Department of Political Science


Postgraduate Taught

Taught by leading practitioners in a renowned Department, our Master degree programmes offer a varied and unique environment for students to improve their understanding of important social and political questions, both to enhance knowledge and improve politics. Graduates have gone on to PhDs, research institutes and careers across the public and private sectors.


Public Management & Leadership (MPA)


The MPA offers an applied, problem-based approach, blending new theoretical developments and practice, with a view to managing public policies domestically and overseas.

Democracy & Comparative Politics MSc


This MSc focuses on the design, creation, and operation of democratic institutions. 

Global Governance & Ethics ​​​​​​​MSc

GGE students

This MSc combines normative and empirical approaches to international justice, organisations and processes, and applies them to analysis.

International Public Policy MSc


This programme brings together the academic study of international relations with analysis of public policy formulation and governance beyond the nation-state.

Human Rights MA


The Human Rights MA develops the skills and theoretical tools needed to carry out human rights research.

Legal & Political Theory MA


This MA provides students with key analytical skills to study the ethical dimensions of public policy. 

Public Policy MSc

Students presenting

This MSc educates a new generation of public policymakers and policy analysts, familiarising them with the necessary concepts, theories, methods and principles involved in the formulation and analysis of public policy. 

Security Studies MSc


This MSc trains students to apply empirical methods to explore the causes of terrorism, civil, and international conflict, the application of military force, humanitarian intervention, and the provision of global public goods.

Data Science and Public Policy MSc

Data Science

The MSc Data Science and Public Policy at UCL is a one-year, full-time degree which combines intensive training in applied data science, programming, statistics and machine learning with specialised study in economics and political science.