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Master's Degree in Political Science and Public Management Online

IconOctober 2024
Icon9 months
Icon60 ECTS

The Master's Degree in Political Science and Public Management (Online) is an Official Title and internationally recognized by the European Higher Education Area that will boost your career and offer you a comprehensive vision of the new politics of the XNUMXst century.

The main objective of the Master is to train professionals who can develop their professional activity in the direction, management, coordination, study, advice, consultancy, qualified assistance, evaluation and planning within the scope of Public Entities, Political Organizations or private companies.

Who is this course for

It is aimed at students with training, among other options in:

  • Degree in political science and administration.
  • Degree in management and public administration.
  • Degree in work sciences.
  • Degree in business sciences.
  • Degree in business administration and management.
  • Degree in economics
  • Degree in sociology.
  • Degree in law.

As well as old degrees and diplomas in the areas described above.


Name of the Master Plazas Format Price
Master's Degree in Political Science and Public Management 100 Online


*URJC university fees (link)



Students who graduate from the Master in Political Science and Public Management may work as:

  • Professionals from the world of politics.
  • Managers in public entities.
  • Leaders and members of political parties, unions, NGOs...
  • Executives and professionals from foundations, non-governmental organizations, universities, international public organizations and social institutions.
  • Entrepreneurs and/or business advisors linked to public management, whether national or international.
  • Consultants or advisors to governmental and intergovernmental entities.

*The Official Master's Degree in Political Science and Public Management allows access to doctoral studies.

Reasons to study Political Science and Public Management.


Module Character ECTS credits Semester
Comparative Politics OB 3 1 º
Democracy, citizenship and new forms of participation OB 3 1 º
Political science in the XNUMXst century OB 3 1 º
Research techniques applied to Political Science OB 6 1 º
Marketing and Political Communication OB 6 1 º
Global Governance and International Institutions OB 6 1 º
Public Administrations in the XNUMXst century: new management models OB 3 1 º
Economic Analysis in Public Administration OB 6 2 º
Project Management in Public Entities OB 3 2 º
E-Administration: Information Systems OB 3 2 º
Analysis and Management of Public Policies OB 6 2 º
External Internships PE 6 2 º
Master's thesis TFM 6 2 º

*The exams can be taken physically at IUNIT or at any of the centers that are part of the SEK International Institution.




To find out the best option for paying for your studies, you can choose between the different alternatives that best suit your needs.

Special benefits for any modality

Early payment discounts

Check the dates of your program and you will get a 5% discount*

*This discount does not apply to management fees and other academic fees established by the URJC

Payment in installments for face-to-face and semi-face-to-face modality

Payment through monthly installments allows financing the amount of the Master throughout the course. This modality requires a single prior payment as a place reservation.

Payment method:

  • Full-time Master's degree (1 academic year)
    • early booking: €600
    • Dues: 3 to 12 monthly payments from the payment of the advance reservation of place. (The total amount of the master's degree must be paid at the end of the course).

Payment in installments for distance modality (Online)

Payment through monthly installments allows financing the amount of the Master throughout the course. This modality requires a single prior payment as a place reservation.

Payment method:

  • Full-time Master's degree (1 academic year)
    • early booking: €600
    • Dues: 3 to 12 monthly payments from the payment of the advance reservation of place. (The total amount of the master's degree must be paid at the end of the course).


To consult all the information about scholarships and grants, click here

The program is subject to the possibility of being financed by ¨Tripartite Foundation. The State Foundation for Employment Training (FUNDAE). You can get more information here

The steps to follow for the admission process are:

Admission profile

The preferred entry profile is graduates of bachelor's, diploma or undergraduate degrees related to politics and business administration and management to train high-level professionals who can integrate their knowledge of business policy and management into the public sphere.

In general, it is aimed at students with training, among other options, in:

  • Degree in Political Science and Administration.
  • Degree in Management and Public Administration.
  • Degree in Labor Sciences.
  • Degree in Business Sciences.
  • Degree in Business Administration and Management.
  • Degree in economics.
  • Degree in Sociology.
  • Degree in law.
  • As well as the old degrees and diplomas in the areas described above.

For the rest of the degrees, the Admission Committee will carry out a personal interview to assess the basic knowledge that allows students to make the most of the master's degree. If the demand exceeds the offer of places, the interview and the written test will be valued at 70% and the CV at 30%.


Applicants must be in possession of an official university degree that entitles them to access postgraduate studies.

The requirements for access to the proposed title are according to article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2:

  • In order to access the official Master's degrees, it will be necessary to be in possession of an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes the same for access to the teachings of Master.
  • Likewise, graduates from educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area may access without the need for the homologation of their degrees, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that entitle in the country issuing the degree for access to postgraduate education. Access through this route will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title held by the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree.
Admission request

Applicants for a Master's Degree will send in digital format to the email or by mail to the Admissions Department the following documentation:

  • Admission request completed (download it here).
  • Data veracity form completed (download it here).
  • Data Protection Form completed (download it here).
  • Passport or National Identity Document or equivalent.
  • College degree that give access to Master's studies or proof of having requested it.
  • Official Academic Certification issued by the Official Center of origin stating the qualifications of the studies carried out by the applicant. Said Certification must expressly state what constitutes the first and second cycle of the corresponding study plan.
  • Photography passport size, in color.

the applicants with foreign degreeThey must also present the following documentation:

  • Passport Number or Residence Card.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to a Postgraduate Official in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin.

