Doctorate Degrees in Political Science

Compare 36 PhD Programs in Political Science

Political Science

A PhD Political Science degree is designed for individuals that wish to contribute to the understanding of political phenomena and who are capable of significant research that adds to the current knowledge base in this field of study. Graduates holding a PhD Political Science degree are prepared for careers in academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.

There are many programs internationally offering PhD Political Science degrees. These may examine local political systems as well as international political systems. Candidates pursuing a PhD Political Science are required to complete extensive research and a dissertation or thesis, which then must be defended in front of a panel of experts in the field. Some PhD Political Science programs may also require coursework, teaching, and seminars.

A PhD Political Science degree can open many doors for career opportunities. Take a look through the program options below and find the university for you!

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MPhil/PhD Politics and International Relations

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The school offers MPhil and PhD supervision in most subject areas of politics and international relations and students are encouraged to play an active role in the school's research centres and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole. [+]

PhDs in Political Science. MPhil/PhD Politics and International Relations A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by an oral examination and final thesis. A MPhil requires research skills and training similar to a PhD yet its scope and complexity are less than that required for a doctorate. The MPhil is assessed by the submission of a thesis. The school offers MPhil and PhD supervision in most subject areas of politics and students are encouraged to play an active role in the school's research centres and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole. A weekly Research Student Colloquium runs during term-time, and serves to bring the research student community together on a regular basis. Organised by students and facilitated by the Director of Postgraduate Research, it acts as a supportive form for presenting work in progress and advancing research. We organise our research around our centres and institutes and are proud of our wide-ranging expertise to supervise PhD topics covering the three major sub-fields of comparative politics, international relations and political theory. At Nottingham, you will be allocated two academic supervisors. Facilities School facilities In addition to the IT facilities provided by the University, the school offers all full-time postgraduate research students registered with the school their own workspace in rooms designated for use by research students. Students are provided with computer, printing and photocopying facilities and are given a generous printing and photocopying allowance. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks a large number of politics related publications and journals. Our library facilities open long hours and include areas for group work, individual and silent study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Research support Colloquium The school runs a weekly colloquium for postgraduate research students giving you the opportunity to present your work in front of other research students and staff with similar research interests to your own. Research seminars The school runs research seminars for staff and postgraduate research students. Postgraduate research students are encouraged to become members of one or more of the school's research centres. The research centres offer a full programme of workshops, reading groups, talks and conferences. Teaching experience In view of a possible future career in academia, postgraduate research students are encouraged to undertake some undergraduate teaching in their second and/or third year of postgraduate research. The University's Graduate School runs training sessions related to teaching - students who wish to teach are requested to attend a number of these during their first year of postgraduate research study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 82% of postgraduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* Career destinations for our graduates include economists, management consultants, researchers, statisticians and university lecturers. Companies and organisations our graduates have gone to work for include Channel 4, the European Union, GCHQ, Reuters and the Thailand National Police Department. * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: presentations and drop-in sessions with employers one-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers careers events held each academic year a specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates Once you are a student with us, and even after you graduate, you will have access to our service for life. Flexible paid placements Postgraduate Placements Nottingham offers flexible paid placements with a range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. These placements are open to all postgraduates and are designed to fit in with your studies and give you the opportunity to learn transferable skills, improve your CV and enhance your employment prospects during your postgraduate studies. Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time (PhD); 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (MPhil) Entry requirements Applicants typically require a masters degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline, with an average mark of 60% or above IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

PhD in Irish School of Ecumenics

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc... [+]

PhD Studies at ISE The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc. The ISE offers a structured PhD. Students work with their supervisor(s) over a four year period and are required to take a minimum of 10ECTS in taught modules to develop their research skills over the course of their studies. Some current PhD projects include: * The Use of Video Conferencing in Peace Education * Peace Journalism and Conflict in the Horn of Africa * UNSC 1325 and Women’s Peacebuilding in Armenia and Azerbaijan * Feminist Peace Activism in the Yugoslav wars * Engaging Men to End Gender Based Violence in Kenya * Secular Humanitarian Responses to Disasters in Religious Contexts * The Theology of Henri de Lubac * The Role of Memory in Dealing with the Past: Transcending the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm in Northern Ireland * The Relationship between Evangelicalism and Islam in the Southern United States * The Impact of Immigration on Religious Identities and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Ireland and Germany * Re-imaging Space at the Intersection of Theatre and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Beyond * Political Leadership and Conflict Transformation: Women, Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland * Shared Space and Ethnic Identity in Divided Cities: Belfast, Jerusalem, Brussels * LGBT Lives and Stories in Belfast, Gospel Narratives and Practical Theology [-]

