PhD information

The PhD programme in political science covers the following sub-disciplines: comparative politics, international relations, public administration and management, public policy, political sociology, political theory, and methods. 

This page is meant for supervisors and students already enrolled in our PhD programme.

Survival kit for PhDs

This document contains practical information about being a PhD student at the Department of Political Science, arranged roughly according to order of the phases of the PhD and grouped into related areas.

PhD Events

Mon 02 Aug
09:00-16:00 | The Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
ECPR Summer School
The Department of Political Science at Aarhus University is pleased to be hosting the Summer School of our Standing Group on Political Parties in 2021. The academic theme is Theories and Methods in Party Politics.


The PhD survey 2021 shows high quality in the PhD education but also challenges with job satisfaction. Photo: AU Foto, Lars Kruse.

2021.07.07 | PhD students

PhD survey

PhD survey shows high quality in the PhD programme despite challenges.

Starting on Monday 10 May, many PhD students will be able to come to campus to study in their PhD offices and group rooms. AU Photo, Jesper Rais.

2021.05.07 | PhD students

More PhD students can return to campus

Starting on Monday 10 May, some PhD students can return to their PhD offices and group rooms on campus.

2020.11.17 | PhD students


This year’s university elections are over. The votes have been counted and the victorious candidates informed. This year’s turnout was 16% which is lower than previous years. It is assessed that the coronavirus is the primary reason for this.