Master in Political Science in Netherlands

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

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Double Masters Programme in European Studies

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in Netherlands 2017. The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The Double Master is an ambitious research-based and interdisciplinary programme which has a strong focus on the European Union, its institutions and policies. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU and of the workings of politics and society in an integrated Europe. The programme equips graduates with excellent methodological skills, enabling them to operate at an advanced level in an international research environment. During their year abroad, students will be exposed to an international environment that allows them to improve their intercultural and language skills. Students admitted to the Double Master’s Programme pursue a Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University in their first year and complete modules of the Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Cologne in their second year. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points by both universities. Students attend a colloquium and write their master’s thesis during their year in Cologne. The thesis is jointly supervised by professors at both universities. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity. Its ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is based on the prin­ci­ple of Prob­lem-Based Learn­ing (PBL). The Fac­ulty has a strong in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, ev­i­denced by its in­ter­na­tional stu­dent body and its ex­ten­sive re­search. The Fac­ulty has an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of Maas­tricht. Pro­gramme du­ra­tion: 4 se­mes­ters, full-time Pro­gramme start: Be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber in Maas­tricht De­grees awarded: Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne Lan­guage of in­struc­tion: Eng­lish Fees: Stu­dents pay tu­ition fees at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity dur­ing their first year of stud­ies (ap­prox. €1,980 for EU ap­pli­cants; for more de­tails on the tu­ition fee, please see the web­site of Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity) and a se­mes­ter con­tri­bu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne (ap­prox. €260 per term, which in­cludes a stu­dent travel card which is valid on all pub­lic trans­port in North Rhine-West­phalia). Career perspectives Graduates of this double degree will be well prepared for the demands of an international employment market in European Studies, which increasingly expects applicants to have studied in more than one country. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration or international companies. The research-oriented nature of the degree also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks or NGOs. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures, and thus graduates with a double degree will be better prepared for these kinds of positions than most of their peers with degrees from a single university. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (30 ECTS). Furthermore a minimum of further 12 ECTS in Political Science or in Methodology and Empirical Social Research Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)). Please note that the Maastricht University also requires minimum scores in writing. IELTS: minimum score overall 7.0, minimum score writing 7.0; TOEFL ibt: minimum score overall 100, minimum score writing 28. Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application deadlines The online application for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies takes place both through Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines at the two universities. At the University of Cologne: For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 At Maastricht University: For EU applicants: 1 June 2017 For non-EU applicants: 1 May 2017 [-]

Master in Humanities: Global History (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This two-year’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam prepares talented students for a research career in history. You can specialize in ... [+]

Master in History (Research)

This two-year’s programme prepares talented students for a research career in history. You can specialize in political, (post)colonial history, global social history or cultural history. The History group is acclaimed for its unique expertise in the fields of the history of knowledge and religion, heritage studies, emotions studies, material culture, and environmental humanities. You will research the complex constellations in which people, objects, spaces and ideas intersect, with a focus on the role of power, social relations, religion and emotions. The programme also offers students the possibility to explore and train skills in digital analysis and reflect on the possibilities of the emerging digital humanities techniques.... [-]


Master in Law: International Migrations and Refugee law

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behaviour and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these... [+]

Best Masters in Political Science in Netherlands 2017. War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behaviour and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these crimes. You are challenged to critically reflect on international criminal law and alternative modes of transitional justice, such as truth commissions and amnesties. The Master’s programme is unique: it is not offered by any other university worldwide. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is close to The Hague, the legal capital of the world. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The programme in International Crimes and Criminology consists of five required courses, several elective courses and an interdisciplinary Master’s thesis on international crimes. The programme deals extensively with insights from various disciplines such as law, criminology, sociology, psychology and political science. This Master’s aims to define, conceptualize an measure international crimes and to analyse ways to effectively prevent, eradicate and respond to them. YOUR FUTURE CAREER The programme leads to the Master of Science degree (MSc.). On completing the programme, you will be able to objectively assess empirical data and critically comment on theoretical notions. On the practical side, you will be able to draft policy documents, develop preventive strategies and carry out fieldwork. Possible careers include working for international criminal courts and tribunals, human rights organizations, refugee organizations, government departments, universities or other research institutes. SPECIFIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The International Crimes and Criminology Master’s programme is a selective programme and open to a limited number of students only. An English language proficiency is required. You will also need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law, Political Science, Psychology or Social Sciences. In some cases, applicants with other academic backgrounds are selected. You can find full details on admission, selection and application on our website. [-]

Master in Euroculture

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary master's focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills. [+]

The master's specialization Euroculture is a unique, interdisciplinary and international programme consisting of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and offered by a Consortium (8 European and 4 non-European universities). The status “Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" was granted to the programme by the European Commission in 2005 and again in 2011 thereby confirming the programme's outstanding quality. In 2015, Euroculture was, for the 4th time in a row, considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes. In fact, the Keuzegids considered the Euroculture programme to be the best European Studies Master programme in the Netherlands. The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following: - a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world; - the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world. For more detailed information about the programme please visit the consortium website. [-]

Master in Political Science: Policy and Politics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

During the one-year Masters’ programme Political Science: Policy and Politics, you receive a thorough-based training and insight in how the dynamics of... [+]

Master in Political Science: Policy and Politics

 

The VU Master’s programme Political Science: Policy and Politics offers an interdisciplinary combination of political science and public administration science, allowing you to focus on the interaction between political institutions and policy-making.During the one-year Masters’ programme Political Science: Policy and Politics, you receive a thorough-based training and insight in how the dynamics of politics interact with everyday governance processes,. This interaction is put in light of developments at the transnational, European and global level and applied in specific policy areas like security policy.

