The Luiss University of Rome (Italy) announces a Call for Applications for its Doctoral Program in Political Theory. Luiss University welcomes graduate students who are willing to work within a stimulating international community. Admissions will be offered to eight students per year, four of which will be granted an annual scholarship, covering the entire length of the program. The grant amounts to 900€ per month (ca).
The length of the program is three (3) years of full-time academic research, including three terms of full coursework in the first year. Candidates are also expected to write a doctoral dissertation in English by the end of the third year.
Program and requirements
The Luiss Ph.D. Program in Political Theory is centered on an interdisciplinary perspective. The program covers four main areas of study: philosophy (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, and issues in contemporary philosophy), political theory (ethics of international relations and human rights theories), law (international law, humanitarian law, and international criminal law), and politics and economics (international political economy, development policies, sustainability theories, international relations, and theories of globalization).
Currently, about twenty faculty members teach in the program. They include both Italian professors and several international visiting professors. Currently, we have more than 30 students, half of which are from abroad.
Applicants are required to have majored in an area of social sciences, humanities, or philosophy; however, applicants who have degrees in other disciplines will also be considered on the basis of their curricula vitae and research proposals. All courses are taught in English. Knowledge of Italian is not required.