MA and PhD Courses
The Department of Political Science targets both future academics and students who wish to pursue careers in non-academic jobs requiring considerable skills in social and political analysis, typically in the civil service, the news media, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses. To serve this multifaceted constituency, the programs put considerable emphasis on developing research and writing skills that are valued in all work environments that require the ability to develop, probe, and convey complex ideas efficiently, logically, and lucidly. The programs seek to instill appreciation for, as well as excellence and rigor in, critical reflection and scholarly analysis, the capacity to follow the scholarly literature independently in the broad fields of the discipline, and to continue studies at the doctoral level. In terms of substantive coverage, the programs are to offer state-of-the-art examination of most major fields in contemporary political science at an intermediate level, and offer advanced postgraduate courses in multiple areas of supported specializations. The style of the instruction is modeled on the practices of leading North American universities.
Students can choose from a variety of courses, approximately 40 MA and 20 PhD courses each year, delivered by internationally recognized professors and experts in Political Science.
For MA course descriptions and downloadable course syllabi, please check our course listing of the current academic year.
For PhD courses check the course listing of the Doctoral School.