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Political Science

Excellence, pluralism, societal engagement
Political Science
Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuela's opposition, climbs over a fence outside the National Assembly in Caracas (photo: Hollandse Hoogte / The New York Times Syndication)

Political Science UvA encompasses innovative research and teaching programmes in comparative politics, international relations, European politics, political theory, political economy, and public policy, as well as cross-cutting themes including migration, conflict, democracy and its alternatives, gender and diversity, and transnational politics.


Political Science Research is organised into three Programme Groups, which are members of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR):

  • Challenges to Democratic Representation
  • Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV)
  • Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance


The University of Amsterdam offers Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Political Science.


Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 
1018 WV Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 5252169 

Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

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