Program of Study of the Introductory Year to the Masters Degree


The student is required to study eight courses over the period of at least two semesters (no more than 4 courses per semester). Each course is taught over three hours per week. The study program is made up of eight courses (equivalent to 24 credit hours), six of which are compulsory and two are elective.


First: Masters Degree in Economics:


First Semester Second Semester
Advanced Microeconomic Theory Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Research Methods and Quantitative Tools Advanced Econometrics
Economic Planning and Policies Economics and Problems of Development

Elective Course from:

- Environmental Economics

- Monetary and Banking Policies

- Issues in Islamic Finance

Elective Course from:

- Unofficial Economics

- Welfare Economics

- Selected Topics in Foreign Trade


Second: Masters Degree in Political Science:


The student can choose to study one of the following branches:


1. Theory of Politics

2. Political Systems

3. International Political Relations


The courses taught in the branch of “Theory of Politics” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Research Methods Islamic Political Thought
Political Theory Arab Political Thought
History of Political Thought Political Ideologies
Elective Course Elective Course


The courses taught in the branch of “Political Systems” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Research Methods Comparative Governance Systems
Comparative Political Theories Democracy and Democratic Transition
Central Administration and Local Governance Political Development
Elective Course Elective Course


The courses taught in the branch of “International Political Relations” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Research Methods Theories of International Relations
General Theory of International Relations Management of International Conflict
Foreign Policy Analysis International Organization
Elective Course Elective Course



The following is a list of the elective courses for the Masters Degree in the Department of Political Science:

1. Quantitative Analysis in Political Studies

2. Qualitative Analysis in Political Studies

3. Human Rights

4. Political Psychology

5. International Political Economics

6. Constitutional and Managerial Law

7. General International Law

8. Political Sociology

9. Politics and Governance in Egypt

10. Revolutions and Political Change

11. Political Communication

12. Public Opinion

13. Management of Political Conflicts

14. General Politics

15. Arab-Israeli Conflict

16. Intermediary Political Relations

17. Egyptian Foreign Policy

18. Foreign Policies of Major Countries

19. Management of International Crises

20. Globalization

21. Environmental Problems and Natural Resources

22. Politics of Europe and North America

23. Politics of Africa

24. Politics of Latin America

25. Politics of Asia

26. Politics and Governance in the Middle East


The student can also choose any of the compulsory courses in the other branches or in the Masters of Economics for his/her elective course in accordance with the recommendations of the academic supervisor and depending on the nature of his/her research.