2633-Historians, Political Scientists and Other Social Science Professionals

Job Title: 

Historians, Political Scientists and Other Social Science Professionals

Job Description: 

Historians, political scientists and other social science professionals conduct research into the nature of human experience and existence, phases or aspects of past human activities, and political structures, movements and behaviour. They document and report on findings to inform and guide political and individual actions


Tasks include:

  • researching, mostly by reasoning, into the general causes, principles and meanings of the world, human actions, experience and existence, and interpreting and developing philosophical concepts and theories
  • consulting and comparing primary sources, such as original or contemporary records of past events, and secondary sources such as archaeological or anthropological findings
  • extracting relevant material, checking its authenticity, and researching into and describing the history of a particular period, country or region, or a particular facet - for example economic, social or political - of its history
  • conducting research in such fields as political philosophy, or past and present theory and practice of political systems, institutions or behaviour
  • observing contemporary political institutions and opinions, collecting data on them from various sources, including interviews with government and political party officials and other relevant persons
  • presenting findings and conclusions for publication or use by government, political parties or other organisations and interested persons
  • preparing scholarly papers and reports
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Political scientist

Specific Occupations: 


Political scientist

Other social science professionals (eg philosopher)

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore