PhD Degree in Political Science in Europe

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The most popular doctorate is the Doctor of Philosophy or Ph.D. Ph.D.s and other study doctorates prepare graduate student to launch new plans that add to the common knowledge base of the field. Candidates for and holders of Ph.D.s often seek professions as professors and researchers, but many also go on to different roles in the charitable, public, and private sectors.

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 all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Politics: History, Theory, Science PhD Program

LUISS Guido Carli University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate... [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Political Science in Europe 2017. The PhD program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, totally taught in English, is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate in philosophy and political theory, political, science and political history and to provide a forum in which this debate can continue and evolve in an advanced academic and internationally relevant context. The program, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary global political studies. The entire length of the program is three years. The coursework part is held in the first academic year. The second and the third years are generally devoted to the research work and can include a research fellowship period abroad (in agreement with the supervisor and with the Board of Professors). Recently, the program has been enriched by the collaboration of the International Center on Democracies and Democratizations (ICEDD) and the Italian Center for Electoral Studies - Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali (CISE). Academic year 2016-2017 For the academic year 2016-2017, eight positions are available. The application for admission must be submitted on line by March 29, 2016. In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application. You must upload all of the requested documentation, and supply correct referee details through our online application system. Once the procedure for submitting the application has been completed, the candidate will receive by email an application’s copy as a proof of the procedure accuracy and validity. [-]

PhD in Global Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

PhD in Global Studies 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 globalisation 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 globalisation 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 globalisation 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. Student support is at the heart of CISD’s activities. Research Degree students are fully supported by their primary and secondary supervisors and the Centre’s Research Tutor, currently Centre Director Dr Dan Plesch. Students are encouraged to attend and present at the Centre’s research seminars. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Dr Catriona Drew LLB (Aberdeen) PhD (London), Public International Law, international legal history (particularly self-determination of peoples), and legal theory Dr Stephen Hopgood BSc (Bristol) DPhil (Oxford), International relations theory, international politics in the twentieth century, theories of the state Dr Mark Laffey BA MA (Canterbury, NZ) PhD (Minnesota), International Theory, International Security, Historical Sociology, Foreign Policy Analysis, US Foreign Policy, North-South Relations, Culture and Ideology Professor Peter Muchlinski LLB (London) LLM (Cambridge) Barrister FRSA, The regulation of multinational enterprises, international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, foreign investment law, WTO law and practice, competition law, international commercial law and development Dr Suthaharan Nadarajah MA, PhD (London), International relations theory, international security, global governance, North-South relations, Politics of the 'War on Terror' Dr Dan Plesch BA (Nottingham) PhD (Keele), Applied International Relations: disarmament and globalisation, UN history for the future, the UN in WW2, War Crimes, weapons of mass destruction, globalisation and corporate accountability, globalisation and democracy, globalisation and energy, role of international non-governmental organizations. Dr Rahul Rao BA, LLB (India), DPhil (Oxford), International normative theory (with a focus on cosmopolitanism), Postcolonial theory, Empire, Globalisation, Social movements, International Law, Human Rights (particularly queer rights) Dr Simon Rofe BA, MA (Keele), PhD (Wales), Diploma (King's College London), US Diplomatic and Foreign Relations in the twentieth century with a specific focus on US national security and the foreign policy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt [Co-ordinator Long-Distance Programmes at the CISD] Dr Leslie Vinjamuri BA (Wesleyan) MSc (Econ) PhD (Columbia), International Relations Theory: International Organisation, Post-conflict Reconstruction and State-building, the Politics of International Criminal Justice, and Civil Liberties and Human Rights in the war on terror [-]

PhD in Development Studies

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. [+]

PhD in Development Studies

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. The course has emerged in response to the changes in recent decades that have brought Development Studies to the fore in current debates, both in the academies and in the area of economic, social and environmental policy.

