Doctorate Program in International Relations in Czech Republic

Compare PhD Programs in International Relations in Czech Republic 2017

International Relations

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

This area of study enables you to gather knowledge and skills on how to solve the international relationship problems between two or more countries. Through this learning, you can come up with policies that will enhance the mutual, and good relationship between countries.

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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. [+]

Best PhDs in International Relations in Czech Republic 2017. 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. [-]

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:... [-]


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.... [-]