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Political Science

One of the oldest academic disciplines, going back to the time of Aristotle, Political Science studies the workings of the state, government and politics. Some areas of specialization offered at universities and colleges in Political Science courses include democracy, conflict intervention and resolution, culture and business around the world, international cooperation, managing reform and more. Political Science courses are suited to working professionals seeking further qualifications or professional development, full time students, or anyone with an academic or personal interest in the subject.

Catering to students in a wide variety of academic and professional situations, Political Science courses are available for part time, full time or online study. Political Science courses can last for a few days to a year and some culminate with granting a diploma or certificate to successful graduates. Offered at academic institutions around the world, you can find Political Science courses in Costa Rica, China, Russia, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the USA and in other locations as well.

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Semester in Iceland

Bifröst University
Campus Full time July 2018 Iceland Borgarnes

A semester in Iceland is an option for free mover students who are not from one of the partner universities of Bifröst University and would like to stay in Iceland for study and adventure. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. Welcome to the Adventurous Bifröst University in Iceland Get surrounded by glaciers, volcanoes, midnight sun, lakes, waterfalls and a nature that is irresistible for hiking. A Semester in Iceland is an option for free mover students who are not from one of the partner universities of Bifröst University and would like to stay in Iceland for study and adventure. The program offers an opportunity to study at an ambitious and dynamic university, located in a truly unique environment. Bifröst University is located in the valley ´Norðurárdalur´ in Borgarfjörður, approx. 100 Km from Reykjavik. It nests in the magnificent and strikingly beautiful lava, offering endless opportunities to experience unspoiled nature at its best. On campus, students will find a minimarket, cafe/bar, gym, soccer field, basketball hoops, laundrette, ATM and a kindergarten. Courses Students can choose to participate in 1-5 courses. The tuition fee is as follows: 1 course 95.000 ISK (700 €) 2 courses 190.000 ISK (1.400 €) 3 courses 236.000 ISK (1.750 €) 4 courses or more 315.000 ISK (2.300 €) Examples of Courses in English Intercultural Communication Negotiation and Sales Management European Company Law Conflict and Peace Studies Classical Political Thought Economic Growth and Development Icelandic Language and Culture Leadership Institutional Economics Environmental and Resource Economics Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Business Business Ethics Philosophy of Science Arctic Politics International Politics Housing On-campus housing will be arranged for all international students. A single room in student apartments is allotted to students (with private... [-]

The Scottish Enlightenment in Context

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus Full time 4 - 4 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

In this course, you will consider the key developments of the Scottish Enlightenment in areas including philosophy, ethics, social and political thought, historiography, medical science, aesthetics, literature, and religious thinking. You will also have the opportunity to assess the influence of Scottish thinking on America, and the circumstances which led to the eclipse of Enlightenment thinking. [+]

Introducing students to the central themes, issues and theories of the Scottish Enlightenment, there will be a particular emphasis on the enduring relevance of the Enlightenment. Students will examine current approaches to the Scottish Enlightenment, and areas of contemporary debate among scholars. The course also aims to enhance students’ critical, discursive and analytical skills. The course is interdisciplinary: thinkers such as David Hume and Adam Smith studied and wrote on a wide range of academic disciplines, each discipline shedding explanatory light on the others. This is a traditional Scottish approach to study, which predates the Scottish Enlightenment. Philosophy was the central discipline of the Scottish Enlightenment – and it will similarly be central to our studies. Explorations of Edinburgh through guided walking tours and visits to museums and galleries will let you place Enlightenment developments in context and understand the major influences of of this historical period. http://www.summerschool.ed.ac.uk/course/scottishenlightenment [-]

American Geopolitics

Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Campus Full time 1 semester February 2018 Argentina Buenos Aires

