Master's Degree in Political Science in Barcelona in Spain

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Spanish universities regulate access to their own degrees and they fix the academic fees. They can also offer unofficial postgraduate degrees. The capital city Madrid has possibly the largest number of bars per capita of any European city and a very active nightlife.

Being the 2nd largest city in Spain, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia province. It has over 4 million inhabitants. It is a vibrant city that hosts thousands of tourists annually. It is home to university of Barcelona among others.

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Research Master in Political Sciences

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

This master's programme is intended for people seeking to enter the field of political science research, whether with a view to subsequently pursuing doctoral studies or to deepening their knowledge in order to work in the public or private sector... [+]

Masters in Political Science in Barcelona in Spain. Research Master in Political Sciences This master's programme is intended for people seeking to enter the field of political science research, whether with a view to subsequently pursuing doctoral studies or to deepening their knowledge in order to work in the public or private sector. Objectives The programme aims to produce political science analysts and researchers with the necessary capacity for independent work to apply current analytical techniques and methods productively and the necessary capacity for group work to make valuable contributions to research teams, research centres, and analysis departments and offices. Who is it for? Candidates must hold an official university degree in the political and social sciences, legal sciences, humanities or health sciences issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area. Candidates must likewise have an excellent academic transcript, be prepared to enrol on an exclusive and full-time basis, and have a command of English equivalent to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Structure The master's programme is made up of four modules. All students must complete Modules 1 and 2 and choose three subjects from Module 3. Module 4 consists of a master's degree final project, worth 20 credits, to be supervised by a permanent member of the programme's faculty (i.e., not a visiting lecturer). All subjects are worth 5 credits. Content Module 1. Research methodology and techniques (15 compulsory credits) Statistical Analysis Techniques I Fundamentals of Political and Social Research Statistical Analysis Techniques II Module 2. Fundamentals of political science (10 compulsory credits) Introduction to Political Research Idioms of Analysis in Political Science Module 3. In-depth exploration of certain areas of political science (15 optional credits) Federalism and Federations: Political Theory and Comparative Politics The Current Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on the Social Welfare of Populations The Construction of the EU and Its Consequences for the European People Migrations and Society Qualitative Research Methods Research Seminar and Data Analysis Democracy and Political Liberalism: Theoretical and Institutional Aspects Actors and Institutions in Public Policy Analysis Electoral Systems Citizenship and Democracy in the European Union Causal Modelling Political Competition in Multilevel Contexts: Parties, Citizens and Elections Comparative Political Economy: Systems, Conflict and Development Module 4. Master's degree final project (20 compulsory credits) Knowledge, skills and competences acquired Development of the necessary research skills to successfully pursue a PhD in political science. High-level training in research and analysis in the field of political science. Specialized training in the research areas of the UPF's Department of Political and Social Sciences. Ability to development innovative research lines in the research areas of the UPF's Department of Political and Social Sciences. Development of general skills to enhance future job prospects. Career prospects Teaching and research at universities and higher education institutions. Professional practice in political institutions and public authorities at the local, regional, national and European Union levels. Consulting for private sector companies that work with public organizations or on matters related to the public sector. Study offices of political organizations, trade unions and interest groups. Advising and management of non-governmental organizations. [-]

Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona + 1 more

Linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. The first decades of the century are a testimony of a process of political, economic and technological change with global and irreversible characteristics that raises both challenges and opportunities for modern liberal democracies.... [+]

Master in Current Democracies: Nationalism, Federalism and Multiculturalism Linguistic, national, ethnic, religious and cultural diversity is a consolidated reality in the world of modern democracies and is a trend of growing importance. The first decades of the century are a testimony of a process of political, economic and technological change with global and irreversible characteristics that raises both challenges and opportunities for modern liberal democracies. The main objective of this programme is to prepare high-level academicians and professionals in the area of political theory, with the capacity of becoming specialists who can compete successfully in international academic and professional sphere. To achieve this, an advanced level of knowledge has to be attained, with special emphasis on the handling of methods and techniques with which to analyse the practical transformation of current societies and influence them. The master's degree therefore seeks to develop generic competences that will enhance the holder's professional activity in relation to their capacity of analysis, synthesis and communication; the capacity of adapting to new situations and the creation of new knowledge; interpersonal relationship skills in an international context; and ethical responsibility. From the outset the intention has been for the programme to be completely consistent with the values and basic principles of respect for democratic rights, equal opportunities, promotion and safeguarding of peace, general equality and accessibility to persons with disabilities. Who is it for? This master is aimed at holders of a degree in the field of Political Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences, Humanities and Health Sciences, and who wish to make a start in academic research in the discipline of political theory, with the aim of going on to study a doctorate or to deepen their knowledge in this field. Structure Module 1: Methodology and Research Techniques (15 ECTS). Module 2: Fundamentals of Theory and Political Science (10 ECTS). Module 3: Deepening in some areas of Theory and Political Science (15 ECTS). Module 4: Final Research Project (20 ECTS). Skills acquired in this programme On completing it, the student will be capable of: Understanding the main theories and approaches of political theory. Understanding the institutions and processes of democratic and federal political systems. Understanding the structure and processes of the political players in different societies. Understanding the value and concepts of the legitimating processes in culturally diverse democracies. Recognizing and understanding the theories of democracy, federalism, and nationalism. Defining and understanding the historic dimension of multiculturalism in modern democracies. Operating with theoretical, quantitative, qualitative and comparative research data. Career prospects Expert political analysts on theoretical, practical and compared analysis of institutions, processes and public policies in culturally diverse democracies. [-]