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.... [-]


PhD in Political Science

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

The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, [+]

The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems. Doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University. Entrance exam: The entrance examination takes into account: dissertation proposal the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature Crucial criteria in the admission of the applicant are as follows: Dissertation project quality: the concept, along with the theoretical and methodological outcomes, is expected to be defended by the applicant during the entrance examination. The applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature will be taken into consideration. Another valued aspect will be the fact whether the applicant has received a written approval by a member of the IPS FSS CU academic staff at for his/her project of dissertation thesis. Each applicant can obtain up to 100 points for the entrance examination. The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points. Conditions of acceptance The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points. After the exam, the entrance examination committee will submit a final report with an enlisted evaluation of individual applicants and their ranking according to the points obtained. To be accepted, an applicant is to obtain the minimum number of point scores (declared by the dean). To be eligible to apply for the PhD programme, an applicant must have graduated in a Master’s level form of study. Students who have obtained their Master's degree abroad are required to submit an official document proving that their degree is recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education (before registering for a Czech university programme). [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in Political Science. 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. [-]

Politics: History, Theory, Science PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate... [+]

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate in philosophy and political theory, political, science and political history and to provide a forum in which this debate can continue and evolve in an advanced academic and internationally relevant context. The program, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. The entire length of the program is three years. The coursework part is held in the first academic year. The second and the third years are generally devoted to the research work and can include a research fellowship period abroad (in agreement with the supervisor and with the Board of Professors). Recently, the program has been enriched by the collaboration of the International Center on Democracies and Democratizations (ICEDD) and the Italian Center for Electoral Studies - Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali (CISE). Academic year 2016-2017 For the academic year 2016-2017, eight positions are available. The application for admission must be submitted on line by March 29, 2016. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation, and supply correct referee details through our online application system. Once the procedure for submitting the application has been completed, the candidate will receive by email an application’s copy as a proof of the procedure accuracy and validity. [-]

PhD in Political Science

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon [+]

PhDs in Political Science. Programme description: The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon the existing expertise within the Department of Politics and European Studies (DPES) at Palacký University. The three – year PhD program in political science is profiled as a modern political science study accentuating four key pillars: highly professional theoretical preparedness; a thorough methodological and analytical preparedness; the scientific-pedagogical erudition; professional language skills. Research in politics, European Studies and international relations is organised primarily around the below research areas and teams:
 Analytical political science – team leader doc. Tomáš Lebeda, Ph.D. European studies – team leader doc. Daniel Marek, M.A., Ph.D. Czech politics and local policy – team leader doc. Pavel Šaradín, Ph.D. International relations and contemporary history – team leader prof. Jiří Lach, M.A., Ph.D. Graduate´s profile and employability: A graduate of the doctoral programme should be a highly qualified expert - the political scientist, who has an exceptionally advanced and specialized knowledge in her/his field, she/he is able to conduct independent scientific research, participate in team research tasks and pursue original scientific knowledge. After the completion of studies is able to pursue an independent scientific or scientific-pedagogical career and, where appropriate, be a head of a research team. Her/his scientific competencies include the ability to prepare professional scientific texts for publication, present their results at seminars and conferences. The graduate gains a very high quality methodological training in both the theoretical level and in practical research, taking away the ability to use advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. The graduate also acquires practice necessary for the educational activities of tertiary education in the field. She/he also commands the foreign languages necessary for research in the field. Knowledge of languages is also a means of making international contacts and activities at foreign scientific institutions. Last but not least, she/he must be able to popularize the field of study to the wider public, to apply the knowledge and skills in different environments and clearly communicate the knowledge to others. A graduate shall be elegible to work in the academic sphere at scientific and scientific-pedagogical positions. Graduates are able to fulfill the tasks of the independent scientific workers and scientific-pedagogical workers. They will also be elegible for the high positions in ministries, the diplomatic service and the EU and other international institutions. They will also be able to work as highly qualified and specialized analysts for the political parties, political consultancies, interest groups, non-governmental sector and the media. Analytical skills, soft skills and language competence then provide graduates with a strong flexibility on the labour market. App. test requirements: The candidate for doctoral studies in political science at the DPES must achieve a master's level or other equivalent education. Preferred education is in the field of political science, international relations and European studies or in another social science or humanities field of study. The applicant is obliged to submit a detailed PhD research proposal at least two weeks before the start of the admission procedure. The admissions procedure takes the form of an oral interview with a committee composed of the members of the doctoral board. Tuition fee: € 4000 per year [-]

