Program Title

MSc Politics & Data Science

Program Duration (Months)

12

Study Modes

Full Time

Country
Educational qualification required for admission

Graduate degree

Admission Criteria

University College Dublin international admission is based on a variety of factors including the students' past academic records and grades, standardized test scores, etc. If an interview is required as part of the application, the university will be in touch with the applicant through a phone call or an online interview.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts from all previous academic institutions attended
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Official English Proficiency Test Scores
  • 2 Letters of Academic reference/recommendation (wherever applicable)
  • Resume, CV or Portfolio (wherever applicable)
  • Letter of Acceptance issued by the University College Dublin
  • A current passport/travel document
  • 2 coloured passport-sized photographs
  • Medical Insurance
  • Financial Support Statements
Program Description

The explosion of online and social media, the proliferation of digitized information, and improved electronic access to political decision-making processes provide new opportunities to study existing and emerging political processes in various democratic and non-democratic political regimes. The simultaneous development of cutting-edge data science methods to study digital text, audio, and video provide the tools we need to take advantage of these opportunities. The MSc Politics and Data Science is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills necessary to examine and understand politics in the digital age.

The MSc Politics and Data Science programme is organised around two streams of study. The first stream grounds students with backgrounds in political science and related social sciences in data science methods. The second stream is geared towards students with computer science or related technical backgrounds, teaching them about research design and theories in political science. Apart from the two required core modules in each stream, all students can select four optional modules that best fit their interests. These modules can either revolve around methods needed to study digital and digitised politics, such as programming and machine learning, quantitative text analysis, statistics, and experimental methods. Or they can be modules relating to comparative politics, international relations, political violence, political economy, and related fields that the School of Politics and International Relations has strengths in.

The programme thus provides a thorough grounding in political science and its sub-disciplines and in-depth training in the empirical methods necessary to study important questions emerging in these areas of study.

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Medium of Instruction

English

Location

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

IELTS Requirement

6

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