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Political Science Degrees

Political Science lies within the scope of the social sciences, and deals with the theory and practice of politics, political theory and analysis of political systems and behavior. Read on to find more information about your education options and what a career in political science could look like.

Linköping University (LiU) is a research-based university offering excellence in education. Located in Linköping and Norrköping in east Sweden, about 150 km south of Stockholm.

LiU is a multi-faceted institution where research and education are equally important. LiU is an innovator in the education industry, creating new study programs and innovative approaches to research.

 
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Political Science
Aarhus University
Bachelor's degree
Aarhus, Denmark
The MSc in Political Science is the flagship degree of the European Political Science Department whose ratings attract internationally-renowned academics to...
Masters in Political Science: Policy and Politics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The specialization in Policy and Politics offers you an interdisciplinary combination of political science and governance studies. The focus is...
Masters in Political Science
Sabanci University
Master's degree
Istanbul, Turkey
The Masters in Political Science at Sabancı University provides an integrated education. The political science program offers a comprehensive and...
Political Science Diploma
International Career Institute
Diploma program
Online / distance learning
This distance learning course by has been designed by ICI in partnership with industry professionals, and aims to develop the knowledge...
Master in Political Science
University of Wroclaw
Master's degree
Wroclaw, Poland
The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centers...
MA Political Science
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The MA Political Science is a full-time postgraduate program run by the University of Pretoria. As the most diverse Faculty...
PhD in Political Science
Sabanci University
Doctorate / PhD
Istanbul, Turkey
Graduates of the Political Science Program may pursue their careers in business, public administration or other professions, others enroll in...
PhD in Political Science
Palacký University Olomouc
Doctorate / PhD
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Under the direction of staff and tutors made up of experienced political scientists, and social and political theorists and historians,...
MSc Political Science
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
Leiden’s Institute of Political Science is one of the largest political science departments in Europe. It accommodates a wide range...
Political Science
BISLA - Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts
Bachelor's degree
Bratislava, Slovakia
The BISLA Liberal Arts program in Political Science is a three year Bachelor's course which aims to convey general political...
Bachelor in Political Science
University of Wroclaw
Bachelor's degree
Wroclaw, Poland
The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centers...
Master in Political Science
Palacký University Olomouc
Master's degree
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Through this master program from Palacký University Olomouc, students will develop their knowledge in the field of international relations and conflict...
MSc Political Science and Public Administration (research)
Leiden University
Master's degree
Leiden, Netherlands
A unique, two-year master’s programme designed for students willing to challenge themselves and take their studies to the next level:...
Masters in Political Science: Policy & Politics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Masters of Political Science: Policy & Politics at VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands is an interdisciplinary education program...
Political Science
Franklin University Switzerland
Bachelor's degree
Lugano, Switzerland
From Aristotle and Plato, to Machiavelli and Aquinas, to modern analysts and states-men, political scientists have been concerned with issues...
Bachelor of Political Science
Institute of Political Science, University of Wroclaw
Bachelor's degree
Wroclaw, Poland
The Bachelor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science, University of Wroclaw in Poland is an education programme...
Masters in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The development of human civilization and industrial growth has left almost no species, country or part of the ocean untouched....
School of Political Science and Economics
WASEDA University
Bachelor's degree
Tokyo, Japan
In 2012, the School of Political Science and Economics commemorated the l30th anniversary of its founding and marked the start...
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology
University Carlos III of Madrid
Bachelor's degree
Getafe, Spain
olitics surrounds us and influences our lives from the moment we are born. Health, education, housing, transport, safety… and an...
Masters in Political Science: Comparative European Politics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
European politics is at a crossroads. European integration is having a major impact on citizens, politicians, businesses and governments. This...
Dual Bachelor in Law and Political Science
University Carlos III of Madrid
Bachelor's degree
Getafe, Spain
The ambitious and innovative catalogue of degrees offered by Universidad Carlos III of Madrid could not be without two degrees...
Masters in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Issues of war and peace, terrorism, globalization and economic crises are not restricted by national borders. They therefore require an...
Politics and Social Policy BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
This course taps into key debates on welfare and looks at issues that are fundamental to people's lives and livelihoods....
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science
University Carlos III of Madrid
Bachelor's degree
Getafe, Spain
Politics surrounds us and influences our lives from the moment we are born. Health, education, housing, transport, safety… and an...
Politics BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
This course delivers key academic, analytical and employability skills. It covers government and political institutions, political theory and ideas and...
Politics (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
During your Foundation Entry Year you will study a mixture of core modules on essential academic skills, alongside subject based...
Politics and Social Policy (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
During your Foundation Entry Year you will study a mixture of core modules on essential academic skills, alongside subject based...
BA in Political Science and International Studies
McDaniel College Budapest
Bachelor's degree
Budapest, Hungary
Political Science and International Studies at McDaniel College Budapest, an American college in Budapest, Hungary are education courses designed to...
Bachelor in International Politics and Government
Università Bocconi
Bachelor's degree
Milan, Italy
The bachelor of international politics and government (BIPG) is the first undergraduate program offered by Bocconi in the field of...
Masters in Law and Politics of Law: Transnational Legal Studies
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Master's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Transnational Legal Studies is a full-time, one-year graduate program, organized as a specialization in the VU Master of Laws (LLM)....
Solvay Advanced Master in Political Economy
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Master's degree
Brussels, Belgium
This advanced master degree is offered in partnership with Georgetown University and utilizes the strengths of both internationally-renown institutes. Through...
Philosophy and Politics BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
Studying Philosophy delivers highly marketable, highly transferable skills. If your ideal career requires clear thinking, talking, or writing, we'll help...
B.A. in Politics and Society
Anglo-American University
Bachelor's degree
Prague, Czech Republic
In a global interconnected world, societies are linked closer than ever. What does this mean for the future of national...
Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science
University Carlos III of Madrid
Bachelor's degree
Getafe, Spain
The double degree in International Studies and Political Science has been designed for students seeking solid education to pursue international...
Politics and Philosophy BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
Studying Philosophy delivers highly marketable, highly transferable skills. If your ideal career requires clear thinking, talking, or writing, we'll help...
History and Politics (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
During your Foundation Entry Year you will study a mixture of core modules on essential academic skills, alongside subject based...
Masters in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Bachelor's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Study a bachelors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Amsterdam The philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) programme is a three-year...
Politics and Philosophy (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor's degree
Preston, England
During your Foundation Entry Year you will study a mixture of core modules on essential academic skills, alongside subject based...
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Bachelor's degree
Amsterdam, Netherlands
This unique 3-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bachelor’s will prepare you for future leadership positions in business, politics, academia, and...
Public Administration and Organisational Science
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Master's degree
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Through this research masters, students will analyse the problems and opportunities we face in the way we govern our modern...
Summer Program - Focus on Russia - Language, Art and Politics
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Summer / Short Course
Russia
Gain or advance your Russian language skills Learn about the main political facts and figures of modern Russia Explore St....
Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice MSc, PGDip and PGCert
University of London
Master's degree
Online / distance learning
The program in policy and poverty reduction aims to equip students with a multi-disciplinary skill set to analyze and address...
MPhil Law and Political Justice (Coursework)
University of Pretoria
Master's degree
Pretoria, South Africa
The Faculty of Law has a strong network of international partners with organizations and universities across the world. This network...
Applied Public Health MSc
University of Central Lancashire
Master's degree
London, England
This course, which draws upon the experience and expertise of UCLan’s Applied Policy Science Unit, contains leading edge academic work,...
Master in Secondary Education
Springfield College
Master's degree
Massachusetts, United States of America
The Master in Secondary Education at Springfield College in Massachusetts in the States prepares students for the initial teaching license...
Bachelor in European Studies
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor's degree
Maastricht, Netherlands
Across Europe there is a huge demand for multilingual professionals who understand and are able to handle cultural differences.  This program...
Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Sabanci University
Master's degree
Istanbul, Turkey
Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and...
MSc in Economic and Social Sciences
Università Bocconi
Master's degree
Milan, Italy
The economic and social sciences program at Università Bocconi develops the skills and the interdisciplinary, sophisticated competencies necessary for highly...
MSc Public Administration
Leiden University
Master's degree
The Hague, Netherlands
Worldwide, governments and societies today are confronted with big challenges like climate change, rapid technological innovations, and economic crises, that...
MSc in International and European Relations
Linköping University
Master's degree
Linköping, Sweden
The MSc in International and European relations at Linköping University in Sweden focuses on issues related to European relations in...
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A degree in political science can lead you on to a wide variety of careers. Many of these will deal with politics in some way. Politics could be said to deal with questions concerning the organization and government of society. Many political science graduates go on to further study in for example law and later work with reviewing legislation proposal, and studying their potential impact on society.

Studying political science

Undergraduate courses and programs in political science and its derivatives such as international relations are available at most universities around the world. The term political science is widely used in the United States, whereas in other places, the field may more commonly go under the name of politics, political studies or government. Many schools also offer the opportunity of doing a master degree or PhD study if you are looking to deepen or widen your knowledge. For an international focus on political science, it is a good idea to look into the option of studying abroad. This gives you a better view of the world around you and a different perspective, popular with many employers. For information on how to go about applying to schools etc, it is usually best to contact the school in question directly. They will in turn also be able to advise you on immigration procedures and financing, which are issues you will face as an international student.

Careers in political science

A degree in political science can lead you into careers in research, academia, civil services and diplomacy, international relations, politics, publishing, political journalism or lobbying to name but a few. All these careers make use of the qualities developed during your studies, such as the ability to research and analyze information from different sources, problem solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. These can also be relevant for work within international organizations, NGOs, consultancies and think tanks. Many Political Science graduates continue on to further study in law or communication.

Political science for the future?

At the moment there seems to be an excess of those aiming for political science careers, and it will take time for the balance of demand and supply to return. This may differ in some places, such as the United States where political research is especially active, and within international business where an understanding of international relations is growing in value. Competition is generally tough, and specialist knowledge and higher level degrees greatly increase your chances of relevant employment. Language skills are also valued very highly.