Department of Political Science


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Masters Programmes

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MPhil and PhD Programme

There are two programmes leading to a PhD in Political Science. Depending on your political science background at the time you apply, you will be admitted to either:

  • 3 year PhD Programme. Students are registered as an MPhil student for Year 1 and upon successful upgrade, as PhD in Years 2 and 3.
  • 1+3 PhD Programme. Students are initially registered as a MSc or MA student for one year. Upon completion of the MSc/MA degree, the student must fulfil the criteria to be admitted onto the research programme.

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Undergraduate programmes

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Big Data and Retail

About this project

The retail industry is constantly changing; analysing consumer data can help us to better understand the industry in terms of business resilience, customer mobility and changing buying habits.


Predicting The Escalation Of Conflict

About this project

The key objective of this research project is to forecast conflict escalation of intra-state conflicts. In the past few years an increasing number of researchers are becoming interested in forecasting conflicts.


UCL Q-Step

About this project

The UCL Q-Step Centre is part of a £20m investment by the Nuffield Foundation, ESRC and Hefce to promote a step-change in training in data analysis for social science undergraduates in the UK.