Host centers

The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers, which have been classified by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) as very good or excellent, provide important support for students in this program.... [-]


MPhil/PhD Politics and International Relations

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The school offers MPhil and PhD supervision in most subject areas of politics and international relations and students are encouraged to play an active role in the school's research centres and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole. [+]

MPhil/PhD Politics and International Relations A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of a programme of supervised research and is assessed by an oral examination and final thesis. A MPhil requires research skills and training similar to a PhD yet its scope and complexity are less than that required for a doctorate. The MPhil is assessed by the submission of a thesis. The school offers MPhil and PhD supervision in most subject areas of politics and students are encouraged to play an active role in the school's research centres and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole. A weekly Research Student Colloquium runs during term-time, and serves to bring the research student community together on a regular basis. Organised by students and facilitated by the Director of Postgraduate Research, it acts as a supportive form for presenting work in progress and advancing research. We organise our research around our centres and institutes and are proud of our wide-ranging expertise to supervise PhD topics covering the three major sub-fields of comparative politics, international relations and political theory. At Nottingham, you will be allocated two academic supervisors. Facilities School facilities In addition to the IT facilities provided by the University, the school offers all full-time postgraduate research students registered with the school their own workspace in rooms designated for use by research students. Students are provided with computer, printing and photocopying facilities and are given a generous printing and photocopying allowance. Library facilities The Hallward Library stocks a large number of politics related publications and journals. Our library facilities open long hours and include areas for group work, individual and silent study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Research support Colloquium 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 to your own. Research seminars The school runs research seminars for staff and postgraduate research students. Postgraduate research students are encouraged to become members of one or more of the school's research centres. The research centres offer a full programme of workshops, reading groups, talks and conferences. Teaching experience In view of a possible future career in academia, postgraduate research students are encouraged to undertake some undergraduate teaching in their second and/or third year of postgraduate research. The University's Graduate School runs training sessions related to teaching - students who wish to teach are requested to attend a number of these during their first year of postgraduate research study. The Graduate School The Graduate School is a unique facility that focuses on postgraduate education and represent the needs of postgraduate students within the University. It provides a world class research training and development environment for postgraduates and early career researchers. The Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre is a space exclusively for postgraduate students and research staff in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. It offers networked computer stations and Wi-Fi access for laptops, a study area, a social area with comfortable seating, a quiet study zone, and kitchen facilities. Doctoral Training Centre The Nottingham Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC DTC) is one of just 21 centres to receive accreditation by the Economic and Social Research Council and supports students to undertake cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. The Centre offers advanced training opportunities to postgraduate social science researchers. Careers Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 82% of postgraduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* Career destinations for our graduates include economists, management consultants, researchers, statisticians and university lecturers. Companies and organisations our graduates have gone to work for include Channel 4, the European Union, GCHQ, Reuters and the Thailand National Police Department. * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Career prospects and employability Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service will help you to plan your career throughout your time at the University and beyond. Services available include: presentations and drop-in sessions with employers one-to-one careers guidance and CV sessions with our advisers careers events held each academic year a specialist careers adviser for research postgraduates Once you are a student with us, and even after you graduate, you will have access to our service for life. Flexible paid placements Postgraduate Placements Nottingham offers flexible paid placements with a range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. These placements are open to all postgraduates and are designed to fit in with your studies and give you the opportunity to learn transferable skills, improve your CV and enhance your employment prospects during your postgraduate studies. Duration 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time (PhD); 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (MPhil) Entry requirements Applicants typically require a masters degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline, with an average mark of 60% or above IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available [-]

Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time Part time 3 years October 2017 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 a Doctoral Degree study specialisation 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 specialisation, 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.... [-]


PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 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.... [-]


