The curriculum of the Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program in Political Science (in English)  consists of several modules:

MODULE: THEORY AND METHODOLOGY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE  (core cources)

Module allows Ph.D. Candidates to explore theoretical aspects as well as research methodology of Political Sciences  necessary for individual designing and conducting research projects  as well as teaching on university level.  Module consists of 4 core courses:

  • Identity of Political Science
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Political Science
  • Policy Analysis for Public and International Affairs

MODULE:  ADVANCED TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (elective courses )

Module introduces Ph.D. Candidates to various aspects of political process on national and supranational level, Module offers elective courses allowing students to select topics important for their doctoral research projects as well follow their particular academic interests. The following courses will be offered (list might evolve as new courses will be added and visiting professors will be joining the faculty):  

  • Theory of Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Political Systems and Government
  • Social movements in global perspective
  • International Development
  • Global Environment
  • Security Studies
  • Global Governance and International Organisations
  • Violence, Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Technology, Culture and Social Change in International Relations
  • Political Economy
  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Regional Integration in Global Context

MODULE:  Ph.D. SEMINAR

Students attend Ph.D. seminar, work on their doctoral research and prepare doctoral thesis during 4 years  (8 semesters) of the program under supervision of academic advisor.  More info HERE

 MODULE:  PROFESSIONAL SKILLS WORKSHOPS

Module offers 10 one-day workshops allowing Ph.D. Candidates to develop various professional skills and competencies necessary for research and teaching on university level  as well as  discuss social and ethical  issues important  in academic work.

  • Academic Career Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Ethics in research and academic teaching
  • Public speaking and presentations in academic work
  • Innovative and effective teaching methods
  • Academic Course Development and Teaching
  • Publish or perish. How to successfully write and publish academic work?
  • Mentoring in academia
  • Academic project management
  • Advanced Research Design (students design research project, construct calendar and budget, apply for financing)

 MODULE:  FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 During the program Ph.D. Candidates are required to take 60 hrs. of foreign language courses.  

 MODULE:  INTERNSHIP

Ph.D. Candidates teach or co-teach classes in Political Science or International Relations programs (undergraduate or master’s level); number of teaching hours is established individually for each student. 

MODULE for students who are graduates of master’s program in fields outside humanities and social sciences

Ph.D. Candidates who are graduates of undergraduate or master’s programs in fields outside humanities and social sciences will be obliged to take the following courses during the first 4 semesters of the PhD Program in Political Science (in English):

  1. Theory of Politics
  2. Contemporary Political Thought
  3. Contemporary Political Systems
  4. International Political Relations

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