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Political Science

Master phase


After obtaining your Bachelor's degree in Political Science, you can specialise by choosing a Master's programme within our Department. We offer one-year Master's programmes in the following specific fields:

  • European Politics and External Relations
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Political Economy

You can also choose for an interdisciplinary Master’s programme (possibly with additional entry requirements):

Or choose one of the following Master’s programmes (possibly with additional entry requirements):

You can also opt for a Master’s programme at another Dutch or foreign university:

  • International Relations and Research at the London School of Economics and Political Science 
  • Culture, Organization & Management at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • International Relations: European Union Studies at Leiden University
  • Political Science: Global Environmental Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Nationalism Studies at the University of Edinburgh
  • Social Policy and Social Interventions at Utrecht University.

Do you have a strong interest in research? If so, choose the two-year Research Master’s Social Sciences. You will analyse and examine social problems using multiple theories from different social disciplines.

There is a selection process for this Research Master’s. A committee will assess whether you have the right qualifications, motivation and commitment to contribute to scientific research. 

More information on Master’s and Research Master’s programmes offered at the UvA can be found through the web pages below.

Becoming a teacher?

Would you like to become a secondary school teacher in Maatschappijleer (civics/social studies)? If so, there is a possibility to take a one-year teacher training programme for secondary education after your Master’s.

Dual Master

You can also opt for a dual Master’s: a practice-based programme of one and a half to two years, including academic and practical experience. The Bachelor’s Political Science will give you access to the Master’s Journalism and Media, for example. This study programme provides alumni with academic skills and the ability to obtain intricate knowledge, and translate this information to a wider audience.