Social Sciences

Carlos III University of Madrid

24 months
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The Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM) at Carlos III University of Madrid offers a two-year, official Master of Social Sciences, fully run in English. It corresponds to 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).


The goal of the Master of Social Sciences at Carlos III University of Madrid is to train students to do high-level research in the core topics of the Social Sciences. The Master provides an advanced, interdisciplinary training in Social Sciences, with a strong emphaisis on methodological issues and quantitative techniques, so that the students acquire the skills required for research design, hypothesis formulation, and data analysis.

Learning outcomes

The Master covers three areas: political science, sociology, and economic history. During the first year, all courses are mandatory, with two differentiated blocs. On the one hand, substantive courses in sociological analysis, social stratification, comparative politics, economic history and political economy; on the other, methodological courses (statistics, game theory, and research design). During the second year, there are a few methodological courses and students can choose among three different specialization paths (political science, sociology, economic history).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics 
  • Economics
  • States, Regimes and Institutions
  • Sociological Analysis 
  • Historical Analysis of Economic Change
  • The Political Economy of Democracy
  • Game Theory Applications in Political Science
  • Itinierario II: Sociología

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Priority will be given to graduate students in social studies and legal (political science, sociology, economics, history, law), but the door is left open access to any graduate long as you have the motivation and adequate capacity.

Before starting official Master courses, students will have to perform some training complements in mathematics and statistics, unless they can demonstrate to the director of the Master an intermediate level in these areas, depending on their degree of access or complementary training demonstrable.

  • Academic record of studies access: 50%
  • Adequacy of previous training objectives of the Master (university of origin and courses attended): 25%
  • Others: 10%

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