M.A. Political Science

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR1984 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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VU University Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
Are you interested in politics? Do you aim to graduate with an university masters' degree? Then the masters' programme in Political Science at VU University might work for you.



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.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR 12000 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR 1984 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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:

    Global Environmental Governance:

    International Relations and Transnational Governance:


    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

    No work experience is required.

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