Master of Philosophy In Political Science (M.Phil)

Political science involves the study of the political behavior, system and the political structure of the country or an organization. It is a very broad field which incorporates the study of historical and modern systems, governmental policies and procedures, foreign policies, public administration, international relations and public affairs. It is a social science that involves the study of governmental systems and general principles that govern the world of politics.Political Science deals with the forces which govern states policies. The M.Phil Political Science is a two year academic programme which is focused to analyze the nation-states, political ideas and constitutional systems and world at large in a historic perspective that constitutes the world. It helps to understand the world and plans for future policies of nation-states. Since education, jobs, lifestyle, remittances and taxes are all influenced by political decisions of the policy makers; therefore, there is a dire need to study political science to comprehend political decisions that affect the policy making process, policy framework and political, social and economic life of the citizens. M.Phil Political Science is an excellent programme tailored for students interested in learning how governments are formed, laws are enacted, elections are held, constitutions are frames, how state and its functionaries work, coordination between three branches of the government, i.e., legislature, executive and judiciary, management of public institutions and public finance, and other aspects of the state and government as well as governance and public policies.

Eligibility Requirements:

1. M.A/M.Sc/BS or equivalent 16 year of education in Political Science, IR, Governance & Public Policy, History, Sociology, Media Studies/Mass Communication, Economics, Peace & Conflict Studies, Defense & Strategic Studies (or any other related qualification)
2. Passing of departmental test

Prospective Careers after having M.Phil Political Science Degree

1. Lecturership/Teaching
2. Policy practitioner/Policy Developer at national and international organizations
3. Policy Analyst (Independent/Institutional)
4. Security & Risk Analyst (Independent/Institutional)
5. Governance Expert/Advisor
6. Political Analyst at national and international institutions/think tanks
7. Public Opinion Maker/Public Opinion Analyst
8. Conflict Analyst at national and international institutions
9. Media & Communication Industry
10. Development Sector


Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
Research Methodology 3 None
Comparative Politics 3 None
MPxx Elective - I 3 None

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MPxx Elective - I 3 None
MPxx Elective - II 3 None
MPxx Elective - III 3 None

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MPxx Elective - I 3 None
MPxx Elective - II 3 None

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
MPxx Thesis 06 None


Students are required to take courses from this list.

Code Title CrHrs
Ideology and Dynamics of Pakistan Politics 3
Theories of International Relations 3
Political Ideologies 3
Western Political Philosophy 3
Advanced Political Theories 3
Major Issues in the Muslim World 3
Foreign Policy of USA and China 3
Public Policy Analysis 3
Social Change and Political Development 3
Muslim Political Philosophy 3
Muslim Political Institutions 3
Pre-partition Political Actors, Issues and Legislation 3
Local Government: Theory and Practice 3
Local Governance in Pakistan 3
Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism 3
Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion 3
Political Parties and Pressure Groups 3
Gender and Politics 3
Electoral Politics 3
Constitutional Development in Pakistan 3
Politics of Federalism in Pakistan 3
Democracy and Governance 3
Area/Regional Studies (any one region) 3
Political Economy 3
Public Administration 3
Foreign Policy of Pakistan 3
Defense and Strategic Studies 3
Human Rights 3
Globalization 3
Political Psychology 3
Political Geography 3
Political Sociology 3
Media and Politics 3
Conflict Management and Resolution 3
Foreign Policy Analysis. 3

List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.