Filter
Master Degrees
Netherlands

Masters Programs in Political Science in Netherlands 2020

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 programs teach students the basic elements of the government and the various factions and processes that control it. Topics such as comparative government, international relations, and conflict resolution may also be covered.

Top Master Programs in Political Science in Netherlands 2020

Read More Read less
Other options within this field of study:

10 Results in Political Science, Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Are you interested in politics and would you like to specialize in European politics and a comparative perspective? The one-year full-time English-language Master’s progr ... [+]

Are you interested in politics and would you like to specialize in European politics and a comparative perspective? The one-year full-time English-language Master’s programme Political Science: European Public Policy in a Global Context might be the right choice for you. In this Master’s programme you will analyze 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. One is how national policies and political structures cope with global social and economic change and supranational decisions. The other is how supranational institutions, such as the EU are, in turn, affected by national interests and political mobilization. By integrating these two angles, students of the specialization Political Science: European Public Policy in a Global Context 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. The programme offers personalized tutoring by an internationally acclaimed staff whose research record has recently been assessed as being among the best of Europe in this field. This programme is accredited by the NVAO. After finishing the programme you receive the internationally recognized degree of Master of Science (MSc). ... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Global History programme, is a specialization of the Humanities Research Master, aimed at talented students who are exceptionally motivated to develop their skills in ... [+]

The Global History programme, is a specialization of the Humanities Research Master, aimed at talented students who are exceptionally motivated to develop their skills in the field of historical research. It prepares students for a research career in history, or for other research-intensive careers.

In the Global History programme you will learn to investigate the dynamics and long-term developments of the global interconnection of goods, ideas and people, and the role of power, religion and affects in such constellations. In research-intensive courses you will collaborate with renowned researchers and research groups in the fields of migration studies, the history of capitalism, knowledge and religion, material culture and heritage, emotions and senses, and environmental humanities. The distinguishing characteristic of the programme is an interdisciplinary perspective that includes concepts and methodologies from the social sciences, philosophy and law. 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, and e-Humanities approaches. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers a thorough training programme, with individual guidance by excellent and committed supervisors. You are encouraged to make use of the staff’s intensive networks with heritage and research institutions, governmental organizations and NGO’s (e.g. UNESCO), and business partners (banks, creative industries), to set up embedded research projects which may act as a stepping stone for the next step in your career. The Global History programme offers a dynamic international context where students from the Netherlands, and from abroad, exchange views,... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
Request Info
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Questions of war and peace, terrorism and economic globalization are not limited to national borders, but increasingly require an international approach. As a result, pol ... [+]

Questions of war and peace, terrorism and economic globalization are not limited to national borders, but increasingly require an international approach. As a result, politicians and diplomats have to cooperate and negotiate with multinationals, NGOs and intergovernmental organisations, such as the World Bank. In our Political Science specialization International Relations and Transnational Governance you will engage with such contemporary questions as you become acquainted with current scientific research and approaches in the field of Political Science with an emphasis on international relations and global governance. In our one-year fulltime Master's programme you will also analyse and learn how to independently conduct high-quality social scientific research yourself. The programme offers intensive coaching by means of tutorials and workshops, each taught by qualified and internationally acclaimed lecturers. This programme is accredited by the NVAO. After finishing the programme you receive the internationally recognized degree of Master of Science (MSc). ... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The enormous development of human civilization has left almost no species, countries or parts of the ocean untouched. Protecting the environment might be the largest chal ... [+]

The enormous development of human civilization has left almost no species, countries or parts of the ocean untouched. Protecting the environment might be the largest challenge of our time. Politicians and policy makers have to cooperate with multinationals, organisations and scientists to confront international environmental problems such as the increase in CO2 emissions and climate change. This creates a growing demand for researchers who are knowledgeable about international environmental politics. In the one-year full-time English-language Master’s programme Political Science: Global Environmental Governance you will concern yourself with the political aspects and implications of topics such as climate change, sustainability and nature. You will explore the field, familiarize yourself with current research and learn about the most important research traditions and approaches related to international environmental politics. The programme offers intensive coaching by means of tutorials and workshops, each taught by qualified and internationally acclaimed lecturers. This programme is accredited by the NVAO. After finishing the programme you receive the internationally recognized degree of Master of Science (MSc).... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Vrije Universiteit 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 researcher in the a ... [+]

Security in a changing world

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’.

