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Course Structure

If you study at UPF first:

Year 1

  • Apply online using the UPF application system. Expressions of interest are encouraged and should be directed to Cristina Sanchez in the Department of Political and Social Sciences.
  • Classes will be taught in English; however, if you are not a Catalan or Spanish speaker, you are encouraged to attend the initial tutorials and UPF's landing language programme.
  • Custom Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the Master of Research in Political Science, which includes 25 ELTS (credits) of core and 15 ELTS of optative courses. If you have any academic questions about this path, please contact Dr Romain Lachat.
  • Political Philosophy Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the Master in Political Philosophy, which includes 15 ELTS (credits) of core and 25 ELTS of optative courses. If you have any academic questions about this path, please contact Dr Camil Ungureanu.
  • In the spring, submit an application to PAIS using the University of Warwick application system. The Department of Political and Social Sciences will help with this process.
  • You will submit a provisional dissertation topic at UPF but you will not begin writing the dissertation yet.
  • You may complete an internship in the gap between Years 1 and 2.

Year 2

  • If you are not a British student, you are encouraged to attend the 1-week Warwick International Office welcome programme as it provides a good introduction to life in the UK and the university.
  • If English is not your native language, you may also wish to attend the pre-sessional English course to increase your confidence and get a jump start on settling into life in Coventry.
  • Enquiries about the Warwick year should be directed to Melissa Venables.
  • Custom Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the PAIS MA programme of your choice (excluding Research in Politics and International Studies), which includes a 40 CATS (credits) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.
  • Political Philosophy Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the PAIS MA in Political & Legal Theory, which includes a 40 CATS (credits) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.
  • You will complete a joint 15,000 word dissertation at Warwick with an advisor from PAIS and an advisor from UPF.

If you study at Warwick first:

Year 1

  • Apply online using the University of Warwick application system. Expressions of interest are encouraged and should be directed to Melissa Venables.
  • If you are not a British student, you are encouraged to attend the 1-week Warwick International Office welcome programme as it provides a good introduction to life in the UK and the university.
  • If English is not your native language, you may also wish to attend the pre-sessional English course to increase your confidence and get a jump start on settling into life in Coventry.
  • Custom Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the PAIS MA programme of your choice (excluding Research in Politics and International Studies), which includes a 40 CATS (credits) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.
  • Political Philosophy Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the PAIS MA in Political & Legal Theory, which includes a 40 CATS (credits) core module and 80 CATS of optional modules.
  • In the spring, submit an application to UPF. The PAIS office will help with this process.
  • You will submit a provisional dissertation topic at Warwick but you will not begin writing the dissertation yet.
  • You may complete an internship in the gap between Years 1 and 2.

Year 2

  • If you are not a Catalan or Spanish speaker, you are encouraged to attend initial tutorials and UPF's landing language programme.
  • Administrative queries about the UPF year should be directed to Cristina Sanchez in the Department of Political and Social Sciences.
  • Custom Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the Master of Research in Political Science, which includes 25 ELTS (credits) of core and 15 ELTS of optative courses. If you have any academic questions about this path, please contact Dr Romain Lachat.
  • Political Philosophy Specialisation: Follow Terms 1-3 of the Master in Political Philosophy, which includes 15 ELTS (credits) of core and 25 ELTS of optative courses. If you have any academic questions about this path, please contact Dr Camil Ungureanu.
  • You will complete a joint 15,000 word dissertation at UPF with an advisor from UPF and an advisor from PAIS.