The Doctor of International Relations is a doctoral program designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations.
To help balance expertise and research capabilities, the program combines the study of in-depth international relations courses with doctoral thesis research in international relations.
Doctor of International Relations (D.I.R) is the most prestigious title in public administration.
The Doctor of International Relations program at the Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) is a dual degree program between France and the United Kingdom. Students graduate with two independent degrees.
Graduates will receive:
The program is designed for both study full time in our campus in France and for international learner study busy people by embracing the Hybrid model, which combines live classes and local tutors (online). With the Hybrid learning model, students can study French and UK programs and earn degrees as full-time students without having to live and work in France like our full-time students.
Degrees: 2 independent degrees with the specialization based on the Doctoral thesis
The Doctor of International Relations (D.I.R) dual degree program is an applied research-oriented program in which students will take research-related courses and conduct research step by step with the assistance and supervision of instructors. If the student wishes to publish international articles on the ISI/SCOPUS system or international journals owned or affiliated with Paris-U after completing their studies, they will be guided through a customized route.
The program is two years long. The method of instruction consists of a combination of globally livestreamed lectures (Live Classes) and online tutors and instructors.
Students will complete each phase of their Doctoral thesis after each course.
Doctoral thesis stage (60 credits)
The doctoral thesis in international relations (D.I.R) will be concerned with the advancement of knowledge in international relations.
Unlike PhD programs, the Doctor of International Relations program does not require but encourages the publication of academic journals on the ISI/SCOPUS system.
Students who complete the Doctor of International Relations dual degree program can:
- Be able to conduct research relevant to the specialized research context of international relations
2. Be able to collect, organize, and choose theoretical foundations for doctoral research projects
3. Be able to design an entire study.
4. Be able to create a research proposal and carry out research.
The Université Libérale de Paris is the only university that provides doctoral students with access to the full range of specialized subjects in public administration at the Master and Doctorate levels. Students use these specialized subject materials to expand their knowledge and aid in the research process.
All study materials for the International Relations program at the Doctoral level (Level 8 EQF) are posted on the training management system (LMS), and these materials are only accessible to Doctoral students at the Université Libérale de Paris.
Students taking the Doctor of International Relations program have access to the following materials and lectures:
Students in the D.I.R program will have specialized knowledge at the doctoral level as well as research capacity from the doctoral program with the support of supplementary materials.
The Ph.D programs at Université Libérale de Paris are designed with a training time of 3 to 5 years or more, culminating in a Ph.D thesis that meets international standards.
When participating in the Ph.D program in conjunction with the UK qualification system Level 8 Diploma, each PhD student can choose between two training programs: Doctor of International Relations (D.I.R) and Specialized Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).
Despite sharing the same specialization, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of International Relations (D.I.R) have many differences. Some of the fundamental differences are as follows:
|1||Title||Doctor of Philosophy in [specialization]||Doctor of International Relations (D.I.R., DIR, DrIR, or Dr.I.R.)|
|2||Categories||Doctor of Science||Professional Doctorate (a focus on career applications)|
|3||Level||Doctor (highest academic level in professional specializations)||Doctor (highest academic level in international relations)|
|4||Training time||3 – 5 years||2 – 5 years|
|5||Learning and research objectives||Creating a new theoretical framework for the industry and field|
Creating a new theoretical system and/or implementing practical solutions in international relations.
|6||International academic journals on ISI/SCOPUS||If students require, they will be encouraged and guided on a personal route||If students require, they will be encouraged and guided on a personal route|
|7||Courses||Research courses and Colloquium||Research courses and Colloquium|
|8||Doctoral thesis||Highly academic||Highly practical|
|10||Level according to the European Qualifications Framework||Level 8||Level 8|
|11||Career path||Education, Research||Education, Management|
|12||Academic development path||PostDoc||PostDoc|
Candidates who register for the program will be considered by the application department before joining the program, in addition to the entry requirements, to ensure that they understand and benefit from the program.
Entry requirements must meet at least one of the following criteria:
English language requirements:
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to accept or reject applications based on accrediting agency requirements and Paris-U’s global acceptance criteria.
The Doctorate of International Relations (D.I.R) is a two-year program. Students graduate with:
The Level 8 Diploma in International Relations from the London Academy of Sciences
In the United Kingdom, Level 8 is equivalent to:
|Level||Qualification Framework||Equivalent degrees|
|8||Level UK (RQF)||Level 8 diploma|
|12||Level in Scotland (SCQF)||Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
|Doctor||The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK (FHEQ)||Doctorate, for example, Doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)|
|8||Level in Europe (EQF)||Doctorate, for example Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Level 8 diploma
|10||Level in Austratlia (AQF)||Doctoral Degree|
|10||Level in Africa (ACQF)||Doctoral Degree|
|8||Level ASEAN (ARQF)||Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma
Doctorate of International Relations (D.I.R) from Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U)
The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Doctorate in International Relations is equivalent to Level 8 Diploma of the EQF European Qualification Framework and is assessed using the Paris-U accreditation system.
The Doctorate in International Relations is the highest degree in international relations. With the dual degree system that combines a UK Level Diploma and a Doctorate in International Relations from the Université Libérale de Paris, research students can advance their careers as specialists, theoretical and practical research specialists, faculty members, or advance to senior roles in the industry and field.
Students can participate in PostDoc programs based on the fields of research they want to develop if they want to conduct international research, publish international articles on the ISI, SCOPUS system, and so on.
Graduate students can also publish books, studies developed during their studies, or research that comes up during their studies.
Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students.
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