Master's Degree In Diplomacy And International Civil

CEI Interanational Affaris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The training offered by the CIS International Affairs includes programs for professionals who want to specialize or complement their experience, and programs designed for graduates who wish to engage in diplomacy or international relations. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Barcelona in Spain. Training Programs The training offered by the CIS International Affairs includes programs for professionals who want to specialize or complement their experience, and programs designed for graduates who wish to engage in diplomacy or international relations. PresentaciĆ³n The current globalized international society is becoming more complex, dynamic and interdependent day. In addition, a significant number of other actors such as international organizations, sub-state entities, NGOs and transnational corporations, among others together with States involved. All these entities need be provided with a highly qualified staff policy and international action, while multilingual and negotiation skills, communication and leadership. The Master in Diplomacy and International Civil Service, aims to train professionals to be diplomats, officials of international organizations and the European Union, experts and advisers internationally entities (NGOs, consultancy ...), managers of international projects in the administration, etc., with the help of the best qualified professionals in each sector. This preparation is completed with a mandatory stay of practices in Embassies, Consulates, Permanent Representations, international organizations, companies and others. GOALS Knowing the structure, function, skills and access mechanisms and prepare for a career path in the diplomatic corps, an international organization, the European Union and multinational companies. Know and understand the functioning of the European Union, its external relations, common commercial policy, the internal market and competition law and free movement of people, among other areas. Know and apply the legal principles of diplomacy and paradiplomacy, especially the state national law which affects relations and international law, the law of international trade, and the recruitment and international arbitration. Knowing the principles of environmental protection and management of energy resources from a legal, political and economic perspective, as well as the principles and institutions of sustainable development. Addressed to All those graduates interested in the subject. Career prospects Diplomacy. International staff of the UN, NATO, the EU and many other international organizations. Advisory and technical public institutions in international matters, and therefore work in the central and regional government, provincial Councils ... Personal communication departments and international area businesses, foundations, academic centers ... Working at consulates of other states accredited in Spain. Expert in specific field of international relations in NGOs. [-]

Master in Conflictology

UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Online Full time 5 semesters October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. [+]

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner. Conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, studies and culture of peace are synonyms and they describe the scientific and multi-disciplinary approach of conflictology. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities and peace research institutes from different countries around the world get together in this virtual course that makes it possible, with the UOC's years' experience, for anyone, no matter where they live, to access this international master course and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. Objectives to know the theory, its different approaches and the nature of contemporary conflicts to acquire skills of analysis and the ability to plan actions for peaceful interventions, both for the prevention of conflicts and for intervening during their development to learn techniques and strategies for intelligent non-violent intervention in conflict situations to access information and knowledge to be able to develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the quest for positive specific solutions to be able to lead and facilitate negotiation and mediation processes to transform the way to communicate both to prevent and to end conflicts. Compentencies Understanding the overall concept of what we mean by conflict resolution, its terminology and the action criteria, techniques and methods specific to it. Understanding and learning how to analyse how family, education, political, social and armed conflicts occur and also learn how to manage, transform and resolve them using strategies, techniques and resources for an intelligent and non-violent intervention. Acquiring the skills to analyse and plan the action in peaceful interventions in conflicts, both from the prevention and intervention perspective as the conflict occurs. Having the ability to develop communication aspects to prevent, direct and pacify conflicts. Knowing how to find information and knowledge to develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the search for specific and positive solutions. Designing, managing and developing conflict resolution processes based on the different techniques and procedures. Student profile any person with responsibilities and interests in solving conflicts consultants, executives, leaders, lawyers of any industry civil servants and managers of private and public organisations directors and staff of NGOs, companies and other organisations working in conflict areas, in reconstruction, development and international cooperation politicians and trade unionists members of the armed forces and the police. Academic requirements To be admitted on a master's degree or postgraduate diploma course, you need to be able to accredit an official qualification. If you cannot accredit this qualification, you will be awarded a university extension diploma. To be admitted on a specialization course (specialization certificate), you do not need to be able to accredit an official qualification. To be able to read and write in English. Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required. Learning resources UOC graduate courses have digital format materials. Students receive the materials as the course progresses. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Master in Political Science

