What is a PhD in Strategy and International Security?
A PhD in Strategy and International Security is a directed teaching and research program, at the level of bac +8, to deepen a theme related to military power relations, defense policies, major global geostrategic balances, and international cooperation in security matters.
The program is designed for senior government officials, military officers, political leaders, and senior executives who wish to diversify their areas of knowledge and skills in various fields related to international strategy and security issues, global state strategies, and international security challenges.
This program is taught in English.
What are the reasons to do a PhD in International Security and Strategy?
To conduct innovative research on one of the current issues related to military power relations, defense policies, major global geostrategic balances, and international cooperation in the field of security.
Benefits and objectives of the PhD Strategy & International Security
Benefits of the PhD Strategy & International Security
Conferences on the geostrategic balance of forces on a regional scale
Up-to-date knowledge of contemporary defense policies
An overview of the different approaches to international security and the latest revolutions in military affairs
Renowned experts from different backgrounds involved in international organizations
Objectives of the PhD Strategy & Security
To enable students to develop their knowledge of military power relations and defense policies
Master the major global geostrategic balances and the challenges of international cooperation in the field of security
Provide auditors with access to an extensive network of recognized experts
Courses of the PhD Strategy & International Security
This program is taught in English and includes core courses, lectures and workshops.
- Research in international public and humanitarian law
- Inter-state cooperation and international security
- Advanced Strategy Course and Research Questions
International Policy and Strategy Course
- Security and defense policy management
- International politics and diplomacy
- Geopolitical and geoeconomic fields
- Diplomacy and Strategy Workshop
- Research methodology workshop
The course of the PhD Strategy & International Security
Planning, evaluations and grades
Participants are evaluated in each course. In addition, they are evaluated by a final oral exam. Those who pass the first year exams have two years to work on a doctoral thesis under the supervision of a professor appointed by the CEDS.
They submit and defend it before an academic jury. They then obtained the PhD in International Relations and Diplomacy specialization “Strategy and International Security”.
Prerequisites for the PhD Strategy & International Security
The candidate must hold a Master 2 or equivalent degree and have at least 4 years of professional experience in the sector.
Access requirements for the PhD Strategy and International Security
To enter the PhD program, the auditor must put together an application file.
Career opportunities for the PhD Strategy & International Security
There are many opportunities:
- Operational Research in Strategic Studies Institutes around the world
- International careers in private companies operating in the defense sector, such as armaments, cybersecurity …
- Missions to international peacekeeping and disarmament organizations, such as the UN Disarmament Commission, the International Atomic Energy Agency
Tuition fees for the PhD Strategy & International Security
|By Year||School Fees|
|Year 1||9 500€|
|Year 2||1 400€|
|Year 3||1 400€|
Practical information of the PhD Strategy & International Security
The success rate of the PhD in Strategy & International Security is 90%.
All our speakers are lecturers or experts in their field.
Classes are held at :
10 Sextius Michel
The premises are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Our programs can be followed in person or by videoconference, at the choice of the listener.