The Master of Political Science provides students with specialist, in-depth knowledge of decision-making in politics. We study political decision-making from the perspective of the citizen, the politician, the policy professional and institutions, using cases from local, national, European and international politics.
In our core courses we explore:
- How and why citizens participate in politics. Who participates and who does not?
- How elected politicians translate their political preferences into political action.
- What impact can policy professionals such as advisors, consultants or civil servants have on policy decisions?
- How institutions constrain and enable the potential for political cooperation.
Besides the compulsory courses you can further tailor your programme to your personal interests. The electives cluster has a variety of courses on issues from national and international politics.
Although the title of Master of Political Science is a ticket to a whole range of professions, the Master’s programme is foremost a preparation for some specific occupational fields:
- Policy officer, political advisor or external representative in regional, national or international governments
- Researcher at academic institutions or research departments of political parties and interest groups
- Supporting and lobbying positions within international companies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
- Advisor, consultant, account manager in private sector
- Political journalist, media officer or spokesperson
Why choose UAntwerp?
“I have always been passionate about the European Union. Therefore, I decided to study international politics with a focus on the EU and European economic studies. I truly appreciate the way in which we learned to negotiate and to communicate during the courses at the University of Antwerp."
Evi Roelen | Belgium
About the School
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