Taught course

Political Research

Institution
University of Strathclyde · School of Government and Public Policy
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc in Political Research provides you with focused training in research methods. It helps you to develop your professional skills in empirical political science.

The course explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems. It equips you with key transferable skills in:

  • research design
  • a range of research methods and their application
  • the management of different types of data

Along with giving you research skills, this course will enhance your ability to choose appropriate research methods and confront the issues of research design.

It's organised into core and optional classes. You’ll also complete a dissertation.

You can do a research placement through the Erasmus programme.

Options range from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
HaSS PGT Enquiries
Email
hass-pgt-enquiries@strath.ac.uk
Phone
0141 444 8600