Masters in Political Science in Asia

Compare Masters Programs in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018

Political Science

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

Political science programs teach students the basic elements of the government and the various factions and processes that control it. Topics such as comparative government, international relations, and conflict resolution may also be covered.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

View all Master Programs in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018

Read More

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 in Asia 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Master in Strategic and Arms Control Studies

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. [+]

Overview Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. Programme outline Main courses: General principles and methods of strategic analysis Strategy and politics in XIX-ХХI Analysis of military strategy of a modern state Current issues of international regime evolution of the arms control Current approaches to phenomenon of evolution in military Main research areas: Role of the international organizations and states in arms control Armed conflicts in modern world Use of armed forces by the modern states International cooperation in military sphere, defense diplomacy National military strategy of various states Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018. Programme Overview The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. What are the benefits of the programme? As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research. So come with us on a short exploration of each aspect of our programme, then contact us with assurance that if you are interested in graduate work in Asian Studies, this is the place to be! Master’s Programme "Socio- economic and Political Development of Modern Asia" is aimed at training researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research and to use internationally recognized methods of study in the areas of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regard to Asian countries and peoples. What will I study? Modern world order and Asia, the processes of globalization and modernization Socio-economic and political transformation of Asian societies Systems of modern public administration, hierarchy, political regimes and clan interactions National and religious identity in Asia Principal challenges in modern Asia: ethno-religious conflicts, ecological problems, water resources, inequality in socio-economic development International... [-]

MA/PDip in Security and Terrorism

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the Social Sciences. Students will explore the theoretical, methodological [+]

This programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the Social Sciences. Students will explore the theoretical, methodological, and ethical debates relating to the study of state and non-state violence, and will consider their implications for various international actors and policy-makers. Students will have input from research-active staff with considerable expertise in the fields of International Relations, Sociology and Criminology. Students will assess the measures taken by states and international organisations to deter terrorism, and the relationships between terrorism and counter-terror measures. Students will be asked to critique the various theoretical and methodological approaches deployed by social scientists to study these phenomena. The following questions will be explored: How are we to understand terrorism in contemporary society? How does terrorism differ from other forms of political violence? What is the impact of terrorism on civil liberties? Are there differences between the Global North and the Global South in relation to the use of political violence? How do the social sciences differ in their approaches to terrorism and political violence? The course will also consider the actual risk posed by international terrorism and whether or not the threat is enhanced by the fears and anxieties generated by a risk-averse culture. Scholars and policymakers have all recognised the need to address security and terrorism issues from as broad a range of perspectives as possible, as this will lead to much deeper and better informed understandings of the problems.... [-]

The Dual Degree in WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow USA Monterey + 2 more

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018. Program Profile WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and PIR Center have partnered to develop the Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies. Our Aim The program prepares students for professional careers in the nonproliferation field in national governments, international organizations, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on global security, history, science and technology, area studies, public policy, and research methods—with a particular emphasis on practical skills. Intended Outcomes The program will provide students with essential competencies: advanced knowledge of WMD nonproliferation regimes, both global and regional knowledge about peaceful uses of nuclear energy and how to minimize potential proliferation risks familiarity with best practices in nuclear and WMD security knowledge of arms control and disarmament knowledge of terrorism and tools for countering it quantitative analysis skills foreign language skills strong practical skills from internship opportunities in Moscow, Monterey, Washington, D.C., Geneva, and Vienna Unique Courses and Program Structure Students will take classes at MGIMO in Moscow in the fall semester of the first year. They will take classes at MIIS in Monterey in the second and third semesters (spring of the first year and fall of the second year). The fourth and final semester will be devoted to an internship... [-]

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. [+]

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 please click here [-]

Arab Master's Programme in Democracy and Human Rights (ARMA)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Lebanon Beirut

