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Why study Political Science at the UvA?

Broad perspective on politics 

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Explore politics in all its aspects: learn more about political parties, parliaments, and governments, but also about power, conflict, and relationships between groups.

Wide range of specialisation courses 

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Customise your third year to match your interests, with diverse courses like International Relations, Political Economy, Governance, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory.

Real world problems, real world solutions 

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Apply political concepts in debates during lectures, to tackle pressing challenges such as climate change, social inequality, and global conflicts.

International learning environment 

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Engage and learn with fellow students and renowned experts from different backgrounds, gaining insights from diverse international perspectives, enriching your educational experience.
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The more we learn that ‘politics is everywhere’, the more we see its importance. Read about Dimitrina's experience

Is Political Science right for you?

Yes, if you... 

  • seek a broad understanding of politics in its entirety before choosing your area of focus
  • enjoy actively participating in discussions around societal issues such as inequality, international conflicts, and climate change within your classrooms
  • show an interest in subjects like elections or international conflicts, eager to delve deeper into their dynamics.
  • appreciate exploring various perspectives and viewpoints within the realm of politics 
  • wish to develop the critical thinking skills that define successful political scientists
The topics are very up-to-date and have made me understand more about the world around me. Read about Alice's experience
Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BSc Political Science
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
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CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus