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You will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Political Science. This qualifies you for Master’s or Research Master’s programmes in the social sciences and related disciplines, as well a range of professional career opportunities.

Subsequent Master's programmes

After your Bachelor's in Political Science, you can continue your studies with UvA Master's programme like: 

  • Master Political Science

    Specialise further in this field and become an expert with the one-year, English-taught Master's programme in Political Science. You have the option to choose from seven tracks: 

    • Comparative Politics 
    • Conflict Resolution and Governance 
    • European Politics and External Relations 
    • International Relations 
    • Political Economy 
    • Political Theory 
    • Public Policy and Governance 
  • Related Masters

Professions for graduates in Political Science

This programme provides diverse opportunities. While it doesn't offer formal training for politicians, it could lead you to work with various actors involved in political decision-making. You might find yourself as a lobbyist for a major corporation, a journalist at the BBC, or a diplomat for an embassy abroad. 

Which roles can you take on as a graduate in political science? Here are a few examples: 


  • Local level, e.g., municipalities 
  • Regional level, e.g., provinces 
  • National level, e.g., ministries 
  • International level, e.g., the EU 
  • Independent administrative bodies, e.g., the Nutrition Center 

Research Assistant 

  • Research agencies 
  • Think tanks, e.g., the SCP, CPB, TNO, Clingendael 

Staff member at political party