Stellenbosch University | Political Science

TEACHING POLITICAL SCIENCE

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Honours (International Studies)

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme consists of the advanced study of a number of compulsory modules in International Studies and a research assignment. It aims to equip decision-makers and analysts with a comprehensive understanding of the political economy of the contemporary world order and its ideas, institutions and material challenges.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s degree with Political Science or International Relations (or a related field) as one of the majors. An average mark of 65% in the major is a minimum requirement. The final decision on admission rests with the departmental selection committee which also considers whether or not the applicant has the potential for undertaking independent research.

MODULES AND CREDITS

Research Methodology (15)
Quantitative Research Skills (15)
International Relations Theory (15)
Gender and International Relations (15)
Political Economy of Development (15)
Political Risk Analysis (15)
Research Assignment (30)

Enquiries: Prof Janis van der Westhuizen
Tel: +27 21 808 2414
E-mail: jvdw2@sun.ac.za