"Every election is determined by the people who show up."
― Larry J. Sabato
Political Science (PS) ranges across diverse areas of socio-political and economic inquiry. As a field of study, it is interconnected with different disciplines in social sciences and humanities. Students explore the ideas of great thinkers, war and peace, political systems, political parties, the system of governance, political participation, comparative politics, political economy, human rights, citizenship, international relations, international law, diplomacy, foreign policy, and security. The Political Core courses in international relations, diplomacy, and security studies enrich our Political Science program. We offer a number of specialized courses and thus cover all major fields in political science, including political theory, comparative politics, international politics, international relations, and public policy. Our students cover these fields in the context of the domestic and international politics and issues.
Dr. Muhidin Mulalić
Overview of the BA Program
The Bachelor of Arts in PS at IUS is a four-year, eight-semester program of 240 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), broken down into about 30 ECTS per semester. Read more
Bachelor Studies in PS
Political Science (PS) is designed for students eager to explore and understand the complexity of the ever-changing world. In addition to the study of international politics, international relations, political theory, comparative politics, and public policy, PS majors seek to explain the system of governance, state institutions, legitimate use of power, and political participation. The ultimate objective is to comprehend how power, authority, rules, constitutions, laws, ideologies, policies and government programs affect the individual and social aspects of life. How they affect our lives from the domestic, international, and comparative perspectives?
That is why our professors engage students in discussions about domestic and global questions, issues, and events that shape our lives and politics around the world. Political Science, as a broad discipline, studies individual and collective human behavior, which is aimed at an understanding of the complexity of personal, social, economic, cultural, and political aspects of life. PS as such is interesting as it is directly related to our personal and social aspects of life. There are numerous examples of how government and politics affect our life on a daily basis. For instance, public decisions on education, healthcare, taxation, human rights, environment, and security are inescapable.
Master Studies in PS
Achieving a Bachelor’s degree is a great success. After graduating from a university, you can take your education to the next level by enrolling into a master’s degree program. It will help you become a more skilled professional in your field.
The 2nd cycle of study leads to the academic title of Master of Arts (MA) or equivalent, it runs for one year (60 ECTS credits), so that combined with the 1st cycle study carries the total of 300 ECTS credits.
Distance Learning in Master Studies
PhD Studies in PS
A PhD is a doctoral research degree and the highest level of academic qualification you can achieve. The degree normally takes between three and four years of full-time work towards a thesis offering an original contribution to your subject of interest.
The 3rd cycle of study is organized and run as a three-year study program and it corresponds to 180 ECTS credits, where candidates acquire ECTS credits by passing exams in courses specified by the curriculum, conducting research in the specific area of the doctoral dissertation, and completing and successfully defending a doctoral dissertation.
The duration of practical training/internship is a minimum of 25 working days. The internship file should consist of:
- Employer/Supervisor Internship Evaluation Form
- Student Evaluation of Internship Experience
- Five-page (5) summary report
Erasmus+ Exchange Program
Exchange programs are designed in such a way to provide students and academic staff with an opportunity to study, teach and do research at a university abroad. Students pay no tuition fee to the host university if they participate in the Erasmus+ and Mevlana exchange programs. See the list of all currently open calls for the exchange programs.
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