Future Prospects of M.A in Political Science


Candidates who look forward for higher studies after Master of Arts in Political Science can go for M.Phil/  Post Doctoral courses in subjects such as International Relations, Politics and International Politics. Apart from this they can seek employment in various organizations with Masters Degree. Non government organizations and other international organizations such as United Nations Organization are the major employers in this sector. Those who have cleared NET exam can apply for lecturer post in various institutes.

Higher Study Options after Master of Arts in Political Science

Candidates who have completed post graduation in Political Science can pursue higher studies such as M.Phil as well as Doctoral Programs in respective subject or in allied subjects. Some of the well known courses for higher studies after M A in Political Science are listed below.

  • M.Phil in International Relations
  • M.Phil in Politics
  • Ph.D Programs in International Legal Studies
  • Ph.D Programs in International Trade and Development
  • Ph.D Programs in Chinese studies
  • Ph.D Programs in International Politics
  • M.Phil in Japanese and Korean studies
  • M.Phil in UN Foreign Policies
  • Ph.D Programs in International Organizations and Diplomatic Relations
  • M.Phil in Political Geography

Colleges offering Higher Studies in Political Science in India

  • Institute of International Studies under the Bundelkhad University, Jhansi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Jiwaji University, Vidyavihar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Dr. Bhim Rao Amhedkhar University, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Career Options after Master of Arts in Political Science

Along with post graduation in Political Science candidates have wide variety of job opportunities in various sectors. They can seek employment in non profit organizations, educational organizations, public sector organizations as well as research departments. Some of the main job positions they can seek are listed below.

  • Foreign Service officers
  • Legislative analysts
  • Corporate managers
  • Immigration officers
  • Political commentators

Apart from this, those who have cleared UGC NET exam can apply for the post of lecturers in colleges under private and government Universities. Moreover, reputed organizations such as United Nations Organization provides huge scope for political scientists across the world for their regional operations. Candidates can work as political scientists in various fields such as public administration, campaign management and electoral politics. They have wide opportunities in civil service exams. Aspirants can join media firms as researcher/ analysts in politics as well as political journalists. After all they can serve nation as political party activist and even become Member of Parliament or State legislative assembly.



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One Response to “Future Prospects of M.A in Political Science”

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    dinesh prasad:

    what is the future aspect of master degree in public administration in respect of high class job. For bright career opportunities which course should be undergone after MA from public administration.