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Master of Arts in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology


Organisers University of Lausanne
University of Neuchatel
University of Lucerne
Degree awarded Master of Arts (MA) in Public Opinion and Survey Methodology
ECTS credits 90
Duration 3 semesters or according to the regulations of the Faculty of enrolment
Final enrolment date
30 April. The programme starts at the autumn semester only.
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February
Teaching language Mainly English for the compulsory courses, and the languages of the three partner universities. Recommended level : C1.
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General presentation Public opinion polls and surveys on social, political and consumer behaviour have grown in importance in recent years. In parallel, methods of data collection as well as techniques and tools for analysis and interpretation of this data have been developed and become more complex. To date, no university courses taking account of this development in the broad sense have been offered. There is now a recognised need for professionals who are able to combine strong theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge of survey research and who are moreover aware of the legal issues related to data processing. This interdisciplinary Master’s course, the fruit of collaboration between the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Lucerne and the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Neuchâtel, is intended to teach students how to produce a survey independently, from its design to the analysis of data, both for the public and private sectors.

Distinctive features of the study programme are its multilingualism and multidisciplinarity, with the emphasis on both academic and practical aspects.

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Last update: 18 August 2014

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