Master's in Political Science in Europe

Best Masters Degrees in Political Science in Europe 2017

Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

Europe is the sixth largest continent and includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies, islands and territories. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

Master's Program in Political Science in Europe

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Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) (European & US accreditation)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; Providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; Exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; Gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. PROFILE The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. The MIR provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. MIR PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The Master of International Relations and Diplomacy program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core international relations courses, with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics, executive... [-]

Master in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behavior have become more important within recent years. At the same time, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and have become more complex. [+]

Master in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology Objectives Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behavior have become more important within recent years. At the same time, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and have become more complex. Up to now, no university courses have been offered that take into account this development in a broad sense. There is now a recognised need for professionals who are able to combine strong theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge of survey research and who are moreover aware of the legal issues related to data processing. Acquired skills Students gain methodological insight and knowledge, particularly quantitative and statistical, enabling them to design, implement and analyse a survey in the private or public sector. Further, they develop theoretical skills that allow them to understand how chosen methods and research questions can affect results. The course allows students to develop a large number of cross-disciplinary skills such as: discernment, analytical and summarising skills, research experience, acquisition and transmission of knowledge, independence, and the ability to form judgments in their field of specialisation and related areas. This range of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired during their studies, prepares students for professional careers in very varied sectors of activity. Course structure The Master of Arts comprises 90 ECTS credits and is composed of three parts: a common program of compulsory courses elective courses Master thesis (which may or may not... [-]

Master in Politics, Administration & International Relations

Zeppelin University
Campus Full time 1 - 2  August 2017 Germany Friedrichshafen

For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. For experts on science & research, foundations, parliaments, civil service, associations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, opinion research centers, political consulting, journalism, public relations New Educational Dimensions for the Management of Politics, Administration, and Organizations The public sector finds itself in one of the most important phases of transformation in the history of modern statehood. The following examples are indicative of this profound change: European integration; new global and regional interdependence; the call for more efficient and more citizen-oriented administrative management; debates about privatization, public-private partnerships, or debureaucratization; the introduction of Electronic Government; the crisis of confidence in public institutions, with issues concerning ethical standards and new forms of political communication. This doesn't just include public, communal, and international administration, but rather public enterprises, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, and political authorities such as alliances, parties, and parliaments. The new generation of executives in the public sector need ever-more management and strategic expertise to prepare them for making complex decisions in the dynamic environment of politics, economics, and society – on both a national and an international level. ZU offers an innovative training and research program in the form of management-oriented politics and administrative sciences with international relations, in which social scientific elements of organizational research and policy research are combined with economics, management skills, and the most important elements of public law. In this context, the faculty of Public Management & Governance sees itself as a research and education laboratory which promotes... [-]

MA In Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Berlin

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to [+]

 

Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the University Alice Salomon of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to train professionals from all over the world in their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and future conflicts. In line with the values ​​of social justice and human rights and supported by the long tradition of social defense University, the MA-ICM addresses issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the emerging challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.... [-]


Double Masters Programme in European Studies

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The Double Master is an ambitious research-based and interdisciplinary programme which has a strong focus on the European Union, its institutions and policies. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU and of the workings of politics and society in an integrated Europe. The programme equips graduates with excellent methodological skills, enabling them to operate at an advanced level in an international research environment. During their year abroad, students will be exposed to an international environment that allows them to improve their intercultural and language skills. Students admitted to the Double Master’s Programme pursue a Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University in their first year and complete modules of the Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Cologne in their second year. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points by both universities. Students attend a colloquium and write their master’s thesis during their year in Cologne. The thesis is jointly supervised by professors at both universities. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800... [-]

Master in International Relations

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. [+]

Overview This master degree program is the balanced combination of university courses covering topical issues of Russia and a curriculum recognized by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The program is aimed to train highly qualified professionals for their future work at public service institutions, international organizations and international businesses. It creates a new generation of leaders competent in general topical issues of international relations both in foreign and domestic policy of Russia. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Current Issues of the Theory of International Relations International Organizations and Global Government International Security International Political Economy Russia in the World Russia’s Identity Elective courses: EU Policies in the Post-Soviet Space Public Diplomacy The Energy Dimension of the World Politics Ecological Politics The Arctic Region in the Modern Political System Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in Politics

