Masters Programs in Political Science

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Political Science

Every complicated matter should have means to study it. Being one of the most twisted and intricate contemporary phenomena, politics requires a science to put the things straight and back in order. A Master in Political Science can teach the complicated philosophy and theory, as well as critical thinking and analytical skills required in this challenging and ever-changing field.

A Master in Political Science is interdisciplinary, intersecting with other subjects and studies, such as National Politics, Public Policy, Economics, Law, Psychology and Sociology. Usually, Political Science is subdivided into three disciplines that deal with different aspects of the vast matter of politics. The highly abstract but very important matters of legal code, justice, rights, and liberty are in the competence of Political Philosophy; whereas the study of International Relations is about bringing order and system into the process of interaction between nations and states, including peace and conflict studies. And last but not least, Comparative Politics is the third subfield of Political Science; it is based upon a practical approach towards the state and government as a systematic matter, for comparison is one of the oldest and most secure methods of research. Master in Political Science programs delve deep into these three subfields, and also allows students to concentrate on a specialized area of interest.

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Master in Political Marketing

Rome Business School
Campus or Online Part time 9 months March 2017 Italy Rome

LAST SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, APPLY NOW! The Master’s Degree in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities. [+]

LAST SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, APPLY NOW! Working in politics has never required as many professional competencies as in this historical period. Playing an active role in an electoral campaign on in the life of a party, but also writing about politics on a daily basis, are activities that, without specific training and without the mastery of the most up-to-date techniques, risk being unproductive.

The Master’s Degree in Political Marketing is aimed at providing the knowledge and abilities necessary to effectively and professionally manage the communication and marketing processes that support political campaigns and activities. Political-Electoral Marketing - Strategy - Market research for politics - Segmentation, targeting and positioning for politics - Political-Electoral marketing mix - Marketing 2.0 and 3.0 for politics Web and Social media for politics - Web and Social Media campaign planning, implementation and control for politics - Using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for political communication - Political blogging - Emailing techniques Public speaking - Verbal and Non-verbal communication - Feedback effectiveness - Active listening - Steps for an effective public presentation Political Press Office - Political journalism - The Press Office - The planning of activities - Implementing actions and monitoring results. Organising events - Choice and ideation of the most suitable event in order to reach objectives - Project definition - Budget definition through the evaluation of economic aspects - Promotion: online through social media and offline through traditional media - Practical organization of the event. The electoral system and its specificity - Plurality systems - Majority systems - Proportional systems - Mixed systems Leadership for politics - Interpersonal influence - Leadership styles - The techniques Spin Doctoring - Role and activity evolution - Strategies and techniques - Excellency cases Fundraising for politics - Fundraising techniques and tactics - Fundraising patterns - The management of the relationship with donors - Budgeting and staffing models - Effective and ethical profiles - Phone banking, canvassing and special events Electoral campaign management - Traditional vs digital campaigns - Human resources management and organisation for an electoral campaign - The thematic campaign - Territorial campaign - Cases studies Innovative communication techniques for politics - Graphic, video and digital design - Modelling and 3D animation - Augmented reality - Mobile apps - Video mapping International excellency cases Edsegovi’s HOLOS model (Mexico) Learning Options This course may be attended in the following formulas: - on campus, at the Rome Business School Rome headquarters. - distance learning, through a cutting edge e-learning platform with live lectures and a great teacher-student interaction. Participation fees In order to ensure a top quality training course, attendance is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Selection is based upon the evaluation of CVs and on the results of technical-motivational interviews. The participation fee for the Master’s Degree in Political Marketing is of € 3.500,00 (V.A.T. included). ... [-]

