Political science at UPF

Official University Master's degree

Research in political sciences

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màsters Oficials
A Barcelona (Spagna)
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Informazioni importanti

  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spagna)
  • Durata:
    1 Year
  • Quando:
    Ottobre 2017

Official master's degree held by the Department of Political Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Ciutadella Campus in evening hours (from 15 to 20 h.), although full-time is recommended. Researchers will be trained in political science with current analysis techniques and ability to work as a team to join PhD studies, think tanks or political analysis organizations.

The Master of Research in Political Science at UPF develops the skills necessary for professional practice in political institutions, public administration (supranational, national, regional and local), private sector consultants and NGOs. It is primarily aimed at graduates in political and social sciences, legal sciences, humanities and health. All applicants must pass a selection process that requires: good academic record, full-time and C1 level of English language.

The programme assigns 20 credits for completion of the final thesis project, which must be prepared and presented as any scientific publication of the political arena.

Informazioni importanti

Requisiti: Official European university degree (or a degree in law, engineering, architecture, quantity surveying or a graduate degree). In the case of non-EU degrees: an equivalent degree from an authorised higher-level educational establishment and academic record for the accredited official training including average grade from the original university. The academic areas of the degree should be one of these: Health Sciences, Legal Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. B2 level of English.

Nationally recognised qualification: Official University Master's degree - Ministry of Education


Dove e quando

Inizio Luogo
Barcelona, Spagna
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Former Student
Il meglio This Master offers a wide range of job opportunities: Teaching at universities; work on political institutions and public authorities at national, regional, local and EU; consultancy firms or private sector study, assessment and management in NGOs.

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Corso realizzato: Ottobre 2013 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

Cosa impari in questo corso?

Social Psychology
Statistical analysis techniques
Basics of political and social research
Initiation in political research
Analysis languages in political science
Political competition in multi-level contexts
Federalism and federations
Welfare state
Management of complex organisations
Causal modelling
Immigration politics and diversity
Compared political economy
Compared political parties
Citizenship and democracy in the European Union
Electoral systems
Economic crises
Political competition


Compulsory courses (25 ECTS):
  • Fundamentals of Political and Social Research (Aina Gallego)
  • Idioms of Analysis in Political Science (Jaume López)
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis I (Group I - Romain Lachat, Group II - Jorge Rodríguez)
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis II (Group I - Aïda Solé, Group II - Bruno Arpino)
  • Master Thesis Seminar (Romain Lachat)
 Optional courses (all courses are 5 ECTS, students must choose 3 courses):
  • Electoral Systems 
  • Federalism and Federations: Political Theory and Comparative Politics 
  • The Current Financial and Economic Crises and their Impact on the Social Wellbeing of Populations 
  • Research and Data Analysis Seminar 
  • The Construction of the EU and its Consequences on the European Population 
  • Migration and Society 
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Democracy and Political Liberalism: Theoretical and Institutional Features 
  • Actors and Institutions in the Analysis of Public Policies 
  • Citizenship and Democracy in the European Union 
  • Comparative Political Economy: Regimes, Conflict and Development 
  • Social Psychological Approaches to Society and the Individual 
  • Multilevel Political Competition: Parties, Citizens and Elections 

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The cost for non-UE students is: € 4.063,91