The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights is a unique programme designed to meet the needs of students, professionals and experts who want to specialise in the field of democratic governance and human rights with a focus on the Arab world, but also gain the practical experience needed to build or improve their career/research activities. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE ARAB MASTER'S PROGRAMME IN DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS 1st semester: from September 2017 until January 2018 at Saint Joseph University, Beirut 2nd semester: from February to May 2018 in one of the partner universities The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights (ARMA) is supported by a growing network of partner universities. Coordinated by Saint Joseph University (Lebanon), the partnership is composed of: Birzeit University (Palestine), International University of Rabat (Morocco), and University of Carthage (Tunisia). The Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights is a unique programme designed to meet the needs of students, professionals and experts who want to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills in the field of democratic governance and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. It is part of the Global Campus of Regional masters in Human Rights and Democracy supported by the European Union. Admission Criteria The Master is open to students, professionals or experts who meet the following criteria: - Applicants must have a minimum of 240 ECTS (MA degree, or a BA degree with an additional 60 master-level European credits ,or their equivalent). Degrees should be in political science, law, any other social science or specialisation in a relevant discipline. - Additional studies and practical experience in the area of human rights in inter-governmental, governmental, or non-governmental organisations are a plus. - Proficiency in written and spoken English are a must. Application Procedure and Fees... [-]

Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 Hungary Budapest Belgium Brussels France Nice Germany Berlin United Kingdom Canterbury Italy Rome Turkey İstanbul Tunisia Tunis + 14 more

CIFE offers in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners a postgraduate programme -- Executive Master in EU Studies ... [+]

The  Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu) in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CEUTUS (Centre for Turkish and European Studies) of the University of Cologne. CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Bruxelles and Istanbul. It receives special funding in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Union. Most graduates of CIFE’s programme work nowadays for European institutions, international organisations and NGOs. The Executive Master in EU Studies is an interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals, postgraduates, junior officials and all those who plan to make a career in the EU, have gained experience in this field and want to specialise in a certain policy area. Through a  combination of e-learning and concentrated face-to-face-learning phases  (at weekends in Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Nice, Vienna and Rome) the Master offers an accurate blend of theoretical and practical knowledge as the courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, experts from research institutions and governmental practitioners. It awards 90 ECTS. In the first study year, the programme offers: Well-founded knowledge on the EU through a number of courses (Institutional architecture of the EU, EU Law, History of EU integration, The EU in World Politics, Economic Dimension of EU integration, Transition and Regional Development, Sustainable Development, Security and Migration) An understanding of recent developments in the European integration process... [-]

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

International Relations –is an integral part of the science which learns different aspects of diplomacy history, international law, world economy and military strategy. The environment influences to the dynamics of international relations- both social and non-social environment. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018. Master in International Relations and Diplomacy International Relations –is an integral part of the science which learns different aspects of diplomacy history, international law, world economy and military strategy. The environment influences to the dynamics of international relations- both social and non-social environment. Non-social environment means everything that existed before the creation of human society. International Relations - a branch of political science, in which the states learn about each other and their relations with international intergovernmental organizations (BHT), multinational corporations (TMK) and other civil actors. For the first time, the term "International Relations" included in scientific circulation by the English philosopher Jerami Bentam in the XVIII-XIX centuries. For the first time in the modern sense, the concept of diplomacy was used by French diplomatist François Kalyerin in his book «Methods of negotiations with rulers» printed in 1716. Diplomacy - taking account of specific conditions and nature of the issues of solved problems, is a means of deceiving the foreign policy of the state, consisting of the non- military practical measures, a set of methods and techniques. [-]

Master of Social Sciences in Comparative Social Policy (International) (IMCSP)

Lingnan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun + 1 more

We are excited to introduce you to this unique Master’s programme, which builds on the joint research and teaching excellence in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong and its network of international partners. [+]

