Masters in Political Science in Asia

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

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Master Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Germany Berlin Region

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management. [+]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

 

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management.

 

 

Mission

 

In recognition of the changes being experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global inter-dependence, the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) is offering a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM) in order to capacitate professionals from all over the world for their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and upcoming conflicts. Consistent with the values of social justice and human rights and supported by the University’s long-standing tradition in social advocacy, the MA address issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation. The Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and a wide range of professional backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between Democracy, Participation, Social Exclusion, Human Rights and Conflict Management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly application-oriented, prepares participants to work in Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations of international cooperation and development cooperation, humanitarian aid agencies and local, regional or international organizations promoting social development and dealing with existing and upcoming conflicts.... [-]


Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 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.

Key features

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 in Political Analysis and Public Policy

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

The first of its kind in Russia, this programme trains future policy leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. [+]

The first of its kind in Russia, this programme trains future policy leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Students learn how to articulate issues of public concern, analyze policies, influence public decision-making, and evaluate the effects of policy choices.

A special concentration, Human Rights and Democratic Governance, is also offered. This focus provides students with deep theoretical knowledge, strong analytical skills, and practical experience (through internships) in human rights research, monitoring, advocacy, and litigation. A double-degree track with University of Bologna is also offered.

The programme works with a large number of Russian and international think tanks and non-government organizations. Experts from these institutions give guest lectures and are approachable to students, providing a starting professional network for students that could be invaluable in the early stages of their careers.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) International Relations

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. [+]

Master of Arts (MA)  International Relations

 

The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. Course-work provides exposure to legal, historical, and context-sensitive socioeconomic and political factors that are key elements in a study of this nature. Examination of the dynamics, structural characteristics, and humanitarian issues operating within the global community is included.

 

 

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Students who choose to take INTL 6000 must also take 3 elective courses, and students who choose to take INTL 6250 must take 2 elective courses, from any of the above international relations course options not used to satisfy the given requirements, or from any of the following business and management courses, or International Relations Elective Courses:... [-]


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 in Asia 2017. 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 [-]

MA/PDip in Comparative Politics

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 24 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it is essential to have a global perspective on politics. The MA in Comparative Politics offers you an advanced understanding of the key political questions of our age, studied through the [+]

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it is essential to have a global perspective on politics. The MA in Comparative Politics offers you an advanced understanding of the key political questions of our age, studied through the comparison of different political systems across the five continents. You will acquire the theoretical and empirical knowledge needed to deal with questions in political behaviour and mass participation; governmental institutions and policy making; public values, attitudes, and opinion; tolerance and trust; mass media; collective action and social movements; parties and party systems; and modernisation and democratisation. You will also be trained in the methodological skills necessary to pursue your own research interests, in particular for the dissertation. The programme draws on Kent’s pool of expertise on Comparative Politics, brought together in the Comparative Politics Research Group. It offers a solid preparation for a range of professional careers in fields such as research, government, international organisations, and the media or a foundation for further studies at doctoral level. Qualifications Students who wish to apply for a higher degree must normally possess or be expected to obtain equivalent to a UK first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant or appropriate subject such as Politics, International Relations, European Studies, Law or History. For admission to the MPhil/PhD programme, we normally require a Masters degree with a Distinction or a Merit. In some circumstances, relevant professional qualifications and work experience are taken into account in lieu of formal educational qualifications. English The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree, we recommend that students take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as an IELTS or PTE: - IELTS certificate with a minimum score of 6.5 including 6.0 in reading and writing - Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade C. Only English Language tests taken up to a maximum of two years prior to the start date of registration will be accepted for admission into the University. We can often waive the English requirement for non-native speakers of English that have obtained a higher degree of education which was taught entirely in English. In order for us to waive the English requirement applicants will need to provide a document from their University confirming that the medium of instruction for their degree was English. Please note if applicants require a visa to study in the UK, they will have to take an English test due to the visa regulations set out by UKVI. TOEFL tests You may or may not be aware that Education Testing Service (ETS), who administer TOEFL tests, licence to carry out secure English language tests for UKVI purposes has come to an end and has not been extended. Due to this, the University of Kent will only accept TOEFL tests dated up to and including 17th April 2014. Please also note, that those applicants who wish to use a TOEFL certificate as part of their visa application will need to make their visa application and pay the visa fee before 22nd July 2014. The only exception is for those applicants who will be taking our 1 year International Foundation Programme, in which case the visa application must be made and the visa fee paid by 1st October 2014. After these dates, visa applications relying on TOEFL certificates will not be accepted. [-]

Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris United Kingdom London + 2 more

Sciences Po and LSE, both APSIA (Association of Professional School of International Affairs) members, decided to come together to offer graduate students a dual degree in international relations, the Double Degree in International Affairs. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017. Master in International Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics) Dual Degree - London School of Economics A High Standard Programme Sciences Po and LSE, both APSIA (Association of Professional School of International Affairs) members, decided to come together to offer graduate students a dual degree in international relations, the Double Degree in International Affairs, leading to a Master's degree from Paris School of International Affairs of Sciences Po and either the MSc in International Relations or the MSc in International Political Economy from LSE, thus uniting their efforts in an area they both excel in. This specific 2-year programme is based on mutual recognition of the curriculum and the research focus at each school. It offers a top-level education in the area of international affairs to participating students, giving them the opportunity to develop a top-level career in private, public or international sector. Students enrol at both institutions and can thus benefit from a wider Alumni network. Spanning a wide range of disciplines and bilingual teaching (in French and English), this selective programme offers courses in international relations, social sciences, and law, with a professional focus. Provided all credits have been achieved in both institutions, students will graduate with a Master de Sciences Po and an MSc in International Relations or International Political Economy from the LSE. Programme of studies The Dual Degree Sciences Po – LSE in International Affairs runs for two academic years: the first year will be spent at Sciences Po and the second at LSE. Students remain enrolled in both institutions for the duration of the programme and therefore benefit from all students’ services (access to library, student unions, career services etc). The courses are multi disciplinary, and students will choose among International Relations, History, Economics, Law, and Political Science with an international focus. Assessment will be the same as for the other students enrolled in the host school. Final graduation will depend on satisfying the requirements of both years of the programme. Therefore, students receive a temporary graduation in July at Sciences Po and graduate in October of Year 2, providing they have completed the requirements of Year 2 at LSE and achieved the requisite number of credit points. Studies: Year 1 at Sciences Po During the first year at Sciences Po, students may join one of the following three master’s programs at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA): Master in International Economic Policy Master in International Public Management Master in International Security Students may also join one the three following master’s programs at Sciences Po: Master in European Affairs Master in Public Policy Master in Urban Policy Students will take 60 credits at Sciences Po. Studies: Year 2 at the LSE The second year runs from October until September of the following year. It comprises three terms including the summer period for completion of the 10,000-word dissertation. Students will enrol in either the MSc in International Relations or the MSc in International Political Economy. Admissions Application process Candidates to the dual degree apply through Sciences Po’s website: http://www.sciencespo.fr/admissions/en/content/graduate-dual-degrees Eligibility The dual degree is open to all candidates worldwide. Applicants do not have to be already enrolled at Sciences Po or LSE to apply for the dual degree. Tuition fees Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution (Sciences Po for Year 1 and LSE for year 2). This is a dual degree with the London School of Economics. [-]

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. [+]

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 opens up the possibility of pursuing a career in companies involved in defense issues. It also gives the graduates the opportunity to pursue a career in consulting for local and international companies that deal with issues of peace and risk management, etc. Graduates may also be active in national and international governments, governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Flexible conditions You can study and work at the same time, or follow a dual curriculum. This Master does not require any prerequisite course. This Master program is addressed not only to students, but also to professionals holding a Bachelor degree. [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017. MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Berlin--Nice--Rome

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time October 2017 France Nice Germany Berlin Turkey İstanbul + 3 more

"European Integration and Global Studies" branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies in Berlin-Nice-Rome [+]

