The PhD with a specialisation in International Law is a four-year programme offering high-level training that prepares graduates for academic careers or executive and research positions in the public or private sectors. Students work closely with a world-renowned faculty composed of both academics and practitioners from many different legal traditions. Classes and seminars are offered in all areas of international law.The PhD with a specialisation in International Law is a four-year programme offering high-level training that prepares graduates for academic careers or executive and research positions in the public or private sectors. Students work closely with a world-renowned faculty composed of both academics and practitioners from many different legal traditions. Classes and seminars are offered in all areas of international law.
The Graduate Institute's PhD with a specialisation in International Law is a challenging degree tailored for outstanding students with a strong commitment to international law and a proven ability in independent research work. It helps prepare graduates for an academic career, or for research-oriented positions in the public or private sector.
The PhD programme is small by design and admits a limited number of students each year. The size of the programme and close contact with professors offer an intimate and highly stimulating environment in which to grow intellectually. This specialisation is a recognised and well established platform for advanced graduate research in international law. With a large diversity of research and professional interests, the faculty members offer research supervision in a wide range of subjects.
Apart from formal research supervision from their doctorate supervisor (a professor of the Law Unit), doctoral students can expect wider intellectual support at all stages of their research.
The Graduate Institute is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development studies. Through our core activities, we develop creative thinking on world affairs and foster global responsibility. We are a cosmopolitan community located at the heart of an international centre of multilateral governance preparing future policy-makers to lead tomorrow's world.
The Institute offers postgraduate-level teaching (Master's and PhD), carries out thematic research on important global issues, and provides executive education. It is also a forum for forward-looking reflection.
Born of the merger of two outstanding and pioneering graduate schools, the Institute benefits from a diverse and rich legacy. In the case of international studies, its history is closely linked to the founding of the international system and the League of Nations in the 1920s. The Institute's expertise in development studies was forged at the time of emergence of the developing world in the 1960s.
Our location, Geneva, is home to many of the world's prominent international organisations, hundreds of non-governmental organisations as well as numerous headquarters of leading multinational companies, making it an ideal place to study, teach and research global issues.
- Development Studies
- International Policy And Diplomacy
- International Relations
Cost in US$:
2500 / semester
This Program is open to
Scholarships are Available
Each year the Graduate Institute awards an important number of scholarships to Master and PhD students for its study programs in the field of international affairs, development studies, international economics, political science, international law, international economics and international history and politics. Scholarships are awarded according to academic merit and financial need of students. There are three categories of scholarship: * Full scholarships: with a few exceptions, these are worth CHF 18,000. Recipients are exempt from Graduate Institute tuition fees. * Partial scholarships: the value of these grants varies according to the individual needs of the recipient student. These grants do not cover tuition fees which recipients of partial grants are required to pay. * Tuition scholarships: these grants cover tuition fees for one academic year. They are awarded to exceptional students.
Application Process Involves
- Online Application