Masters Programs in Political Science

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Political Science

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

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

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Official Master's Degree In Government And Public Administration

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time Part time 600 hours May 2018 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 Political Science. 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.... [-]

Master In Communication And Political Marketing

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Madrid

This program is aimed at either graduates in Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; As well as professionals with university degrees and experience in the world of politics who wish to improve their personal skills. [+]

OBJECTIVES: Students who successfully pass this program: They will improve their own professional profile in the area of ​​politics. They will acquire communicative strategies and techniques to apply them to political candidates. Working as election campaign or government communication advisors To become specialists in electoral marketing that promote the consulting as a work in the service of the political class. ADDRESSED TO: This program is aimed at either graduates in Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; As well as professionals with university degrees and experience in the world of politics who wish to improve their personal skills. METHODOLOGY CESCOMPOL is a collaborating center of the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH), one of the oldest in Europe. The academic contents of this master's degree are structured from more general topics (such as political communication) to specific modules (such as application to the Government, a political party and a candidate). The methodology is based on both theoretical and practical parts, to consolidate all the knowledge acquired and all contents are adapted to both Spain and Latin America. The faculty is composed of professionals in the field and experts in their respective modules, with experience in public policies, government plans, communication strategies and electoral campaigns. EVALUATION Obtaining the final title is subject to the passing of all modules of the Master, as well as the preparation of the Final Master's Work. DEGREE THAT IS OBTAINED Master's Degree by the University of Alcalá de Henares and Master's degree by CESCOMPOL TEMARY... [-]

Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Diego

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. [+]

Masters in Political Science. GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China. This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions. The cornerstone of the degree is the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary capstone project. This research project is closely guided by our preeminent faculty over the last six months of the degree program. The capstone fosters a mastery of research design and methods for the study of contemporary China and requires critical analysis of original and secondary Chinese sources. The ability to use original language source material is essential for serious professional analysis of China, thus students must possess language skills that are appropriate to the type of research they propose to conduct.... [-]

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

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

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. MIR PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics, executive communication and negotiations, multimedia and internet. The Master of... [-]

Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration (MTSC)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 18 months August 2018 Singapore

The innovative Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration provides rigorous interdisciplinary training in effective problem solving [+]

Masters in Political Science. The innovative Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration provides rigorous interdisciplinary training in effective problem solving for the 21st century’s complex environment. It is applicable to business, government, and civil society organisations, and to the interactions among them. It will: - Develop leaders able to flourish in a complex, tri-sector world - Enable students to master a toolkit of innovative skills for tackling global challenges together - Create cross-sector networks in the region - Provide students with deep understanding of key conceptual frameworks - Ensure that students can make sense of the plethora of megatrends affecting business-government-society interactions, from environment to demography to technology Application Period The 2017-18 intake will start classes in January 2017. Application is opened until 15 May 2016. Admission Requirements High English proficiency (all courses are delivered and graded in English). Students with a first degree from a non-English speaking university will be required to submit IELTS/TOEFL reports. Good first degree (business, social science, law, public policy or other related fields). Significant work experience. Good score on the GRE preferred. GMAT scores may be accepted in lieu of the GRE. If an applicant does not have either, please contact the programme office after submitting the application. The applicant may be asked to sit for an alternative admissions test administered by SMU. 2 recommendations from your current employer or an equivalent, objective party. Two short essays, written in English. You will be asked to paste your answers into the application form. Fees Application (non-refundable): S$50... [-]

Master in Politics

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North America. These types of programs are most of interest to those who are socially engaged and curious about the how and why of the way the world operates. [+]

