Master Degree in Political Science in Asia

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Political Science

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

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.

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Master’s Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Russia Moscow

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. [+]

Programme Overview

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. Its approach is grounded in the context of retrospective genesis methodology of Asian Studies.

The programme provides students with a range of skills required to understand the processes that are taking place in contemporary Asia. The programme is distinguished by its inter-disciplinary approach, which enables students to supplement area studies with courses on international trade, investment, and business, thus providing them with necessary tools to analyze economic, political and cultural issues relevant to Asian countries. A number of courses will focus specifically on relations between the Russian Federation and countries in the region. The programme's academic content is complemented by research projects and opportunities for language training.... [-]


Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 7 more

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Programme Overview

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline-based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region.

The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, the more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geopolitical standing in the context of the wider Arctic region.... [-]


Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 3 more

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

Programme Overview

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written materials 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.... [-]


Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 3 more

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented programme developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. [+]

Programme overview

The Programme was developed on the basis of the American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis - namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this programme was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Programme accepts foreign students and provides courses in English as HSE contribution to the Bologna Process. We are constantly developing and improving the programme and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations into the teaching process.

The Programme has two concentrations: Public Policy Analysis, and Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Concentration in Public Policy Analysis is the outcome of the search for the ultimate professional education programme and combines theoretical and practical training with the cutting-edge international and Russian experience in the field. The concentration in Human Rights and Democratic Governance was created on the basis of the UN Programme. The programme was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master in Human Rights.... [-]


Master in Human Rights

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

The specialty of Law was established in 1996 at NSU. 50 students were accepted to full-time and part-time departments of Law specialty in the same year. [+]

Master in Human Rights

The specialty of Law was established in 1996 at NSU. 50 students were accepted to full-time and part-time departments of Law specialty in the same year.

The chair of Law subjects was organized in 1997 at Nakhchivan State University. Fakhraddin Nagiyev was the first head of the chair. The experienced lawyer, candidate on Law Subjects Najaf Orujov replaced him in 2001. The assistant-professor Shukur Mammadov was selected as the head of the chair from 2004. Ph.Doctor of Law Gahraman Behbudov leads from 2006.

14 staff work in the chair, one of them is a Ph.doctor, 2 are Ph.doctor on History, 4 are senior teachers, 7 are teachers. In addition, 5 teachers teach part-time, 6 teachers teach per-hour.... [-]


Master in International Relations and Diplomacy

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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 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.... [-]


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

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow USA Monterey + 2 more

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

Programme Profile

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s programme 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 programme 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.... [-]


Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights

Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Lebanon Beirut

The Arab Master is a unique one-year cross-regional programme. It is an intensive advanced course on Human Rights and Democracy with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. The programme spans over two semesters across the Arab World: one semester in Beirut and another in one of the partner Arab university. [+]

Interested in boosting your career in the field of Governance?

The Arab Master is unique one-year cross-regional programme. It is an intensive advanced course on Human Rights and Democracy with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. The programme spans over two semesters across the Arab World: one semester in Beirut and another in a partner Arab university. The programme has a special focus on the politics within the Arab region and allows direct access to research in Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon.

The Arab Master is growing network of academics and practitioners working within the Global Campus on Human Rights and is linked to six other regional masters across the world.... [-]


Master In Political Science

Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Lebanon Beirut

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

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

Classes begin in September and end in June, and are divided into compulsory subjects and optional subjects.

1st year of the Master

The Common Core (60 credits)

Teaching Units (UE) (40 credits)

Political theory (5 credits)Theories of International Relations (5 credits)International organizations and cooperation (5 credits)Comparative Political Sociology (5 credits)Geopolitics (5 credits)Comparative Political Institutions (4 credits)Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (4 credits)Middle East: conflicts and stakes (5 credits)Civilizations of the Middle East (2 credits)... [-]

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

Lingnan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 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:

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MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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/). [+]

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:... [-]


MA in Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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. ... [-]

Master in International Law, Diplomacy and International Relations

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master in International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy has two specializations. Our faculty is composed of professors and law professionals from Paris-Descartes University, from Paris-Sorbonne University, from other prestigious European universities and academic institutions who have achieved worldwide acclaim. Highly specialized experts, diplomats and military experts will contribute to our student's strategic thinking and planning. [+]

This multidisciplinary programme has two directions:

The programme of International Law, Diplomacy, and International Relations introduces students to the frameworks and processes underlying international relations. You will learn the key intellectual tools that expose you to contemporary international relations. Specialist study modules focus on the forms of organisation, dispute settlement, the law of treaties, law of the sea and rules governing diplomatic relations. Additionally, you will study economic and financial relations, international trade, the economic law in its institutional aspects followed by international criminal and human rights law, environment and sustainable development and nuclear law. Students also explore the historical and geopolitical contexts of international relations, providing a working knowledge of tried and tested diplomatic techniques.... [-]


MPhil in Political Science

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Internationally-experienced faculty members have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Science Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, public policy and environmental studies. [+]

MPhil in Political Science

Duration: 2 years (Full-time)

Place: Hong Kong

Internationally-experienced faculty members in the Department of Political Science have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, and environmental studies. Particular strengths in instruction and supervision include Chinese reform politics, regionalism, global environmental politics, sport-politics nexus, Chinese foreign and security policies, Korean peninsula politics, and democratisation in Asia.... [-]


Executive Master in EU Studies

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2018 Belgium Brussels France Nice Germany Berlin Italy Rome Turkey İstanbul + 8 more

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary study programme designed for professionals looking to take their career to the next level thanks a combination of e-learning and face-to-face-learning phases at weekends. [+]

The Executive Master in EU Studies is organised by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE – www.cife.eu). 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 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.... [-]