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Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics Program at Ateneo de Manila University

The IDPP offers fellowship opportunities for highly talented and motivated students interested in pursuing a career in disability and public policy. We anticipate awarding fellowships, supported by The Nippon Foundation, to pursue one of the following master's degree programs at IDPP partner universities:

  • Master of Public Policy
    Learning Modality: Residential Program
    Institution: University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program with Limited Residential Components
    Institution: Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies)
    Learning Modality: Virtual Program
    Institution: Multimedia University, Malaysia

About the MA in Political Science, Major in Global Politics Program

Ateneo de Manila University’s Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics Program is designed for students who would like to deepen their understanding of the globalizing world, particularly the interaction of state and non-state actors such as international organizations, advocacy groups, firms and social movements, among others, that have increasingly become influential in shaping global issues such as human rights, women’s rights, climate change, etc. IDPP Fellows will enroll in the non-thesis track. Full-time students may finish the program in as short as six semesters (two years).

The MA in Political Science, Major in Global Politics Program is a virtual program with limited residential components. All courses will be conducted virtually except for two semesters (mid-August - October 2015 and June-July 2016), during which courses will be conducted face-to-face on campus at Ateneo de Manila University. 

IDPP Fellows will participate in a face-to-face IDPP Annual Meeting and two-week residency in Malaysia from 1-15 August, before courses begin in mid-August 2015. Virtual courses will be taught by Ateneo de Manila and IDPP faculty.


Curriculum Structure

All coursework is conducted in English. IDPP Fellows will enroll in the non-thesis track (36 credit hours). Full-time students can complete the program in as short as six semesters (two years).

Required Core Courses - 12 Credit Hours
Students will take all core courses below to complete the program.

  • Advanced Political Analysis and Methodology
  • Graduate Seminar in Public Policy
  • Graduate Seminar in International Relations
  • Graduate Seminar in Comparative Politics

Comprehensive Examinations
Students must pass Comprehensive Examinations to complete the program.

Field of Concentration Subjects - 15 Credit Hours
Any five (5) Master of Arts subjects in either of the tracks below with the approval of the Academic Advisor.

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics  

Elective Courses - 9 Credit Hours
Any three (3) Master of Arts subjects from another Field of Concentration or department with the approval of the Academic Advisor.

IDPP Fellowships will be awarded to successful applicants contingent upon renewal of grant funding.