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Political Science

Minors & electives

BSc in Political Science

There are many possible ways to adapt your study programme. In the third year, it is up to you which subjects you choose. You will allocate at least 30 ECTS credits to your Political Science specialisation (Bachelor’s thesis included), but the other 30 credits can be obtained by doing an internship, foreign study exchange, subjects in other disciplines or a complete minor.


Are you interested in a more in-depth exploration of subject matter or in broadening your scientific horizon, or do you want to prepare for a Master’s in another field of study? If so, you may consider doing a minor: a 30-credit programme that you can take within your own faculty, at another faculty or even at another university. Examples of minors that might be interesting to Political Science students are:

You can also look at the overview of all UvA minors. 


If you prefer to take a variety of electives instead of a minor, you might be interested in the following courses offered by the Political Science Department:

  • Introduction to Conflict Studies
  • Introduction to Gender and Sexuality
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • Gender, Religion and Political Identities of the Middle East
  • Zeytun Academic Exchange
  • Debating European Integration: History, Politics, Theory
  • Bureaucracy and the Democratic Deficit: Policies and Policymaking in the European Union
  • Who Governs the EU? European Institutions, Member States and Civil Society.