PhD in Regional and Political Geography

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Political Science in Europe 2017. The field is aimed at local, regional, macroregional, continental, and global problems of landscape sphere. The aiming is based on the study of development of the Nature - Sociogeographical interaction on different hierarchy level. Study is aimed at regions of the Czech Republic and foreign countries as well. It gives scientific and manager training focused on: regional development, development of a region and regional systems Nature - Society interaction, sustainable development travelling and recreation, causes, structure, dynamics, consequences transformation and development of traffic systems geopolitical changes, globalizing of problems, and social-economic and political development of macroregions Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017. Passing grade on the entrance examination All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study. Information on the exercise of graduates This graduate is well-prepared for creative scientific work in a team or as an individual. He/she has a broad understanding of regional and political geography in general, and of his/her specialisation (knowledge of theories and concepts, methodological approaches including GIS). The graduate is capable of comprehensively analysing and evaluating changing interactions between social and natural components of the geographical environment, and solving problems at local, regional, national and global levels (e.g. analysis of regional socio-economic, socio-cultural and political systems, settlement systems, public administration operations, European integration, globalization, international relations or tourism). He/she is active in academic research and policy-making (municipal, regional or national administration, EU institutions, etc.). [-]

PhD in Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, [+]

The study program is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University. Entrance exam: The entrance examination takes into account: • dissertation proposal • the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature • previous publications Crucial criteria in the admission of the applicant are as follows: • Dissertation project quality: the concept, along with the theoretical and methodological outcomes, is expected to be defended by the applicant during the entrance examination. • The applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature will be taken into consideration. • Another valued aspect will be the fact whether the applicant has received a written approval by a member of the IPS FSS CU academic staff at for his/her project of dissertation thesis. Each applicant can obtain up to 100 points for the entrance examination. The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points. Information on the exercise of graduates The aim of our program is to train highly qualified experts who are able to pursue basic and applied research in academic institutions and universities. They will likewise be ready to work in the Czech public sector (especially in government agencies) and to represent Czech interests in the international arena, particularly at the EU level. Embracing a wide array of methodologies and subjects in its sweeping compass, our doctoral program in Political Science provides our graduates with comprehensive professional skills both in theory and practice. [-]

Doctoral Study Programs (Ph.D.)

University of Economics Prague - Faculty of International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 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... [+]

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 branches of study:... [-]


PhD in Political Science

Palacky University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon [+]

Programme description: The programme boasts an impressive staff that includes political scientists, social and political theorists and historians. International and interdisciplinary research projects and collaborations are regularly undertaken and staff members are supported to build upon the existing expertise within the Department of Politics and European Studies (DPES) at Palacký University. The three – year PhD program in political science is profiled as a modern political science study accentuating four key pillars: highly professional theoretical preparedness; a thorough methodological and analytical preparedness; the scientific-pedagogical erudition; professional language skills. Research in politics, European Studies and international relations is organised primarily around the below research areas and teams:
 Analytical political science – team leader doc. Tomáš Lebeda, Ph.D. European studies – team leader doc. Daniel Marek, M.A., Ph.D. Czech politics and local policy – team leader doc. Pavel Šaradín, Ph.D. International relations and contemporary history – team leader prof. Jiří Lach, M.A., Ph.D. Graduate´s profile and employability: A graduate of the doctoral programme should be a highly qualified expert - the political scientist, who has an exceptionally advanced and specialized knowledge in her/his field, she/he is able to conduct independent scientific research, participate in team research tasks and pursue original scientific knowledge. After the completion of studies is able to pursue an independent scientific or scientific-pedagogical career and, where appropriate, be a head of a research team. Her/his scientific competencies include the ability to prepare professional scientific texts for publication, present their results at seminars and conferences. The graduate gains a very high quality methodological training in both the theoretical level and in practical research, taking away the ability to use advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. The graduate also acquires practice necessary for the educational activities of tertiary education in the field. She/he also commands the foreign languages necessary for research in the field. Knowledge of languages is also a means of making international contacts and activities at foreign scientific institutions. Last but not least, she/he must be able to popularize the field of study to the wider public, to apply the knowledge and skills in different environments and clearly communicate the knowledge to others. A graduate shall be elegible to work in the academic sphere at scientific and scientific-pedagogical positions. Graduates are able to fulfill the tasks of the independent scientific workers and scientific-pedagogical workers. They will also be elegible for the high positions in ministries, the diplomatic service and the EU and other international institutions. They will also be able to work as highly qualified and specialized analysts for the political parties, political consultancies, interest groups, non-governmental sector and the media. Analytical skills, soft skills and language competence then provide graduates with a strong flexibility on the labour market. App. test requirements: The candidate for doctoral studies in political science at the DPES must achieve a master's level or other equivalent education. Preferred education is in the field of political science, international relations and European studies or in another social science or humanities field of study. The applicant is obliged to submit a detailed PhD research proposal at least two weeks before the start of the admission procedure. The admissions procedure takes the form of an oral interview with a committee composed of the members of the doctoral board. Tuition fee: € 4000 per year [-]

