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Political Science

Training period
  • bachelor – 4 years
Form of study
  • full-time
  • extra-mural

List of educational and professional program components

Disciplines of the general training cycle:

  • theory of State and Law
  • admission to the specialty
  • history of political doctrines and political science
  • theory of international relations
  • international relations and world politics
  • sociology of politics
  • political management
  • ethnic politics
  • theory of political parties
  • elections and electoral systems
  • regional policy
  • methods of political analysis
  • sociological research methods of political processes
  • management and marketing
  • social philosophy
  • general theory of politics
  • ukrainian foreign policy
  • theory of public administration
  • comparative Constitutional Law
  • political psychology
  • history of Ukraine's political thought
  • philosophy of politics
  • basics of world politics
  • technology of the political process

Disciplines of the professional training cycle:

  • history and theory of democracy
  • international conflicts and the humanitarian factor
  • law
  • municipal government
  • rhetoric
  • conflictology and negotiation theory
  • diplomatic and consular service
  • problems of national and regional security
  • foreign policy of Russia and the CIS countries
  • political institutions and processes in Ukraine
  • problems of internal political life of Ukraine
  • diplomatic Protocol and etiquette
  • Ukraine's diplomacy
  • PR tools in politics
  • theory and practice of political communication

Students receive practical training on the basis of:

  • local administration
  • the Committee on European integration
  • representative offices of political parties and international organizations

After a full course of study a specialist in political science is prepared for activities as follow:

  • analytical, expert, representative
  • political and technological
  • political and consulting
  • political and organizational
  • political and design (strategic planning of state policy at the national and regional levels)
  • research (in public and private institutions)
  • teaching (in higher education institutions)

may work at:

  • office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Executive Office of the President of Ukraine, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
  • the Central Executive bodies
  • Government regional structures, local self-government bodies
  • structures of political parties
  • research institutes
  • mass media

may hold the following positions:

  • political scientist, expert on socio-political issues
  • assistant, adviser to the Deputy
  • political technologist
  • head of the analytical subdivision
  • Chairman of a political party or organization
  • public or political figure
  • head of the Department or service, referent, chief officer (local government bodies and local self-government bodies)