Faculty of Social Science and Politics

HUC’s faculty of Social Science and Politics envisioned to become one of the most successful academic groups in the region for research and teaching in the social sciences.

Through a rich variety of multidisciplinary networks and research focused education, our students will create and maintain significant connections within the societies (internal and external) by exploring the social, cultural, and political views of Somalia and contemporary.

We will also take great pride in contributing to public debate and sharing our work with the wider and community services. Successful engagement initiatives participating and working with research institutes locally and in the region, create a platform for all our students in this school for public issue debates which brings together researchers, activists and policymakers committed to greater equality and the accountability of power.

Through excellence in teaching and research, and in partnership with our communities, we are:

  • Redefining and addressing today’s most important challenges
  • Creating, curating, challenging and enriching knowledge; and
  • Reshaping understandings of our multicultural and swiftly changing world

Bachelor of Global Politics and Economy 

Global Politics International relations deal with the nature of the changing relations between states and with non-state actors.

It studies the functioning of the international system the forces, factors and interests, the customs, rules, norms, institutions and organizations from which the theory and history of its development are formed. 

Why This Program

Every new generation receives a world more complex than that of its predecessors, which prompts a need for new thinking about public policies that impact people’s daily lives.

In World Politics and Economy, we examine the insinuations of innovation and change for individuals and communities. The social sciences are where the world turns to for answers to the important issues of today and the future such as education and health policy, financial crises, globalization, policing, political polarization, public management, terrorism, and the application of geographical information sciences to study social, economic and environmental issues.

As an undergraduate in the World Politics Economy, you will have the opportunity to work with professors who are calculating issues that will influence your future. 

This course  will prepare you for careers in government, nonprofits, and the private sector that enable you to make a real difference in the world of today and tomorrow. Our World Politics and Economy is at the head of leadership, ethics, and innovation in the public and nonprofit sectors and our students and faculty look forward to new opportunities to study and address the complex and evolving issues of the future. Research informs much of the instruction.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the World Politics and Economy Studies program will be able to pursue their studies in more specialized Master’s programs in political science, economics, and other social sciences and humanities. 

Graduates will be capable of engaging in practical activities: work as political advisors, reviewers, managers, and economists in foreign public institutions, national embassies, consular offices, non-governmental organizations, East Africa, AU, and other international organizations, institutions, and offices. 

Our students will also be ready to work in: private sector, media or initiate their own companies.

Course Structure 

Graduates will be able to:

  • To explain the political and economic processes in various countries, regions, and globally;
  • To assess the links between political actors and economic structures in the political systems of various countries;
  • To conduct a comparative analysis of political and economic processes, conduct accurate analysis and predict the future trend of these processes;
  • To do research on political and economic entities‘ singularities and the relationship between them;
  • To identify and assess the main political and economic trends in the world;
  • To select and identify the best direction of economic and political practice;
  • To assess newly obtained skills, constantly collect information and critically evaluate it, and be guided by continual learning provisions.
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Duration

Full time 3 years

Part-time or 1yr for placement 4 years

Internship

3 yrs program

for a 3 months internship.

Bachelor of Public Administration and Leadership

Our program aims to educate highly qualified specialists providing students with the knowledge and skills on how to analyze the performance of organizations and institutions in public, private, and non-governmental sectors, how to develop reasonable and sound proposals in order to address problems in the sphere of organizations and public administration.

Why us?

Studying Public Administration and Leadership at Hodmas University college will open up the world of politics, public administration, and civil society in Somalia and internationally. 

You will learn to recognize that politics is not just the responsibility of those we selected but that it is of concern to individual citizens and to the organizations that they measure. 

You will learn not only to understand the world of public leadership but how to critically analyze it. Learning about public leadership at Hodmas University College is not about progress lots of information; it’s about enabling and empowering you to know what to do with that information. 

Why This Program

In the Public Administration and Leadership program, you will study a range of subjects. As well as core, broader introductions to politics and public administration, in your first year, you will be able to choose electives from other related disciplines, all of which are designed to generate an understanding of the complexity of public leadership. As you progress through the second, third, and fourth years you will encounter a range of more specific subjects, both core, and electives, in the areas of public policy, international development, political economy, political theory, civic engagement, social justice, Westren politics, local government, and many others.

Career Prospects

After completing public administration programs, students will be qualified to work in government, non-governmental, and nonprofit careers. 