The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. AMERICAN GEOPOLITICS PEL79*S-4 Professor: Mag. Rubén Rodríguez (UCA, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) Teaching Language: ENGLISH / Idioma: INGLÉS Course Description and Objectives The course will examine the continuity and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean from the Monroe Doctrine to ALCA´s failure. Historically, the region has been of special interest to the U.S. because of its proximity and instability. It is the area in which America’s principles and its power have often collided. We will analyze the evolution of U.S. objectives in Latin America, the means used to pursue those goals, and the process by which decisions connect means with ends. Students will learn how to interpret US current policies towards contemporary challenges, including Cuba, Hugo Chavez and the rise of the new populists. Syllabus Brief Historical Chronology. The Revolutionary War and the Consolidation of Independence, 1776-1800. George Washington and Isolationism. Expansion and Preservation. 1801-1865. 1823. Monroe Doctrine. Andrew Jackson. West Expansion. Texas and Mexican American War. Manifest Destiny. Global Emergence, 1865-1919. Lincoln and the Civil War. 1860-1900 Cycle. Imperialism. Theodore Roosevelt, Alfred Mahan and the Hispanic-American War 1898. Gunboat diplomacy. Big Stick Diplomacy. Cuba and the Platt Amendment. The Protectorate. Panama Secession 1903 and Roosevelt Corollary. Wilson and The League of Nations 1919. The “Era of the Good Neighbor” Policy. 1928-1950. Hoover and the 1928 Tour. F.D.Roosevelt and the protocole of non- intervention. “Re-discovering” Latin America. Movies and Fashion. The Cold War. 1945-1989. The Truman Doctrine... [-]

Specialization Course In Political Marketing And Electoral Campaigns

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Spain Madrid

This program is aimed at either graduates in Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; As well as professionals with university degrees and experience in the world of politics who wish to improve their personal skills. [+]

OBJECTIVES: Students who successfully pass this program: They can participate or direct an electoral campaign They will know how to handle the latest marketing tools. They will know all the techniques of electoral probes and will be able to interpret them. They will learn techniques of oratory. They will know the context of the policy abroad, as well as the most common practices in other environments. They can effectively design a personal branding strategy. ADDRESSED TO: This program is aimed at either graduates in Political Science, Marketing, Journalism, Law or International Relations; As well as professionals with university degrees and experience in the world of politics who wish to improve their personal skills. EVALUATION Obtaining the final title is subject to the passing of all modules of the course as well as the preparation of the Final Work. DEGREE THAT IS OBTAINED Title of Specialist by the University of Alcalá de Henares and Specialist title by CESCOMPOL TEMARY Political Communication Management: Institutional Relations and Public Affairs Offline, Online and Network Communication: Social Media Management Political Marketing and Image Management Personal Leadership and Speech Political Consulting: Design and Management of Electoral Campaigns End of Master's Work PROFESSIONAL OUTINGS Students will be able to fill positions in: Political parties Consulting Communication Cabinets Official Institutions and Governments Media [-]

Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 0.5 - 1 year January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution, a first in Australia, focuses on the wide range of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes. A comprehensive range of subjects is available accommodating distinct streams such as commerce, family, community and court-annexed programs. Dispute resolution at UTS focuses on experiential learning involving a fusion of critical and reflective thinking paradigms with the application of theory in practical, work-based contexts. [+]

The mixture of experience-based learning and formal lectures by professional practitioners give students a hands-on understanding of the full range of dispute resolution processes from negotiation, through the consensual processes, to decisional theory.

Career options include arbitrator, managers, negotiator and professionals in a wide range of areas such as health and education, government and industrial relations.

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Politics and International Relations Gap Year Programme

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Yarnton

The Politics and International Relations Gap Year programme is an academic Project for the politicians and leaders of the future. [+]

Introduction This course provides aspiring politicians, diplomats, civil servants and business leaders with an academic grounding in the key principles of Politics and International Relations, including political theory, international politics, comparative politics and globalisation. This grounding is invaluable for students wishing to study Politics and International Relations at a top university and those seeking a potential career in government, whilst also being accessible for those with a general interest in this diverse field. The Project The Project focuses on the production of an extended piece of writing that the student must research and produce independently under the guidance of our tutors. Typically this consists of a thesis on a specific topic within Politics and International Relations that the student chooses, often an area of debate or something featuring heavily in the news, although there is scope for producing something other than a thesis. The emphasis of the course is not only on developing a deeper understanding of your chosen subject area, but also in training broader skills in research, communication, analysis and independent study. Some sample thesis topics include: New Superpowers in a Changing World and the Future of the West Brexit: the Consequences of Britain Leaving the EU The New, Not-So-Cold, War With Russia The Politics of Climate Change: Seeking Sustainability in a Divided World Other possibilities beyond the production of a thesis include: The creation of a ‘beginner’s guide’ to Politics and International Relations for beginner students. Topics Covered Following Orientation Week, tuition at our International Study Centre... [-]

