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Preparing for a PhD Course

Welcome to the course!

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Your course leader will be Wil Hout, Ph.D, Professor of Governance and International Political Economy at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

You can contact him via email:

How it works

We will have live sessions over Zoom supported by material provided on this online platform. Each Zoom session will be recorded and made available here.

The course contents are outlined below, click on the first session to start and mark each one as ‘complete’ to see our progress updated in the bar at the top of each session.

At the end of the course, an assignment will be submitted.

Preparation material

We recommend that you review this general material to inform our sessions:


We have created a dedicated space for you to discuss these materials with your fellow participants in the course forum where you can post your comments and questions.