Be a PhD in International Relations and EU Studies
PHD program gives you the opportunity to think deeper about political issues
In a post-truth era, societies everywhere depend on protecting democracy through meaningful bonding of political authority and policy relevant academic research. Governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as political parties, voters, and especially the youth, are increasingly asking questions that only well-trained social scientists can address: what is true, who can be trusted, and what should be done?
If you decide to pursue a PhD at the Department of International Relations and European Studies
IRES offers a 3-year (3+2+3) and 180 ECTS, full time program that develops academicians capable of conducting rigorous policies relevant to social science research and delivering their findings to various audiences.
Through a combination of an in-depth immersion into key social science scholarship, writing and teaching, the curriculum aims to equip its graduates with marketable intellectual skills necessary for success in academia, public advocacy and government.
Develop original ideas and become a driver of social change!
The program emphasizes on:
Reading and discussing works of key international relations and European studies scholars
Analytical reasoning, collaborative learning, and effective communication
Experience sharing through guest lectures and seminars by senior academicians and policy executives
Strengthening teaching experience through practical work with undergraduate and MA students
Support in writing articles for peer reviewed journals
Our great professors
They just keep doing research and voilà!
Assist. Prof. Dr. Mladen Mrdalj
We at IBU IRES see our students as citizens seeking deeper understanding of the world around them. Therefore, we tailor our courses to reflect an often neglected certainty – our graduates will in one way or another be contributing to the state of society. We want it to be for the better. Hence, we always strive towards making our courses relevant for social realities of our students without sacrificing academic rigor and global perspectives.
We want them from day one to see the practical use of everything we do, from discussing Thucydides, writing an academic or newspaper article to learning how to control the classroom. We want them not only to find good jobs after graduation, but to be good citizens as well.