Master of Science in Political Science

Best 60 Master of Science Programs in Political Science 2017

Political Science

The MSc, or Master of Science, is an internationally recognized academic degree that indicates proficiency and knowledge of a given topic or field. Most MSc programs take about four years to finish, after which some join the workforce while others continue on in the classroom. 

Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science

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MSci International Relations and Global Issues

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This innovative four-year degree leads to a masters level qualification. Years one, three and four will be spent at Nottingham; the second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). [+]

MScs in Political Science. MSci International Relations and Global Issues Helping students develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of 25 overseas institutions in locations such as Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. It leads to a masters level qualification, with years one, three and four spent at Nottingham and the second year at one of our partner institutions overseas (the choice will be governed by your academic progress). Years one and three will follow the programme outlined in our BA Politics and International Relations course with year four allowing you to take modules from the school's portfolio of masters programmes, and to research and write a dissertation. Year one Your first year will provide you with a broad knowledge across the discipline, focusing on the areas of international relations, comparative politics, British political history, and political theory. You will take some subsidiary modules from other schools within the University and, while many students opt to study a language module and continue this throughout their time at Nottingham, you can choose any subject you wish. Year two Year two is spent focusing on global issues in one of 25 partner institutions around the world, drawn from the Universitas 21 (U21) network, the school's European Erasmus exchange partners and The University of Nottingham's campuses in China and Malaysia. Year three Year three is spent back at Nottingham, where you will take modules chosen from the wide range offered on international relations and global issues.... [-]

MSc International Relations, Law & Security

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

This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. [+]

Why this course? Internationally and domestically, security, broadly defined, is among the most pressing concerns facing states. Adding to the complexity is the increasingly broad definition of 'security' as new challenges emerge – for example in relation to climate change – while 'traditional' ones – such as terrorism – are reconstructed, along with the heightened interdependencies between states and within their critical infrastructures. This MSc/LLM in International Relations, Security & Law introduces and familiarises students with contemporary issues relating to the course topics, examining them through legal and political viewpoints. The interdisciplinary approach of the course sets it apart from other MSc courses on international security and LLM courses on domestic and international security law as does its broad conception of ‘security’, which encompasses both ‘traditional’ concerns and more novel threats. You'll study This is a one-year full-time or two-years part-time course built around the core module of Contemporary Security Challenges & Responses in the first semester. Students are also required to take a research design module in either law or politics, depending on the degree they seek. The remaining modules come from a wide range of options in both the politics and law departments with students required to take at least one option in each department. Entry requirements First or upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in social sciences/law subjects or substantial professional experience. English language requirements You're required to have a suitable minimum level of competency in the English language if your first language is not English... [-]

Master in Visual Analytics (MSc by Research)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

We are growing our community of practice in visual analytics and this is a chance to join our team, to work alongside some of the best UK researchers and to get involved in leading edge work. The course will build your professional network, your understanding and your portfolio of experience. [+]

MScs in Political Science. Visual analytics is a key requirement of the early 21st century. As our human activity generates rapidly increasing amounts of new data every day, there is an urgent need to make sense of it and a huge potential to elicit new knowledge and insights from it. World events and phenomena like climate change, 9/11, global finance systems and public health are data rich and increasingly complex. Visual analytics turns large and complex, data sets into interactive visualisations that can prompt visceral comprehension and moments of insight that are compelling and offer an unparalleled richness of possibility for data analysts. In this uncharted world of boundless data, visual analytics is providing our new maps and new ways of navigating. Data analytics is recognised as a key trend that will have a major impact on the IT and Communications industry in the next 5 years. [-]

International Security Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Shrivenham

These courses are designed for participants to be able to develop and implement strategic security sector plans and analyse, communicate and evaluate the broader implications for related areas within state and regional frameworks and study some of the most pressing issues of world politics such as the causes of war and peace, the pressures and opportunities of globalisation, the threats posed by terrorism, and the problems of global poverty and injustice. [+]

International Security Degrees MSc in International Defence and Security This course considers some of the most pressing issues of world politics such as the causes of war and peace, the pressures and opportunities of globalisation, the threats posed by terrorism, and the problems of global poverty and injustice. Duration: 1 year full-time Who is it for? This course is intended to attract students who are either currently employed in posts relating to Security Cooperation or those individuals who generally have an interest in issues pertaining to defence and security. Students come from the following areas: Serving members of the UK MOD (civilian and military) Foreign MOD civil servants and members of foreign armed forces Staff from other UK and foreign government departments, as well as international Governmental and non-governmental organisations, who have an identified need to develop their knowledge of Defence and Security Civilians with an interest in defence and security. There is often a wide range of nationalities on the course, with a maximum of 30 places available. MSc in Security Sector Management This course is designed for participants to be able to develop and implement strategic security sector plans and analyse, communicate and evaluate the broader implications for related areas within state and regional frameworks. Duration: Executive Programme: 2 years, plus a dissertation. 1 Year Accelerated Executive Programme: 1 year, plus a dissertation. Who is it for? The course is suitable for those who work in any security or development related organisation – as a policy maker or... [-]