 

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Master in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

As a graduate of the Master’s programme in Political Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will be capable of working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment: you will be familiar... [+]

Master in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance

 

The masters’ programme Political Science  is a one-year fulltime programme (about 40 hours of studying per week). The programme starts in September. Upon successful completion, graduates are awarded the legally recognized title Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science. Political Science is a full-time course starting in September.

 

Study programme

Global as well as European governance have been intensifying. At the same time, the new millennium has also witnessed new forms of conflict as well as the apparent resurgence of interstate rivalry and geopolitics, as can be witnessed by the new arms race and in the increasing level of competition for natural resources.In this specialization you will become acquainted with the different theoretical perspectives from which these international dynamics can be analysed, and learn to apply them to topics of your interest.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]


Master in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and... [+]

Master in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance

 

Almost no animal species, countries or parts of the ocean are unaffected by the enormous development of human beings. The master Political Science: Global Environmental Governance focuses on the political aspects and implications of topics as climate change, sustainability and nature.  Are you interested in these topics and do you aim to graduate with an university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ Political Science: Global Environmental Governance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam could be just what you are looking for.

 

 

Study programme

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory.Humans now influence all biological and physical systems on the planet. The perennial question is how to organize the co-evolution of societies and their surrounding environment. Essential to this are the newly emerging structures of transnational cooperation and governance, which are at the heart of this specialization.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]


Master in Political Science: Comparative and European Politics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and... [+]

Master in Political Science: Comparative and European Politics

 

Following the masters’ programme of Political ScienceDuring the one-year masters’ programme Political Science: Comparative and European Politics, you will develop new insights about the European Union and European politics. You will do this by examining the scientific researches about the different developments within the Union. You will also become acquainted with recent research in this field and you will learn the most important research traditions and perspectives on politics. You will research politics in Europe to prepare for your thesis.

 

 

Study programme

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory.Above all, the programme aims to enable our 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. To this end, the programme familiarizes you with a broad range of theories and approaches that serve both explanatory and critical objectives.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]


Master in Law and Politics of International Security

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year Master's programme aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic... [+]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

 

This one-year Master's programme aims at transferring to students the knowledge, skills and insight necessary to operate as a professional or academic researcher in the area of international peace of security. Issues of international peace and security are becoming increasingly important in legal, political and administrative practice. The concept of ‘international security’ is no longer confined to traditional issues of war and peace, but now also covers topics such as terrorism, criminal law, the protection of human rights and ‘human security’.

 

 

Programme

The Master’s programme in Law and Politics of International Security offers a curriculum that focuses on international security from the perspectives of international law and international relations. Moreover, it provides insight into the common foundations of the two disciplines, the different methods and theories as well as the interplay between the two in the area of international security. Below you will find a couple of examples of topics that are covered in the programme.... [-]


MSc in Political Science

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations. [+]

Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st century? The Radboud Master’s programme in Political Science offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for a rewarding career in leading positions in the public and private sector. Specialisations  The Master's programme in Political Science offers a choice of six specialisations: - International Relations: In this specialisations you learn to investigate global cooperation and conflict from different perspectives and to analyze the essential players that shape global politics: governments, international organisations, media, businesses and NGO’s. - Comparative Politics: This specialisation focuses on political challenges faced by contemporary (non-)democracies in a globalising world, such as growing inequalities, new demands on representative institutions, and pressures created by both migration and demographic change. - Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society: The courses focus on, for instance, the barriers to and facilitators of reform, Europeanisation and compliance with EU directives, how various countries deal with problems with the social welfare state, and the challenges government is facing in this century. - Conflict, Power and Politics: Critically explore themes such as warfare,political systems, the articulation of political demands, ethnic violence and which ethical dilemmas arise in such situations. - International Political Economy: Uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices. Learn to understand and explain the world from the perspectives of different stakeholders. - Political Theory: This specialisation gives you the opportunity to study various aspects of the relationship between political power and morality, The central question is whether political principles, institutions, and practices can ever be legitimate. What may we force each other to do? What should we do? The Master's programme at Radboud University has been ranked as the Netherlands' best Master's programme in Political Science by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Association and by students in Elsevier's Higher Education Supplement. The key to this success is our emphasis on small, interactive classes, our challenging programme, the expertise and effectiveness of our internationally oriented staff, and our location in a lively, student-friendly, cosmopolitan city. Career prospects  The careers of our graduates reflect the high quality of our programme. Our alumni have positions as policymakers in international organisations, political parties, national ministries, market authorities, the European Parliament and the European Commission. They also work as consultants, researchers and are employed by banks, other financial institutions and by the media. Quality label  For the third time in a row, this programme was rated number one and was awarded the quality label ‘Top Programme' in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes). Admission requirements  ... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) International Relations

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time

The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. [+]

Master of Arts (MA)  International Relations

 

The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. Course-work provides exposure to legal, historical, and context-sensitive socioeconomic and political factors that are key elements in a study of this nature. Examination of the dynamics, structural characteristics, and humanitarian issues operating within the global community is included.

 

 

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Students who choose to take INTL 6000 must also take 3 elective courses, and students who choose to take INTL 6250 must take 2 elective courses, from any of the above international relations course options not used to satisfy the given requirements, or from any of the following business and management courses, or International Relations Elective Courses:... [-]