Master of Arts in Political Science

Best 149 Master of Art Degrees in Political Science 2017

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MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

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Master of Arts in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Berlin

Operating under a joint partnership, the Furtwangen University (HFU) and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs. [+]

MAs in Political Science. 2 Years’ MA Program in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy The Degree is offered by the Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Operating under a joint partnership, the Furtwangen University (HFU) and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. The international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies Campus offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original... [-]

MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance

Vesalius College
Campus Full time August 2017 Belgium Brussels

This unique one-year Master’s programme provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and global governance. [+]

MA in Diplomacy and Global Governance A one-year intensive MA Programme This unique one-year Master’s programme provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of diplomacy and global governance. Both diplomacy and global governance are important institutions of the international order; but they are also the institutions undergoing permanent processes of change in the modern and at times turbulent world. No institution has undergone greater change in both our theoretical understanding of it and the nature of its day-to-day practice in the last several decades than diplomacy. No process has become more important than our ability, or often lack of it, to engage on transnational policy making by international collective action problem solving while at the same time becoming so highly contested and politicized. We face a permanent challenge to govern ourselves beyond the territory of the nation state, and hence face the importance of understanding the expectations and limits of global governance and diplomatic skills. The degree is designed and taught by a network of leading international academics from top universities and think tanks as well as senior policy-makersfrom international organisations, and provides both theoretical foundations and practical skill-sets for students interested in international careers in diplomacy, government, international organizations, think tanks and NGOs. With its strong links to the policy-making world and university/think tank partners in Brussels, wider Europe, US and Asia, the programme can offer students a truly global exchange between theory and practice. By deliberately bringing together key practitioners with scholars... [-]

MA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. [+]

MAs in Political Science. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: International Relations and European Studies (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time are both possible. Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: i. The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. ii. The role of law, business and diplomacy in the international system will form a vital part of this understanding. iii. The relative political and economic power of states, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, and the existence of conflict will provide major foci for the program as a whole. Career Prospects: Graduates of this program go on to work in many different positions, both in the public sector as well as the private sector. Ministries within the Republic of Cyprus, United Nations and its associated agencies, non-governmental organizations, mass media and political parties, businesses, and banks. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program qualify to apply for doctoral study either at local or foreign institutions. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning... [-]

Master of Arts in Peace Studies: Religions in Times of Conflict

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15  September 2017 Italy Rome

This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation. [+]

This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation. The M.A. in Peace Studies utilizes the unique location of The American University of Rome to provide students the opportunity to study the development of religious institutions, their teachings and practices, in connection with the ever changing social context. Through this program, students will develop an understanding of various traditions that shaped many cultures of today’s globalizing world. They will learn about religious and political ideas that are critical for understanding and resolving tensions and conflicts across the globe. One of the key aims of the program is to equip future scholars and professionals with conceptual as well as practical tools for articulating a constructive role of religion in contemporary societies, and working in the areas of conflict resolution, intercultural and interreligious dialogue (especially in those societies in which particular religious traditions still have a strong impact on shaping the social, cultural and political spheres). It is clear that religion is gaining significance again in the contemporary globalizing world. Apart from positive aspects of globalization, it is clear that intolerance, fundamentalism and religiously motivated conflicts have not been overcome. It is important to understand relevant religious traditions, their structure, teachings and practices, in order... [-]

MA International Relations

Leeds Beckett University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Analyse global institutions and consider how issues such as human rights impact on a local and global scale, developing your capability to tackle these challenges. [+]

