Leiden University

Law School

MPhil in Political Science: Institutional Analysis


Rapenburg 70

PO Box 9500

Leiden, Zuid-Holla 2311EZ


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Political Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Leiden Research Master's Programme in Political Science: Institutional Analysis (MPhil) aims at providing students with a thorough grounding in the literature on political institutions and a rigorous training in the methodological skills that are necessary to conduct research in this field. Students acquire this knowledge and these skills not only by being taught, but also by gaining hands-on experience. This includes the way in which a broad research interest is transformed into a theoretically informed puzzle with concrete hypotheses, how a research method is chosen that is appropriate for the hypotheses that are to be tested, what problems can be encountered in data collection and analysis, how the data can be interpreted to test the hypotheses, and how the results can be presented effectively. The research master prepares students for a career and for further training in political science research.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

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