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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

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.

The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands is referred to as "Dutch". A modern European country today, Netherlands preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The Netherlands has many universities. The country has recently converted their own titles into the bachelor/master system. There are two types of universities: Academic (focussing more on theoretical knowledge, aka "Universiteit") or Applied Sciences (focussing more on practical knowledge, aka "Hogeschool")

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Master's in Public Administration: Urban Governance specialisation

IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2018 Netherlands 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 and Urban Development Studies (IHS), this program is a specialization within the MSc in Public Administration of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. [+]

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 program is a specialization 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:... [-]


Master in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory. [+]

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 a university masters’ degree? Then the masters’ Political Science: Global Environmental Governance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam could be just what you are looking for.

Study program

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 program, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]


Master in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

As a graduate of the Master’s program in Political Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will be capable of working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment: you will be familiar with and have a solid foundation in the approaches used in the wider world of the social sciences. Graduates are well-equipped to undertake roles in organizations where coherent policy papers are produced, based on specialist reports from various disciplinary backgrounds. [+]

Master in Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance

The masters’ program Political Science is a one-year full-time program (about 40 hours of studying per week). The program 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 program

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 analyzed, and learn to apply them to topics of your interest.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time program, 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 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year Master's program 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. [+]

Master in Law and Politics of International Security

This one-year Master's program 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’.

Program

The Master’s program 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 program.... [-]


Master in Humanities: Global History (research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

This two-year’s program 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. [+]

Master in History (Research)

This two-year’s program 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 program 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 Political Science: Policy and Politics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The VU Master’s program 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. [+]

Master in Political Science: Policy and Politics

The VU Master’s program 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 Master's program 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.

Study program

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 program 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 program 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 program, 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 2018 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 practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory. [+]

Master in Political Science: Comparative and European Politics

Following the masters’ program in Political Science

During the one-year masters’ program 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 research 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 program

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 program 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 program 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 program, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]