PhD in Civil Sector Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified experts in civil society studies with a knowledge of the relevant theoretical approaches, sound knowledge of research metohodology and in-depth knowledge of the actual situation and practical problems in this area both in the Czech Republic and abroad. [+]

Profile of the candidate The graduate of the doctoral study program Civil Sector Studies is a highly qualified specialist endowed with deep understanding of the fundamental theoretical approaches to the civil and not-for-profit sector, relevant analytical skills and solid knowledge of the civil sector in the Czech Republic and other countries as well as in the European Union. The study program provides necessary qualification to those willing to work in basic and applied research at research institutes and Universities of the given thematic orientation. The graduates are also well prepared to occupy managerial and creative positions at all kinds of civil sector organizations and are qualified to work at such positions in public service or private sphere where familiarity with the civil sector is an indispensable asset. Tuition Fee 55000 CZK (2000 EUR)/year This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The aim of the program is to prepare highly qualified experts in civil society studies with a knowledge of the relevant theoretical approaches, sound knowledge of research metohodology and in-depth knowledge of the actual situation and practical problems in this area both in the Czech Republic and abroad. Alumni are able to také part in both basic and applied research in academic institutions and higher education institutions as well as become involved in the civil sector, public sphere (above all state administration) and for-profit sector (corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and volunteering). The program is focused on sociological or socio-economic analysis of the civic sector. The study plan of a PhD student includes planned publication activites, participation at conferences and exams from obligatory and obligatory-optional courses according to the accreditation documents. Upon completing the study with a doctoral exam and the defense of a PhD thesis, the student receives a Ph.D. title. The content and framework of the study is determined by the Program Council. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The oral part of the exam consists of a discussion about the project of the dissertation thesis (max. 10 points) and a check of English proficiency (max. 5 points). An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Entrance examination will check the ability of the applicant to deal with the dissertation project. An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Applicants will prepare an oral presentation of their project (maximum length 10 minutes). Conditions for admission Conditions of acceptance: 1. To enter the entrance examination process it is necessary to submit by 30.4.2016 a filled-in application form for the doctoral study together with the following attachments: - dissertation thesis project (recommended sections: outline of the reasearch problém and research questions, overview of the current state of research, explanation of the selected methodology and research techniques, proposed approach to the problém, list of relevant literature, time schedule of the research, explanation of the relevance of the theme for the study program Civil Sector Studies); recommended length of the project: 8-15 pages (1800 characters per page); the project must contain the proposal of a tutor (name), selected from the list of tutors approved by the Program Council. - brief professional biography; - list of publications and other scholarly activities of the applicant (participation at conferences, participation in research projects etc.); - documents certifying a completed higher-education studies at the masters level (applicants who complete their masters studies after the application deadline have to document the completion of their studies by 30.9.2016 at the latest); - other relevant documents (e.g. international cerficate of a foreign language or a certificate of state exam). 2. Graduation from a masters or follow-up masters study program. 3. Submission of a dissertation thesis project, which the applicant defended during the entrance examination. 4. To gain the minimal sum of points specified by the dean. An applicant who will be awarded less than 5 points from dissertation project will not be admitted. Informations on the exercise of graduates The alumnus of the doctoral study program Civil Sector Studies is a qualified expert with a broad outlook on the fundamental theoretical concepts used to study the civil and nonprofit sector, with necessary analytical skills and thorough knowledge of the civil sector in the Czech Republic, abroad and in the European Union. Alumni are able to participate in both basic and applied research in research institutions and higher-education institutions in the field. He or she is also well prepared for demanding managerial and expert positions in civil sector organizations and has an outstanding qualification for the work in those positions in public administration and private sphere where the knowledge of the civil sector is a necessity. [-]

