The Department of Political Science at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) is one of the largest departments in Social Sciences. The Department’s teaching faculty had the distinction of having scholars of national and international prominence like Dr Carl W Wheeless, Prof Mary Wheeless, Dr Kitchen, Dr Anwar M Barkat, Dr Arshad Karim Syed, Dr Shokat Ali, Dr Hamid Kizilbash, Prof Naseem Zakariya, Dr Parveen Shaukat and Dr Shafqat Hussain Chaudhary.
The quality of instructional work in the Department has been of a high standard. Research work is encouraged. There is a dedicated faculty available to teach various papers and supervise research. The Department arranges extensive lectures, seminars and study tours to facilitate academic excellence in students. Alumni of this Department have contributed positively to national uplift and have excelled in numerous professions.
FCCU’s MPhil Political Science program is designed to expose graduate students to concrete and theoretical knowledge and scholarly research and to empower them with critical thinking, analytical, research, and writing skills.
The program builds on the training received at the Baccalaureate level and has a strong emphasis on research skills that will be beneficial for those pursuing careers in the government or private sectors, civil society, or teaching, among others.
The MPhil Political Science is a two year evening program comprising 30 credit hours of mandatory coursework and a written thesis of 12 credits. Coursework involves six core courses and four optional courses offered by the Department. Teaching is mostly in the form of lectures, seminars and colloquium. The program is designed to lead to PhD for those desiring to pursue a terminal degree in the field.
A 4-year BA / BS Honors Degree (completed with at least CGPA 2.50 and 130 credit hours) from an HEC recognized University or a conventional MA / MSc (completed with at least 60% marks) in Political Science, International Relations, History, Sociology, or any related discipline.
NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.
Chairperson & Assistant Professor
PhD (Indiana University, USA)
Room E-032, Business and Social Sciences Building
PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room E-237, Business and Social Sciences Building
PhD (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Room E-236, Business and Social Sciences Building
MPhil (GCU, Lahore)
MA (PU, Lahore)
Room E-135, Business and Social Sciences Building
MPhil (Punjab University, Lahore)
MA (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room E-130, Business and Social Sciences Building
- Students are given freedom to choose their supervisors based on their topic and research interest of the supervisor
- Highly qualified faculty with diverse research interest covering almost all the sub-fields of Political Science
- Rigorous thesis writing process under regular supervision of a faculty member
- Possibility of teaching opportunity in the Department for the students graduating with a good CGPA
MPhil Political Science (Evening Program)
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- Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
- Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
- PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students