Masters in Social Sciences

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Political science studies ways to effectively govern a state and examines in detail how various regulatory institutions function. Political science encompasses studies of historical and cultural factors that mutually influence how governments operate and how political processes develop. The political science discipline also reflects the connections between political and economic structures and social institutions.

Topics covered by programmes in political science include: research methods in political science, parties and political regimes, early modern political thought, international political economy, refugee crisis, or politics of capitalism.

Future political scientists will be able to understand government structures, as well as cultural and political diversity in the context of local or international politics. Students in political science will gain skills in conducting interpretive analytical reports based on data acquired during research. They will also attain an international and culturally sensitive perspective on hot topic issues related to the well-being of population, and they will develop deductive reasoning.

Graduated students can find jobs in various fields like: law, journalism and communications, international organisation, finance, polling and campaign management, community service and more.

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Suggested Masters in Political Science

M.A. Political Science

The graduate program in Political Science at Sabanci University provides integrated training at MA and PhD levels.The program offers a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the major fields of Political Science and provides the students with a rigorous conceptual framework, basic analytical tools and sound methodological training in the discipline.

Turkey
MA/PgDip/PgCert Holocaust and Genocide

Co-taught by staff in History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion, this interdisciplinary programme will immerse you in past and present debates about researching, remembering and commemorating the Holocaust and other genocides. The Holocaust and Genocide programme is offered at the University of Birmingham.

United Kingdom
M.A. European Studies

The Hochschule Bremen - International Graduate Center vision is to prepare students for European leadership roles in the private and public sector. They have designed the European Studies program to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and up-to-date study of economic and political dynamics in Europe. 

