Master of Science in Political Science

Best 57 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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M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation [FT/PT]

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. [+]

MScs in Political Science. M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a creative and innovative programme designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in the fields of conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to the study of conflict resolution and reconciliation. As Trinity’s only specialist cross-border School, the Irish School of Ecumenics offers modules in Belfast and/or Dublin, as well as some options at week-long residential courses at the Corrymeela Community’s Centre for Reconciliation in Ballycastle on the north Antrim coast. These modules are taught by experts from our partner organisations: Beyond Walls, the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation and Different Tracks Global. The M.Phil. offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the challenges of political and social reconciliation in the aftermath of armed conflict, drawing on politics, sociology, social research, theology and ethics. It is suitable both for those interested in theoretical and comparative study, and for reflective practitioners. Particular attention is given to ethnic conflicts, and the role of religion in such conflicts and in peace building and reconciliation. The course combines academic study and research with community involvement and life experience. Case studies include: Northern Ireland; Zimbabwe; Israel/Palestine; Afghanistan; Rwanda; and Sri Lanka. It equips graduates for work with local and international organisations, and provides transferable skills for a wide variety of careers, including mediation, diplomacy, policy, advocacy, journalism, teaching, and ministry, as well as Ph.D. research. After registration in Dublin at the start of the course, teaching takes place in Belfast and partner sites over two terms (September to December and January to early April). From April-July students may be based in either Belfast or Dublin depending on their research interests. A one term, non-degree programme is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules. Course Content (please note that not all modules will be offered every year) Common core module: Research Skills. Conflict Analysis and Models of Intervention. Dynamics of Reconciliation. Conflict Resolution Skills. Conflict Transformation. Conflict Resolution Lessons from Comparative Peace Processes. Social Research for Transformation. Guided Research Project. Reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Theology of Reconciliation. Community Learning and Reflective Practice in Northern Ireland. South Africa: The Ethics of Truth and Reconciliation. Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (both taught in Dublin) are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators. Dissertation A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August Admission Requirements Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies. [-]

MSc in Human Security

Aarhus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Human Security is a unique master’s programme and the first of its kind in Europe. In the course of this cross-disciplinary programme, you will achieve a deeper understanding of social and environmental conflicts around the world. [+]

Human Security is a unique master’s programme and the first of its kind in Europe. In the course of this cross-disciplinary programme, you will achieve a deeper understanding of social and environmental conflicts around the world. These conflicts are multi-dimensional, and we cannot separate the effects of food security from environmental security, economic security from human dignity or from health. Rather than trying to separate them, you will learn how to analyse and intervene in this complex network of interwoven social, economic and political factors. The Master’s programme is directed by the Department of Anthropology and is based at Campus Moesgaard south of Aarhus city. CHALLENGING CONVENTIONAL UNDERSTANDINGS OF SECURITY In recent years, the concept ’human security’ has become a rallying point for understanding and working with processes of human development in unstable environments that are marked by social and environmental conflicts. Particularly the growing challenges posed by global environmental changes threaten to trigger a rapid escalation of conflicts throughout the world, as competition over access to scarce resources intensifies, supplies of essential commodities dwindle, and global population rates continue to increase. Thus human security is more than the absence of physical aggression. As a cross-disciplinary development approach, the MA in Human Security addresses not only the various forms of militarised and physical security; it also includes secure access to water, food, land, and education. HIGHLY QUALIFIED LECTURERS FROM FOUR DEPARTMENTS On the Master’s programme in Human Security, you will study and collaborate with a highly qualified group of international students. You will absorb expert knowledge and skills from both social and natural scientists who have practical work experience of environmental and development issues around the world. The four departments involved in the Master’s programme are the Department of Anthropology in the School of Culture and Society, the Department of Bioscience, the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, and the Danish Centre for Environment and Energy. In addition to the affiliated research staff at Aarhus University, visiting lecturers from abroad teach courses throughout the programme. STRONG COMPETENCIES, FUTURE JOB OPPORTUNITIES The MA in Human Security is unique in that the programme takes a holistic approach to development in a changing natural and social world. The competencies the programme will develop are in demand both now and well into the future. The Human Security programme prepares graduates to work in the development sector in national and international NGOs, governmental development organisations, UN organisations such as UNHCR or UNDP, and development consultancies. “ I was determined to do my master’s outside my home country and had heard a lot of good things about studying in Denmark, Aarhus in particular. The atmosphere between students and professors is simply great, and there is a unique spirit within the group of Human Security students. As a political scientist, I expected a stronger focus on national and international policies, but the anthropological approach of the programme opened up a totally new and different angle to my understanding of environmental challenges. Rather than focusing on theoretical discussions, the studies are fairly hands-on and offer some very useful real-life experiences. The single greatest thing about the programme is that the combination of lectures on different issues from different angles made me feel that the world is open to me regardless of where I want to work.” COLM POWER Student, MSc in Human Security programme, from Germany [-]

