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Master in Political and Electoral Analysis

Graduate School of Economics and Political Science

Graduate Economics and Political Science School
Direction
Prof. Pedro Riera Sagrera
Deputy Direction
Prof. Gema García Albacete, Prof. Lluis Orriols i Galve, Prof. Pablo Simón Cosano
Language
Spanish
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

 Open 

☛  Places available: 40

Departments
Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM), Social Sciences Department

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  • Inicio

    We are in times of big political transformations. The emergence of new actors and the celebration of electoral contests with the most uncertain outcomes even has provoked that the interest in politics has risen significantly all over the world. For all this, there is a large demand in consolidated democracies and recently democratized countries of experts in political and electoral analysis.

    The University Masters in Political and Electoral Analysis will provide with the theoretical and empirical skills needed to understand the big questions related to public opinion and electoral processes. With this programme you will obtain the knowledge and the advanced tools on political behaviour and quantitative data analysis, and also a comparative perspective of the incentives of the political actors and their main strategies.

    The Masters is a one-year programme throughout which the students will take several compulsory introductory and advanced courses in electoral data analysis techniques and will also be enrolled in a series of courses on political actors and behaviour, campaigns and electoral systems, starting with the Spanish case but going much further.

    The Masters is preferably addressed to students in the fields of Social Sciences, Communication, Law or Economy; it is also well suited to current politicians, public administration workers, and people that are occupied in media, social organizations or that belong to the third sector.

    The Masters will get you ready for professional careers in survey companies, political journalism in media, think-tanks and research centers, and also in public administrations with interest in electoral data analysis and public opinion.

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    🎥 │ Master in Political and Electoral Analysis

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    reasons to study master in Political and Electoral Analysis

     

     

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ A maximum of 40 students per class
    • 70% of our graduates obtain jobs within 3 months after graduation
    • 90% faculty with Doctor degree
    • ☛ UC3M is ranked 35 in the QS Ranking Top 50 Under 50, which includes the world's 50 top universities founded over the last 50 years
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M Faculty

    • GARCÍA ALBACETE, GEMA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (Mannheim)
      Brief CV
    • LEÓN, SANDRA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Talent Researcher
      PhD in Political Science (UAM)
    • LORENZO, JAVIER
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Political Science (UC3M)
      Brief CV
    • MORO, ESTEBAN
      Department of Mathematics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Physical Sciences (UC3M)
      Brief CV
    • ORRIOLS, LLUÍS
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Oxford)
      Brief CV
    • RIERA, PEDRO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (European University Institute)
      Brief CV
    • SIMÓN, PABLO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (Pompeu Fabra)
      Brief CV
    • TORRE, MARGARITA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Sociology (Pompeu Fabra)
      Brief CV

    External faculty

    • BALAGUER, JAIME
      Technical advisor
      PhD in Political Science (UAM)
      CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES SOCIOLÓGICAS
    • BARREIRO, BELÉN
      Founder and director
      PhD in Sociology (Complutense)
      DEMOSCOPIC COMPANY 40dB
    • CORRADI, GUIDO
      Assistant Professor PhD
      PhD in Psychology (UIB)
      UNIVERSIDAD CAMILO JOSÉ CELA
    • FOGUET, CARLES
      General Manager of Communications
      Bachelor in Political Science (UAB)
      GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
    • FRAILE, MARTA
      Senior Scientist
      PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Instituto Universitario Europeo)
      CSIC
    • JIMÉNEZ BUENO, MARÍA
      Hired Professor PhD
      PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Instituto Universitario Europeo)
      UNED
    • LLANERAS, KIKO
      Data analyst and surveys
      PhD in Engineering (Valencia)
      EL PAÍS / JOTDOWN / POLITIKON
    • MÉNDEZ LAGO, MÓNICA
      Technical Advisor
      PhD in Political and Social Sciences (Instituto Universitario Europeo)
      CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES SOCIOLÓGICAS
    • PASADAS DEL AMO, SARA
      Researcher
      PhD in Sociology (Universidad de Navarra)
      IESA-CSIC
    • PELEITERO, ISABEL
      General Manager
      Degree in Psychology (Universidad Complutense)
      IMOP INSIGHTS
    • PENADÉS, ALBERTO
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (UAM) 
      UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
    • RODON, TONI
      Visiting Professor
      PhD in Political Science (Pompeu Fabra) 
      UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      Access requirements

