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European Politics and Global Change

This Minor focuses on the history, institutions and policy-making in the European Union as well as on the theories of European integration. The courses place special emphasis on the consequences of European integration for the member states and European Union citizens as well as for the rest of the world and on the impact of global change on Europe and European integration. Topics such as migration, for instance, can no longer be analysed today without considering developments and actors within and from outside the European Union. In addition to courses, students will be able to attend a number of extra-curricular activities, such as an excursion to Brussels to visit selected European Union institutions.

For whom?

Students who are interested in topics such as:

  • Who governs the EU?,
  • The history of European Integration, Theory and Present Day Politics,
  • Bureaucracy and Democracy in the EU,
  • Policies and policymaking in the EU.

Entry requirements

The minor is open to students who completed their first year of a Bachelor degree programme at the UvA or another university. The minor is not open to students from universities of applied sciences (HBO).


  • Students can register for the minor by completing the webform (see the study guide).
  • Students from other universities must first enrol as a minor student of the UvA on
Facts & Figures
Credits 30 EC ECTS, one year
Conditions for admission
Starts in September