Masters Programs in International Politics

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International Politics

With present day international politics continually facing new problems and challenges, the study of international politics offers students a unique opportunity to learn about the various problems that face the world. These problems include: terrorism, poverty, human rights, conflicts, displacement, economic development and global environments. Students enrolling in the masters program have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the global problems, their origin and the structures that have been put in place to try and solve the problems. The students have an opportunity to examine and critically evaluate the contemporary world issues.

The masters degree in international politics focuses on the study of global policies, policy-making processes and the theoretical as well as the practical approaches in development of solutions to world issues. The program has both core and elective modules; students can choose their area of specialization depending on their personal career goals and intellectual interest. Areas of specialization include: development and inequality, foreign policy, security, diplomacy, the environment, religion, financial crises, the economy, migration and cultural identity as well as human rights.

The masters program also gives the students an opportunity to analyze the various players in the global environment and their inputs to the solutions of the world problems. These players include: governments, international institutions, social movements, private players and the civil society. Therefore, the students can take classes in a range of fields including regional and international relations. The graduates can take up job offers in a variety fields such as: foreign policy, academia, law and the government.

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Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Canberra

Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. [+]

Masters in International Politics. Master of National Security Policy NEW program - available for applications commencing from summer session, 2015 Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. This program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the current and emerging national security challenges facing our region and the world. Develop the skills to implement and evaluate effective policy responses, and graduate as a future leader in strategy development. Career Options Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Demonstrate a greater understanding of national security issues Understand research principles and methods applicable to different disciplinary approaches to national security issues Reflect critically on theory and practice of national security issues Demonstrate high-level analytical skills as well as oral and written communication skills Conduct independent research and understand aspects of professional practice within the field of national security Cognate disciplines Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Development Studies, Governance, History, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Policy Studies, Public Administration, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Security Studies, Strategic Studies. Admission Requirements A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. 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. Credit may be available for relevant work experience. Indicative Fees Annual indicative fee for international students $34,800.00 Scholarships ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing. [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

Masters in Comparative International Relations

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Venice

The MSc programme involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines. [+]

Masters in International Politics. The MSc (Master of Science/Laurea Magistrale) degree in "Relazioni Internazionali Comparate – International Relations", active since 2008, involves two years of full-time study, covering a wide spectrum of fields in International Relations. It is designed for students with different academic backgrounds such as history, international law, political sciences, languages and related disciplines. The curriculum
 Students can choose from five curricula, comprising specific groups of related elective courses focusing on specific themes or geographic areas: Europe-East Asia. Inter-Mediterranean Relations Transatlantic Relations Eastern Europe Development policies (fully taught in English) The final project
 The programme culminates with a final project. Students will work intensively on a topic of their choice while attending regular meetings with their project supervisor. Applying for the programme
 To enter the programme applicants need to have the equivalent to a three-year Italian undergraduate degree (Laurea) such as a BSc degree, with a sound knowledge of key issues in history, international law, and economics. Further requirements include certified knowledge of English at B2 level in addition to basic knowledge (B1 level) of one of the following languages: French, Russian, Spanish or Portuguese. Graduate careers
 The special education provided to second-cycle graduates in Comparative International Relations will enable them to hold positions of high responsibility in organizations and businesses operating internationally. Possible career opportunities include: - Purchasing of goods and services - Image and public relations consultancy and similar professions - Government and regional bodies - National and international organizations - International study centers - Consular posts - Broadcasting - Management - Marketing - Public service [-]

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. [-]

Master Degree in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. [+]

Masters in International Politics. Academic degree: Master ECTS: 90 Duration: 3 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Political Science, International Relations, Sociology The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. With support from the European Centre for Transboundary Excellence, this master program aims to contribute to further development and updating of knowledge on EU policies and territorial cooperation, with special attention to the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal in their social, economic, political, administrative and cultural dimensions. [-]

Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2017 Germany Bonn

ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European graduates to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the EU's relations with other parts of the world. [+]

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies. The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. Political decisions and legislative acts in the EU continuously generate new regulatory frameworks. The regulation of network industries (electronic communication, energy, logistics) as well as of the financial sector are taught and analyzed in the framework of ZEI´s Master program. The interplay of governance and regulation constitutes today's reality in the European Union. ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European graduates to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the EU's relations with other parts of the world. Admission Requirements - An above-average and completed, career-qualifying higher education degree (minimum Bachelor) from a German or foreign academic higher education institution, preferably in law, economics, or political science, with at least 180 credit points (CPs) according to the ECTS system - Proof of very good verbal and written English skills (for details see below) - Proof of at least one year of practical work experience (also internships) - Commitment to EU affairs - In light of the thematic EU focus of the program, knowledge of another official EU language is beneficial Faculty The program's faculty comprises renowned academics and practitioners with strong international experience from different European countries. Leading experts in European integration studies and the international scientific community prepare students for a career in European institutions, the business sector or politics. ZEI Fellows are provided with teaching standards of the highest quality and benefit from an enriching diversity of methodological approaches. Every year, up to 32 ZEI Fellows start an exciting international career based on the profound and interdisciplinary knowledge which ZEI's Master program provides. [-]

M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity. [+]

Master in Asia Pacific StudiesThe University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity.As the Pacific Century unfolds, the MAPS Program is designed to serve the needs and schedules of both traditional graduate students and working professionals who seek an advanced education in East Asian cultures, economies and societies. With its interdisciplinary approach to the Asia Pacific region, MAPS prepares students for a broad spectrum of careers in the following areas:... [-]


Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences)

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Tampere

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. [+]

Want to become a visionary leader who knows how to deal with change in the complex society? Choosing studies in the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change will help you to achieve your goal. Degree: Master of Administrative Sciences, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), or Master of Social Sciences, depending on specialisation Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS When to apply: 1.12.2016 – 13.1.2017 Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 12 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships New kinds of leadership skills are in demand at local, national, international and global levels. The challenges societies face have increased in complexity. Environmental and energy problems, the dynamics of global security, management of regional crises, provision of cost-effective public services and development of fertile grounds for entrepreneurship and business development are all systemic in nature. This means that various institutions and civic society actors must work together, negotiate and agree on the new ways of doing things. Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. In the programme, leadership is understood as a capability to deal with change. Major changes require joint efforts of the government, private companies and other institutions. The School of Management at the University of Tampere provides a unique setting for studying multifaceted leadership dynamics. We bring together the perspectives of business and management from the private sector, the understanding about institutions and governance from the public administration, as well as the knowledge of international relations and political processes from the area of politics. The School offers high-quality academic research and teaching in the fields of business, public administration and politics - and the Leadership for Change programme focuses on the intersection of these fields. The aim of the programme is to provide the student with a unique understanding of these different fields with a specific focus on leading the dynamics of societal change processes. The programme has three specialisations: Governance for Sustainable Change Politics in Wider Europe Sustainable Business Management Why Leadership for Change? Leadership for Change programme is a unique combination of Administrative Sciences, Business Studies and Politics. The programme enables developing the kind of knowledge and expertise that is needed to explain and understand complex phenomena, become a visionary leader, and to change the world. The three specialisations of the programme give students an excellent opportunity to focus on their area of interest while gaining a broader understanding of the central topics of the programme. Students from all specialisations take part in joint courses focusing on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. The School of Management at University of Tampere seeks novel ways to lead, govern and study across boundaries. The combination of the three adjacent fields is internationally rare and one of its kind in Finland. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Leadership for Change you will have: an advanced understanding of the role of leadership in solving contemporary challenges at local, national, regional and global levels learned to examine global trends such as digitization, urbanization, climate change, aging, polarization, democratization and integration from a multidisciplinary perspective the skills to foster new forms of engagement across sectors of the economy and society, learned in interaction with staff members from various disciplines – business, governance, politics and international relations – as well as with different societal stakeholders the theoretical and methodological skills to formulate relevant research problems and to undertake independent scientific work the skills to analyse and debate the challenges that leadership faces today and to communicate your views to multiple audiences using different channels of communication. Study contents The programme (120 ECTS credits) consists of four elements: Joint programme studies (30 ECTS) form the core of the master’s degree programme. The focus is on cross-disciplinary perspectives on leadership in complex societal processes. This module also focuses on a variety of important academic and employability skills (e.g. research methods, academic writing and presentation skills) The advanced studies module (25 ECTS) enables the students to acquire in-depth theoretical, methodological and conceptual knowledge in their chosen specialisation: business, politics or public administration. Through free-choice studies (25 ECTS) students can develop a unique profile to their studies based on individual interests. Master’s thesis (40 ECTS) is an individual research project that enables the student to demonstrate his/her in-depth knowledge in the chosen specialisation. Career opportunities The programme prepares the graduates to work in private, public or the third sector in tasks that involve analysing, planning and steering complex change processes, which unfold at local, national, international and global levels. Students learn to carry out academic research on these phenomena, and acquire skills required for a potential academic career. Doctoral study opportunities The programme gives eligibility for postgraduate studies in Administrative Sciences, Social Sciences (International Relations, Political Science) and Business Studies, for example in UTA’s Doctoral Programme of School of Management. Programme specific eligibility criteria Eligible to apply to the MDP in Leadership for Change (LFC) is a person who: has completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of Administrative Sciences, Business Administration or Political Science/International Relations (according to the student's desired specialisation(s) within LFC) or other relevant field. Specialisation in Governance for Sustainable Change: field of Administrative Sciences or other relevant field Specialisation in Politics in Wider Europe: field of Political Science/International Relations or other relevant field Specialisation in Sustainable Business Management: field of Business Administration or other relevant field The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that she/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. An attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the University of Tampere Admissions office by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University of Tampere. Applicants with a Master’s degree will be admitted to the programme only for well-founded reasons. [-]

Faculty of Social Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programmes in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. [+]

