Master of Arts in Political Science (MA)

The Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science Program is aimed at those who wish to embark on advanced studies in the discipline and are thinking of establishing a career in the field of academic research in political science. It is designed for students who already have a basic understanding and/or appreciation for teaching and research in the social sciences. The Program is intended to develop the necessary skills to commence advanced studies. Many students in the program eventually move on to pursue doctorate studies or advanced research in political science or other related fields.

The MA Political Science Program is designed to train analysts and researchers in political science and initiate them to the meaning and importance of critical and independent thinking as well as excellence in research. Students are also introduced to the different analytical techniques and methodologies in political science. Students in the Program also have the opportunity to engage both faculty and their fellows in understanding as well as solving key research problems and issues.

Many of the graduates of the Program eventually pursue teaching and research careers in universities and other centres of higher education. Not a few become professional practitioners and managers in different political institutions and public agencies as well as the private sector.

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