IGNOU Master of Arts in Political Science (MPS) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Arts in Political Science (MPS)

About MPS Programme : The short form of MPS is Master of Arts in Political Science. It comes under School of Social Sciences (SOSS). This course is offered in both January and July admission cycle. Interested students can apply for this course via online mode as well. The admission form is available online at university official website.

The main objective of MPS is to provide the learners a sound base in political studies by an in-depth investigation into a broad range of political phenomena at the national, regional and international (To be taken together) levels. The programme provides option for specialising in Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Indian Government and Politics. It is a 64 credits programme with compulsory and optional courses. All Eligible student has to take compulsory courses worth 32 credits in the 1st year and optional courses worth 32 credits in the 2nd year. To know more about Master of Arts in Political Science (MPS) programme, you can visit official website www.ignou.ac.in. Below are important features of M.A in Political Science programme :

  • Name of Programme : MPS – Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Medium : The medium of instruction is in both medium i.e English, Hindi
  • Eligibility Criteria : All Students who wants to take admission in MPS course, students must have Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.
  • Duration : This course can be completed in Minimum : 2 Years and Maximum : 5 Years. It is available in both admission cycle
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 9,000 which is to be paid year wise @Rs 4500/- per year.
  • Programme Coordinators : Prof. S.V. Reddy, svreddy@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29572733, Prof. Jagpal Singh, jagpal@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29572729

MPS Course & Syllabus Details : The total credits of MPS Programme is 64. In First Year, there is 4 compulsory subjects which have 8 credits each while For Second Year, students have to choose those subjects which have 32 credits only. Below are MPS programme & syllabus details :

IGNOU MPS 1st Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MPS-001Political Theory8
MPS-002International Relations: Problems & Theory8
MPS-003India: Democracy and Development8
MPS-004Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends8

IGNOU MPS 2nd Year Courses(Choose 32 credits only)

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MPSE-01India and the World4
MPSE-02State and Society in Latin America4
MPSE-03Western Political Thought4
MPSE-04Social and Political Thought in Modern India4
MPSE-05State and Society in Africa4
MPSE-06Peace and Conflict Studies4
MPSE-07Social Movements and Politics in India4
MPSE-08State Politics in India4
MPSE-09Canada: Politics and Society4
MPSE-10Dissertation (Optional)4
MPSE-11The European Union in World Affairs4
MPSE-12State and Society in Australia4
MPSE-13Australia’s Foreign Policy4
MED-02Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges8
MED-08Globalisation and Environment4
MGP-04Gandhi’s Political Thought4
MGPE-07Non-Violent Movements after Gandhi4
MGPE-08Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution4
MGPE-10Conflict Management, Transformation & Peace Building4
MGPE-11Human Security4
MGPE-13Civil Society, Political Regimes and Conflict4
Total Credits64

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