MSc in Economia e Politiche Internazionali

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

La Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Politiche Internazionali é un Master che offre un ampio bagaglio di strumenti scientifici e competenze specifiche, indispensabili per la comprensione dei fenomeni economico-politici legati alla globalizzazione. [+]

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La Facoltà di Scienze economiche dell’Università della Svizzera italiana organizza un Master congiunto con l’Alta Scuola di Economia e Relazioni Internazionali (ASERI) dell’Università Cattolica di Milano, coinvolgendo studenti svizzeri, italiani e stranieri interessati ad un curriculum di studi che permetta loro di ottenere un doppio titolo: un Master italiano di primo livello e un Master svizzero (laurea magistrale). 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 dei mercati. 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 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. Le partnership tra il pubblico e il privato sono oggi sempre più frequenti in vari settori (sanità, public utilities, infrastrutture, servizi sociali e risorse ambientali) e a tutti i livelli (locale, nazionale e sopranazionale). In molte organizzazioni internazionali il partenariato pubblico-privato costituisce una modalità privilegiata per la realizzazione di programmi di interesse pubblico relativi a tematiche fondamentali come l’energia, i trasporti o i progetti di cooperazione allo sviluppo. 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 competenze pluridisciplinari, sia conoscenze specifiche in particolare in economia e scienze politiche, che permettono loro di operare in tutti quei settori in cui pubblico e privato cooperano.... [-]


Master in Visual Analytics (MSc by Research)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 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. [+]

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. [+]

MScs in Political Science. 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 practitioner. The course is also relevant to those who may wish to enhance their knowledge and skills based on a related first degree or those seeking to pursue careers in the field of security sector management. [-]

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 (15 credits) All MA students must complete a core sequence of five courses (15 credits). These courses are: GEO 6473 Space, Place and Identity INR 6706 Political Economy of International Relations INR 5609 Contemporary Dynamics of International Relations INR 5615 Research Design in International Relations INR 5017 Approaches to Area Studies Major Field (9 credits) MA students also must select a major field of study in (1) Global Institutions and Issues, or (2) Foreign Policy and Securities Studies, by taking three courses (9 credits) from an extensive list of approved courses in the social sciences. Students must take at least two courses offered by the Department of International Relations to satisfy the field requirement. Click here for a list of INR courses listed by field. Electives (6 credits) To satisfy the program’s elective requirement, students must take two additional courses (6 credits) from the field lists. Students wishing to elect other graduate-level courses offered by the University may do so with permission of the Graduate Director. Thesis and Alternatives (6 credits) To complete degree requirements, MA students have the option of (a) writing a thesis or (b) taking a comprehensive examination. Before electing any of these options, students must demonstrate competence in the use of a foreign language other than English. Any student electing (a) to write a thesis will normally take 6 credit hours of thesis supervision and prepare a thesis proposal subject to the approval of three members of the University graduate faculty. A graduate faculty member of the Department of International Relations must chair any thesis committee thus constituted. No thesis may be approved until the writer has defended it in a public examination. Any student electing (b) to take a comprehensive examination must have 6 semester hours of course work in preparation for the exam. One half of the comprehensive examination will cover the core sequence of courses, and the other half will cover the student’s major field. [-]

MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies

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

Equipping graduates with an understanding of contemporary China and specialised knowledge of the country's political development, this course includes a year at postgraduate level. [+]

MScs in Political Science. MSci Global Issues and Contemporary Chinese Studies This four-year course follows the three-year BA Contemporary Chinese Studies with International Relations programme, with the addition of postgraduate level modules in the fourth year. Year one You will be introduced to aspects of life in contemporary China and a variety of academic approaches to understanding China today, and apply this knowledge to an international context. Year two Year two will be spent at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. You will take modules designed and delivered to Nottingham standards, and will receive training in research skills. Native Mandarin speakers remain in Nottingham for their second year and choose from a range of optional modules. Year three In year three you will return to Nottingham, where you will take core modules as well as having the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules. Year four In the fourth year you will take postgraduate level modules, as well as a compulsory dissertation. Entry requirements A levels: AAB-ABB; social science or humanities or equivalent and/or evidence of ability in modern languages are preferred English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. Alternative qualifications View the alternative qualifications page for details. Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants All applications are considered equally on merit; students are usually selected on the basis of academic excellence and personal qualities. We do not rely on predicted grades alone and aim to take into account the broader context of each applicant's achievements, primarily as reflected by their personal statement and reference. If you apply to us having already completed your A levels, your application will be considered in exactly the same way as those from candidates with predicted grades. Please tell us something about your gap-year activities in your UCAS personal statement. Applicants are not routinely interviewed. If you are offered a place you will be invited to a UCAS visit day. The aim of the visit is for you to ensure that Nottingham meets your perceived needs and aspirations. In addition to a formal presentation, which provides details of the courses we offer, you will also be able to meet members of the teaching staff and, very importantly, some current undergraduates. Modules Typical year one modules Core Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Studies Introduction to Contemporary China Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Optional Introduction to Business and Economy of Contemporary China Modern Political Theory Typical year two modules Core modules in China Intermediate Mandarin The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in China Chinese Society and Economy Political Communication Core modules in Nottingham The Rise of Modern China Optional modules in Nottingham Approaches to Politics and International Relations Chinese Society and Economy Social Change and Public Policy in China's Reform Era Typical year three modules Core Government and Politics of Taiwan and Hong Kong International Political Economy of China Mandarin Chinese for the Advanced Level Optional China's Political Economy China Through Film and Literature Media and Communications in Globalising China Politics Placement The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Religion in Modern China The Rights and Wrongs of Climate Change Typical year four modules Core China and the World Dissertation Optional Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society EU-China: Trade, Aid and Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century Europe and the Developing World Government and Politics of China Human Resource Management Marketing Management The Theory and Practice of Diplomacy Theories and Concepts in International Relations War, Peace and Terror The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers The skills you develop during your Chinese studies degree at Nottingham are skills which a wide range of employers will recognise and value. You will leave us with an insight into the world's fastest growing economy. As well as transferable skills, the other great benefit of your Nottingham degree is the in-depth understanding you will develop of the rapid changes China is undergoing today. If you take advantage of opportunities to study in China, you will see a side of the country that tourists, backpackers and most expatriates working there, never discover. Your assumptions about China will be thoroughly challenged during your studies and you will see what is really happening in the world's most populous nation. This kind of knowledge and understanding of China is still in very short supply in the UK and beyond, and can give you a vital edge in the graduate jobs market, with or without a high level of language proficiency. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Politics and International Relations who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,728 with the highest being £35,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students. [-]

