Would you like to better understand the rapidly changing character of politics? Our Comparative Politics programme provides you with insight into political processes, and political institutions and actors. It studies state-building and democratization, and analyses the role of parliaments and governments, political parties and politicians, social movements and lobby groups, the media, and individual citizens in contemporary developments across the globe.
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We provide a distinctive programme that is:
The staff teaching in the Comparative Politics programme is internationally renowned for its research excellence. The programme is coordinated by Prof. Sarah de Lange.
There is strong demand in society for the training we offer. Graduates find careers spanning the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They work for think tanks, NGOs, the media, international organizations, governmental organizations, and businesses. Alumni are currently employed as consultants, journalists, policy-makers and analysts, press secretaries and PR-managers, researchers, and teachers.
The programme is intensive and rigorous. Students are expected to develop the capacity to work independently and in teams. Students come to the programme from a wide range of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. This diverse group is linked by a shared interest in developing their analytical competences. The Comparative Politics programme exposes students to a wide range of scholarly research, and trains students to develop their own original and sophisticated research relevant to scholarship and political practice.
|Degree programme||MSc Political Science|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|