M.A. Political Science

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Dutch (Find a course)
VU University Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Master's programme in Political Science provides you with a broad view of the political process and a distinctive combination of ingredients.

Description of Political Science


Are you interested in international politics and topics such as transnationalization, globalization, the United Nations and NGOs? These topics are all covered in the one-year full-time English-language Master's program Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance. In this Master's program you will get acquainted with current scientific research in the field of international relations. You will also learn about the most important research traditions and approaches.

Questions of war and peace, terrorism and economic globalization do not limit themselves to national borders and therefore require and international approach. As a result, politicians and diplomats are ever more frequently brought into contact with multinationals, NGOs and intergovernmental organizations such as the World Bank. This results in a shift in political power. In the program Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance you will analyze these type of questions. The program offers intensive coaching by means of tutorials and workshops, each taught by qualified and internationally acclaimed lecturers.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1 June for Dutch and EU-students. 1 April for non-EU-students.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 12000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1951 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


    Comparative and European Politics:

    The Master's programme Comparative and European Politics analyzes the characteristics and diversity of nation states within their global and European context.

    Global Environmental Governance:

    Global environmental governance is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today. Global Environmental Governance studies the ways in which environmental problems are dealt with.

    International Relations and Transnational Governance:

    Politics in the age of Europeanization and globalization confronts us with increasingly porous boundaries between national and international, public and private, and between state and market.

    Requirements for Political Science

    A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science honours degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Relations or a related discipline. You must have had Social Sciences research methodology. The Examination Board evaluates all applications on an individual basis.

    Work Experience for Political Science

    No work experience is required.

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