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 work environment. The Cohort Environment and Executive Modular Format The MSCM operates a Cohort learning model for the study of conflict, admitting a limited number of students to each incoming group each fall. Taking classes with the same group of students from program start to finish creates a unique and enriching learning environment.Cohort peers challenge one another and share insights from their respective diverse professional backgrounds to contribute to classroom learning. In a typical MSCM Cohort, over 20 undergraduate academic backgrounds are represented, several students already hold an advanced degree, approximately 20% of the students are international (often having come to us directly from a conflict zone), and multiple languages and ethnicities are represented. Such diversity in the classroom provides opportunities for enriching dialogue and discussion. The MSCM program is a full-time, 16-month graduate course of study, but caters to professionals' schedules. Classes are held every other weekend, Friday from 3-8 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The Cohort takes one class at a time for a total of 9 credit hours each semester. For example, students complete the Conflict Theory course in 2.5 weekends, and then progress to the next course, Negotiation Theory. Experiential Learning Kennesaw State Master of Science in Conflict Management faculty members are quite diverse in their research and practice areas, including environmental, public policy, international, court-related, workplace, non-profit arenas and more. Our faculty facilitates lively discussion and interaction in the classroom, and link theory to practice by using "real-life" examples of their work, and involve students in projects of research and practice whenever possible. In addition, the MSCM builds in over 100 hours of applied skills-training clinics into the curriculum. These clinics provide students the opportunity to further translate theory into practice. MSCM students are afforded the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in conflict work in either a domestic or international setting through the Field Experience course in the final semester. Domestic options for this trip provide the opportunity to travel to a conference, training or cross-cultural experience. Past options for this trip have included attending the Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Conference, the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, visiting conflict management offices in Washington, D.C., and Ombuds training. International options in the past have included visiting the UN School for Peace in Costa Rica, attending classes at the European Peace Institute in Stadtschlaining, Austria, a cross-cultural trip to Egypt, an ADR-focused trip to Barbados, a study of the Middle East conflict in Israel and Palestine, and studying "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland and Ireland. Details regarding trip options for each Cohort are made available during the second semester of the program. The domestic options are generally 4-5 days in length, and the international trips are usually 7-10 days. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to the MSCM program, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission and submit the following supporting documents by the priority deadline March 1, 2017 or the final deadline July 1, 2017: 1. Transcripts Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate courses must be submitted. This must include an official transcript for a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. 2. Official Test Score Test Score: Applicants must submit a test score of 280 (new scoring system) or 800 (old scoring system) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (verbal, quantitative) and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing section of the General Test; 475 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT); or 151 on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). *Test requirements are waived for applicants who have earned an advanced degree. Dual degree students should take GMAT exam. See Dual MSCM/MBA for more information. 3. Letter of Intent A letter stating your interest in and goals for the MSCM as well as the potential use for the degree is required. The letter should demonstrate why you are a good candidate for the MSCM program and should be at least 1 page, single spaced. 4. Resume A current resume is required. 5. Recommendation Letters Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources are required. Ideally the letters should be from employers, supervisors, or professors familiar with your abilities. The letters should verify your ability to complete graduate level work and your potential for excellence in the field of conflict management. 6. Additional Requirements for International Students In addition to the documents listed above, International Students must submit transcript evaluations for all non-US colleges and universities and official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Documents required by US immigration laws, such as the sponsor affidavit, are not required as part of the application process but must be submitted before the student may enroll or attend courses. [-]

