Stellenbosch University | Political Science



A major in Political Science enables you to join a broad range of interesting and practice-oriented post-graduate programmes, at this university, elsewhere in South Africa, and internationally. Political Science graduates go on to become, amongst others:

  • Managers in the private and public sector
  • Business entrepreneurs
  • Journalists and public relations specialists
  • Diplomats
  • Lawyers
  • Political analysts
  • Organisers and activists in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social movements
  • Officials of international organizations such as the United Nations
  • Consultants
  • Aid and relief workers for international bodies
  • Managers of political and other public campaigns
  • Researchers on national and international public affairs
  • Negotiators
  • Peace builders
  • Military and security specialists
  • International election monitors
  • Political advisors

Below are some websites of various public and private sector institutions that work in the field of Political Science / International Relations:

Institute for Security Studies:
South African Insititute of International Affairs:
Department of International Relations and Cooperation (RSA):
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD):
Institute for Global Dialogue:
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation:
Africa Institute:
Centre for Conflict Resolution:
Doctors without Borders:
UN agencies in South Africa:
South African NGO portal:
Frontier Advisory:
Foreign Policy Association Job Board:
UN Jobs:
World Aware:
Control Risks:
Eurasia Group:
Signal Risk:
African Economics: