This discipline refers to analysis of politics, theoretical and practical issues of political systems, international studies, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other political institutions. Political Science and International Relations studies explore political principles and processes as well as foreign affairs and relations among different countries. It systematically explores government and state, political behavior, economic units in the local and international systems. These studies consist of broad range of areas like psychology, economics, law, history, political theory, sociology, cultural studies.
There is a strong emphasis at understanding of political concepts, social factors, natural sciences, public policy. International relations play strong role at official relations between different countries and cultures. Graduated students can work at governmental, diplomatic institutions, do international business, work as public affairs consultants, local government officer and politicians.
This Postgraduate Certificate looks at issues of human rights law and development in the broader context of business practices. The information on this page is provisional and subject to change.
This MSc course explores current aspects of Earth science, investigating how the Earths lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are dependent upon each other, interacting across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. You will learn to critically evaluate current research and gain skills that allow you to update your knowledge of Earth science.
The MA in Peace and Development Studies is a one year, full-time programme in which students investigate debates about the origins and nature of conflict and explore a range of approaches to conflict resolution.
The MA in International Studies is a one year, full-time programme which uses the disciplinary insights provided by international relations theories to investigate and explain contemporary international issues such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, global inequality and child soldiers.
This program supports the professionalisation of Community Relations practitioners. It will cover corporate social responsibility in the context of community development and expand professional capabilities in the resources industry, within government and other stakeholder groups working with this sector. It will provide knowledge and skills relevant to all aspects of the interactions between resource companies and their associated communities.
The MIntSt programme was designed to be distinctive in terms of both content and structure. Unlike other comparable postgraduate degrees in New Zealand, all of the component courses of the multidisciplinary MIntSt degree are taught exclusively at the post-Honours 500-level, whilst the dissertation component allows students to research particular topics of interest and gain valuable research skills.
Otago's National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is the only one if its kind in New Zealand, and its new Master's degree is one of a very few such programmes in Australasia. If you want to be a change-maker, to work in development and peace building, come and join the passionate faculty and their international student-base for this cutting-edge multidisciplinary programme.
The MSc in Business, International Trade and Diplomatic Studies prepares graduates for a global career in business and trade, including the role and application of diplomacy in international business development.
This programme offers the opportunity to complete a master’s degree with a dual focus on the complementary disciplines of International Relations and International Non-Governmental Organisations.
The MSc Research for International Development is a newly established interdisciplinary Taught Masters programme at SOAS, offered jointly by the departments of Economics and Development Studies. This cutting-edge degree is funded and supported by the UK’s ESRC (The Economic and Social Research Council) as part of the Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre.
The programme attracts applications from students with a variety of academic and experiential backgrounds. We welcome applications from those who have worked in a broad field of development, but also from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in, and understanding of, environment-development issues. A good first degree in a social science is preferred.
The MA Religion and Global Politics at SOAS is unique: it has a regional focus rarely, if at all addressed in similar programmes in the subject area, draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives (Law, International Relations and Politics, Development, Anthropology, Migration and Diaspora Studies, and Gender Studies) and has a rigorous theoretical basis built in, such that students will be familiarised with the current state-of-the-art debates regarding religion in the public sphere, secularisms, postsecularism, and political theology.