The aim of the doctoral program is to offer a wide variety of topics for the study of the actors, processes, intersections, and complexities of International Politics to those committed minds and talents who wish to foster research in any of the major relevant sub-fields in an interdisciplinary manner. The instructors and thesis supervisors of the program represent an extensive pool of expertise embracing Political Science, International Relations, International Law, Regional/Area Studies, therefore, provide substantial support to students both from methodological and theoretical perspectives. The interdisciplinary character of the program is strongly reinforced by the natural cooperation with other programs of the Doctoral School, including History, Ethnography, and Cultural Anthropology.
The program has been dynamically developing its circle of partnerships and collaborations both nationally and internationally. Doctoral students have the opportunity to join projects, take part in fieldwork, and participate in many exchange programs in different corners of the Globe. The host department also offers a wide range of scientific and intercultural events.
EXAMPLES OF SUBJECTS DURING THE STUDIES
Core courses in the first 4 semesters:
Each module: 5 credits except for Research Design, which is 15 credits worth.
In the Individual Research and Dissertation Writing phase (between the 2nd and 8th semesters), there are other subjects such as:
A total of 240 credits needs to be accomplished.
For a successful application please follow the steps below:
The interview takes around 20-30 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your motivation and interests, as well as a Preliminary Research Proposal. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your language knowledge, personal skills and scientific interest, together with the research topic and plan you wish to enter the program with – to be able to make the right decision to help our multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.
The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:
Professors and their research areas:
Dr. Zoltán Bretter: social philosophy; political philosophy; political culture; history of political thought; public policy
Dr. Viktor Glied: civil society, history, migration, sustainability
Prof. Dr. László Kákai: Local Government, local politics, non-profit organisation, civil society, political culture
Dr. Péter Kacziba: International relations in Southeastern Europe and the Middle East, The network paradigm of International Relations
Prof. Dr. Ilona Pálné Kovács: local governments, regional policy, public administration, local and regional policy, cohesion policy of the European Union, multi-level governance, development policy
Dr. Andrea Schmidt: Comparative political science, Central and Eastern Europe, Poland, political systems, international political economy, geoeconomics, geopolitics
Prof. Dr. István Tarrósy: African politics, Afro-Asian relations, Chinese Africa-policy, Hungary-Africa relations, geopolitics, international mobilities and migrations, global African migrations and diaspora, comparative political cultures
Dr. Zoltán Vörös: Foreign policy and strategies of PR China Challenges of PR China Security Studies - Asia Geography of Elections
Dr. Petra Hamerli: Hungarian-Italian Diplomatic, Cultural and Economic Relations and their Regional Influence; Vatican's Diplomacy, International relations in the 20th and 21st centuries, Italy's history and political development; Fascism and other right-wing ideologies
The supervisors can be contacted via email from here: https://politologia.btk.pte.hu/en/munkatars
*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!
If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Prof. Dr. István Tarrósy
Head of the program