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Master in Global and Comparative Politics - MSc

Master’s Degree
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  • IELTS Overall Band: 6.5
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This course allows you to focus on these questions and other questions of your choice and apply them to politics in developed and developing countries. This course will provide you with an overview of classical and contemporary debates in comparative politics. You learn about important research methods in political research, as well as the major issues and topics in this section of political science. Essex political and social science Department of State is one of the most respected institutions in Europe, with an impressive record of teaching, research and publication. The UK is ranked highest in research (REF 2014), and we have been the most populous political department in the country since the inception of the country.

This degree will allow you to study hypothesis testing, linear regression models, and more advanced regression models ubiquitous in political science, accompanied by data science and R programming skills. Most of the curriculum will provide you with an overview of how political scientists study the social world and the types of questions they ask. You will learn become familiar with current research in the discipline and learn how to synthesize and extrapolate core concepts from it. You will also gain experience in the practical as well as in the theoretical aspects of intervention and mediation, exploring the applicability of various tools and techniques for international conflict, and making use of negotiation and mediation techniques in role playing exercises and other types of simulations.


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October 2020

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