The Department believes that all PhD students should have a degree of methodological literacy, regardless of their area of interest. It provides a half course devoted to statistical methods, as well as courses on research design, quantitative methods, and qualitative methods.
Beginning in the 2009 -10 academic year, students must complete the following requirements in methodological training:
- one half course (0.5 FCE) in Qualitative Methods (POL2505H, POL 2028H or approved alternative) AND
- one half course (0.5 FCE) in Quantitative Methods OR
- one half course (0.5 FCE) in Theory Intensive Reading (“TIRC” as indicated on the timetable) for students whose Field 1 is Political Theory.
June 14, 2021
Great news from the Canadian Political Science Association, which held its annual awards ceremony (online) over the weekend of June 12 & 13: Professor Stefan Rencken’s book "Private Governance and Public...
April 22, 2021
Congratulations to two political science alumni now teaching at U of T who have both won Superior Teaching Awards! Igor Shoikhedbrod and Khalid Ahmed will be celebrated on May 5th at...
August 6, 2020
Q&A with 2020 Vanier Scholar Yojana Miraya Oscco Congratulations to PhD student Yojana Miraya Oscco who has won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC). Launched in 2008, the program enables...
April 30, 2020
Congratulations to our graduate student Kevin Edmonds who has won New College's June Larkin Award for Pedagogical Development. A PhD candidate specializing in Caribbean political economy, histories of alternative/illicit development, foreign intervention and...