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Students who wish to obtain a master's degree are undertaking a major goal. To earn this degree, a person must first obtain an undergraduate degree. Students usually need to complete a thesis or another type of research paper before graduating.

What is a Master in Politics? This degree teaches the complicated science and philosophical theories behind politics around the world. A master's degree in politics intersects with a wide range of other topics, including public policy, economics, sociology, law and psychology. Students learn about the political climate of countries around the world. A typical degree involves political philosophy, international relations and comparative politics. Students can choose to gain broad knowledge about all three or to focus on a specific area of interest.

Individuals who decide to earn a postgraduate degree in politics may receive many benefits and gain practical and analytical skills. Graduates may learn to conduct political research, hone their written communication skills and understand how information technology fits into economic and political markets.

The cost to earn a master’s degree varies by country as well as by institution. Certain programs are longer than others and require a larger financial obligation. Some students may qualify for scholarships, grants or loans.

Individuals who attain a postgraduate degree in politics have a variety of career options. Some may go onto work for the federal government in the capacity of an elected official. Others may take administrative jobs in politics, analyze public policy or become lobbyists. Outside of government jobs, graduates may choose to become political science educators at the secondary or college level. Positions are also available in public affairs and public administration in some locations. Still other individuals may choose to work in multiple areas, such as teaching as well as holding public office.

People who have an interest in earning a master’s degree in politics can attend a wide range of universities around the world. Many institutions offer online courses. Internet courses are an excellent option for people who need a more flexible schedule. Search for your program below or contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in Politics

SOAS University of London

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area sp ... [+]

MRes Politics with (Language)

Duration: Two calendar years (full-time).

Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent).

The MRes Politics with [Language] is a two-year degree programme designed to prepare students for further research, particularly PhD research, in politics with an area specialism. It allows students to combine the study of politics with advanced methodological training in the social sciences and extensive study in an African/Asian/Middle Eastern language. As such, the programme provides two years of intensive language study at SOAS (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Swahili, etc.) along with two years of high-level social science methodology training at neighbouring Birkbeck College. Applicants are also invited to apply for ESRC funding to support a 2+3 programme of MRes/PhD study.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
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Part-time
2 years
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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The relationship between politics and society has changed dramatically. In this Master’s programme, we aim to understand the causes & consequences of this change. ... [+]

Study programme

The relationship between politics and society has changed dramatically. In this Master’s programme, we aim to understand the causes & consequences of this change.

Mode of education

Each core course is composed of a series of lectures and small-scale tutorials. The lectures present the main theoretical and empirical insights about the topic of the course. In the tutorials, students learn to analyse and apply these insights by discussing and presenting various assignments in small groups.

Electives

The programme features some electives in block 2, but electives can also be selected from courses offered in other Master’s specialisations in Sociology.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
ID Digital School

The Master's Degree in Political and Business Communication of the prestigious ID Digital School , is offered in two modalities: On-site or Distance Learning. It combines ... [+]

The Master's Degree in Political and Business Communication managed by ID Digital School as collaborating identity of the Camilo José Cela University, is offered in two modalities: On-site or Distance learning. It combines theoretical training with a purely practical approach, which provides a broad vision and is completed by integrating the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out effective communication, learning to create strategies and transmit plans and programs, essential activity of entrepreneurs and politicians.

Thanks to its official Master's degree, approved by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA), it is valid in 49 countries, 27 of the European Union plus another 22, it allows those who study it to have the option of entering Direct way to a PhD.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Online
Lobachevsky University

Sociology, International Relations Theory, Political Science, Political Psychology - Theoretical approaches and research methods of all these sciences are united by a uni ... [+]

Program Details Language of Instruction: English Duration: 2 years ECTS: 120 Entrance Exams: English Language, Sociology Department: Faculty of Social Sciences

Overview

Sociology, International Relations Theory, Political Science, Political Psychology - Theoretical approaches and research methods of all these sciences are united by a unique master's program run at the Faculty of Social Sciences - Sociology of Politics and International Relations.

Professionalism, high scientific qualification, skills of conducting complex research, comparative analysis of large-scale social and political processes and their subjects in the modern world, social and economic aspects of globalization, makes the graduate of this master's profile a popular specialist in the modern labor market.... [-]

Russia Nizhny Novgorod
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus