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 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 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... [-]


DPhil (PhD) in International Affairs

International Business School – Budapest
Campus Full time 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. [+]

PhDs in International Relations. 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 art history either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach. Application If you wish to apply, please fill in our online electronic application form and upload your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with official English translation, your passport copy and English language certificate (if you have one). Please email us your planned research topic to info@ibs-b.hu soon after the online application. Admission is all year round. Application, Skype interview and English testing is free of charge. 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 plan by email. If the... [-]

PhD in Political Science

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2018 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... [-]

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 Degree in Politics and International Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. [+]

PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. To be considered for entry into the PhD programme, applicants must possess a good advanced degree in Politics equivalent in level and content to the Department's MSc, although applications from individuals with related degrees in cognate disciplines will also be considered. Admission takes place on a rolling basis. The application cycle opens in November and closes on 30 June for entry in October. Applicants also wishing to be considered for a SOAS scholarship or an ESRC studentship should refer to the Scholarship information for the deadlines. The primary building block of the PhD programme is the relationship between student and supervisor. Students are admitted on the basis of the expressed willingness of at least one member of staff to serve as the main supervisor for the student's project. Thus, from the student's entry in the programme, the supervisor assumes primary responsibility for monitoring and supporting the student’s progress towards the completion of the degree. Every research student also has an associate supervisor, another member of staff with a close interest in the student’s region and/or sub-field of the discipline. The Department’s research... [-]

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. [+]

PhDs in 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... [-]

PhD in International Studies

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus September 2017 USA Denver

The Josef Korbel School PhD program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program. [+]

The Josef Korbel School PhD program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political economy and/or political theory - with ample opportunities for customization, creativity and exploration. Faculty mentoring ensures each student pursues a productive path of study, whether the goal is college teaching or a career in research, government or the nonprofit sector. Each year, the Josef Korbel School receives approximately 100 applications and accepts 4 applicants, making it a highly sought after and competitive program. Our doctoral candidates develop close working relationships with faculty in an open, informal environment that facilitates interaction and the exchange of ideas. The small size of the program also contributes to a strong sense of community. The Josef Korbel School challenges each student to become an original and creative scholar while providing a supportive environment for personal and professional development. In recent years, our doctoral graduates have gone on to teach at universities and liberal arts colleges such as Queen's University Belfast, Occidental College, Colorado College, University of Delaware, University of South Florida and the Air Force Academy. Other graduates have pursued non-academic careers at the Ford Foundation, Carter Center, American Red Cross, U.S. Government and more. FIELD SPECIALIZATIONS Comparative politics International political economy Political theory CENTERS AND INSTITUTES Another way for our doctoral candidates to gain additional work and research experience is through involvement with our school's centers, institutes and journals. Candidates are currently working with the following centers, institutes and journals: Center on Rights... [-]

Doctoral Study Programs (Ph.D.)

University of Economics Prague
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 2018 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

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Istanbul

The PhD Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop the substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. [+]

PhDs in International Relations. The PhD Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop the substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. The Language of instruction is English. Why at Kadir Has University? The PhD Program in International Relations is geared towards preparing students for a number of careers such as academics, and policy specialists in the government; media; business; and research sectors. Candidates will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a distinguished faculty with particular expertise in International Relations Theory, Turkish Foreign Policy, International Security, the EU’s external policies, International Political Economy, and regional expertise on the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and the United states. Compulsory Courses IR 612 Current Debates in International Relations Theory (3 KHAS credits) IR 613 Comparative Regional Studies (3 KHAS credits) IR 614 Evolution of Strategic Tought (3 KHAS credits) SBE 698 Graduate Seminar (0 credits) SBE 699 Thesis (0 credits) [-]

PhD/MPhil 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. [+]

PhD/MPhil 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 a verbal 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... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration

Nilai University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years January 2018 Malaysia Nilai + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration. [+]

PhDs in International Relations. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practices of those who aspire to become researchers and practitioners in business administration. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend and enhance their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of business administration. The research topics may include but are not limited to the following topics identified under 3 research clusters, namely: 1.Financial and Managerial Decision making & Control Vision: To produce ideas and suggests solutions to Financial and Managerial Decision Making and Control issues Management control and audit Financial Reporting and accountability Financial Analysis, Risk and Investment Leader:Professor Dr. Sivakumar Velayutham 2.Globalization of Economics and Business Vision: To be a respected research cluster producing research related to the impact and response of countries and business to globalization. Economic development Small and medium enterprises Multinational corporations Strategic outsourcing Leader: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jason Lee Wai Chow 3.Management Leadership and Development Vision: To provide and encourage management capacity and capability building research. Sustainable leadership Workplace attitudes and behavior Entrepreneurship and enterprising culture HRM/HDM and talent management Strategic management and organizational issue Leader: Dr. Mandy Mok Kim Man Programme Pathway Entry Requirements Master's degree in business or a related field English Entry Requirements IELTS Band 6.0 TOEFL Paper based: 550 / Internet based: 79 For other qualifications, please consult our programme... [-]

PhD in International Relations

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 - 8 years October 2018 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. [+]

The proposal should cover

clear definition and substantiation of the topic review of the literature and the current state of the art in the area of the project objectives of the project assumed methodology a list of references

Applicants for the doctoral program in the field of International Relations may choose a dissertation topic from the list of priority topics provided by the Department of International Relations (IR) and the Department of Security Studies for the given academic year (these topics are published on the IR Department’s webpage by the end of March 2018 at the latest). The applicants are strongly advised to consult potential supervisor regarding the research proposal prior its submission. The admission procedure runs in two rounds. In the first round the admission board evaluates the research proposal on the basis of its academic value and its compatibility with the priority topics offered by the Departments and sets the required threshold in points for the advance to the second round. Applicants who pass the threshold are invited for an interview. The interview is evaluated in points as well. The Dean of the Faculty sets the required threshold needed for admission. The interview aims to assess... [-]


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... [-]