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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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Brussels School of Governance (BSoG)
Brussels, Belgium

The Jean Monnet Winter School and Summer School on EU Policy Making are two similar programmes organised by the Institute for European Studies (VUB) in collaboration with its ... +

The Jean Monnet Winter School and Summer School on EU Policy Making are two similar programmes organised by the Institute for European Studies (VUB) in collaboration with its partners the University of Vienna and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. The next edition of the Winter School, taught fully online, is from 7-18 February 2022. The on campus summer school will be held from 4 to 15 July 2022. -
Summer courses Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
07 Feb 2022
06 Jan 2022
Online
 
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
Jun 2022
Campus
 
Sciences Po Lille

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Summer courses
Part-time
English
Online
 

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University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course
Pisa, Italy

The summer school aims at providing students of political science and law interested in the EU external relations a broad overview of the EU diplomatic activities. It is expec ... +

The summer school aims at providing students of political science and law interested in the EU external relations a broad overview of the EU diplomatic activities. It is expected that the summer school will deepen the knowledge of the students on the EU’s role as a diplomatic actor in the global arena. -
Summer courses
Full-time
6 days
English
20 Jun 2022
30 Apr 2022
Campus
 
SIT Graduate Institute
Brattleboro, USA +14 More

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll examine key concepts in peacebuilding and learn how to apply effective conflict transformation practices. ... +

In this three-week professional and academic training program, you’ll examine key concepts in peacebuilding and learn how to apply effective conflict transformation practices. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Sep 2022
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
 
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
Campus
 
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom

This topic, delivered by Steve Chisnall, a former Sir Vice-Marshal in the UK’s Royal Air Force, and the Director of Southampton’s MSc in International Security and Risk, provi ... +

This topic, delivered by Steve Chisnall, a former Sir Vice-Marshal in the UK’s Royal Air Force, and the Director of Southampton’s MSc in International Security and Risk, provides you with an overview of the main security challenges facing the world today. It provides you with the opportunity to explore answers to the questions posed above through the use of classic and contemporary literature from a range of academic disciplines. You will also be provided with the chance to examine specific case studies to apply these security theories to real-world challenges, exploring different policy options that governments could consider, and debate the merits and drawbacks of these approaches. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies
Geneva, Switzerland

The principal objective of this study programme is to introduce the main concepts of geopolitics. The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, g ... +

The principal objective of this study programme is to introduce the main concepts of geopolitics. The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historic, cultural and economic dimensions in order to facilitate a more profound understanding of contemporary international relations. Conferences will be held by leading international experts. -
Summer courses
English, French
Feb 2022
 
RIT Kosovo™
Prishtina, Kosovo +1 More

Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, and m ... +

Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, and meetings with senior officials in the Balkans. Do this and more at the Post-Conflict Transformation summer program at the RIT/A.U.K. Our five-week package consists of two courses (three credit hours, offered by A.U.K’s partner university, Rochester Institute of Technology) and one of two study tours: Montenegro, Bosnia, and Serbia or Albania, Greece and Macedonia. Courses are for undergraduates, graduates and professionals in relevant fields The program offers courses in: -
Summer courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University of Exeter International Summer School
Exeter, United Kingdom

This module will focus on the European Convention on Human Rights and its law, as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights, and by the English courts through the (UK) ... +

This module will focus on the European Convention on Human Rights and its law, as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights, and by the English courts through the (UK) Human Rights Act. This module aims to equip you with essential human rights law knowledge, and the key skills for understanding current developments in human rights -
Summer courses
English
Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course
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
10 Jun 2022
18 Mar 2022
Campus