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The stepping stone between a bachelor’s degree and a doctoral degree, a master’s degree is a postgraduate award that usually takes up to three years to complete. Students who reach their goal of earning a master’s may find they have many more opportunities than those who do not.

What is a Master in Government? This degree generally provides students with a wide range of knowledge as they learn how to examine social institutions, including exploring areas of reform and creating change within society. Individuals in the program may learn the practice and theory of politics and policy-making. Some learning institutions allow students to specialize in an area such as political communication, security studies or democracy studies and governance.

Students who obtain a master's degree in government learn a wide range of skills, such as the ability to identify and analyze problems and then create effective solutions, resulting in well-rounded individuals who can create competitive resumes. Many students have a strong working knowledge of government, economics, statistics and policy analysis. The degree may teach individuals how to speak efficiently in public, listen more actively and better manage their time.

There is no set number to describe the cost of earning a degree in government. Generally, each learning institution sets its own price per credit hour, and each country has its own laws regarding how much a college can charge. The possibility of grants and scholarships may also change the price.

Earning a master's degree in government provides a variety of career paths for graduates. Some may go on to take obvious career paths, such as becoming a lobbyist or holding a political office. Others may choose to work as human resources managers, economists or political scientists. Still others may choose to teach government at the secondary or post-secondary education level as teachers or professors. Whether for a government agency, university or private company or corporation, many possibilities abound.

Colleges, universities and other postsecondary learning establishments may provide government-related master’s programs all over the globe. Those who wish to telecommute can also attend courses online in many cases. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in Government

Universidade Católica De Moçambique

The Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM), attentive to the need for socio-political development, openness to the promotion of values ​​of justice, peace and reconcilia ... [+]

The Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM), attentive to the need for socio-political development, openness to the promotion of values ​​of justice, peace and reconciliation, intends to teach the postgraduate course and Masters in Political Science: Governance and International Relations , in partnership with the Institute of Political Studies of the Portuguese Catholic University (IEP-UCP).

The Postgraduate course in Political Science: Governance and International Relations is conceived on the ground that Mozambique is a country in the process of consolidating democracy, in which the sense of belonging to the Mozambican family begins to gain ground in society, which will allow its integration process in SADC.... [-]

Mozambique Maputo
February 2020
Portuguese
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Technology Sydney

The Master of Local Government provides professionals, managers and leaders in local government with an advanced body of knowledge and skills to reflect critically on the ... [+]

The course provides graduates with an evidence-based learning approach to build a high level of influence and leadership in their local government workplace. The course, which is informed by the research and capacity-building activities of the UTS Centre for Local Government, provides an interdisciplinary program with teaching and learning activities ranging across and beyond the faculty. An education program is developed to match the requirements of each participant's individual requirements, and subjects can be studied through intensive block release or in some cases through online delivery mode.

The education and professional development provided through the Master of Local Government aims to meet individual needs and provide opportunities for local government practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills, underpinned with a strong foundation in public service and democratic values and principles. On completion of the course, graduates have a sound understanding of current issues in local government and in diverse communities, as well as an ability to relate this knowledge back to their own workplaces. They gain research and scholarship competencies that allow them to continue their own professional development through short courses or further academic study, including at doctoral level.... [-]

Australia Sydney
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1.5 - 3 years
Campus
Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute

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

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)... [-]
Lebanon Beirut
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French
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV)

Master's programme in Open eGovernment provides you with planning, management and technical skills necessary for leading and transforming public organisations to be open, ... [+]

Master's programme in Open eGovernment provides you with planning, management and technical skills necessary for leading and transforming public organisations to be open, inclusive, innovative, flexible and effective using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The programme is given as a set of distance courses and can be studied in accordance with your preferred timetable. Thereby, the programme can be studied wherever you are located in the world, and can easily be adapted to your studying and working situation. The program also contains non-mandatory workshops, one each semester, at the campus in Kista, just outside Stockholm. During these workshops, students can meet other students, teachers and experts in the area of e-Government, and visit eGovlab, a centre for excellence in e-governance at Stockholm University.... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
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Full-time
Part-time
2 years
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