level of the thesis submitted in the project Current Priority areas in Doctoral Studies theory of International Relations security and strategy studies European studies history of International Relations Evaluation Criteria for the Entrance Exams During the entrance exam, every applicant answers the questions asked of him/her by the examination commission (see the contents of the entrance exams above), earning a total score of maximum 50 points: for questions regarding the development of International Relations and current problems in International Relations, the applicant may earn a maximum of 10 points, for questions regarding theory of International Relations, the applicant may earn a maximum of 10 points, for the evaluation of the project and questions ascertaining the level of the project, the applicant may earn a maximum of 20 points. A bonus (maximum 10 points) will be considered in the case of publications (articles or contributions) concerning the theme of the dissertation. The examination commission will write up an evaluation containing the applicant’s score. The applicant’s ranking will be based on this score. A helpful reference for applicants regarding the knowledge requirements is the prepared themes for the state graduation exams towards a Master’s in International Relations, which also contains a list of basic literature. [-]

PhD in Maritime Affairs

World Maritime University
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2017 Sweden Malmö

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organization in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and research in the maritime field. [+]

PhD in Maritime Affairs

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organization in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and research in the maritime field.  This means WMU is uniquely placed to offer insight and understanding of IMO’s conventions, operations and policies. The programme offers the opportunity to carry out research across the maritime field, but with an emphasis on issues related to the IMO mission of maritime safety, security and environmental protection.  Our doctoral programme offers unrivalled access to international maritime experts both inside and outside academia, and to organizations working at the forefront of research and development. Doctoral students have come to WMU from industry, academia and the government sector, and have completed their dissertations in a wide range of subject areas, from investigating oil-spill mitigation to an analysis of organisational learning in shipping companies.The PhD programme consists of 240 ECTS credits completed usually over a registration period of three to six years. Candidates may be based at the University or elsewhere, usually at their place of employment.  Within the time limits candidates may work at their own pace, which can also vary during their period of enrolment. A candidate who has completed part of a doctoral degree elsewhere may transfer into the WMU programme with advanced standing. Their period of enrolment at WMU will vary in line with the amount of research they have already completed, but the minimum permissible period of enrolment must include at least registration, one progression seminar and the dissertation (120 EC).... [-]


D.Phil. in International Relations

UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland
Campus or Online Full time Part time 36 - 60 months February 2017 Switzerland Zug + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations degree, D.Phil., is the pinnacle degree for international relations research studies.... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations

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The Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations degree, D.Phil., is the pinnacle degree for international relations research studies. The purpose of the D.Phil. is to provide the student with a solid grasp of all aspects of research in international relations at the doctoral level. Students pursuing this degree are interested in examining international relations problems from a theoretical perspective and are capable of carrying out independent research at a high level. Students entering this program have the intention of becoming professors within academic institutions or using their research skills within business, governments or non-governmental organizations (NGOs).... [-]


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

The program offers the PhD candidates the main courses of Current Issues in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Turkish Political Life, Political Theory and Research Methods as well as a wide variety of 30 elective courses under five different “fields of specialization”: “International Relations”, “Comparative Politics”, “Turkish Politics”, “European Politics” and “Political Theory”. [+]

Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims atproviding the PhD candidates with a comprehensive scientific capability enabling them to theoretically, analytically and critically assess the political and social transformations that take place in the global system, Turkey’s domestic and foreign politics as well as the political issues and developments in the region surrounding Turkey. The program offers the PhD candidates the main courses of Current Issues in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Turkish Political Life, Political Theory and Research Methods as well as a wide variety of 30 elective courses under five different “fields of specialization”: “International Relations”, “Comparative Politics”, “Turkish Politics”, “European Politics” and “Political Theory”. The PhD program is designed to provide the students with the necessary theoretical and conceptual knowledge and capability in the first four academic semesters and later to enable the successful Phd candidates to write and to defend their dissertations in diverse fields of the program and under the supervision of expert faculty staff. Courses PSIR 605 Comparative Politics PSIR 601 Research Methods PSIR 603 Political Theory PSIR 602 Current Issues in International Relations PSIR 604 Turkish Politics PSIR 697 Individual Study PSIR 699 Ph.D Thesis Elective Courses PSIR 631 International Relations Theories PSIR 632 International Security PSIR 633 Ethics and International Relations PSIR 634 International Political Economy PSIR 635 Foreign Policy Analysis PSIR 636 Foreign Policy Literature in Turkey PSIR 637 New Approaches and Concepts in International Relations PSIR 638 Energy Geopolitics and Policies PSIR 641 Social Movements PSIR 642 Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior PSIR 643 Nationalism and Citizenship PSIR 644 State PSIR 645 Regional Studies PSIR 646 New Approaches and Concepts in Comparative Politics PSIR 651 Current Issues in Turkish Politics PSIR 652 Turkish Political Thought PSIR 653 Political Economy of Turkey PSIR 661 Governance in the EU PSIR 662 Political Economy of European Integration PSIR 663 Foreign Relations of the EU PSIR 664 Theories of European Integration PSIR 665 From National to the Supranational Governance in the EU PSIR 666 The Legitimacy of EU Governance PSIR 667 New Perspectives and Concepts in European Studies PSIR 668 European Diplomatic and Military History PSIR 671 Controversies in Political Philosophy: Freedom, Citizenship and Democracy PSIR 672 Modernity and Its Critics PSIR 673 Critical Theory from Kant to Habermas PSIR 674 Liberalism and Its Critics PSIR 675 Political Thought and Literature Application Requirements for International Students Who can apply? Foreign nationals Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203) Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterwards/dual citizens in the same status Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013. Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate. Who cannot apply? Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Dual citizens who has a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) Dual citizens who has a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey. [-]

