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Ph.D. in International Relations
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The Department runs a Ph.D. by research programme.  Proposals are accepted when they are related to the main areas of expertise within the Department.

Current research interests within the Department include:

  • Processes of Democratisation in the Mediterranean;
  • The Impact of changes in International Relations on domestic politics;
  • Social, economic, political and security issues related to irregular migration;
  • Issues in European politics and government; including party systems and welfare states;
  • Issues in local government;
  • Issues in border security;
  • The role of small states and islands in International Relations;
  • Comparative work on political communication processes within a European context; 
  • The role of the media (including social media) in democratization processes in the 
Mediterranean region; 
  • Media portrayal of migration in the Mediterranean; 
  • Social media as tools of empowerment in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; 
  • Gender issues in international affairs;
  • Democracy assistance and democracy promotion with a focus on EU’s southern 
  • Governance and democratisation aspects of peacebuilding; 
  • The relationship between economic and political reform processes in societies 
undergoing transformation;
  • Humanitarian Action;
  • Development Cooperation

Students are required to submit a dissertation on their selected topic of research, which is expected to be at a length of 100,000 words.

Further information regarding University of Malta Ph.D. Regulations and requirements is available online.

Guidelines regarding the required research proposal are available online. 

For information regarding admissions, please contact Ms Nadette Xuereb, Secretary to the Faculty of Arts Doctoral Committee. 

For further information or queries, please contact Dr James Sater, or Ms Nadette Xuereb, Secretary to the Faculty of Arts Doctoral Committee.

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