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Best 142 Master of Art Degrees in Political Science 2019

Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

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.

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The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA International Human Rights - Full-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements

Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above.

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United Kingdom London Birmingham Leeds Manchester UK Online  + 2 More
September 2019
Full time
12 months
Campus
Online
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The American University of 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 pa ... [+]

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.

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Italy Rome
September 2019
Full time
15 months
Campus
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Durham University

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-around training in res ... [+]

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-around training in research methods allied to further specialization 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 Ph.D. 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:... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
October 2019
Full time
1 year
Campus
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University of Salzburg- Centre of 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 ... [+]

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 program 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 program also provides opportunities for studying abroad, enhancing the international qualification and the language competences of its students. Also, the whole study program is taught in English (since Curriculum 2016), intensifying the international focus. The master program takes account of political and socio-economic processes and includes European practitioners and experts from the European institutions in its teaching program. 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.... [-]

Austria Salzburg
October 2019
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering a prestigious one-year MA program taught in English. ... [+]

The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering a prestigious one-year MA program taught in English.

The program allows students to explore the fields of conflict transformation, resolution, problem-solving and negotiations. Students are exposed to theories and practices of managing and resolving domestic and external conflicts in general, and in Israel in particular. The methods, techniques, and strategies that can help manage and resolve conflicts are studied from different disciplinary points of view, including political science, international relations, social psychology, international law, communication, digital media, sociology and Israel studies. The program includes theoretical and methodological courses and seminars, as well as workshops through which students acquire skills for conflict management and resolution, and lectures of leading academics and professionals in the field. Through its unique setting and location, the program also offers ‘hands-on’ experiential learning - encountering and following the tracks of conflict and diversity, through study tours, practical ‘on-site’ training, and meetings with key people, including policymakers, political leaders, activists and more.... [-]

Israel Jerusalem
October 2019
Full time
1 year
Campus
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City University of London

Get behind the headlines to discover the structures and ideas that shape global affairs, and open up a wide range of exciting career possibilities with this world-class M ... [+]

Who is it for?

The International Politics MA programme is for students who want to explore international politics more widely. It is designed to help you drill down and follow your specific interests and specialise your knowledge. The course has been designed to give you the chance to pursue your own questions about the way the world works – and to shape arguments where you feel it doesn’t.

The knowledge and skills you develop during the course will enable you to explore a number of rewarding career options – from supporting NGOs to working with the civil service or media.

Objectives

Is the USA a benevolent global leader or a neo-imperial power? How does the shift in power from the West to the Rest reshape international politics in the 21st century? Can states act effectively in a world increasingly shaped by international institutions and global economic actors?... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD) offers qualified students the opportunity to become specialists in the fields of diplomacy and internati ... [+]

About

The Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD) offers qualified students the opportunity to become specialists in the fields of diplomacy and international affairs. Sponsored by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the program provides students with a strong theoretical background and the analytical skills essential to gaining an understanding of international issues and events. The program draws upon the expertise of Al Akhawayn University faculty from different disciplines, and of professionals from the field.

Who is the Program for?

The MAISD program is designed for:

academically qualified graduates from AUI and other Moroccan institutions who seek advanced education and training in International Studies and Diplomacy, professionals who are interested in furthering their training, international students who wish to gain expertise specifically in North African Studies. Program Description ... [-]
Morocco Ifran
August 2019
Full time
Part time
2 - 4 semesters
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The MA Degree in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a one-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy f ... [+]

The MA Degree in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a one-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in 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, and the 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 program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full time
3 semesters
Campus
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King's College London Online

Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security ... [+]

Master of Art Degrees in Political Science.