MSc in Economia e Politiche Internazionali

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

Il Master in Economia e Politiche Internazionali (MEPIN) offre un ampio bagaglio di strumenti scientifici e competenze specifiche, indispensabili per la comprensione dei fenomeni economico-politici legati alla globalizzazione ed al funzionamento delle istituzioni pubbliche ed internazionali. [+]

Obiettivi

Il Master in Economia e Politiche Internazionali (MEPIN) offre un ampio bagaglio di strumenti scientifici e competenze specifiche, indispensabili per la comprensione dei fenomeni economico-politici legati alla globalizzazione ed al funzionamento delle istituzioni pubbliche ed internazionali. Le basi sulle quali si sviluppa l'intero programma sono legate allo studio dell'economia, del diritto e delle istituzioni, delle politiche internazionali. Verranno inoltre fornite conoscenze di carattere multidisciplinare e manageriali necessarie per affrontare tematiche quali lo sviluppo sostenibile, la globalizzazione dei mercati, l'invecchiamento della popolazione, i fenomeni migratori e, più in generale, le forme di cooperazione tra autorità pubbliche e operatori economici privati tese al raggiungimento di un obiettivo comune, quale la prestazione di un servizio o la creazione e la gestione di un progetto. Lo studio degli ambiti di intersezione tra pubblico e privato, dal livello locale a quello globale, richiede competenze sia nel settore economico-finanziario, sia in quello delle politiche pubbliche, nonché la conoscenza degli aspetti giuridico regolamentari e di comunicazione relativi ai rapporti tra le parti. Ai partecipanti vengono proposte una serie di corsi nella sede di Lugano e una in quella di Milano. Il programma si completa con l'elaborazione di una tesi e con uno stage in un'istituzione nazionale o internazionale. La formazione poliedrica e interdisciplinare che offre il MEPIN ha permesso ai suoi diplomati di inserirsi rapidamente e con successo in aziende multinazionali, in banche e società finanziarie, in enti territoriali, in organizzazioni non governative, nell'insegnamento e in istituti di ricerca. I diplomati di questo Master possiedono sia... [-]


MSc African Politics

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc African Politics is a regional specialist MSc, aiming to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of one for the other) in Africa. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work. [+]

MSc African Politics Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance. Start of programme: September intake only The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc African Politics is a regional specialist MSc, aiming to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of one for the other) in Africa. At Masters level there is particular emphasis on seminar work. Students make full-scale presentations for each unit that they take, and are expected to write substantial papers that often require significant independent work. Structure Students take taught courses to the value of 3 full units + dissertation: 1. ONE unit from A (compulsory) 2-3. TWO units from B, C or D. 4. Dissertation on some aspect of African Politics (compulsory). A. Compulsory Course: Government and politics in Africa - 15PPOC205 (1 Unit) - Full Year B. Full-Unit Politics Courses: Politics of Globalisation and Development in Asia and Africa - 15PPOC017 (1 Unit) - Full Year State & society in Asia & Africa - 15PPOC008 (1 Unit) - Full Year International politics of Africa - 15PPOC009... [-]

MSc in Political Science

Aarhus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

The MSc in Political Science is the flagship degree of our top European political science department, whose high ratings and research attract academics from around the globe to its vibrant community of scholars. [+]

MScs in Political Science. A BROAD, RESEARCH-ORIENTED DEGREE PROGRAMME Does diversity jeopardise the welfare state? How is political radicalisation prevented? Why are Scandinavians more trustful than others? At the Department of Political Science our objective is to choose the right research strategies, methods and theoretical concepts that will enable us to answer such questions. This may involve conducting surveys, statistical modelling or interviews, spending hours at the library, or going on field trips to the Middle East. The MSc in Political Science is the flagship degree of our top European political science department, whose high ratings and research attract academics from around the globe to its vibrant community of scholars. This is a high-quality, two-year programme for those who seek a comprehensive political science education focusing on research design and methodology. The programme gives students the possibility of specialising in the subfields of comparative politics, political theory, political sociology, international relations, public policy or public administration. QUALITY TEACHING IN AN INFORMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT The MSc in Political Science is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Students are always welcome to approach the teaching staff, whose doors are open to anybody wishing to propose a supervised reading course, for example. Students are expected to engage actively in classroom debates. They also collaborate in small-scale comparative projects that make the most of the international study environment. VARIETY AND OPPORTUNITIES The MSc in Political Science is flexible, giving students the opportunity to design their own course programme.... [-]

