International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) The Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy explores key issues in politics, economics and law. Our Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) offers you a research-based education in political science, economics with a focus on economic policy, public management or public international and European law Your doctoral thesis is at the focal point of the programme. The thesis can be policy orientated, theoretical or of an interdisciplinary nature. In the Ph.D. programme we provide you with the research qualifications you need and strengthen your knowledge base in your discipline and selected area of expertise. In addition, you develop your abilities to conduct a research-based dialogue with related disciplines.