The PhD in Legality, Political Cultures and Democracy, established in 2019 in implementation of the development plan of the Department of Political Science, obtained from MIUR the qualification as International Innovative Doctorate thanks to the presence of specific agreements with Mid Sweden University (Sundsvall, Sweden), Lomonosov University (Moscow, Russian Federation) and Paris 8 University (Paris, France), and the qualification as Interdisciplinary Innovative Doctorate thanks to the presence in the Scientific Board of scholars belonging to different scientific areas.

During the first two years PhD candidates are expected to attend curricular teaching activities in Perugia and spend a research period abroad of at least one semester. A good knowledge of Italian and English languages is required.
Five scholarships are available every year, two of which are reserved for international candidates. The PhD program includes three curricula, characterized by interdisciplinarity:


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