Study transnational political processes
Are you interested in international politics and topics such as transnationalization, globalization, the United Nations and NGOs? These topics are all covered in the one-year full-time English-language Master's program Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance. In this Master's program you will get acquainted with current scientific research in the field of international relations. You will also learn about the most important research traditions and approaches.
Questions of war and peace, terrorism and economic globalization do not limit themselves to national borders and therefore require and international approach. As a result, politicians and diplomats are ever more frequently brought into contact with multinationals, NGOs and intergovernmental organizations such as the World Bank. This results in a shift in political power. In the program Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance you will analyze these type of questions. The program offers intensive coaching by means of tutorials and workshops, each taught by qualified and internationally acclaimed lecturers.
As a graduate of the Master’s programme in Political Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you are capable of working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment: you are familiar with and have a solid foundation in the approaches used in the wider world of the social sciences. You have developed skills in research methodology (analysis, data collection and processing), writing, presenting, public speaking, and teamwork.
Because of the emphasis on research methodology and writing, many graduates find work as a policy analyst or advisor within an international governmental or non-governmental organization, in the private sector, or as a civil servant in a government ministry. You will also be well qualified to work in the field of journalism. Graduates also find jobs in communication and external relations. The thorough application of research skills offered by the programme also prepares you for a further career in academia. Many of our graduates participate in reputable PhD programmes around the world.For more information create your own program brochure on www.vu.nl/en/programmes/international-masters/order-brochures/index.asp.