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Research in Political Science, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #143 (WUR) Barcelona, Spain
This Master in Research in Political Science at Pompeu Fabra University is intended for people seeking to enter the field of political science research, whether with a view to subsequently pursuing doctoral studies or to deepening their knowledge in order to work in the public or private sector.
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This Master in Research in Political Science at Pompeu Fabra University aims to produce political science analysts and researchers with the necessary capacity for independent work to apply current analytical techniques and methods productively and the necessary capacity for group work to make valuable contributions to research teams, research centres, and analysis departments and offices.

Career prospects:

  • Teaching and research at universities and higher education institutions.
  • Professional practice in political institutions and public authorities at the local, regional, national and European Union levels.
  • Consulting for private sector companies that work with public organizations or on matters related to the public sector.
  • Study offices of political organizations, trade unions and interest groups.
  • Advising and management of non-governmental organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Political and Social Research
  • Idioms of Analysis in Political Science
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis 
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis 
  • Master Thesis Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
  • Curriculum Vitae in English.
  • A photocopy of proof of English language (level B2) PDF document
  • A letter of motivation in English stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation (both academic).
  • Identity Card or Passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3302 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3302 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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