The dynamic interactions between political parties and voters underpin the foundations of modern democratic politics. Our new 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.
Key facts about the course
||Master of Science or Postgraduate Diploma
||1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
|Department and Faculty
||Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
To be confirmed
|Contact for more information
Fees / funding
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How to apply
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