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Political Science

"Every election is determined by the people who show up."
Larry J. Sabato

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Dear students,

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.

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Dr. Muhidin Mulalić

Overview of the BA Program

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

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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.

About Bachelor Studies
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Double Diploma Programs in Bachelor Studies

YTB and IUS present an open call for scholarship applications for double diploma programs in Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Double Diploma

Double Diploma

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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.

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Distance Learning Opportunities
Overview of the MA Program

Overview of the MA Program

Master progam lasts for one year, (60 ECTS credits), so that the sum of the 1st and the 2nd cycle of study equals 300 ECTS credits.

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Distance Learning in Master Studies

At the beginning of the introduction of emergency measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, IUS was among the first universities to completely switch to online teaching.

Distance Learning in Master Studies

Distance Learning in Master Studies

Overview of the PhD Program

Overview of the PhD Program

The 3rd cycle of study leads to the scientific title of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or equivalent; it lasts for three years and is worth 180 ECTS credits. Read more

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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.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships awarded for undergraduate degrees are assured for a period of five (5) years, regardless of students’ academic success. The exception from this rule are students on 100% scholarship, who must maintain minimum level of CGPA at 3.00.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

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Work Placement/Internship

Practical training/internship period is defined as a student’s work-based learning created by an employer, which provides mentoring and training in line with the individual student-intern’s study program and career goals. It can be performed in companies, non-government organizations, government offices, institutes, medical facilities, or any other institutions that can provide the student with the experience and potential to achieve the learning outcomes set in the syllabus for that practical training/internship course. 

 




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
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