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Master of Arts (Political Science)
Duration :
Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years
Programme Details



The objective of Master of Arts in Political Science designed for open and distance learning programme is to provide the students an advanced level of understanding of political systems, decision making processes and procedures, institutions and policies at all levels of government. In terms of its contents, it focuses on political ideas of Indian and western thinkers, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, social movements and state politics in India, peace and conflict in international politics etc. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities. Thus, the programme would help the students in acquiring the necessary skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities. This M.A programme consists of 9 compulsory courses, which will be taught over 2 years.




The main objective of M.A in Political Science is to provide the students a sound base in political studies by an in-depth investigation into broad range of political phenomena at the regional, national and international levels.


Programme Code : 442D-S

(English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)


Programme Duration


Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years

Eligibility & Fee



Graduation in any discipline or equivalent

Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university.


*Fee Details

Programme Fee₹ 4500 (per semester)

Examination Fee₹ 1500 (per semester)

Study Material Fee₹ 1000 (per semester)



  • Programme Fee for 1st semester will be payable at the time of admission. Fee for all other semester(s) will be payable as per the schedule prescribed by the university before the start of End Term Exam of corresponding semester/ year.

  • Examination fee will be payable along with the programme fee.

  • If a student wants to take printed Study Material, then he/ she is required to pay the Study Material fee separately at the time of receiving Study Material.

*Exclusive of one time Application Fee of Rs. 500/- to be paid at the time of new admission.


Payment Mode

Fees will be accepted online on the LPU e-Connect portal via. Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Wallets/Net Banking etc. or through Demand Draft in favour of “LOVELY FACULTY OF DISTANCE EDUCATION”, payable at JALANDHAR. Please DO NOT make payment in cash. The university will not assume liability for any payment made in cash at any place.


Career Prospects

Some of the relevant designations related to MA Political Science

  • Political Scientist

  • Public Administrators

  • Research Analysts/Research Fellows/Research Associates for carrying out policy relevant projects

  •  Teacher/ Lecturer
    Teachers can find employment in

    • Secondary schools

    • Colleges

    • Universities

    • Educational research institutes

    • Self-employment by starting institutes or tutorials

    • Teaching opportunities in foreign countries

One can explore qualifying various competitive exams in public sector organizations


Further study options after M.A.

  • M.Phil.

  • Ph.D.

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