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Political Studies

Why Study Political Studies?

Politics is everywhere! Politics and power dynamics underpin all relationships in society – nationally, internationally, locally and even inside the home. By studying Political Studies at Monash South Africa, you will have the opportunity to be at the heart of the issues that have a real and lasting impact on society and the human condition. Political Studies has a home within the Political, Philosophical and International Studies Programme in the Political, Sociological and Political Studies Cluster of the Faculty of Social and Health Sciences (FSHS) at Monash South Africa and is a very popular choice for students who want to pursue further studies in Law.

Political Studies gives you highly-valued, globally-relevant skills, increasing your local and international opportunities.

To study Political Studies at MSA, you can enrol for a Bachelor of Social Science degree with a major in Political Studies. If direct access to this degree is not possible, you can explore entry through the Social Science stream of our Foundation Programme.

Following completion of your three-year Bachelor’s degree, you can articulate into a Bachelor of Social Science Honours with a specialisation in International Studies, and subsequently, a research Master of Philosophy, also with a specialisation in International Studies.

Double Majors

To amplify your studies and shape your career of the future, choose to double major at no additional cost when studying a Bachelor of Social Science. Pair your Political Studies major with International Studies, Philosophy, Development Studies, Journalism, Criminology, Sociology or a non-Social Science major such as Management.

What are My Career Outcomes?

Completing your Political Studies journey with MSA will allow you a wide range of exciting and diverse career opportunities, including:

  • The diplomatic service
  • Local, provincial and national government
  • Research (for think tanks and other organisations such as The Institute for Global Dialogue, the Institute for Security Studies and the South African institute of International Affairs)
  • Policy making sectors
  • Working for the World Bank, SADC, the UN, the AU, and other regional and international organisations
  • Journalism (political or otherwise)
  • Marketing
  • Business and/or risk analysis in the finance sector
  • The tourism industry
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Development agencies
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Military and/or intelligence

 

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