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International Relations (Political Science)


International Relations studies the relations between, beyond and across states. As such it is engaged with world affairs and tries to theorise the complex phenomenon of global politics. It goes beyond the exclusive domain of nation states and includes non-state actors such as (social) movements, corporations, and advocacy groups. International Relations increasingly tries to include the challenges of today’s world such as human development, terrorism, (gender) inequality, and climate change.


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Study programme

The programme is intensive and rigorous. You are expected to develop the capacity to work independently and in group settings.

Highly ranked programme in a diverse and international setting

Provides students with both academic and professional skills


Academic staff

The staff teaching in the International Relations programme is internationally renowned for its research excellence. The programme is coordinated by Dr. Said Rezaeiejan.


International Relations exposes students to a broad palette of theoretical and empirical work, and trains students to develop their own original, useful, and empirically sophisticated research relevant to scholarship and policy.

Is International Relations for you?

Are you interested in:

  1. Deepening your knowledge of peace, security, and the role of transnational processes and institutions?
  2. Solving complex diplomatic issues?
  3. Improving your debating and policy briefing skills?
  4. Studying in an international and inspiring environment?

Then International Relations might be the track for you!

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