The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North America. These types of programs are most of interest to those who are socially engaged and curious about the how and why of the way the world operates. Politics and IR embrace many different areas, such as EU, north-south issues, security policy, environmental issues, social policies, etc. At the undergraduate level students will usually get a broad introduction to the different areas within this field. At the Masters level students can then choose to specialize in one or more areas. Politics and policy decisions affect everyone. Whether it's forming policy for allocating money to schools and education, preventing contamination, private or national healthcare, forming international foreign policy, etc. These are all relevant matters in question that affect your everyday life. In the study of politics and IR, students learn about how such questions have been answered throughout history by different countries, as well as what the dialogue is now. Students think through how different solutions have been reached in the past, and how historic premises have played a role in the differences. Britain is a fascinating country in which to study policy, with a large international student population, as well as renowned professors from around the world. With so many bringing a different understanding of the world based on where they come from, there are exciting discussion to be had over these topics... [-]

Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts Malmö University, Department of Social Work University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?... [-]


Master of Liberal Studies

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 31 hours August 2018 USA Wichita + 1 more

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) [+]

Master of Liberal StudiesEarning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) the critical thinking skills you need to become a wiser consumer of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you.Designed with the working professional in mind, the 31-credit hour Master of Liberal Studies degree program makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your educational goals. Concentrations are available in: Art Corporate Communications Digital Cinema Production Gerontology Global Management Global Studies Health Sciences International Enterprise Leadership Literary Arts Management Information Systems Mathematics Music Political Leadership and Public Service Political Science Public Administration Rural Advocacy Science Education ... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers. [+]

Masters in Political Science. The way forward for your humanitarian career The Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM) is a part-time executive program designed for humanitarian professionals who want to enrich their capacities and enhance their careers. MASHLM provides training in the key areas of supply chain management, process and project management, strategic management, and humanitarian action. Students attend 6 blocks in Lugano, Switzerland. Blocks 1 - 5 are 7 days Block 6 is 12 days and includes thesis defense and graduation The entire program takes 1 year to complete. This format allows participants to earn their master's degree while still working full time. Benefits Work & Study: The part time format allows students to work full time while earning their degree. Relevant: Learning is based on real-world humanitarian challenges. Students take the tools and methodologies learned in class and immediately apply them in the field. Career Enhancement: MASHLM students have been rewarded with greater work responsibilities and job promotions. Networking: Students and faculty come from all over the world and a wide range of organizations, bringing a global perspective to relevant humanitarian issues. Academic Excellence: Faculty come from leading universities and humanitarian organizations including MIT, Georgia Tech, USAID, and the Red Cross. Lean Six Sigma: Students earn a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt certification in addition to their Master (MAS) degree. MODULES: Course work is organized into 5 main areas of study: supply chain management, humanitarian action, strategic management, process and project management, and... [-]

Master in Politics, Administration & International Relations

Zeppelin University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 Germany Friedrichshafen

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations [+]

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations New Educational Dimensions for the Management of Politics, Administration, and Organizations The public sector finds itself in one of the most important phases of transformation in the history of modern statehood. The following examples are indicative of this profound change: European integration; new global and regional interdependence; the call for more efficient and more citizen-oriented administrative management; debates about privatization, public-private partnerships, or debureaucratization; the introduction of Electronic Government; the crisis of confidence in public institutions, with issues concerning ethical standards and new forms of political communication. This doesn't just include public, communal, and international administration, but rather public enterprises, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, and political authorities such as alliances, parties, and parliaments. The new generation of executives in the public sector need ever-more management and strategic expertise to prepare them for making complex decisions in the dynamic environment of politics, economics, and society – on both a national and an international level. ZU offers an innovative training and research program in the form of management-oriented politics and administrative sciences with international relations, in which social scientific elements of organizational research and policy research are combined with economics, management skills, and the most important elements of public law. In this context, the faculty of Public Management & Governance sees itself as a research and education laboratory which promotes problem-centered training for the public sector in interdisciplinary dialog,... [-]

Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Reseach

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: peace@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/socvetpeace

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.

