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Political Science provides you with thorough theoretical knowledge and research skills in the field of international politics and policymaking.

Political activity now takes place in an increasingly transnational context. The roles played by transnational corporations (TNCs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like Greenpeace, international organizations like the World Bank, and criminal or clandestine networks, embody this trend. The transnationalization of economic, social and political issues, including financial markets, migration, human rights, internationally organized (and/or politically motivated) crime, and climate change is reflected more and more in the emergence of new institutional forms of regulation.

Political Science teaches you the key issues and theories of global politics and governance from different interrelated disciplinary traditions: international relations, comparative politics, environmental studies, security studies and European public policy. At the same time, the programme reflects the ways in which the boundaries between these domains are being dissolved by the effects of globalization. The programme offers three specialised tracks in International Relations, Global Environmental Governance and European Public Policy.
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locatieAmsterdam
diplomaMSc Political Science
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig Nederlands
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60203
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

  • Broad base, clear specialisation: from a common start you split up in the selected issue courses and work towards your own specialisation
  • International reputation: our internationally renowned team has an extensive international network
  • Double degree: you can follow a 2-year programme during which you will spend one year at VU Amsterdam and one year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Extra-curricular activities: an opportunity to engage with politics and organisations out

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Studieprogramma

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opbouwPeriod 1: you follow two courses on basic theories and approaches in comparative politics and international relations
Period 2: you choose two issues courses that cover different aspects of contemporary political processes.
Period 3: you follow a more general course on philosophy of science and research design as a preparation for your thesis.
Period 4: you practice your research skills in a workshop within your own specialisation
Period 5 and 6: you work individually on your Master's thesis.
The Master's programme Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology and theory. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political science research methods and getting acquainted with a range of theoretical perspectives and how to integrate these in your research. The Master's is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English.
periode
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Theories and Approaches in Comparative European Politics
6 EC
Theories and Approaches in International Relations
6 EC
Selected issues: Comparative Political Institutions and Behaviour
6 EC
Selected issues: Comparative Political Institutions and Behaviour OR Selected issues:Gglobal Environmental Governance OR Selected issues: EU Politics and Multilevel Governance OR Selected Issues: International Security
6 EC
Selected issues: Global Environmental Governance
6 EC
Selected issues: transnational political economy
6 EC
Selected issues: Transnational Political Economy OR Selected issues: comparative political institutions and behaviour OR Selected issues: EU politics and multilevel governance OR Selected issues: international security
6 EC
Selected issues: Transnational Political Economy OR Selected issues: global environmental governance OR Selected issues: EU politics and multilevel governance OR Selected Issues: International Security
6 EC
Political and Policy Research: Philosophy and Design onderzoek
6 EC
Workshop in Comparative Policy and Politics
12 EC
Workshop in Global Environmental Governance
12 EC
Workshop in International Relations
12 EC
Master's thesis in Political Science afstuderen
18 EC

specialisaties

specialisatie Comparative and European Politics



Are you interested in public policy and would you like to specialise in European policy from a comparative perspective? Political Science: European Public policy in a global context might be the right choice for you. In this Master's programme you will analyse how social, economic and political change impacts on European political systems and governance institutions at both the international and national level from a comparative perspective.

You will be instructed in current research endeavours and policy debates, explore theoretical perspectives and develop sophisticated research skills, which you will apply to the two principal dimensions in European politics: 1) how national policies and political structures cope with global social and economic change and supranational decisions, 2) how supranational institutions, such as the EU are, in turn, affected by national interests and political mobilization. By integrating these two angles, you will acquire fundamental knowledge and a set of skills that are in high demand for decision making positions at the levels of European and national policy making.

specialisatie Global Environmental Governance



Scientists today see mounting evidence that the entire Earth system now operates well outside the normal state exhibited over the past 500,000 years, and that human activity is generating change that extends well beyond natural variability - in some cases, alarmingly so - and at rates that continue to accelerate.

Increasingly, traditional approaches towards solving global environmental problems (in particular international treaties and conventions) have been complemented and in some cases substituted by novel arrangements that are private and sometimes deliberately exclude the nation state. In addition, global environmental governance is characterised by the involvement of a host of non-state actors such as transnational corporations (TNCs), NGOs, networks of scientists and international organisations that attempt to govern global environmental problems.