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North America. These types of programs are most of interest to those who are socially engaged and curious about the how and why of the way the world operates. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. The study of politics in the UK usually falls under the category of International Relations/Politics. This is similar to what we would call “political science” in North America. These types of programs are most of interest to those who are socially engaged and curious about the how and why of the way the world operates. Politics and IR embrace many different areas, such as EU, north-south issues, security policy, environmental issues, social policies, etc. At the undergraduate level students will usually get a broad introduction to the different areas within this field. At the Masters level students can then choose to specialize in one or more areas. Politics and policy decisions affect everyone. Whether it's forming policy for allocating money to schools and education, preventing contamination, private or national healthcare, forming international foreign policy, etc. These are all relevant matters in question that affect your everyday life. In the study of politics and IR, students learn about how such questions have been answered throughout history by different countries, as well as what the dialogue is now. Students think through how different solutions have been reached in the past, and how historic premises have played a role in the differences. Britain is a fascinating country in which to study policy, with a large international student population, as well as renowned professors from around the world. With so many bringing a different understanding of the world based on where they come from, there... [-]

The Dual Degree in WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow USA Monterey + 2 more

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. [+]

Program Profile WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and PIR Center have partnered to develop the Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies. Our Aim The program prepares students for professional careers in the nonproliferation field in national governments, international organizations, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on global security, history, science and technology, area studies, public policy, and research methods—with a particular emphasis on practical skills. Intended Outcomes The program will provide students with essential competencies: advanced knowledge of WMD nonproliferation regimes, both global and regional knowledge about peaceful uses of nuclear energy and how to minimize potential proliferation risks familiarity with best practices in nuclear and WMD security knowledge of arms control and disarmament knowledge of terrorism and tools for countering it quantitative analysis skills foreign language skills strong practical skills from internship opportunities in Moscow, Monterey, Washington, D.C., Geneva, and Vienna Unique Courses and Program Structure Students will take classes at MGIMO in Moscow in the fall semester of the first year. They will take classes at MIIS in Monterey in the second and third semesters (spring of the first year and fall of the second year). The fourth and final semester will be devoted to an internship and thesis preparation, with the student’s location... [-]

Master in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)
Campus Full time 2 - 4  October 2017 Germany Witten

The Master programme PPE at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized... [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. The Master programme PPE at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized world. The Master PPE in Witten is also a tailor-made programme for any career in leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society. Our graduates find career prospects in a range of political and social fields, NGOs, management, further education, personnel and organisation development, economic and political consulting. Programme duration 2 semesters (60 ECTS) or 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Fees 13.980 Euro (2 semesters) 21.480 Euro (4 semesters) Payment modes 1. Study first - pay later: payment (depending on income) after graduation 2. Direct payment of fixed monthly rates (fixed sum) 3. Direct payment 50%, income-related repayment after graduation 50 % The document below has detailed information on our tuition payment scheme. Admission requirements Bachelor in Economics or Politics or Philosophy or 60 ECTS in an interdisciplinary degree programme* Advanced English language skills (e.g. TOEFL: 110) If you are unsure about meeting the admission requirements, please get in touch with us. Diego Tuzman, international PPE student, about the Master programme at Witten/Herdecke University: “After studying Economics in Uruguay, I was looking for an international master programme that offered the opportunity... [-]

Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport

International University of Monaco
Campus Full time 16  September 2017 Monaco Monte-Carlo

The Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport (MSPS) has been designed with the contribution of individuals and experts from the worlds of peace, sport and academia. [+]

Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport

 

Peace building, peace promotion and peace education are long term and multifaceted endeavors.

 

Building sustainable peace requires specific skills in diplomacy and conflict resolution, but it also implies implementing ambitious educational processes for future generations.

 

Promoting sustainable peace involves teaching, learning and transmitting a set of values that help transcend political, social, racial and religious differences that, today, are often at the origin of conflicts.

 

It is crucial in complex environments to keep a pragmatic approach and act at the heart of vulnerable communities where tensions are latent, peace is fragile and social cohesion is weak.... [-]


Master of Political Science: Diplomacy and International Relations

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. Unique Features The graduate program in Diplomacy and International Relations was launched in September 2001. It was prepared and organized with support of the Seton Hall University (USA), School of International Relations and Diplomacy, and also with the support of Stasio Lozoraičio Fund. Currently this program is one of the most popular graduate study programs at the university. Since 2012/2013 all the program courses are delivered in English. Access Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, the Humanities or other Social Science field is required. Applicants who have not studied in a Political Science undergraduate programme, should have 24 credits in Political Science. Competencies Acquired Graduates of the programme obtain the following skills: - To conduct theoretical analyses of significant problems in the field of international relations and diplomacy - To be prepared to perform practical work in the field of international relations and diplomacy using gained theoretical background - The ability to independently identify and analyse the main challenges in the practical sphere of international relations and diplomacy. - To be able to evaluate fast-changing social practices and to flexibly apply it in the Lithuanian and international labour market. The ability to learn independently, and apply this ability in following and evaluating relavent international events. To obtain familiarity with the high culture of professional thinking. Career Opportunities Graduates will have the possibility to work in various state, non-governmental and private institutions, Lithuanian government institutions (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs), diplomatic missions... [-]

Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Germany Bonn

A one-year postgraduate program, offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught by ZEI professors and a flying faculty of renowned experts from all over the EU, you will be a part of an international group of young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. [+]

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies. The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. Political decisions and legislative acts in the EU continuously generate new regulatory frameworks. The regulation of network industries (electronic communication, energy, logistics) as well as of the financial sector are taught and analyzed in the framework of ZEI´s Master program. The interplay of governance and regulation constitutes today's reality in the European Union. ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European young professionals to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the... [-]

MSc in Political Science

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st century? The Radboud Master’s programme in Political Science offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for a rewarding career in leading positions in the public and private sector. Specialisations  The Master's programme in Political Science offers a choice of six specialisations: - International Relations: In this specialisations you learn to investigate global cooperation and conflict from different perspectives and to analyze the essential players that shape global politics: governments, international organisations, media, businesses and NGO’s. - Comparative Politics: This specialisation focuses on political challenges faced by contemporary (non-)democracies in a globalising world, such as growing inequalities, new demands on representative institutions, and pressures created by both migration and demographic change. - Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society: The courses focus on, for instance, the barriers to and facilitators of reform, Europeanisation and compliance with EU directives, how various countries deal with problems with the social welfare state, and the challenges government is facing in this century. - Conflict, Power and Politics: Critically explore themes such as warfare,political systems, the articulation of political demands, ethnic violence and which ethical dilemmas arise in such situations. - International Political Economy: Uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices. Learn to understand and explain the world from the perspectives of different stakeholders. - Political Theory: This specialisation gives you the opportunity to study various aspects of... [-]

Bac + 5 Geopolitical And Prospective

IRIS Sup'
Campus Full time October 2017 France Paris

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop analytical, action and decision support in international environments. The course "Geopolitics and prospective" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. also sanctioned by a training certificate in Geopolitics and prospective joint IRIS / ESC Grenoble. [+]

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop analytical, action and decision support in international environments. To validate this title 3 courses are possible, corresponding to specialties and different worlds: - Defence, Security and Crisis Management - Géoconomie and strategic intelligence - Geopolitics and prospective The course "Geopolitics and prospective" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. also sanctioned by a training certificate in Geopolitics and prospective joint IRIS / ESC Grenoble. OBJECTIVES This training is accessible with a diploma level bac + 4 (1 Master or equivalent). It aims to: Confirm the student's knowledge and understanding of international relations; To develop its operational capacity to analyze contemporary strategic issues; To develop professional tools. Presentation of lessons Both theoretical and practical courses are divided into three modules: Understand the world. Analysis of international strategic and economic news in light of new forms of power, new players, and new geostrategic data; geographical approach, to better understand the regional strategies and economic, political and diplomatic within the studied areas. The challenges of globalization. Analysis of the current major international cross-cutting themes. Methods and professional tools. Techniques used in the context of responsibilities assumed in an international environment. An international study project allows students to acquire solid professional skills: they deepen the understanding of the mechanisms of diplomacy and large organizations, develop the relevance of their analysis; their ability to develop arguments, writing and oral and written presentation; they reinforce the coherence and realism of the proposed strategic axes. Finally, they... [-]

Master Degree Course in Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations

University of Catania
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Catania

GLOPEM - Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations - is a two-year full-time programme entirely taught in English. It offers an advanced training program to people eager to analyze how European and global institutions tackle the challenges set by the recent acceleration of the process of globalization, and the increased interdependence of societies, markets, and states; to sharpen their analytical and critical reasoning, and to approach world politics from a genuinely multidisciplinary perspective. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Political Science in Europe 2017. GLOPEM - Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations - is a two-year full-time programme entirely taught in English. It offers an advanced training program to people eager to analyze how European and global institutions tackle the challenges set by the recent acceleration of the process of globalization, and the increased interdependence of societies, markets, and states; to sharpen their analytical and critical reasoning, and to approach world politics from a genuinely multidisciplinary perspective. GLOPEM innovative feature is the association of global politics, European governance, and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Focus is on global institutions, policies and issues, global justice, EU policy-making and governance, and key Mediterranean issues. GLOPEM offers also the Double Degree Programme with the University of Liège. Admission A. Requirements Candidates are required to: - Have earned an undergraduate degree in a three-year Bachelor course in the area of Social and Human Studies. - Candidates who are still studying during the admission process may be given a conditional offer subject to the completion of their degree requirements by 30 November 2014 or 10 March 2015. - Have knowledge of English certified by an international certification, or proved by an exam passed in the Bachelor degree course (Italian grade 27/30 or a grade equivalent to level B1 of the Council of Europe scale). B. Colloquium All candidates are enrolled to the Master upon passing the admission colloquium. The colloquium is about the student motivation, interest and knowledge about the object of the Master... [-]