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M.A. Political Science (M.A. Political Science)

Updated By Neha Kumari on 25 Nov, 2020

Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
10 K-25 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About M.A. Political Science

Master of Arts in Political Science or M.A Pol. Science is a two-year postgraduate programme which is a thorough and comprehensive study of Political Science at an advanced level. At the postgraduate level study of the discipline, the students study the analysis and description of political behaviour & political system, practise of politics and theory. 

Other than covering the International and National political system, the programme also covers public affairs, international relations, government procedures & policies, public administration, modern and historical political systems. 

M.A. Political Science Eligibility Criteria

M.A Political Science aspirants must have completed their undergraduate studies in Political Science from a recognised University with a minimum of 50% marks in all the three years combined to be eligible for M.A Political Science admission.

M.A Political Science Admission Process

Various Universities conduct an entrance examination to shortlist the most suitable candidates for admission into their M.A Political Science programme. Some other universities or institutes offer direct admission into their M.A Political Science programme. 

Those universities or institutes conducting entrance exam for M.A Political Science admission combine the entrance exam scores and qualifying degree scores for the process of final admission into the programme. 

M.A. Political Science Syllabus



Semester - I

  • Ancient Indian Political Thought
  • Research Methodology
  • Contemporary Political Thought
  • Western Political Thought (Plato to Hegel)
  • Practicals

Semester - II

  • Indian Constitutional System
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Thinking since Marx
  • Political Sociology
  • Practicals

Semester - III

  • Modern Indian Political Thought
  • Politics in India
  • International Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Practicals

Semester - IV

  • Indian Administration
  • State Politics with Special Reference to U.P
  • Post-Cold War International Relations
  • Concept and Issue in Political Science

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M.A. Political Science Career Options and Job Prospects

With a postgraduate degree in Political Science, the students can opt for either of the following job profiles which are usually offered -

  • State Legislator
  • Political Commentator
  • Lobbyist
  • Political Scientist
  • Legislative Coordinator
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Budget Analyst

Questions Related to M.A. Political Science Course

When will the MA Political Science admission process of Swami Sahajanand College Bokaro begin for the academic year 2020-21?

-AnonymousUpdated on December 17, 2020 02:16 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the official website of Swami Sahajanand College Bokaro does not contain any details regarding the PG courses which ...


Can I apply for MA Political Science admission in regular mode with an open university graduation degree?

-RehmanUpdated on December 09, 2020 03:11 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, yes, you can apply for MA Political Science admission in regular mode even if you have done your ...


I would like to take admission in M.A Political Science in Distance Mode. Can you please help me with the admission process?

-jaidev aryaUpdated on November 02, 2020 03:02 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, in order to take admission in M.A Political Science in distance mode, you need to possess a ...


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FAQs about M.A. Political Science

I want admission in M.A. Political Science. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test , Calcutta University Entrance Exam , Jammu University Entrance Test , Acharya Nagarjuna University Post Graduate Common Entrance Test , Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.A. Political Science courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.A. Political Science courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Arts and Humanities courses : St. Andrew College Of Arts Science & Commerce (Mumbai) , Maharaja Agrasen College (Delhi) , Hansraj College (Delhi) , A.G. Teachers College (Ahmedabad) , Ramnarain Ruia College (Mumbai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.A. Political Science or not.

What is the average fee for the course M.A. Political Science ?

The average fee for M.A. Political Science is INR 10000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.A. Political Science ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.A. (Master of Arts) are : Education , Vaishnavism , Food and Nutrition , Applied Psychology , Liberal Arts.

What is the duration of the course M.A. Political Science ?

M.A. Political Science is a 2 year course.

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