Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

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Doctor of International Relations

The Doctorate degree at the Geneva School of Diplomacy is a prestigious, well-rounded programme that offers a unique and exciting intellectual environment for the in-depth and interdisciplinary study of International Relations and Diplomacy.

GSD, Doctor of International Relations and Diplomacy course brings together academic excellence through meticulous independent research and real-world applicability. We confer doctoral degrees on the basis of two distinct modalities:

Doctor of International Relations (DIR) by Research

(Dissertation of 80,000 – 100.000 words)

Doctor of International Relations (DIR) by Dossier

The GSD-DIR research programme offers students the option to pursue their doctoral programme by distance or in person. The duration of the programme is 3 years and results in the student obtaining 240 ECTS.

The GSD-DIR research programme offers a unique and exciting intellectual environment for the in-depth and interdisciplinary study of International Relations and Diplomacy. The programme has already attracted high skilled and experienced students from across the world. Students have developed and are carrying out research in areas as diverse as traditional and new security issues, diplomacy, international affairs, political economy, human rights, geopolitics, post-colonial studies.

The DIR by Dossier is awarded by GSD to leading authorities in the field of study concerned. This prestigious doctorate recognizes scholarly work of high distinction, impact and originality. the candidate must either have a collection of 8 scholarly papers published in top international journals or a solely authored book published by a prestigious publishing house or university press.

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    The Main Reasons to Study at the GSD

    Located in the Heart of the World's Most Diplomatic Neighborhood (Geneva)

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