Master of Arts in Political Science

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.

Program Fee

INR 75,000

INR 18,750 per semester


24 months

15-20 hours/ week


Successful completion of bachelor's degree
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    Rankings & accreditations

    Accredited A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
    UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
    Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities
    Top Private University in North East (2023)
    Amongst Top Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone

    Program benefits


    Boost your career in political science

    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.


    Fine tune your understanding of politics

    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.


    Master the ability to evaluate political issues

    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.


    Robust alumni network

    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.


    Fully online experience

    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.

    Job roles to explore

    Public Administrator
    Public Administrator
    Political Analyst
    Political Analyst
    Political Content Writer
    Political Content Writer
    Political Campaign Manager
    Political Campaign Manager
    Legislative Assistant
    Legislative Assistant
    Political Journalist
    Political Journalist
    Government Relations Specialist
    Government Relations Specialist

    Program curriculum

    Semester 1
    Political Theory Indian Government and Politics Major Ideas and Issues in Public Administration Comparative Politics: Concepts and Methods Interpreting Modern India
    Semester 2
    Western Political Thought International Politics: Theory and Issues Politics in India Political Sociology of India Environment & Climate Change
    Semester 3
    Modern Indian Political Thought Research Methodology Governance and Public Policy in India Theory and Practice of Democracy India’s Foreign Policy
    Semester 4
    Gender and Politics Indo-Pacific Emerging Trends International Political Economy Dissertation and Viva Voce

    Get a prestigious degree

    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.


    Fee & scholarships

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    INR 75,000

    Each semester

    INR 18,750

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    USD 930

    Each semester

    USD 232.5

    Easy financing options

    With our no-cost EMIs, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.

    Attractive scholarships

    Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, differently-abled people, alumni of SMU, and learners from Sikkim & other Northeast regions of India.

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    Who can apply

    Educational qualification

    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.


    Other requirements

    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.

    Admission process


    Choose a program
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    Choose the program you want to pursue and register by filling in your basic details & paying the registration fee.


    educational details

    Fill in your educational & work experience-related details.


    program fee

    Pay the admission fee for the first semester/year or full program.


    Upload documents &
    submit application

    Upload supporting documents & submit your application to complete the process.

    Placement assistance


    Resume & LinkedIn profile building workshops

    Create impactful profiles with the help of our resume and LinkedIn profile building workshops and increase your chances of securing interviews for relevant job roles.


    Career advisory & counselling by industry experts

    Make informed decisions while choosing your career path by gaining valuable insights on various career opportunities from our expert career counsellors.


    Industry-readiness sessions

    Familiarize yourself with industry trends, organizational expectations, and recruiter behavior to develop relevant skills and become job ready.


    Virtual placement drives

    E-connect with potential employers and explore job opportunities in a convenient & efficient manner, while reaping the same benefits as an on-campus recruitment drive.


    Employability skill assessment & enhancement

    Identify your strengths & weaknesses through skill assessments and build competencies to improve your employability quotient.

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