A public administration or public policy degree opens accesses in local, state, or federal government in areas such as finance, administration, and organizational governance, or in public services such as health care. 

Career options may include social work, city planning, and administration direction. Public administration programs will teach not only public policy but business basics such as financial management, public relations, and human resources. Those pursuing a degree in public administration would be wise to take classes in information technology as well, as computers play an ever-increasing role in administrative life.

Course Structure 

In the coursework for this program, you’ll develop skills and strategies to make informed recommendations for policies and programs based on the best interest of the community, constituents, and businesses. 

The emphasis in this program is placed on intentional communication, working within constraints, and managing external influences in the decision-making process.

The courses for HUC’s public administration degree contain Policy Analysis and the Role of the Public and Somali Politics and Public Fiscal Management. The business core, in addition to your 5 concentration courses, can also set you up for success in this life-changing and personally fulfilling field.

This concentration also includes authentic projects and interactive activities that have been developed and delivered by experienced public administrators who demonstrate an ability to connect aspects of the public administrator role to various real-world situations.

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Duration

Full time 3 years

Part-time or 1yr for placement 4 years

Internship

3 yrs program

for a 3 months internship.

Bachelor of Community Development and Leadership

Our Community Development and Leadership program combines the disciplines of social policy and sociology to provide a comprehensive view into issues that affect communities and look at how we can prevent them.

It’s linked to degrees in social work and youth studies to offer a wide range of learning experiences and job opportunities.

Why us?

Our Bachelor of Community Development and Leadership will give you the skills and knowledge for various roles in local community development.

The program is designed to focus units in practical skills to help you become an effective community worker. 

We will prepare our students to contribute to building the capacity of local communities to make them stronger and be an advocate for change

Career Prospects

After successful graduation of our program, you’ll be ready to apply for work in not-for-profit, community or government sectors.

Some of those Job titles include but not limited to:

  • Community development/liaison officer
  • Project coordinator
  • Advocacy campaigner
  • Policy officer
  • International aid worker
  • Researcher.
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Duration

Full time 3 years

Part-time or 1yr for placement 4 years

Internship

3 yrs program

for a 3 months internship.

Bachelor of Global Politics and International Relations

The international political economy program offers an education focused on helping individuals succeed in the dynamic, global workforce.

These skills include critical thinking, knowledge of multiple cultures, and cultural contexts, rigorous research skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in an array of environments.

Our students take core classes from multiple disciplines, including government, economics, geography, literature, foreign language, and interdisciplinary classes, providing them with a broad perspective that makes them more competitive in the evolving job market.

Why us?

This is the first time in Somali history that global political relations have undergone such extensive change, and an important aspect of the degree is the goal of understanding this history, and particularly the history of the modern world. 

Without this political-historical understanding, we cannot make sense of the momentous developments we see around us.  

Our program will provide academics with outstanding researches in the fields of international relations, international political economy, political and historical sociology, political theory, public policy, and the study of countries and regions such as AU, GCC, EU, and US Foreign Policy.

Why This Program

Gain a global perspective on some of the biggest political challenges we face today also You will learn how to apply political theory to world events and major issues that set the modern political agenda and You’ll join an intentionally small community of students allowing you to actively discuss and debate your ideas and work closely with academic staff Our strong focus on career-related experience and skills will help you achieve your future career

Career Prospects

Political Science and International Relations graduates work in a wide range of roles that involve critical analysis, research, significant thinking, and strong unwritten and written communications skills. Government organizations employ graduates in policy, participant relations, communications, and research analyst or advisory parts. The first roles for graduates with undergraduate degrees may be in an administration or coordination role before progressing to a consultant or senior adviser role in a policy team.

Political Science and International Relations graduates also work as political assistants, journalists, program coordinators, customer service managers, or parliamentary researchers. They may work in policy roles in unions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government departments and Parliamentary Services or with global non-profits, government organizations such as Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, embassies, logistics and supply chain organizations, and import and export trade international businesses.

 

Course Structure 

  • Assign from side to side the difficulties of the international relations atmosphere.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the main ethical problems affecting Somalia’s International relations and political Institutions. 
  • Categorize the difficulties and challenges of Africa politics to the world
  • Instill a mindset of awareness of African politics and international relations.
  • Understand and critique critical issues in international relations.
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Duration

Full time 3 years

Part-time or 1yr for placement 4 years

Internship

3 yrs program

for a 3 months internship.