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A Doctor of Philosophy is a high-level degree available to scholars who already have bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Average students take three years to complete this program, which usually culminates their academic journey.

What is a PhD in International Studies? International studies can cover a wide range of subjects, including international political economy, international relations and comparative politics. The exact focus of the education may be chosen by the students or the school. Each university can have unique curriculum that incorporates lectures, dissertations, discussions and workshops into the courses. Even the required courses can be different from school to school. Some examples of courses scholars may have to take during this program include international politics, economics throughout history and ethnic conflict.

A PhD in International Studies is beneficial because it helps students improve their research skills, cultural understanding and communication abilities. With these honed skill sets, participants may be ready for a leadership role or a higher starting salary, as well as becoming more informed global citizens.

The cost of a doctorate degree can vary greatly from school to school. Often, location, program duration and topic of study affect tuition.

A PhD in international Studies often leads to a career in academia, but can also lead to jobs in government, nonprofit organizations or international corporations. The exact careers available will depend on the job market and the academic and work experiences of scholars. Some graduates go on to become international trade researchers, cultural specialists, international program directors, professors, researchers, journalists, policymakers, global sales communications officers, humanitarians and international project coordinators.

Are you ready to apply to a PhD program? You may be able to find the program you want at universities around the world. Some even offer online courses for convenient learning. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in International Studies

SOAS University of London

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 des ... [+]

PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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 well-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. Guidelines for Research Proposals can be found here.... [-]

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SOAS University of London

The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research ... [+]

PhD in Global Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research interests of Centre members and the Centre’s research programmes. The specific focus of this research programme is twofold: thematically, the programme addresses the analysis of contemporary globalization processes and of the political, economic, social and cultural relationships and structures that define and shape these processes. Rather than, for example, the study of inter-state or inter-nation relations and agreements that is the traditional domain of International Studies, the core focus of this programme is on the study of the nature and evolution of contemporary globalization itself and on globally shared issues, from a theoretical as well as a policy perspective. Methodologically, the programme promotes the multi-disciplinary analysis of contemporary globalization processes. Research topics and projects will analyse the role of, and interchanges between, people, institutions, organisations and states in shaping globalisation dynamics through the prism of (at least) two of the following academic disciplines: International Studies and Politics, Law, Economics, Management Studies, Development Studies, History, Media and Communication Studies.... [-]

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European College for Liberal Studies

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Global Studies (60 credits) ... [+]

Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of communication and liberal arts. The college’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, communication and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.... [-]

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University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Josef Korbel School Ph.D. program combines broad and rigorous training in conventional fields - international politics, comparative politics, international political ... [+]

The Josef Korbel School Ph.D. 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.... [-]

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