PhD in International Relations, Politics, Conflict or Law

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

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. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Political Science in Europe 2017. PhD in International Relations, Politics, Conflict or Law Brussels is an excellent place to do doctoral research. 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. This offers an array of opportunities to attend conferences with high-level policy-makers, to consult the specialised libraries of institutions like the European Commission, or to interview diplomats. The Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) seeks to create an environment not only of academic reflection, but also one where researchers and practitioners meet and exchange views. This creates a stimulating research environment for all topics in the broad field of international studies. Degrees and practicalities The University of Kent offers the following PhD degrees at BSIS: PhD in International Relations PhD in International Conflict Analysis PhD in Comparative Politics PhD in Political and Social Thought PhD in Law All programmes can be done full-time or part-time. New PhD students enrol either in September or January. From the academic year 2011-2012 on, students register directly onto a PhD programme. Full-time PhD students can be registered for up to a maximum of four years on a doctoral programme, but are expected to submit their doctoral dissertation as soon as possible following the completion of the third year. Research Seminars At the heart of the PhD programme is the weekly research seminar (during terms). In these sessions one PhD student presents his/her research findings or latest chapter. Other PhD students and staff members give feedback. On a regular basis visiting researchers are invited to present at the research seminar. Because of the different PhD programmes and backgrounds of the academic staff, this fosters an interdisciplinary approach. What is required to obtain a PhD Candidates undertaking PhD degrees must submit for examination a dissertation which demonstrates their ability to undertake an original investigation, to test a hypothesis, and to understand the relationship of the theme under investigation to a wider field of knowledge. A PhD thesis is normally between 80,000 and 100,000 words. Candidates must successfully defend their PhD dissertation in a Viva. A thesis submitted for the award of doctorate must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding in the field of investigation. Originality is a prime requirement of a PhD thesis. This may be construed in a number of ways. It may be the application or testing of a known theory to a novel case, the utilisation of sources of information hitherto unused, the development of theory or the introduction of a new approach, or the creation of a new theoretical synthesis. The doctoral programme, as a postgraduate research programme, combines formal research training and individual supervision, with regular interaction between students and academic staff. Supervision The capability to do autonomous research, leading to an original contribution to scholarship, is key to a successful PhD. Supervisors provide guidance to PhD students in their research process. Each PhD student has two supervisors, a main supervisor and a second supervisor. Often the expertise of both supervisors is complementary and guarantees a broad spectrum of advice. Students and supervisors meet regularly. By the end of each year, a supervisory panel evaluates the progress made by a student and formulates recommendations in a more formal end-of-year review. All permanent academic staff members of the Brussels School of International Studies may act as supervisors. Occasionally academic staff from the main campus in Canterbury will act as second supervisors. Research Training Formal research training is provided through the MA course ‘Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research’ and other MA modules open to PhD students. On top of that, specialised training sessions are organised for PhD students specifically. Subjects covered range from methods, over academic publications to career planning. Students can also take online courses offered by the university’s Graduate School and may occasionally attend training sessions in Canterbury. BSIS cooperates with the University of Ghent at the level of doctoral programmes. This provides both for joint doctoral training events, exchange of researchers and the development of researcher networks in certain fields. PhD Students BSIS PhD students come from a variety of countries. Most of them have studied in different countries, taking along their own experience and approaches. This creates not only a dynamic research environment, but also a pleasant social atmosphere. Many PhD students engage in extra-curricular or social activities with MA students. Often they are invited to tutor a number of seminars for MA modules. PhD students are stimulated to present papers at international conferences and to publish. The combination of a solid research experience, an international network, publications and teaching experiences offers fresh doctors the best chances to obtain a good position in or outside the academic market. How to apply Applications to the PhD programme follow the regular procedure (see Admissions page), but also require the submission of a research proposal of around 3000 words. In this proposal the candidate presents the research topic, research question and/or hypotheses, the theoretical framework and methodology envisaged, as well as a brief bibliography. Through the research proposal candidates demonstrate their research skills, their acquaintance with the field and its most salient debates. They aim to convince the Admissions Committee of their potential to make an original contribution to scholarship and of the feasibility of their research project. The research proposal is not a blueprint for the next years of research, but serves as a starting-point. In the interaction between supervisors and students, it will inevitably undergo change. The following documents need to be submitted: Application form University transcript(s) Letters of reference Proof of English (where applicable) Personal statement PhD research proposal of 3000 words While there is no strict deadline, it is recommended to submit the application a couple of months before the date you wish to start the PhD programme (September or January). Admissions Applications will be considered by an Admissions Committee. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic and other relevant background (MA degree in relevant field), academic merit (a First Class or solid Upper Second class in the British system or equivalent), knowledge of English, the quality of their research proposal and references. The Admissions Committee will also take into account whether the topic fits within the research scope the School and whether the necessary capacity is available to guarantee optimal supervision. Fees and Funding BSIS offers a limited number of scholarships per year in the form of a tuition fee waiver. If you wish to apply for such a waiver, please add a letter to your application, explaining why you wish to be considered. Occasionally other scholarships may be announced for very specific study fields. Such announcements are always posted on our website. [-]