*In case of having studied in a system outside the European Higher Education Area, the university degree and academic certification must be legalized by Hague Apostille or through diplomatic channels.

Legalization of Foreign Titles

  1. Documents issued by member countries of the European Union or participants in the Agreement on the European Higher Education Area (EEES) will not require any type of legalization.
  2. Documents issued outside the European Union or the European Higher Education Area (EHEA):
    • The Hague Apostille: In accordance with the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, the only formality required for documents from the States party to said Convention is the Apostille stamp placed by the competent authority of the State from which the document emanates and takes effect directly before any authority in Spain.
    • The diplomatic channel: It is the official procedure to be used for the legalization of foreign Civil Registry, notarial and administrative documents issued in countries that are not part of the Hague Convention.

The Hague Convention of October 5, 1961

The Agreement abolishes the requirement of legalization of foreign public documents issued in the signatory countries of said Agreement (BOE. num. 229, of 25.09.1978, num. 248, of 17.10.78 and num. 226, of 20.09.84) . Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominica and Saint Kitts and Nevis are signatories to the Convention.

diplomatic legalization

It is used in the rest of the countries that have not signed the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, in the case of Jamaica. In general, the documents to be legalized by this means must be presented before:

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country issuing the documents and then
  • Diplomatic or consular representation of Spain in that country.

Official Spanish Translation

Documents issued abroad must be accompanied by an official translation into Spanish. Said translation may be made:

  • for any diplomatic representation or consular of the Spanish State abroad
  • The diplomatic or consular representation in Spain of the country of origin of the applicant or, where appropriate, the country of origin of the document.
  • Sworn translator, authorized or registered in Spain.
Litigation, Arbitration

Upon receipt of the documentation, from IUNIT, we will contact the student to communicate their acceptance and the steps they must take to complete the registration and enrollment. The admissions department will communicate the acceptance to the interested party within a period not exceeding 5 days.

Registration and registration

Once the admission to the program has been communicated, the student must pay the registration fee according to the chosen option. Likewise, from the communication of said admission, the candidate will have a period of 7 days to formalize the registration fees and the reservation of the place.


1 academic year.

Number of credits

60 ECTS (48 ECTS compulsory subjects, 6 ECTS external practices and 6 ECTS Final Master's Project).

Type of teaching and places offered

Remotely (Online). 100 seats (2 groups).


Full-time 60 ECTS / year for one year, or part-time 30 ECTS / year for two years.


120 hours of professional curricular internships with companies with an agreement corresponding to 6 ECTS. There is the possibility of extension to extracurricular practices. External practices are face-to-face.




More information.

Knowledge Branch

Social and Legal Sciences.

Minimum and Maximum number of ECTS credits by type of enrollment and course

Full-time: 30 ECTS minimum and 60 ECTS maximum.
Part-time: 6 ECTS minimum and 30 ECTS maximum.


Own scholarships.
The Center for Higher Education in Business, Innovation and Technology offers a series of scholarships that are between 5% and 25% of the cost of the program. To access these, a motivation letter and updated Curriculum Vitae must be sent to

MEC Scholarship, Scholarship for Higher Technicians (Pending Call)
Carolina Foundation Scholarship

Learning Resources

It has 7 spacious and bright classrooms and two seminars. They have internet connection as well as Wi-Fi, projector, connection to virtual classrooms and blackboard. The center considers the intensive use of ICT as a central and transversal component of the learning process, so it has a computer infrastructure according to these needs. Access to the reprography room, library and bibliographic resource center is provided. As well as the sports facilities and library of the URJC.

Academic Staff
Academic Calendar

This Master in online mode takes place from Monday to Friday in the afternoon.

Find Out More

Regulations for enrollment and permanence in the master's degree
Recognition and Transfer of Credits
Title Guarantee

1. Internal Quality Assurance System:
- Manual of the Internal Quality Assurance System of the URJC.
- IUNIT Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC) Manual.
2. SAIC officials.
3. External Verification Reports.
4. Title Verified Memory.



Renewal of the degree

The renewal of the accreditation represents the culmination of the implementation process of the official Bachelor's and Master's degrees registered in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT). The renewal of the accreditation of official bachelor's and master's degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit and final evaluation.

In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the status of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment Report (IA) that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of evaluators external to the evaluated title.

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Main Results of the Title
Satisfaction surveys

Within the IUNIT quality assurance system, the following surveys are planned to be carried out:

  • Teacher Assessment.
  • Degree of satisfaction:

Of students with teaching and TFM.
Of the students with the title.
From the teaching staff.
From the Administration and Services Staff.
Of the graduates.
Job insertion.

  • External Practices:

Internship student satisfaction.
Satisfaction of the company's external tutor.

Results of the surveys carried out.

Suggestions mailbox
Improvement plans
  • The IUNIT Quality Assurance System establishes that annually the Quality Assurance Commission of the degree will analyze the information derived from the degree indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans, if necessary after analyzing the results.
    - Improvement actions 2022/2023.
    - Improvement actions 2021/2022.
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