Doctorate Degrees in International Relations

Compare 15 PhD Programs 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

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 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. [+]

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 rigor while seeking to achieve the following specific objectives:

to offer an advanced studies program 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. ... [-]

PhD in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

The Doctoral Programme 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. [+]

Duration (years): 3 Qualification Awarded: Doctoral Programme in European Studies and International Relations (Ph.D., 3 years) Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full time / Part-time Minimum ECTS Credits: 180 Profile of the Programme

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The Doctoral Programme 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.... [-]


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 2018 USA Medford + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 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. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 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 Ph.D. 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.... [-]


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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”. [+]

Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims at providing 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”.... [-]


Doctoral Program of International Affairs and Strategic Studies

Tamkang University
Campus Full time September 2018 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 interested in 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 the 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.... [-]


PhD in International Relations

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

This Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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.

Ph.D. with a specialization in International Relations

The Ph.D. 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 coursework 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 another faculty; they have the opportunity to work on multiple projects and present their research at major international meetings.... [-]


PhD in International Relations

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Social Sciences and International Relations
Campus Full time September 2018 Hungary Budapest

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 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.... [-]


PhD in International Relations

Kadir Has University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

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 the substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field. [+]

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 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 Ph.D. 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.... [-]


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. [+]

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 judgments 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.... [-]


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... [-]


PhD Politics and International Relations

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study. [+]

Research overview

Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

We encourage our students to play an active role in the school's research centers and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole.

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.

Politics and international relations research areas include:... [-]


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 the USA. Students have devel­oped and are carrying out research in areas as diverse as traditional and new security issues, diplomacy, political economy, human rights, geopolitics 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.... [-]


Doctoral Study Programs (Ph.D.)

University of Economics Prague -Faculty of International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 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... [+]

PhDs in International Relations. 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 fields of study: 1. International Economic Relations This study programme enables the further professional education of university graduated professionals by acquiring of scientific qualification in the sphere of international economic relations. The study extends the knowledge of this broad and dynamically developing branch and develops skills in applying scientific methods in research in this sphere. It educates experts for independent creative work and conceptual approach to solving problems of international economic relations and to applying newly gained knowledge in practice. 2. Commercial and International Economic LawThis branch of doctoral study gives extended knowledge in law disciplines closely related to the issues of international and national business relations. Therefore the key subjects of this branch are Business law, Law of business companies,... [-]

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2018 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 doctoral Degree study specialization 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 specialization, 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.... [-]