Taught course

Political Science

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This advanced programme will allow you to apply theories, methods, techniques and concepts to a range of substantive political and policy problems, while developing analytical skills in key areas of political science research.

You will have the opportunity to specialise in either political analytics or media and democracy. Focusing on political analytics will allow you to expand your analytical abilities through game theory and will give you the opportunity to work with different types of data relevant for quantitative political research. Data analytics can use different types of statistical research methods to answer research questions and test theoretical hypotheses of critical importance.

Focusing on media and democracy will allow you to learn about methods of analysing political issues in the modern media environment. This programme explores a range of advanced concepts and approaches to the study of media and democratic politics. You will also develop the methodological tools required to critically analyse the ways in which the media depict political events, news and phenomena.

Information for international students

Our English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Politics and International Studies
Email
pgpolis@leeds.ac.uk