Welcome to the Department of Political Sciences, home to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Pretoria. We are committed to mould young people into critical and empowered citizens in a decolonising world.
The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Political Science and International Relations, as well as specialised master’s programmes in diplomatic and security studies.
The Political Sciences Department has a strong focus on research with two research centres and an institute attached to it, viz the Centre for Mediation in Africa, the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation and the Institute for Strategic and Political Affairs.
The department was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in Regional Integration and Governance Studies in 2012, a position held by Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti.
The Department is consistently ranked as one of the top publishing departments in the Faculty of Humanities. Recent book publications by members of the department and its research associates include: