The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science. The course explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems. It equips you with key transferable skills in: research design, a range of research methods and their application, the management of different types of data. Ranked 6th in the UK for Politics (Times Good University Guide 2023)
Compulsory classes: Principles of Research Design, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods. Optional classes: Policy Analysis, Comparative Public Policy, International Institutions and Regimes, European Governance, Contemporary International Relations, Can Democracy Deliver?
Methods of assessment include written assignments, blogs, podcasts, practical team projects, presentations, individual projects, and exams. Most modules involve more than one method of assessment to help you realise your potential. These account for two-thirds of the total assessment. Your dissertation, produced over the summer, accounts for the remaining third.
First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7100||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7100||Year 1|
Additional fee information
There are several scholarship opportunities available for students applying for this course. Please see website for further details.
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