Masters in International Politics. Faculty of Social Sciences Economics Philosophy The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programmes in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. Hence each programme focuses on details of providing practical training geared towards the effective development of skills for applying economic principles in solving economic problems of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. Objectives The objectives of the postgraduate programme in economic shall flow from the general objectives of the Faculty of the Social Sciences and award of qualifications of the programmes shall be governed by the University and faculty postgraduate studies regulations. The main objectives of the programmes are to develop highly competent and versatile professional economists through the provision of relevant academic and professional courses which are required in order to meet the development challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization. Specifically, the programmes are designed to rigorously train highly competent personnel for academic career and groom middle and top management personnel in the areas of energy and petroleum, manufacturing, industry, banking and finance. Programmes The academic Master's Degree programme which confers a degree of Masters of Science (M.Sc), links directly to Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) programmes and therefore provides the entry points for academic and research career in Economics. Thus, the Masters of Science Degree Programme (M.Sc) and the Doctor of philosophy Degree (Ph.D) programmes constitute the core of postgraduate programmes in Economics. Postgraduate Diploma Admission Requirements The criteria for admission into any Postgraduate Diploma programme in economics will be as follows: Candidates must have five credit passes including English and Mathematics at the O' level Candidates with Bachelors degree of not less than 3rd class honour degree from an approved University. Candidates with HND and/or professional qualifications cognate to Economics from a recognized institution with not less than upper credit. Duration of the Programme A full-time PGD programmes shall run for a minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. The part-time programme shall run for a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of six (6) semesters. Political Science Introduction The subject matter of political science involves the understanding of the character of the state and society and complex interactions among them. This includes understanding the nature of public power, the constitution and functioning of government, the roles of citizens in governance as well as the struggles for power and resources that accompany all these. Philosophy Political science training at the post-graduate level is designed to produce future researcher and teachers in the tertiary education system in Nigeria. The programme are also designed to respond to the needs of the Nigeria society for skilled manpower in diverse areas of public life including public administration, diplomacy, rural development and governance and to produce graduates who have the ability to drive the governance of the public and private sectors with specialized skills. Objectives The objectives of any postgraduates degree programme in political science are to: Enable graduates to acquire skills and competence in diverse areas of political research. Train graduates to develop ability for critical thinking and judgments through broad knowledge of theoretical and practical issues in politics, administration and diplomacy. Train skilled manpower for educational institutions, public bureaucracy, private sector and international agencies. Enable graduates to acquire entrepreneurial skills that will make them successful in public life and to become self-employed. Produce graduates who are equipped with relevant ICT knowledge and skills that will assist them in future work in academia, public bureaucracy, private enterprises and international organizations. Throughout the programme therefore, emphasis is placed on training in research techniques and the development of analytical skills that can be applied to solving socio-political problems Degree Nomenclature Nomenclatures for the postgraduate degree programme in political science are: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Master of Science (M.Sc) Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MILD) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Postgraduate Diploma Programme (PGD) Basic Admission Requirement for PGD Programme The criteria for admission into the PGD program in political science will be as follows: Candidates must satisfy the matriculation requirement of the university including English language. A minimum of 3rd class bachelors degree in political science or a related discipline awarded by an approved and accredited university. HND and or professional qualification cognate to political science from a recognized institution with not less than upper credit. Areas of Specialization The postgraduate diploma in political science should reflect areas of specialization in the discipline and candidates should specialize in their intended area of specialization for the Master's degree. A student's project topic must be in his/her intended area of specialization. Duration of Programme Full-time PGD shall run for a minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. The Part-time shall run for a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. A candidate must have fulfilled the following conditions to be awarded any postgraduate diploma in political science. Psychology Preamble The need for a postgraduate programme for the award of degrees of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology arose from the demands to meet up with manpower development in Nigeria. It is considered that the postgraduate programme would enhance the knowledge and skills of graduates whose motivation to pursue psychology, as a career is high. It will also equip them with skills to cope with the various socio-psychological problems and rapid economic changes being faced in a technological growing country like Nigeria. Philosophy and Objective Postgraduate Diploma (PGD): This postgraduate programme is offered to give some opportunities to two categories of graduates. The first categories of students are those first degree holders in psychology who graduated with or without honours, but wish to continue to pursue their career as psychologists. The programme is expected to equip them and make them qualify for a more serious postgraduate work up to M.Sc./Ph.D. levels. The second categories of people are those who