Masters Programs in Political Science

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Political Science

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

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

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Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Australia North Ryde

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence... [+]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence analysis techniques and organised crime. Also considered is the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to counter terrorism, drawing on recent case studies and the funding of terrorism.

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Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security Lets you study the latest developments and analyse the challenges, threats and opportunities confronting the Pacific region Examines the impact of media and modern communications technology on policing, intelligence gathering and security Considers historical and contemporary dilemmas that may influence intelligence gathering and analysis, policy development and implementation in the region This degree can be combined with the Master of International Security Studies ... [-]

Master's Degree In Diplomacy And International Relations

Universidad Galileo
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2017 Guatemala Guatemala City + 1 more

The Master of Diplomacy and International Relations arises from the need to train experts in international and interagency management, knowing law and international practice, academic training and practice that allows the creation and utilization of development opportunities in the areas cooperation, diplomacy, politics, commerce, industry and culture for the benefit of Guatemala and Guatemalans. [+]

About The Master of Diplomacy and International Relations arises from the need to train experts in international and interagency management, knowing law and international practice, academic training and practice that allows the creation and utilization of development opportunities in the areas cooperation, diplomacy, politics, commerce, industry and culture for the benefit of Guatemala and Guatemalans. GOALS Prepare professionals with the skills to successfully participate in any activity involving, institutional, corporate relations of state and international organizations and their branches in the area of ​​Protocol and international service management skills. pensum FIRST YEAR 1st cycle INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY CEREMONIAL DIPLOMATIC PROTOCOL AND ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT EFFICIENT E-COMMERCE 2ND cycle LABEL AND ANFITRIONIA CONTEMPORARY UNIVERSAL HISTORY GENERAL THEORY OF STATE STRATEGIES IN THE USE AND UNDERSTANDING OF MEDIA 3RD cycle HISTORY OF GUATEMALA PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW PUBLIC IMAGE ANALYSIS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICAL 4TH cycle WORKSHOPS PUBLIC IMAGE ANALYSIS, DIPLOMACY, TAG AND PROTOCOL US RELATIONS LATIN AMERICA RELATIONS UNITED STATES ASIA-PACIFIC CONSULAR LAW DIPLOMATIC LAW SECOND YEAR 5TH cycle TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY DEVELOPMENT OF SPEECH AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS 6TH cycle GEOPOLITICS ANALYSIS WORKSHOP CASE MODERN GEOPOLITICS AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC IMAGE TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATION TO ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT II PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS 7TH cycle ANALYSIS OF CASES OF PROTOCOL AND CEREMONIAL DIPLOMATIC GUATEMALA FOREIGN POLICY LAW OF TREATIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA PRESS 8TH cycle WORKSHOP ON NEGOTIATIONS, COOPERATION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE STRATEGIC AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATION RESEARCH HISTORICAL-DIPLOMATIC INTERNATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS THESIS SEMINAR... [-]

European Master Course TEMA – European Territories: Identity and Development

Charles University Faculty of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. [+]

Masters in Political Science. The TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 ECTS) takes two years (four semesters), includes an M1 and an M2 degree course. Its development was financed by the Socrates Erasmus Curriculum Development Grant. Required languages: English French Guarantee of two common objectives: A certain homogeneity in training The appreciation of the specificities of each partner university The principal thematic goal: - To study scientific analyses of space and territorial problematic At each partner university, the seminar is held according to the same principles: the core texts refer to the four main issues of the MA programme, i.e. CIVILIZATION NATION REGION CITY These four objects represent four scales and four possible approaches and different viewpoints to the historical, political, social and cultural problems of space and territory. Accordingly, the four readers (Civilisation, Nation, Region and City) put together by the teachers and researchers of the partner universities, mean the heart of the TEMA EMMC. Seminars based on TEMA are offered in the same order by each partner university. Added value for TEMA students: Multidisciplinary approach within the international context of social sciences, in which History, Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Urbanism and Area Planning are concerned Special emphasis on methodological questions [-]

Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Graduates of the Master of Political Science: East Asia Region Studies programme will have a possibility to work in different state, nongovernmental and private institutions such as public institutions [+]

Programme of Graduate Studies: East Asia Region Studies

Students are able to analyze political processes in Asia countries; knows theoretical models and their practical applications for examining regional political and economic phenomena. A graduate is able to identify, analyze, evaluate, foresee the main tendencies of political and economic processes in the East Asia region; is competent to analyze political processes in different countries in the regional context.

Area of Studies: Social Sciences Faculty: Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy Mode of Studies: Full-time studies Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS) Name of Qualification: Master of Political Science ... [-]

Master in Economics and Political Science (EPS)

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences and Quantitative methods. [+]

Masters in Political Science. Course Objectives and Structure EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences and Quantitative methods. The EPS degree is a multidisciplinary programme, presenting a balanced offer of courses in economics and political science and quantitative methods. During the first year, students will be trained in advanced general tools of the three disciplines, whereas in the II year teaching focuses on advanced topics in the domains of international economics and politics. Training also includes internships in international organizations, or businesses, in-house laboratories and the writing of a final dissertation. During their career, EPS students can also take advantage of double degrees and mobility agreements with leading worldwide universities (Université catholique de Louvain, Peking University Shenzen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Sciences Po Paris, Universität Mannheim and others). Entry Requirements Undergraduate degree Applicants should have earned at least 60 ECTS credits or equivalent in the following fields: business administration, computer science, economics, law, management, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology or statistics. English language proficiency The knowledge of English will be assessed during the admission interview. A IELTS or TOEFl will be taken in account. Mathematics and Quantitative methods background Applicants must have earned at least 6 ECTS credits in Mathematics or Quantitative methods. Candidates lacking this requirement will have to attend a crash course in Mathematics. Crash courses is Statistics and Microeconomics are also offered. Scores in GRE or GMAT will also... [-]

