Political Science: specialization International Relations and Transnational Governance

1 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
You must hold an academic bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or a closely related subject.
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Application deadline: 1 May (1 April if you want to use the housing options of the VU)
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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.

The programme
The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology and theory. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political research methods and getting acquainted with a range of theoretical perspectives and how to integrate these in your research. The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 credits and features four specializations:
  • International Relations and Transnational Governance (IR)
  • Comparative European Politics (CEP)
  • Global Environmental Governance (GEG)
  • Policy and Politics (PP)

Career prospects

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.
Request up to five programs and select which information you wish to receive. After sending the request, you will get an email with a download link for your pdf brochure.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Campus
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1081 HV Amsterdam

Wytske Siegersma
mail: admissionsfss@vu.nl
phone: (020) 59 8503

Web: www.vu.nl/en
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