The PhD program in Politics is aimed at giving participants the skills needed to embark on an academic or professional career in international institutions, NGOs, public and private research institutes, and political and institutional communications. The goal of the PhD program is to supply the tools needed to enter the current debate in political philosophy – particularly with regard to international relations - and to provide a forum in which this debate can continue and evolve in an advanced academic and internationally relevant context.
The PhD program in Politics includes a taught element, with courses on theories, methods, research design and a range of academic skills. In addition, we support research and fieldwork through funding for periods of study abroad and cooperation with international partners.
The Department of Political Science at Luiss University has excellence in a number of research clusters and we invite research proposals specifically in these areas: Regional and Global Governance, European Integration; Communication Studies; Parliaments, Elections and Political Representation; Politics and Institutions: History, Normative Theory and Current Practices; Public Policy.