The European Integration and Global Studies branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The teaching modules are (for a detailed description see below): * Conflict and cooperation in the international system * European integration and external action * Federalism and multi-level governance * Economic globalisation and sustainable development * Professional Skills Workshops The Master programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master courses in European Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Berlin to Nice and then to Rome. The MAEIS is a one­-year ­programme, subdivided into three study terms. The programme allows students coming from all over the world to develop a thorough understanding of the role of the European Union in a growingly complex and turbulent world. From international conflict settlement to trade agreements negotiations, democracy promotion or sustainable development strategies, students discover how EU institutions, policies and actors shape this role by exploring case studies and discussing with field experts. Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level. The degree qualification Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations): This qualification is recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF). Career prospects The graduates of CIFE’s Master’s programmes work as Senior officials in European institutions, policy officers within the UN framework, administrators, diplomats, consultants, researchers for think tanks, lobbyists, and academic experts. Admission requirements This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have a good knowledge of English. You can find more detailed information on the application procedure and apply online at www.ie-ei.eu. Deadline for applications: 1 July 2017 Overview of the academic year The first term starts in Berlin. It encompasses introductory classes to the five modules of the programme. Our partner in Berlin, the Institut für Europäische Politik, provides a dialogue with EU and international organisations experts The second term starts off in January in Nice, on the Côte d’Azur. Here teaching continues with a focus on the new international order, its the perspectives for conflict or cooperation, and the EU's role in this context. Lectures explore European interventions in diverse domains, such as trade, democracy promotion, conflict resolution, climate change, development aid, shedding a light on how EU institutions and policies are designed to make EU roles effective on the international stage. The second focus of the programme is laid on the current challenges the EU project is facing (euroscepticism, economic governance crisis, Brexit, refugee crisis). During this term students take their mid-term exams. A one-week study trip takes them to European and international institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg. For their third term, students move on to Rome, where courses by academic experts and practitioners in the five modules provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the key issues addressed in the programme. Students also have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as they are left free of obligations from mid-May to end of June to work on their thesis dissertation. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and the final oral exams at the end of June. In Rome, courses are organised in cooperation with CIFE's long-term partner, the University L'EuroSapienza, and the Isttuto Affari Internazionali (IAI). Teaching modules Conflict and cooperation in the international system The module aims at enriching students’ understanding of the similarities, differences and interactions of national foreign policies in a globalised world. It considers emerging patterns of international politics, including international law and international tribunals, globalisation and transatlantic relations, as well as conflict management. European integration and external action At the beginning of the new millennium, the European Union can look back at considerable achievements such as the completion of the monetary union. On the other hand, the EU remains confronted with huge challenges: New member states in Central and Eastern Europe need to be fully integrated, the EU institutions must be reformed, a common identity for foreign and security politics must be reinforced, the acceptance of the EU amongst its Member States’ populations needs to be strengthened. This seminar aims at familiarising the students, who could well become the next generation of European and international decision-makers, with an expert knowledge of the structures, institutions, and problems of the European Union. We focus firstly on the historical development of European unification and then go on to analyse the Union’s institutions and study the basics of EU law. The last part of the program is devoted to the different policies of the EU and especially emphasises the challenges of enlargement. Federalism and multi-level governance For the last fifteen years, federalism has known a revival as an international field of studies. In this framework, three major developments can be considered. The first is the study of the European Union, not analysed any more as a process of integration but in terms of federal institutional comparative approach. The second development is multi-level governance, that can be conceived as an extension of federalism as it deals with any form of multi-tier institutional system. This cooperative/competitive approach has appeared to understand the institutional consequences of the process of globalisation in post-industrialised societies, and of the subsequent changing of nature of sovereignty in the relevant states. Eventually, federalism has become a tool of conflict resolution, in order to resolve violent conflicts all over the world. Examples include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Nepal. It is also perceived as a solution for Syria, Cyprus, Ukraine, Libya… As well, new federal discourses have emerged in historically centralised countries. It appears that all these developments share a same multi-tier conceptual framework, referred to as federalism. As such, they add themselves to older federal questions, such as political co-operation, democratic representation, minority issues and economic coordination. However, understanding the contemporary evolution of the federal meaning and of its main uses requires an innovative analytical thinking. This module will bring together these new approaches and highlight the changing nature of federalism in an ever more complex world. Economic globalisation and sustainable development The main goal of this module is to shed a light on the key forces shaping economic globalization processes in their various dimensions: international trade, financial markets, currency issues, etc. Without going into the details of economic theory, the module helps students understand the contribution of these fundamental driving forces to long term economic development as well as major economic crisis. Beyond a broad overview of the current state of the world economy, the objective is to understand how globalization refers to the problem of international economic governance, and to describe the institutions, actors and processes at work when it comes to cooperation challenges in order to solve economic public goods management problems such as trade dynamism, financial stability or monetary cooperation. The module puts a specific focus on the role of the EU as an economic actor on the global stage, with its opportunities and challenges driven both by European specific evolutions and globalization trends. Finally, the module proposes an introduction to global sustainable development issues (climate change, access to water, etc.), as they are among the most decisive challenges that will shape the future of the world economy. Professional Skills Workshops This module equips the participants with the professional skills and competences that will enable them to work in the context of the European and international organisations: project cycle management, intercultural management, international mediation and negotiation, drafting of position papers and policy recommendations. [-]

