‘My name is Hugo van Dam and I started the master Political Science at the University of Amsterdam at the beginning of September 2013. The master Political Theory is offered nowhere else in the Netherlands in this form. In my search for suitable master programmes after completing my bachelor, I noticed that especially the political theoretical aspect was nowhere on offer within a social sciences context.
I was also lucky that just when I started, the political science department received a new impulse with the appointment of two new university lecturers, Enzo Rossi and Luara Ferracioli, who have both done research at renowned foreign universities and have both lectured in the field of political theory. At the moment Enzo Rossi is supervising my master thesis which is about the philosophical foundations of the idea of basic income.
The programme passes so quickly. Enjoy it and make sure that you take time to immerse yourself in the subject matter in depth, and don’t forget to enjoy all the other amazing things Amsterdam has to offer!’