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Ph.D. On Campus

International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia

36 months
4500 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The International Relations and European Studies programme from University of Nicosia aims at the creation and interpretation of knowledge which extends the forefront of the disciple of IR (in the wider reading of the discipline), through original research and critical thinking. 

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Holders of a Ph.D. in IR will be able to conceptualise, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and/or understanding in the field of International Relations. Furthermore, holders of a Ph.D. in IR will have the qualities needed for employment that requires the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues in specialist topics of IR, and innovation in tackling and solving conceptual and practical problems in world politics.

The Doctoral Programme in IR is designed in accordance with the Framework for Qualifications for Higher Education Area (Barcelona Process) and the European Qualifications Framework (level 8 of EQF), as well as in accordance with established standards and practices in European and American Universities that award the title of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations (hereafter a Ph.D. in IR).

Career Prospects

The International Relations and European Studies programme from University of Nicosia prepares and guides students to generate new knowledge of the highest academic caliber. Graduates may pursue careers as academics and scholars at colleges, universities, research centres and think-tanks and other important institutions in both the public and private sectors. The Programme may also be very useful to those who aspire to pursue careers in other fields that require major knowledge of topics in international relations, such as government and international organisations.

Programme Structure

Students successfully completing the programme will:

  • gain a deep knowledge at the most advanced frontier of aspects of modern international relations;
  • acquire the most advanced and specialised skills and techniques, including synthesis and evaluation, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge and/or professional practice in the field of international relations;
  • develop competence in identifying and evaluating numerous forms of evidence on public events in world politics;
  • gain an understanding of complex theories of, as well as actors and institutions in international relations, and means of evaluating their preferences and outcomes;
  • acquire greater skills in written and oral communication in English.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The minimum requirement for admission into a Master’s degree programme is a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university. In addition to the minimum requirements, special admission requirements may apply for various departments. Please consult the website for an updated list of specific requirements. Further, students applying from selected countries may be required to have additional qualifications. The Admissions Department will guide all applicants throughout the admission process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR for the full programme during 36 months.

Living costs for Nicosia

576 - 866 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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