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Political Science

Research and PhD

The BSc in Political Science is organised by the College of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

A career in research at the UvA

After you have obtained a Master’s degree, there are also possibilities for an academic career at the University of Amsterdam. During a four-year PhD, you will be doing research while at the same time teaching Bachelor’s students. There is a selection process for PhDs. A committee will assess whether you have the right qualifications, motivation and commitment to contribute to scientific research.

The Department of Political Science employs some of the world’s most renowned and inspiring academics. They teach and conduct research on a wide range of topics within Political Science.

Read more about our staff, the courses and research:

Amsterdam Institute of Social Sciences Research

The academic staff of this programme are actively involved in research, most of them at UvA's Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR).

For an example of the research of the AISSR, watch a short animation - highlighting the outcomes of a recent paper on the reconcentration of corporate control in the hands of passive investors - in the clip below.