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year Switzerland

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. MIR PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics, executive communication and negotiations, multimedia and internet. The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year. Faculty: The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment. Study in Switzerland: Geneva is host to the United Nations and specialized agencies such as the World Trade Organization, and is oftern referred to as the capital of peace and diplomacy, making it an ideal place to study international relations. Learn more about studying in Geneva. AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 17 universities worldwide. Learn more about our international network. YOUR CAREER WITH YOUR MIR MIR graduates engage in decision-making careers in: international organizations and diplomatic services; corporate business and financial sector; media, NGOs and civil society. Career services: The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions. The International University in Geneva provides for Career Counselling to assist students. MIR ADMISSION Apply online for the MIR program: Fill in the Application form. MIR entry requirements: Students applying for the MIR program must provide several documents. See the admission requirements. MIR TUITION FEES The tuition of the International University in Geneva, Switzerland, is CHF 36,400 for Master of International Relations graduate program. Learn more about Tuition Fees. The fees include teaching materials, cases and textbooks. [-]

M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in International Peace Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

International Peace Studies examines the sources of war and armed conflict and suggests methods of preventing and resolving them through processes of peacemaking and peacebuilding. The course combines perspectives from international relations, ethics and conflict resolution to reflect critically upon the wide range of social, political and... [+]

Masters in Political Science. M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in International Peace Studies International Peace Studies examines the sources of war and armed conflict and suggests methods of preventing and resolving them through processes of peacemaking and peacebuilding. The course combines perspectives from international relations, ethics and conflict resolution to reflect critically upon the wide range of social, political and economic issues associated with peace and political violence. A week-long Mediation Summer School provides an opportunity to develop practical skills in the area of conflict resolution and mediation. There is also the option to participate in various field trips in Ireland and abroad. Students are required to take the two core modules as well as four modules from the list of modules. A sufficient number of optional modules must be taken to fulfil credit requirements. Core Modules The Politics of Peace and Conflict Research Methods Students must take four modules from the following list of options: International Politics Ethics in International Affairs Conflict Resolution and Nonviolence Armed Conflict, Peace-building and Development The United Nations and Conflict Resolution Human Rights in Theory and Practice Gender, War and Peace Northern Ireland: Conflict, Religion and the Politics of Peace The Politics of the Idea of Europe Race and Ethnicity, Theoretical Concepts Ethnic Conflict, Peace and the State Religion and International Relations NGOs in Theory and Practice: Internship Module Some changes to the structure and content of this course may be made during 2016-17. Prospective candidates should contact the Executive Officer for information on new developments. Teaching takes place in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Modules from the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are open to students on the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other courses must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August. Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Part time 2 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate programme aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment. [+]

At GSD, we offer Executive Education as part of our commitment to train and develop future leaders. The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate programme aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment. PROGRAMME AIMS Understand the dynamics of international politics and diplomatic issues, and to develop the practical skills necessary to master the challenges of 21st century diplomacy; Advance cross-cultural negotiation and communication skills to better diffuse international frictions, manage crises and encourage international cooperation; Develop competence in dealing with challenges at the global, regional and national levels; Learn and incorporate tools, procedures and instruments to effectively manage complex projects and programmes in international and multicultural environments; Engage in a culturally diverse learning environment and build a network of professional relations with fellow students and faculty. STUDY MODE The Executive Master has been designed for professionals in a related field with a strong interest in the key developments of international politics. It spans over 9 months and includes regular evening classes, weekend workshops, a week-long summer or winter school and a final dissertation. Modules are practice-driven and solution-oriented and will be taught in English by a multinational faculty that includes experienced academics and practitioners. PROGRAMME ELEMENTS Evening Classes Throughout the semester, participants meet every two weeks for two hours to discuss diplomatic challenges and strategies in order to address them. Expect short presentations and frank debates in a workshop atmosphere. The Executive Master Evening Classes are also open to practitioners who desire to network and discuss institutional tactics and strategies. Case Studies & Simulations In each of the two semesters, participants and practitioners take part in three Friday afternoon to Saturday evening case study or simulation sessions that confront them with real world situations, difficult decisions and the need to find sustainable solutions. Expect immersive group-driven and solution-oriented exercises. The Executive Master Case Studies & Simulations are also open to practitioners who desire to engage in practical training. DURATION: 9 MONTHS (60 ECTS) CASE STUDY PROGRAMME SEMESTER 1 (18 Etcs) MODULE 1 Governing Global Issues I MODULE 2 New dimensions of foreign policy, geopolitics and global security I MODULE 3 Fundamental skills for the leaders of tomorrow I SEMESTER 2 (18 Ects) MODULE 1 Governing Global Issues I MODULE 2 New dimensions of foreign policy, geopolitics and global security II MODULE 3 Fundamental skills for the leaders of tomorrow II WINTER OR SUMMER SCHOOL (4 Ects) A one week full immersion course will provide students with a specialized opportunity to explore the key developments issues in global governance. The Executive Master Winter and Summer Schools are also open to practitioners who desire to engage in an intense one week of training. RESEARCH PAPER (20 Ects) To complete the EMIR, participants write a 8’000 to 10’000 words dissertation applying theoretical insights and practical solutions to a problem they face or might face in their professional career. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree from a university or its equivalent. Students are encour­aged to discuss the course with GSD academic tutors prior the submisison of the application. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabili­ties at an approved level. Applicants who fail to reach this standard may be required to complete an agreed English Language tuition programme prior to the com­mencement of the Executive Master programme (EMIR). TARGET GROUP Professionals in a related field with a strong interest in the key developments of international politics. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students are required to complete modules amounting to 40 credits (ECTS) and to complete a dissertation worth 20 credits. [-]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Berlin Region