      According to the Royal Decree 822/2021 of 28 September 2021, to be admitted in the Masters of Political and Electoral Analysis it is necessary to hold a Spanish University degree or some other awarded by one higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that allow you to start a postgraduate degree. In case of students whose degree do not belong to the European Higher Education Area, it will not be necessary the homologation of the degree, even though the University will check that the student’s academic formation is equivalent to the one provided by a Spanish official degree and whether this degree allows the student to conduct postgraduate studies in his/her home country. 

      We will give priority to the applications from social sciences (i.e., political science, sociology, international studies, economy, and history), law, communication sciences (e.g., journalism), but we will also take into serious consideration applications from students with the appropriate motivation and capacity or professional experience in the field of the political and electoral analysis (e.g., from media or survey companies).

      Before starting the Masters, the students will be able to take zero courses on basic foundations of political analysis (where the essential notions of social research are provided) and introductions to the statistical software that will be employed in the subsequent courses of the Masters. The students that are able to show enough competence on the topics covered by these introductory courses, and also depending on their previous degree or the additional formation they can demonstrate.

       

      Admission criteria

      The submitted applications will be evaluated and assessed up to a total of 10 points according to the following elements:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHT
      Academic record of the previous degree 50%
      Professional experience or motivation, interest and reference letters 35%
      Grades obtained in those subjects that are essential to take the Masters 15%

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      FEES *

      2022-2023 Academic year

       

      Reservation fee: €600

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €5,700 (€95/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €9,000 (€150/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Programme’s fees


      NOTE: The enrolment fees do not include the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate

       


      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the academic year 22/23

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 2022/2023 │ CLOSED

    General scholarships for official Master's Degree students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Application deadline: March 30 to May 12, 2022 at 24.00h, peninsular time, both inclusive.
      Application deadline extended until May 16, 2022. 
    • The application must be completed using the form accessible online through the Sede electrónica or at www.educacionyfp.gob.es.

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    General information on scholarships

    For more information on specific scholarships of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

    🎓 │ Scholarships to study a University Master

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    Material Resources of the programme

    Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

    titulo cabecera para sección quejas, reclamaciones y sugerencias

    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    Contact mailbox 

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    Employability

    Access to Employment and internships

  • JOB AND INTERNSHIPS
    • INTERNSHIPS

      Collaborations

      The UC3M has agreements of educational cooperation to conduct extracurricular (elective) internships associated to the subjects covered in the Masters of Political and Electoral Analysis. These entities and institutions are:

      • Metroscopia
      • 40dB
      • PorCausa
      • Alternativas
      • IMOP

      The number of places offered for external internships is LIMITED, depends on the existing agreements, the needs of the entities and institutions mentioned and varies from year to year. Likewise, the selection of students for internships must take into account the specific requirements and criteria stipulated in this regard by the respective agreements and the internal selection processes of each entity and institution.

    • CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

      Once students finish the Masters, they should be able to lead and participate in the analysis and interpretation of public opinión studies and electoral behaviour applying the theoretical framework of the main studies in the field of political science.

      Once students finish the Masters, students should be able to actively contribute to the design of survey studies and the analysis of public opinion in organizations linked to electoral processes. They should be able to correctly interpret the information, summarize it, visually show it through graphs and prepare an strategic plan, in case of being needed, derived from the available information.

      Once students finish the Masters, they will be able to work in different companies and institutions that deal with political and electoral analysis. Moreover, they will possess the required tools to conduct their projects on their own. Some of the possible professional careers after the Masters include:

      • Worker in survey companies
      • Worker in consulting companies that deal with statistical data
      • Analyst in radio stations and TV channels
      • Analyst in data sections of media
      • Institutional offices
      • Consultancy for political parties and third sector