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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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Law with International Diplomacy

The University of Law
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London

Our Law with International Diplomacy* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of the methodology and practice of diplomacy in international contexts. [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. Law with International Diplomacy Our Law with International Diplomacy* is a three year qualifying law degree. The course focuses on key legal topics and a variety of different aspects of the methodology and practice of diplomacy in international contexts. The law modules are predominantly delivered by professionally qualified lawyers with a high level of face-to-face tuition. The course has a practical focus, with real-world application of the law and international diplomacy. Employability is integrated into the course to give you the academic knowledge and key transferable skills which are in demand by today’s employers. For students looking to pursue a career in the legal sector, wider public and commercial sectors or, more specifically, that involve the understanding and practice of diplomacy. *Subject to approval. Course Requirements Maths and English Language GCSE grade A-C, or Grade 4 equivalent Plus BBB at GCE A level or equivalent, excluding General Studies, or equivalent qualification. International Students must have one of the following: * IELTS (academic): Overall band score of 6.5 with no one component below 6.0 * ISE III (Trinity College London): Pass in all four components * Pearsons (academic): Score of 58 with no one component below 50 * Cambridge English: First Certificate, Advanced and Proficiency (tests taken from January 2015): Overall 176 with no one component below 169 * Cambridge English First Certificate (test taken before January 2015): Pass at Grade A and Exceptional in all four components * Cambridge English Advanced (test taken... [-]

The Geo-Politics of the North

American College of Norway
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Norway Moss

This course will offer a wide-ranging yet targeted survey of an emergent geo-political focal point of the 21st century, the Arctic region. [+]

Please be aware, you must enroll as a full time student at The American College of Norway and that means that you must study 5 of our courses (Totaling 15 credit). We will communicate with you to discuss which of our other courses you would like to include. This course will offer a wide-ranging yet targeted survey of an emergent geo-political focal point of the 21st century, the Arctic region. While climate change and rising sea-levels have worried many from an environmental perspective, these developments have also opened new and lucrative economic possibilities, especially for the oil-prospecting, shipping and even tourism industries. These various components will be explored in the course: the geographical context; the history of Arctic exploration; the parallels with Antarctic scientific cooperation; the impact of climate change; the importance of oil and gas deposits; the shipping industry; the changing role of Arctic Council; Scandinavian interests in the area; the role of the big powers, even including China; and 21st century scenarios for this vital emergent region. [-]

Santiago - Politics, Social Justice & Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters July 2017 Chile Santiago

Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and political topics. Explore the intricacies of the Chilean sociopolitical landscape: student activism, the arts as a form of resistance, human rights issues, and an impressive literary culture (via world renowned authors like Pablo Neruda and Isabel Allende). [+]

Best Course Studies in Political Science 2017. Overview Our Politics, Social Justice & Language Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of Chile while studying the Spanish language and political topics. Explore the intricacies of the Chilean sociopolitical landscape: student activism, the arts as a form of resistance, human rights issues, and an impressive literary culture (via world renowned authors like Pablo Neruda and Isabel Allende). Your studies and extracurricular adventures will without a doubt allow you to embark on a real-life case study of Chile's thriving society. Courses are taught in Spanish by distinguished professors, most with primary appointments at one of IES Abroad’s partner universities. You can also enroll in an internship or service learning placement during your time in Santiago, which will help you add international work experience to your résumé or help you understand the city’s social issues first-hand Santiago will be your classroom. Imagine practicing your Spanish as you tour local neighborhoods or visit local business organizations as part of your study of Chile’s regional and global trade. Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the city’s many historical, artistic, and cultural sites, and several courses also include a hands-on, practical component. You can enroll in courses at local universities, including the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad de Chile, where you’ll experience the Chilean educational system first-hand and enjoy access to local student activities. Maybe you’ll even make some Chilean friends while you’re at it. We... [-]

Specialization Course In Communication And Political Analysis

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: Understand the policy environment and official institutions 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 Politics, Citizenship and Political Behavior Political Scenarios and Electoral Systems Basic Principles of Political Communication Political Communication Management: Institutional Relations and Public Affairs Offline, Online and Network Communication: Social Media Management 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 [-]

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. [+]

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

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. [+]

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

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. ... [-]

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... [-]

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. [-]

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%)... [-]

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. [+]

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 an increasingly technical and complex agenda in... [-]

Semester in Iceland

Bifröst University
Campus Full time July 2017 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 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.,... [-]