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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   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Executive Master of Public Administration   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   MA in Political Science   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   International Affairs   comprehensive profile   Hertie School
comprehensive profile   Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   M.A. Europäische und Internationale Verwaltung   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
comprehensive profile   Political Science   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   European Studies     Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
comprehensive profile   Gender Studies     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Social Policy and Public Health     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   European Governance (double-degree programme)     Utrecht University
  Staatswissenschaften - Public Economics, Law and Politics (PELP)   comprehensive profile   Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  Political Science: European Public Policy   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Political Science: International Relations & Transnational Governance   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Political Science: Global Environmental Governance   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  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)
  Doppelabschlussprogramm M.A. in Politikwissenschaft (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) und M.A. Internationale Beziehungen (Andrássy Universität Budapest)   comprehensive profile   Andrássy Universität Budapest (AUB)
  Diplomacy     Henley Business School
  Security, Terrorism and Insurgency     University of Leeds
  Social Sciences (Research)     University of Lincoln
  European and Global Governance     University of Bristol
  Intelligence and Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Political Sociology     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Environment, Politics & Globalisation     King's College London
  Strategic Studies and Energy Security     University of Aberdeen
  Political Psychology     University of Kent
  EU Politics     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Politics (Doctoral Research)     Newcastle University
  Legal and Political Theory     University College London
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  ...     ...


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