University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Political Research

This course provides students with focused training in research methods. It helps students to develop their professional skills in empirical political science. The course explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems. It aims to equips students 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 students research skills, this course aims to enhance the ability to choose appropriate research methods and confront the issues of research design.

Entry requirements

First or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science; a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5) or TOEFL ib 92.

Course modules

Core modules: principles of research design; qualitative methods; quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2. Elective modules: policy analysis; comparative public policy; international institutions and regimes; contesting global governance; European governance; European political economy.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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