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Research Master's Programs - Comparative Politics 2019-2021


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Modality: face-to-face


The main objective is to train researchers with theoretical and methodological skills to address the study of various social phenomena of comparative politics, understood as a subfield of Political Science.

Who is it for?

The Masters is directed to professionals in the social sciences field in general and political science in particular, interested in improving their theoretical background and methodological tools to describe and interpret the key political life of the countries of Latin America.

Occupational field

The graduates of the master's degree program are trained to enter the labor market as scientific researchers, university professors or public or private sector advisors. Given the emphasis on empirical analysis and the use of methodological tools to observe reality, the graduates of the master's degree program are provided with skills that allow them to also link in the field of consulting or political analysis.

Curriculum structure

In order to get a Master’s degree, students must complete 64 credits in total, divided in:

  • 12 courses of four credits each with a total of 48 credits
  • A research workshop of twelve credits
  • 4 credits for the production and presentation of the master's thesis.
Class schedule
From Monday to Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some courses will be held Monday through Friday from 07:00 to 09:00.



Formación general
Teoría política
Política comparada
Economía política comparada
Historia política de América Latina
Teoría de la democracia

Investigación La lógica de la investigación científica en los estudios de política comparada
Métodos cualitativos y mixtos
Métodos cuantitativos
Estadística aplicada a la política comparada
Taller de tesis I, II y III

Especialización /
Partidos y sistemas de partidos
Sociedad civil, movilización y participación
Sistemas políticos comparados
Instituciones políticas
Cortes de justicia y legislaturas en América Latina
Elecciones y procesos electorales
Comunicación política
Opinión pública

Lines of investigation

Institutions, government and democracy with three fields of interest:

  • Quality of democracy
  • Comparative political economy
  • Presidentialism, legislatures and courts

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent certification by a duly certified higher education institution.
  • Ability to read and understand texts in English.
  • Have the means to finance the studies and study them with due dedication.
  • Completion of an academic aptitude exam.
  • Comply with all the specific requirements of the teaching program to which you apply and those indicated in the 'Application process' section of the online application form.

Entry Process

All applicants will enter a selection process. Through the website:, applicants must complete the application online, attach all required documentation and send it to FLACSO Ecuador. Selected applicants will be interviewed by FLACSO professors.

Stipend scholarships and financial assistance

FLACSO Ecuador has a scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted into its Master's programs. The policy is shaped by criteria of academic performance and by the socio-economic situation of the applicants.


  • Application Deadline: until May 31, 2019
  • Entrance exam: June 15 (saturday)
  • Interviews to preselected: from June 24 to July 5
  • Admission information: July 18
  • Admission decisions: August 15
  • Registration period: from September 19 to October 3
  • Extraordinary registrations: October 4 to 18
  • First day of classes: October 21, 2019