Overview

The Department of Geopolitics and International Relations offers an MA course in Geopolitics and International Relations.

 

The curriculum includes 

  • Case study based teaching
  • Simulation and war gaming
  • Special lectures by eminent scholars from within & outside India
  • Academic and policy oriented research training
  • Student led discussions, workshops, symposiums and seminars 

 

Career opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Research and strategic analysis
  • Risk analysis 
  • Civil services
  • Media

 

Assessment

  • Mid-semester and end-semester examinations
  • Term paper submission and presentation
  • Dissertation thesis and its presentation reviewed by external experts

 

MA in Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

STRUCTURE OF COURSES

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

SEMESTER ONE: FIVE COURSES

Course

Code

Title

L

T

P

C

GEO601

Understanding Geopolitics (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO603

Research Methodology (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO605

Concept of War and Peace in Geopolitics (Optional)

3

1

0

4

GEO607

Strategy and Practice of Indian Foreign Policy (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO609

Indian Politics and Government (Optional)

3

1

0

4

GEO611

International & Regional Organisations (Optional)

3

1

0

4

 

SEMESTER TWO: FIVE COURSES

Course Code

Title

L

T

P

C

GEO602

Theoretical Approaches to International Relations (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO604

Indian National Security and Defense Management (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO606

 

GEO608

 

GEO610

International Communication, Information and Public Diplomacy

Comparative Politics & Government with Special Reference to UK, USA, Russia and China

India and Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean 

 

Any

Two

3

1

0

4

GEO612

Counter Terrorism & Asymmetric Conflicts (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

 

SEMESTER THREE: FIVE COURSES

Course Code

Title

L

T

P

C

GEO701

India’s World View (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO703

Science, Technology and Geopolitics (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO705

Geopolitics, Security & Environmental Change (Optional)

3

1

0

4

GEO707

Arms Control, Nuclear Disarmament & Nuclear Futures (Core Course)

3

1

0

4

GEO709

Strategy & Negotiations in International Treaties (Optional)

3

1

0

4

GEO711

Role of Media in Geopolitics

3

1

0

4

 

One  Course (Not opted earlier) from Semester One (Optional)

3

1

0

4

 

SEMESTER FOUR: ONE COURSE + DISSERTATION

GEO702

India and the Great Powers in the Asia-Pacific

3

1

0

4

GEO704

India and the US in the Emerging World

3

1

0

4

GEO708

Defence  & Intelligence in India’s National Security

3

1

0

4

 

One Course (Not opted earlier) from Semester Two

3

1

0

4

GEO710

Dissertation (25,000 Words) (Mandatory)

 

 

 

16

 

 

COURSE CALENDAR (Ongoing)

Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

MA Programme in Geopolitics and International Relations

Spring Semester Calendar, January-May 2022

 

SECOND SEMESTER

FOURTH SEMESTER

Opening Date and Orientation

6 January 2022

6 January 2022

Registration and Selection of the Courses

7 January 2022

7 January 2022

Commencement of Classes

10 January 2022

10 January 2022

1st Mid Semester Examination

21-25 February 2022

21 February 2022

2nd Mid Semester Examination

19-22 March 2022

 19-22 March 2022

Term Paper First Draft Submission

11 April 2022

11 April 2022

Submission of Dissertation (4th Semester)

NA

30 April 2022

Conclusion of Classes

30 April 2022

30 April 2022

Term Paper Presentations

2-7 May 2022

2-7 May 2022

Final Term Paper Submission

9 May 2022

9 May 2022

Final Examination

16-23 May 2022

16-23 May 2022

Internship Period

1 June – 31 July 2022

NA

Fall Semester Starts

10 August 2022

NA

All Saturdays except the third Saturday of every month are working days

Working Saturdays: Special Lectures/Discussions/Film Screening on Geopolitics:10.00 AM -12.30 PM

 

 

OBE Curriculum

 

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Key Dates & Deadlines

15

15

Jul ' 22

Last date to Apply

'

Tentative Course Commencement Date

Facilties

Libraries
The Centre houses three library halls, which provide accesses to books, journals, magazines, newspapers and online databases

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

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