Selection criteria (Dual career track)

Admission requirements for our dual career PhD programme:

  • A Master’s degree from a relevant academic field, including economics, political science, social sciences, business administration, computational social sciences, with a strong academic background in one of the core disciplines of the institute.
  • Documented theoretical and practical understanding of one or more of the topics of interest specified in the introduction.
  • Education requires spoken and written fluency in the English language, to be demonstrated through an approved test (see the application process section) for applicants from non-English-speaking countries.
  • Approval and support from the candidate’s current employer to participate in the PhD programme is needed.

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Knowledge of the design, development and/or use of data, modelling and simulation methods and their application on a topic of interest
  • Proficiency in academic writing
  • Access to a complementary professional network or unique data is an asset
  • Candidates who conduct research in their job are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates from the Global South are encouraged to apply