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PhD in International Relations

Introduction

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Relations program at Arab American University Palestine is designed to provide advanced training and research opportunities for scholars interested in exploring complex issues within the realm of International Relations. Grounded in interdisciplinary perspectives, our program offers a rigorous academic environment that fosters critical thinking, analytical skills, and innovative research methodologies. Students engage with contemporary global challenges, examining political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics shaping the international system

 

Overview

The PhD program in International Relations offers a comprehensive curriculum that delves into key theoretical frameworks, empirical analyses, and policy implications relevant to the field. Through a combination of coursework, seminars, and independent research, students gain a deep understanding of the complexities of global politics and diplomacy. The program encourages interdisciplinary inquiry, allowing students to explore diverse perspectives from political science, economics, history, sociology, and other relevant disciplines.

 

Goals

  • Provide advanced theoretical and methodological training in International Relations.
  • Foster critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for independent research.
  • Cultivate expertise in specialized areas of study within the field.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and collaboration across academic disciplines.
  • Prepare scholars for careers in academia, research institutes, government agencies, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of the PhD program, students will

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of key theories, concepts, and debates in International Relations.
  2. Conduct original research that contributes to scholarly understanding and debates within the field.
  3. Effectively communicate research findings through written publications, presentations, and other forms of dissemination.
  4. Engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration to address complex global challenges.
  5. Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to analyze and evaluate policy issues and international developments.

 

Careers of Graduates

Graduates of our PhD program in International Relations pursue diverse career paths in academia, research, policymaking, and international affairs. Alumni have secured positions as university professors, research scholars, policy analysts, diplomats, consultants, and leaders in international organizations and non-governmental organizations. Our program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and networks necessary to excel in their chosen careers and make meaningful contributions to the field of International Relations.