The Master of Human Sciences in Political Science programme aims to develop graduates with a masterful grasp of complex theories, ideas and other scholarly contributions in the area of Political Science. The programme covers political thought, comparative politics, international relations, and public administration.
To develop highly qualified human resource with masterful grasp of theories, ideas and scholarly contributions in political thought, comparative politics, international relations, and public administration.
To inculcate Islamic and universal values of goodness in the study of politics to contribute toward solutions for problems facing the nation, the Muslim ummah and mankind at large.
To nurture leaders committed to positive change and progress with a strong sense of responsibility for social justice and human dignity.
Ability to apply practical skills related to political science in normal contexts as well as in new situations through insightful adaptation.
Ability to apply knowledge in a socially responsible manner for the progress of the nation and the ummah.
Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds with empathy and admirable leadership qualities.
Ability to critically analyse theories and ideas in political science in a way that demonstrates mature and independent thinking.
Normal duration: 2 years
Maximum duration: 3 years
Students will be enrolled in the coursework mode and take courses to complete their studies.
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*For academic exercise, students will be asked to write two academic articles of about 5000 words each.
The core courses are:
Islamization of Knowledge
The following are some examples of elective courses:
Comparative Political Systems
Ethnic Politics in Malaysia
Seminar on Political Sociology
Seminar on Social and Political Movements
Theories and Issues in International Relations
Foreign Policies of the Major Powers
The Geopolitics of the Muslim World
Seminar: Malaysian Foreign Policy
Seminar: Malaysian Political Thought
Seminar on Knowledge, Power and Culture
Issues in Muslim Political Thought
Seminar: Post-Modern Political Thought
Comparative Public Administration
Globalization and Governance
Public Policy Analysis