We are excited to introduce you to this unique Master’s programme, which builds on the joint research and teaching excellence in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong and its network of international partners. Three reasons to choose the IMCSP programme As an IMCSP graduate, you will possess the necessary comparative focus, international outlook, and personal initiative to build your own career in government, think tanks, NGOs, or various private sector occupations. (1) Develop your knowledge in the key areas of comparative social policy analysis: The IMCSP programme makes comparisons of the major social policies and challenges in managing rapid global changes the focal point of your studies. No taught Master’s programme offered by other institutions in Hong Kong incorporates the comparative analysis of social policy, development, and governance similar to the IMCSP programme. (2) Develop your international network in comparative social policy analysis: The IMCSP programme is delivered by international experts working at Lingnan University and benefits from the perspectives of leading international experts in guest lectures, workshops and regional field visits. A selection of students will have the opportunity to join an international pathway to study for one term in the Department of Social Policy & Social Work, University of York, as part of its MA on Comparative and International Social Policy. (3) Develop your personal career in social policy analysis, design, advocacy or delivery: The IMCSP programme will train you... [-]

Master - Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

FEFU’s MA Program in International Relations, Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, and Security is taught in English and aimed at both Russian and foreign students. This is a graduate degree program in International Relations. It has a cross- [+]

Russia in the Asia-Pacific Politics, Economics, Security

Master’s degree program «Russia in the Asia-Pacific: Politics, Economics, Security” is administered by FEFU’s Oriental Institute - School of Regional and International Studies. It has a cross-disciplinary curriculum, offering courses in diverse fields, such as Political Science, International Political Economy, Security Studies, Regional Studies, Russian Studies, Law, Languages, and Intercultural Communication.

The program provides students with knowledge about international relations of the Asia-Pacific, about Russia’s foreign policy, Russian Far East and its multi-faceted engagement with the Asia-Pacific important processes and trends in the contemporary world politics. The program also introduces students to factors and processes in the sphere of international security and with their roles in maintenance of international peace. ... [-]


International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Introducing IMARES IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. Why Study Eurasia? In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn about the geopolitical space,... [-]

Master in Contemporary China Studies (MCCS)

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Macau China Anhui + 1 more

The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018. The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development, throughout the two year programme students can test their insights on the challenges to the Chinese sate and society in the 21st century by interacting with Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, decision makers and opinion leaders. Upon completion of the study programme, the graduates will be able to contextualise China’s ascent in the broader global context and to link this issue to debates about international relations and theories of development. [-]

Baltic Sea Region Studies: European Integration

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Kaliningrad

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the bachelor’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points. [+]

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the bachelor’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points. The programme is meant: to develop general cultural and professional competencies necessary for the political scientist in order to work in the sphere of political science, external political relations, cross-border cooperation in the Baltic Sea region as well as within research and consultation activities related to the issues of cooperation in Europe, integration processes in the Baltic Sea Region and country studies. [-]

Master in Diplomacy and International Security

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences offers a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Security over two years, following on from a Bachelor Degree, and is tailored to meet the needs of both the Anglophone and Francophone public and to better comply with the demands of the labor market and the diplomatic community. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017/2018. Do you want to develop a global vision of international security and defense through an innovative vision of diplomacy and security? The Master in Diplomacy and International Security offered by the Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences can meet your expectations. The Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences offers a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Security over two years, following on from a Bachelor Degree, and is tailored to meet the needs of both the Anglophone and Francophone public and to better comply with the demands of the labor market and the diplomatic community. The Master in Diplomacy and International Security enables you to: Boost your career by incorporating new techniques in an ever evolving field Develop your skills in diplomacy and conflict resolution, risk analysis and political, economic and human safeties Study and work at the same time Develop your oral and written skills in order to communicate in diplomatic andInternational Security contexts How many years does it take to complete the Master degree? The Master is completed in at least two years spread over four semesters. However, this regulation is flexible. You can extend this duration if you are involved in a double degree program, or if you are part of the professional world. The Master has a total of 36 credits, including 12 credits of common education, 18 credits of specialization courses and 6 credits related to the thesis. What to do after the Master? This training... [-]