Master in NGO Studies

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years March 2017 South Korea Suwon

The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017. The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments as well as markets as interdependence and globalization begin to change our understanding of society and politics. In these transformative times NGOs are often regarded as being the driving force behind global changes in politics, economics, and social/cultural as well as ethical global issues. It is vital therefore to understand the connections, dynamics and relationships between state and non-state actors working in the contemporary global political era. NGOs, in their strategies and policy objectives, crucially, may even go beyond the domestic boundaries of sovereign states into the realm of global governance. NGOs therefore represent a practical strategic part of rethinking the site and nature of politics, power and authority in the 21st century. Reflecting upon the growing importance of NGOs and civil society, the NGO Studies major at AJOU GSIS seeks to develop an understanding of domestic as well as international networking processes by combining theory and practice in this field of study. For this purpose, the NGO Studies major provides prospective students with broad categories of subjects ranging from managerial skills for NGOs to NGO strategic cooperation wth international organizations. Along with two required courses (NGO Introduction and Research Methods), the NGO major offers four broad categories of classes related to current NGO activities. They are; first, NGO and Civil Society, related subjects including Social Movements and Civic Education; second, NGO and Global Governance, related subjects including International Cooperation and International Organizations; third, NGO and Policy, related subjects including Public Policy and Policy Planning; and fourth, NGO and Management, related subjects including Human Resource Management, Social Marketing, and Financing. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Design and Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part setting aside the techniques of large-N statistical analysis, which is presumed best to be taught in a separate course. Students will read and discuss texts related to theory formation and hypothesis testing; creating variables and measurement; descriptive and causal inference; longitudinal, comparative case study research; field data collection; working with texts and analyzing qualitative data; and, finally, dissertation write-up. This course is divided into four main parts focusing on the following topics: (1) the goals of social science and elements of research design; (2) selecting and application of different methodologies for conducting research; (3) collection of primary and secondary data on the field; and (4) analysis and synthesis of qualitative data in the dissertation-writing process. Option B Quantitative Research Design and Methods This Course deals with the general logic of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, measurement, statistical inference, causal analyses, rational choice theory, and game theory. By the end of this course, you should be able to conceptualize a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and date collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem. In this course you will also learn to apply economic reasoning and game theory to interactive situations, that is, to situations in which (1) people have conflicting goals and (2) are affected in important ways by each other's actions. We will use game theory to understand when and how the incentives of individuals can work against the interests of the group, and how this kind of problem can be overcome. NGO Introduction First, in this course, students will learn the concept and historical lineages of NGOs. Second, situating NGOs in globalizing world, we will look over many aspects of NGOs like Global Governance & NGOs, Global Civil Society & NGOs, and Global Environmental Crisis & NGOs, etc. Third, focusing on contemporary South Korea, we will deal with many activities initiated by Korean NGOs. Finally, each student will choose particular NGO, delve into the activities of that NGO, and make presentation on that topic in the last phase of this semester. [-]

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. [+]

