Educational content


The Master of Arts includes 90 ECTS credits and is composed of three parts :
  • a common program giving entitlement to 45 ECTS credits
  • a special subject worth 15 crédits ECTS
  • a dissertation (which may or may not be related to a placement) equating to 30 ECTS credits.
The common programme comprises three modules. Module 1 provides an in-depth understanding of definitions and theories underlying the concepts of public opinion and social, political and consumer behaviour. Module 2 covers the various tools and techniques required to organise a survey with respect to both quantitative and qualitative methods. Module 3 focuses on the analysis of survey data and the visualisation of results. It also provides an introduction to advanced methods of statistical analysis.


The course runs on three University sites and involves mobility on the part of students.

Monday at UniL - Wednesday at UniNE - Thursday at UniLU

Skills development

In addition to methodological insight and knowledge, particularly quantitative and statistical, enabling them to design, implement and analyse a survey in the private or public sector, students develop theoretical skills that allow them to understand how chosen methods and research questions can affect results.
The course also develops a large number of cross-disciplinary skills such as:
discernment, analytical and summarising skills, research experience, acquisition and transmission of knowledge, independence, and the ability to form judgments in the field of specialisation and related areas.
This range of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired during their studies, prepares students for professional careers in very varied sectors of activity.


Curriculum and Rules

Règlement de la Maîtrise universitaire en Méthodologie d'enquête et opinion publique, programme conjoint aux Universités de Lausanne, Lucerne et Neuchâtel, octobre 2015, pdf