Politics and International Relations
“The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.” Woodrow Wilson
What is Political Science?
Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governments, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behaviour. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as determining of the distribution of power and resources. Political scientists "see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works.” Political science comprises numerous subfields, including comparative politics, political economy, international relations, political theory, public administration, public policy and political methodology. Furthermore, political science is related to, and draws upon, the other fields within social sciences to create a better understanding of politics in our modern societies.
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Careers in Political Science
Here are some careers and jobs that Political Science students are applicable for.
- Budget Analyst
- Communications Officer
- Financial/Business Consultant
- Financial Planner
- Human Resources Specialist
- Market Analyst
- Sales Manager
- Public Opinion Analyst
- Public Relations Specialist
- Press Officer
- Print Journalist
- Public Relations Specialist
- Television and Radio Journalist
- Public Policy Analyst
- Financial/Economic Analyst
- Social Policy Program Officer
- Foreign Service Officer
- Immigration and Revenue Officer
- Legislative Analyst
- Political Aide
- Customs Officer
- Economic Development Officer
Pursue Your Dream In Becoming in the field of Politics
There are numerous Universities and Foundation Programs across the globe who offers in-depth and theoretical courses in Political Science. At the 7th best University in the world for Political Science stands the Australian National University (ANU) with a Foundation Program through the ANU College. At 25th in the world is the world renowned University of Sydney, with their own Foundation Program provided on campus.
In the UK itself among the Top 100 Universities in the world, stand Durham University, who’s Political Theory and International Relations program is the standard of academic rigour and education. Joining Durham in the Top 100 Universities in the world for Political Science is the University of Nottingham and the University of Sussex, both of whom are ranked highly for their Comparative Politics programs due to a internationally renowned faculty with expertise in this area.
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