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The minor Politics offers students fundamental knowledge on political processes. It studies both political conflict and cooperation, and the exercise, control and restrictions on political power in various countries in the world. We offer a broad disciplinary base in political science and particularly focus on the subfield of Comparative Politics that studies the differences among countries in their state-society relations.

For whom?

The programme is especially attractive to students who:

  • Are interested in contemporary political developments.
  • Aspire a job in a political environment such as in journalism, at a NGO or political party, or as a campaigner or public affairs professional.

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
enroll the following way:
1) Studenten van andere universiteiten moeten zich bij de UvA inschrijven als bijvakstudent, zie
2) Meld je aan voor de minor via het aanmeldformulier in de studiegids.
3) Schrijf je daarna in voor de vakken via SIS.


Prof.dr. Sarah de Lange,

Facts & Figures
Language of instruction Dutch, English
Conditions for admission
Starts in September