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. Graduation requirements To graduate with a Master of Political Science and International Affairs, students must complete 54 credit hours of coursework, including a capstone Master’s Essay, Policy Internship Project, or Policy Paper, and at least one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher is required for the granting of the degree. Student Learning Outcomes Students will be able to GOAL 1 – Internalize and contextualize concepts and theories (abstract and empirical) Recognize and explain concepts and theories Question and discuss theories and interpretations Draw conclusions from evidence GOAL 2 – Learn how to conduct analysis Organize, filter and synthesize a large body of information Dissect a problem into its component parts Compare, contrast and differentiate among various events GOAL 3 – Master subject matter (course topics and materials) Recall and tell others of course materials Recognize subjects’ studied and the relationship among courses GOAL 4 – Develop (a) Research, (b) Problem-Solving, (c) Writing, (d) Communication, and (e) Argumentation Skills Apply library acuity Construct and use appropriate research techniques Recognize and formulate political problems Choose appropriate tools for analysis of political problems Clearly organize and prepare papers, reports, and research findings Work in groups Properly cite sources Tailor writing to specific assignments Present to groups Develop and use presentation tools Distinguish different supporting arguments Make reasoned arguments with logical conclusions Curriculum The curriculum of the Master of PSIA is comprised of courses in the following subfields of the discipline: political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and economics. Courses are offered in each of these fields throughout the students’ two years of study. Most courses represent approximately three hours of class attendance per week by the student. The curriculum is divided into first and second year courses. In the first year all courses are required, with students taking five courses each semester. In the second year, students choose eight elective courses (four each semester) from a range of options and in their final semester a capstone requirement. Full-time students will carry either 12 or 15 credit units per semester. Part-time students must develop an approved program of study with the Chair during the student’s first semester of study at AUA. While the majority of students complete all school requirements in two years, the maximum period for completion is three academic years for full-time. Degree candidacy will automatically lapse after this period and students will not be awarded a diploma. A course load of more than 15 credit units or less than 12 credit units requires prior approval from the Chair of the Program. Two-Track System In the second year of studies, students may choose one of two tracks to follow: International Relations or Public Policy. Elective courses are allocated to one of the two tracks and students should take at least five elective courses in the track that they wish to specialize in. Environmental Studies Requirement Students must also complete one credit in environmental studies in satisfaction of the university-wide environmental studies requirement. PSIA347 Environmental Policy counts for this requirement, but students may if they wish choose a course from the AUA’s Acopian Center for the Environment. [-]

MA in Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Sabanci University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. Consistent with the philosophy and mission of the University, the Program aims to take a regional lead in providing support for peacemaking and conflict prevention schemes on the ground. Initiated in Fall 2000, the master's program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives: Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and psychological context of conflicts Equipping students with theoretical understanding and practical skills in conflict resolution so as to assist them in managing conflict situations creatively and constructively. Various approaches to conflict resolution and conflict management techniques are introduced, such as negotiation, mediation, problem solving techniques, and track two diplomacy Encouraging students to apply their conflict resolution background to policy issues related to disputes in or among governments, organizations, civil societies, or corporations. The international dimension of the program considers the changing nature of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. In this context, the Program treats different frameworks of conflict resolution as a tool to study and generate alternative foreign policy options. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is determined to pursue these objectives in an effective way through building international institutional networks as well as strategic alliances with universities and NGOs. Admission The M.A. Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improve the understanding and resolution of current, often violent social conflicts. The program combines both micro and macro level analyses that link theory with practice. For this purpose, the program encourages and promotes: Analyses of current and persistent conflict situations with an emphasis on perceptual and cultural aspects of social conflicts. Research in negotiation, third-party intervention, cooperative decision making, interactive conflict resolution, and track-two diplomacy applied to various social contexts. Creative design and implementation of conflict resolution process to policy issues related to disputes in or among identity groups, governments, organizations, civil society or corporations. International organizations, NGO's, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consulting firms, are potential employers of our graduates. Program Requirements may vary according to the year of first enrollment. [-]

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- [+]

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

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-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 MA program is administered by FEFU’s School of Regional and International Studies (SRIS). The School ranks among Russia’s top centers for the study of international relations. SRIS is headed by Vladimir Kuznetsov, the former Governor of Primorsky Territory.... [-]


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. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Asia 2017. 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. [-]