The objective of the PhD studies programme in Politics, Policies and International Relations is to train doctoral students to reach high levels of knowledge and analytical capacity relevant for an academic or professional career at the international level. Upon completion of the PhD, the successful candidate will have consolidated a wide range of transferable skills relevant for careers in research and teaching at academic institutions, research centers, and other knowledge-intensive sectors, both public and private, such as consultancy firms and international organizations. In addition to specialized expert knowledge within a particular field, the PhD students gain experience and competence in designing research projects, resolving methodological issues, communication and public outreach skills. The outlook of the PhD programme is highly international. This is reflected in the profile of the doctorate students and their mobility during their training and research activities.