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15 Apr 2024

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PhD Program
School of International Studies, University of Trento – Italy

PhD in International Studies

15 Apr 2024

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Position Description

The PhD Programme, entirely in English, is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach; it includes structured coursework (mainly first year) as well as periods for individual research abroad.
The programme provides students with an excellent understanding of complex international processes in a rapidly changing world. It increases opportunities for employment as advanced researchers in academia and international research centers, governmental and non-governmental organizations at European and international levels, as well as private companies operating globally.

In the first year, Ph.D. students take a range of classes and participate in a series of seminars which provide them with the theoretical and empirical building blocks, necessary to understand international processes. Already the second semester is dedicated primarily to preparing a thesis proposition and its presentation in order to design the individual research project from the beginning. In the remaining semesters Ph.D. students concentrate on their individual research and writing of the thesis, combining research periods abroad, participation in research seminars, and discussion of their advancements.

The main requirements are:
• a high level of English language competency (at least C1);
• an outstanding CV;
• a proposal to do original research in the field of international studies.
Applications are invited from candidates from all nationalities.
Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in one of the core disciplines of International Studies (mainly, but not limited to, Law, Economics, Political Science and Sociology, Humanities, History and Philosophy).
Candidates who expect to be awarded their Master’s degrees by 29 July 2016 may also apply.

The deadline for applications is 10 May 2016, 16:00 Italian time

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Position Category: Other. Position Type: PhD Program. Position Tags: phd programme and international studies. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.