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MSc in Political Science (Political Behaviour)

Programme Code: TMPSPB

Department: Government

For students starting this programme of study in 2023/24

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

GV481 Quantitative Analysis for Political Science (0.5)

Paper 2

GV4N4 Comparative Political Behaviour (1.0)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


GV439 Government and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe (0.5)


GV454 Parties, Elections and Governments (0.5)


GV4A2 Citizens' Political Behaviour in Europe: Elections Public Opinion and Identities (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


GV4B9 The Second Europe (0.5)


GV4C8 Game Theory for Political Science (0.5)


GV4E8 Power Sharing and Institutional Design in Divided Societies (0.5)


GV4F8 Institutions and Global Trade (0.5)


GV4F9 The Challenges of Governance in sub-Saharan Africa (0.5)


GV4H6 Behavioural Political Economy (0.5) #  (not available 2023/24)


GV4J4 Citizen Representation and Democracy in the European Union (0.5)  (not available 2023/24)


GV4J9 Populism (0.5)


GV4K1 Opening Government: Transparency, Accountability, and Participation (0.5)


GV4L6 Political Economy of Inequality (0.5)


GV4L7 Political Participation and Representation in Latin America (0.5)


Or any other option to the value of 0.5 unit, approved by the stream convenor.

Paper 4

GV499 Dissertation (1.0)

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
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