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February 2018 - Archive


Third edition of the postgraduate programs


Places are now available at for the third edition of the postgraduate programs.

The call is now open for the third edition of the IC3JM postgraduate programs: the Master’s in Social Sciences, of two years, and the Master’s in Political and Electoral Analysis, of one year.

Master's in Social Sciences

This is an academic research Master’s, of two years (120 credits), wholly given in English.

It aspires to be a Master’s with an international reputation within the Social Sciences, as demanding, intense and rigorous as the best postgraduate programs in the United States and Europe.

The aim of this Master’s is to teach students to undertake high level research in the key themes of the social sciences. The Master’s provides advanced and interdisciplinary training in the social sciences, by stressing the importance of methodology and quantitative analysis.

The Master’s covers three fields: Political Science, Sociology and Economic History.

In the first year, all courses are common, with two differentiated blocks: on the one hand, substantive courses in sociological analysis, social stratification, comparative politics, economic history and political economy; on the other, methodological courses in statistics, game theory and research design.

In the second year, there are some additional methodological courses and the student can choose one of the three specializing routes (Political Science, Sociology and Economic History).

Master’s students can continue their research on the Doctorate in Social Sciences that the Department of Social Sciences of the UC3M offers in collaboration with the IC3JM.

The faculty comprises members of IC3JM, the Department of Social Sciences and the Departments of Economics and Statistics, of the Carlos III University.

Furthermore, in each edition of the Master’s internationally prestigious external professors will be invited to lecture. In the fourth-month period of Spring, external professors include Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim), Luis de la Calle (CIDE, Mexico), José Fernández Albertos (CSIC, Madrid), and Joaquín Artés (Madrid Complutense University). The four-monthly period is completed with courses by three members of IC3JM, Javier Polavieja, Rickard Sandell, Bryan Rooney, and by Helena Veiga, Statistics professor at UC3M.

More information can be found on the Master’s website.


Master’s in Political and Electoral Analysis

This is an applied and professional Master’s that seeks to produce analysts who have a deep knowledge of political surveys and public opinion as well as the strategies followed by political and social actors. It is a one year course (60 credits).

The Master’s is given in Spanish and is aimed at all students and professionals who are interested in understanding public opinion, learning about the tools for its analysis (survey techniques, graphic analysis, experiments, big data analysis) and undertaking political and electoral analysis, both academically and professionally.

It offers a great variety of courses, given by some of the top experts in public opinion and politics in Spain, both from the University and research companies.

The Master’s includes placements in companies and research institutes.

Further information is available on the Master’s website.

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