PhD Program in International Relations and European Studies. University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy (PhD)

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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
EUR 6000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, October

International course fees
EUR 6000 per year

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About PhD Program in International Relations and European Studies. University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy at Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The PhD Program in International Relations and European Studies is a three-year program offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

Overview
The PhD Program in International Relations and European Studies is a three-year program offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

The Doctoral Program in International Relations (hereafter IR) aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. Holders of a Ph.D. in IR will be able to conceptualize, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding in the field of International Relations. Furthermore, holders of a Ph.D. in IR will have the qualities needed for employment that requires the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist topics of IR, and innovation in tackling and solving conceptual and practical problems in world politics.
The Doctoral Program in IR is designed in accord with the Framework for Qualifications for Higher Education Area (Barcelona Process) and the European Qualifications Framework (level 8 of EQF), as well as in accord with established standards and practices in European and American Universities that award the title of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations (hereafter a Ph.D. in IR).

According to international standards and practices, on successful completion, doctorate students in International Relations, who study in Universities where the English language is the language of instruction, are awarded the title ‘Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations. The Doctoral Program in IR will socialize students into the world of academia and to guide them so that they will be well-acquainted with the criteria they are expected to meet for their academic work internationally. Those who complete the Program will be able to engage in academic research independently at the highest level. Ph.D. graduates will also be able to pursue analysis of issues of their expertise at important public and private institutions.


The Program prepares and guides students to generate new knowledge of the highest academic caliber. Graduates may pursue careers as academics and scholars at colleges, universities, research centers and think-tanks and other important institutions in both the public and private sectors. The Program may also be very useful to those who aspire to pursue careers in other fields that require major knowledge of topics in international relations, such as government and international organizations.

The PhD program guarantees to provide students with expertise in the field of cultural diplomacy, a new and attractive field of studies, which is currently offered as an academic field only through the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. This particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society, provides students with expertise in three distinct academic fields, thus with an academic and practical advantage in the European and Global Arena.


In addition to required coursework, the program includes educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.

Program Curriculum

The program consists of 180 ECTS Credits in total and has duration of six semesters.


The program follows the conventional university structure of a three academic years’ program divided into six semesters. Students are offered elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, professional development experience and the final thesis. The first 2 semesters will take place in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) in Berlin. The first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two elective courses. The second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses. In the second and third academic years students will continue with their Individual research under the supervision of their Doctoral Supervisor.

Further information about the Program’s structure and curriculum is found under: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_nicosia_phd-in-international-relations-and-european-studies_three-year-program

Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the fall and winter semesters’ start each year.

Next Program Start:
Fall Semester 2015: October 1st, 2015
Winter Semester 2016: February 8th, 2016
Fall Semester 2016: October 3rd, 2016.

Application deadline
Fall Semester: August 31st, 2015
Winter Semester 2016: September 1st, 2015
Fall Semester 2016: June 30th, 2016.

For additional information on the Admission Process and the supporting documents required, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_application-procedure

 

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Financials

The tuition cost is 18,000 Euros for the full program (6,000 Euros/Academic Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expenses.

Entry requirements

Individuals studying for a PhD Program in International Relations and European Studies will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include young people who combine academic background with strong academic achievement.

We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment.
All courses are taught in English, thus an Evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants who don’t have English as mother tongue. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well.

Further information about application is found under: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?university-of-nicosia

Once submitting the online application form, we will then refer to you with an e-mail, indicating your application reference code and will outlining all the next steps, including the supporting documents required for the application.
Applications are being processed on a regular base, as enrolment to the program is possible towards fall, and winter start, each year.

 

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