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Master of Political Theory

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A theoretical Masters study 

While a regular political science Masters usually includes contemporary policy and politics analyses, the Master of Political Theory focuses even more on political theories throughout the centuries. Mostly, you concentrate on the emergence of democracy as a political system and how it has developed ever since the early polis in Athens. The French and American Revolution, the nation-state building processes of the 19th century as well as the conflict between democratic and communist systems in the late 20th century constitute relevant thematic blocs within the course of your study. Naturally, contemporary topics such as the Arab spring or the concept of failed states will cross your paths. Thus, while your study focus clearly lies on political theories, you do not subscribe for a mere historical type of study.

To be eligible for the one- to two-year Masters programme, you need to have accomplished a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in political or another field of study in the social sciences. Be aware that the admission criteria may differ at universities and colleges as does the academic title awarded with successful completion. Some Masters programmes in Political Theory end with a Master of Arts or Science.

Career prospects with a Master of Political Theory

As the Master of Political Theory teaches you a sound understanding of political theory focusing on democracy, your career prospects are manifold. You understand the very basis of our international state system as leading industrial nations. Hence, you may pursue a career in political professions, such as party organizations, government or non-government organizations or political institutions. But you also qualify for a job in journalism, media and public relations. Naturally, a career in research, teaching and development is also open to you.

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Follow a postgraduate programme in Political Theory at these universities and colleges:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   International Affairs   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Political Science: Global Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Climate Change   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science: International Relations, Security and Global Order   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Philosophy, Politics and Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
comprehensive profile   Political Science: Democracy and Power   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   International Relations   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
comprehensive profile   Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Executive Master of Public Administration   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Master in Social Transformation - Politics, Philosophy & Economics     Karlshochschule International University
comprehensive profile   European Studies - Governance and Regulation     Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
comprehensive profile   Social Policy and Public Health     Utrecht University
  Geopolitics & the Global Economy   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Political Theory   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  European Politics & Policy   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Politics   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  European Governance   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Politics & International Relations (Research)   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Politics & International Relations   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Politics   comprehensive profile   University of Limerick
  European Politics & Governance   comprehensive profile   University of Limerick
  Political Science: International Relations & Transnational Governance   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Political Science: European Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Political Theory Research     University of Oxford
  International Strategy and Diplomacy     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Politics & Contemporary History     King's College London
  Ethno-Political Studies     University of Exeter
  Music, Culture and Politics     Cardiff University
  Diplomacy     Henley Business School
  European Politics     University of Sussex
  Public Policy Research     King's College London
  Human Rights     Kingston University
  International Politics     University of Hull
  Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Economics & Philosophy     University of York
  Politics and Public Policy     Cardiff University
  Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Philosophy & Public Affairs     University of York
  Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Economics & Development     University of York
  ...     ...


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