did their first degree in other disciplines but wish to pursue a career in psychology probably for professional reasons. The programme is expected to provide solid background in psychology for such category of graduates. M.Sc./Ph.D.: This postgraduate programme for the award of degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in psychology has the following objectives: To offer a solid foundation for a career in professional psychology thus enabling the students to acquire the necessary expertise for their professional practice in various fields of specialization. To expose the students to advanced techniques, methods, principles, and philosophy of the study of human and animal behaviour, with emphasis on the interdependence of biological, psychological, environmental and socio-cultural determinants of behaviour. To enhance the student's ability to carry out independent investigations in psychology and in problems related to psychology, which should culminate in original contribution to basic and applied knowledge in psychology. To equip the students with advance knowledge and skills needed to deal effectively with various psychological problems resulting from rapid social, economic, and technological changes of our contemporary society. Scope of the Study Postgraduate Diploma (PGD): The scope of the programme covers all areas of the principles and applications of psychology. It includes cognitive processes, statistical and methodological issues, industrial and organizational psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social and personality psychology, environmental psychology, experimental psychology, school, health, and counselling psychology as well as theories and systems of psychology. M.Sc./Ph.D: The scope of the programme covers advanced topics in theoretical and applied psychology in various fields such as experimental, counselling, clinical, social, developmental, school psychology and industrial/organizational, and so on. Basic Admission Requirements and Course Duration Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Candidates for Admission into PGD courses in psychology in all Nigerian Universities should possess good honours degrees and diplomas from recognized universities, and polytechnics in disciplines outside of psychology. Holders of Third Class Degrees in Psychology shall be considered. All candidates must satisfy university matriculation requirements for B.Sc Psychology which must include a credit pass in Mathematics, or Statistics, English Language and Biology. Graduates of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology or of other recognized universities, with or without honours degrees. Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with credit pass or above in Biology or Health science, mathematics at WAEC or GCE or its equivalent. Candidates who hold qualifications other than the above which are approved by the board of the school of postgraduate studies and senate of the university. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Candidates for admission into M.Sc. Programme should posses at least a second Class Lower (2.2) Honours Degree in Psychology from recognized Universities with at least a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale. Candidates for admission should be graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology or of other universities recognized by senate. Such candidates should posses an approved degree of Bachelor of Science with at least second class honour or its equivalent in psychology. Candidates with Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology of the ESUT or any other recognized university with at least a credit level pass. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) The candidate must have a good master's degree in the field of specialization from Enugu State University of Science and Technology or any other university recognized by the senate. A minimum of 4.00 final cumulative grade point average is required. Mode of Study and Duration of Programme Postgraduate Diploma (PGD): The course is designed for the re-tolling of those whose initial degrees were outside of psychology or whose first degrees in psychology were poor; but are interested in pursuing higher degrees in psychology. It runs for 2 semesters. Postgraduate Diploma programme is done by course work broken into two semesters with a minimum of 30 units and a maximum of 42 units to be taken in two semesters (minimum of 15 and maximum of 21 units per semester). Candidates shall be required to submit a dissertation in any field of choice in psychology. A candidate's admission shall normally lapse for the award of the degree after a maximum of two calendar years. Master of Science Programme The minimum duration for an M.Sc Programme in psychology shall be four semesters. The normal duration for the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) shall be two calendar years. A candidate's admission shall normally lapse for the award of the degree after a maximum of three calendar years. The programme shall comprise lectures and seminars. The degree shall be awarded on the basis of examinations on course work and project. A course unit is equivalent to three hours per week, or three hours of laboratory or practical class per week throughout a semester, or an equivalent amount of assigned study or a combination of these. For the award of the M.Sc. in psychology, a candidate is expected to pass a minimum of 36 course units, and 24 units should come from the compulsory courses. A student shall be required to register in his first semester, for a minimum of 9 units, and a maximum of 12 units. Also a student is allowed to register for courses outside his area of specialization in order to make up the required number of units. Candidates shall be required to complete 3 or 6 months internship where applicable. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) The Ph.D psychology degree programme shall be assessed through a solid M.Sc. entry requirement of at least 30 units, and a CGPA of at least 4.00 on a 5 point scale and subsequent seminar presentations, plus a final thesis which shall be defended through a VIVA. All candidates most register as M.Sc/Ph.D students. Prospective PhD candidates shall be interviewed based on a 3-5 page proposal. The normal duration for Ph.D programme is a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years. Ph.D programme shall last for a minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters. There shall be a 2 semesters or one academic session of intensive cognate contract between the student and the Department, within which period the student must present at least 3 seminars to the Department/Faculty. These seminars shall be graded. The final thesis must be graded equally and shall carry a credit unit of 12. This shall be in addition to the 30 units the candidates earned at the M.Sc level; making a total of 42 credit units, to earn a Ph.D degree. Sociology and Anthropology Introduction The Postgraduate Programme of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu is offered at three levels: Postgraduate Diploma, the Master's and Doctoral. Each level emphasizes research work to be presented in a project report. Independent research is considered particularly important. Postgraduate Diploma is offered in Sociology. At the Masters level, the Department offers three degrees: the M.Sc. (Sociology). M.Sc. (Anthropology) and M.Sc. (Community Development). At the Doctoral level, the Department offers 3 degrees: Ph.D. (Sociology) Ph.D. (Anthropology) and Ph.D. Community Development. Philosophy The programme is designed to give students theoretical and research knowledge in the field of Sociology and Anthropology. It is aimed at producing scholars and practitioners for high level career in teaching and research. The programme will enrich the students and enable them to have adequate knowledge of the society and contribute in the field of administration, industry, management and organization, community development (Urban and Rural) including teaching and research at the university, and to equip students with skills designed to solve specific and general societal problems. Objectives The Postgraduate Programme in Sociology, Anthropology and Community Development aims at achieving the following objectives: To help students advance and make original contribution to knowledge, through research and seminars, in their selected areas of specialization within the fields of sociology. Anthropology and community development. To ensure that students utilize the opportunities offered by Nigeria's development experience to enrich their training and also make, contributions in the fields of administration, industry, management and organization, community development, (urban and rural) welfare work at all levels including with skill designed to solve specific societal problems. To make them dedicated pursuers of truth, wisdoms and knowledge in the services of this country and of humanity in general. Entry Qualification and Method of Admission PostGraduate Diploma Graduates of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu or other recognized Universities. In special cases, candidates may be admitted after fulfilling the following conditions: Passing such tests as may be prescribed by the Department/Faculty. Taking and passing such other pre-requisites or concurrent courses as may be prescribed by the Department/Faculty. The result of such tests and pre-requisites courses, which are designed to make up the candidate's background towards the proper study for the postgraduate Diploma, shall be lodged with the school of postgraduate studies. Candidates who hold qualification other than the above acceptable to the Departmental Board, the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies and Senate of the University. Degree of Masters Graduates of Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu or of other recognized University who have obtained a good bachelors degree in relevant areas with at least second class honours. A first class or second class upper degree in Sociology/Anthropology or allied disciplines such as Psychology, Political Science, Economics etc. will be preferred. Candidates whose degrees are unclassified with 50% or above grade. A Candidate from oversea University, whose Master's grade point average, cannot be readily ascertained should be asked to get into master's degree programme. If at the end of the programme the candidate makes a minimum GP A of 4.00 or above he/she may apply for the Ph.D. Doctorate Degree Graduates of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu or of other recognized Universities, who have obtained the degree of master appropriate for the proposed area of study, with a minimum of 4.00-grade point average on a 5-point scale (or 3.00 grade point average on a 4-point scale), provided that satisfactory research work formed part of the degree. Candidates with the degree of professional Master may quality for admission provided that they satisfy (i) above, and that project report/dissertation formed part of the requirements for the award of the degree. Demonstrated evidence of completed academic research will be an advantage. Admission for Masters/Ph.D A candidate with first class honours in the Bachelors degree from a recognized University may be admitted into a Masters/Ph.D. programme. The candidate so admitted into a Masters/Ph.D. programme, has two options-first and preferably, he could complete the Master's degree programme and proceed straight to the Ph.D. programme if he passes at Master's degree with 4.00 GPA and above. Second, the candidate's general performance in the course work and research could be evaluated After the first two semesters of being on the Master's Ph.D programme. If the candidate makes a GP A of 4.00 and above in the coursework and shows sufficient ability to tackle research work at Ph.D. level, Senate, on the recommendations of the Departmental and Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committee and the Board of the school may approve that the candidate proceeds to the Ph.D programme without fully completing the Master's programme. A candidate with Master's degree from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, or any other recognized University, whose GPA is below 4.00 shall not qualify for admission into the Master's Ph.D. or Ph.D. programme. Such a candidate may be admitted into another Master's programme to enable him to qualify for Ph.D. admission. A candidate with Master's degree at 4.00 GPA or above in a professional discipline may qualify for Ph.D admission provided the professional Master's degree contains project report or dissertation. Where the professional Master's degree was obtained through comprehensive course-work, the holder may be admitted into Master's/Ph.D. programme. The candidate so admitted will be required to write an examinable project/dissertation during the first two semesters of his study and obtain at least a grade of "B" before he/she can be allowed to proceed to the Ph.D. programme . Where a candidate did the degree of Master by comprehensive research and passed at a "B"/4.00 average levels, the candidate shall be admitted for Master's/Ph.D. programme. To make up the course - work deficiency in the earlier programme, the candidate shall successfully complete a Master's course - work with the pass level being not less than a "B" average. [-]