PhD Studies at ISE

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc... [+]

PhD Studies at ISE The Irish School of Ecumenics provides research supervision across disciplinary fields which include the ethics and theology of conflict and peace; reconciliation; human rights and ethics in international affairs; interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology; ecumenical theology; gender issues; development and globalisation; the interplay of politics and religion etc. The ISE offers a structured PhD. Students work with their supervisor(s) over a four year period and are required to take a minimum of 10ECTS in taught modules to develop their research skills over the course of their studies. Some current PhD projects include: * The Use of Video Conferencing in Peace Education * Peace Journalism and Conflict in the Horn of Africa * UNSC 1325 and Women’s Peacebuilding in Armenia and Azerbaijan * Feminist Peace Activism in the Yugoslav wars * Engaging Men to End Gender Based Violence in Kenya * Secular Humanitarian Responses to Disasters in Religious Contexts * The Theology of Henri de Lubac * The Role of Memory in Dealing with the Past: Transcending the Victim-Perpetrator Paradigm in Northern Ireland * The Relationship between Evangelicalism and Islam in the Southern United States * The Impact of Immigration on Religious Identities and Inter-Religious Dialogue in Ireland and Germany * Re-imaging Space at the Intersection of Theatre and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Beyond * Political Leadership and Conflict Transformation: Women, Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland * Shared Space and Ethnic Identity in Divided Cities: Belfast, Jerusalem, Brussels * LGBT Lives and Stories in Belfast, Gospel Narratives and Practical Theology [-]

Doctor of Diplomacy (DDipl)