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management. [+]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

 

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management.

 

 

Mission

 

In recognition of the changes being experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global inter-dependence, the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) is offering a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM) in order to capacitate professionals from all over the world for their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and upcoming conflicts. Consistent with the values of social justice and human rights and supported by the University’s long-standing tradition in social advocacy, the MA address issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation. The Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and a wide range of professional backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between Democracy, Participation, Social Exclusion, Human Rights and Conflict Management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly application-oriented, prepares participants to work in Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations of international cooperation and development cooperation, humanitarian aid agencies and local, regional or international organizations promoting social development and dealing with existing and upcoming conflicts.... [-]


Master in Political Science

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Core programme courses include EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy [+]

Programme content: Core programme courses include: EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy External Relations of the EU EU Economic Policy International Relations Theories International Security Conflict Resolution Modern History of Europe Methodology Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: The applicant should be a graduate of a BA or a MA study programme in the field of social studies, humanities or law. The applicant will present: Bachelor’s degree diploma diploma supplement of her/his Bachelor’s study (the diploma supplement may be substituted by a list of courses and exams passed during the Bachelor’s study) his/her bachelor’s thesis or any corresponding graduate work, eventually another written essay with a minimum page count of 20 pages CV motivation letter Personal interview might be arranged via skype. Language requirements: English language CEFR level B2 or TOEFL points 87 minimum Training methods: lectures, seminars, workshops, consultancy. [-]

MA in Strategic Science and Diplomatic Sciences

Link Campus University
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Italy Rome

The globalized world has opened up new horizons and new challenges for the management of the public institutions and international relations. To face the challenges posed by globalization, new professional and more [+]

Masters in Political Science. The globalized world has opened up new horizons and new challenges for the management of the public institutions and international relations. To face the challenges posed by globalization, new professional and more structured skills are required in order to understand and intervene on the complex reality of the processes with a supplementary approach. A free Italian language course will be offered to all students who pre-apply by the first week of June. Course of study The training programs allow the students to develop an international approach to the understanding of political, institutional and administrative issues. The Degree Course is structured as follows: - a part of the subjects is common to all the professional careers, with some disciplinary characterizations; - a part of subjects specific for a given professional career, in which sectorial interest subjects are studied in depth; - optional subjects and internships, through which students may diversify and contextualize their knowledge. FIRST YEAR Integrated course in International law Integrated course of Geopolitics and Geo-economics: the new global players Peace and War in the Modern World: An Introduction to the dossiers International Relations: the financial markets, the international trade and WTO Ethical-religious principles of international relations SECOND YEAR International Relations: Climate Changes International relations: non-proliferation of weapons Integrated course of Diplomacy: Public speaking, Theory and practice of diplomacy: sociology and negotiating techniques International Security Studies Advanced international relations: the new terrorism Integrated course of Methodologies and Analysis Additional language knowledge Internship with Project work [-]

