PhD in International Law
This highly specialized PhD program offers in-depth and comprehensive coursework in international law.
It is one of the world’s only two doctoral programs in this field offered by the intergovernmental organization constituted under international law (the other being offered by the European University Institutes and it is a PhD in Law more generally, with the European emphasis).
EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, offers to select candidates from the general public an external (distance or online) degree program called the EUCLID DILT which is the full PhD in International Law and Treaty Law.
In terms of academic progression, EUCLID’s intention is to offer a credible path leading from the LLM (24 credits) to the MSc (additional 12 credits) and finally to the PhD (another 25 credits of the coursework or directed studies, followed by the dissertations).
As a public non-profit institution, EUCLID is able to offer affordable, low-tuition programs.
Admissions or Entry Requirements for the PhD
Students should have a relevant JD, LLM or Master’s degree issued by the institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU WHED handbook or database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered.
Government-sponsored students (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.
Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.
Candidates are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on the weekly basis.
Tuition and Fees
The EUCLID LLM program provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its candidates for a successful career in global affairs at the international, regional, national, and local levels. Our alumni have been successful in securing employment and promotions in the government service and international organizations, including at the level of ambassador and minister.
EUCLID’s online PhD in International Law and Treaty Law program is supported by the world-class faculty group which is truly global in scope and dedicated to high-quality interaction with each applicant. For each program, 3 faculty members are featured below, and the full faculty roster is accessed via the top menu.
This specialized PhD program focuses on the actual practice of the States and intergovernmental organizations, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. It has primarily been designed to be used by the professional diplomats working for the EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, international law firms, academia, NGOs, and international organizations.
Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, it is designed to be of special interest to African and Small States students.
Within certain parameters, the curriculum is customizable, with the elective courses focusing on:
- International organizations
- European Law
- Maritime law
- Treaty drafting and case studies.
- Palacky University
- EUCLID (Euclid University)