Filter
PhD

Compare 6 PhD Programs in Politics

Available in a wide variety of fields and subjects, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the peak of achievement in the academic world. It showcases the extensive research on a particular topic, complete with a dissertation that offers some contribution to the field and may open doors for a career in certain fields.

What is a PhD in Politics? This degree offers higher education that can equip students with advanced knowledge regarding international law, political methods, and ideologies, and political philosophy. Program participants usually learn about the basics of international relations and the political landscape of the globe. Students may choose to focus their research on a wide range of topics, including political theory and international relations, or even going deeper and specializing in Asian and Pacific relations.

With a PhD in Politics, individuals are given an opportunity to conduct fieldwork in their region of study, which can lead to lasting connections for their future career. There are also opportunities to gain teaching experience while studying, along with research and presentation skills.

Depending on the institution, the cost of a PhD in Politics varies and typically takes three years to finish. Students should always research the school and program of their choice to ensure it is right for them.

With a PhD in Politics, an individual has many career options before him or her. This type of degree is perfectly set up to teach at the university level, and with the teaching experience during the program individuals will already have experience. Other options include working in foreign diplomatic offices around the world, as a human rights advocate, or as a public relations specialist. This degree opens doors in both the political arena as well as the legal arena, providing more options for those interested in international law or governmental laws.

There are many options available for students wishing to obtain a PhD in Politics. Online programs are a convenient option for many people, but there are also institutions around the world to choose from. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

Read More Read Less
Other options within this field of study:

6 Results in Politics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights, and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject an ... [+]

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 the fifth dimension of the conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with a 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 defense and security model.... [-]

Italy Pisa
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful researc ... [+]

A thesis on a theme in Political Science or International Relations, as a unique contribution which also demonstrates the ability to do independent and meaningful research, is required. An article ready for publication has to be submitted along with the thesis.

Admission requirements

To gain entrance into this programme a student needs a good pass mark at Master’s level.

Contact details

Name: Prof Deon Geldenhuys Tel: 011 559 2894 / Email: deong@uj.ac.za

[-]
South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
LUISS PhD programs

The Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, in collaboration with the Center for Ethics and Global Politics (CEGP), since 2004, is aimed to offer an interdis ... [+]

The Ph.D. Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science, 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 faculty includes both Italian and international professors. The program has enrolled more 30 students in the last three years, with more than fifty percent of foreign students. 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).

Areas of study philosophy and political theory (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, ethics of international relations and human rights theories) political science, with particular reference to democracy and democratization, electoral studies, globalization, international relations and international political economy epistemology, methodology of research, quantitative methods history of politics, international relations, institutions, political ideas of the XIX and XX centuries ... [-]
Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study. ... [+]

Overview

Offering supervision in most subject areas, the School of Politics and International Relations is a thriving and dynamic center for PhD study.

A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.

We encourage our students to play an active role in the school's research centers and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole.

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.

Politics and international relations research areas include:... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies

We seek high-quality doctoral candidates of proven academic excellence and welcome PhD projects in areas in which the Institute can provide expert supervision in Media an ... [+]

The UCD Clinton Institute invites applications for its PhD programme. We seek high-quality doctoral candidates of proven academic excellence and welcome PhD projects in areas in which the Institute can provide expert supervision:

Media and Conflict American Studies US-Irish Relations US Foreign Policy Cyber Security – This is a new strand of research and supervision investigating the impact of advancements in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on US national security, particularly, in the areas of homeland security, defence and foreign policy. The more computerized our lives get, the greater the need will be to understand not only the technical but also the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of cyber interactions. ... [-]
Ireland Dublin
May 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
Campus