The doctoral programme in International Relations at the IPS Department of International Relations offers full-time and combined study options and is accredited as a four-year programme. The study is based on an individual study plan, which is drawn up by the student in cooperation with his/her supervisor after starting the study. The individual study plan must include the study obligations set out in the framework study plan.
In the course of study, the student must complete the compulsory courses set out in the framework study plan, pass the prescribed examinations, publish partial results of his/her research and subsequently write a dissertation based on it, and fulfil other obligations set out in the individual study plan or resulting from the student's status as an internal student. During the course of their studies, the student should undertake some form of internship or research placement abroad.
Students of the internal form of study are actively involved in the work of the department, participate in professional events organized by the department or IPS and help in organizational and administrative tasks of the department.
The course of studies, the final state exam and the defence of dissertation thesis is regulated by Study and Examinations Rules of CU, Rules for The Organization of Study on FSS CU, Dean's provision no. 5/2021 Organization of Doctoral Studies at FSV UK, and framework study plans of particular programmes.
The doctoral student's obligations are further defined in the framework study plan, the Handbook, and, in the case of admissions, the Code of Practice.