Summer Courses in Political Science

Taking the time to participate in a summer course is a great opportunity to progress toward a college degree. For a relatively short time investment, these faster-paced summer courses convey the same core information as found in a traditional term-length engagement. What is a summer course in political science? A summer course in political science takes students on an exploration of the government… Read more

Taking the time to participate in a summer course is a great opportunity to progress toward a college degree. For a relatively short time investment, these faster-paced summer courses convey the same core information as found in a traditional term-length engagement.

What is a summer course in political science? A summer course in political science takes students on an exploration of the government systems of their own country and provides insight into their nation’s relationship with others around the globe. Political science courses draw from many other fields of study, including history, sociology, psychology and economics to name a few. There is a host of different political science classes available, some focusing on the governments of single nations while others consider the material on an international scale.

Political science summer courses are taken by students for a variety of reasons. Some do so to gain a solid foundation for a career in the political arena. Others participate simply to attain a greater understanding of the world outside their day-to-day lives.

More often than not, summer courses at universities are less expensive than those offered during the standard academic year. Nevertheless, it is wise to do research on each school of interest to have a detailed list of options.

Those who choose to take a summer course in political science lay the groundwork for fulfilling and meaningful careers in the future. Aspiring journalists typically need some basic political knowledge to get hired by major publications and television networks. Extensive studies in political science are often required for many government positions whether they are local or international in nature. Nearly all senators, representatives, ambassadors, presidents and prime ministers have some background in the field in order to be effective.

Nations around the world teach students the intricacies of political science, which is why summer courses in the subject are so widely offered. To enroll in one, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Exeter International Summer School
Exeter, United Kingdom

This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. You will ... +

This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. You will explore the main characteristics of today’s global security environment, from terrorism to tensions produced by climate change, from nuclear proliferation to the migration crisis. -
Summer courses
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris, France

Cycle 2 invites to reflect on the concepts of modernity and postmodernity in the fields of literature, philosophy, the visual arts, and politics.

Cycle 2 invites to reflect on the concepts of modernity and postmodernity in the fields of literature, philosophy, the visual arts, and politics. -
Summer courses
Full-time
French
13 Jul 2020
Campus
 
CEI International Affairs Escuela Diplomática de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

After more than 30 years of prestige, working at the service of diplomacy and international relations, we are moving forward in our commitment and we want to apply our experti ... +

After more than 30 years of prestige, working at the service of diplomacy and international relations, we are moving forward in our commitment and we want to apply our expertise in a new CEI Summer Course. The CEI Summer Course will be entitled: "Approach to the International Community of the XXI century. Challenges and opportunities" is scheduled to be held in Barcelona in July 2020. It is a training that alternates cultural and recreational activities in the city of Barcelona with the knowledge of academic experts on issues related to the International Community. -
Summer courses
Full-time
9 days
Spanish
06 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Bar-Ilan University is home to many leading scholars and practitioners in the field of conflict resolution. This four-week interdisciplinary summer program, taught in English, ... +

Bar-Ilan University is home to many leading scholars and practitioners in the field of conflict resolution. This four-week interdisciplinary summer program, taught in English, offers four graduate-level courses that focus on relevant identity-based conflicts and how to creatively engage them. Courses can also be taken individually. Students from all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities (including conflict resolution practitioners) learn theoretical insights and practical training that have a wide range of professional relevance. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
13 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Washington International Diplomatic Academy
Washington, USA

Our Summer Diplomatic Academy is a unique and intensive practical training program that introduces undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates to careers in inter ... +

Our Summer Diplomatic Academy is a unique and intensive practical training program that introduces undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates to careers in international diplomacy. It covers the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and focuses on real-life aspects of work in governments, embassies and consulates, international organizations and global NGOs. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
06 Jul 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
Online
 
Sciences Po Lille
Lille, France

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School!

Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School! -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
Высшая школа экономики
Moscow, Russia

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

Earn credits and discover Russia at HSE's International Summer University in Moscow and St. Petersburg -
Summer courses
Part-time
3 months
English
22 Jun 2020
20 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Vesalius College
Brussels, Belgium

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused aca ... +

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic program and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel. -
Summer courses
Full-time
7 weeks
English
Jun 2020
Campus
 
Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium +1 More

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. Fo ... +

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 2020 is on ‘Analysing human security in today’s EU'! -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
06 Jul 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Pisa, Italy

Political ecology is a long-established interdisciplinary field, including various social sciences and humanities, aimed at investigating the interface of societies and the bi ... +

Political ecology is a long-established interdisciplinary field, including various social sciences and humanities, aimed at investigating the interface of societies and the biophysical world as affected by, and in its turn affecting, the political order and related dynamics of conflict and cooperation, domination and emancipation. -
Summer courses
Full-time
5 days
English
29 Jun 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Odintsovo, Russia

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooper ... +

This year MGIMO International Summer School offers two intensive Modules “Russian Foreign Policy: Modern Challenges” and “Russian Energy Policy and International Energy Cooperation”. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
SIT Graduate Institute
Brattleboro, USA

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll learn the core ideas and practices of conflict transformation.

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll learn the core ideas and practices of conflict transformation. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This summer school course offers students the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in a professional setting while engaging directly with practitioners. Taking adva ... +

This summer school course offers students the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills in a professional setting while engaging directly with practitioners. Taking advantage of London’s positioning as a hub of Diplomatic activity, students will engage with practising diplomats and have the opportunity to visit a number of London’s Diplomatic sites including Embassies and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
01 Jul 2020
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Freiburg, Germany

The EU Summer Program examines the past, present, and future of the European periphery in relation to Europe’s core. You will explore the political, economic, environmental, a ... +

The EU Summer Program examines the past, present, and future of the European periphery in relation to Europe’s core. You will explore the political, economic, environmental, and societal reasons for current tensions in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, with a focus on the interaction and competition between the EU and the Russian Federation. The challenges that result from different degrees of integration into the European Union will be a focus throughout. -
Summer courses
Full-time
8 weeks
English
26 May 2020
01 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Helsinki Summer School
Helsinki, Finland

This course offers a hands-on experience for students who are in equal degrees fascinated and confused by the persistence of populism in Europe and beyond.

This course offers a hands-on experience for students who are in equal degrees fascinated and confused by the persistence of populism in Europe and beyond. -
Summer courses
Full-time
11 days
English
04 Aug 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 

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