Develop a broad view of international security

The programme is based on the assumption that international law cannot be properly understood outside its political context, whereas contemporary international politics cannot be fully grasped without a solid knowledge of international legal institutions. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to the rapidly changing field of international peace and security. It includes topics such as the United Nations system of collective security, the transformation of war (including catastrophic terrorism and other forms of political violence), human rights protection, the development of international criminal tribunals and humanitarian law. The programme has three basic characteristics:... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The relationship between politics and society has changed dramatically. In this Master’s programme, we aim to understand the causes & consequences of this change. ... [+]

Study programme

The relationship between politics and society has changed dramatically. In this Master’s programme, we aim to understand the causes & consequences of this change.

Mode of education

Each core course is composed of a series of lectures and small-scale tutorials. The lectures present the main theoretical and empirical insights into the topic of the course. In the tutorials, students learn to analyse and apply these insights by discussing and presenting various assignments in small groups.

Electives

The programme features some electives in block 2, but electives can also be selected from courses offered in other Master’s specialisations in Sociology.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

This Master's programme is about managing complex societal challenges in the public sector and how to govern the networks of the actors involved in order to solve wicked ... [+]

Study programme

This Master's programme is about managing complex societal challenges in the public sector and how to govern the networks of the actors involved in order to solve wicked problems.

Mode of education

The programme provides in-depth theoretical modules, as well as a series of Governance Labs that offer opportunities to learn and practice scientific and managerial skills in real-life settings. Inspirational guest lectures from experts in the field enable the transfer of knowledge and experience. A research design course prepares you for writing a Master’s thesis. In this thesis, students demonstrate their knowledge and skills of analysing and devising governance network strategies which deal with actual, complex societal challenges.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

The programme offers a varied set of courses (obligatory and elective), seminars, working groups sessions, and a series of guest lectures by internationally well-known sc ... [+]

Study programme

The programme offers a varied set of courses (obligatory and elective), seminars, working groups sessions, and a series of guest lectures by internationally well-known scholars. Furthermore, you will conduct your own research project (thesis) in which you will apply theories and social scientific research methods to examine urban governance issues.

Mode of education

The programme provides courses and training in real-life settings giving an opportunity to learn and practice scientific and managerial skills. It includes a variety of teaching methodologies aimed at the interaction between teachers and students, between students and practitioners and between students themselves.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

As a product of a new collaboration between the Department of Public Administration (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, ESSB) and the Institute of Housing ... [+]

Master’s in Urban Governance

As a product of a new collaboration between the Department of Public Administration (Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, ESSB) and the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), this programme is a specialisation within the MSc in Public Administration of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

What will I learn?

Cities are complex, challenging and fast-growing. They are major economic and development drivers that generate vast amounts of wealth and are home to more than half of the world’s population (estimated to be closer to 70% by 2050). They are at the heart of cultural, social and political innovation and play a key role in discovering answers to social issues such as migration, social segregation, poverty, climate change, health, unemployment and terrorism. Sustainable governance policies are recognized as essential components of guaranteeing the well-being of all people. Students will learn a variety of skills including the following:... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
Request Info
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leiden University

In the two-year international joint Master's programme in European Politics and Society (EPS) you will be able to study at four major European universities in Prague, Lei ... [+]

The European Politics and Society Programme gives you the possibility to acquire high-level pluri-disciplinary knowledge and skills, with a central focus on the societal, political, and economic processes that have formed contemporary Europe and determine its role in the international environment.

Through its student population, the programme fosters exchange among diverse European and non-European cultures and offers a unique learning experience to both EU and non-EU students. The EPS Programme thus contributes to building a real trans-European community of students, experts and academia that deal with current European challenges.

Programme structure (1st year) Semester 1 ... [-]
Netherlands Leiden The Hague
February 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus