The research Doctorate is a post-graduate program meant for students to acquire highly specialized scientific skills. It generally lasts three academic years and the competitive examination for admissions is open to holders of a Master's Degree; the competition announcement is published in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic. The course is structured in a research plan that is agreed upon by the professors; its results - an original contribution to scientific knowledge - are contained in a doctorate thesis. The course concludes with a dissertation on the thesis and the title of Research Doctor. This academic qualification is the equivalent to the Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English-speaking countries.
XXVIII cycle research Doctorates
Economics and law in international relations