Master in Political Science

Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute

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Master in Political Science

Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute

The Master in Political Science includes 120 credits spread over 2 years, including 20 credits for an internship or a research dissertation.

Classes begin in September and end in June, and are divided into compulsory subjects and optional subjects.

1st year of the Master

The Common Core (60 credits)

Teaching Units (UE) (40 credits)

  • Political theory (5 credits)
  • Theories of International Relations (5 credits)
  • International organizations and cooperation (5 credits)
  • Comparative Political Sociology (5 credits)
  • Geopolitics (5 credits)
  • Comparative Political Institutions (4 credits)
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (4 credits)
  • Middle East: conflicts and stakes (5 credits)
  • Civilizations of the Middle East (2 credits)

Optional (20 credits)

  • International Humanitarian Law (5 credits)
  • Constitutional Life and Parliamentary Affairs (5 credits)
  • Diplomatic and Consular Missions (5 credits)
  • Institutions of the European Community (5 credits)
  • International Justice: Political and Legal Approaches (5 credits)
  • Media and public opinion (5 credits)
  • Economy and society in the Arab world (5 credits)
  • The major currents of political thought in the Arab world (5 credits)
  • Civil society and good governance (5 credits)
  • Contemporary Arab Issues (5 credits)
  • Social Media and Political Communication (2 credits)
  • Strategic Communication vs Propaganda (2 credits)
  • Media training and public speaking (2 credits)

The student chooses between 4 options of specialization:

Foreign Policy Option and International Cooperation

objectives

Train diplomats and international consultants, prepare for the competition of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and initiate to contemporary international issues.

opportunities

  • Diplomacy
  • security
  • International negotiations
  • International Organizations and NGOs
  • Multinational Enterprises and NGOs
  • Research
  • Education

2nd year of the Master

Foreign Policy and International Cooperation (60 Credits)

  • Epistemology and Methodology (4 credits)
  • Formal theory (2 credits)
  • Research Techniques (4 credits)
  • Theories of international relations and sociology of international organizations (5 credits)
  • Security Issues and International Defense (5 credits)
  • Globalization and Economic Regionalism (5 credits)
  • Foreign Policy of the Great Powers (5 credits)
  • 10 credits from the core EU of the other options
  • Memory or Internship Report (20 credits)

Comparative Political Option - Arab World

objectives

Train specialists from the Arab and Middle East who can exercise their skills in national, regional or international public institutions.

opportunities

  • Public function
  • Diplomacy
  • Consultancy
  • NGOs and civil society
  • International organisations
  • Journalism
  • Research
  • Education

2nd year of the Master

Comparative Politics - Arab World (60 credits)

  • Epistemology and Methodology (4 credits)
  • Formal theory (2 credits)
  • Research Techniques (4 credits)
  • Comparative Political Systems (5 credits)
  • Political Anthropology of the Arab World (5 credits)
  • Public management policies in the Arab world (5 credits)
  • The doctrinal foundations of Islamism (5 credits)
  • 10 credits from the core EU of the other options
  • Memory or Internship Report (20 credits)

Option Communication and Political Marketing

objectives

Train professionals in communication and political journalism, develop expertise in the management of new technologies and media, electoral campaigns and political coaching.

opportunities

  • Journalism
  • Publicity
  • Media and social networks
  • Communication companies
  • Political Communication
  • Advice in political or social campaigns
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Education

2nd year of the Master

Communication and Political Marketing (60 credits)

  • Epistemology and Methodology (4 credits)
  • Formal theory (2 credits)
  • Research techniques (4 credits)
  • Theory of Political Communication (5 credits)
  • Social mobilization (5 credits)
  • Political Journalism and Public Opinion (5 credits)
  • Political Marketing - Election Campaigns (5 credits)
  • 10 credits from the core EU of the other options
  • Memory or Internship Report (20 credits)

Option Human Rights and Democratization

objectives

Train experts on democratic transitions and processes, including electoral processes and human rights.

opportunities

Governmental organizations and NGOs involved in:

  • The expertise and the electoral council
  • Monitoring human rights
  • Pacification and reconstruction
  • International cooperation
  • Research
  • Education

2nd year of the Master

Master in Democratic Governance (Democracy and Human Rights 60 credits)

Thematic Section 1: Democracy and Rights

  • Legacy of Colonialism (2cr)
  • Arab Political Thought (2cr)
  • Democracy and Human Rights in MENA (4cr)

Thematic Section 2: Governance, Rule of Law and Constitutional Process

  • Comparative Constitutional Systems (4cr)
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups in MENA (4cr)

Thematic Section 3: Political Transitions to Democracy

  • Democratization and Liberalization (4cr)
  • Transition Processes in MENA (4cr)

Thematic Section 4: International Relations and the Global System of Human Rights Protection

  • Human Rights Law and Protection Mechanisms in MENA (3cr)
  • Vulnerable persons and groups Human Rights (3cr)

Total Races 30 Credits. An additional 30 credits module will be acquired through an internship and a research paper in the subject matter.

This school offers programs in:
  • French


Last updated January 15, 2018
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