CEDS - 37 quai de Grenelle 75015 Paris
Tél : 01 47 20 78 47
www.ceds.fr - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales - Ecole des Hautes Etudes Politiques
Etablissements libres d'enseignement supérieur fondés en 1899
The PhD programme in international relations and diplomacy (taught in English) is designed for diplomats, senior civil and military officers, and private companies senior executives, in order to guide them in a research process that will provide them with a high level expertise in their own research area.
This program is designed in priority for diplomats, officials and high ranking civil servants in addition to senior executives. A maximum of twenty five candidates are expected to be admitted each year and the Academic Board states on each application.
Since it was created in 1998, the programme has already graduated senior executives from more than 100 countries.
The PhD programme is made of one year of courses, lectures and workshops and up to three years of research.
The teachings are scheduled from April to February on the basis of a weekly schedule compatible with the senior executive’s professional constraints. The lectures are expected to take place on Thursday all day and Friday morning.
They consist in:
In addition, diplomatic negotiation exercises are taking place either under the supervision of diplomatic experts or inside the war college.
Attendance is compulsory and each auditor should attend a minimum of 75% of the programme’s teachings.
Exams and evaluations are scheduled in order to validate the specific credits and courses (the six fundamental courses and the two workshops). A Grand Oral exam is scheduled at the end of the teaching programme.
Those who pass sucessfully those evaluations are awarded the « PhD session certificate in international relations and diplomacy».
They are given three full year maximum to undertake their research under the supervision of a CEDS professor, and to submit a 300 pages minimum PhD dissertation in order to defend it before an academic jury.
Once this last step is successfully passed, the candidate is awarded the PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy.
The best candidates are allowed to apply for a cotutella or a double supervision with one of the partner universities in Europe if they meet the latters’ requirements (if they are eligible by their respective boards, find a supervisor for their research and pay the additional fees due to the partner university).
Tuition fees are of 8 850 € for the academic year 2018- 2019.
The dissertation has to be defended within the three years after the end of the courses.
Additional fees of 600 € are due for the defence session.
4 grands pôles disciplinaires et 1 pôle d’expertises sectorielles