Master Sociology

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time September 2017 France Angers

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading [+]

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading of societal change makes students responsible for the implementation and facilitation of innovative regional projects tailored, original and effective. From a solid background to the applications, methods and tools of social intervention (survey, interview, statistics, observation ...), three skill areas are possible at the end of two years of training: 1. Surveys, studies, diagnosis and evaluation 2. Animation territories, project management 3. Supervision and direction of the ESS structures TRAINING OBJECTIVES Through the joint training seminar / course, Master of the graduates are able to: - be part of the logic of a local authority or a company ESS - enter the public policy issues and design local application - mobilizing pertinently diagnostic tools and project management - developing and facilitating partnerships and networks - to conduct and implement participatory Shares and Development - lead and develop an organization of the SSE. ADMISSION - For entry into M1: hold a degree in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent. - For entry into M2: hold a Master 1 (or Master's) in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent, or having validated a minimum of four years in business school. - Training intake possible by the continuous validation procedure. - The registration form is available at: www.uco.fr TUITION FEES 2014-2015 - From € 3,200 / year (based on revenue) - Training for eligible higher education scholarships. - Training and job seekers: rates on request. [-]

MPhil in Political Science

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Internationally-experienced faculty members have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Science Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, public policy and environmental studies. [+]

Masters in International Politics. MPhil in Political Science Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Internationally-experienced faculty members in the Department of Political Science have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, and environmental studies. Particular strengths in instruction and supervision include Chinese reform politics, regionalism, global environmental politics, sport-politics nexus, Chinese foreign and security policies, Korean peninsula politics, and democratisation in Asia. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of 25 overseas institutions in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. [+]

MSci International Relations and Global Issues This innovative four-year degree leads to a masters level qualification. Years one, three and four will be spent at Nottingham; the second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations degree with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation. Year one Your first year will provide you with a broad knowledge across the discipline, focusing on the areas of international relations, comparative politics, British political history, and political theory. You will take some subsidiary modules from other schools within the University and, while many students opt to study a language module and continue this throughout their time at Nottingham, you can choose any subject you wish. Year two Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world, drawn from the Universitas 21 (U21) network, the school's European Erasmus exchange partners and The University of Nottingham's campuses in China and Malaysia. Year three Year three is spent back at Nottingham, where you will take modules chosen from the wide range offered on international relations and global issues. You need to choose at least three modules from the international relations stream in your third year and can either choose to specialise further by adding more of the same, or broaden your knowledge base by taking modules from comparative politics and political theory. Once again you are permitted to take subsidiary modules during this year. Year four During your fourth year you can choose from a selection of masters-level modules offered by the school, which cover a number of themes and issues and all deal critically with current world events. You will be able to deepen your knowledge of the subjects which interest you the most and the dissertation element will allow you to strengthen your research and analytical skills as well as thoroughly explore a question you find intriguing. Additionally, if you have started a language earlier in your studies you will be able to continue with this. Entry requirements A levels: AAA not including general studies or critical thinking English language requirements If English is not your first language, you must fulfil, as a minimum, the following condition: IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. Alternative qualifications View the alternative qualifications page for details. Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the department and the University. Candidates for full-time admission are considered on the basis of their Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) form. Applications are considered solely on merit and academic potential. The selection process is normally based entirely on the UCAS application form - so it is important that this is completed correctly and fully. We do not normally interview applicants. Modules Typical year one modules Core modules British Political History Since 1945 Culture and Values in a Changing World Introduction to Comparative Politics Modern Political Theory Political Theory from Ancient to Modern Problems in Global Politics Understanding Global Politics Plus some subsidiary modules from outside the school to be chosen on arrival. Typical year two modules Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world. Typical year three modules Core modules Airpower and Modern Warfare International Politics of Race Re-thinking the Cold War The Rights and Wrongs of Climate Change Optional modules American Politics Comparative Electoral Systems European Union Politics Gender and Development Ideas and Politics in Contemporary Britain Identity, Territory and Political Conflict Immigration and Citizenship Intervention in Africa Parliamentary Studies Politics and Drugs Politics Placement Property and its Critics The War in Iraq Typical year four modules Core modules Dissertation Optional modules Comparative Democratic Development Designing Political Enquiry Europe and the Developing World Global Asia Grand Strategy International Political Economy Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice Politics of South Asia Quantitative Political Analysis The Road to Guantanamo: the treatment and experience of prisoners, civilian internees and detainees since 1860 Secret Intelligence and International Security Terrorism and Insurgencies The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy War, Peace and Terror The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Year abroad The University of Nottingham has one of the biggest and most diverse study abroad programmes in the UK, and those who have studied abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student. This course has been specially designed to include the opportunity to spend either your second or third year abroad. You can choose to study at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia or at one of our international partner institutions in locations such as Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Mexico and the USA (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). You'll get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture and will study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham (teaching is in English). "I learnt so much in my year away at Monash University in Australia and really matured as an individual. It offered me a life experience I don't feel I could have gained had I studied my whole degree at Nottingham. I would encourage anybody with the opportunity to go on exchange to take advantage of it!" Benjamin Beck, MSci International Relations and Global Issues Careers At Nottingham you will acquire a strong academic foundation and a range of excellent transferable skills, such as the ability to study independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. You will leave us with specialist knowledge of international issues and political systems that will enhance your global career prospects. Our graduates develop careers across the private, public and charitable sectors. Private sector destinations include print and television journalism, broadcasting, television and film production, advertising, marketing and personnel as well as the commercial and financial sectors. Some go into party politics as parliamentary assistants, councillors in local government and even MPs; others work for the civil service and in research and data analysis. Third-sector careers include working for non-governmental organisations, charities and development agencies. Some graduates opt for further study or take vocational qualifications in postgraduate law or teaching. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,728 with the highest being £35,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. For the last three years Nottingham has been one of the two most targeted universities in the country by employers. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. [-]

Official Master's Degree In Government And Public Administration

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega Y Gasset
Campus Full time Part time 600 hours October 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in Government and Public Administration from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. [+]

