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Political Science is a Social Science that deals with the theory and practice of government and politics at various levels, local, state, national and international. The discipline aims at understanding institutions, practices, and relations that constitute public life. It deals with the working of the state, government, and other agencies in different countries throughout the world. Knowledge of Political Science is important to all citizens so that they can understand how the government functions and what factors affect decisions and policymaking. The study program covers topics like political systems, public administration, policies and procedures of the government, international relations, and public affairs. Political Science draws from and is closely related to other disciplines like history, sociology, economics, law, journalism, and social policy.

Political Science students will gain knowledge and understanding of various theories and approaches like Marxism, positivism, behaviorism, realism, liberalism, and structuralism. Students are given the opportunity to explore political theories and practices of politics and to analyze political systems and behaviors. Because Political Science is a discipline that uses different approaches, it trains students to develop a number of skills like critical thinking, writing, communication, quantitative reasoning, analytical thinking, and assessment. Political Scientists have become very important today because politics continuously affects our lives and people actively partake in various political activism activities.


Study level:


A Political Science degree is offered by numerous universities around the world at different study levels, these are:

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Science in Political Science
Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Security
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and World Politics
Bachelor Degree in Human Rights
Bachelor Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies
Bachelor of Science in Politics and Economics
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy
Master of Arts in Political Science
Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies
Master of Arts in International Relations
Master of Arts in Public Administration
Master of Arts in Transnational Governance
Master of Science in Politics and Society
Master Degree in Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Arts in Political Analysis and Public Policy
Ph.D. in Political Science
Ph.D. in Diplomacy and International Affairs


Political Science offers a number of fields of specialization which students can choose from, these are:

Comparative Government and Politics
International Relations
Political Theory
Public Policy and Administration

Throwing Caps

Students can choose to specialize in areas like:

Domestic Politics and Governance
Political Economy
Political Methodology
Development Politics

Democracy and Elections
Peace and Conflict Studies
National and Regional Politics
Global Politics
Political Processes and Institutions
Political Thought
Political Philosophy



Graduates with a degree in Political Science have expertise in the fields of government and politics. They are eligible to find employment in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. The knowledge and skills that they gain throughout the course help them to choose from diverse career paths.


    Job roles include:

    Legislative Assistant
    Policy Analyst
    Political Scientist
    Policy Researcher
    Communications Coordinator
    Think Tank Fellow
    International NGO Advisor


    Teacher / Professor
    Public Relations Manager
    Human Resource Specialist
    Budget Analyst
    Political Campaign Manager
    Human Rights Activist
    Foreign Service Officer
    Legal Advisor to Political Parties
    Public Opinion Analyst
    Corporate Manager
    Communications Director.
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