PhD in International Relations


The course of PhD in International Relations relates to the in-depth study of relations as well as its associated factors within several nations. The course also lays stress on the role of different Inter-Governmental Organizations along with State Agencies. The course covers aspects such as public policy as well as detailed light on the work of academic policy of any particular nation or state. Even specific interactions of different global as well as political policies have to be gone through in an in-depth analysis.


Candidates that have undertaken the bachelor as well as master level degree in the course of International Relations are only eligible for the course. The specific cut off for the following course depends upon the Institute. Although a minimum of 55% in the bachelor and a minimum of 50% in the master level degree are usually accepted by most of the institute offering this course.

Course outlook:

The overall duration of the course is four to five years. The exact duration of the course cannot be specified as the subject of the thesis is the ultimate factor that determines the duration.

Job Prospects:

The candidates that have undertaken the course can look for career opportunities in different international legal bodies. They can also work in the economics based institutes as professors or lecturers. Legal as well as regional security based institutes also offer overwhelming career opportunities to these candidates. The candidates can also seek their career in various peacemaking institutes such as UNO.

Best places to pursue:

Jamia Milia Islamia University
School of Global Studies
Institute of South Asian Studies



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One Response to “PhD in International Relations”

  1. 1

    Dear Sir,

    I have done my PG in Foreign Trade, which is a diploma given by Pune University and it is AICTE approved course .
    My query is that am I eligible for Ph. D program in future in the field of Foreign Trade or any other field.
    I have first class throughout my academics.