The PhD in international relations is a three years programme provided by CEDS for diplomats, senior executives and senior officers willing to develop their knowledge and to improve their skills in many areas related to international relations.


The first year encompasses lectures, workshops and courses provided by renowned university professors and professional experts in diplomacy, strategy and international relations.


Two years are dedicated to the research in order to present a PhD dissertation before an academic jury and to be awarded the PhD grade in international relations and diplomacy, with a mention to the chosen specialization.


Since its creation, many  renowned senior executives, were already  awarded  by the CEDS PhD : among them senior diplomats, generals of armed forces, senior executives at the head of administrations.


The schedule of this programme is compatible with the professional obligation of senior executives.


Three specializations are available for this year and have their opening session on November 15, 2021


PhD in international politics and diplomacy

PhD in business diplomacy

PhD in strategy and international security