24 months
5212 EUR/year
2791 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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, run entirely in English.


Aims and objectives

The Master of Social Sciences at Carlos III University of Madrid is a Master of excellence, interdisciplinary, with a strong emphasis on methodology, and academically demanding.

The goal of the Master is to train students to do solid and rigorous research in the core topics of the Social Sciences from comparative, historical and quantitative perspectives. The Master offers courses on sociological analysis, social stratification, comparative politics, international relations, economic history, political economy, game theory, statistics and research design.

The faculty consists of members of the IC3JM, the Department of Social Sciences, and the Departments of Economics and Statistics of the Carlos III University as well as visiting professors (leading scholars who are invited to teach a course in the Master).

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to the Master of Social Sciences will be necessary to hold a Spanish university degree or another issued by an institution of higher education of the European Higher Education Area superior (EEES) empower access to postgraduate studies.
  • 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.
  • All students must enroll previous Complement learning in Mathematics and Statistics that are indicated in the program (4 ECTS). When the previous studies make not necessary to take them, the student must request the validation of that credits by the usual procedure of Recognition of credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5212 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5212 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2791 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2791 EUR per year during 24 months.


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