MAs in Political Science. Open up a world of opportunity by exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing nations today. From climate change and conflict to trade negotiations and social inequality, you will gain an understanding of these challenges at a local and global level. You will discover how the subject of international relations has evolved, considering traditional theories and how they compare with contemporary thinking and current events. By studying global institutions such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the EU and the role they play on the political stage, you will gain an insight into how they deal with the shifting political and social issues that influence decision making at a regional, national and worldwide level. You will also explore the impact of globalisation and its consequences for international society, enhancing your expertise and giving you the confidence to tackle the ethical challenges occurring in the world around you. Entry requirements Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Sociology, Politics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Human Geography, History, Business Studies, Criminology, Journalism, Media Studies, Anthropology, Education Studies, Peace Studies, European Studies, International Political Economy, Social Work, Law, Social Sciences, Social Policy, Development Studies, Events Management, Marketing, Security Studies or International Relations, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications... [-]

MA in European Union Studies

University of Salzburg- Centre of European Union Studies
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Salzburg

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relevant for everybody working in the public and private sectors. The unique master programme in European Union Studies imparts students with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas, by connecting political science, law, economics, history, communication studies and languages. [+]

MA in European Union Studies Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relevant for everybody working in the public and private sectors. The unique master programme in European Union Studies imparts students with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas, by connecting political science, law, economics, history, communication studies and languages. The programme also provides opportunities for studying abroad, enhancing the international qualification and the language competences of its students. Also the whole study programme is taught in English (since Curriculum 2016), intensifying the international focus . The master programme takes account of political and socio-economic processes and includes European practitioners and experts from the European institutions in its teaching programme. By simulating decision procedures and moot courts students practice preparing bargaining positions and negotiating these position in the framework of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Commission and the European Court of Justice. The Master programme provides students with: a qualification as experts in European law, politics and economics a profound knowledge of political processes and decision making mechanisms within the European Union a first intensive contact with European institutions during the study visit to Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg the chance to acquire additional skills during a semester abroad the possibility to develop their cultural and language skills within an international educational environment The process of European integration changes the political, economic and cultural practice in all member... [-]

MA Research Methods (Politics and International Relations)

Durham University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. [+]

MAs in Political Science. Description This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. It is assumed that in taking this MA, you do so with the intention of proceeding to a PhD in Politics or International Relations. It has received official recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible candidates can apply for (ESRC) (1+3) studentships. The programme includes compulsory elements in a wide variety of techniques including statistics and quantitative methods, but contains less subject-specific content than the other MA courses. Core Modules: Perspectives on Social Research Dissertation Optional Modules: Optional modules in previous years have included: Statistical Exploration and Reasoning Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science Applied Statistics Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science Fieldwork and Interpretation International Theory International System Additional Optional Modules: European Institutions and the Policy Process The European Union as a Global Actor German Foreign Policy Collective Memory and Identity in Post-War Europe Collective Identities and Political Thought in Britain Since 1850 Contemporary Socio-Political Issues in Muslim Religious Thought European Security International Relations and Security in the Middle East Issues in the Politics of Military Occupation Just War in Political Theory and Practice Politics, Government and Civil Society in the Middle East The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East America and the World: The Making of... [-]

M.A. in International Affairs

Brooklyn College CUNY
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Brooklyn

The political science master's program offers students a choice of three concentrations: political science, international affairs, or urban policy and administration. [+]

The political science master's program offers students a choice of three concentrations: political science, international affairs, or urban policy and administration. The political science concentration combines the theories and methodologies of political science with the opportunity to specialize in one of four fields: American politics, comparative politics, political theory, or international relations. The international affairs concentration is designed to prepare students for professional and academic careers in international affairs through programs of study tailored to their specific interests and goals. Courses range from broad overviews to seminars on specific world regions, and are combined with independent study and master's thesis courses in close collaboration with faculty members. To foster professional preparation, the program also publishes student work in the department's Political Science Journal and places students in internships as well as study and work opportunities abroad. In the urban policy and administration masters program, students develop skills in understanding politics and public policy processes in the US metropolis, including New York City. While enrolled in this program that champions the collaborative production of cutting-edge theoretical work and real-world practice, students are expected to be intellectual leaders in policy-relevant fields in urban settings: labor, race, ethnicity, and immigration, urban planning, local elections, public education, and so on. Graduates find professional opportunities in government agencies, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, and labor unions. Alumni have also pursued careers in electoral politics. For many students, the master's degree in this program serves as a step toward a higher academic degree such as a Ph.D.... [-]

