The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.
A Political Science PhD will let you specialize mainly in American Politics, European Politics, Asian Politics, African and Middle Eastern Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Methodology, and Political Philosophy.
Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.
View all Doctoral Programs in Political Science in Asia 2017
The PhD in Public Policy program provides rigorous training in public policy research to academically outstanding students aspiring to pursue a career in policy research and teaching. [+]
The PhD in Social Science prepares students who wish to pursue a career in academia, policy research or consultancy related to the affairs of society, polity, or economy, broadly conceived. As with MPhil students, PhD students are assigned a thesis advisor and provided with a postgraduate studentship that carries with it the responsibilities of teaching/research assistance. [+]
Internationally-experienced faculty members have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Science Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, public policy and environmental studies. [+]
Host to hundreds of international organisations, of which the European Union and NATO are the most prominent, PhD students do research literally around the corner of important places of decision-making. [+]
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.... [-]
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”. [+]
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.... [-]