Political scientists study the origin, development and operation of political systems.

They also deal with the analysis of political systems and culture. Political scientists use qualitative methods in their research, gathering information from numerous sources. For example, they may use historical documents to analyse past government structures and policies.

Subject Combination

English, Government or History plus two other Social Science/Arts subjects


Political science graduates find careers in media, advisers to government/politicians, cooperative organization, universities/colleges, etc.

Essential skills for social science careers

  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer skills
  • Project management skills
  • Organization skills and management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills

Read: The overview – Social Science