In the process, the issues raised will challenge us to think, analyse, and write with creativity and rigor. Importantly, we will study questions of democracy and democratization at different levels. In doing so, the course demonstrates the ways in which different levels of analysis fit into different comparative methods and how different comparative studies have addressed the key tenets of dominant theories in political science.

This module outlines a series of topical issues in political science research. Using a positivist paradigm the module explores a variety of methodological approaches to answer substantive questions. This module seeks to provide students 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 synthesise and extrapolate core concepts from it.

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By the end of the programme, students will be equipped with both theoretical tools and empirical evidence necessary for an entry into the world of government policy, non-governmental organisations, or the private sector. The relationship of public participation to governance institutions allows for a broad understanding of how governance institutions might be adapted to different contexts. A postgraduate loan is available from the UK government for eligible students studying for a first master’s programme, to help with fees and living costs. Some other governments and organisations also offer tuition fee loan schemes. To introduce students to key theories and concepts used in the study of comparative politics. In 2011, the University successfully applied for ESRC recognition as a provider of doctoral training in political science and international studies as part of a consortium.

  • The module also provides an accessible introduction to research design and methods that political scientists have used to address these topics.
  • In addition, researchers also work across disciplinary boundaries, collaborating with colleagues in the School of History.
  • I have learned a great deal, both in terms of content as well as in research skills.
  • They develop an understanding of the potential benefits and pitfalls of different institutional designs, reforms, and administrative practices, and are able to analyse problems raised by new and reforming democracies.
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Students who completed undergraduate study at LSE and are beginning taught graduate study at the School are eligible for afee reductionof around 10 per cent of the fee. You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE.See our English language requirements. Seeks to provide much needed qualitative and quantitative data on membership at a time of critical definition for parties. Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all.

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Find out more about thesupport available to students through LSE Careers. After more than 7 years outside the classroom, the experience of being at LSE has reignited my interest in academia. At the beginning I was afraid of studying Latin America outside the region, but the MSc comparative politics has demonstrated that coming here was the right choice. The freedom I had in choosing my courses has shown me that I can learn more about my home region and learn new tools to understand it without being there. Sardinia House Dental Practice– thisoffers discounted private dental services to LSE students. LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body.

The course offers an introduction in comparative politics—the comparative study of domestic politics across countries. We will address a wide range of policy‐relevant issues, most of them linked to democratization and democracy. We will review the leading research literature to understand the theoretical concepts and empirical literature on each topic and then apply the newly acquired knowledge in comparative case studies to particular cases.

This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

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