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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   Philosophy, Politics and Economics   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
comprehensive profile   Master of Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Executive Master of Public Administration   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Master of International Affairs   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   International Relations   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Internationale Beziehungen   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
comprehensive profile   European Studies - Governance and Regulation     Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
comprehensive profile   Master in Social Transformation - Politics, Philosophy & Economics     Karlshochschule International University
  International Political Theory   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Equality & Human Rights   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Politikwissenschaft   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  Social and Political Science (MScR)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Global Challenges (Online Distance Learning)   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Europastudien   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  Human Rights & International Politics   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Political Communication   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Politikwissenschaften (Deutsch-Französisch)   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  International and European Politics   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Public Policy   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Staatswissenschaften - Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP)   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  International Security     Oxford Brookes University
  Middle East Politics     University of Exeter
  Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Economics & Politics     University of York
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  History of Political Thought and Intellectual History     Queen Mary University of London
  Social and Political Thought     University of Sussex
  Social Sciences (Research)     University of Lincoln
  Media and Cultural Politics     University of East Anglia
  Corruption and Governance     University of Sussex
  Law (Specialism Law and the Humanities)     University of Kent
  Ideology and Discourse Analysis     University of Essex
  Social and Public Policy     University of Leeds
  Public Policy Research     King's College London
  Public Archaeology     University College London
  Anthropology and Cultural Politics     Goldsmiths, University of London
  International Relations     Aberystwyth University
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