M.A. Political Science

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • Not specified
  • Dutch
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

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The Master's programme in Political Science provides you with a broad view of the political process and a distinctive combination of ingredients.

Political Science teaches you the key issues of transnationalization and multi-level governance within the context of interrelated disciplinary traditions: general political science, comparative politics, international relations and European integration studies. At the same time, the programme reflects the ways in which the boundaries between these domains are being dissolved by the effects of globalization. With its strong focus on the combination of theoretical knowledge and skills (reasoning, writing, presenting and research techniques), this programme offers you a thorough methodological training. This equips you with the necessary tools for a research-oriented career. The programme is developed and taught by a highly motivated, world-renowned team, with extensive international contacts. The quality of their teaching is evidenced by positive assessment results, including evaluation by independent experts from NVAO, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders. The Master's in Political Science is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 1 June for Dutch and EU-students. 1 April for non-EU-students.
Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • Dutch
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.

    Specialities:

    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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    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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    VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Netherlands VU University Amsterdam is a leading European research university established in 1880. With more than 24,000 students, about 4,500 staff, we are a modern organization at the cutting edge of academic higher education. VU University Amsterdam offers a wide range of English taught programmes at three levels; Bachelorís (BA, BSc), Masterís (MA, MSc) and doctoral (PhD). Twelve faculties share a single campus and cover a wide spectrum of arts, sciences and medicine.