One of the best universities in the world and 200 years old. The Doctorate Programme in International Relations is offered by the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy which is attached to the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - Open University.
Studies on international relations at the Doctorate level focus on political changes that occur during the economic globalization processes. They also concentrate on the restructuring of the relations between world powers and the influence of global media and information technologies. Political science has a big part to play in the study of international relations as students go through all aspects related to the function of international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Organization and Amnesty International. Courses will focus not only on state actions but also on human activities, ranging from cultural relations to tourism.
Courses are a blend of research and coursework to examine theories. Candidates have to study subjects that cover international development, international communication, global politics and environmental policies. This Degree needs dissertations from students based on their research and it has to be defended by them in front of experts’ panel. Core courses include International Political Expertise, International Organizations, Strategic Studies, International Finance and International Ecological Law.
On successful completion of this postgraduate program, graduates will be able to seek employment in a vast range of sectors and work as advisers, diplomats, scientific collaborators, international business managers, international relations consultants, and translators.
The curriculum offered at KNU OU for the Doctorate in International Relations is an interdisciplinary one and it lays stress on intellectual integrity, critical analysis and diversity. It prepares the students for careers as researchers at institutes and universities and as teachers. It also prepares them for governmental positions and jobs in both private and public sectors.
This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level
Students have to submit a proposal for detailed research. This proposal has to outline the intended topic of research along with proposed methodology and objectives. This research topic has to be the choice of the candidate alone and it will get provisionally approved by the Degree Committee before the applicant is accepted to the Course. Applicants have to consider their topic carefully for their Doctorate research. The topic has to cover the background of the research; special mention has to be done of the analysis that has to be adopted and the possible conclusions that have to be reached by the research.
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Last updated November 26, 2017