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Bachelor

Political Science

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Politics is how communities settle their differences and achieve their goals. As a result, politics is everywhere and at all levels from the local to the global. This programme offers a broad orientation in International Relations, Political Economy, Public Policy and Governance, Comparative Politics and Political Theory.

UvA online Open House

This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.

Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes,explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.

Study programme

In the Bachelor’s in Political Science, you study the urgent issues that the world faces, including migration and economic crises, terrorist threats, rising populism and xenophobia, and polarisation in society. At the same time, you also explore possible solutions.

About this programme
Students Myrthe Born and Caesar Bast and lecturer Sarah de Lange tell all about this programme in this video.

After graduation

You will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Political Science. This qualifies you for Master’s or Research Master’s programmes in the social sciences and related disciplines, as well a range of professional career opportunities.

The teachers are very enthusiastic about their research
In Political Science, you are trained to take a critical look at the different actors and institutions that play, or should play, a role in the quest for political solutions. (Rowie Rensink)

Is Political Science for you?

Are you interested in:

  1. this dynamic world, its challenges and its opportunities
  2. the world as it is and how it might be improved
  3. topics as: migration, economic crises, terrorist threats and rising populism?

Then Political Science might be the right choice for you!

Facts & Figures
Degree programme BSc Political Science
Mode Full-time
Credits 180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 56606