International Development and Management of Global Affairs

Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Romania Timisoara

This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. [+]

The Faculty of Political Science, Philosophy and Communication Sciences is the youngest and most dynamic of the faculties of the West University of Timisoara, being created in 1999. Most of our students study international relations, public relations, communication and journalism. Teaching takes place in Romanian, English and German. The faculty has nine bachelor programs, six master programs and two doctoral programs, in political science and in philosophy. This new master program of our faculty seeks to respond to employers and students demands for an education closer to practice and a better adjustment to labor market needs. We are aware of the fact that most of our graduates find employment in the new globalized economy dominated by multinational enterprises. This is why we offer, after a first year centered on the development of the most important skills for a work in international relations, the possibility to choose in the second year from three attractive modules: International development studies, European studies and African studies. Main course titles Theories and strategies of international development Introduction to management International organisations Macroeconomy Diplomacy and global affairs Project management Sustainable development and environment Social development in regional context Global security studies, with an emphasis on Africa Education systems and policies Migration studies Gender and development Potential labour market positions following graduation Specialist in political and economical international relations; International officer in public institutions; International customer support; Backoffice; [-]

Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport

International University of Monaco
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Monaco Monte-Carlo

The Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport (MSPS) has been designed with the contribution of individuals and experts from the worlds of peace, sport and academia. [+]

Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport

 

Peace building, peace promotion and peace education are long term and multifaceted endeavors.

 

Building sustainable peace requires specific skills in diplomacy and conflict resolution, but it also implies implementing ambitious educational processes for future generations.

 

Promoting sustainable peace involves teaching, learning and transmitting a set of values that help transcend political, social, racial and religious differences that, today, are often at the origin of conflicts.

 

It is crucial in complex environments to keep a pragmatic approach and act at the heart of vulnerable communities where tensions are latent, peace is fragile and social cohesion is weak.... [-]


Master in Coastal and Marine Management

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time Part time 18 months September 2017 Iceland Westfjords + 1 more

Master in Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary resource management program that focuses on coastal and marine issues and mainly draw... [+]

Coastal and Marine Management is an international, interdisciplinary Master's degree in the field of resource management. The programme emphasises ideas and methods from ecology, sociology, economics and business studies. Students completing the programme have knowledge of the diverse and valuable resources of the coast and the sea, understand their current condition, and have gathered tools and expertise to drive the sustainable use of marine resources.

 

The course language, including all teaching, is English. The University Centre of the Westfjords offers this programme in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.

Entry requirementsThe main condition for acceptance is that applicants have completed a Bachelor's degree; whether a BA, BSc or BEd. Emphasis is placed on the applicant justifying their reasons and explaining how they hope to link the programme to their previous education and experience. An application form is available, in both electronic and pdf format, on the University Centre website.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Public Administration will make your leadership aspirations a reality. The internationally-recognised teaching staff at Crawford School have the real-world experience and expertise [+]

Masters in Political Science. The Master of Public Administration will make your leadership aspirations a reality. The internationally-recognised teaching staff at Crawford School have the real-world experience and expertise to develop your management, leadership and organisational performance skills, and help you succeed in public administration. The program integrates theory and practice to explore contemporary public dilemmas, both locally and globally, alongside the latest debates in the social sciences regarding good public administration. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate understanding of historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives on public sector management and leadership - Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public sector management and leadership, in Australia and globally - Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public sector management and leadership - Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public sector management and leadership - Apply conceptual analysis and evidence to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex management, leadership and policy challenges from multiple perspectives - Apply self-management, communication, influencing and teamwork skills to complex management and leadership challenges. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least three years' work experience in public administration. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

