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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.

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   M.A. Europäische und Internationale Verwaltung   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   MA in Political Science   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   European Studies     Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Gender Studies     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Social Policy and Public Health     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   European Studies - Governance and Regulation     Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
comprehensive profile   European Governance (double-degree programme)     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
  Doppelabschlussprogramm M.A. in Politikwissenschaft (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) und M.A. Internationale Beziehungen (Andrássy Universität Budapest)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
  Doppelabschlussprogramm: M.A. European Integration in East Central Europe (Universität Leipzig) und M.A. Internationale Beziehungen (Andrássy Universität Budapest)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
  Staatswissenschaften - Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP)   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  Social Work Studies     University of Stirling
  International Political Economy     University of Sheffield
  Politics, Philosophy and Management     Lancaster University
  Security, Terrorism and Insurgency     University of Leeds
  Political Communication, Advocacy and Campaigning     Kingston University
  Politics, Development and the Global South     Goldsmiths, University of London
  Women, Violence and Conflict     University of York
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  Political Theory     University of Sheffield
  European and Global Governance     University of Bristol
  Environment, Heritage and Policy     University of Stirling
  Politics     University of Birmingham
  Political Science     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Politics & Development     University of York
  World Politics and Popular Culture     Newcastle University
  Politics     University of Essex
  Political Psychology of International Relations     University of Birmingham
  Welsh Government and Politics     Cardiff University
  ...     ...


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