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 Conflict Sensitive Programme Management Re-thinking Counter Terrorism Urban Violence - Urban Peacebuilding International Negotiation as Instrument in Conflict Management Policing Post-Conflict Cities Conflict Analysis Subject requirements, level and grade A 2.1 or First at BA level or the international equivalent. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study Learning and Teaching At the beginning of the academic year, as well as the general induction programme offered by the School and the university, Durham Global Security Institute (DGSi) students are invited to a programme specific induction. This induction provides an overview of the programme an opportunity to meet members of the team and an opportunity to discuss optional module choices. The 180 credits one-year MSc degree programme is divided into five core and three optional modules of 15 credits each. Students also have to submit a dissertation (60 credits) of not more than15,000 words. Practitioners have the option of writing an in-depth policy document as their dissertation. Most of the modules are delivered during the first two terms and students spend the remaining time to write the dissertation. Assessment methods include: an examination, essays, presentations, reflective journal, reports, article reviews and policy briefs. Although all modules have 18/19 contact hours, the core modules are spread over 9/10 weeks and 132 hours of self-directed learning. The modules are mainly delivered through weekly 2-hour sessions which take the form of a one hour lecture and a one hour tutorial. The form in which seminars are conducted can differ from one module to another. Typically modules would have elements of lectures, discussions, and presentations from students—the extent of each of these components would differ from one module to another. The optional modules of the programme are either delivered over two full days, through a mixture of lectures, Q&A sessions, seminar discussions, and role plays or over a single term in 2-hour seminar sessions. There is also the opportunity to participate in a study visit which provides an opportunity to investigate issues ‘in the field’ concerned with conflict prevention, conflict resolution, state and peace-building. Of particular interest is the theory-practice linkage Students can also meet their module coordinators or programme coordinator during their weekly contact hours or by making an appointment. When students are working on their dissertations during the latter half of the year, they are required to attend two 4-hour workshops. In addition, they have the opportunity to meet their assigned supervisors for an average of 6 meetings. Students also have access to the MSc Programme Director and the School’s Director of Taught Post Graduate Studies whenever there is a need. The School hosts events throughout the year which all postgraduate students are invited to attend. Students are also fully integrated into the Durham Global Security Institute which also hosts guest lectures and seminars throughout the year. These events provide students with the opportunity to engage with, and debate, the most important issues in current political and international studies, and in conflict, peace and security studies. Towards the end of the programme students can contact the Careers Office of the University to get advice on available job prospects and get assistance on applying for these. Open days and visits The focus of governments and humanitarian NGOs has progressively shifted towards conflict prevention and building sustainable peace. Yet to prevent conflict or to build a secure and inclusive state and society after conflict involves a complex set of skills straddling conflict analysis, conflict mediation and negotiation, peace processes, state stabilisation, post-conflict reconstruction, peace building and early warning. This inter-disciplinary, custom-designed MSc offers the opportunity to develop operational and vocational skills for conflict prevention and peacebuilding within the context of the latest theories on conflict and conflict prevention. Students will acquire the analytical skills to map conflict dynamics, design conflict sensitive projects and develop early warning mechanisms, enabling them to better predict, and so avoid, the outbreak of violent conflicts. They will also gain the skills necessary to assess and evaluate the impact and outcomes of interventions. The MSc is designed for practitioners looking to enhance their existing skills, as well as graduates with a career in conflict prevention, conflict mediation, or post-conflict reconstruction in mind. It is particularly aimed at those seeking to work or already working in the (I)NGO sector, governmental departments or inter-governmental organisations. While rooted in peace and conflict studies, the MSc draws on strategic and security studies as well as development studies, enabling much needed cross-fertilisation between these traditionally divergent perspectives. It draws on real-life case studies as well as interactive role plays, and exposes students to both cutting-edge academic developments and the latest practitioner experience, with a particular focus on bottom-up approaches. Courses are taught by a mixture of academics and practitioners, and cover both critical and problem-solving approaches. Conflict dynamics are analysed drawing on multiple disciplines, including security studies, peace studies, anthropology, law, archaeology, history and political theory. Modules include both traditional, term-long modules and short, usually more skills-oriented continuing professional development courses as well as fieldtrips (e.g. fieldtrips have been organised to Nepal, Kenya, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Kosovo). [-]

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. [+]

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). ... [-]

