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DPhil (PhD)International Affairs

Tuition fee €6,200.00 per year
Deposit €900.00 one-time

There is a one-time non-refundable registration fee of EUR 900 for non-EU citizens. This is paid to the university bank account before arrival to Hungary together with the 1st year tuition fee.

Overview

IBS offers the DPhil (PhD) in International Affairs programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by its British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

Students have to consult with their supervisors on the campus 12 times per year. At the end of the programme the viva voce examination is also held on the Budapest campus.

Course outline

Phase 1: MPhil

Postgraduate students wishing to register for our DPhil programme must first register for the MPhil and seek conversion at a later stage. IBS operates a system of preliminary registration for all research degrees so as to allow students to prepare a formal proposal during their first two semesters of study. All research students must also subject their work to an annual progress review.

All students enrolled for the MPhil in International Affairs programme will be supported by supervisors who will help them develop a programme of research and writing. IBS welcomes research proposals that match or are similar to IBS staff’s current research topics and/or fall within the potential supervisors’ areas of expertise.

Phase 2: DPhil

The DPhil in International Affairs is an advanced research degree, which MPhil students who have completed their first annual review to the required standard may join. The programme is aimed at policy-makers and experts for international affairs to address critical issues centred on diplomacy, foreign policy, and international relations. The emphasis of our doctoral programmes is on independent research and one-on-one consultations.

DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of business and management either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

Preference areas of the DPhil thesis:

- General management
- Marketing
- Finance, corporate banking, monetary policy
- Development studies
- Regional development
- International Affairs, with particular regard to European and transatlantic affairs and CIS countries
- History of Arts and Visual Culture

Programme structure

Candidates spend a considerable part of their studies undertaking supervised research, at the end of which they submit a thesis embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others. The subject should be dealt with in a competent and scholarly manner.

Apply now!
Application start
Sep 1, 2018
Application deadline
May 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Apply now!
Application start
Feb 1, 2019
Application deadline
May 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States