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Political Science


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Never before have political decisions been so interconnected across the world. A global pandemic, climate change, shifts in economic power, the rise of AI and big data. They all impact global politics. But how? And who are the main actors? 


The Political Science Master’s programme teaches you to analyse the exercise of political power in its social and international context. It enables you to formulate solutions to social and political problems by providing you with different theoretical perspectives and rigorous research skills. 


In the first period you study core debates and issues in political science. You then select one of three specialisms:  

1. Democracy, Power and Inequality;

2. Global Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Climate Change; 

3. International Relations, Security and Global Order. 


The programme is interactive, international and inspirational. You will be introduced to new ideas and concepts, build expertise in knowledge, research methods and writing. You will debate with students from different cultural backgrounds on international political issues and conflicts. You will learn, for example, how to construct a persuasive argument, conduct thorough research, present your ideas effectively, and write a blog. The option to specialise while also having a solid basis as a political scientist is unique and will give you an edge in the job market.  




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530


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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 31 May '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 31 May '25 1 Apr '25
1 Sep '26 31 May '26 1 Apr '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

NL Scholarship

The NL Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.


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