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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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Summer School on EU Policy Making - Brexit focus

Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 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 2018 is on BREXIT! [+]

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 2018 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 2018!

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.... [-]


Course Semester in Iceland

Bifröst University
Campus Full time July 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus 3 weeks June 2019 USA Brattleboro Washington

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll learn the core ideas and practices of conflict transformation. The program takes place on SIT Graduate Institute’s campus in Brattleboro, Vermont, and is led by a diverse group of internationally recognized faculty with years of applied, classroom, and research experience. [+]

Overview

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll learn the core ideas and practices of conflict transformation. The program takes place on SIT Graduate Institute’s campus in Brattleboro, Vermont, and is led by a diverse group of internationally recognized faculty with years of applied, classroom, and research experience.

The program’s philosophy is that conflict transformation training is most effective when it combines skills-based academic instruction with personal interaction between peacebuilders across ethnic, national, religious, and cultural divides. You and your fellow CONTACT participants will learn from one another and your instructors in an intensive format following an experiential learning model. Typically, peacebuilders from at least 15 countries participate in the program.... [-]


Programme in European Politics

European School of Political and Social Sciences
Campus 1 year September 2018 France Lille

In the Programme in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermediate or advanced course in French at the Alliance Française. [+]

ESPOL offers a Programme in European Politics for international students.

This is an advanced programme focused on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalised world. It addresses major political problems and explores the strategies implemented to resolve them. The instruction focuses on the regulation of international politics at the European and global levels, equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to understand and influence the world of tomorrow.

In the Programme in European Politics, all courses are taught in English and focused on the European Integration and Policy. In addition, students do a beginner, intermediate or advanced course in French at the Alliance Française.... [-]


Online specialization course in political marketing and election campaigns

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Online Full time 6 months Open Enrollment 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. CESCOMPOL is a collaborating center of the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH), one of the oldest in Europe. This course is taught in online mode through a virtual platform, allowing the student access to the study, regardless of location or time. In this Campus you will find all teaching materials, works, calendars and a permanent communication system with the tutor and the students. [+]

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.... [-]


Expert course in electoral marketing

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Campus Full time 4 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Specialization course in communication and political analysis

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Campus Full time 6 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Online expert course in political and government communication management

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Online Full time 4 months September 2018 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. CESCOMPOL is a collaborating center of the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH), one of the oldest in Europe. This course is taught in online mode through a virtual platform, allowing the student access to the study, regardless of location or time. In this Campus you will find all teaching materials, works, calendars and a permanent communication system with the tutor and the students. [+]

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.... [-]


Expert course in political and government communication management

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Campus Full time 4 months September 2018 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.... [-]


Online specialization course in communication and political analysis

CESCOMPOL - Centro de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación y Marketing Político
Online Full time 6 months September 2018 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. CESCOMPOL is a collaborating center of the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH), one of the oldest in Europe. This course is taught in online mode through a virtual platform, allowing the student access to the study, regardless of location or time. In this Campus you will find all teaching materials, works, calendars and a permanent communication system with the tutor and the students. [+]

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.... [-]


Course in Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World

SOAS University of London
Online Part time 5 weeks October 2018 United Kingdom London

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting-edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award-winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types, and Models authored with Dr. Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera. [+]

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting-edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award-winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types, and Models authored with Dr. Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera.

The Global Diplomacy MOOC has a direct heritage in the University of London International Academy/SOAS Global Diplomacy MA Programme launched in April 2013 which have attracted hundreds of students from around the world. The Global Diplomacy MA Programme is provided by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy which has been teaching postgraduate courses in Diplomacy for over twenty-five years.... [-]


Course in Global Diplomacy: the United Nations in the World

SOAS University of London
Online Part time 6 weeks October 2018 United Kingdom London

The course offers a well-researched and broad-ranging primer to the United Nations system. Consisting of an introduction to the complex UN family and its history, and a series of ‘snapshots’ of key UN functions, which are used to explore important UN themes and help learners develop important analysis, communication, and policy-based skills. [+]

Global Diplomacy: the United Nations in the World

The course offers a well-researched and broad-ranging primer to the United Nations system. Consisting of an introduction to the complex UN family and its history, and a series of ‘snapshots’ of key UN functions, which are used to explore important UN themes and help learners develop important analysis, communication, and policy-based skills.

The course is aimed broadly at people interested in learning more about the United Nations system, assuming a level of interest but no necessary previous knowledge, whilst also offering offering sufficient up to date research and new critical perspectives that it will also be of interest to people with more expertise or academic familiarity with the topic as well. ... [-]


Santiago - Course in Politics, Social Justice & Language

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters July 2019 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).

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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 Santiag" will be your classroom.... [-]


Barcelona - Political Science & International Relations

IES Abroad
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

In this program, you can take courses in a wide range of topics including politics, regionalism, international security, international business and relations, and many others. [+]

Why Barcelona?

As the most international city in Spain, Barcelona is an important place for international relations as well as international business and commerce. Due to the city’s mix of Spanish, English, French, and more, it has strong political ties with the rest of Europe and beyond. And with its mix of cultures, Barcelona offers the unusual opportunity to see how regional, national, and international views are intertwined.

What You'll Study

In this program, you can take courses in a wide range of topics including politics, regionalism, international security, international business and relations, and many others. Imagine taking in all that Barcelona has to offer while taking exciting courses, like Campaigning in Europe: From Propaganda to Political Marketing or Globalized Economy & Migration. All of our courses feature course-related trips and faculty-led visits to government offices and institutions.... [-]


European Union

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 semester January 2019 Germany Freiburg

Why study abroad in one location when you can experience the politics and culture of more than 15 European countries? Our European Union Program allows you to live and learn about European politics, economics, business, and international relations like never before. [+]

Overview

Why study abroad in one location when you can experience the politics and culture of more than 15 European countries? Our European Union Program allows you to live and learn about European politics, economics, business, and international relations like never before. The centrally-located city of Freiburg, Germany, will be your home base. It’s here that you’ll take English-taught courses like Global Leadership, Political Science, and German.

As part of the program’s required Integrative Seminar, you will travel for 22 days to gain exposure to the European Union and beyond. Not only will these course-related excursions give you better insight into the strengths and challenges of the European Union, but they will also give you the experience you need to build your résumé and prepare you for an international career. As you visit each new country, you develop an understanding of the European Union, its history, and its institutions.... [-]