Department of Political Science


All Postgraduate Modules

Political Science postgraduate modules for 2023/24. Module links will take you to the UCL Module Catalogue where you can find detailed descriptions and more information.

Department of Political Science Students Only - By Degree | All Students in Political Science and those within other departments

Module Selection

To fully support you when selecting your modules UCL have compiled the following guidance and resources:

Please take some time to review these before making your choices.  

Department of Political Science Students Only

Political Science Postgraduate Students can see the below list of Modules important to your Degree Qualification and available for your programme of study: 

MSc Democracy and Comparative Politics Only 

MSc European Politics and Policy Only

MSc Global Governance & Ethics Only

MA Human Rights Students Only

MSc International Public Policy Only

MA Legal and Political Theory Only

MPA in Public Administration and Management Only

MSc Public Policy Only

MSc Security Studies Only

Department of Political Science Students Only - MA/MSc/MPA Students

Modules with Access limitations

  • PUBL0009 | Health Policy and Reform [Only available to PGT students in the Political Science Department and to those students registered on the Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health MA and the Health Humanities MA.]
  • PUBL0049 | Global Public Policy [Not open to MSc IPP students in the Department of Political Science]
  • PUBL0097 | Data, Evidence and Public Policy [Only open to MSc Data Science and Public Policy students co-taught by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Economics]
  • PUBL0098 | The Politics of Public Policy [Only open to MSc Data Science and Public Policy students co-taught by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Economics]
  • PUBL0099 | Quantitative Text Analysis for Social Science [Open to MSc students in the Department and Political Science as well as students on MSc Economics and MSc Economics and Finance. A7U also open to BSc PIR students who have attended POLS0083 Quantitative Data Analysis co-requisite: ECON0127 Statistical Learning for Public Policy or PUBL0055 Introduction to Quantitative Methods or equivalent. Pre-requisite for PIR students: POLS0083 Quantitative Data Analysis]

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All Students in Political Science and those within other departments

The below list highlights modules available to you from the Department of Political Science. Please click on the links for pre-requisites and departmental restrictions. To discover a full selection of modules available to you at UCL please review the UCL Module Catalogue.

If you're not based in the UCL Department of Political Science but are interested in taking some options/electives that we have available, please check first with the Module Leader and your Programme Director for prior permission.

Please note some of our modules are restricted to the Department of Political Science students only and/or may require a pre-requisite module to have been selected/taken. We recommend you read the criteria listed within the module catalogue.  

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Modules listed below are not available for the Academic Year 2023-24:

  • PUBL0020 | The European Union in the World
  • PUBL0025 | Globalisation 
  • PUBL0047 | Democracy and Accountability: Holding Power to Account
  • PUBL0053 | Capstone Project
  • PUBL0059 | Human Rights, Accountability and World Politics
  • PUBL0060 | International Trade Policy
  • PUBL0066 | Ethics of Counter Terrorism
  • PUBL0067 | Good Governance in Developing Countries
  • PUBL0068 | Performance Management
  • PUBL0076 | Politics of Economic Policy in Post Industrial Democracies
  • PUBL0089 | International Organisation: Theory and Practice
  • PUBL0091 | Business and Government
  • PUBL0092 | Middle East Politics
  • PUBL0101 | Innovation Policy
  • PUBL0105 | Applied International Public Policy
  • PUBL0106 | Education Policy 
  • PUBL0107 | International Conflict

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The modules listed on this page are those expected to run for the next academic year. Over the course of the year we may need to cancel or amend an advertised module, but the Department will make every effort to inform you as soon as possible.