PhD in Political Science in Italy

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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

Political Science PhD students are advancing political science as a discipline. They explore the empirical phenomena that give birth to new scholarly insights—insights that change for the better the way governments and societies function.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

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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... [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Political Science in Italy 2017. 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. [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. [+]

In addition to the fellowships provided for in the call for admission, BV TECH S.p.A. funds a three-year fellowship within the framework of the Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability – research area: International Law, Agricultural Law. The candidate shall focus his/her research project on the topic of “National Security, Defense and Cyber Warfare: Critical Infrastructures Protection from Cyber Threats in Italy and Its wide Strategic and Political Implications in the International Arena.” The research should address the theme of the cyberspace as fifth dimension of conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with particular focus on the Italian national defense and security strategies. By taking in due account the initiatives promoted by other members of the International Community in the field of cyber-security, the research should examine the strategic implications generated by the policies and measures adopted by Italy in order to prevent, protect and respond to cyber attacks against national critical infrastructure. The study should also investigate the role played, or that might be played, by the private sector to countering cyber threats. The research should result in the definition of a set of recommendations aimed at designing and building an integrated and coherent Italian national cyber defence and security model. Course Description The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. The Programme consists in the following curricula (Research Areas): International Law, Agricultural Law International, European, and Sub-national Political Economy Political Philosophy, Political Science (International Relations) Within the framework of the Ph.D. programme mandatory attendance of lectures, research activities, possibilities for summer schools and periods abroad "coexist" in a harmonized and balanced way. Furthermore, through the established inter-library loan service initiative, students, once they have their supervisoràs signature, can order all the articles and books they need for their research--in case they are not available at the university"s library. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna provides three scholarships for non-EU citizens and four scholarships for Italian and EU ones. Additionally, students have all the meals for free at the university's canteen. Non-EU candidates may submit applications in Italian or English. In case their mother tongue is not English they have to provide certain language certificates, but a language waiver might be considered in case they completed a substantial part of their study in English. The prospective students should have at least a MSc Degree or equivalent title. The research proposal, which is part of the application package is very important. The selected topic should fall within the four general areas that were mentioned above. The structure of the proposal is comprised of: title of research, why it is important to undertake this research, short overview of the state of art of this issue, scientific premises, research objectives, methodologies that shall be used, brief timetable of activities that shall be undertaken during this three-year course of study and bibliography. There are no page limits, but in general the research proposals are made of around 3.000 words. Last, in case you are not Italian, here is our friendly advice "once you receive the admission letter start studying Italian intensively. Although your research activities shall be in English, there will be many classes and trainings in Italian. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Political and Social Sciences

European University Institute (EUI)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Florence

The Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) offers a four-year doctoral programme</strong> with specialisations in political science, sociology, international relations and social and political theory. [+]

Best Doctorate Degrees in Political Science in Italy 2017. The Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) offers a four-year doctoral programme with specialisations in political science, sociology, international relations and social and political theory. The Department places a strong emphasis on the theoretical and methodological tools required for Ph.D. research, and it favours a multi-faceted approach to research projects and doctoral theses, many of which cut across traditional academic boundaries. The Department also offers its researchers strong support with specific methodological issues such as comparative research design, statistical methods, and survey research. Regularly ranked among the very top departments in political and social sciences in Europe, the Department is strongly connected, through exchange programmes and joint research endeavours, to numerous universities beyond the confines of Europe. Doctoral supervision is a priority at the EUI, and prospective researchers for the Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences are invited to explore whether their interests fit with those supported by the SPS faculty. The SPS Department’s research agenda focuses mainly on political and social change within Europe, at all levels. Research Themes Faculty interests and projects relate to themes of government and democracy; social change in Europe and its implications for society; politics and public policy; the comparative study of public policy; political and social structures and behavior; international relations and security; and social and political theory. These themes are reflected in the high-level research projects and theses produced in SPS. Application deadline The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year is 31 January 2015. Application form, research proposal, reference letters and other required documents must be received by midnight (central European time) on that date. [-]