PhD of Philosophy in International Relations

United States International University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in International Relations Program is a scholarly research–oriented degree that is anchored on a student-centered curriculum. The Program is both course work-intensive and research-oriented, to be awarded on both full-time and part-time basis. [+]

PhD of Philosophy in International RelationsThe Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in International Relations Program is a scholarly research–oriented degree that is anchored on a student-centered curriculum. The Program is both course work-intensive and research-oriented, to be awarded on both full-time and part-time basis. The core strength of the PhD program is in three areas: peace and conflict studies, development studies, and foreign policy and diplomacy. The study curriculum entails a participatory teaching and learning approach characterized by independent research and seminar presentation, interactive classroom discussions, case studies, small group discussion, reflective diaries, portfolio development and simulations. Faculty will use a variety of teaching and testing techniques that will encourage students to be proactive, innovative, self-directed, reflective, and able to apply what they have learned. Effective use of ICT will be made. The PhD program is designed to prepare candidates for positions in the academia, research institutions, government, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society, among others.... [-]


PhD in Mass Communication

University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Gainesville

The University of Florida is dedicated to excellence in its Ph.D. program in mass communication. The program offers a course of study in an ideal setting for a quality educational experience. [+]

PhD in Mass CommunicationThe University of Florida is dedicated to excellence in its Ph.D. program in mass communication. The program offers a course of study in an ideal setting for a quality educational experience.The College of Journalism and Communications is proud of its award-winning student body and faculty, and boasts a variety of backgrounds made possible by one of the largest enrollments in the country. Some 200 students engage in graduate and advanced studies, joining 2,300 undergraduates. More than 53 faculty members teach, conduct research, and provide service.The University of Florida encourages applications from individuals of both sexes of all cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious groups. The University does not discriminate on the basis of handicap or age.Every application is considered in its entirety. The faculty considers every application — even those that fall just short of the GRE and GPA norms. We hold open the possibility that an applicant will be offered conditional admission if evidence such as references, work experience, and statement of goals warrant it.College’s doctoral program ranks 6th of 91 in the nationA 2010 analysis of the quality of communication doctoral programs in the United States ranked the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications at number 6 among similar programs.The study assessed program quality by using objective and quantifiable indicators rather than subjective rankings that are common in other rankings. The measures emphasized both the number and quality of programs that hired new Ph.D.s from each institution.The results suggest that graduates from the doctoral program in Florida’s Journalism and Communications College are competitive with those from the best programs in the nation. Not only are these graduates in heavy demand, they are also competitive for the best academic jobs in the U.S.Purpose of the Doctoral ProgramThe Ph.D. degree is a research degree. The Ph.D. program is designed to help develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills so graduates can make important contributions to understanding mass communication. Faculty members help students lay the foundation for a lifetime of significant, creative work.The doctoral program prepares students for a variety of opportunities in mass communication. Graduates are expected to teach at colleges and universities; conduct research for organizations in advertising, journalism, public relations, telecommunication, and other mass communication fields; do consulting; and conduct research and contribute to policy in government and private organizations. Doctoral students in the College of Journalism and Communications gain valuable experience in both teaching and research. Assistantships help prepare students for academic and other research positions. Students in the program have consistently been among the nation’s leaders in winning top-paper awards at national and regional scholarly meetings.... [-]


PhD in International Relations

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The aim of the program is to offer postgraduate studies in the multidisciplinary field of International Studies. [+]

PhDs in International Relations. 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 Subprograms: 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 [-]