M.Phil Political Science

M.Phil Political Science


 Enlightening, empowering and educating young women with an understanding of international and national political dynamics.


The Mission of the M.Phil. Political Science program is to prepare young female students for role in sectors of academia, research, legislation, mass-media, non-governmental agencies and public policy sector by inculcating knowledge of Political Process and skills of interest articulation and demand aggregation.


The aim of the M.Phil Political Science program is to prepare students for roles in sectors of academia, research, legislation, mass-media, non-governmental agencies and public policy by inculcating knowledge of political processes and skills. The degree emphasizes the research-led study of government and political institutions from area-specific and comparative perspectives, and provides a range of educational experiences in a variety of learning environments to develop written and oral communication skills as well as other technical skills. It provides solid foundation for a wide range of careers, including academic, professional, commercial, diplomatic and governmental positions.

Admission Requirement

  • 4 years BA/B.Sc. (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR 60% marks in Masters after 2 years BA/ B.Sc. The applicants should have done their Graduation / Masters in Political Science, International Relations, Geography, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Economics or Anthropology majors.
  • All candidates must appear for KC Graduate Assessment Test.
  • Only short listed candidates will be called for the Interview.

Road Map:

Sr. No. Course Type Course Title Cr. Hrs.
Semester I
1 Major Constitutional Law & Litigation 3
2 Major Public Policy 3
3 Major Gender & Politics 3
4 Major Political Sociology 3
Total 12
Semester II
1    Major Advanced  Research Methodology                                  3
2 Major Contemporary Geopolitics                             3
3 Major Conflict Resolution & Peace-Building 3
4 Major Federalism & Ethnicity in Pakistan 3
Total 12
Semester III & IV
1 Major Thesis 6
Total 6
Total Degree Credit Hours 30
Sr. No. List of Elective courses  
1 Contemporary Political Philosophy                   
2 Democratization in the Developing Countries    
3 Political Communication     
4 Good Governance & Accountability    
5 Role of Regional and International Organization in World Politics                         

Research Thesis:

An M.Phil candidate who has completed her course work with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 must present and pass the oral proposal defense examination before she is allowed to carry out her Masters research. On passing the thesis proposal defense the student must carry out a research study which is described in a thesis. She must successfully defend the completed work in an oral examination involving a presentation and question answer session in the presence of an external examiner.

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