MicroMasters Program in Human Rights (Curtin University)

edX MicroMasters Programs
Online Full time Part time 36 weeks January 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Learn about human rights as a multidisciplinary field from history to activism, development, and more. [+]

Average Length: 12 weeks per course Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program Subject: Humanities, Social Sciences Institution: Curtin University Institution Offering Credit: Curtin University Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $300 per course Learn about human rights as a multidisciplinary field from history to activism, development, and more. Enrich your understanding of human rights ideas and practices at local, national and international levels throughout this series of courses from Curtin University. Human Rights Theory and Philosophy Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights as well as some of the major critiques of the concept. Human Rights and Development Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice. Activism, Advocacy and Change Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change. The series is multidisciplinary and will benefit anyone wanting to begin or advance their career across a broad range of disciplines. Gaining an awareness of contemporary issues in human rights is important in professions such as education, health, law, social work and development work, both in the public and private sector. You can also benefit from human rights knowledge in a voluntary capacity, advocating social justice, peace or building a sustainable future. Successful completion of all three verified courses (in addition to a pre-entry assessment task) provides an entry pathway into the Master of Human Rights degree program at Curtin University, which can be studied on campus or fully online. Subject to meeting Curtin’s entry requirements, you will receive credit for three of the ten units that comprise the degree program. Job Outlook Human rights is a multidisciplinary area that incorporates politics, anthropology, philosophy, education, social work and legal frameworks. Career opportunities include human rights worker, educator/teacher, health worker, lawyer, social worker, activist, mediation and conflict worker, community worker and development worker, in both the public and private sector. Graduates from Curtin’s degree program have gone on to work in anti-racism programs, human rights non-government organisations, policy development roles, direct service provision in a range of human services, and advocacy and lobbying positions. What You'll Learn: The role of modern human rights institutions. The political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights that underpin current systems. Multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspectives of human rights. The roles that social movements, grass-roots campaigns and other initiatives have played in the development of human rights ideas and practices. MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Successfully complete and earn a Verified Certificate in all three Human Rights courses. Take Your Credential To The Next Level Learners who successfully earn a Human Rights MicroMasters Credential are eligible to apply for Curtin University’s Master of Human Rights degree program. In addition to the MicroMasters Credential, students who successfully meet entry requirements will be credited with three of the required ten coursework units needed for completion of the Master of Human Rights degree program. To apply, you need to: meet Curtin’s academic and English language entry standards hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from any recognised institution in arts/humanities, psychology, education, social work, law, journalism or health OR hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from any recognised institution plus one year of relevant work experience complete and successfully pass a pre-entry assessment task at a cost of USD$300. Courses Human Rights Theory and Philosophy Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights... Human Rights and Development Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, climate change and issues of social justice. Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change. What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Master of International Security Studies

Macquarie University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in... [+]

Master of International Security Studies

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in the aftermath of September 11 2001.

Key features

Gives you the opportunity to undertake master level study in the workplace, supervised and coordinated through web-based activities Offers contemporary and rigorous academic study in security studies and intelligence analysis, as well as transnational crime, international law and political violence This degree can be combined with the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism ... [-]

Master in NGO Studies

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years March 2017 South Korea Suwon

The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments [+]