Master of Arts in Asian Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. [+]

MAs in Political Science. Asia’s growing significance in the 21st century is certain. Its unprecedented economic and demographic growth is transforming what was for centuries a predominantly agricultural region. Urbanization and international trade are major drivers of the continent’s burgeoning centrality in international relations. Problems still endure, however, as the continent is home to many of the world’s most intractable geopolitical flashpoints and the benefits of economic development remain unevenly distributed. The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. Is this program for you? The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Asian Studies has a unique, comprehensive curriculum that allows for both regional and functional specializations. This rigorous, interdisciplinary program blends the policy-specific and academic skills that are vital to careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our renowned faculty includes more than 90 individuals whose expertise spans the foreign affairs, security and policy, language and culture, economics, and history of East, Southeast, and South Asia. The program boasts a diverse array of course offerings such as: The Chinese Military, International Relations of South Asia, Education in Islamic Asia, and Modern Southeast Asian History, just to name a few. [-]

MA International Relations

Marbella International University Centre
Campus Full time October 2017 Spain Málaga

Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state. [+]

Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state. Duration: 1 year Language: English Programme Title: International Relations Degree Awarded: MA Political Science The International Relations MA has been designed in an innovative way to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political theories with a special focus on international relations and conflict resolution. Key Disciplines Covered: International Interventions City and Politics: Public space Notion of the Political Biopolitics & Necropolitics Political Advertising & Promotion One of the strongest points of our programme is the discussion of International Relations approaches within a multicultural classroom environment, given the global background of our students. Indeed, some of these debates are currently reproduced in numerous international organisations and negotiations worldwide. MIUC trains the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalising world. MIUC International Relations Department presents students with a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to a challenging international and multicultural scenario that often changes faster than our capacity to analyse it. Career Opportunities Upon completion of this International Relations MA, students may pursue a broad range of careers in public and private sectors, international and local non-governmental organisations, think-tanks and institutes as well as in media companies as analysts or reporters on international affairs. More specific careers include, but are not limited to: Researcher International affairs adviser Public affairs officer Conflict... [-]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5  August 2017 USA San Diego + 1 more

In 2016 we are offering a new 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. Application deadline is January 15. [+]

MAs in Political Science. In 2016 we are offering a new 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. Application deadline is January 15. Our School is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States: San Diego, California, right at the Mexico-U.S border. The MAPJ offers a curriculum where students will gain: • Deep understanding of the global and local contexts in which violence, oppression and social injustice occur • Knowledge of theories and frameworks to explain complex situations • Capacity to design new approaches and solutions to peace and justice issues • Competence in implementing and assessing the impact of programs and initiatives A rich course portfolio includes human rights, conflict resolution, leadership and organizations, development, technology and social change, and social entrepreneurship to shape professionals equipped to work effectively for peace and justice across multiple organizational settings. The MAPJ is a one-of-a-kind learning program, where students can participate in projects through our award-winning institutes: theJoan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, the Trans-Border Institute, and the Center for Peace and Commerce. Student entrepreneurs can access seed funding to launch and test social ventures for peace through our Social Innovation Challenge, which has awarded $234,000 in cash to students since its inception in 2011. Students come from 30 countries to become peacebuilders and changemakers. Some organizations currently employing our graduate students are: British Embassy, World Bank, The Amani... [-]

Master of Arts in Political Science

Central Michigan University
Campus September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

The curriculum is designed to provide all students with rigorous academic training in the CMU political science graduate program and will prepare you for doctoral programs, law schools, or other graduate [+]

Master of Arts in Political Science

 

The curriculum is designed to provide all students with rigorous academic training in the CMU political science graduate program and will prepare you for doctoral programs, law schools, or other graduate programs.

