1 academic year full time, 2 academic years part time (60 ECTS credits)


 From September to June

Tuition fee

 Tuition fee of the current year



Course types


Doctoral studies to which it grants acces

 PhD in Political and Social Sciences




 Campus de la Ciutadella 

Title acquired by the students once the Master is finished

 Master's Degree in Political Science



The Master of Research in Political Science offers a solid academic and professional training. It is open to all students interested in political science, who want to deepen their knowledge of political processes, to improve their ability to analyze current events, and to acquire more experience in conducting social science research. It consists of a core set of compulsory classes in research methods and quantitative methods, and offers a wide range of optional classes, covering most areas of political science (comparative politics, political economy, EU integration, public policies, political behaviour, political theory, and more). The Master of Research in Political Science culminates in the writing of a final thesis, based on an independent research project. This programme will prepare you to start a PhD or a professional career requiring strong analytical skills, as well as an independent and critical mind.

The Master of Research in Political Science is taught entirely in English. Students come from all over the world, creating an international and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Seminars and lectures are in small groups, giving participants many possibilities to interact with their fellow students and with professors.

Moreover, you have the possibility to opt for a two-year, double degree programme in conjunction with a partner university, such as the University of Konstanz (Germany) or the University of Warwick (UK). This means that you study one year in each institution, write a single Master thesis, and receive a Master degree from each university.

Coordinator of the program: Dr. Javier Arregui