Political science at UPF

Official University Master's degree

Research in political science

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màsters Oficials
In Barcelona (Spain)

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Important information

  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:
  • Credits: 60

Official Master's degree lasting one academic year and aiming to train pupils for academic research in politics and for political analysis in organisations dedicated to this task. It is primarily research-focused.

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Barcelona, Spain
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

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.

What you'll learn on the course

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

Course programme

The compulsory subjects for the Master's degree are:

  • Statistical analysis techniques I
  • Basics of political and social research
  • Statistical analysis techniques II
  • Analysis in political science
  • Initiation in political research
  • Master's thesis (20 ECTS)