INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/POLITICAL SCIENCE

PhD in International Relations/Political Science

The PhD programme in International Relations/Political Science is designed to prepare students for a career in international relations involving close contact with research. The programme gives students the range of skills needed to produce their doctoral thesis and to carry out and understand in-depth research after their studies. Courses cover political economy, multilateral governance, applied game theory, security policy, environmental regulation, conflict and cooperation, gender politics, political violence, sovereignty, intervention and humanitarianism, qualitative methods, statistics and other topics.

 

General Curriculum Outline

6 compulsory courses (including 1 to be chosen) 6x6=36 ECTS
Preliminary thesis dissertation 30 ECTS
TOTAL 66 ECTS
Option to designate a minor (18 ECTS in another discipline) 3x6=18 ECTS

 

INCOMING STUDENTS

Semesters 1-2
(30 ECTS):

6 compulsory courses
(6X6=36 ECTS)

Autumn 2017

 

Spring 2018

 

1 compulsory course to be chosen from the following
(1x6=6 ECTS)

Autumn 2017

 

Spring 2018

 

Elective courses in the discipline of specialisation
(courses to be taken in addition to the 24 necessary credits)

Autumn 2017


 

Spring 2018

 

STUDENTS WHO HAVE OBTAINED ALL COURSE CREDITS

Semester 3
(30 ECTS):

Preliminary thesis dissertation

Before the end of Semester 8:

Thesis manuscript

Official Submission

Defence

For PhD deadlines, please see the Academic Regulations and Implementation Guidelines available on the Student Portal. The International Relations/Political Science Department organises events outside of the curriculum in which students should participate (e.g. doctoral retreat, conferences). For more information, please see the department’s website.