Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Elections, Public Opinion and Parties

Our MSc in Elections, Public Opinion and Parties provides students with a thorough grounding in the empirical theories and methods used for exploring and explaining models of party competition, public opinion and voting behaviour. The degree's substantive component gives you insights into the reality of political representation and accountability, as well as how political leaders and the media shape and respond to public preferences. The methodological component provides you with valuable analytical and research skills that will prepare you for careers in government, political consultancy, NGOs and research organisations.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.1 UK honours degree or overseas equivalent. Mature students with substantial work experience will also be considered. If English is not your first language, our IELTS requirements are 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Course modules

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PgDip

Mandatory modules: Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations; Theories and Qualitative Approaches in Politics and International Relations; Elections and Voting Behaviour; Political Participation and Public Opinion. A wide variety of optional modules are also available.

MSc

Mandatory modules:
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations;
Theories and Qualitative Approaches in Politics and International Relations;
Elections and Voting Behaviour;
Political Participation and Public Opinion;
Dissertation.

A wide variety of optional modules are also available.

Assessment methods

PgDip

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework and examinations.

MSc

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months

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