University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Political Research

This course 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.

Course modules

Semester 1: Principles of research design; quantitative methods 1. Semester 2: Quantitative methods 2; qualitative methods. Elective modules: Policy analysis; comparative public policy; international institutions and regimes; European governance; European political economy.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways like essays, options papers and group projects. These account for two thirds of the total assessment while your dissertation accounts for one third of the total assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,800 per (Year 1) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per (Year 1) 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,400 per (Year 1) 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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