Summer School on EU Policy Making - Brexit focus

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2018 Belgium Brussels

Two weeks of intensive study (in Brussels & Vienna) on the EU decision-making process, for students with a background in (international) politics and/or (European) law. Focus in 2017 is on BREXIT! [+]

Summer School on European Policy-Making In brief: Intensive 2-week Summer School (1 week in Brussels and 1 in Vienna). It's a crash course in EU Policy Making, with focus in 2017 on BREXIT! Participants will study the implications of Brexit from a selected angle, to be presented to their peers at the end of the programme. Visits: European Commission, European Parliament, OSCE, United Nations, EU Delegation in Vienna. Dedicated website: www.eu-summerschool.eu Dedicated Facebook page: www.facebook.com/summerschooleu/ Apply by 1 May 2017! The Summer School corresponds to 5 ECTS credits.

Organised by: Inter-University programme: Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, in collaboration with the University of Vienna. ... [-]

Short Course in Management of Refugee & Displaced Populations

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and critical understanding needed to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to strategic planning, needs assessment and management of refugee and displaced populations across the spectrum from emergency relief to sustainable development [+]

Management of Refugee & Displaced Populations 3 good reasons to study 1. Political turbulence in many regions of the world has increased the number of displaced people fleeing complex emergencies and disasters, and they often end up in large camps where environmental health measures are insufficient. 2. You will be taught by staff who are at the forefront of teaching and research in the humanitarian sector. 3. No longer the realm of resource-poor settings, skills learnt on this course are useful for many fields such as medicine, social care, local government, public health and NGO / Humanitarian work. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and critical understanding needed to adopt an evidence-based and reasoned approach to strategic planning, needs assessment and management of refugee and displaced populations across the spectrum from emergency relief to sustainable development. Course Outline Managing Responses to Displacement the key elements of a relief programme managing and co-ordinating refugees / IDPs in a variety of settings importance of coordination and good leadership in management of resources and constraints project cycle management and the systems model in planning a relief operation. logistics, communications, and operational safety team building and motivation cross-cultural communication and community participation vulnerable groups in refugee and displaced populations Mobilising & Managing Human and Financial Resources human resources in relief operations project proposals and logframes fundraising for humanitarian programmes principles of good financial management in humanitarian operations Security & Self Care of Humanitarian Actors security awareness among field staff. risks... [-]

Amsterdam - Study in Amsterdam

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

Our Study in Amsterdam Program takes advantage of the city’s unique balance of history and contemporary culture, and lets you structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and at the IES Abroad Center. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. Overview Are you eager to take an independent, fresh look at the world—and at yourself? Let Amsterdam redefine your perspective. This progressive city is known for its cutting-edge contributions to the arts, business, politics, and social policy, and for its importance in the history of Europe and the world. Our Study in Amsterdam Program takes advantage of the city’s unique balance of history and contemporary culture, and lets you structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) and at the IES Abroad Center. With a strong focus on internationalism, the UvA offers a wide range of courses for you to enroll in, including Conflict and Cultural Diversity, Globalization and International Relations, and Sociology. You can also choose from IES Abroad’s course offerings, in studio art, Dutch language, research, and other subjects. Amsterdam will be your classroom. Several courses include hands-on components to help you explore Amsterdam and its surroundings while learning about the city’s past and present. Study the history of Amsterdam by visiting some of the city’s historic spots, including Anne Frank’s home and the Rembrandt House. Explore the city’s well-known museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum. Find out more about this diverse culture by hopping on a bike and touring the city’s historic neighborhoods. Meet the people of Amsterdam and discover just how diverse they are. We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to... [-]

GDip in Politics and International Relations

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The School of Politics and International Relations is one of the most dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high-quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment [+]

The School of Politics and International Relations is one of the most dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high-quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world. All lectures and seminars on postgraduate modules are informed by the latest research and scholarship, and are delivered by full-time academic staff who have internationally recognised expertise in their field. The School has grown significantly in the last few years and now has over 30 academic staff based at two locations, in Canterbury and Brussels. The School is cosmopolitan, with staff originating from eight different countries, and well over half of all postgraduate students come from outside the UK. We pride ourselves on our global outlook, which is reflected in the wide range of international partnerships. We are the only politics and international relations school in the country with a postgraduate centre in Brussels, which allows students on some of our programmes to follow part, or their entire, programme in Brussels. Agreements with partner institutions in France, Germany, Poland and Russia enable us to offer Double Award versions of the MAs in European and Global Governance, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies, leading to the award of two Master’s degrees. [-]

Professional Programme in International Relations

European School of Economics
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London Italy Rome Milan Florence Spain Madrid + 5 more

The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of foreign affairs and introduce you to the fundamental principles of international relations within the political science framework. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. Welcome to Global Diplomacy at ESE The purpose of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of foreign affairs and introduce you to the fundamental principles of international relations within the political science framework. These principles will serve as the foundation for more advanced study in the International Relations field and will help you not only develop the critical thinking skills you need in order to analyze conflicts between states but the human realtions skills you need to proactively avoid them. The difference between international relations and global diplomacy is that while traditional international relations is a study from afar, diplomacy will prepare you to actively pursue a solution. Diplomacy, in its purest form is not the art of prevailing over one’s rivals to make change, but the orchestration of perfection of communication skills to build understanding and harmony in the world as it is. The creation of a more harmonious world depends on the individual, his level of responsibility, his creativity, his ideas, his vision. Course Delivery Course Participants will have 2 of the following three modules in addition to their choice of two modules from the available business and management courses available. E Business and E Commerce and International Business Decision Making are shown here as they have the broadest application spectrum, but students are encouraged to chose based on already aquired skills and aspirations. DIPLOMATIC METHODS AND EXTERNAL POLICY Course Outline Modern states and quasi-governmental organisations face... [-]

The Russian Far East Studies Course

Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

The Russian Far East Study course is an overview of the history of the Russian Far East, its economic, geographical situation and current importance as a transport hub with substantial natural resources. [+]

The Russian Far East Studies Course (56 Academic hours over 14 weeks) The Russian Far East Study course is an overview of the history of the Russian Far East, its economic, geographical situation and current importance as a transport hub with substantial natural resources, unique local politics and demographics. Students examine and analyze Russia’s foreign policies and relations with China, Japan and Korea. Course objectives: Participants gain a greater understanding of the challenges posed by the sheer geographic size of Russia and how distance from the more European capital of Moscow and proximity of the Asian powerhouses influences local politics and economic development. Excursions class sessions: Several excursions will be integrated into the course material. These may include the Vladimir K. Arsenyev Regional Museum, the Vladivostok Fortress Museum, The Museum of History, Archeology and Ethnography of the RFE People, Automobile plant “Sollers”, Int. Co. “Coca-Cola”, Local Libraries of the city. Course tuition fee: Fall / spring semester – 42 500 roubles per semester (56 hours) Summer short-term course (June) – 21 300 roubles per month (28 hours) Course Description: 1. Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District. Federal Subjects (Geographic Features, Territory, Natural Resources, Infrastructure , Cities, etc.); 2. History (Russian Explorers, Early History, Religion and Interfaith Dialogue etc.); 3. Demographics (Population, Traditional Ethnic Groups, Indigenous Peoples of the Far East, etc.); 4. Education (System of education in Russia; Educational Institutions of the Far East; etc.); 5. Traditions and Customs (Family Traditions; Holidays; etc.); 6. Industry, Economy, and Environment; 7. Regional policies... [-]

Course in Peace and conflict studies

Kulturstudier
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2017 India Puducherry

