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Political Studies

Why Study Political Studies?

Politics is everywhere! Politics and power dynamics underpin all relationships in society – nationally, internationally, locally and even inside the home. By studying Political Studies at IIE MSA, you will have the opportunity to be at the heart of the issues that have a real and lasting impact on society and the human condition. Political Studies gives you highly-valued, globally-relevant skills, increasing your local and international opportunities.

To study Political Studies you can enrol for the IIE Bachelor of Social Science degree with a study area in Political Studies, offered at IIE MSA.

Following completion of your three-year Bachelor’s degree, you can articulate into the IIE Bachelor of Social Science Honours with a specialisation in International Studies, and subsequently, a research IIE Master of Philosophy, also with a specialisation in International Studies. Both these IIE degrees are offered at IIE MSA.

What are My Career Outcomes?

Completing your Political Studies journey with IIE MSA will allow you a wide range of exciting and diverse career opportunities, including:

  • The diplomatic service
  • Local, provincial and national government
  • Research (for think tanks and other organisations such as The Institute for Global Dialogue, the Institute for Security Studies and the South African institute of International Affairs)
  • Policy making sectors
  • Working for the World Bank, SADC, the UN, the AU, and other regional and international organisations
  • Journalism (political or otherwise)
  • Marketing
  • Business and/or risk analysis in the finance sector
  • The tourism industry
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Development agencies
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Military and/or intelligence


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