The BUE Political Science Department developed a student handbook answering all of your question on hybrid teaching, assignments, email etiquette, and more. Please find it here.
Message from the Head of Department
Welcome to the BUE Political Science Department!
It offers a comprehensive and analytical approach to the study of Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Public Policy & Administration, and Area Studies.
The programme is recognised nationally by the Supreme Council of Universities, and validated internationally by London South Bank University (LSBU), adhering to the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) criteria.
You will be taught and mentored by experienced national and international staff members from various academic backgrounds. As a student, you will be offered the opportunity to study abroad at LSBU as part of our summer study programme.
The Political Science department is keen on providing the students with practical experience through a wide range of extra-curricular activities, field trips, and internships.
During the course of your degree, you will attain the necessary knowledge and skills to secure a related career opportunity. These include the command of academic reading, writing, and researching, as well as, the flexibility of adapting to different contexts. Moreover, blended, interactive, and student-centred learning techniques will enhance your communication and decision-making skills.
Our graduates are prepared to face a great number of professional challenges and opportunities in both public and private sector, non-governmental organizations, investigative journalism, and news anchoring. You will also be prepared for taking the Ministry of Foreign Affairs examination and pursue a diplomatic career.
Soon, the Political Science department will be launching its post-graduate programme.
I wish you a successful and fruitful academic experience.
Professor Amany Ismail
Head of the Political Science Department
Why choose Political Science?
What career options are available with a political science degree?
Political science represents a unique major with one of the broadest sets of knowledge and skills taught. Students learn skills from public speaking to written communication. Political and policy analysis, analytical thinking and statistical analysis are all skills that translate directly to the professional world. Students develop a broad range of knowledge from theory to government institutions and ethics. The skills and knowledge students acquire in political science prepare them for the international labour market and open for them a wide range of career opportunities including:
|Government Positions:||Non-Profit Sector:|
|Ministry of international
|United Nations Agencies (UNDP, UN Women, UNHCR, etc.)|
|Ministry of Foreign affairs||USAID Egypt|
|National Council for Human Rights||Fulbright Foundation|
|National Council for Women||Ford Foundation|
|Ministry of the Environment||EU Projects|
|Foreign Embassies||Civil society associations (care international, caritas, the Red Cross, etc.)|
|Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies||International think tanks|
|Government think tanks||Education and research|
|Private national companies||Journalism|
What skills will you develop as a Political Science Student?
Political science represents a unique major with one of the broadest sets of knowledge and skills taught. Students learn skills from public speaking to written communication. Political and policy analysis, analytical thinking and statistical analysis are all skills that translate directly to the professional world. Students develop a broad range of knowledge from theory to government institutions and ethics. The broad range of skills and knowledge include:
|Leadership abilities||Comparative Political Analysis|
|Oral communication and public speaking||International Institutions|
|Writing and Editing||International Political Economy|
|Research skills||Global Culture and Diversity|
|Decision-making||Civic Participation and the Common Good|
|Problem solving||Political Ethics|
|Analytical thinking||Political Science Research|
|Ability to interact with diverse populations||Political Theory|
|Ability to develop and market ideas||Public Policy|
|Computer literacy||Social Justice|
|Ability to work in teams||Development Issues|
|Statistical analysis||Statistical Techniques and Software|
|Global Awareness||International and Regional Politics and Studies|
In an effort to deal with the pandemic, the department devised a step-by-step guide to help students navigate the COVID-19 crisis during the academic year 2019-2020. The guide can be found here and was lastly updated on July 2020
The SSLC is a forum where staff and students meet together for constructive discussion and consultation about the degree programme and other matters relevant to the quality of the students’ academic experience.
The Head of Department chairs the SSLC and the Committee includes academic staff from the Department and two student representatives from each year of the programme.
The SSLC meets at least once each semester.
The SSLC enables students and staff to:
- Discuss matters raised by students including areas of strength and potential areas for development.
- Discuss matters on which the Department wishes to seek student views and share its perspectives with the students.
- Identify key processes and deadlines which students must be made aware of.
- Consider the outcome of student evaluations of the programme and modules as well as the Department’s response to them.
- Comment on proposals for new programmes and modules and changes to the existing programme and modules.