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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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Health Policy, Governance and Finance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments (HPGF FCE)

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 - 5 weeks April 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. Content What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? This course explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance. Participants discuss common patterns and approaches to policy analysis, explore the difficulties of resource allocation mechanisms, and evaluate the challenges of regulating health care provision in a crisis context. You will be exposed to real life examples, learning from successes and failures in rebuilding health sectors. Participants learn to define and explore policy options to address key policy gaps. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. NFP scholarships For this course and a number of other KIT courses funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries. See the NFP page for more information. See top of this page for... [-]

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. [+]

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., routes toward “negative peace”) and the ends... [-]

International Summer University

Higher School of Economics
Campus Part time 2 - 8 weeks June 2017 Russia Moscow United Kingdom London Canterbury Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg + 5 more

Earn credits and discover Russia at HSE's International Summer University in Moscow and St. Petersburg [+]

Each summer, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from all over the world come to Moscow for English-taught courses with HSE’s top professors. Courses focus on the politics, history, economics, and culture of Russia and Eurasia, and also include computer science, mathematics, social sciences, the humanities, and Russian language.

Students design their own study plans based on their interests and the number of credits they wish to earn. Special modules are offered at HSE’s St. Petersburg campus, so that international students can experience Russia’s two capital cities in one summer.

Dates: June 20 – August 20, 2016

Fee: 150 USD per academic credit ... [-]


Summer School on EU Policy Making - Brexit focus

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 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. ... [-]

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... [-]

Political And Social Processes In South America: Argentina, Chile, Brazil And Venezuela

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

The course objective is to present a comparative perspective some aspects of the political processes of Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Venezuela from 1950 to the present. The course combines historical presentation with analysis of phenomena from their own theoretical approaches of political science. These are the modernization theory, neo-institutionalism, the focus of cleavages and the theory of collective action. [+]

The course objective is to present a comparative perspective some aspects of the political processes of Argentina, Chile and Brazil and Venezuela from 1950 to the present. The course combines historical presentation with analysis of phenomena from their own theoretical approaches of political science. These are the modernization theory, neo-institutionalism, the focus of cleavages and the theory of collective action. The program is organized around three main modules: a) The reunion of Latin American democracy b) The emergence of new forms of political instability different traditional and linked coup in cases like Argentina phenomena of economic collapse. c) The emergence of a new populism paradigmatic manifestations like Hugo Chavez. Paradojales three encounters with democracy, with instability and populism. TeachingProf. Eugene Kvaternik (Universidad del Salvador, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Johns Hopkins University). [-]

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 [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. 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. [-]

REACT Course

HELSINKI ESPAÑA - HUMAN DIMENSION
Campus Full time 6 weeks May 2017 Spain Madrid

The REACT course is a six-week training programme on international peace operations intended for professionals interested in improving their knowledge of conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, as well as to develop practical skills for their work in the field. [+]

REACT Course RAPID EXPERT ASSISTANCE AND CO-OPERATION TEAMS FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION, CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND POST-CONFLICT REHABILITATION (REACT) GENERAL INFORMATION The REACT course is a six-week training programme on international peace operations intended for professionals interested in improving their knowledge of conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, as well as to develop practical skills for their work in the field. BACKGROUND REACT was created in 2003 with the aim to prepare professionals of different profiles, interested in joining the Expert Teams for Rapid Assistance and Cooperation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Over time, the content of the course has been adapted to the needs and realities of other international and regional organizations including the United Nations. REACT is the only training course of its kind that takes place in Spain. Since its inception, 20 editions have been taken place and over 400 students have benefit from it. Next course will take place in May 17th. OBJECTIVES To review and analyse the main threats to international peace and security; contexts in which conflicts arise; key actors; and its impact on civilians. To explore the mechanisms of international organizations for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts as well as for the protection of civilians. To strengthen the capacity and confidence of participants to cope with and work in hostile environments. CONTENTS HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS TRAINING (HEAT) As part of the REACT course, students will benefit from the program Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT). An intensive 40-hour... [-]

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 [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. 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... [-]

Politics and International Relations Oxford Gap Year

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 10 - 12 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

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... [-]

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 [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. 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... [-]

Study abroad - University & Professional Studies

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time 11 - 13 weeks August 2017 USA San Diego Norway Oslo New Zealand Auckland New York Brooklyn White Plains Australia Sydney Gold Coast Boston North Ryde Victoria Los Angeles India Delhi Italy Florence United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Japan Beppu Cincinnati United Kingdom London Wellington Adelaide Maroochydore + 28 more

For strong academic students who would like to take a full-time schedule of credit-bearing courses at UC San Diego or UC San Diego [+]

Study abroad - University & Professional Studies

 

Awarding Body:

University of California - San Diego

 

For strong academic students who would like to take a full-time schedule of credit-bearing courses at UC San Diego or UC San Diego Extension while studying alongside American university students.

 

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to be accepted into this program are listed below. We carefully review the background and qualifications of each applicant to ensure that those admitted into the University and Professional Studies (UPS) program will have a successful experience.

 

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Thematic Seminar: Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings

CERAH - The Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
Campus Full time March 2018 Switzerland Geneva

Develops skills for humanitarian programme managers to to successfully negotiate with a multitude of actors. Through lectures and case studies, participants learn to design a negotiation strategy that is adapted to a specific context and takes into account short, mid-and long-term outcomes. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. One of very few courses focused on negotiation, it allows humanitarian programme managers to develop skills that enable them to successfully negotiate with a multitude of actors. Through lectures and case studies, participants learn to design a negotiation strategy that is adapted to a specific context and takes into account short, mid-and long-term outcomes. External speakers include academics and practitioners, and come from a range of institutions and organisations including the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, International Committee of the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières. COURSE OBJECTIVES At the end of the course, you will be able to: In terms of knowledge: Define negotiation and surrounding concepts Explain the specificities of humanitarian negotiation Identify the frame and principles on which humanitarian negotiation is based Present and explain the different objectives of humanitarian negotiation Identify the main challenges and dilemmas of humanitarian negotiation Present and explain the four pillars of principled negotiation and understand the main differences between negotiation theories Identify challenges and best practice when working with an interpreter In terms of know-how and practical skills: Define what is the most suited strategic approach for humanitarian negotiation Analyse the environment, stakes, and dilemmas surrounding the negotiation Design a negotiation process as a project, taking into account the external and internal environment Create a stakeholders mapping and analysis of the various interests, influences and power relations Identify and manage the most appropriate interaction and communication modes with various stakeholders... [-]

Course - Party system and party politics in modern Russia

Russian State University For The Humanities
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Course structure: The course is dedicated to the evolution of political party system in modern Russia from the 90-th of XX century. Periods of party building, changes of legislation about [+]

Course - Party system and party politics in modern Russia 

Language: English

Time of courses: Autumn / Spring

The course is available from the academic year 2013-2014

Course structure: The course  is dedicated to the evolution of political party system  in modern Russia  from the 90-th of XX century.  Periods of party building, changes of legislation about parties, developing of  organizational structure of party and its subsidiaries in regions are observed.  Parties as subjects of analyze are considered according different theoretical and methodological approaches. 

Considering developing of parties in the broad context it is shown how party politics and parties activity influence public opinion and perceptions of parties as political institutions.  Electoral sympathies and results of elections on federal, regional and local level are viewed as well.    Parties preferences are analyzed in the terms of the system of values and attitudes.  It s also supposed to consider ideological grounds of different political parties and organizations and how different ideological principles are transforming in concrete social context.... [-]


Legal English for International Negotiations Course

BAU International Academy of Rome
Campus Full time 10 days October 2017 Italy Rome

This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout three months, 10 hours per week, leading to 6 ECTS credits; or concentrated in 30h over 10 days with 3 ECTS credits, either combined with Intellectual Property Rights or Competition Law. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout three months, 10 hours per week, leading to 6 ECTS credits; or concentrated in 30h over 10 days with 3 ECTS credits, either combined with Intellectual Property Rights or Competition Law. What will you learn? Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: Understand and use legal concepts and terminology by improving their reading, and listening skills and ability to understand the details of a legal text Draft legal documents, write international commercial contracts and participate effectively in discussions and negotiations related to legal topics Intended learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: Demonstrable understanding of the key terms and expressions in contract and corporate law Competent use of legal terms and expressions in drafting and writing legal correspondence, contracts, corporate documents Ability to engage in the analysis of a legal document, grasp its legal meaning and implications and re-word, amend, or make comments to it Learning and teaching strategies What you will do: Examination of individual case studies of people at work Formal lectures Visiting speakers/videos and workshops, i.e how to draft legal correspondence, how to draft contracts and re-word contract clauses Seminar group work Organizational simulations Transferable skills Students will: Develop an awareness of the legal oral and written language Acquire individual, self-reflection and teamwork skills Develop negotiation skills in a foreign language Assessment criteria Students will: Mid written oral test (30%)... [-]