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

A highlight of our doctoral studies programme is the unique DDipl (Doctor of Diplomacy) degree. It is unique because it is specially designed for working professionals and is taught at a range of venues, often with direct input from senior practitioners. The course brings together best practice in academic learning and professional expertise. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Political Science in Europe 2017. A highlight of our doctoral studies programme is the unique DDipl (Doctor of Diplomacy) degree. It is unique because it is specially designed for working professionals and is taught at a range of venues, often with direct input from senior practitioners. The course brings together best practice in academic learning and professional expertise. A unique feature of the face-to-face aspect of the course is weekend seminars allowing maximum opportunity for discussion of key issues, linked with the use of multiple study venues in London, Brussels, Moscow and Washington DC, to name just some. The DDipl consists of two parts. The taught part will last two academic years for a full-time student. In their final year, PhD candidates will complete a thesis in which they will reflect on pertinent issues of diplomacy in light of the theory and conceptual knowledge they have gained over the course of their degree as well as independent research. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second-class Honours degree or equivalent (2.1 degree or equivalent preferred) in a relevant subject with a minimum of six years professional experience in a relevant context and/or A Masters qualification in a relevant subject with a minimum of three years professional experience in a relevant context (merit degree or equivalent preferred) Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate work/life experience are encouraged to apply English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content Common to all professional doctorates is the completion of an original piece of research. The research is presented as a thesis (or as part of a thesis) which is examined by an expert in the chosen field. Usually the research project would relate to real life issues concerned with professional practice. In many cases research is carried out within the student’s own organisation. Most professional doctorates include a substantial taught or directed study element, which is formally assessed and could also be taken à la carte by those who wish to acquire specific skills. These components frequently include both the teaching of research methods, and also components related to broadening or deepening the students' understanding of the disciplines in which they are researching. They can also provide students with appropriate transferable skills to enhance their professional practice. Students take three core modules at level 11 in research methods, face-to-face-inquiry-methods and diplomatic negotiation and choose three from a list of elective modules, ranging from diplomatic history to new media and communication for diplomats. Delivery and assessment Modules will be delivered flexibly in weekend seminars. These require a significant amount of independent preparation and study. The modules are assessed through both an essay on selected case studies, as well as brief policy papers or blogs that apply concepts and theories to real-life scenarios. Modules (1) DIPPRM: Research methods (core) (40 credits, Level 11) (2) DIPPFI: Face-to-face inquiry methods (core) (40 credits, Level 11) (3) DIPPDN: Diplomatic negotiation (core) (40 credits, Level 11) and at least three elective modules (E) (40 credits each at level 12) from: DIPPDH: Diplomatic history: its role and relevance to today’s issues DIPPGP: Global problems in national or international settings DIPPIP: International political economy DIPPNM: New media and communication for diplomats Doctor of Diplomacy candidates will produce a thesis of 40,000-60,000 words (maximum) The thesis will be expected to make an original contribution to knowledge and will be judged by the convincing evidence it offers of competent and independent scholarship and research, wide and critical reading, and an ability to relate academic knowledge to professional interests. A student must submit the thesis for examination within the maximum period of study and shall undergo an oral examination on the thesis and related topics. A candidate may submit only once a revised thesis for examination. Strengths This is the first professional doctorate in diplomacy in Europe. It is taught and delivered by number of leading academics and practitioners in a range from fields, from history and politics over law to business and management. The only such programme in Europe, if not the world. Uniquely combines academic rigour with the demands of diplomacy in practice. Flexibility: modules can be taken on a bespoke basis, and timing is such that it allows students to combine the degree with a busy international career. Direct involvement of senior diplomats and businessmen. Career opportunities Successful completion of the course leads to careers in: diplomacy international organisations international non-governmental organisations international business finance commerce and industry [-]

Ph.D. Programme in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Pisa

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. [+]

