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European Politics and External Relations (Political Science)


During the European Politics and External Relations Master's programme you will analyse politics, governance and power in Europe. The programme focuses on the European challenges as part of an increasingly globalized world. Both internal and external dimensions on EU policies will be addressed such as the economic crisis, security challenges, environmental issues, the refugee crisis, the rise of populism and trade.


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Study programme

Our European Politics and External Relations programme provides students with a thorough understanding of Europe’s politics and power in an increasingly diverse, interdependent, and multi-polar world. You will be given the analytical, theoretical and empirical tools to develop a deeper understanding of EU’s role as an international actor. 

Academic staff

Meet the people who organise this programme.

After graduation

The European Politics and External Relations programme prepares you for a career in (European) policy making, diplomacy, work with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), consultancies, and businesses, as well as academia.

Is European Politics and External Relations for you?

Are you interested in:

  1. European politics in a global context?
  2.  Work both independently as well as in group settings?
  3. Enhance your hands-on negotiation skills?
  4. Complete an individual and high-level research project?

Then European Politics and External Relations might be the programme you have been looking for.

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Political Science
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English, Language of the study programme
Starts in September
CROHO code 66606
Location Roeterseiland campus