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MSc in Political Science (Political Science and Political Economy)

Programme Code: TMPSPSPE

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

GV482 Political Science and Political Economy: Current Issues (0.5) # and GV4C8 Game Theory for Political Science (0.5)

Paper 3

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


DV431 Development Management (1.0)


DV490 Economic Development Policy I: Applied Policy Analysis for Macroeconomic Development (0.5)


DV491 Economic Development Policy II: Microeconomic Analysis (0.5) #


EC453 Political Economy (1.0) #


EU446 The Political Economy of European Monetary Integration (0.5) #


EU449 Emerging Markets, Political Transition and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe (0.5) #


EU453 The Political Economy of European Welfare States (0.5)


EU477 Labour Markets and the Political Economy of Employment in Europe (0.5) #


EU4A4 The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution (0.5)


GV441 States and Markets (0.5)


GV454 Parties, Elections and Governments (0.5)


GV4A2 Citizens' Political Behaviour in Europe: Elections Public Opinion and Identities (0.5) #


GV4E2 Capitalism and Democracy (0.5)


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


GV4F8 Institutions and Global Trade (0.5)


GV4G1 Applied Quantitative Methods for Public Policy and Political Science (0.5) #


GV4H6 Behavioural Political Economy (0.5) #


GV4J6 Game Theory for Research (0.5) #


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


GV4L1 Analytical Approaches to British Politics (0.5) #


IR467 Global Environmental Politics (0.5) *


IR468 The Political Economy of Trade (0.5) *


IR469 Politics of Money in the World Economy (0.5) # *


MY452L Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #


MY452M Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #


MY455 Multivariate Analysis and Measurement (0.5) #


MY457 Causal Inference for Observational and Experimental Studies (0.5) #


MY459 Quantitative Text Analysis (0.5) #


PP440 Micro and Macro Economics (for Public Policy) (1.0) *


PP4J5 Fiscal Governance and Budgeting (0.5)


SP434 Behavioural Public Policy (0.5)


Or another 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 available with permission

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

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.