The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
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.
Belgium offers a market oriented higher-level education that is based on skills and innovation. The country's higher education institutions offer an interactive at the same time research oriented university education before joining the job market.
Top Doctoral Programs in Political Science in Belgium 2017
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. [+]