The international political system is now experiencing its most momentous period of upheaval since the end of the Cold War. Our International Affairs MA/PG Dip/PG Cert, with specialisms in Cyber Security and Espionage & Surveillance Studies, engages with the world’s international security issues with the goal of educating the next generation of leaders in the industry. If security is of concern to you, whether as a journalist, policy advisor, civil servant, defence professional or aspiring student, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

With the MA’s specialist pathways, you’ll advance course outcomes that facilitate your journey towards specific career paths. Our course modules have been described as “transformative” and “sector-leading”; fundamentally changing the way that students understand the global security and defence landscape. Armed with these top-tier study and research outcomes we anticipate that our graduates will undertake critical leadership positions in security-related fields.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Part time
2 - 6 years
Online
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The American University of Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law you will allow you to acquire both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for careers in international ... [+]

PREPARING YOU FOR PUBLIC LEADERSHIP

This highly competitive one-year MA in Diplomacy and International Law offers you an interdisciplinary degree in partnership with Oxford University’s summer certificate program in International Human Rights Law. Through the program, you will acquire both the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary for careers in international law, diplomacy and international advocacy.

The program enables you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real-world contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as “Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?” or “How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?”... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full time
1 year
Campus
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University of Vienna - Human Rights Programme

No philosophical idea has had a more profound impact on international relations and world politics than human rights. Within half a century since World War II and the Hol ... [+]

Master of Arts in Human Rights

No philosophical idea has had a more profound impact on international relations and world politics than human rights. Within half a century since World War II and the Holocaust, human rights developed into the only universally accepted value system of our times. The recognition of states as democratic, developed and peace-loving nations today depends on their capacity and willingness to protect human rights. Long-term dictators and brutal military rulers are increasingly being ousted and held accountable for gross and systematic violations of human rights before international criminal tribunals. Even business corporations and international organisations are judged by their human rights performance. In post-conflict situations and transitions from totalitarian to democratic rule, human rights constitute an essential element of peace-building, development and good governance. Human rights open the doors to a better world for all.... [-]

Austria Vienna
September 2019
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
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University of Salzburg

The NEW MA program Political Science prepares students for a scientific career but also affords graduates different opportunities for careers outside academia. ... [+]

Career Prospects

Our NEW Master Political Science with a two-track study model is designed as well for students who want to extend their skills in scientific research as for students aiming a career outside academia as we offer both methodological training and profound practical training. Graduates of the program can thus embark on successful scientific careers and continue their political science studies toward a Ph.D., while others can pursue professional careers in public administration, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, press, interest groups and public relations. For our international students, we additionally offer the possibility to complete the whole program in English.... [-]

Austria Salzburg
October 2019
Full time
4 semesters
Campus
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American Graduate School in Paris

The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) offers a two-year Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy accredited in the US taught in the heart of Paris, F ... [+]

MA in International Relations and Diplomacy

The M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy at the American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) takes place in the heart of Paris, France, and is accredited in the US as an affiliated program of AGS’s partner institution Arcadia University (Philadelphia, USA).

It is a two-year program, and may also be completed in 18 months on an accelerated track, or over an extended period of time on a part-time basis.

The language of instruction is English; there is no need to speak French to be admitted into the program.

AGS takes full advantage of the resources and networking opportunities provided by Paris, which is the ideal location to study international affairs as it hosts many intergovernmental organizations, diplomatic missions, NGOs, think tanks, and international corporations.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full time
Part time
2 years
Campus
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Polit IQ

The new Lomonosov MSU Master Post-Soviet Public Policy is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diver ... [+]

The new Polit IQ & MSU Master in Post-Soviet Public Policy is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide.

The objective of the programme is to help students to think critically about complex policy issues, to make decisions and to transform their ideas into action. Besides, the program aims to educate young political scientists and potential policy-makers with deep knowledge in fields of Post-Soviet policy-making process and comparative politics.

The academic supervisor of the programme is Prof. Robert Legvold (Columbia University).

Years of study: 2

Start: September, 1st... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full time
2 years
Campus
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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English offered to graduates of B.A. pro ... [+]

M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English offered to graduates of B.A. programs in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice.

The M.A. Program offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America, including courses on international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism law, international courts and tribunals, transitional justice, the law of the United Nations, legal aspects of the Middle-East conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law etc.... [-]

Israel Jerusalem
October 2019
Full time
1 year
Campus
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