In addition to the fellowships provided for in the call for admission, BV TECH S.p.A. funds a three-year fellowship within the framework of the Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability – research area: International Law, Agricultural Law. The candidate shall focus his/her research project on the topic of “National Security, Defense and Cyber Warfare: Critical Infrastructures Protection from Cyber Threats in Italy and Its wide Strategic and Political Implications in the International Arena.” The research should address the theme of the cyberspace as fifth dimension of conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with particular focus on the Italian national defense and security strategies. By taking in due account the initiatives promoted by other members of the International Community in the field of cyber-security, the research should examine the strategic implications generated by the policies and measures adopted by Italy in order to prevent, protect and respond to cyber attacks against national critical infrastructure. The study should also investigate the role played, or that might be played, by the private sector to countering cyber threats. The research should result in the definition of a set of recommendations aimed at designing and building an integrated and coherent Italian national cyber defence and security model. Course Description The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. The Programme consists in the following curricula (Research Areas): International Law, Agricultural Law International, European, and Sub-national Political Economy Political Philosophy, Political Science (International Relations) Within the framework of the Ph.D. programme mandatory attendance of lectures, research activities, possibilities for summer schools and periods abroad "coexist" in a harmonized and balanced way. Furthermore, through the established inter-library loan service initiative, students, once they have their supervisoràs signature, can order all the articles and books they need for their research--in case they are not available at the university"s library. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna provides three scholarships for non-EU citizens and four scholarships for Italian and EU ones. Additionally, students have all the meals for free at the university's canteen. Non-EU candidates may submit applications in Italian or English. In case their mother tongue is not English they have to provide certain language certificates, but a language waiver might be considered in case they completed a substantial part of their study in English. The prospective students should have at least a MSc Degree or equivalent title. The research proposal, which is part of the application package is very important. The selected topic should fall within the four general areas that were mentioned above. The structure of the proposal is comprised of: title of research, why it is important to undertake this research, short overview of the state of art of this issue, scientific premises, research objectives, methodologies that shall be used, brief timetable of activities that shall be undertaken during this three-year course of study and bibliography. There are no page limits, but in general the research proposals are made of around 3.000 words. Last, in case you are not Italian, here is our friendly advice "once you receive the admission letter start studying Italian intensively. Although your research activities shall be in English, there will be many classes and trainings in Italian. [-]

PhD in Political Science and International Relations

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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”. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Political Science in Europe 2017. Political Science and International Relations PhD Program, which will have its first students for the Academic Year 2015-16, aims atproviding 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”. The PhD program is designed to provide the students with the necessary theoretical and conceptual knowledge and capability in the first four academic semesters and later to enable the successful Phd candidates to write and to defend their dissertations in diverse fields of the program and under the supervision of expert faculty staff. Courses PSIR 605 Comparative Politics PSIR 601 Research Methods PSIR 603 Political Theory PSIR 602 Current Issues in International Relations PSIR 604 Turkish Politics PSIR 697 Individual Study PSIR 699 Ph.D Thesis Elective Courses PSIR 631 International Relations Theories PSIR 632 International Security PSIR 633 Ethics and International Relations PSIR 634 International Political Economy PSIR 635 Foreign Policy Analysis PSIR 636 Foreign Policy Literature in Turkey PSIR 637 New Approaches and Concepts in International Relations PSIR 638 Energy Geopolitics and Policies PSIR 641 Social Movements PSIR 642 Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior PSIR 643 Nationalism and Citizenship PSIR 644 State PSIR 645 Regional Studies PSIR 646 New Approaches and Concepts in Comparative Politics PSIR 651 Current Issues in Turkish Politics PSIR 652 Turkish Political Thought PSIR 653 Political Economy of Turkey PSIR 661 Governance in the EU PSIR 662 Political Economy of European Integration PSIR 663 Foreign Relations of the EU PSIR 664 Theories of European Integration PSIR 665 From National to the Supranational Governance in the EU PSIR 666 The Legitimacy of EU Governance PSIR 667 New Perspectives and Concepts in European Studies PSIR 668 European Diplomatic and Military History PSIR 671 Controversies in Political Philosophy: Freedom, Citizenship and Democracy PSIR 672 Modernity and Its Critics PSIR 673 Critical Theory from Kant to Habermas PSIR 674 Liberalism and Its Critics PSIR 675 Political Thought and Literature Application Requirements for International Students Who can apply? Foreign nationals Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203) Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterwards/dual citizens in the same status Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013. Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate. Who cannot apply? Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Dual citizens who has a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) Dual citizens who has a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate) Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey. [-]