MS Political Sciences In Pakistan Complete Guide


A postgraduate degree in Political Sciences is designed in a way to provide in-depth knowledge of political scenarios and to provide professional understanding to candidates. After completing bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, a postgraduate degree enables students to enhance their critical and analytical skills resulting in the production of confident researchers. A number of public and private universities in Pakistan offer MS Political Sciences.


The duration of MS Political Sciences is 2 years (4 semesters).

Affiliations and Accreditations

A postgraduate degree in Political Sciences is recognized by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, moreover a number of HEC recognized universities offer MS Political Sciences. Some of the universities offering MS Political Sciences are mentioned below.
  • University of the Punjab
  • University of Management and Technology
  • International Islamic University
  • Government College University
  • Lahore College for Women University
  • University of Balochistan 
  • Kinnaird College for Women University
  • Forman Christian College
  • Minhaj University
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Gujrat
  • The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Gomal University
  • University of Sindh
  • Government College Women University
  • Lahore Garrison University
  • Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute Of Science And Technology
  • National College Of Business Administration & Economics

Scope and Career

After achieving a postgraduate degree in Political Sciences candidates can work in both public and private sector organizations. Following are some of the career opportunities that a graduate of Political Sciences could avail of:
  • Political Journalism
  • Foreign Policy Expert
  • Lecturer
  • Political Advisor
  • Civil Service

Syllabus and Courses

Some of the courses for MS Political Sciences according to the curriculum by Higher Education commission are mentioned below.
  • Ideology and Dynamics of Pakistan Politics
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Political Ideologies
  • Western Political Philosophy
  • Advanced Political Theories
  • Major Issues in the Muslim World
  • Foreign Policy of USA and China
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Social Change and Political Development
  • Muslim Political Philosophy
  • Muslim Political Institutions
  • Pre-partition Political Actors, Issues and Legislation
  • Local Government: Theory and Practice
  • Local Governance in Pakistan
  • Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion
  • Political Parties and Pressure Groups
  • Gender and Politics
  • Electoral Politics
  • Constitutional Development in Pakistan
  • Politics of Federalism in Pakistan
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Regional Studies 
  • Political Economy
  • Public Administration
  • Foreign Policy of Pakistan
  • Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Globalization
  • Political Psychology
  • Political Geography
  • Political Sociology
  • Media and Politics
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Foreign Policy Analysis

Why choose this program

Students who have background in political studies and have a keen interest to gather the in-depth knowledge of political circumstances and rule of law are encouraged to enroll for a MS Political Sciences. Moreover, students who have an interest to attain a career as a lecturer can achieve a postgraduate degree in political sciences.

Related Courses

  • MS International Relations

Further Study Options

Students who successfully attain a postgraduate degree in Political Sciences are eligible to apply for further doctoral studies.

Study Abroad Options

Some of the overseas study options for Political Sciences are mentioned below.
  • Ph.D. Political Science at Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Ph.D. Public Affairs at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Ph.D. Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, United States
  • Ph.D. Politics at University of Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
  • Ph.D. Politics at the University of Exeter, England, United Kingdom


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