UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Democracy and Comparative Politics

This course focuses on the design, creation, and operation of democratic institutions. Students gain understanding of when a given set of institutes are appropriate for a society and what will make them function, and how scholars have thought about these matters, applying theory to examples of institution-building and design.

Entry requirements

As a minimum, a strong upper 2nd Class (65%) Honours degree from a UK university; a CGPA of 3.45; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Course modules

Core compulsory modules: democracy and constitutional design; democratic political institutions; introduction to qualitative methods or advanced qualitative methods; introduction to quantitative methods or advanced quantitative methods; options; choose 1 of the following: the European Union, globalisation and the state; parliaments, political parties and policy making; governing divided societies.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars. Assessment is through unseen examinations, long essays, coursework, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,190 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,195 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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