Alternatively, you can opt for a master’s programme in a different social sciences discipline.
Whether it’s working in municipal politics or being a diplomat or an ambassador abroad, aiming high or starting small—where you want to make a difference is entirely up to you. As a political scientist, you look at what society needs and translate those needs into policy. You don’t shy away from people, but listen to their stories. Your persuasiveness and empathy are your key strengths. You can put the greater good first, and are open to other people’s points of view. You know that ‘speech is silver but silence is gold.’ What is more, you have a finely tuned radar, which enables you to put your finger on the sore spot. All this makes you an attractive candidate to work as an advisor, researcher, or policy officer at government agencies and social organisations. Your skills and knowledge will also stand you in good stead as a journalist or a manager in the business world.