Students of the European Law and Governance program of the ELGS - European Law and Governance School will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS.
Full time residency is not a requirement for this degree, but students may be required to attend several training sessions throughout the program which will be held at the EPLO premises in Greece. The first training session will introduce students to advanced research methods, while consecutive sessions focus on tutoring and teaching skills. Students are also expected attend classes, seminars, and lectures, as designated by their supervisors, and to be actively involved in presenting their research findings at conferences throughout Europe and the greater world. Upon completion of the program students will deliver up to a 100,000 word thesis.
While this program encourages mobility and flexibility, students are expected to be devoted full time to their PhD studies. Students that are employed should be able to demonstrate balance work and study and be able to deliver their thesis within the established period of time.
The ELGS PhD program is a modern program of the highest academic standard, which has been designed with flexibility and mobility in mind. Successful applicants will be assigned a supervisor, based upon their academic interests, from the renowned International Faculty Network of the ELGS.The International Faculty Network is comprised of professors and practitioners from throughout the world, which enables students to conduct research on a wide-range of topics, in many countries and in roughly 10 languages.
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- Students admitted as Probationary Research Students (PRS)
- Attend 2 week orientation program in mid October at Sounion(25 hours of classes in research methods, statistical methods, presentation preparation, public speaking)
- Assign supervisor and devise work program
- Attend classes and conferences as determined by supervisor
- Meetings with supervisor
- Qualifying Test (10,000 word paper on research proposal, Title, Draft Outline)
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A first or second class master’s degree in law, political sciences, or in a relevant field of the social sciences.
- All taught elements of the program will be conducted in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills.
- Completed online Application Form in English
- Photograph and ID (scanned and uploaded)
- Most Recent Academic Record (scanned and uploaded)
- Proof of proficiency of language that thesis will be written in, if non-native speaker
- Personal Statement with Scholarship request if applicable 400-600 words
- Two Reference Letters (if employed, one must be from current employer)
- Research Proposal 1,500 words
- Two Academic Writing Samples on relevant topic (Master’s thesis accepted)
- Application Fee of 50 euros ( non-refundable)
International15180 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15180 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA15180 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15180 EUR per year during 36 months.
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