Germany

Top Ranked Universities in Political Science on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Political Sciences QS Rankings (2018) Politics&International Studies
Cambridge, United States 1 1
New Haven, United States 2 7
Princeton, United States 3 8
London, United Kingdom 4 3
New York City, United States 5 10
Oxford, United Kingdom 6 2
Stanford, United States 7 19
Durham, United States 8 51
New York City, United States 9 21
Washington, D. C., United States 10 11
San Diego, United States 11 24
College Park, United States 12 101
Berkeley, United States 13 9
Philadelphia, United States 14 51
Washington, D. C., United States 15 30
University Park, United States 16 151
Ann Arbor, United States 16 27
Colchester, United Kingdom 18 36
Chicago, United States 19 13
Madison, United States 20 51
Minneapolis, United States 21 -
Austin, United States 22 51
Evanston, United States 23 51
Canberra, Australia 24 6
Columbus, United States 25 101
Cambridge, United States 26 22
Zürich, Switzerland 27 48
Seattle, United States 28 51
Boulder, United States 29 151
Aarhus, Denmark 30 47
Sydney, Australia 31 23
Charlottesville, United States 32 101
Providence, United States 33 51
Uppsala, Sweden 34 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 35 33
Atlanta, United States 36 -
Los Angeles, United States 37 14
Washington, D. C., United States 38 51
Montréal, Canada 39 37
Jerusalem, Israel 40 -
Toronto, Canada 40 12
Copenhagen, Denmark 42 25
Chapel Hill, United States 43 101
Boston, United States 44 101
Pittsburgh, United States 45 101
New Brunswick, United States 46 151
Coventry, United Kingdom 47 44
Nashville, United States 48 -
Ithaca, United States 49 19
Lund, Sweden 50 51
Ramat Gan, Israel 101 -
Ankara, Turkey 101 151
Budapest, Hungary 101 42
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 51
Dublin, Ireland 101 101
Berlin, Germany 101 17
Atlanta, United States 101 -
Herzliya, Israel 101 -
Istanbul, Turkey 101 151
Leuven, Belgium 101 51
Leiden, Netherlands 101 26
Moscow, Russia 101 51
Beijing, China 101 28
London, United Kingdom 101 101
Burnaby, Canada 101 -
Lubbock, United States 101 -
Tuscaloosa, United States 101 -
Melbourne, Australia 101 38
Brisbane, Australia 101 51
Medford, United States 101 101
Albany, United States 101 -
Buffalo, United States 101 -
Antwerpen, Belgium 101 151
Tucson, United States 101 -
Bern, Switzerland 101 151
Bremen, Germany 101 -
Bristol, United Kingdom 101 51
Storrs, United States 101 -
Exeter, United Kingdom 101 51
Göttingen, Germany 101 151
Hamburg, Germany 101 101
Chicago, United States 101 -
Leeds, United Kingdom 101 101
Miami, United States 101 -
Oxford, United States 101 -
Montréal, Canada 101 51
München, Germany 101 51
Lincoln, United States 101 -
Norman, United States 101 -
Eugene, United States 101 -
Ottawa, Canada 101 51
St. Gallen, Switzerland 101 -
Brighton, United Kingdom 101 51
Victoria, Canada 101 -
Wageningen, Netherlands 101 -
Milwaukee, United States 101 -
York, United Kingdom 101 151
Wellington, New Zealand 101 101
Blacksburg, United States 101 -
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 101
Boston, United States 151 -
Ottawa, Canada 151 151
Durham, United Kingdom 151 51
Rotterdam, Netherlands 151 -
Atlanta, United States 151 -
Gent, Belgium 151 151
Mitte, Germany 151 50
Ames, United States 151 -
Baltimore, United States 151 16
Roma, Italy 151 101
Maastricht, Netherlands 151 101
Melbourne, Australia 151 51
Boston, United States 151 -
Trondheim, Norway 151 151
Athens, United States 151 -
West Lafayette, United States 151 -
Belfast, United Kingdom 151 101
Nijmegen, Netherlands 151 -
London, United Kingdom 151 39
Dallas, United States 151 -
Syracuse, United States 151 101
Philadelphia, United States 151 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 151 151
Albuquerque, United States 151 -
Sydney, Australia 151 51
Dublin, Ireland 151 101
Beijing, China 151 35
Brussels, Belgium 151 51
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 151 -
Santa Barbara, United States 151 -
Santa Cruz, United States 151 -
Norwich, United Kingdom 151 151
Gainesville, United States 151 -
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 151 -
Helsinki, Finland 151 101
Canterbury, United Kingdom 151 151
Leicester, United Kingdom 151 -
Columbia, United States 151 -
Southampton, United Kingdom 151 151
Odense, Denmark 151 -
St Andrews, United Kingdom 151 51
Glasgow, United Kingdom 151 -
Salt Lake City, United States 151 -
Vienna, Austria 151 51
Utrecht, Netherlands 151 101
Brussels, Belgium 151 101
Tokyo, Japan 151 51
London, Canada 151 -
Seoul, South Korea 151 51
Toronto, Canada 151 101
Tempe, United States 51 -
Hanover, United States 51 151
Florence, Italy 51 -
Fairfax, United States 51 151
Bloomington, United States 51 51
East Lansing, United States 51 -
Singapore, Singapore 51 15
Barcelona, Spain 51 -
Stockholm, Sweden 51 151
Stony Brook, United States 51 -
College Station, United States 51 -
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 51 44
Richardson, United States 51 -
London, United Kingdom 51 40
Vancouver, Canada 51 34
Davis, United States 51 101
Genève, Switzerland 51 101
Göteborg, Sweden 51 101
Urbana, United States 51 151
Mannheim, Germany 51 51
Amherst Center, United States 51 151
Nottingham, United Kingdom 51 51
Oslo, Norway 51 51
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 51 101
Saint Louis, United States 51 -
Binghamton, United States 76 -
Provo, United States 76 -
Cardiff, United Kingdom 76 151
Copenhagen, Denmark 76 101
Tallahassee, United States 76 -
Brisbane, Australia 76 51
Heidelberg, Germany 76 51
London, United Kingdom 76 32
Houston, United States 76 -
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 76 -
Athens, United States 76 -
Manchester, United Kingdom 76 46
Sheffield, United Kingdom 76 51
Birmingham, United Kingdom 76 51
Irvine, United States 76 -
Cambridge, United Kingdom 76 5
Denver, United States 76 -
Iowa City, United States 76 -
Lexington, United States 76 -
Konstanz, Germany 76 101
Denton, United States 76 -
South Bend, United States 76 51
Rochester, United States 76 -
Los Angeles, United States 76 101
Paris, France - 4
Tokyo, Japan - 17
Seoul, South Korea - 29
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 31
Shanghai, China - 41
Seoul, South Korea - 42
Taipei, Taiwan - 49
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom - 101
Seoul, South Korea - 101
Tokyo, Japan - 101
Seoul, South Korea - 101
Mexico City, Mexico - 101
Oxford, United Kingdom - 101
Santiago, Chile - 101
Kingston, Canada - 101
Beijing, China - 101
Roma, Italy - 101
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - 101
Paris, France - 101
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 101
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 101
Irvine, United States - 101
Cape Town, South Africa - 101
Minneapolis, United States - 101
Dunedin, New Zealand - 101
Bogotá, Colombia - 101
Johannesburg, South Africa - 101
Waterloo, Canada - 101
Prague, Czech Republic - 151
Seoul, South Korea - 151
Seoul, South Korea - 151
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 151
London, United Kingdom - 151
Hamilton, Canada - 151
Ankara, Turkey - 151
Osaka-shi, Japan - 151
Saint Petersburg, Russia - 151
Stellenbosch, South Africa - 151
Guangzhou, China - 151
Milano, Italy - 151
Perth, Australia - 151
Sendai-shi, Japan - 151
Campinas, Brazil - 151
Madrid, Spain - 151
Bogotá, Colombia - 151
Adelaide, Australia - 151
Edmonton, Canada - 151
Barcelona, Spain - 151
Bath, United Kingdom - 151
Bergen, Norway - 151
Brasília, Brazil - 151
Florence, Italy - 151
Québec, Canada - 151
Siena, Italy - 151
Sydney, Australia - 151
Warsaw, Poland - 151
Bologna, Italy - 51
Florence, Italy - 51
Tokyo, Japan - 51
Kyoto, Japan - 51
Moscow, Russia - 51
Singapore, Singapore - 51
Taipei, Taiwan - 51
Seoul, South Korea - 51
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 51
Paris, France - 51
Dublin, Ireland - 51
Auckland, New Zealand - 51
São Paulo, Brazil - 51