PhD in Regional and Political Geography

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). [+]

PhDs in Political Science. This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). The graduate is capable of comprehensively analysing and evaluating changing interactions between social and natural components of the geographical environment, and solving problems at local, regional, national and global levels (e.g. analysis of regional socio-economic, socio-cultural and political systems, settlement systems, public administration operations, European integration, globalization, international relations or tourism). He/she is active in academic research and policy-making (municipal, regional or national administration, EU institutions, etc.). Scholarship 50 000 Kč This number was calculated by automatic currency conversion using exchange rate for EUR: 27.055 Branch characteristic The field is aimed at local, regional, macroregional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of development of the Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy level. Study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. It gives scientific and manager training focused on: regional development, development of a region and regional systems Nature - Society interaction, sustainable development travelling and recreation, causes, structure, dynamics, consequences transformation and development of traffic systems geopolitical changes, globalizing of problems, and social-economic and political development of macroregions Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The admissions test consists of a personal interview. In exceptional cases, the dean may permit a virtual interview via communications technology. The maximum score is 100 points. During the admissions interview, the applicant must demonstrate language skills to study in the chosen field, and the necessary skills to conduct independent scientific work. The applicant will be asked to elaborate on his/her interest in the particular topic, choice of supervisor, and ability to carry out research in this area. Conditions for admission The doctoral program application must be properly completed and submitted by April 30th, 2016, including all appendices. The applicant must pass an admissions examination by receiving a minimum of at least 50 points during the admissions interview. The applicant must have successfully completed a master’s studies program, verified by the submission of a notarized copy of the diploma or other documentation of master’s degree by September 30th, 2016. The requirement for submitting a notarized copy does not apply to graduates of master’s programs at the CU Faculty of Science. Applicants who have received their master’s degree at a foreign university must submit a certificate of equivalence for this foreign university degree by September 30th, 2016 to the CU FS Department of Studies, unless determined otherwise by international agreement. For applicants still waiting as of Sept. 30th on a ruling regarding recognition of their foreign study, this deadline is extended to October 21st, 2016. [-]

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. [+]

With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. Taught by scholar-practitioners, the program can position you to attain a new level of credibility and influence in your field and to embrace exciting new career opportunities as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader in the private, public, or nonprofit sector. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Criminal Justice Emergency Management Geographic Information System (GIS) Global Leadership Health Policy Homeland Security Policy and Coordination International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Law and Public Policy Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Nonprofit Management and Leadership Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

PhD in Business Administration

ABMS The Open University Of Switzerland
Online Full time Part time 3 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Zurich + 1 more

This PhD is for academics who are interested in developing sustainable and productive solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives. [+]

PhDs in Political Science. PhD in Business Administration with focus on Public Policy This PhD is for academics who are interested in developing sustainable and productive solutions to improve the quality of people’s lives. You will gain an in-depth understanding of public policy theory, research and practice that will prepare students to meet the global challenges associated with governance or public service. This academic credential will help a student assert their credibility in a new career endeavor within the public, private or nonprofit world. Whether you want to be an academic teacher or serve through an administrative leadership role, this PhD will provide you with the skills to effectuate change. Students who complete their dissertation should embark on a career within government (if possible), academic institutions or research based organizations focused on improving the policies that affect people’s daily lives. One of the primary focuses of these PhD programs is delving into the question of what governments should do within a society and how they can govern more effectively and fairly. There are some master degrees that students can obtain prior to embarking on a PhD that will allow students to complete this PhD a bit faster. Some examples include a Master in Public Administration or a Master in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. This PhD will allow a student to more effectively pursue their passion of making the world a more sustainable place by working toward solutions that that tackle some of the most challenging social issues around the globe. Therefore, the dissertation is expected to represent a significant contribution to knowledge in a public policy that works to improve the function of a government body in a given area. This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level. This program is equivalent to 180 ECTS How long should be my thesis? Usually from 60.000 – 100.000 words, students are allowed to have 10% less or more. Do you mention on the PhD online or distance? No. Can I use the title? We have asked the Swiss Authorities about the title, and their answer was (Students are allowed to use the title they got from the school) Is there a "Thesis Defence"? Yes, and we recommend students to do it in Switzerland however it can be done ONLINE too, you need camera and microphone. Study Language: this study program taught entirely in English. We have 4 intakes per year: January, April, July and October Is ABMS Accredited by a recognized European accreditation body? Yes, ABMS is authorized, validated, certified, accredited and an institutional member in over 50 public / private organisations. Admission Requirements Duration: 1 year study + thesis (thesis takes in average 2 years) Age: Minimum age 25 years Previous study: Master Degree or equivalent English level: IELTS or equivalent (Only for students from non-English speaking countries or students who did not study at English speaking school) Study Method: 100% Online / Distance Fee: 17950 Euro (for the whole study program) Note: Study fee does not include application and reservation fee (to guarantee you a study place) of 240 Euro (onetime payment and non-refundable). Modules: For the PhD, your thesis is the most important part, you have to write the whole thesis about the "Business Administration" with one of our supervisors. The following modules you will study during the first year: Global Management Strategic Management and Leadership Project Management Strategic Information System Analyses Accounting and Finance Research Methods Electronic Research Methods Dynamic Websites [-]

