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13 PhD Programs in International Relations

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 combi… Read more

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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Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Geneva , Switzerland

The Doctor of International Relations (DIR) Programme is the highest degree offered by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and brings together academic excellence through meticulou ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Kadir Has University
Istanbul , Turkey

The Ph.D. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students ... +

The Ph.D. 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 substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu , USA

The Doctor of International Relations (D.Sc) goal is to provide students with a strong foundation in theory and practice of international relations necessary to conduct ground ... +

The Doctor of International Relations (D.Sc) goal is to provide students with a strong foundation in theory and practice of international relations necessary to conduct ground breaking research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 

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Corvinus University of Budapest
Budapest , Hungary

International Relations Multidisciplinary Doctoral School.

International Relations Multidisciplinary Doctoral School. -
PhD
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Ungarian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
EUCLID (Euclid University)
Washington , USA +1 More

The only online Ph.D. program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents.

The only online Ph.D. program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Online
 
Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Prague 6 , Czech Republic

Graduates of our doctoral program in International relations are well-equipped to find work as highly qualified experts in academia (i.e. in research), analytical departments ... +

Graduates of our doctoral program in International relations are well-equipped to find work as highly qualified experts in academia (i.e. in research), analytical departments and universities. Their qualifications enable them to apply their skills in leadership positions in government agencies, the administrative apparatus of international organizations, international NGOs and a whole spectrum of private-sector institutions. The knowledge and skills our graduates acquire in the analysis of international politics, international economic relations, European integration, and international law are underpinned by a conversance with relevant theoretical concepts and methodologies. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London , United Kingdom +1 More

This programme provides a theoretical basis and practical analysis of international business. A research thesis should address the global environment in which the business ope ... +

This programme provides a theoretical basis and practical analysis of international business. A research thesis should address the global environment in which the business operates, as well as the process of business preparation and market entry, strategy and operations. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Prague , Czech Republic

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 de ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 8 years
English, Czech
Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Business and Economics
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus , Cyprus +1 More

The Ph.D. Program develops candidates’ skills in international political analysis and prepares them for an academic career through a focus on research skills and professional ... +

The Ph.D. Program develops candidates’ skills in international political analysis and prepares them for an academic career through a focus on research skills and professional socialization into the International Relations (IR) discipline. -
PhD
Full-time
2 - 5 years
English
Campus
 
Tamkang University
Taipei , Taiwan +1 More

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

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. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Metropolitan University Prague
Prague , Czech Republic

Three-year Doctoral Degree study programme in International Relations and European Studies conducted at Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) in cooperation with the Institute ... +

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 -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Izmir University of Economics
Izmir , Turkey

The program offers the PhD candidates the main courses of Current Issues in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Turkish Political Life, Political Theory and Researc ... +

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”. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London , United Kingdom +1 More

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in the relationships that govern international governance institutions. It deals with socio-economic and politi ... +

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in the relationships that govern international governance institutions. It deals with socio-economic and political, legal, historical and context-sensitive factors, which are key elements in any international environment. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 

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