2017 Summer School in Methods and Techniques, CEU, Budapest

In its 12th year, the ECPR’s Summer School in Methods and Techniques will be returning to Central European University’s Department of Political Science in Budapest.  The School continues to offer up-to-date methods training, across a mixture of three day refresher and one and two week courses, over a two and a half week period, all delivered by expert Instructors and supported by dedicated Teaching Assistants.

The Summer School forms part of the ECPR's Methods School, which aims to deliver a holistic methods training package across two schools, each offering cutting-edge courses in the full span of qualitative and quantitative topics. While the academic content of the School is designed to provide scholars with the methodological skill set vital to a research career, an exciting plenary programme provides many opportunities to establish all-important networks. The course content of the Summer School is designed to complement that of its sister event, the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, which took place 3-10 March 2017, at the University of Bamberg’s Graduate School of Social Sciences.

Central European University offers a fantastic mix of beautiful buildings, plenty of space for networking, great facilities and an unbeatable city-centre location. We look forward to bringing the Summer School to CEU for the second time.

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For further information, please contact methodsschool@ecpr.eu.



New course added! 28/04/2017

Due to popular demand, Marie-Hélène Paré's week one course, SD101A Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches will be repeated in Week Two (course code SD101B)!  SD101A in Week One is fully booked, please email Becky or Anna if you would like to be added to the waiting list (rather than book the Week Two repeat).


Deadline for Funding 20/04/2017

The deadline for funding applications is midnight 26 April. Click here for further details. 

Will the amendment to the higher education law affect Summer School? 06/04/2017

In short, no.  You may have heard or seen in the news that the Hungarian government has passed amendments to the law on higher education.  Summer School is not affected and will be in full swing at CEU this Summer.  ECPR has issued a statement supporting CEU and protesting the measures against it.  Have a read of it here.

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest this Summer!


Dates confirmed! 17/11/2016

The dates for the 2017 Summer School have been confirmed!  Refresher courses will start on Thursday 27 July for three days, followed by Main courses starting on Monday 31 July, running until Friday 11 August.  The Course Programme and more information about the Summer School will be released in due course - ensure you are signed up to receive our newsletters in your MyECPR account to keep up with the latest news from ECPR.

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