Peace and Conflict Studies let you study global matters in an interdisciplinary setting. The course provides education on contemporary issues such as terrorism, war, violent and social conflicts, Human Rights, humanitarian aid, refugee crisis, social inequality, peace and peacebuilding. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. Course in Peace and conflict studies Study location: Pondicherry, India Peace and Conflict Studies let you study global matters in an interdisciplinary setting. The course provides education on contemporary issues such as terrorism, war, violent and social conflicts, Human Rights, humanitarian aid, refugee crisis, social inequality, peace and peacebuilding. Peace and Conflict Studies is an international semester course offered by the Norwegian organization Kulturstudier and the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, in partnership with Indian institutions and NGOs. Learning outcomes At the end of the course the student has obtained the following learning outcomes: Knowledge The student knows the basic theories of Peace and Conflict studies and the emergence of Peace and Conflict Studies as an academic discipline knows the social, economic, political, environmental and cultural conflicts in South Asia, particularly on the Indian subcontinent, historically and today knows the different instruments for conflict resolution and conflict transformation in violent conflicts (e.g. civil wars and interstate wars) has gained a conceptual understanding of peace building knows the role of the UN in conflict resolution and peace building Skills The student can reflect critically on the theoretical foundations and approaches to conflict resolution and conflict transformation can differentiate between the different dimensions of peace building: the security dimension; the socioeconomic dimension; the political and ethical dimension and reconciliation can utilize research based material concerning the nature of peace and of conflict, the causes of violent conflict, ways of preventing conflict (i.e.,... [-]

Internship Program in China

Hutong School
Campus Full time 1 - 6 months Open Enrollment China Beijing Shanghai + 1 more

With 10 years' experience placing young talent into professional China-based companies, our multilingual team is dedicated to offering you the best international internship [+]

Your Internship Program in China - Beijing, Shanghai & Chengdu With 10 years' experience placing young talent into professional China-based companies, our multilingual team is dedicated to offering you the best international internship opportunities in Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu. Intern in Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu Partake in our Internship in China Program in either Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu, the choice is up to you! All year round applications, programs start at the beginning of every month. Top-rated internships in a wide network of international companies in various sectors We make sure, your internship placement suits your needs and wishes. From multinationals to SMEs, we are continuously extending our network of reliable Chinese and international companies in a wide range of fields (architecture, law, finance, real estate, event management, tourism, IT, etc.). We are committed to offering you the best professional experience in accordance with your educational background and professional goals.You will know your internship placement before your arrive! A personalized program to optimize your, China experience In addition to your internship placement, we further offer you 4 hours per week of Chinese classes and weekly cultural activities. Learning Chinese will enrich the quality of your China experience. Beyond your new professional experience, it will help you to understand the ins and outs of Chinese culture. Online learning using Skritter, the best online app for practicing Chinese vocabulary Learning does not end outside the classroom. Hutong School students get a free 6 month subscription to Skritter. Skritter is fully integrated into... [-]

Freds- og konfliktstudier

Bjørknes College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Norway Oslo

Bjørknes Høyskole tilbyr nå 60 studiepoeng i freds- og konfliktstudier. Studiet er tverrfaglig og gir en teoretisk og praktisk innføring i en rekke spennende emner. Studiet kan inngå som en del av en bachelorgrad eller også brukes som videreutdanning. [+]

Curriculum The following courses provide all 10 credits. You will only study two subjects at the same time    1 Introduction to International Studies    2 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies    3 Conflict resolution, peace building and conflict prevention    4 Religion and Conflict    5 Human Rights    6 Regions in Conflict 1 Introduction to International Studies (10 credits) This course provides an introduction to a range of international topics such as international history, international relations, international economics and comparative politics. These topics are important for understanding how states relate to each other through cooperation, trade, peace and conflict. course will provide an introduction to key institutions and other actors in the international arena and provide a basis for understanding how and why actors in the international community act as they do.  student should be able to: • Understand the characteristics of the subjects of international politics, international history, international economics and comparative politics. • Clarify historical feature of the international community and assess historical events cleansers significance for contemporary international relations. • Analyze and understand the trends and tendencies in international politics • problematize various aspects of globalization processes and to assess the extent to which globalization is taking place in different areas (economic, political, etc.) • Identify and assess the characteristic features of international and regional organizations and their place in the international interaction • Understand and evaluate the factors that underlie the design of Norwegian foreign policy • Clarify various political theories Learning targets • International history • Political Theories... [-]