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Master in Political Science

Political science involves the study of politics, political systems and political behaviour.  A master of political science degree equips students with a thorough understanding of political structures and processes.  There is a great degree of crossover between political science and a number of other disciplines including: history, philosophy, sociology, economics and mathematics.

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Program Structure and Coursework
It is necessary that prospective students wishing to pursue a Master of Science in political science have an undergraduate degree in a related field at the time of enrollment. The possession of critical thinking and analytical skills is a necessary pre-requisite. A master of political science varies in duration from 1 to 2 years.  This program enables students to improve their oral and written communication skills. In addition, students develop crucial research skills.  Students are able to expand their knowledge of political systems and political processes by taking a number of core and elective courses including:

Comparative government
Comparative politics
 Foreign policy
 International relations
Political philosophy
Political research
Research Methods

Careers in Political Science
Masters of Political Science have great scope for employment across a diverse range of organizations both public and private. Political scientists frequently work in think tanks, public service and academia. The average salary for a Master of political science varies from 47,000-80,000 U.S Dollars a year. Graduates can use their degree to enter into a variety of professions as:

Public servants

Frequently Asked Question(s)

Q:What is the duration of a Masters in Political Science degree program?

A:The Master in Political Science is a two year degree, if pursued through a regular program . The duration varies with the type of Masters opted for. The accelerated Masters in Political Sciences can be completed within 18 months and the executive Masters in Political Sciences can take as long as 3 years for completion. Online Masters in Political Sciences has no time restrictions and can be completed at the student's own pace.

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