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"The extremely helpful and devoted staff were key in developing my academic skills. It's easy to find open doors at Strathclyde" (Postgraduate Student Testimonials)

Why do people think and act the way they do in the real world of politics?

The MSc in Political Research provides focused training in research methods. The course is designed to train full-time and part-time students who wish to develop their professional skills in empirical political science. It also provides key methodological skills that increasingly determine progression to PhD. 

  • Explores different methodological approaches and their application to real-life political problems
  • Equips graduates with key transferable skills in research design, a range of research methods and their application, and the management of different types of data
  • Expertise concentrated in the Centre for Elections and Representation Studies
  • Masters students receive considerable time and attention from our staff in small-group seminars and individual supervision sessions
  • A pluralistic academic community - see our staff profiles
  • Flexible delivery with full-time (12 months) and part-time (24 months) options
  • Study politics at Masters level or do a research placement through the Erasmus  programme - from Finland to Italy, and from Portugal to Slovakia
  • A culturally vibrant setting for student life located on the University's city-centre campus, close to Glasgow's main attractions

Read more about the MSc in Political Research in the menu to the right.


for Sep 2015 entry to full-time MSc political research (Admission Code : GTMSC4)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time MSc political research (Admission Code : GTMSP1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.