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Master in Political and Electoral Analysis

Graduate School of Economics and Political Science

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

Closed

☛  Places available: 40

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

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    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 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 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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    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
    • ☛ More than 40% of students complete extracurricular practices
    • 90% faculty with Doctor degree
    • ☛ Maximum 6 grants of € 1,500 each for the payment of tuition fees
    • ☛ UC3M is ranked 22 in the QS Ranking Top 50 Under 50, which includes the world's 50 top universities founded over the last 50 years
  • PROGRAM
  • FACULTY

    UC3M Faculty

    • GARCÍA ALBACETE, GEMA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (Mannheim)
    • MORO, ESTEBAN
      Department of Mathematics
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Physical Sciences (UC3M)
    • ORRIOLS, LLUÍS
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (Oxford)
    • RIERA, PEDRO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (Instituto Universitario Europeo)
    • SIMÓN, PABLO
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (Pompeu Fabra)
    • TORRE, MARGARITA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Sociology (Pompeu Fabra)

    External faculty

    • BARREIRO, BELÉN
      Founder and director
      PhD in Sociology (Complutense)
      DEMOSCOPIC COMPANY MYWORD
    • FERNÁNDEZ-ALBERTOS, JOSÉ 
      Tenured Scientist
      PhD in Political Science (Harvard)
      CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES
    • FERRÁNDIZ, JOSÉ PABLO 
      Principal Investigator
      PhD in Sociology (Complutense)
      DEMOSCOPIC COMPANY METROSCOPIA
    • JIMÉNEZ BUENO, MARÍA 
      Hired Professor PhD
      PhD in Political Science (Instituto Universitario Europeo)
      UNED
    • LLANERAS, KIKO 
      Data analyst and surveys
      PhD in Engineering (Valencia)
      EL PAÍS / JOTDOWN / POLITIKON
    • MICHAVILA, NARCISO 
      President
      PhD in Sociology (Complutense)
      DEMOSCOPIC COMPANY GAD3
    • MORAIS, SARA
      Head of Research Area
      Bachelor of Economics, Business Administration and Law
      “Encuestador Político del Año”  (The Victory Awards, 2016)
      DEMOSCOPIC COMPANY GAD3
    • PENADÉS, ALBERTO
      Associate Professor
      PhD in Political Science (UAM) 
      UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
    • PONT, ÀNGELS
      CEO
      Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration
      DEMOSCOPIC COMPANY GESOP
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:

      Access requirements

      According to art. 16 of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by the Royal Decree 861/2010, 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.

      All students will have to demonstrate a intermediate-high level of knowledge of Spanish equivalent to the B2 Level according to the European Higher Education Area of Languages. Students whose mother tongue is Spanish or that have previously taken University degrees in Spanish will not have any kind of language requirement.

       

      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

      You can check the language requirements of the generic language required to study for a Master at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      Foreign students

      Once admitted to the Master, foreign students with university degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES must present, for enrollment, the diploma attesting to equivalent training that allows access to postgraduate studies, legalized by diplomatic procedures, or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. More information about Legalization of Documents.

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

    • ENROLLMENT

      Program Price *

      Course 2018-2019

       

      • Reservation fee: €600 (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

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

      Financial aid/scholarships

       

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      * The price of enrollment does not include in any case the rate of expedition of the Master Degree Certificate.

      Additional information

      • You can register on the Master’s degree program when you have finished the application admission process and you have received your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrollment you can choose between  Full-time enrollment or Part-time enrollment.
      • The email address which the University provides to the student upon enrollment will be used principally for communications with said student. For this reason, it is essential that it be actualized and periodically consulted.
      • Failure to make payment shall result in non-admission or termination of enrollment according to that established by the University. In case of annulment of registration because of failure to make payment, Universities can demand payment for previous enrollment in earlier academic years as a previous condition for enrollment.
        Universities shall not issue a diploma or certificate when a student has payments of any kind pending.

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  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M Scholarships for the Year 2018/2019 *

    CALL AM01-18/19

    For the academic year 2018-19 has been published a call for a maximum of 6 grants for payment of the net enrollment rates for students accepted into the Master, with the following provision:

    • 6 grants of € 1,500

    Application deadline: 31st May 2018.

    Two possible resolutions: March or June 2018.

    ☛ Published 1st Partial Resolution dated 04/06/2018

    ☛ Published 2nd Final Resolution dated 07/09/2018


    The number of grants and amounts specified in the Annex to the notice, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply to them, can be even deserted as assessed by the Selection Committee for each program.


    Financial aid/scholarships

    » Electronic Bulletin of the UC3M (BOEL)

    General Information about grants and scholarships

    You can find more information about scholarships of UC3M and other agencies or entities.

    Financial aid/scholarships for graduate programs

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    Academic calendar

    Academic Calendar 2018/19

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    PROGRAM COURSE SCHEDULE

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    For the Academic Year 2018/19 the classes will be timetabled in the AFTERNOON.

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the program

    Material Resources of Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    OPINA system

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    Employability

    Acces 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
      • MyWord
      • GESOP
      • GAD3
      • PorCausa
      • IClaves

      The number of supplied positions to conduct extracurricular internships will be limited to the existing agreements. Likewise, the selection of students for these internships will be based on the specific requirements and criteria included in the corresponding agreements and the internal selection processes.

    • 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