International PhD Programs

PhD Programs Overview:

The aim of international PhD programs is to facilitate preparation of a new generation of scholars in the social sciences able to carry research based teaching through all cycles of University education, generate new knowledge production and become members of international academic networks advancing scholarship in areas of their specialization.

The teaching curriculum in both programs, IR and Gender Studies, has three major objectives: to support and enrich students' doctoral research; to deepen students' knowledge of the discipline; to strengthen students' skills as academic practitioners. The curriculum has three streams: substantive, methodological, and preparation for academic practice.

International PhD program in International Relations

The teaching curriculum in IR has three major objectives: to support and enrich students' doctoral research; to deepen students' knowledge of the discipline; to strengthen students' skills as academic practitioners.
The curriculum has three streams: substantive, methodological, and preparation for academic practice. 
It presumes that students will have received substantial methodological training in the first and second degree cycles. A completed MA in international relations is normally a prerequisite for admission to the doctorate.

International PhD program in Gender Studies

The aim of the PhD program is to provide students with training in research tools essential to scholarship in the field and to supervise their thesis projects through to completion. Professor Joanna Regulska, Professor of Women's Studies and Geography Dean of International Programs, SAS Rutgers University (AFP IS in Gender Studies since 2005) is involved in international PhD program in Gender Studies as visiting professor. In addition to the visiting professorship, the PhD program will involve students' training abroad and co-supervision by scholars at other institutions. CSS collaborates with CEU Gender Studies Department and, since 2006, is participating in the HESP-supported program Developing Gender Studies Programs. CEU Faculty Mobility Grants can be used for arranging CEU faculty members' visits to provide prospective PhD students with instruction and thesis supervision. Other courses Gender Studies curriculum will be delivered by local Faculty members of Gender Studies MSocSc program.