Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Politics & Government (30)

About the course

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

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.

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Entry Requirements

- Good undergraduate degree (2.1 or equivalent) in political science or related social science, or in computer science, statistics, or related discipline. Because of the streaming of the module structure of the program, we can accommodate students with a social science as well as students with a more technical background.

- Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

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Where is University College Dublin


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Daniel Stairs

Coming into my MSc, I felt confident about my understanding of the subject matter but that I needed to develop my methodological knowledge; particularly in newer methods such as quantitative textual analysis.

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