Master of Arts Program in Political Science

Best 138 Master of Art Degrees in Political Science 2018

Political Science

An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

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.

M.A. in Political Science

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Master in Human Rights Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. [+]

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community.

Program Features

The only opportunity in the US to receive a master’s degree in human rights education. Rich in-class learning experiences with expert faculty blended with opportunities for practical work in schools and community organizations in the Bay Area.

Pedagogy aimed at addressing inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual identity, religion, and nation.

OUR STUDENTS

Our students arrive at USF as educators, filmmakers, community organizers, after-school program directors, and more, eager to explore new ways of reading the world using a human rights framework.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Campus Full time February 2018 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 programme 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 the 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. [+]

2 Years’ MA Programme 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 programme 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.... [-]


Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2018 USA Brattleboro Washington DC + 1 more

You want to make a positive difference in the world, so you want to learn the skills you need to be an effective leader in peacebuilding and social justice efforts. Our Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership is designed to give you those skills through a combination of theory and practice. [+]

Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Leadership

With SIT’s experiential curriculum, you’ll learn how to put theory into practice. In addition to core courses, a broad range of elective choices let you focus on courses that will help you meet your career goals.

In this program, you’ll learn: The multiple and interrelated causes of conflicts, including those caused and/or exacerbated by globalization, environmental and resource crises, undemocratic leadership, ethnic tensions, or historic enmity The particular needs of refugees and internally displaced people, victims, bystanders, and members of violator communities Negotiation, mediation, and dialogue skills Analyzing, assessing, and mapping conflict Human rights and humanitarian interventions Post-conflict transitions and post-war restorative practices Conducting empirical research and using qualitative methods for data collection and analysis Strategic nonviolence, social healing, and reconciliation Program design and evaluation, capacity building, and cultivating positive and inclusive group relations through organizational change Policy advocacy Sample Courses: Practitioner Inquiry: Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methods Theory and Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Post-War Development and Peacebuilding Conflict and Identity Mediation Skills and Practices in Intergroup Dialogue Initiatives in Peacebuilding Electives Contact Summer Peacebuilding Program: Peacebuilding I Peacebuilding II Research Practice/Practicum Phase: Practicum stage in the United States or abroad. ... [-]

MA in International Relations and Security

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15  September 2018 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.

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The International MA Programme in Crisis and Trauma

Tel Aviv University
Campus October 2018 Israel Tel Aviv

Gain hands-on experience in one of the world’s hubs for crisis and trauma research. The unique stresses of modern life, combined with natural disasters and geopolitical conditions, have led to the rapid growth of the field of crisis and trauma studies. [+]

Gain hands-on experience in one of the world’s hubs for crisis and trauma research. The unique stresses of modern life, combined with natural disasters and geopolitical conditions, have led to the rapid growth of the field of crisis and trauma studies. There is a growing need for trained professionals with the knowledge and experience necessary to handle diverse situations. With Israel and Tel Aviv as a living laboratory for research and practice in the field, there is no better place than TAU to gain deeper knowledge and professional competence in this field alongside the world’s leading experts in crisis and trauma studies.

This one-year program is designed to train students to plan and deliver services in a wide range of personal and communal crises, including public disasters created by war, natural disasters, and terrorism, as well as personal crises related to immigration, domestic violence, divorce, illness, and bereavement.... [-]


MA in International Peace Studies

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2018 Japan Niigata

This degree program is for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world. [+]

I. Mission

MA in International Peace Studies program developed for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world.

It enables program participants to acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement and evaluate public policies for achieving peace, protecting human security and expanding the capabilities and freedom of individuals. The program places a particularly strong emphasis on developing deep understanding and humane compassion of different cultures in the world.

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MA in European Union Studies

University of Salzburg- Centre of European Union Studies
Campus Full time October 2018 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 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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in Childhood Studies and Children's Rights

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Magdeburg

This innovative programme of study is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and on implementing the children's rights that it covers. Children have rights to participate in all decisions and processes affecting them, to equitable access to societal resources (e.g. health, education) and to effective protection from violence and exploitation. [+]

Start of studies The programme begins each winter semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 July via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

This innovative programme of study is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and on implementing the children's rights that it covers. Children have rights to participate in all decisions and processes affecting them, to equitable access to societal resources (e.g. health, education) and to effective protection from violence and exploitation. All institutions, processes and measures oriented around children at national, state/regional and local level must be designed and evaluated according to these considerations.... [-]


MA Research Methods (Politics, International Relations, Security)

Durham University
Campus Full time October 2018 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, international relations and security. [+]

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:... [-]


M.A. in Conflict Resolution

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 USA Washington DC

The Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution encompasses theoretical practices from Conflict Resolution and International Relations and practices including negotiation, mediation, and creative peace-building to address conflict, whether it be personal, group, or international. The field, originating from theorists such as Galtung, Lederach, and Gandhi, seeks to transform the way conflict is studied and find creative mechanisms for positive change. The program emphasizes Georgetown University's dedication to diverse and inclusive study, practical training, and application. [+]

The Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution encompasses theoretical practices from Conflict Resolution and International Relations and practices including negotiation, mediation, and creative peacebuilding to address conflict, whether it be personal, group, or international. The field, originating from theorists such as Galtung, Lederach, and Gandhi, seeks to transform the way conflict is studied and find creative mechanisms for positive change. The program emphasizes Georgetown University's dedication to diverse and inclusive study, practical training, and application.

In order to fulfill Georgetown University's mission of inclusiveness and high academic standing, the program requires the completion of 40 credits over the course of two years. Leading scholars and practitioners in the field of Conflict Resolution teach core courses on theory, practical skills, negotiation practices, research methods, and psychology so students gain a holistic understanding of conflict resolution in multiple disciplines.... [-]


MA in Conflict Prevention, Dispute Resolution

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom London

This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including the roles of laws, decisions, risks and justice. The course includes (but is not restricted to) negotiation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation. [+]

This course embraces a wide range of public, private and domestic issues relevant to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and disputes, including the roles of laws, decisions, risks and justice. The course includes (but is not restricted to) negotiation and arbitration, and also the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes such as mediation and conciliation.

You will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Classes are usually small, allowing for an interactive approach to learning. The course combines academic and practical approaches to teaching and learning.

Course content

The course aims to provide an opportunity for in-depth study of the issues and the practices involved in the field of conflict prevention and dispute resolution, including the mechanisms of prevention, emergence, avoidance, management, resolution and regulation.... [-]


Master in Democracy and Governance

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2018 Estonia Tartu

The programme integrates empirical and theoretical understanding of democracy and governance, the two essential parameters of political development in the contemporary world. [+]

Is democracy conquering the world as the single most accepted model for political and social development? Is democracy being overwhelmed by globalization, popular discontent with politics and renewed authoritarian tendencies? How can democratic political leaders govern and retain legitimacy in the world today?

These are the most important challenges to tackle as a professional in this field. The MA programme in Democracy and Governance offers you the knowledge and skills to be a part of this search for solutions.

The MA programme integrates empirical and theoretical understanding of democracy and governance. Understanding them is the key for building a successful career in modern government, civil society, politics and international organisations.... [-]


MA in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance

Touro College Berlin
Campus October 2018 Germany Berlin

This unique research-based program allows students with an interest in the Holocaust and Jewish studies to acquire further knowledge on the subject. [+]

This unique research-based program allows students with an interest in the Holocaust and Jewish studies to acquire further knowledge on the subject.

MA students will have the opportunity to study Institut für Judaistik (Institute for Jewish Studies) at the Free University (FU) of Berlin. The program also includes visits to key Holocaust memorials in and around Berlin and Brandenburg including the Topography of Terror, The Jewish Museum, and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and Memorial Site.

Key Information Program Start Date: September 2017 Duration: 2 years Location: Campus am Rupenhorn

Fees: German and American Degree Track: The fee for Master of Arts in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance and MA Jewish Studies/Holocaust Studies is €1440 per semester. German Degree Track: The fee for Master of Arts in Holocaust Communication and Tolerance is €720 per semester.... [-]


Intercultural Communication and Moderation (M.A.)

University of Applied Languages of the SDI Munich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5  October 2018 Germany Munich + 1 more

Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants. The master program Intercultural Communication and Moderation qualifies you for leadership positions and prepares you for complex intercultural tasks in international companies, organizations, and media. [+]

Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants The master program Intercultural Communication and Moderation qualifies you for leadership positions and prepares you for complex intercultural tasks in international companies, organizations, and media.

With this interdisciplinary study, you will perfect your foreign language skills at a professional level. The master's program trains your intercultural communication skills and competence through in-depth knowledge of regional and cultural characteristics. They deal with the importance of intercultural communication in companies and organizations and in the areas of marketing and personnel development. Through the study program, you will improve your career opportunities and invest in your professional and personal development.... [-]