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.
Political Science PhD students are advancing political science as a discipline. They explore the empirical phenomena that give birth to new scholarly insights—insights that change for the better the way governments and societies function.
In Brazil, there are three types of degree: Bachelors - takes between four to six years to complete and students can work as teachers after finishing four years of research. Masters - takes one to two years to achieve; Doctoral/PhD - the highest degree you can study and takes three to four years to achieve. These three degrees loosely correspond to the three cycles of the Bologna Process - the European system of higher education. This means that if you have achieved an undergraduate degree at a European university, you should be qualified to achieve a Masters in Brazil.
Top Doctoral Programs in Political Science in Brazil 2017
The ISPED maintained by AELA - Educational Latin American Association and the National University of Córdoba offer Law professionals a totally unique and different course for those seeking training in a doctorate. This is the Stricto Sensu Program Doctorate in Law and Social Sciences, dynamic, full and recognized worldwide. [+]