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Current Democracies (Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #143 (WUR) Barcelona, Spain
On the Master in Current Democracies (Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism) at Pompeu Fabra University, you will learn about linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. 
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The first decades of the 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.

This Master in Current Democracies (Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism) at Pompeu Fabra University is aimed at holders of a degree in the field of Political Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences, Humanities and Health Sciences, and who wish to make a start in academic research in the discipline of political theory, with the aim of going on to study a doctorate or to deepen their knowledge in this field.

Careers prospects:

  • Expert political analysts on theoretical, practical and compared analysis of institutions,
  • processes and public policies in culturally diverse democracies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals cf Political and Social Research 

  • Democracy and Political Liberalism: Theoretical and Institutional Features 
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Diversity and Immigration Policies 
  • Electoral Systems 
  • Immigration Governance 

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

Mandatory documents:
  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma
  • 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) 
  • A letter of motivation in English stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words)
  • Two academic or professional letters of reccommendation (free-form and with the letterhead of the issuing institution).
  • 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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