The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for professional activity in both interpersonal and international conflict situations, and also for postgraduate studies and independent research work. After graduation, it is possible to apply for doctoral studies at the department.... [-]


Master in European Governance

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. [+]

Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the University of Luxembourg’s innovative new bilingual (English/French) Master in European Governance distinctively combines: a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration; a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making. The Master’s degree builds upon the research programme in European Governance established in 2004, which brings together over 25 collaborators (http://europa.uni.lu). Objectives The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. The programme permits students: To acquire an advanced-level knowledge of the functioning of the institutional system of the European Union, as well as of a wider range of European public policies (particularly in the areas of economic, social and environmental policy). To benefit from a solid disciplinary grounding in Political Science complemented by an awareness of interdisciplinary research methods To develop transferable skills (data analysis; report-writing; oral presentation, etc.) To familiarise themselves with the working methods of the European institutions and/or of private sector firms (including internship possibilities) To profit from the experience of a bilingual educational and working environment, situated within a wider multilingual context Career Possibilities European institutions National, regional and local administrations Multinational corporations Non-governmental organizations Consultancy Lobbying Journalism Education/Research [-]

Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master’s in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation, is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of how and why Social Research is instrumental in contemporary society. [+]

Masters in Political Science. Overview The two-year Master’s in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation, is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of how and why Social Research is instrumental in contemporary society. The countries that form the Gulf Cooperation Council possess an exclusive demographical and social structure that necessitates rapid changes. Socio-economic progress has resulted in transformation that requires appropriate corrections to economic and social policies. Research and analytical specialists are in high demand to monitor change, modify policies and make the right socio-economic decisions including changes to the education system, city planning, resource sharing, diversification policies and workforce nationalisation. The Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey, and Evaluation of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) responds to the changing needs of policy makers in government entities, state-owned enterprises and the consultancy sectors who require intelligent and skilled experts to design and implement responses to issues affecting the nation. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. Structure The degree in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation is taught in English and covers a total of our semesters across two years. This Master’s degree can be pursued either as one-year or two-year programme, depending on the previous degree qualifications of the candidate. To view the brochure... [-]

Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice of international law and human rights. [+]

International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights. Why study international law and human rights? Students obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. The programme aims to provide a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position — Estonia is located where the “West” and the “East” meet. Practice is a compulsory component of the programme. The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632. Our alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia. Also Estonia’s previous and current judges at the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union obtained their degrees at the University of Tartu. Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located. Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law. The summers school addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers, e.g. Bruno Simma, Christian Tomuschat, Angelika Nussberger, Alexander Trunk. Ranked in the TOP 1.2% of the best universities in the world, the University of Tartu is a prestigious public research university located in... [-]

Master in Political Science

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in Political Science offers in-depth specialised training/education deemed fundamental for a comprehensive understanding, analysis, management, and evaluation of political phenomena. [+]

Masters in Political Science. Justification and Purpose The Master Programme in Political Science offers in-depth specialised training/education deemed fundamental for a comprehensive understanding, analysis, management, and evaluation of political phenomena. It is offered in a high-quality research environment provided by the Research Centre in Political Science (CICP), which is a R&D unit funded by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology. CICP ranks Excellent for the period 2014-2020. All members of its faculty hold doctoral degrees awarded by the most prestigious national and international universities (European and American). This Master Programme was audited and accredited unconditionally by A3es-Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education, in 2014. This Course has been designed for graduates who wish to excel and consolidate skills as experts in activities spanning from the elaboration, monitoring and evaluation of public policies, electoral marketing agents to political couching consultants, polls and political analysts of political and electoral behaviour, amongst many other activities that take place in the universe of public and private institutions, both national and international (inter alia, public agencies, companies, survey and consulting services, European institutions, governmental and non-governmental international organisations, think tanks, research centres). It is a three-semester-long programme which accumulates 100 ECTS. The first year is devoted to coursework, whilst combining six structural compulsory course units in the field of Political Science, and two optional course units within the scope of Political Science, or complementary scientific areas such as Economics, Management, International Relations or Administrative Sciences. The completion of the programme requires... [-]