Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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This programme will train you in conducting research into political institutions. Graduates are ready for further academic study and for research positions in the public or private sector.

A unique, two-year master's programme designed for students willing to challenge themselves and take their studies to the next level: this is the research master (MSc) in Political Science. The programme offers you excellent and thorough academic training that will provide useful no matter what your future career ambitions are.
A strong focus on skill development and the ability to conduct independent research are at the core of this programme.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of courses on political science topics such as: Legislative Behaviour, Political Parties and Particularism, Public Opinion and the Political Process, International Regimes and Institutions, and Comparative Federalism.
Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :
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diplomaMSc Political Science and Public Administration (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
Alumni aan het woord - Political Science

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taal van onderwijs100% en
honours-/excellence program

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 oktober 2017
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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2018
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inbegrepen in collegegeld

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
350kamerhuur in Leidenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1218totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven


? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
26505 studenten aan de Universiteit Leiden
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

Op kamers in Leiden

31058studenten studerend
12630studenten woonachtig   
€ 350gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Thijs van Rijn
Testimonial Thijs van Rijn

“I want to know everything and see the big picture”

“I decided to study Political Science because I'm interested in comparing political processes. Then when I was thinking about which master's to take, this Research Master's really appealed to me. It's a comprehensive and broad programme that gives you the chance to study a subject in depth while at the same time developing the skills and methods that help you to see the bigger picture...
This programme gives you a lot of freedom: first of all, you can put together a programme that matches your specific interests, and you also have the independence to choose your research topic as well as how you put into practice the academic methods you have been learning. Of course, that also means a lot of responsibility. Many students carry on to do a PhD, but I'm considering taking a second master's, this time in Comparative Law.

I am particularly interested in federalism and decentralisation, and have already written a paper on how government bodies work at regional level. The standard of research is very high: the aim is to write papers that can be published. One of the advantages of the Research Master's is the budget that each student has for relevant extra-curricular activities; it gave me the opportunity to take a Summer Course at the Central European University in Budapest. That was a great way to get to know students from all over the world.

Through the Research Master's I am now lecturing bachelor's students of Political Science on 'Comparative Analysis of Political Systems', my own field of research. For me, this is a very relevant programme because it's important to understand where you can make improvements the world, and to do that you need to train people to recognise the key themes in what's going on. That's why this is the ideal programme for students who don't want to pin themselves down to a single field, but who prefer to take a broader approach and learn to see how different issues are connected.”

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Prof. Andeweg
Testimonial Prof. Andeweg

“The analytical skills we teach in this course are valuable assets in any career.”

“Leiden enjoys an excellent reputation internationally, particularly for research into the functioning of political institutions. Bibliometric research has shown that this department is judged to be one of the best in Europe. Since this is the only research master's in Political Science in the Netherlands, we are pleased to receive students from all parts of the country. But we are also keen to position ourselves internationally, and the working language of this programme is therefore English...
In such a seminar students are faced with a researcher who presents his recent research findings and brings his research material. The students are then asked to examine the research material; the question is whether they will come to the same conclusion. In this seminar the student is given the opportunity to dispute the findings of the researcher. This is very challenging for both parties.

Students frequently ask me whether they ought to take this research master's if they are not yet sure whether they want to become a researcher. Of course, you don't have to become a researcher. The analytical skills that we teach in this course are valuable assets in any career, and the same applies to the practical skills that we train, such as writing academic reports in English and giving presentations in English.

This is without doubt a demanding research master's. Students who found the bachelor's easy, will now have to work extremely hard. Evaluations indicate that students are stimulated by this challenge. Personally, I very much enjoy the two-way communication between students and lecturers in this programme.”

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1/3 Universiteit Leiden
Political Science
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/3 Universiteit Leiden
Public Administration
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/3 Universiteit Leiden
Political Science and Public Administration (Research)
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Political Science and Public Administration (research): Political Science aan de Universiteit Leiden is beoordeeld door 14 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

During this research master's you are equipped with a large set of analytical skills, versatility and academic experience that make you a prime candidate for many career areas, including business organisations, government organisations and non-profit organisations. You are especially fit for research-intensive positions in the public or private sector, such as governmental organisations or research agencies. The programme is also an excellent preparation for a PhD position.
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