MSc Crisis and Security Management

Leiden University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Den Haag Leiden The Hague + 2 more

During the one year multi-disciplinary master program students will become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)security and crises. [+]

Security ranks high on both the societal as well as political agenda. The threat of terrorism, transnational organized crime, civil war, urban riots or natural disasters is making headlines almost every day and is a guarantee for political turmoil. Although from a factual perspective the risk of high-end security incidents is in most Western countries low, the risk perception is far more higher. When it comes to security and crisis, risk perception seems to be as important as actual risk assessments. During the one year multi-disciplinary master program students will become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)security and crises. By analyzing security discourses, security actors, security practices and security outcomes students will become acquainted with the ‘wicked problem’ of security and crises topics in a complex and globalizing world. As security is no longer a public good solely provided by state actors or public actors but the combined outcome of public actors, private security actors, civil society and citizens as well, the master program will focus on the multiplicity of actors engaged in defining and practicing security. Further, as a result of the globalized and interwoven world of today in which incidents, images and messages travel within seconds from one part of the world to another part of the world, students will study current security and crisis challenges from a ‘glocal’ perspective: both global and local levels and especially the nexus of those levels. In the master’s program students will be confronted with the... [-]

MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Durham University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

The MSc will provide students with advanced knowledge of the complex and specialised areas of peacebuilding, among it conflict analysis, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and conflict transformation, community driven reconstruction, peace processes within the context of contemporary conflicts and in the context of broader international (humanitarian) interventions. [+]

MScs in Political Science. Description The MSc will provide students with advanced knowledge of the complex and specialised areas of peacebuilding, among it conflict analysis, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and conflict transformation, community driven reconstruction, peace processes within the context of contemporary conflicts and in the context of broader international (humanitarian) interventions. Integrated into the MSc structure are opportunities to develop operational and vocational skills for example in negotiations, conflict mediation, conflict sensitive programme design and programme management, or urban peacebuilding. Students are provided with theoretical and empirical knowledge and with practical skills that are helpful for current and future employment opportunities. The courses are thus attractive to both graduates and mid-career practitioners. Whilst the academic and applied focus of the MSc comes through a peace and conflict studies analytic lens, course material will also draw from traditional strategic/security and development studies, enabling cross fertilisation between different perspectives. It allows the exploration of unique and new paradigms and practices in the fields of conflict, peace, security, defence, diplomacy, development and humanitarian intervention. Five core modules worth 75 credits plus a Dissertation worth 60 credits plus three optional modules to the value of 45 credits. Core Modules Defence, Development and Diplomacy in Conflict: Evolving Actors, Factors and Paradigms Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace Responses: Peace Processes and Political Negotiation Recovery and Reconstruction: Consolidating Peace after Violence Capstone Exercise: Humanitarian Intervention Simulation (in MSc-specific roles) Dissertation Optional Modules Optional modules in previous years have included: Religion, Culture and Conflict Conflict Mediation Fieldtrip... [-]

International Relations

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The MA program is designed to prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, or international agencies, or for doctoral studies. [+]

Masters in International Studies The MA program is designed to prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, or international agencies, or for doctoral studies. The College of Arts and Sciences offers certificate programs in African-New World Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Transnational and Regional Studies, among other. The graduate program encourages its MA students to pursue regional certification in conjunction with their work in the MA program. The following is a brief summary of program requirements. For more information, see the IR Graduate Program Handbook. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to the MA program, applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 in upper-level work, or its equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher education. International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. Admissions requirements are minimums and even if the minimums are met, admission is not assured. Degree Requirements The MA program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit at the graduate level. Undergraduate courses taken to satisfy prerequisites for graduate courses will not count toward the 36 hour minimum requirement. The Graduate Advisory Committee may approve the transfer of a maximum of six graduate credits earned at another recognized institution of higher education. Core Sequence... [-]

MS in Political Science

Suffolk University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Boston

The Suffolk Master of Science in Political Science leads the way in programs focused on professional politics and international relations. Classes take place just steps from the Massachusetts State House, national think tanks, and security agencies, so students get up close and personal with political processes and policymaking. [+]

MScs in Political Science. The Suffolk Master of Science in Political Science leads the way in programs focused on professional politics and international relations. Classes take place just steps from the Massachusetts State House, national think tanks, and security agencies, so students get up close and personal with political processes and policymaking. [-]

MS Conflict Management

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time 16  September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta + 1 more

The Master’s program prepares students to identify and pursue opportunities for a new career based on conflict management expertise. The MSCM also provides students with enhanced credentials to pursue career advancement in an existing work environment. [+]

