The PhD Programme in International Studies has the mission of training doctoral students to be capable of competing internationally for prestigious positions in academia and international organizations. 
The PhD educational objectives include:

  • understanding the theoretical approaches upon which the disciplines at the core of International Studies (Economics, Law and Political Science) are founded;
  • the ability to apply analytical and empirical research methods in the key disciplines;
  • familiarity with the necessary tools for submitting research projects to scientific commissions (including non-university commissions), for presenting research results in public and for submitting articles and reviews to national and international scientific journals.

As a result, the development of an interdisciplinary education lies at the heart of the PhD programme. Comprehension of the theoretical approaches and knowledge of empirical methods are tightly integrated into the course and theoretical propositions are verified empirically in order to encourage the student to develop a capacity for critical thought on changes in the international system. The programme includes compulsory courses in the first year, written and oral tests.
Scientific areas:
International Economic Policy, European Policy, Economic and Monetary Integration, International Law, International and EU Labour Law, International Trade and Economic Development, European Union Law, Comparative studies of Law, International Criminal Law, Transnational Crime, European Union Public Policy, Comparative Public Policy, Multilevel Governance, Peace-building and Conflict Resolution.
The programme lasts for three years and is open to citizens of any country who have achieved a qualification in disciplines related to international studies.