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 (generally toward the end of Winter quarter in the first year). The formal program of study includes 60 units; 44 are found in the core and 16 are electives. Core MPP courses must be taken for a letter grade. Full course descriptions can be found in the Cal Poly catalog online and in print. The student has seven years to complete all coursework and requirements for the degree, including the comprehensive examination. Continuous Enrollment As of Fall 2009, graduate students must maintain continuous enrollment in the University in three of four academic quarters annually. To maintain enrollment, students must be enrolled as a regular student, enrolled in a special place-holder course (GS 597), or be on planned educational or medical leave. For more information on the Continuous Enrollment Policy, please visit the Cal Poly Graduate Education website. Policy Expertise Throughout the program, students are to develop an area of policy expertise. In order to do so, students are to direct their 16-20 elective units toward a specific area of policy specialization. Students can choose courses from a wide array of disciplines throughout the university to develop a specific area of policy expertise. View policy electives. MPP Culminating Exam The culminating experience is a two-day take-home exam, designed to assess the student's ability to integrate knowledge and demonstrate mastery in policy analysis applications. The exam will be administered by faculty associated with the program during fall and spring quarters each year. Required Courses CLASSES UNITS POLS 510 Research Design 4 POLS 515 Public Policy 4 POLS 518 Public Policy Analysis 5 POLS 540 Leadership & Management 4 POLS 550 Regulatory and Economic Policy 4 POLS 560 Quantitative Methods 5 POLS 586 Policy Internship 4-8 POLS 590 Graduate Seminar 8 POLS 595 Directed Supervised Reading for MPP Comprehensive Exam 2 Electives 16-20 Total Units 60 NOTE: Core courses scheduling may change on faculty availability Important Elective courses to be selected with graduate adviser's approval. At least 8 units must be at the 500 level. With permission of the Director, MPP students may apply up to 4 units of POLS 500 (Independent Study) and up to 4 units of POLS 400 (Independent Study) as elective credits toward their MPP degree. Admissions Minimum Requirements for Admission Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A grade point average of not less than 3.0 in all undergraduate course work. Academic preparation or work experience demonstrating analytical and writing skills. For applicants whose preparatory education is principally in a language other than English, a TOEFL score of 550 or higher is required (or 213 on the new conversation scale for the computer-based TOEFL exam). A score of 4.5 or higher on the essay portion of the TOEFL is also required. How to Apply Students can apply directly online via CSU Mentor. Applicants must submit official transcripts to Cal Poly Graduate Admissions (see address below). Students should submit the following electronically via Interfolio. Three letters of recommendation. The required letters of recommendation must include at least one academic reference and at least one professional reference. The third letter of recommendation can be either an academic or a professional reference. These recommendations must be written in English and ought to address relevant academic coursework, work experience and other preparation that make the applicant a strong candidate for the MPP program. Personal statement detailing the applicant’s understanding of, interest in and use for a public policy degree from the perspective of the applicant’s career and educational goals. Resume/CV detailing relevant academic and professional information. A scanned copy of your transcripts. GRE scores are recommended but not required for admission. GRE scores should be sent electronically from the testing agency directly to Cal Poly Admissions. Addresses for Graduate Admissions and MPP Director: Graduate Admissions (transcripts) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 For Interfolio Electronic submissions (letters, statement, resume), Interfolio Questions about Interfolio: Graduate Education Building 116, Room 212 Phone: (805)756-2328 Email: grad@calpoly.edu [-]

Master of Science in European Affairs

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master's programme in European Affairs provides preparation for a professional career as an administrator, analyst or decision-maker in the public or private sectors, at local, regional, national or international level. [+]

Programme overview

We offer a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and international political economy, and the EU common foreign and security policy. In addition to getting a theoretical understanding of the topic, we also offer you to bridge theory to practice by taking the opportunity to do a 10 week internship course at an organisation of your choice. Students currently enrolled in the programme have internships at the European Commission and in various organisations involved in consultation efforts and lobbying activities in Brussels.

