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Postgraduate Programme

PhD and MPhil degrees

The European Studies Programme offers students the opportunity to conduct postgraduate research on Europe. Students can read either for a PhD or a MPhil in European Studies. With an excellent student-faculty ratio, structured supervision arrangements, and outstanding facilities, research students are working in an ideal environment conducive to research.

Current areas of staff interest:

Stefan Auer European History (with a particular focus on the politics of memory); Enlargement of the European Union; Eurozone crisis; German post-1945 History and Politics; Nationalism in Central Europe; Political Theory and Political Philosophy (i.e. Hannah Arendt, Edmund Burke, J├╝rgen Habermas and Carl Schmitt); The self-limiting revolutions of 1989 in Central Europe; the Geopolitics of EU-Russia relations and Ukraine.
James Fichter European studies; American studies; Maritime and business history; Histories of the following: English and other East India Companies, British and French imperialism, early modern Atlantic, colonial America, United States, US in the world, US-China relations, whaling, coal and commodities.
Roland Vogt European politics, foreign policy, and political economy; International Relations (incl. IR theory); democratization and political culture; Sino-European relations; Latin American and African politics

Click here for the outlines the research of our graduates in recent years.

Click here for further details about the Graduate School at the University of Hong Kong, as well as Admission Requirements and Procedures.


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