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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.

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Numerus fixus

This Bachelor's programme has a numerus fixus. This means that you need to apply for the selection procedure by 15 January at the latest. Check the steps on application and admission.

Why study Political Science at the UvA?

International classroom

Wide range of specialisation courses

Real world problems, real world solutions

Civic engagement

The topics are very up-to-date and have made me understand more about the world around me. Read about Alice's experience

Is Political Science right 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!

This programme covers a wide range of topics, allowing me to explore different aspects of political science.  Read about Raúl's experience
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Degree programme
BSc Political Science
180 ECTS, 36 months
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Roeterseiland campus