Stellenbosch University | Political Science

TEACHING POLITICAL SCIENCE

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​​​Master’s Programme

MASTER’S DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (BY THESIS ONLY)
(International Relations topics can also be studied in this programme)

Programme structure

This research programme involves the completion of independent research and the writing up of the results into a thesis. The programme can be followed full-time or part- time. The candidate does not have to reside in Stellenbosch, but regular contact and consulations with the supervisor is essential.

Admission requirements

An Honours degree in Political Science or an equivalent qualification as approved by the Senate with an average of 65%, as well as a suitable supervisor.

The Chair of the Department of Political Science has the discretion to prescribe a supplementary programme of study for a prospective student.

Remember to submit your application for Master’s degree studies by 31 August.

Thesis

The thesis topic is selected in consultation with the departmental chair and should ideally be related to the research interests of members of staff.

All theses are examined by an internal and external examiner.

Enquiries: Prof Janis van der Westhuizen

Tel: +27 21 808 2414

E-mail: jvdw2@sun.ac.za