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Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

This advanced programme will allow you to apply theories, methods, techniques and concepts to a range of substantive political and policy problems, while developing analytical skills in key areas of political science research.

You will have the opportunity to specialise in either political analytics or media and democracy. Focusing on political analytics will allow you to expand your analytical abilities through game theory and will give you the opportunity to work with different types of data relevant for quantitative political research. Data analytics can use different types of statistical research methods to answer research questions and test theoretical hypotheses of critical importance.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.

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- If your scholarship application is successful you must confirm acceptance within two weeks of notification of the award.
- You must commence your study with us by registering no later than 1 October in the academic year for which the award is offered.
- Scholarship offers cannot be deferred.

How are the scholarships awarded?

Decisions are based on academic merit and the quality of your scholarship supporting statement.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial fee


To be considered for the scholarship you must:

- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a School of Politics and International Studies Taught Masters programme for 2020 entry.
- Demonstrate an excellent previous academic track record.
- Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the academic and cultural life of the School of Politics and International Studies.
- Be classed as “international” for fee purposes.

Application Procedure

Complete the application form with your details and supporting statement and submit to the admissions team before the deadline.

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You must advise the University if at any time (before or after you register on your course) you obtain funding for your tuition fees from sponsors whether this is paid directly to the University or to yourself as a contribution to your tuition fees.

A sponsor is an employer or other industry or business sponsor, government, research council, charity or other third party organisation. If you are found to be in breach of your commitments, in any way not acted in good faith, or not responded fully or accurately to a University request for information, the University is entitled to immediately suspend a bursary. It may also then recover the 10% previously paid.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% of tuition fee


To be eligible you must:
1. Have previously studied at the University of Leeds at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, and this includes incoming study abroad students.
2. Be registering for an award leading to a postgraduate qualification (with the exception of the PGCE), see the full list of qualifications.
3. Be self-financing for at least part of the cost of your tuition fees. You are deemed to be self-funding if you have support from a friend or relative.
4. Have commenced your studies from September 2016 onwards. The bursary cannot be awarded retrospectively.

Application Procedure

If you think you are eligible you need to email the relevant School or admissions contact for the course you have applied for. If you are a Masters student you can search for these in our Coursefinder. For PhD applicants please contact the relevant Graduate School or Postgraduate Research Secretary

In the email you will need to provide information regarding your former studies, the course you have applied for and how you are funded for your tuition fees. We will need to verify that you are a former student and you will need to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and are self-financing for your tuition fees. You may be asked to provide evidence of your former University of Leeds award. If your course is of more than one year's duration you will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year.

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