UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course focuses on the design, creation, and operation of democratic institutions. Students gain understanding of when a given set of institutes are appropriate for a society and what will make them function, and how scholars have thought about these matters, applying theory to examples of institution'building and design.

Course Modules

Core compulsory modules: democracy and constitutional design; democratic political institutions; introduction to qualitative methods or advanced qualitative methods; introduction to quantitative methods or advanced quantitative methods; options; choose 1 of the following: the European Union, globalisation and the state; parliaments, political parties and policy making; governing divided societies.

Course Additional Entry

As a minimum, a strong upper 2nd Class (65%) Honours degree from a UK university; a CGPA of 3.45; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant practical or work experience in a related field may also be taken into account.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,190  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,195  Academic year. First year home fees