Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

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.

Course Modules

Core units: elections and voting behaviour; public opinion and political participation; introduction to quantitative research methods in politics and international; dissertation. Elective units: British political parties; public policy; introduction to qualitative methods in politics and international relations.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of a 2.1 UK honours degree or overseas equivalent. IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,550  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip