Gomal University

Master of Philosophy in Political Science

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The M.Phil program at Gomal University has been meticulously designed to align with the guidelines set forth by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). This program offers a comprehensive academic journey encompassing 30 Credit hours, comprising 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours dedicated to a research thesis. Per the university’s commitment to academic integrity, all procedural rules governing M.Phil and PhD programs at Gomal University will be strictly followed.


Under the esteemed guidance of the faculty, the M.Phil program emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical fieldwork, empowering students to assume problem-solving roles in their future careers. Our dedicated faculty is equipped with the latest research expertise and continuously undergoes training programs, ensuring students receive the highest quality education.

The M.Phil program aims to cultivate responsible citizenship and visionary leadership among students, encouraging them to make positive contributions to society and the broader global community. By nurturing a culture of academic excellence, the department strives to equip graduates with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen fields.

Thesis evaluation for the M.Phil program will be conducted in accordance with the rules established by HEC and adopted by Gomal University, ensuring rigorous standards and adherence to academic best practices. Furthermore, the university will adhere to HEC guidelines regarding CGPA improvement and dropout policies, ensuring a fair and transparent assessment process for all students.

As we embark on this academic journey, the Department of Political Science at Gomal University is committed to empowering students with the latest academic trends and techniques, fostering well-rounded individuals who can navigate the complexities of geo-political dynamics and contribute positively to society. We are dedicated to maintaining academic excellence, research integrity, and a supportive learning environment to nurture the leaders of tomorrow.

Enter Requirements

16 Years of education in Political Science, International Relations, Pakistan Studies, History, Defense and Strategic Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies

1st Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
PS: 1611 Western Political Thought (Core) 3
PS: 1614 Advance Research Methodology (Core) 3
PS: 1622 Politics of South Asia (optional) 3
PS: 1613 Public Policy Analysis (optional) 3
PS: 1627 Politics of Central Asia (optional) 3
PS:1628 Human Rights in International Relations (optional) 3
PS:1629 Politics of European Union (optional) 3
PS:1630 Politics of East Asia (optional) 3
PS:1631 Ethnicity in Pakistan (optional) 3
PS:1632 Modern Political theory (optional) 4
2nd Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
PS: 1621 Globalization and World Politics (Core) 3
PS: 1612 Muslim Political Thought-1 (core) 3
PS: 1623 Seminar on Comparative Politics (optional) 3
PS: 1624 Foreign Policy of Major Powers (optional) 3
PS: 1625 Religion and Politics 3
PS: 1626 International Political Economy (optional) 3
PS: 1615 Politics of the Middle East (optional) 3
PS: 1616 Public Administration (optional) 3
PS: 1617 Political Systems of USA, UK, & Switzerland (optional) 3
PS: 1619 Islam & Contemporary World (optional) 4
PS: 1620 Women, Culture and Politics (optional) 5
PS: 1633 Western Political Thought-II (Optional) 6
PS: 1634 Contemporary debate on International Political Theory(Optional) 7
3rd Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
PS: 1635 Dissertation 3
4th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
PS: 1635 Dissertation 3
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