PhD Program in the Department of International Relations and European Studies


Be a PhD in International Relations and EU Studies

PHD program gives you the opportunity to think deeper about political issues

In a post-truth era, societies everywhere depend on protecting democracy through meaningful bonding of political authority and policy relevant academic research. Governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as political parties, voters, and especially the youth, are increasingly asking questions that only well-trained social scientists can address: what is true, who can be trusted, and what should be done?


If you decide to pursue a PhD at the Department of International Relations and European Studies

  • You will be introduced to modern research methods

  • You will work in close collaboration with your senior colleagues

  • Your intellectual safety will always be challenged

  • Your intellectual growth will always be our goal

  • You will learn how to help others learn

  • You will develop a life-long professional network

  • Program

    IRES offers a 3-year (3+2+3) and 180 ECTS, full time program that develops academicians capable of conducting rigorous policies relevant to social science research and delivering their findings to various audiences.

    Through a combination of an in-depth immersion into key social science scholarship, writing and teaching, the curriculum aims to equip its graduates with marketable intellectual skills necessary for success in academia, public advocacy and government.

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    Develop original ideas and become a driver of social change!

    The program emphasizes on:


    We love to make connections
    and asking questions is always encouraged

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    Download the 2019 PhD Prospectus