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This online Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) helps learners imbibe advanced knowledge and skills in politics and prepares them to stand out in their careers. The program covers key political science subjects such as political theory, international politics, comparative politics, peace & conflicts, and more. Pursue new opportunities and advance your career in public policy, advocacy, academia, government, and media. Get a boost to your career by attending live classes and recorded sessions from the comfort of your homes.
Boost your career prospects with the required knowledge and skills in political science to stand out in the competitive world. Pursue and stand out in diverse job roles in the government, public administration, academia, law, research, and public service, among others.
Gain an in-depth understanding of politics and governments at local, national, and global levels through a comprehensive political science curriculum. Learn key subjects like political sociology of India, major ideas & issues in public administration, security studies, and human rights.
Develop analytical and critical thinking skills and sharpen your ability to evaluate and resolve complex political issues. This MA in Political Science equips you with valuable research skills which can be beneficial in a wide range of professions.
Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable while navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.
Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and placement. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.
Our online MA in Political Science program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to establish a lucrative career in diverse job roles.
Political Content Writer
Political Campaign Manager
Government Relations Specialist
24 months | 4 semesters | 15-20 hours/weeks
Indian Government and Politics
Major Ideas and Issues in Public Administration
Comparative Politics: Concepts and Methods
Western Political Thought
International Politics: Theory and Issues
Interpreting Modern India
Politics in India
Modern Indian Political Thought
Political Sociology of India
Choose any two:
Governance and Public Policy in India
Theory and Practice of Democracy
Dissertation and Viva Voce
Peace and Conflict in International Politics
India's Foreign Policy
Democracy and Violence: Contestation, Convergence, and Discourse
Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Sikkim Manipal University are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.
Our flexi-payment options allow students to pay fees in hassle-free installments.
Full course fee(Four Semesters)
Inclusive of all taxes
*Terms & conditions apply
With our no-cost EMIs, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.
Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, differently-abled people, alumni of SMU, and learners from Sikkim & other Northeast regions of India.
Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
Candidates who have completed 10+2 education or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.
Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.
Choose the program you want to pursue and register by filling in your basic details & paying the registration fee.
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Pay the admission fee for the first semester/year or full program.
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An online Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science is a postgraduate program that is completely delivered in online mode. It offers a comprehensive understanding of political systems, theories, and policies through virtual classrooms and online platforms, providing flexibility for working professionals and distance learners.
Online Master of Arts in Political Science is a two-year postgraduate program. It is divided into four semesters. The maximum duration for the completion of the program is 4 years.
Yes, Sikkim Manipal University’s online MA Political Science degree is UGC-entitled and accepted by governments, corporate organizations, and higher education institutions.
Here are the highlights of Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs-
Yes. Online Manipal offers placement assistance to help students with career opportunities upon completion of their programs. The placement cell undertakes initiatives that focus on skill enhancement and skill assessment of the learners to increase chances of employment.
Yes. Students of online degree programs will join Sikkim Manipal University’s alumni network with all associated privileges. As an alumnus, they can interact with peers and build their professional and personal network with professionals from across the globe. They will be given access to Sikkim Manipal University alumni portal.
Here are some of the jobs, you can get after completing MA in Political Science:
The application process is completely online and applications can be submitted at www.onlinemanipal.com by providing the required details. If you need further assistance, then you can reach out to our admission counsellors at +91-7996 799 900 and they will assist you with the application process.
*Zero cost EMI option is available only on payment of annual fee.
The EMI amount mentioned above applies to the annual fee and must be paid monthly for 12 months.
Approval of loans from our loan partners depends on applicants meeting credit norms and submitting required documents. Loan partners may impose other fees and may have additional terms & conditions that must be met by applicants.
For further details on EMIs and other easy financing options, please contact our admission counsellors.
The application fee for Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs is INR 500 (inclusive of GST). This is a separate fee which is over and above the course fee.
All applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the admissions team of Sikkim Manipal University. In case the university requires further clarification or documents, the candidate will be intimated via email, SMS or phone. Final decision regarding selection will be notified to the candidate within five working days of submitting the application.
Once a decision has been taken on the application submitted, the status of admission would be intimated to the candidate via email and SMS.
Yes. Sikkim Manipal University offers exclusive scholarships for defense personnel, differently abled people, SMU alumni, and candidates from Sikkim & NE region.
Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs are delivered in a 100% online mode so that students can attend live classes and complete the program remotely, while also pursuing their professional and personal commitments in parallel.
Yes. The program is delivered through a mix of live lectures, pre- recorded videos and discussion forums in which students can interact directly with faculty and self-paced learning. Self-paced learning is driven by video lectures, e-books, quizzes, and assignments that are delivered using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS).
Students are expected to attend live classes, watch recorded sessions, and go through at least 75% of the self-learning content (reading material and video lectures) available on LMS. This would ensure they are eligible to appear for the final exams.
After admission is confirmed by the university, students will receive access to the Learning Management System (LMS), student portal and e-library. Students can then start accessing the course material and begin their learning journey.
The online MA in Political Science curriculum offered by Sikkim Manipal University covers important subjects like interpreting modern India, western political thought, political sociology of India, governance & public policy in India, and more. For detailed information about the curriculum, you may refer to the program brochure.
Students are given access to an exhaustive e-library, video lectures, audio-visual interactive material, virtual classroom sessions, audio podcasts, virtual simulations, and self-assessment quizzes or tests. Students are free to download e-books and print them for convenience.
Although the learning is flexible, students are expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per week watching concept videos, reading learning material, attempting quizzes, and attending live webinars. This would ensure that you get your degree within the minimum duration.
Students will be assigned dedicated course mentors and coordinators who can be contacted to clarify doubts using discussion forums, instant messaging, and email on the Learning Management System (LMS).
Students must score at least 40% in continuous evaluation and 40% in term-end examinations in each course to successfully complete the program. In case the minimum score is not attained, they will need to apply for re-sit with applicable fees and appear for exam to pass the course.
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