However uncertain we are about the human good, it is clear, as Aristotle observed, that the pursuit of that good is the work of politics and the understanding of that good the aim of political science. Whether we regard politics as the pursuit of justice, the uses of power, or the securing of "peace, order, and good government," its study appeals to students interested in government, law, and international affairs, and to those who want to understand the shaping of our political world. At Brock, the MA program in political science usually entails specialization in one of five fields of study: Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory or philosophy, and public policy. Our faculty and our students are joined in the common endeavour to see how their diverse interests can contribute to the political understanding of ourselves and our world. This aim is at the heart of our curriculum: It is reflected in the program requirements and in the design of our Core Seminars. Graduates of the program have proceeded to successful careers in government, politics, and business; many have pursued further study to become scholars and teachers. Career outcomes Law Politics Government departments and agencies International organizations NGOs Business Lobbying and government relations Research and consultancy PhD programs
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1. Submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
2. Three references are required.
3. A brief statement of your specific current academic interests and your intentions with regard to studies in a particular field of concentration. Tell
us why you think our program is suited to your own special academic and research interests.
4. A current resume
5. A copy of a paper that you have written for one of your university courses — it would be especially helpful if this essay falls within the area of
interest you hope to pursue at the graduate level.
Whether you have been conditionally accepted to Brock University for undergraduate or graduate studies or you are looking to improve your English language skills, enrolling in IELP is a great way to strengthen your abilities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Completion of this program’s highest level (Level 5), satisfies the English language requirement for Brock’s undergraduate and graduate programs that require English Proficiency Test Scores of IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (88) or equivalent.
Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Political Science with a minimum major average of 78% and an overall average of not less than 75%, during the last two years of undergraduate study. Students who do not have undergraduate degrees in Political Science may be asked to complete a minimum of seven half-credit undergraduate courses (typically, one semester) in the discipline before applying to the program.
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