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We offer four PhD programmes in English, all leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline.

PhD students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgements of others.  A PhD thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of the discipline either by the discovery of new knowledge, or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

First all students are registered as MPhil students and at the end of the first year when their research proposal is assessed the decision is made on the conversion to the PhD.

Recommended PhD Topics 

Guide to Writing Your Research Proposal

Academic referee's report


If you wish to apply, please fill in our online electronic application form and upload your Master’s degree with official English translation, your passport copy and English language certificate (if you have one). Please email us your planned research topic to soon after the online application.

The deadlines for receipt of a complete application form (including receipt of references) are as follows:

• September Entry Applications – 30th April
• February Entry Applications – 15th October

Please remember that applications submitted on the deadline are unlikely to be considered complete in time.

PhD in Art History

PhD in Business and Management

PhD in Economics

PhD in International Affairs