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    Dear all,

    Which is the best place in Europe to study political and/or social sciences? Specifically for master's students?

    Thank you!
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    Best place in terms of what? You need to think about what you think is important in terms of the experience you will get and pick accordingly. Go with places that have the more interesting courses and exposure to research you find interesting.
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    As above - depends on your interests and what area(s) you want to study. Each Uni will have different strengths and specialisms. You will need to read course descriptions and look at the units on offer within each course. And you probably need to think about why you want to do a Masters - ie. what will you do after the course, where do you think it will lead you.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Best place in terms of what? You need to think about what you think is important in terms of the experience you will get and pick accordingly. Go with places that have the more interesting courses and exposure to research you find interesting.
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    As above - depends on your interests and what area(s) you want to study. Each Uni will have different strengths and specialisms. You will need to read course descriptions and look at the units on offer within each course. And you probably need to think about why you want to do a Masters - ie. what will you do after the course, where do you think it will lead you.
    Thanks to both, I admit my question was rather broad in scope. I'd like to know about "political sciences," by which I mean IR, politics, security studies and the like, rather than economics, development studies or sociology. Second, my main concern is (unfortunately) employability/reputation, which is why I'd like to study in the UK, but I am assuming (perhaps I am wrong) that unis with the best reputation are those able to attract the most renowned professors and research?
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    (Original post by Saimontato)
    Thanks to both, I admit my question was rather broad in scope. I'd like to know about "political sciences," by which I mean IR, politics, security studies and the like, rather than economics, development studies or sociology. Second, my main concern is (unfortunately) employability/reputation, which is why I'd like to study in the UK, but I am assuming (perhaps I am wrong) that unis with the best reputation are those able to attract the most renowned professors and research?
    You'll be as employable as you make yourself. Uni reputation doesn't matter. If you're interested in research pick the uni that does research you're interested in. People move around a lot in research so you have to look at where the best work for your area of interest is being done when you apply.


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    University of Essex is very good for both Political Science and the social sciences, especially at a postgraduate level.
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    University of Essex is very good for both Political Science and the social sciences, especially at a postgraduate level.
    Thanks, I will look into it!
 
 
 
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