DPhil (PhD) in International Affairs

International Business School – Budapest
Online Full time 3 - 3 years Open Enrollment Hungary Budapest

We offer the DPhil in International Affairs programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline. [+]

Course outline DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of international affairs either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach. Entry requirements •first or second class, upper division degree or significant work experience. A Master’s degree is preferred, •sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officer checks with an Orientation Interview via Skype after the online application. The interview is followed by the IBS English language test (you can be exempt from the test with a sufficient score of IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or Pearson), •after a successful Skype interview and English testing student must submit his/her proposal by email. If the proposal is accepted, student will proceed with payment transfer of the first year’s fee and will have a face-to-face consultation on his/her proposal with the Supervisor. Research Proposals Applications should be accompanied by a research proposal. Teaching methods Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner. [-]

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 Political Science. 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 International Relations, Politics, Conflict or Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

Host to hundreds of international organisations, of which the European Union and NATO are the most prominent, PhD students do research literally around the corner of important places of decision-making. [+]

PhD in International Relations, Politics, Conflict or Law Brussels is an excellent place to do doctoral research. Host to hundreds of international organisations, of which the European Union and NATO are the most prominent, PhD students do research literally around the corner of important places of decision-making. This offers an array of opportunities to attend conferences with high-level policy-makers, to consult the specialised libraries of institutions like the European Commission, or to interview diplomats. The Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) seeks to create an environment not only of academic reflection, but also one where researchers and practitioners meet and exchange views. This creates a stimulating research environment for all topics in the broad field of international studies. Degrees and practicalities The University of Kent offers the following PhD degrees at BSIS: PhD in International Relations PhD in International Conflict Analysis PhD in Comparative Politics PhD in Political and Social Thought PhD in Law All programmes can be done full-time or part-time. New PhD students enrol either in September or January. From the academic year 2011-2012 on, students register directly onto a PhD programme. Full-time PhD students can be registered for up to a maximum of four years on a doctoral programme, but are expected to submit their doctoral dissertation as soon as possible following the completion of the third year. Research Seminars At the heart of the PhD programme is the weekly research seminar (during terms). In these sessions one PhD student presents his/her research findings or latest chapter. Other PhD students and staff members give feedback. On a regular basis visiting researchers are invited to present at the research seminar. Because of the different PhD programmes and backgrounds of the academic staff, this fosters an interdisciplinary approach. What is required to obtain a PhD Candidates undertaking PhD degrees must submit for examination a dissertation which demonstrates their ability to undertake an original investigation, to test a hypothesis, and to understand the relationship of the theme under investigation to a wider field of knowledge. A PhD thesis is normally between 80,000 and 100,000 words. Candidates must successfully defend their PhD dissertation in a Viva. A thesis submitted for the award of doctorate must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. Originality is a prime requirement of a PhD thesis. This may be construed in a number of ways. It may be the application or testing of a known theory to a novel case, the utilisation of sources of information hitherto unused, the development of theory or the introduction of a new approach, or the creation of a new theoretical synthesis. The doctoral programme, as a postgraduate research programme, combines formal research training and individual supervision, with regular interaction between students and academic staff. Supervision The capability to do autonomous research, leading to an original contribution to scholarship, is key to a successful PhD. Supervisors provide guidance to PhD students in their research process. Each PhD student has two supervisors, a main supervisor and a second supervisor. Often the expertise of both supervisors is complementary and guarantees a broad spectrum of advice. Students and supervisors meet regularly. By the end of each year, a supervisory panel evaluates the progress made by a student and formulates recommendations in a more formal end-of-year review. All permanent academic staff members of the Brussels School of International Studies may act as supervisors. Occasionally academic