The Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) reflects society's need for highly qualified individuals that take on global challenges from multidisciplinary perspectives. Our programme provides you with the ideal platform for writing your doctoral thesis in the fields of political science, economics, international law or management.
The DIA programme prepares you for an academic career or a demanding role in management, economics, and politics. We provide you with the research skills and the theoretical foundation to develop your doctoral thesis in your selected area of expertise. In addition, you will enhance your ability to engage in academic dialogue with related disciplines. Your doctoral thesis is at the center of the programme. The thesis may be policy-orientated, theoretical or of a multidisciplinary nature.
The University of St.Gallen (HSG) is one of Europe’s leading Business Universities and offers you an education guided by an integrative view of business, economics, law and social sciences.
The Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) is designed for Master of Arts graduates with a background in social sciences.
Lisa Marie Garbe, Ph.D. Postdoctoral researcher, Berlin Social Science Center, The Institutions and Political Inequality Research Unit
“I enjoyed the interdisciplinarity and flexibility in the Ph.D. programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA). The programme attracts Ph.D. students from various backgrounds encouraging fruitful discussions about one's research from different disciplinary perspectives. The possibility to attend summer schools and courses from other programmes allowed me to gain specific and deep methodological
skills. I am very grateful for the opportunities offered by the DIA programme that successfully shaped my Ph.D. journey.”
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