Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màsters Oficials
In Barcelona (Spain)
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€ 3,301 - (Rs 2,31,934)

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  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:
    September 2017

Linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. The first decades of the 21st century are a testimony of a process of political, economic and technological change with global and irreversible characteristics that raises both challenges and opportunities for modern liberal democracies.

The main objective of this official master's programme is to prepare high-level academicians and professionals in the area of political theory, with the capacity of becoming specialists who can compete successfully in international academic and professional sphere. To achieve this, an advanced level of knowledge has to be attained, with special emphasis on the handling of methods and techniques with which to analyse the practical transformation of current societies and influence them. The master's degree therefore seeks to develop generic competences that will enhance the holder's professional activity in relation to their capacity of analysis, synthesis and communication; the capacity of adapting to new situations and the creation of new knowledge; interpersonal relationship skills in an international context; and ethical responsibility.

From the outset the intention has been for the programme to be completely consistent with the values and basic principles of respect for democratic rights, equal opportunities, promotion and safeguarding of peace, general equality and accessibility to persons with disabilities.

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Where and when

Starts Location
Barcelona, Spain
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Marta Rodríguez
What I would highlight It is the best public universities in Spain, this master is official, is in an excellent location in Barcelona and all teachers and classmates helped me a lot when I needed it.

What could be improved Nothing

Course taken: January 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Political Science
Political Theory
Comparative Politics
Electoral systems
Social research
Political research
Political liberalism
Institutional features
Diverse democracies
Social psyschology

Course programme

Module 1 (compulsory): Methods and Research Techniques (15 ECTS credits) 
  • Qualitative Research Methods (Evren Yalaz)
  • Fundamentals of Political and Social Research (Aina Gallego)
  • Political Theory in the 21st Century (visiting professor: Alessandro Ferrara, Roma Tor Vergata)
 Module 2 (compulsory): Fundamentals of Political Theory and Political Science (10 ECTS credits) 
  • Democracy and Political Liberalism: theoretical and institutional features (Ferran Requejo)
  • Federalism and Federations: political theory and comparative politics (Klaus-Jürgen Nagel)
 Module 3 (optional courses): Deepening in some areas of Political Theory and Political Sciences (15 ECTS - choose three courses)* 
  • Current Research on Diverse Democracies (visiting professor: Peter A. Kraus, University of Augsburg)
  • Multilevel Political Competition: Parties, Citizens and Elections (Carolina Galais)
  • The current financial and economic crises and their impact on the social wellbeing of populations (Vicenç Navarro)
  • Actors and Institutions in the Analysis of Public Policy (Visnja Vukov)
  • Migration and Society (Pau Baizán)
  • The Construction of the EU and its Consequences on the European Population (Javier Arregui)
  • Nationalism Today (Klaus-Jürgen Nagel)
  • Diversity and Immigration Policies (Ricard Zapata and Nuria Franco)
  • Electoral Systems (Ignacio Lago)
  • Social psychological approaches to society and the individual (Verònica Benet-Martínez)
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis I (Group 1-Romain Lachat /Group 2- Jorge Rodríguez)
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis II (Group 1-Aïda Soler /Group 2- Bruno Arpino)
Module 4 (compulsory): Final Research Paper (20 ECTS)
  • Each student will be assigned a supervisor, chosen among all the professors of the programme (with the exception of the visiting professors).