The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments as well as markets as interdependence and globalization begin to change our understanding of society and politics. In these transformative times NGOs are often regarded as being the driving force behind global changes in politics, economics, and social/cultural as well as ethical global issues. It is vital therefore to understand the connections, dynamics and relationships between state and non-state actors working in the contemporary global political era. NGOs, in their strategies and policy objectives, crucially, may even go beyond the domestic boundaries of sovereign states into the realm of global governance. NGOs therefore represent a practical strategic part of rethinking the site and nature of politics, power and authority in the 21st century. Reflecting upon the growing importance of NGOs and civil society, the NGO Studies major at AJOU GSIS seeks to develop an understanding of domestic as well as international networking processes by combining theory and practice in this field of study. For this purpose, the NGO Studies major provides prospective students with broad categories of subjects ranging from managerial skills for NGOs to NGO strategic cooperation wth international organizations. Along with two required courses (NGO Introduction and Research Methods), the NGO major offers four broad categories of classes related to current NGO activities. They are; first, NGO and Civil Society, related subjects including Social Movements and Civic Education; second, NGO and Global Governance, related subjects including International Cooperation and International Organizations; third, NGO and Policy, related subjects including Public Policy and Policy Planning; and fourth, NGO and Management, related subjects including Human Resource Management, Social Marketing, and Financing. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Design and Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part setting aside the techniques of large-N statistical analysis, which is presumed best to be taught in a separate course. Students will read and discuss texts related to theory formation and hypothesis testing; creating variables and measurement; descriptive and causal inference; longitudinal, comparative case study research; field data collection; working with texts and analyzing qualitative data; and, finally, dissertation write-up. This course is divided into four main parts focusing on the following topics: (1) the goals of social science and elements of research design; (2) selecting and application of different methodologies for conducting research; (3) collection of primary and secondary data on the field; and (4) analysis and synthesis of qualitative data in the dissertation-writing process. Option B Quantitative Research Design and Methods This Course deals with the general logic of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, measurement, statistical inference, causal analyses, rational choice theory, and game theory. By the end of this course, you should be able to conceptualize a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and date collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem. In this course you will also learn to apply economic reasoning and game theory to interactive situations, that is, to situations in which (1) people have conflicting goals and (2) are affected in important ways by each other's actions. We will use game theory to understand when and how the incentives of individuals can work against the interests of the group, and how this kind of problem can be overcome. NGO Introduction First, in this course, students will learn the concept and historical lineages of NGOs. Second, situating NGOs in globalizing world, we will look over many aspects of NGOs like Global Governance & NGOs, Global Civil Society & NGOs, and Global Environmental Crisis & NGOs, etc. Third, focusing on contemporary South Korea, we will deal with many activities initiated by Korean NGOs. Finally, each student will choose particular NGO, delve into the activities of that NGO, and make presentation on that topic in the last phase of this semester. [-]

Double Masters Programme in Political Science (European Studies)

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. [+]

Masters in Political Science. The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives first-class students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The international master’s programme focuses on the European Union, its policies and institutions. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the EU as well as interdisciplinary research skills. The programme prepares students for high-level positions in the private or public sector which require international experience combined with a profound knowledge of the EU. Students that graduate with this double degree will have excellent opportunities to work, for example, in EU or national institutions, in NGOs or the media. Please check our website for more information on the programme, entry requirements and the application procedure. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity. Its ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is based on the prin­ci­ple of Prob­lem-Based Learn­ing (PBL). The Fac­ulty has a strong in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, ev­i­denced by its in­ter­na­tional stu­dent body and its ex­ten­sive re­search. The Fac­ulty has an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of Maas­tricht. Pro­gramme du­ra­tion: 4 se­mes­ters, full-time Pro­gramme start: Be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber in Maas­tricht De­grees awarded: Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne Lan­guage of in­struc­tion: Eng­lish Fees: Stu­dents pay tu­ition fees at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity dur­ing their first year of stud­ies (ap­prox. €1,980 for EU ap­pli­cants; for more de­tails on the tu­ition fee, please see the web­site of Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity) and a se­mes­ter con­tri­bu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne (ap­prox. €260 per term, which in­cludes a stu­dent travel card which is valid on all pub­lic trans­port in North Rhine-West­phalia). Pro­gramme The Dou­ble Mas­ter is an am­bi­tious re­search-based and in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary programme which has a strong focus on the Eu­ro­pean Union, its in­sti­tu­tions and poli­cies. Stu­dents de­velop an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of the EU and of the work­ings of pol­i­tics and so­ci­ety in an in­te­grated Eu­rope. The pro­gramme equips grad­u­ates with ex­cel­lent method­olog­i­cal skills, en­abling them to op­er­ate at an ad­vanced level in an in­ter­na­tional re­search en­vi­ron­ment. Dur­ing their year abroad, stu­dents will be ex­posed to an in­ter­na­tional en­vi­ron­ment that al­lows them to im­prove their in­ter­cul­tural and lan­guage skills. Stu­dents ad­mit­ted to the Dou­ble Mas­ter’s Pro­gramme pur­sue a Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity in their first year and com­plete mod­ules of the Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne in their sec­ond year. The pro­gramme is based on the mu­tual recog­ni­tion of credit points by both uni­ver­si­ties. Stu­dents at­tend a col­lo­quium and write their mas­ter’s the­sis dur­ing their year in Cologne. The the­sis is jointly su­per­vised by pro­fes­sors at both uni­ver­si­ties. After suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme, stu­dents are awarded a Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and a Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne. Career perspectives Graduates of this double degree will be well prepared for the demands of an international employment market in European Studies, which increasingly expects applicants to have studied in more than one country. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration or international companies. The research-oriented nature of the degree also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks or NGOs. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures, and thus graduates with a double degree will be better prepared for these kinds of positions than most of their peers with degrees from a single university. Application process For admission, candidates need to apply for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies at the University of Cologne and at Maastricht University. The application period for the Double Master’s Programme at the University of Cologne runs from early April to 15 May. Applications must be submitted online via the application portal. Once the application portal has opened, the link will be published on this website. In addition, applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University must apply online via uni-assist and by post until 1 May. When applying via uni-assist, please select the programme ‘MA in Political Sciences’ at the University of Cologne. For more information on the obligatory additional application and admission at Maastricht University, please visit Maastricht University's website. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (30 ECTS). Furthermore a minimum of further 12 ECTS in Political Science or in Methodology and Empirical Social Research Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)). Please note that the Maastricht University also requires minimum scores in writing. IELTS: minimum score overall 7.0, minimum score writing 7.0; TOEFL ibt: minimum score overall 100, minimum score writing 28. Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application documents DMP application form CV in English Letter of motivation in English explaining the reasons for applying to the Double Master’s Programme (aprox. 500 words) Proof of sufficient language skills in English of at least C1 (CEFR) Copy of bachelor’s degree certificate, including all exams taken to date, listing the grades received and the number of credit points per course Descriptions of all relevant courses taken during bachelor’s degree (e.g. extracts from the course catalogue) If applicable, written confirmation of any studies abroad which may have already been completed. In case any of the courses completed abroad have been credited towards the bachelor's degree of the home university, this written document must contain an official record of the courses taken and the grades received. Please also attach a description of the modules taken abroad. An essay in English written by the applicant, either specifically for this application or for earlier studies or other occasions. It is preferable, but not absolutely necessary, that the topic is related to the Double Master’s Programme. There are no requirements as to the length of the essay A photocopy of a valid passport or EU ID card A recent passport photo All documents must be provided in English or German. Documents in any other language must have an authorised translation into English or German attached. We may need to ask for further documentation at a later stage of the application process. For more information on the application documents to be handed in at Maastricht University, please check Maastricht University's website. Application deadlines The online application for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies takes place both through Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines at the two universities. At the University of Cologne: For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 At the University of Cologne, please apply online. Once the application portal opens, the link will be published on this website. At Maastricht University: For EU applicants: 1 June 2017 For non-EU applicants: 1 May 2017 For more details on the application deadlines at Maastricht University, please visit Maastricht University's website. Selection process Candidates need to apply separately at Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines. Applications for the Double Master’s Programme will be assessed by the admissions boards at both universities. The admission boards will assess all applications and communicate its decision no later than the end of July. Enrolment takes place in late August or early September. The study programme starts in October in Cologne. Please note that in case your application for the Double Master’s Programme is not successful, your application may still be considered for the regular MA in Political Science at the University of Cologne or for the regular Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University given that all entry requirements are fulfilled. [-]