"Students in our program are exposed to high-quality academic training in a mid-size institution that offers a combination of world-class seminars and a more intimate environment where their whole personalities are nurtured. The program is intellectually stimulating and socially enriching as students get the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world and work of the department’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Our program appeals to students interested in government, law, international affairs, and to those who want to understand the shaping of our political world. Students can specialize in one of five fields: Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory/philosophy, or public policy." - Charles Conteh, Graduate Program Director.
Graduates of the program have proceeded to successful careers in government, politics, and business; many have pursued further study to become scholars and teachers.
Research at Brock
The Department of Political Science prides itself on its research and publication record. All faculty members have active research agendas, producing a continous stream of journal articles, academic books, government reports, and other research resources. Many faculty are strongly engaged with local, provincial, and federal policy communities, serving as media experts, policy advocates, and government consultants. The department also has a strong record of attracting and securing research funding, used to support some of the larger faculty research projects.
The research and publications produced by the faculty span all of the sub-disciplines of political science, touching on some of the most important contemporary social and political issues. Many faculty members are also involved in inter-disciplinary research endeavours with other social and natural scientists, providing even further opportunities for discovery and innovation.