MA (International Relations) is a postgraduate Political Science course. Political Science and International Relations studies explore political principles and processes as well as foreign affairs and relations among different countries. It systematically explores government and state, political behaviour, economic units in the local and international systems. These studies consist of broad range of areas like psychology, economics, law, history, political theory, sociology, cultural studies.
The two year programme is divided into four semesters.
The programme prepares students for careers in politics, public administration, judiciary, law and other disciplines that require knowledge of functioning of the political systems. The degree serves as a basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil Degree. On successful completion, students can apply for the UGC-NET or JRF exam; the success in these exams makes teaching or research as good options. They can also work at governmental, diplomatic institutions, do international business, and work as public affairs consultants, local government officer and politicians. Employment areas are government agencies, public relations departments, colleges and universities, diplomacy, public policy organisations, embassies, intelligence wings, politics and• social work organisations.
Typical job profiles are budget analysts, campaign organisors, budget examiners, public opinion analysts, corporate social policy issues analysts, legislative analysts, corporate public affairs advisors, legislative coordinators, political scientists, corporation legislative issues managers, lobbyists, political commentators and state legislators. Students can also become political analysts.