Doctorate Degrees in International Relations

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

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

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

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PhD in International Relations

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 - 8 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

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

PhDs in International Relations. 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 2017 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 objectives of the research project theoretical and methodological framework of the proposed project feasibility of the research plan, its limits Criteria for final assessment: The applicant may receive up to 40 points in each round. In the second round 10 points are reserved for eventual bonus for publications... [-]

PhD in International Relations and European Studies

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

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

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctoral Programme in European Studies and International Relations (PhD,3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full time / Part time Minimum Credits: 90 Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme: General: The Doctoral Program in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. Holders of a Ph.D. in IR will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding in the field of International Relations. Furthermore, holders of a Ph.D. in IR will have the qualities needed for employment that requires the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist topics of IR, and innovation in tackling and solving conceptual and practical problems in world politics. The Doctoral Program in IR is designed in accord with the Framework for Qualifications for Higher Education Area (Barcelona Process) and the European Qualifications Framework (level 8 of EQF), as well as in accord with established standards and practices in European and American Universities that award the title of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations (hereafter a Ph.D. in IR).1 1 According to international standards and practices, on successful completion, doctorate students in International Relations, who study in Universities where the English language is the language of instruction, are awarded the title... [-]

PhD in International Relations

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

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

PhDs in International Relations. PhD in International Relations The aim of the program is to offer postgraduate studies in the multidisciplinary field of International Studies. Since International Studies consists of many academic fields, in the structure of the program such sciences as International Law, International Economics, Theory of International Relations, History of International relations, Regional Studies can be found. The lectures of the Doctoral School are mainly organized by the Department of World Economy (Faculty of Economics) and the Institute for International Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences). The doctoral program covers two major areas: education and research. The first two years of the course constitutes the educational period. Research starts parallel with the educational program, and makes up the final year of the program. The first year of studies include core subjects on methodology and theory, some attended by students of both subprograms, while others are course-specific. The students have to submit a research proposal at the end of their first year. Based on their proposal a supervisor is appointed by the Council of the Doctoral School. During the second academic year subprogram-specific lessons and alternative subjects are studied. Also, the preparation for writing the thesis starts during research seminars. At the same time research forums are held in order to enable discussions and a better understanding of the results of research done before. Language of the program: English – Hungarian Discipline of science: Social Sciences Branch of science: economics, political science Subprograms: World Economics Head of the World Economics... [-]

PhD in International Relations

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

This PhD in International Relations is designed to prepare students for a career in international relations involving close contact with research. The programme gives students the range of skills needed to produce their doctoral thesis ... [+]

This PhD in International Relations is designed to prepare students for a career in international relations involving close contact with research. The programme gives students the range of skills needed to produce their doctoral thesis and to carry out and understand in-depth research after their studies.

 

 

PhD with a specialisation in International Relations

 

The PhD is designed to prepare students for a career in international relations involving close contact with research, whether as a producer or consumer.  Students admitted to the program must have a solid master's level grounding in international relations and, if possible, in political science more generally.  The first year of the program is divided between advanced course work in qualitative and quantitative methodology, as well as in substantive subfields.  This work, as well as a specialized doctoral seminar, participation in colloquia and doctoral retreats, and semi-tutorial work with an adviser, gives students the range of skills needed to come up with a dissertation prospectus and then research and write it over the next few years.  Students work closely with advisers and other faculty; they have the opportunity to work on multiple projects and present their research at major international meetings.... [-]


Doctoral Program of International Affairs and Strategic Studies

Tamkang University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taipei Yilan City

Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, regional affairs, and strategy. [+]

Founded in 1983, the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies (GIIASS) focuses on research in international politics, international security, regional affairs, and strategy. At present, we provide both Ph.D. and master programs for domestic and foreign students who are interestedin international affairs or strategic studies. 

Requirements for a degree in Ph.D. in Political Science - International Affairs and Strategic Studies

Successful completion of 32 credits of courses, including 9 credits of required courses and 23 credits of elective courses. Students have to pass qualifying examination and publish at least one research paper in any journal listed in TSSCI or SSCI Index. Students are also required to submit a written doctoral dissertation completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an Oral Examination.... [-]


D.Phil. in International Relations

UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland
Campus or Online Full time Part time 36 - 60 months February 2018 Switzerland Zug Zurich + 2 more

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

Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations

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


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

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

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

PhDs in International Relations. Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims atproviding the PhD candidates with a comprehensive scientific capability enabling them to theoretically, analytically and critically assess the political and social transformations that take place in the global system, Turkey’s domestic and foreign politics as well as the political issues and developments in the region surrounding Turkey. The program offers the PhD candidates the main courses of Current Issues in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Turkish Political Life, Political Theory and Research Methods as well as a wide variety of 30 elective courses under five different “fields of specialization”: “International Relations”, “Comparative Politics”, “Turkish Politics”, “European Politics” and “Political Theory”. The PhD program is designed to provide the students with the necessary theoretical and conceptual knowledge and capability in the first four academic semesters and later to enable the successful Phd candidates to write and to defend their dissertations in diverse fields of the program and under the supervision of expert faculty staff. Courses PSIR 605 Comparative Politics PSIR 601 Research Methods PSIR 603 Political Theory PSIR 602 Current Issues in International Relations PSIR 604 Turkish Politics PSIR 697 Individual Study PSIR 699 Ph.D Thesis Elective Courses PSIR 631 International Relations Theories PSIR 632 International Security PSIR 633 Ethics and International Relations PSIR 634 International Political Economy PSIR 635 Foreign Policy Analysis PSIR 636 Foreign Policy Literature in Turkey PSIR 637 New Approaches and Concepts in International Relations... [-]

PhD in Political Science

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

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

Our doctoral plan is designed to provide you with: Preparation for a career in higher education Tools for effective research Knowledge and skills to work effectively in private and public service Requirements For this plan, you must complete the following 78-81 units: 63 units of course work approved by your plan adviser At least 15-18 units of dissertation credits To accommodate individual plans of study, you may be required to: Take an additional 18-39 units to meet language or research requirements Take the profession development seminar Allow for reading of comprehensive exams and dissertation research as specified by your adviser You must choose between three emphases: Comparative politics and international relations Public Policy Public Administration In addition to the requirements for your particular emphasis, you must: Perform satisfactorily on comprehensive written and oral exams Satisfy a "research tool" requirement in one of two ways: Demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university course work Obtain a grade of "B" or better in POS 601 and complete 6 additional units of research methods Fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residency requirements Pass the oral exam on your dissertation defense Emphasis in American Politics and Public Administration To complete this emphasis, you must take: 18 units in political science core courses 12 units of additional coursework in American politics and public administration 18-21 units of coursework in one of our other emphases 12-15 units of coursework in a cognate supporting American politics and public administration that... [-]

PhD in Maritime Affairs

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

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

PhD in Maritime Affairs

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


Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies

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

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

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

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


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

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

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

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 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 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) [-]

Doctoral Study Programs (Ph.D.)

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

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

Doctoral Study Programs (Ph.D.)

 

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


Doctor of International Relations

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 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. ... [-]