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Political Economy

The field of Political Economy focuses on ‘real world economics’: the study of economic developments in their political and policy-relevant context. The minor in Political Economy complements the analysis of the political context with a deep theoretical and empirical understanding how economic dynamics produce winners and losers and how that affects our society and policy choices.

For whom?

Students who are interested in:

  • International Political Economy
  • Developments in the global economy
  • A career in the corporate world, in (international) economic policy-making, or in corporate sector-government relations

This minor is set up as a dual-language programme, which means that Dutch language students can decide to take some of the tutorials in Dutch and are allowed to write in Dutch. However, it remains possible that if too few Dutch language students register for courses the Dutch language tutorials are canceled and all teaching is in English.

  • Introduction to political economy
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  • International political economy
  • Restricted-choice electives: Electives
Read more in the Course Catalogue

Related Master's programme

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's in Political Economy (Political Science). Always check the entry requirements of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

Completed first year of a bachelor’s programme. A completed first year of applied sciences (HBO) does not grant access to the minor.


International exchange students are contacted by their programme coordinator regarding enrollment.

Students from Dutch universities can enrol the following way:

  • Students from other universities may enrol as a guest student in this minor programme at the UvA.
  • Fill in the application form on the minor page of the digital Course Catalogue
  • Use your student ID number to register for the course in SIS
Facts & Figures
Credits 30 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in September