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Masters Programs in Political Science2019-07-06T01:28:10+03:00

International Suleiman  University

Department of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Political Science

Masters  of Political Science

Introduction to the Master:

Man is characterized by being the only politician among all living creatures. He is progressive, renewed and constantly changing, and politics in general means to him the presidency and to carry out an order or program or method of action that organizes the competition of a group of people competing among themselves to achieve their specific interests or model of relationships found in systems Where there is a ruler and a governed and associated decisions and comes with executive mechanisms.

The study of political science is among the most important specialties that serve the work of specialized institutions in political and international affairs and issues of society. And  International SuleimanUniversity seeks to develop a curriculum commensurate with trends in the world and in the Arab world in order to provide students with the opportunity to specialize in areas that are consistent with the need to develop intellectual capacity and awareness of the issue of political systems.

The program aims to deepen and develop the student’s cognitive and analytical ability to the contemporary social and political phenomenon, which contributes to raising his competence to develop his scientific and practical skills in the field of employment or in civil society organizations and other fields related to the political variables in the political arena in most Countries where they live.

Political science includes a range of academic sub-sciences, including political philosophical theorization, comparison of different policies, analysis of political relations between countries and each other, studies on international law and its relation to the political development of states.

Political work is linked to factors such as the study and understanding of political history, socio-political and geopolitical sociology and its development in the nations, which helps to understand the present and to understand its data and predict the future as well (despite the acceleration of developments and changes occurring in our contemporary world) It is useful in the end in the formation of the political personality of the individual student researcher and the formation of a real understanding of the nature of his role in society and his rights and duties, which contributes to the good and happiness of the citizen and to achieve a better life for the community.

The work differs from politics to political thought itself, as those who carry out the political action is implemented ideas provided by other people before him or come with new political ideas and aims to express the interests and objectives of the groups of society without the function of theorization contrary to political thinking and study as a science done Continuous development and renewal with the definition of the powers of the state (sovereigns) and its relationship with the governed and its role in regulating the affairs of the state and its interests. It is also different from political analysis, which is to explain and analyze what policymakers do.

The political sciences are characterized by a number of methods used for research and study, including the functional method, which shows that jobs do not exist in society except when there is a need for them and that the existence of those functions must be linked to the organization and continuity of this community. There is also a developmental approach that deals with the historical development of the political development process.

The methods used to study political power have several objectives, including, for example, a method that deals with the study of power centers and decision-making through the study of the known constitutional mechanisms. There are also studies concerned with the study of influential people who have power and practice through knowledge of the aspects of excellence they have and knowledge The nature of their personalities There is another method that is interested in studying the mechanisms of decision-making and determining the actors and their effectiveness.

Political science is generally linked to power and influence, and it is very active in some countries in the life of political life and the electoral process, which determine the fate of many and determine their social status and the size of their influence in general.

Accreditation for this Master:

This is an academically accredited Masters from  International Suleiman University in addition to assessment and equivalence from internationally accredited universities in addition to its scientific accreditation from Higher Education Councils which give added value through international recognition.

Objectives of the Masters:

The Master of Political Science and International Relations aims to contribute effectively to the achievement of the College’s main objective of graduating competent academics by providing students with the tools of learning and knowledge that will qualify them to become distinguished political scientists in accordance with international standards.

The program seeks to achieve this goal by providing political science curricula at the highest international level, providing students with the knowledge and skills that make them researchers and thinkers with a high degree of independence and professionalism, able to make innovative contributions in various fields of political science.

For this purpose, the Master has not only been prepared to match courses at world-class universities, but has also been supplemented by a distinct Arab dimension that takes into account contributions and Arab affairs in political science.

In addition, the Master’s approach embodies the vision of  International Suleiman University in the integration of teaching and learning with scientific research through two methods, the first by adopting a specialized academic team whose members are internationally recognized for their outstanding research activity and encouraging them to increase and improve their scientific research. Second, by adopting an interactive teaching curriculum that encourages students to engage in innovative research activity.

The Master also takes seriously the policy of the International Suleiman University   in adopting the methodology of overlap and integration of disciplines. The Master is not only satisfied with the courses offered by the university as an input to the methodology of social and human sciences, but also offers courses that embody this integration and overlap, as well as optional courses for other program students.

The Master also aims to deepen students’ understanding of contemporary political science, and enhance their methodological competence and educational skills in this field. The Master’s goal is to develop critical and analytical thinking among students, as well as to acquire advanced research and writing skills by engaging in major debates in contemporary political thought. By the end of the Masters, students are expected to become critical researchers of key issues and competing currents in contemporary political thought, with the ability to demonstrate their skills in applying theories to analyze modern Arab and Middle Eastern political situations. This will result in encouraging students to challenge and develop internationally recognized approaches by referring to Arab experiences, using their research and views on issues. The solid theoretical foundation and advanced applied training will make students graduate students competent in comparative politics and international relations.

Master’s Program in International Relations and Diplomacy

Chapter One:

Methodology of Scientific Research

International Relations

Political Sociology

Political history

Chapter II:

political economy


Origins of Diplomacy

Political analysis

Chapter III:

Origins of geopolitical science

The political structure of the European Union

Strategic policies of the European Union

negotiation art

the fourth chapter:

Competency testing and knowledge

Approved language: Arabic language