Humanities and Social Sciences
Master of Arts in Political Science (MAPS) is a two year, 4 semester program of Tribhuvan University. Currently, campuses outside Kathmandu valley are running annual system and the campuses inside valley are running the program in semester system. The course is over viewed by the Central Department of Political Sciences under the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in TU, Kirtipur, Kathmandu. The Master of Arts in Political Science (MA Political Science) degree is awarded by the Tribhuvan University.
MA in Political Science program is designed to produce competent graduates in the related field. The course can be ideal for those seeking to make a career in professional political science along with other sectors such as law, journalism, business and government. In addition to the theoretical knowledge, students benefits from robust methodological training.
Central Department of Political Science has made Thesis Writing a Compulsory course to each and every student for the completion of Master's Degree in Political Science. It is equivalent to Two Papers, i.e. Six Credit Hours in Final Fourth Semester.
In order to enroll in MA Political Science course a prospective student must have the following qualifications.
The prospect must be certified with a Bachelors Level Degree from Tribhuvan University (TU) or any university recognized by TU.
He / She must appear for an entrance examination conducted by Tribhuvan University.
Furthermore, the student must obtain a minimum passing grade set by TU in that examination to successfully be granted a place in the program.
The details of the entrance examinations, including the application forms and exam dates and times, are published by Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS).
MA in Political Science degree not only opens roads to a political career but also in many other sectors as they develop skills in critical thinking, understanding of laws and policies, communication skills, knowledge of historical events, their causes and indicators, and ability to engage in social and political problems. This gives them a door to areas in politics, law, business, media, etc. Few of the scopes include:
In the field of politics one might aim at a job in the federal government, public affairs and administration, or aim to be a lobbyist, political campaign manager or even a political leader.
With their knowledge in legal matters one may consider going to law school or if not opt to become an analyst, legal advisor, paralegal or a legal assistant.
Scopes in business include International business specialist, Market researcher, and Public Relations specialist.
A student may also pursue a career in analyzing, reviewing and commenting as a political specialist in national or international news in the media.
One may also choose to be an educator/professor in schools and colleges.
With a MAPS degree one might also become a researcher/analyst to scientifically study different political choices of the people and government.
The Master of Arts in Political Science degree prepares graduates to work in an array of sectors, such as public affairs and public administration, secondary school, college, journalism, law, business and federal governments. The Master of Arts in Political Science degree holder can think of working as:
Course of Study MA Political Science 3rd Semester
Course of Study MA Political Science 4th Semester