Master of Arts [MA] (Political Science)

After this course, a candidate can seek employment in both the public and private sectors. The roles which come along with an MA degree in Political Science are generally associated with administration, reporting, research etc. Some of the primary job profiles offered to MA Political Science degree holders are:

Job Roles Description
Public Administrator As a Public Administrator, MA Political Science graduates can utilize their knowledge to inform policy decisions and administer those decisions effectively.
Academician Those who choose to pursue further education can, in turn, become lecturers and professors.
Archivist A political archivist is responsible for assessing, collecting, processing, organizing, maintaining and preserving important records which possess long term value.
Correspondent A political correspondent is responsible for relaying important political events primarily for news channels.
Political Content Writer A Political content writer’s job is to write about various contemporary and historical political issues majorly for online media outlets for news and information.
Consultant A political consultant is a professional who helps an organization make politically informed choices. Their knowledge about political philosophy comes in handy in such roles.
Manager MA in Political Science helps to understand the broad administrative system in India, thus making them the right fit for managerial positions.
Subject Matter Expert Nowadays many IT and knowledge processing companies require subject matter experts for different subjects.
PR Executive Public Relations is also a good option as exposure to political practices also acquaints one with culture and social systems of a place and hence making them ideal for a role as Public Relations executive.

Other than the mainstream roles, MA Political Science students can also appear for various competitive examinations which are organized for vacancies in several government departments. Through such examinations, such students can find employment in:

  • Banks
  • PSUs

MA Political Science: Salary Trends

The average salary for MA Political Science graduates completely depends upon the sector of employment and job role held. Here we have prepared a graph which charts the average salary for different job positions held by graduates.

salary graph for MA Political science

Master of Arts [MA] (Political Science) : 3 answered questions

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Ques. How can I qualify the JNU entrance exam in MA in Politics with International Relations?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 18 Oct 21

Ans. In order to prepare efficiently for JNU entrance, you will need to study smart. Read the editorial and international relations page of Hindu and IE to get a fair idea of what is happening around the globe. Read Arihant’s guide for JNU entrance for IR. Rafer to some good magazines like Frontline, EPW, etc.  The exam of JNU Entrance would be computer-based and Multiple Choice Questions would be asked. Make sure to study the following crucial portion of International Relations (IR).  Period of Cold War Treaties like CTBT, NPT, Kyoto Protocol United Nations Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF, WB, WTO) Environment Topics like Climate Change Indian Foreign Policy US Foreign Policy The majority of questions in entrance will be from History, Economics, International Relations, Philosophy, Indian Politics, and Contemporary Issues. Here are some books that you can refer to.  The Globalization of World Politics - Baylis, Smith & Owens. India after Gandhi - Ramachandra Guha International Relations in the 21st Century - Pushpesh Pant Global Politics - Andrew Heywood Just prepare thoroughly without losing faith in yourself and be honest with your studies and you shall do well in your entrance. Read more
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Ques. What are the career prospects in the MA (Political Leadership & Government) program?

● Top Answer By Apurva Tamhane on 28 Aug 20

Ans. Electoral politics being the ultimate objective where every student aspires to contest elections at some level in our democratic system. To enable them to reach their goal, in the process there are plenty of opportunities in functional politics as Research Associates. Political Analysts. Political Strategists. Political Consultants. Election & Campaign Managers, Social media Analyst, PROs, Constituency Managers. & Assistants in Parliamentary Affairs etc.Read more
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Ques. How Master’s in Political Leadership & Government is different from Master’s in Political Science?

● Top Answer By Angana Nath on 28 Aug 20

Ans. Master’s in Political Science is a theoretical course where an MA in Political Leadership & Government offers an experiential learning (1st year on-campus learning & 2nd year off-campus internships & training) to students towards practical aspects of the functioning of government and the challenges of Politics. This being a UGC approved master’s degree provides adequate opportunities to students to carve out a niche career in Politics. Some of the course highlights are - Interaction with Eminentnational level leaders from Politics, Social sector, Judiciary, Bureaucracy, Media & Corporate. Local field visits to Gram Panchayat, Zilla Parishad, Municipal Corporation, Cooperatives & NGOs Study Tours for Constituency Management and Elections & Campaign Management National Study Tour to Delhi visiting Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Rashtrapati Bhawan, North Block, South Block, Election Commissions of India, national Human Rights Commissions of India, various political party offices, NGos like MARG, CCS, CCE, CSE, PRS Legislative Research etc. An optional two weeks International study tour to EuropeRead more
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ma poltical 68 % ab job kisme kre
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Hi Ravipal, there are lots of career paths that one may follow after pursuing MA in Political Science:

  • You can do UGC NET and join as an assistant professor or teaching assistant in reputed college.
  • You now become elgible to apply in any of the government exams like SSC or Banking exams.
  • You can have your own coaching institute or may apply for teaching in any reputed school.
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Hi , m Pooja ,m complete ba political science honours and study ma in pol sc hon. in IGNOU so, m questions is that I want government job in bank and m score 46 percentage in ba ,what I do?
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Hi Pooja, in most of the government jobs, minimum percentage criteria is not there, the candidate should only fulfill the qualification criteria to be eligible. Thus, you will still be eligible for most of the govt. exams.
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What to do after degree
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Hi Prem, this is totally up to you. You can either go for doctoral course or can apply for jobs in the relevant field.
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what career scope is available for me after completion of my master degree in political science
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Hi Neha, You may please check the link to get the details of MA Political Science: Career Prospects.


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