CIPOD Programmes of Study


The Centre offers a combined Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy programme and a direct Doctor of Philosophy programme in the following four fields:

International Politics

The programme of study in International Politics works on theoretical approaches to the study of global politics, in particular major schools of thought such as Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, Feminism, Marxism, Post-Marxism, Normative Theory, and Post-Colonialism. 

International Organization

The programme of study in International Organization focuses on the study of the problems and processes of global governance with reference to global, regional and functional international organizations.

Diplomacy and Disarmament

The programme of study in Diplomacy and Disarmament works on issues such as the history, theory and practice of diplomacy, negotiations, war and peace, revolution in military affairs, nuclear deterrence and disarmament, environmental security, critical security studies, and terrorism and other non-traditional threats to security. 

Political Geography

The programme of study in Political Geography focuses on the study of theoretical and applied aspects of political geography and theories in geopolitics including critical geopolitics. The division also runs a Cartographic Lab equipped with GIS software.