PhD in Political Science and International Relations: Security and Defense


Secretariat M.A. and Ph.D.

Susana Pedro, BA

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Applications Fall Semester 2021/2022:

1st phase - 26 April to 2 July

Written Exam – 16 June
Interview – 18 June

Written Exam - 7 July
Interview– 9 July

Enrollment– 18 to 30 July

2nd phase - 5 July to 31 August

Written Exam – 2 September
Interview – 6 September

Enrrolment –  7 to 10 September


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Timetable: Mondays to Thrusdays and Fridays between 6.30pm and 10pm

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Program Description

The PhD in Political Science and International Relations aims to deepen fundamental knowledge and capacity for scientific research in the area of ​​Political Science and International Relations.

In this way, the Institute of Political Studies makes it possible for all those who opt for an adequate technical and scientific training to open up to two possible routes:

  • On the one hand the competent and creative exercise from a professional point of view, within a framework that responds the demands of today's world: political career at national or regional level - advisers, advisors, etc. - diplomatic career, communication in politics, international relations at the corporate level, careers in the area of ​​security and defense, international organizations, etc.;
  • On the other hand, a fundamental basis for the rigorous pursuit of studies through the attendance of a third cycle which aims at increasing knowledge competence and, possibly, an academic career.
The PhD Programme in Political Science and International Relations has Erasmus + agreements signed with Jagiellonian Univeristy (Krakow) and CY Cergy Paris Université (Paris). These agreements will allow IEP-UCP PhD students to attend an academic semester at one of the partner Universities, after completing at least 60 ECTS at the IEP-UCP.


Secretariat M.A. and Ph.D.

Susana Pedro, BA