The Political Science Master's programme: specialisation Global Environmental Governance seeks to understand these transformations and the way they reach beyond the confines of the nation state and the international system.

specialisatie International Relations and Transnational Governance



Are you interested in international politics and topics such as globalization, international political economy, global security and climate governance, the rise of China or the power of the United States? These are typical topics covered in the Master's programme Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance. In this programme 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. Seeking to understand the contradictory and conflicting dynamic of ongoing globalization and the way it cuts across the boundaries of national, European and international politics is what lies at the heart of the Political Science Master's programme: specialization International Relations and Transnational Governance.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% nl
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
20% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
case studies, groepsdiscussie, groepsopdracht, individuele opdracht, literatuurstudie, mondelinge presentatie, onderzoek, onderzoeksproject, onderzoeksvoorstel, project, werkcollege, werkgroep, workshop, zelfstudie
doelstelling
The programme aims at enabling students to critically examine political issues at a high level of conceptual abstraction and to carry out in-depth academic theoretical and empirical research on a political topic in a globalizing context. For this purpose, the programme familiarizes them with a broad range of theories and approaches that serve both explanatory and critical aims. After completion of the programme, students are equipped to carry out successful independent research work. While the
studeren in het buitenland
You can follow a 2-year programme during which you will spend one year at VU Amsterdam and one year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Political Science (PS) is een selectieve master, wat betekent dat alle studenten een toelatingsverzoek moeten indienen. Aanmelden doe je uiterlijk 31 mei in Studielink en VUnet. Je aanmelding is pas volledig afgerond als je bevestiging hebt gekregen van Studielink, het VU-portaal hebt voltooid, toegelaten bent en het collegegeld betaald hebt op 31 augustus.
Als hbo'er moet je een toelatingsverzoek indienen tot de premaster PS. Nadat je de bijbehorende premaster met succes hebt afgerond, kun je
toelatingseisen

aanvullende vakeisen
You must have had social sciences research methodology.

erkende certificaten

cijfergemiddelde

cijferlijst

basiskennis

taaltoets
The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to the Master's programme in Political Science are:
IELTS 7.0
TOEFL paper-based test: 600
TOEFL computer-based test: 250
TOEFL Internet-based test: 100
CAE: A
CPE: A, B, C

vooropleiding
You must hold an academic bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or a closely related subject. You must have had social sciences research methodology.

reference letter
Two letters of recommendation written by members of the academic staff at the educational institute where you studied (or are studying).

motivatiebrief
Letter of motivation (no more than 2 pages in length in English) stating your reasons for applying to the programme.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee
certificate
examination

Inschatting maandelijkse studiekosten

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bedragkostenpost
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1292totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

73 studenten volgen deze opleiding
42% daarvan is vrouw
24 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
33% daarvan is vrouw
22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
2/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science: Global Environmental Governance
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science – European Public Policy in a Global Context
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
56 eerstejaars
48% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
24 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/18 Universiteit Leiden
Parties, Parliaments and Democracy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/18 Universiteit Leiden
Political Legitimacy and Justice
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/18 Universiteit Leiden
Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Development
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/18 Universiteit Leiden
International Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/18 Universiteit Leiden
Nederlandse politiek
€ 326 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
10/18 Universiteit Leiden
International Organisation
€ 326 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/18 Universiteit Leiden
Political Science
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
38 eerstejaars
47% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/18 Radboud Universiteit
International Political Economy
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
13/18 Radboud Universiteit
International Relations
star Elsevier
Keuzegids topopleiding 2015  1e  4.4
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/18 Radboud Universiteit
Conflict, Power and Politics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
15/18 Radboud Universiteit
Comparative Politics
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2015  1e  4.4
Elsevier
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/18 Radboud Universiteit
Political Theory
star Elsevier
Keuzegids topopleiding 2015  1e  4.4
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
17/18 Radboud Universiteit
Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/18 Radboud Universiteit
Political Science
star Elsevier
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
4 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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algemeen oordeel3.64.0
inhoud3.63.8
docenten3.73.8
studiefaciliteiten3.83.5
studielast3.93.6
studiebegeleiding3.43.4

Studentoordelen

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 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Political Science aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 18 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.6 uit 5.

Na de studie

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After having completed the master, highly motivated students can approach their professors for internship possibilities within the professors' network. A research internship at our own department of Political Science is also an option. This work experience will help you further in your career.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

You are capable of working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment: you have a solid foundation in the approaches, issues and theories of the social sciences. You have developed skills in research methodology , writing, presenting, public speaking, and teamwork. Many graduates find work within an international governmental or non-governmental organization, the private sector, or government ministry.
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