Why should I study Political Science?

Studying Political Science

What is Political Science?

Politial science deals with systems of governance and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behaviour.

Three reasons to study Political Science:

  1. Moving target: politics are changing constantly and so does the subject. The majority of programmes undergo constant updating: many facets of the programme such as content and methods to meet the challenges of the changing political landscape. This means that by studying politics, you will be able to learn something new every day - literally.
  2. Great options to combine courses: politics departments usually offer a number of dual honours degrees, so it is possible to combine politics with another passion or explore two strands of political learning in greater detail.
  3. Study abroad: politics is a very international subject area and this is reflected in the variety of modules from which you will be able to choose if you want to study abroad. You can tailor your degree to your aspirations, travelling the world and turn your studies into a first-hand experience.

How to study Political Science?

Political science offers a wide range of courses with different specialisations. You will be able to choose modules according to your personal preferences. Credit points are often gained by writing papers, sitting exams or giving presentations.

What kind of jobs can I get by studying Political Science?

Gradutes with a degree in political science commonly go on to pursue careers in business, education, law, journalism, communications, government, or politics.

How can U-Multirank help me find the best Political Science study programme for me?

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