Knowledge and skills acquired in the programme:

A thorough understanding of the legal framework governing European integration A thorough understanding of the political processes of the EU A thorough understanding of EU policy in various areas, including external trade and foreign and security policy Advanced analytical and methodological skills. ... [-]


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 [+]

MScs in Political Science. 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 an emphasis on doing research culminates in a master’s thesis Summer School If you would like to come to Maastricht earlier in the summer in order to settle in, you might think about taking a language course or attending the Maastricht summer school for 2, 4 or 6 weeks. [-]

MSc Corporate Governance and Business Ethics

Birkbeck, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The main aim of this <strong>Master's degree</strong> is to provide a postgraduate-level education for those interested in studying the complex and changing relationships between business corporations, their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, etc.) and the societies in which they operate. [+]

The main aim of this Master's degree is to provide a postgraduate-level education for those interested in studying the complex and changing relationships between business corporations, their stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, etc.) and the societies in which they operate. The economic and financial aspects of corporate governance relationships have long been of concern to those in the business and investment communities, and in recent years the social, political and moral aspects of these relationships have also become a major public concern. This programme aims to address both these sets of issues and to meet the needs of people wishing to engage critically with the policy aspects of corporate governance as well as those wishing to be involved professionally in the direction and regulation of companies and the management or trusteeship of pension funds and other investments. The programme is available 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time and combines coursework and independent research leading to a dissertation. Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals. We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting. We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part time or full time in our department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification. Why study this course at Birkbeck? - The programme is international in scope, recognising both the wide variety of cultures and corporate governance systems within which businesses operate worldwide and the increasing globalisation of business and finance. - The programme builds on the Department of Management’s research strength in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. This is supported by the London Centre for Corporate Governance and Ethics research centre. - The programme combines an interdisciplinary approach with an in-depth research training in management. It provides a strong foundation for PhD research in the area and has achieved ESRC Research Training recognition. - The programme benefits from the involvement of a number of leading figures in the field including members of national and international committees on corporate governance, shareholder activists and NGO representatives. - The programme has a number of streams, enabling students to concentrate on particular areas within the broader field of corporate governance and ethics, including: Public Sector Governance (in collaboration with the Department of Politics); Environmental Issues in Corporate Governance (in collaboration with the Department of Geography); and Finance, Accounting and Strategy. Students completing the MSc, with the focus on Finance, Accounting and Strategy, will be exempted from 4 of the taught modules required for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Professional Qualification, Grad ICSA. - Designed for those wishing to engage critically with the issues of business and society and those wishing to be involved professionally in corporate governance or corporate social responsibility. - We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions. - You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles that are required for your studies. Careers and employability Graduates go on to careers in management in a variety of settings, including local and national government, business and industry. Current graduates are working for companies including Barclays, The Prince’s Trust, Ethical Corporation, the United Nations PRI, Aviva Investors, PIRC and P-Solve. In a recent graduate destination survey, our graduates were working for employers including HSBC, Smith & Nephew, Transport for London and the Department for Constitutional Affairs. [-]

Master in Social Sciences - International Security and Law

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Odense

International conflicts have changed fundamentally over the past two decades. To understand them and to manage them requires new skills, which is why... [+]

MScs in Political Science. International conflicts have changed fundamentally over the past two decades. To understand them and to manage them requires new skills, which is why we offer this new Master programme.In the old days the understanding and management of conflicts built on a fairly clear division of labor between specialists – between diplomats, soldiers, and aid experts. Conflicts could be understood according to distinct phases, moving from peace to tension over war and stabilisation to renewed peace. For each phase a particular set of specialists went to work.Today’s conflicts are multiple, complex, and volatile. They may last for more than a decade. Signs of progress are often deceptive, and outsiders involved in managing the conflict can experience war, development, and peace enforcement all in one day. It is what the military calls a three block war. To grasp it, and to help organisations prepare for it, experts must look beyond specialisations and be trained to understand and work with complex and conflict ridden environments.This Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law will train this kind of expert. It will be experts who look to the international domain, who want to work with international issues, and who will want to help solve conflicts. The programme will provide the experts with the skills to integrate a conflict’s political, juridical, and ethical dimensions in a comprehensive assessment that identifies the drivers of the conflict and what international organisations can do about them.... [-]