MSCM Program Description Conflict Management education addresses the issues that divide our world by encouraging communication, fostering positive relationships and developing comprehensive, long-term solutions. It enhances the safety and vitality of group our families, communities and workplaces. Conflict management is also a set of tools and a way of thinking that can help not only prevent conflict, but effectively engage it once it arises. Conflict management education teaches the various ways people choose to react when confronted with conflict situations and the effect of those reactions on potential outcomes. Studying conflict is really about learning skills which can provide the ability to respond in ways that help prevent and manage conflict by reducing ineffective responses. The primary objective of the MSCM is to produce students who: Understand the nature of conflict from the perspective of multiple disciplines Understand the continuum of responses to conflict Possess the necessary skills to facilitate the management of various types of conflict Demonstrate the ability to analyze and research conflict in an organizational environment Demonstrate the ability to design conflict intervention procedures and strategies appropriate to a particular situation or environment Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the efficacy of a given intervention or system of interventions Successfully participate in conflict management on a particular level in one or more specific environments. The Master’s program prepares students to identify and pursue opportunities for a new career based on conflict management expertise. The MSCM also provides students with enhanced credentials to pursue career advancement in an existing... [-]

MSc Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Faculty of Philosophy offers a high-quality English language master's programme in PPE to national and international students. The master’s in PPE at the University of Groningen offers an interdisciplinary degree for ambitious students with diverse interests and backgrounds, providing specialist training in understanding the social world. Public policy as much as commerce increasingly requires broader, more integrated theories and methodologies. [+]

MScs in Political Science. The Faculty of Philosophy offers a high-quality English language master's programme in PPE to national and international students. The master’s in PPE at the University of Groningen offers an interdisciplinary degree for ambitious students with diverse interests and backgrounds, providing specialist training in understanding the social world. Public policy as much as commerce increasingly requires broader, more integrated theories and methodologies. The programme offers systematic training for the development of analytical and quantitative skills as well as a solid background of theoretical and historical knowledge in PPE. It aims to encourage open-mindedness and responsible decision-making, and while it is truly interdisciplinary, it will have a very clear and distinct identity, focusing on methods uniting the three disciplines of philosophy, political science and economics. The programme is open to students with Bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, political science and economics, as well as to students with Bachelor’s degrees in history, international relations, sociology, psychology, provided they demonstrate sufficient knowledge of at least one of the three core fields (philosophy, political science, economics). ... [-]

MSc in European Studies

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The Research Master European Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary programme leading to a Master of Science degree. The programme’s focus is on doing research into the politics and [+]

The Research Master European Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary programme leading to a Master of Science degree. The programme’s focus is on doing research into the politics and policies of the European Union and into the wider historical and international contexts of the process of European integration. It is an interdisciplinary programme combining political science and the study of international relations with history and the cultural sciences. The overall objective of the programme is to equip future PhD students and analysts with a broad range of scientific methods and theoretical approaches relevant to the analysis of European phenomena. The programme operates in close cooperation with other universities, with European Union institutions, other Brussels-based actors and with the national administrations of the European Union member states. Double degree The research master’s programme European Studies can also be studied as a double degree programme in co-operation with the University of Cologne. Fast facts The Research Master European Studies at Maastricht University… is a two-year international and interdisciplinary Master of Science programme is taught in English offers the possibility to follow a double degree track, which results in two master's diplomas: first year of the programme at Maastricht University, second year at the University of Cologne combines political science and the study of international relations with history and the cultural sciences explores the politics, policies and administration of the European Union pays attention to the wider historical, cultural and international contexts of the process of European integration uses a distinctive didactic model places... [-]

Master of Science in Public Policy (MPP)

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Public Policy degree program (MPP) is open to students who wish to pursue analytic careers in government, non-profit agencies or in businesses subject to government regulations. The MPP program is structured to prepare graduates to work as analysts and as program managers. [+]

MScs in Political Science. About the Program The Master of Public Policy degree program (MPP) is open to students who wish to pursue analytic careers in government, non-profit agencies or in businesses subject to government regulations. The MPP program is structured to prepare graduates to work as analysts and as program managers. Core courses in the MPP program cover public policy, policy analysis, quantitative methods, and economic policy. This is a two-year program for students taking 8 or more units per term. The program consists of 60 approved units (not including courses necessary to compensate for deficiencies). The degree culminates with a two-term seminar focused on analytical projects where students will develop, present, and discuss individual research. Students develop a unique concentration of electives related to their interests, and may pursue joint graduate degree programs. Curriculum Core courses in the Masters in Public Policy program cover public policy, policy analysis, quantitative methods, and economic policy. This is a two-year program for students taking 8 or more units per term. The program consists of 60 approved units (not including courses necessary to compensate for deficiencies). The degree culminates with a two-term seminar focused on analytical projects where students will develop, present, and discuss individual research. Students develop a unique concentration of electives related to their interests, and may pursue joint graduate degree programs. MPP Courses The MPP offers coursework relevant to problem solving and analysis of public policies. Each student files a formal study plan after completing 12 units of coursework... [-]