12 months
1334 EUR/year
1334 EUR/year
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The Political Science programme at the Stellenbosch University is offered full-time and consists of taught modules and a thesis. Students undertake an advanced study of a number of focus areas in political science. 


Key facts

The department provides high-level theoretical and analytical training in a variety of subfields of Political Science, with particular focus on political risk analysis, public policy analysis, political behaviour and survey research, foreign policy analysis, global governance, and conflict and peace studies in Africa. Experts from practice and international universities are frequently involved in the presentation of modules.

Our aims

The general aim of the Political Science programme at the Stellenbosch University is the development of a thorough understanding of political events, processes and tendencies based on methodologically accountable and theoretically informed empirical research. The programme also aims to train you as researcher to make professional contributions to the discipline of Political Science.

The programme is aimed at training analysts with an advanced understanding of policy and political risk analysis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis (Political Science)
  • Selected Themes (Political Science)
  • Policy Analysis
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents - Please ensure that you upload qualification documents for each tertiary qualification obtained and that the documents is official and certified. This implies that your original qualification documents (academic transcript and accompanying degree certificate) which you recieved upon graduation must be stamped and signed by the awarding institution. Qualifications shorter than 12 months in duration will not be considered
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • An Honours degree in Political Science or an equivalent qualification as approved by the Senate
  • An average final mark of 65%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1334 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1334 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1334 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1334 EUR per year during 12 months.


Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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