Masters in International Politics. This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in Government and Public Administration from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. Credits taken in the Master will be recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. This Master is based on history and a doctorate in Government and Public Management that have been held XIX editions and the Masters in Governance and Public Management that have been held XXII editions. GOALS The program Master in Government and Public Administration has the fundamental objective form academics and practitioners in the area of ​​institutions, administration and public policy. Therefore it intended that students acquire advanced training in Political Science and Administration, aimed at academic and professional specialization, promoting academic or research initiation tasks. The program aims to provide a systematic and thorough knowledge of Political Science and Administration graduates interested in specializing in these matters, either for academic or professional purposes. Therefore, along this great pillars of Government and Public Administration are studied. They are presented and critically examine the aspects necessary to successfully face any issue with political and administrative relevance that students need to solve or treat. It is, in short, to provide an overview of the process of decision making within a political system and simultaneously deepen substantive matters such as public administration or public policy, in order that students perceive it and dominate in its complexity. The primary objective is that, at the end of this program, students obtain a sound knowledge of the organization and functioning of a political and administrative system, and have had the opportunity to make a serious reflection on it and its complexities. It pursued not only for students to acquire knowledge and are able to solve problems related to governance and public administration, but also capable of emitting critical judgments, draw conclusions and advance scientific knowledge. Students will learn both the methods and techniques and skills necessary for the development of different professions linked to the government and public administration as initiation in the techniques of scientific research in the areas that make up the program. Program Development The Master has a duration of one academic year, beginning in October 2016 and end in June 2017. The inauguration of the academic year will take place on October 19, 2016. To obtain the degree of Master in Government and Public Administration (60 ECTS credits) by the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset and Menéndez Pelayo International University, the student must take 30 credits of subjects offered in the first quarter (October to February). During the second quarter (March to June) the student will take the remaining 30 credits, 15 credits corresponding to the chosen specialty between the two specialties offered (Public or Government and Public Policy Management), and 15 credits at Master's Thesis. Students who can not attend, for justifiable causes personal and / or professional, the Master of the annual period in which the offer, may benefit from the type of part-time study. Thus, students can formalize their first enrollment in September, studying the 30 credits that develop during the first quarter (October to February). The second registration will be formalized in September of the following year to take the remaining 30 credits that develop during the second quarter (March to June). Admission Requirements  The admission to the Master must be in possession of a Spanish official university degree or another issued by an institution of higher education belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that authorize, in the issuing country for access to teaching Master, with preference for graduates in various fields of knowledge related to the discipline being studied, but may also admit students (graduate or undergraduate degree) formed in other areas within the field of Social Sciences and Law , which must certify basic training in matters related to the program. It is important to have a good command of English as a subject is taught in English. They may be admitted graduates from outside the EHEA education systems without approval of their titles, with proof of a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that empower the country issuing the qualification for admission to postgraduate studies . Entry by this route does not imply in any case the approval of the title, nor its recognition for purposes other than study the teachings of Master. The admission criteria are: Academic qualifications access. The level of adequacy of undergraduate valued the contents of Máster.15% Academic record: It takes into account the average note of the file académico.50% Experience profesional.10% Letter of motivation on the reasons for the programa.15% Méritos.10 other% The Academic Programme Committee conducts the review and evaluation of registration applications received and approved the proposal of admitted candidates, according to the above criteria. scholarships Scholarships Students who wish to study this program can apply for the scholarships listed below. SCHOLARSHIPS GENERAL SECRETARIAT (SEGIB) This line of grants is intended to provide scholarships participation of Ibero-American students in different masters of GOBERNA LATIN AMERICA, School of Politics and High Government of the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research (IUIOG), with the aim of improving the training of responsible political, technical and social development of public policies. Two types of grants are defined: Full scholarships: 100% of the registration fee Partial scholarships: 50% of registration fee For the award of grants applications having ordered the following criteria: Per capita income in the country student's transcript personal economic situation of the candidate / a Applicants must include, at the time of formalizing their pre-registration to the academic program, written, directed to the monitoring committee, requesting the aid and adding any documentation deemed necessary to substantiate the request. [-]

Master in Euroculture

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary master's focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills. [+]

The master's specialization Euroculture is a unique, interdisciplinary and international programme consisting of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and offered by a Consortium (8 European and 4 non-European universities). The status “Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" was granted to the programme by the European Commission in 2005 and again in 2011 thereby confirming the programme's outstanding quality. In 2015, Euroculture was, for the 4th time in a row, considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes. In fact, the Keuzegids considered the Euroculture programme to be the best European Studies Master programme in the Netherlands. The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following: - a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world; - the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world. For more detailed information about the programme please visit the consortium website. [-]

Master in World Politics and International Relations

University of Pavia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Pavia

The <strong>two-year taught Master (Laurea Magistralis) in World Politics and International Relations</strong> is designed to help you analyse the major issues arising out of these processes. Whether you are aiming at a career in national or international public services, in non-governmental organizations or in the private sector, you need a multidisciplinary approach to grasp the key issues. [+]

