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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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? [+]
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. [+]
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 ... [-]
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! [+]
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. [+]
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 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 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. [+]
With 10 years' experience placing young talent into professional China-based companies, our multilingual team is dedicated to offering you the best international internship [+]
The Politics and International Relations Gap Year programme is an academic Project for the politicians and leaders of the future. [+]
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 [+]
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
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.
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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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. [+]
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
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.... [-]
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. [+]