 

This graduate program at CMU features:

 

Concentrations in U.S. and international politics; Hands-on research opportunities; Distinguished faculty members specializing in comparative politics, public policy, international relations, U.S. politics, and political theory; Conveniently scheduled evening and weekend courses; Access to extensive on-campus library resources; Speakers, workshops, and many other global connections; Graduate assistantships and financial aid. ... [-]

MA in International Relations and Security

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. [+]

MAs in Political Science. The question of security now dominates contemporary international politics. Issues such as the 'War on Terror', pre-emptive self-defence and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples. This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention Terrorism and Self-Defence The end of the Cold War fundamentally altered the nature of international security, heralding the emergence of new issues and threats. In the contemporary era the locus and nature of the paramount threats have altered, with intra-state conflicts and non-state actors characterising sources of insecurity. This module will provide you with a comprehensive overview of security discourse and practice since the end of the Cold War relating key issues such as humanitarian intervention, self-defence and terrorism to broader trends such as the evolving role of the UN, the challenges to international law and the new concern with intra-state crises. Dissertation and Research Methods You will receive supervised guidance and research methods training (through a series of... [-]

MA Media and International Conflict

UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. [+]

“Studying in the Clinton Institute was a wonderful experience. The classes are small, which means you really get to know everybody, and there is a very comfortable atmosphere. A wide range of topics ensured that everybody got a chance to study and discuss areas that they are passionate about. Lively debates were the norm!. This MA was a fascinating journey through history, current affairs, politics and media. It offered a great opportunity to build strong research, writing and presenting skills, with the help of diligent and engaging staff of the Institute . I would do it all over again if I could!” – Karen Dunne This MA programme in Media and International Conflict is designed to enable students to develop understanding of the ways in which media interact with war, international conflict and security. It analyzes the complex roles played by the media in the enactment and representation of international conflict and addresses the relationships among media, governments, the military, and NGOs in framing perceptions of international conflict. It provides an interdisciplinary approach that considers both cultural and political dimensions of media responses to international conflicts, focusing on issues such as : public diplomacy as soft power, human rights and representation, distinctions between information and propaganda, the ethics of depicting human suffering, the role of new and social media in perceptions of conflict, the visual economy of the production, circulation and reception of imagery of conflict, and the effects of news reporting on government policy and NGO activity. Modules in... [-]

M.A. in Asian Studies/M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations (Dual Degree)

Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Campus Full time September 2017 USA South Orange

The Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree program with a focus on East Asia. A solid understanding of East Asian history, language and culture complements students' competence in international relations. The dual degree program can be completed in 60 credits, instead of the 81-84 credits that would be required to complete the two programs separately. [+]

MAs in Political Science. The Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy offer a dual degree program with a focus on East Asia. A solid understanding of East Asian history, language and culture complements students' competence in international relations. The dual degree program can be completed in 60 credits, instead of the 81-84 credits that would be required to complete the two programs separately. Curriculum Diplomacy and International Relations Component (21 credits) DIPL 6000 - International Relations Theory DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180 - Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6005 - International Organizations or Public International Law DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155 - International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations DIPL XXXX - Diplomacy Electives Asian Studies Component (30 credits) Traditional East Asia (12 credits) ASIA 6140 - Survey of Chinese Civilization ASIA 6121 - History and Culture of Japan I ASIA 6122 - History and Culture of Japan II And one of the following: (3 credits) ASIA 6141 - Foundations of Chinese Civilization ASIA 6142 - Development of Chinese Civilization ASIA 6143 - Maturity of Chinese Civilization Modern and Contemporary East Asia (6 credits) ASIA 6145 - Modern East Asia ASIA 6146 - Contemporary East Asia East Asian Language (12 credits) CHIN 6111-6114 - Graduate Chinese Conversation and Composition I-IV CHIN 6111-6118 - Graduate Readings in Modern Chinese I-II CHIN 6120-6121 - Graduate Chinese Newspaper Readings I-II JAPN... [-]