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PhD in Law, Economics, Political Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • Unknown
    Duration
Bern, Switzerland
Our doctoral programme offers Master’s-level graduates in economics, political science and law the opportunity to further their professional and academic careers.

Overview

As a PhD candidate, you will benefit from a structured programme that is designed to offer you maximum support in writing your thesis. This includes continuous feedback and academic guidance from our extraordinary global faculty – composed of leading scholars and practitioners from the world’s most renowned universities, policy research institutions, law firms and international organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

We take an interdisciplinary approach, continuously exploring the interconnections between economics, political science and law and how such linkages can be developed to enhance scientific theory and practice. In fact, this programme is targeted at doctoral students who are interested in writing theses that cross the boundaries among the three disciplines.

When you enter the WTI, you become part of a unique community of scholars, thought leaders and policy shapers. You join a group of people from around the world who are making a difference. The doctoral programme is structured in such a way as to encourage you to contribute to the overall experience and to help make it a success not only for yourself, but also for your colleagues.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bern

  • 1655 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University of Bern determines tuition and semester fees for all programmes (typically around 700 CHF per semester). Students who have paid registration fees to the University of Bern are not charged a fee for the doctoral programme.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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