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The master's degree in Political Science of the UAB offers advanced training in political analysis. The programme provides students with the theoretical and methodological tools and skills that are essential for those wanting to carry out doctoral research, or develop their academic career as consultants, analysts and political advisers. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Barcelona in Spain. The master's degree in Political Science of the UAB offers advanced training in political analysis. The programme provides students with the theoretical and methodological tools and skills that are essential for those wanting to carry out doctoral research, or develop their academic career as consultants, analysts and political advisers. The profile of the master's degree students is highly international and multidisciplinary. The master's degree in Political Science welcomes applications from graduates in political science and other social sciences. The master's degree is taught by professors and researchers in the Department of Political Science at the UAB, together with professors from other universities from Spain and abroad. Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time. Career options The Master's degree in Political Science is an advanced studies programme that enables students to move on into the following highly-qualified professional groups: Research: advanced research in politics, activities that allow the generation of new scientific knowledge in the discipline, exhaustive and precise analysis of complex political phenomena, transfer of knowledge using the appropriate formats depending on the type of audience. Public administration: directive, management, coordination, study, assessment and planning tasks in any sector of public administration, political institutions and organisations operating at international, European, national, regional or local levels. Political organisations, interest-representing and non-governmental organisations: direction, strategic planning, assessment, coordination and communication within the organisation. Private sector: tasks requiring highly qualified advisers, consultancy and assistance in public administration bodies, political institutions and organisations, interest-representing and non-governmental organisations, as well as liaison between state-run and private enterprises Master description The master's degree in Political Science comprises 60 ECTS credits to be taken in two terms (30+30) over one academic year. Of these 60 ECTS, 40 correspond to a compulsory module, 10 to optional modules and 10 to the Master Thesis. During the first semester, students will enrol in three compulsory 10 ECTS credit modules ("Democracy and Citizenship", "Public Policy Analysis and Management" and "Introduction to Research"). In the second semester, students will enrol in one compulsory 10 ECTS credits module, "Research Techniques"; in the "Master Thesis" module worth 10 ECTS credits and in one of the optional 10 ECTS credits modules "Spanish and Catalan Politics" , "Socio-Political Marketing" or "Migration Policies, Integration, and Management of Religious Diversity"). The Master's Degree Committee may exceptionally permit students to enrol in the optional module of "European Integration: Theory and Political Process" during their first semester.\ Access Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue. Admission requirements To be admitted to the Master's degree you must: - Hold a four-year or three-year degree, preferably in Political Sciences, Sociology, Law, Economy, Journalism, History or other similar areas. If you hold a degree in other areas you may need to enrol on additional courses suitable to your academic needs. In general terms, you may need courses in the subjects of political science and public management and in quantitative data analysis methodologies. - Have a good level of English (level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference). [-]

Master's in International Security

Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master's in International Security is an interdisciplinary programme intended to educate future professionals in the area of peace and war studies. Its aims are to provide students with a [+]

Master's in International SecurityThe Master's in International Security is an interdisciplinary programme intended to educate future professionals in the area of peace and war studies. Its aims are to provide students with a comprehensive set of analytical skills, robust training in research methods, and a deep understanding of international conflicts in the 21st century.The postgraduate programme in International Security combines theory and practice and provides students with both academic rigour and policy relevance. Over 45 modules in international studies are taught every year by leading academics and an international array of distinguished scholars. In addition, students have access to visiting academics, serving officials, government experts and practitioners who give regular public lectures and research seminars at IBEI.IBEI’s teaching model is organised around lectures, seminars and small tutorials. Modules are capped and candidates are expected to actively participate in the form of presentations, group work and assignment writing. In addition, students are assigned a personal tutor and their progress is monitored throughout the academic year. IBEI also develops transferable skills that students can apply in their future international careers.Target GroupThe advanced Master's in International Security programme, taught in English, is tailored for individuals considering a high level career in government, private industry or non-governmental international organisations, or those wishing to pursue an academic career. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in political sciences, international relations, economics or equivalent.The IBEI career development service facilitates the access of its graduates to internships and vacancies in both public and private organisations. Previous IBEI graduates have pursued careers in state and international institutions, as well as multinational companies, NGOs and third sector organisations.The Institute enjoys an unrivalled location in the heart of Barcelona, next to Las Ramblas, and within the historic quarter of El Raval. Students enjoy the proximity of academic, social and cultural opportunities as well as the facilities of the Barcelona university system and IBEI's sister institution, the think tank CIDOB. SyllabusThe course syllabus presents an innovative structure, stimulating continuous learning, with highly-qualified IBEI teaching staff as well as associate faculty from the three universities that jointly offer the degree, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as well as to other major international academic institutions.The programme's syllabus (2012-2013) is made up of a combination of core subjects and a wide range of electives that reflect the students' individual interests, comprising at total of 60 ECTS. The Master’s in International Security includes three different types of courses and a final research project:... [-]