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What is Political Science?

Politics literally draw scenarios of our lives. Everything happening to us, such as what we eat, where we go, how much we earn and spend, etc., is the result of the world around us, which is the pure result of politics' decisions. That might not be noticeable at first sight; however, saying "I don't interfere with politics" is a utopia. We all interfere with it. Those of us who act neutral interfere more with politics, as indifference and neutrality support permissiveness, which is one of the worst things politics can have. 

This pessimistic introduction to the role of politically neutral people might seem unjustified to you. However, managing the entire country is a responsibility that should not be on the shoulders of only a few people. To organize an effective, mutually beneficial management of the country, politics and society should tightly cooperate. Politicians should understand that their field is one of the most vital ones, as every decision they make, impact a whole nation, without exception. In their turn, society should be educated and aware of at least the basics of political processes so that they can claim justice if the situation starts acting against their benefits. 

That's why political science degrees are popular both as a primary major and as minors or electives. Many people specialized in completely different disciplines than political science take courses on it to gain the knowledge necessary for protecting their rights.

Political science introduces the theory of governments and political operations. Students learn about political behavior, patterns, do's and don'ts in political decisions, etc. As a result, political science prepares specialists who are ready to make political decisions so that the whole country's infrastructure operates in its regular route. The necessity for learning how to govern countries dates back to the times of Plato and Aristotle, who were authors of the "Study of the state" working. 

Degree Programs in Political Science

Degree programs in political science are very popular nowadays. They boast broad and interdisciplinary curricula and facilitate the development of personal skills. Training on leadership, communication, community mapping and mobilization, advocacy and lobbying, as well as many others, make an essential part of the curriculum.

International students, thinking of applying for undergraduate or graduate programs in political science, have a very big choice of Universities and colleges worldwide. Degree programs in political science vary in their duration and content. Undergraduate programs deliver more general knowledge, while graduate courses facilitate students' specialization in a certain professional area. Mainly they focus on: communications, history, law, sociology, public policy and administration, globalization, human rights, and human security, etc. The analysis of different public thoughts is central in this academic program.

Students of degree programs on political science pass intensive practical training and workshops on research and writing skills, analytical and critical thinking. The mix of all these skills makes them an asset in the public, private, and development sectors. Graduates of political science programs can easily find volunteering and internship positions to put their knowledge into practice.

Ph.D. program in political science

Ph.D. program is an excellent path for those who dream of an academic and research career. Academic programs of the highest level are built around intensive individual research and tailored training to analyze and explore different theories of political science. As a result, they are expected to produce an original piece of academic writing: a dissertation that will propose new approaches or test theories.

Political Science Research Opportunities

When certain situations shake the countries, many people rush to political analysts' blogs or live streams rather than watch the official news. That's because the professional approach of those who treat situations from the purely academic perspective and without emotions is highly valuable to find ways out of political crises and collapses. 

Political science research around the world is meant to enrich society's knowledge of politics. Researchers dive deeper into the already answered questions to find better answers. Political science researchers might write fresh references to past political theories or present their innovative views of political decision-making. In short, every direction in political science that deals with the increased awareness of the field and effective tools for the field's regulation is political scientists' interest. 

If you research the university, the topics might vary based on what concrete issues prioritize the country of the university's location. If there are gaps in practical politics, governments integrate scholars in the broad academic brainstorming to invent ways of better regulating specific country issues. There are also (and they are more common) topics related to global political issues, such as Cyber international relations. 

The research directions below represent what universities offer as the main study areas to researchers. 

  • Normative Political Theory and Political Philosophy
  • Political Behavior and Identities
  • Political Methodology
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Political Institutions
  • Production in the Innovation Economy
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory

Use ARMACAD to Find Programs and Scholarships on Political Science

ARMACAD is an effective tool for those who want to make their knowledge of political science even more thorough. Use ARMACAD to find;

  • bachelor, master, and Ph.D. programs,
  • hands-on training and workshops for practitioners and students,
  • certificate programs,
  • scholarships and fellowships,
  • internship, volunteering and job vacancies,
  • summer and winter schools.

This section is dedicated to announcements in the field of political science and related disciplines. Political science programs are offered by many academic institutions worldwide as well as societies, NGOs, schools and government bodies.

ARMACAD daily updates its political science database, and a number of conferences, summer schools, degree programs, post-doctoral opportunities, and other opportunities in the field of political sciences appear in this section.

Political science opportunities are offered with full scholarship options or without any financial aid.

After each announcement in this section, political science sources and original links are presented for our users.