The international Ph.D. in Human Rights and Global Politics: Legal, Philosophical and Economic Challenges gives you the opportunity to carry out research in a lively and supportive environment.
The goal of this three-year Ph.D. Programme, entirely delivered in English, is to provide an educational path which will enable participants not only to carry out sound academic research, but also to undertake professional careers within a wide range of international, national and regional entities, in both the private and the public sectors.
The Programme addresses the issue of Human Rights and Global Politics, and is characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary approach. It includes the following research areas:
- Agricultural, food and agri-environmental Law
- Public International Law
- Political Economy
- Political Philosophy
These areas merge into the following curricula which characterize the Programme:
- Legal Dimensions of Sustainability and Human Rights Protection
This Curriculum deals with the legal and governance aspects of distinct but related fields of inquiry. With regard to Agricultural Law, the main themes addressed are: water, food, land and natural resources, international trade of agricultural products. With respect to the International Law area the research focuses on human rights protection, international conflict management and resolution, and international disaster law.
- Political Theory and Global Governance
This curriculum deals with the main philosophical concepts and economic aspects concerning global politics. In relation to Political Philosophy, the research focuses on Identity, Gender and Justice. With respect to International Political Economy, the research is related to economic and monetary politics, both at international and European level.
Applicants are strongly recommended to visit the research profiles of the faculty members and to have a look at the CDG Laboratory activities in order to get an insight into the research currently being conducted. It is important that your topic is one that we will be able to supervise, both for you, when making your decision about whether to apply to this Programme, and for us, when making our decisions regarding admissions.
The Ph.D. is awarded after three years of full-time research on the basis of a dissertation which should present the results of an original piece of research. Examination for the Ph.D. involves an oral examination (viva) by a Board of Experts.
Structure of the Programme
The Ph.D. programme’s structure includes mandatory lectures and research activities, but it also envisages the possibility to attend summer schools and to spend research periods abroad (a minimum of six months abroad is compulsory).
In particular, first-year Ph.D. students are required to attend the compulsory classes specifically designed for the programme. They are also encouraged to attend lectures, especially at graduate level, within the general field of their research.
Moreover, research methodology courses are offered which will provide students with the opportunity to acquire methodological expertise and to apply it to substantive research in their chosen topic. To get an idea of the classes delivered see the current year courses (which can be subject to changes for the next academic year).
Throughout their studies, participants will work under the supervision of a faculty member who will meet with them regularly to discuss their work and provide feedback and advice.
CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND GLOBAL POLITICS
In line with the standards of excellence pursued by the School, the objective of the Ph.D Programme is to provide an educational path which will enable our graduates to carry out sound academic research, but also to undertake professional careers within a wide range of international, national and regional entities, in both the private and the public sectors.
The Ph.D. programme’s structure includes mandatory lectures and research activities, but it also envisages the possibility to attend summer schools and spend research periods abroad, subject to the approval of the Teaching Board. The courses benefit from the theoretical and practical research carried out by faculty members and by numerous partner universities and research institutions. During the three years of the Ph.D, the students work on a research project under the supervision of the faculty members.
At the end of the three-year Programme, the Ph.D students will take a final examination to obtain their Ph.D Degree. During the Ph.D Degree examination, the students will be asked to defend a written dissertation (thesis) before a Board of Experts. The thesis should present the results of an original piece of research of significant scientific value.
For further information:
- 6 with scholarship*
of which 2 reserved for citizens of NON-EU Countries
1 of the scholarships, financed by BV-Tech SpA, will be devoted to a research project on the following topic:
“Towards an Enhanced Public-Private Partnership to Protect Critical Infrastructures from Cyber –Threats”
Research should address the enhancement of the public-private partnership as a strategic element for protecting critical Infrastructures from cyber-threats. Starting with the study of the relevant initiatives promoted by Italy and other members of the International Community – both at their domestic and international level –, research should investigate the role played by the private sector in facing (prevent, defend and respond) cyber-attacks that target critical infrastructures. It should identify the present limits and strengths of the contribution offered by the private sector in countering cyber-threats, and define innovative solutions – technical, organisational, and procedural too – aimed at fostering a consistent and effective public-private partnership model to be implemented both at the national and international level.
* The number of positions and scholarships will increase if, prior to the course, additional funds are made available
More information in attachments.
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