This specialisation focuses on political challenges for contemporary (non-) democracies, such as new demands on representative institutions and pressures created by migration and demographic change.
Democracies currently face unprecedented challenges. Is Europe witnessing a surge in populist sentiment? Do parliaments and political parties have a future? And, what role will radical right-wing parties play in these developments? The programme focuses on these and many other challenges. The core of the programme consists of the courses: Theoretical Approaches to Comparative Politics, Challenges to Representative Democracy, The Politics of Reform, and Power and Persuasion in Politics. You can further specialize by choosing from the many elective courses or by doing an internship and during the individual research project of your Master's Thesis. The analytical skills and knowledge you learn, prepare you for positions in policy and programme development in national, EU, and international public and private sector organisations, as well as a wide range of research opportunities.
The Master's in Comparative Politics is a specialisation of the Master's programme in Political Science. For the fifth time in a row, this programme was rated number one in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Masters 2017 (Guide to Master's programmes).
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Master of Science
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
A Bachelor degree in Political Science or a closely-related discipline from a recognized, academic university. All applicants should have sufficient knowledge of social sciences research methodology (quantitative and qualitative).
Competency in Social Science Research Methodology (quantitative and qualitative)
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
- IELTS overall band
- TOEFL internet based
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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