The Department is the first and unique center of research and teaching on politics and international relations in Oman, and the one of the only five such departments in the Gulf. Placed at the College of Economics and Political Science, the department is characterized by a strong multidisciplinary approach.
As a center of excellence, the department aspires to become an outstanding center of research and pioneer teaching. Due to its unique geographic situation and strategic objectives, the department is committed to develop international partnerships in order to produce joint research projects, training activities, conferences and consulting in the areas of security, negotiation, strategy, foreign policy, diplomacy and political economy.
The current educational offer is organized around two programs: a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and an MA in International Relations and Security Studies. The objectives of these programs have been defined in order to provide students with state-of-the-art skills and knowledge to understand complex scenarios.
Graduates from the Department of Political Science may find a wide array of career opportunities in governmental offices, civil services, state legislators, academia, intelligence services, political advisors in private and state sector, analysts, mediators, conciliators, researchers in think tanks, executive and managerial positions in public and private sector, in Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies among others.