Master of Arts (MA) Political Science

(Annual System, English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)

Programme Introduction

The objective of Master of Arts in Political Science designed for open and distance learning programme is to provide the students an advanced level of understanding of political systems, decision making processes and procedures, institutions and policies at all levels of government. In terms of its contents, it focuses on political ideas of Indian and western thinkers, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, social movements and state politics in India, peace and conflict in international politics etc. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities. Thus, the programme would help the students in acquiring the necessary skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities. This M.A programme consists of 9 compulsory courses, which will be taught over 2 years.

Academic Objectives

The main objective of M.A in Political Science is to provide the students a sound base in political studies by an in depth investigation into broad range of political phenomena at the regional, national and international levels.

Programme Code



Min. Duration 2 Years Max. Duration 5 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Graduation in any discipline or equivalent

Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university and/ or any concerned statutory body.

Career Prospects

Some of the relevant designations related to MA Political Science

  • Political Scientist
  • Public Administrators
  • Research Analysts/Research Fellows/Research Associates for carrying out policy relevant projects
  • ┬áTeacher/ Lecturer

Teachers can find employment in

  • Secondary schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Educational research institutes
  • Self-employment by starting institutes or tutorials
  • Teaching opportunities in foreign countries

Further study options after M.A.

  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.