Academic Offer

Research Master's Programs - Comparative Politics 2020

Detalle camapaña 2020



Type of training:
Academic Master with research background

Face-to-face modality:
First year of subjects, second year preparation and presentation of thesi


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

To obtain the master's degree, students must study and pass ten subjects and three workshops for the preparation and presentation of 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
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 /
Historia política de América Latina
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

* Certain matters might be subject to changes.
** The students in addition can choose for the set of courses that offer FLACSO's different educational programs.

Lines of investigation

  • Institutions, government and democracy
  • State configurations and power dynamics
  • Political conflict, participation and State

Investigation groups

  • Democracy Quality
  • Comparative political economy
  • Presidentialism, legislatures and courts of justice

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.

Scholarships and discounts

FLACSO Ecuador has a stipend scholarship and financial assistance policy for students admitted to their teaching programs. The policy is governed by socioeconomic criteria and academic excellence. We have affirmative action policies for applicants belonging to historically excluded groups.


  • Presentation of admission application: until June 26, 2020
  • Academic aptitude test: July 3
  • Interviews with pre-selected: from July 8 to 21
  • Selection information: until August 20
  • Confirmation of acceptance: until September 3
  • Registrations: September 21 to October 2
  • Extraordinary registrations: October 5 to 16
  • Classes start: October 19, 2020


Registration fee: $ 500
Annual cost tuition: $ 3750
Scholarships, tuition discounts and deferred payment up to 30 installments without interest.

Payment methods

Cash payments
Students who pay tuition in cash have a discount of 10% (only in case of pay in cash or in check, with credit card discount does not exist).

Payment terms
Students can pay tuition up to 30 monthly installments without interest.

Student Loans

Credit Cards
Students can pay tuition with credit cards, three months interest free or twelve months with interests.


Teacher: Simón Pachano,
Assistant: María Fernanda Almeida -