Masters in International Politics. Our world is united and fragmented. Common links and challenges bind the international community together, while political phenomena are increasingly driven by regional dynamics and by conflicting national perspectives on security, wealth and identity. Globalization is still on the move along with processes of regional integration and the proliferation of new states. Military power is still concentrated at the state level, but is also becoming available to non-state actors. Technologies and information spread globally, and are variously transformed into forces for cooperation and conflict. The two-year taught Master (Laurea Magistralis) in World Politics and International Relations is designed to help you analyse the major issues arising out of these processes. Whether you are aiming at a career in national or international public services, in non-governmental organizations or in the private sector, you need a multidisciplinary approach to grasp the key issues. How are foreign policy and domestic policy related? Is regime change necessarily inconsistent with political stability? Under what conditions can power be tamed in contemporary international relations? To answer these questions, you need expertise in political science. Are contemporary international relations more or less conflict-driven than in the past? How, exactly, did the current international system arise? How did we get from Statecraft to “Globecraft”? To address contemporary challenges you need expertise in contemporary history. Is international law just a set of formal rules, or does it impact on the content of international relations? How are human rights promoted or enforced internationally? Are Mercosur and Nafta comparable to the European Union? To answer questions like these, you need regional and international expertise not only in politics but also in law. And what exactly is a human right? And what would a more just international order look like, if it were possible? To make informed judgements in these areas, you need a solid grounding in ethics. Following the long-established Italian tradition of “Political Sciences”, this Master will help you to acquire advanced skills in comparative analysis, to sharpen your analytical reasoning, and to approach world politics from a genuinely multidisciplinary perspective. Multidisciplinary approach “Political sciences” is a multidisciplinary form of study peculiar to a limited number of European countries, most notably Italy and France (scienze politiche, sciences politiques). The “political sciences” (in the plural) include political science (in the singular), but also the other social sciences (economics and sociology), together with history, and law. These other “sciences” count as “political” insofar as they focus on political phenomena, making political science a central discipline through which the other disciplines relate to one another. Pavia has produced and hosted a number of nationally and internationally renowned scholars in the political sciences. The political and legal theorist Bruno Leoni, the economist Libero Lenti, and the historian Carlo Maria Cipolla are among the figures who have established pioneering and leading schools of research at Pavia. As well as including prominent researchers in Western and European comparative politics, history, law, economics and sociology, Political Sciences at Pavia also boasts particular strengths in the study of African and Asian history and politics, and in the teaching of the Arabic, Chinese and Japanese languages. Minimal entry requirements A first (at least three-year) degree covering one or more of the humanities or social sciences and including at least 36 credits (ECTS or international equivalent) in one or more of the following areas: politics; sociology; modern or contemporary history; public, private or international law; demography; economics (not including business studies). For students taking their first degree at an Italian University, these disciplinary areas are given official classifications. The admissions committee has no discretion regarding these classifications. Proficiency in the English language at the level of the European standard C1. Candidates are strongly advised (though not on pain of exclusion) to submit one of the following English language certificates with their application (this point does not apply to students who have completed a course of higher education in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, or UK, or who can demonstrate, by means of certification from the relevant university, that their previous degree was taught and examined in English): TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT), with a score of at least 90; TOEFL Paper-based test (PBT), with a score of at least 570; IELTS (Academic version), with a score of at least 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Grade C with a score of 67; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Grade C. Candidates without an English language certificate at the time of application may be asked to do so as a condition for enrollment. Applicants taking their first degree at an Italian University must have acquired at least 150 credits by the relevant application deadline. Applicants need to satisfy the admissions committee not only that they meet these minimal requirements but also that their knowledge and academic abilities are of a sufficiently high level to undertake the proposed course of study. To this end, the admissions committee will assess applicants’ academic qualifications (both overall and in the relevant disciplines), their academic potential in the relevant fields, and their level of English. Academic potential will be assessed in part through an interview (by skype or in person) held shortly after the relevant application deadline. Application deadlines Prospective students wishing to enroll in the degree program in September 2015 should apply by one of the following deadlines: First deadline: 19 March 2016; Second deadline: 19 May 2016; Third deadline: 14 July 2016 (open only to Italian and other EU applicants); Fourth deadline: 12 September 2016! (open only to Italian and other EU applicants; Non-EU applicants must apply by either the March or May deadline. Italian and other EU applicants may apply at any one of the three deadlines. Non-EU applicants are advised to apply earlier rather than later, given the time needed to obtain a study visa and the competitive nature of the application process. Non-EU applicants applying to the degree program at the second of the above deadlines (in May) should consider beginning their visa application (at the Italian Embassy) beforehand, or simultaneously. Deadlines for visa applications can vary. For more precise information, we strongly advise applicants to contact the Italian Embassy in their own country as soon as possible. All applicants will be interviewed shortly after the relevant application deadline, either in person (in Pavia), or by skype. In the latter case, interviews must use the video as well as the audio facility. The interview is an integral part of the selection procedure and will include questions designed to assess applicants’ analytical, argumentative, and critical abilities. The interview will not normally presuppose specialist knowledge in particular disciplines. The admissions committee will inform all applicants by email of the outcome of the application procedure. Successful applicants will then be supplied with further information about the enrollment process. Please note that applications for academic year 2016-2017 are now open. Please consult the page "How to apply" on the WPIR website . For further information please refer to the website or send an email to wpir@unipv.it [-]