staff from the main campus in Canterbury will act as second supervisors. Research Training Formal research training is provided through the MA course ‘Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research’ and other MA modules open to PhD students. On top of that, specialised training sessions are organised for PhD students specifically. Subjects covered range from methods, over academic publications to career planning. Students can also take online courses offered by the university’s Graduate School and may occasionally attend training sessions in Canterbury. BSIS cooperates with the University of Ghent at the level of doctoral programmes. This provides both for joint doctoral training events, exchange of researchers and the development of researcher networks in certain fields. PhD Students BSIS PhD students come from a variety of countries. Most of them have studied in different countries, taking along their own experience and approaches. This creates not only a dynamic research environment, but also a pleasant social atmosphere. Many PhD students engage in extra-curricular or social activities with MA students. Often they are invited to tutor a number of seminars for MA modules. PhD students are stimulated to present papers at international conferences and to publish. The combination of a solid research experience, an international network, publications and teaching experiences offers fresh doctors the best chances to obtain a good position in or outside the academic market. How to apply Applications to the PhD programme follow the regular procedure (see Admissions page), but also require the submission of a research proposal of around 3000 words. In this proposal the candidate presents the research topic, research question and/or hypotheses, the theoretical framework and methodology envisaged, as well as a brief bibliography. Through the research proposal candidates demonstrate their research skills, their acquaintance with the field and its most salient debates. They aim to convince the Admissions Committee of their potential to make an original contribution to scholarship and of the feasibility of their research project. The research proposal is not a blueprint for the next years of research, but serves as a starting-point. In the interaction between supervisors and students, it will inevitably undergo change. The following documents need to be submitted: Application form University transcript(s) Letters of reference Proof of English (where applicable) Personal statement PhD research proposal of 3000 words While there is no strict deadline, it is recommended to submit the application a couple of months before the date you wish to start the PhD programme (September or January). Admissions Applications will be considered by an Admissions Committee. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic and other relevant background (MA degree in relevant field), academic merit (a First Class or solid Upper Second class in the British system or equivalent), knowledge of English, the quality of their research proposal and references. The Admissions Committee will also take into account whether the topic fits within the research scope the School and whether the necessary capacity is available to guarantee optimal supervision. Fees and Funding BSIS offers a limited number of scholarships per year in the form of a tuition fee waiver. If you wish to apply for such a waiver, please add a letter to your application, explaining why you wish to be considered. Occasionally other scholarships may be announced for very specific study fields. Such announcements are always posted on our website. [-]

PhD in Political Science, Public Policy Track

Central European University, School of Public Policy
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science PhD Program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary. [+]

PhDs in Political Science. The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is a specialized track in the Political Science PhD Program run by the CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. CEU is an English-language graduate school in Budapest, Hungary that is accredited in the United States and Hungary. Modern policy making, devoted to the principles of good governance, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, needs to be based on sound academic analysis. The Doctoral Program in Public Policy is designed for scholars interested in conducting research on the cause, function, nature, and outcome of public policy. The program prepares graduate students for careers in both academic and applied research institutions. Core courses focus on the development of professional level research and analytical skills in the fields of European and international public policy, comparative policy analysis, and political economy. The faculty involved in the PhD program come from a range of public-policy related disciplinary backgrounds, including international relations, politics, law, and economics. In addition to being authoritative voices in their respective fields of research, they also have first-hand policy experience, working for think-tanks (e.g. the RAND Corporation) or businesses (e.g. Vodafone), consulting with NGOs (e.g. Open Society Institute, Transparency International) or advising national or local governments, as well as international organizations (e.g. World Bank Institute). [-]