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 in World Politics and International Relations

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

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. [+]

Masters in Political Science. 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... [-]

Official Master's Degree In Government And Public Administration

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time Part time 600 hours May 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. [+]

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... [-]

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 Master in Social Analysis of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is the only degree of its kind in the UAE responding to the changing needs of policy makers. [+]

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, starting in October. This Master’s degree can be pursued either as one-year or two-year programme, depending on the previous degree qualifications of the candidate [-]

TransAtlantic Master

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin Region

TransAtlantic Masters is a unique, international master program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities: [+]

TransAtlantic Master TransAtlantic Masters is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill |University of Bath | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Freie Universität Berlin | Univerzita Karlova v Praze | Sciences Po, Paris | Università degli Studi di Siena The Department of Social Science of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität zu Berlin's Otto Suhr Institut für Politikwissenschaft operate the Berlin modules of the program. Should you have any questions, please contact us. Program Overview TransAtlantic Masters prepares students for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The program is operated by the European American University Consortium (EAUC). This vast network of renowned universities gives students the unique opportunity to complete the program at a minimum of two and up to three different universities in the United States and Europe. Therefore, students do not simply learn about transatlantic relations, but experience the US and Europe from the perspective of multiple countries on both sides of the Atlantic, their (academic) cultures and languages. TransAtlantic Masters focuses on the policy, politics, and society of the transatlantic region. Students have the choice between two degree options, after the successful completion of all study requirements. Choices are either a master’s degree in political sciences awarded by the University of North Carolina or a... [-]


Degree In Geopolitics And Outlook

IRIS Sup'
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

Analytical capacity in a complex international environment is a valuable skill for any manager or professional practice and have to make decisions. [+]

Masters in Political Science. OBJECTIVES This training is accessible with a diploma level bac + 4 (1 Master or equivalent). It aims to: Confirm the student's knowledge and understanding of international relations; To develop its operational capacity to analyze contemporary strategic issues; To develop professional tools. Presentation of lessons Both theoretical and practical courses are divided into three modules: Understand the world. Analysis of international strategic and economic news in light of new forms of power, new players, and new geostrategic data; geographical approach, to better understand the regional strategies and economic, political and diplomatic within the studied areas. The challenges of globalization. Analysis of the current major international cross-cutting themes. Methods and professional tools. Techniques used in the context of responsibilities assumed in an international environment. An international study project allows students to acquire solid professional skills: they deepen the understanding of the mechanisms of diplomacy and large organizations, develop the relevance of their analysis; their ability to develop arguments, writing and oral and written presentation; they reinforce the coherence and realism of the proposed strategic axes. Finally, they learn to work in project mode for several months. Opportunities Analytical capacity in a complex international environment is a valuable skill for any manager or professional practice and have to make decisions. In a program that includes 36% of practical exercises and put in a professional situation, each student different academic and professional backgrounds, includes an original profile with the course, assignments and internships. Our graduates active in the consulting,... [-]

Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, M.Soc.Sc.

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

Thinking peaceful change - interdisciplinary approaches to conflict transformation, conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. [+]

Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and intradisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. The PEACE programme facilitates the understanding of complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long term consequences. The programme focuses not only on the study of conflict but primarily on its transformation and on the conditions for peaceful change. In the programme examines, for example, how violent conflicts, ethnic and religious discrimination and human rights violations produce forced displacement, and how different actors can respond to these crisis situations. Furthermore, the programme deals also with the role of the environment and natural resources in conflict and peacebuilding. Students learn about the preconditions for conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. Special emphasis is given to various tools and phases of conflict transformation -- peacebuilding, mediation, reconciliation and dialogue. More than just the study of conflict dynamics, the emphasis of the programme lies on the transformation of violent conflicts to achieve sustainable peace. Along with the Nordic tradition of peace research, the programme aims to take a holistic as well as a normative approach. Study objectives After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research... [-]

Master of Political Science and International Affairs

American University of Armenia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. [+]

Masters in Political Science. Program The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. The two-year Master’s degree in PSIA offers a curriculum that includes political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and political economy. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically about issues from both a local and global perspective as they engage in analysis, research, writing, and leadership training. Courses place a strong emphasis on research and comparative methodology, analysis, and on bringing practical applications of theory into the classroom. Graduates from the program pursue careers in politics, government, and international relations within the Armenian government, non-governmental organizations, and international organisations. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to PSIA, an applicant must meet AUA’s general admission requirements and the PSIA-program specific requirements, which include: An undergraduate degree from a four or five year program Demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of application. A minimum 25th percentile score on the GRE quantitative examination. A high undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). Two letters of recommendation. A concise and informative personal statement. In addition to these requirements, work and volunteer experience are also taken into consideration. The program may also require interviews with applicants.... [-]

Master in International Development and Management of Global Affairs

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

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

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

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 [+]

Masters in Political Science. 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. [-]