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Political Science - International Relations, Security and Global Order

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

12 months
Duration
16830 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

At this Political Science - International Relations, Security and Global Order MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will refine your skills in methodological training, both qualitative and quantitative, and learn how to apply them in these topics. 

Overview

Working in small groups you will apply these methods to case studies. You will formulate your own research questions and learn how to collect the right data to answer them. You will familiarise yourself with the state-of-the-art research in this field and learn about research traditions and approaches.

Conducting independent analysis and high-quality social scientific research will play a large role. You will write research papers, essays, literature reviews and blogs and practice the art of public speaking. There will be class discussion and presentations, and intensive coaching through tutorials and workshops. We encourage you to engage with players outside academia for research projects and our internationally acclaimed and well-connected lecturers are on hand to help with this. Political Science - International Relations, Security and Global Order MSc programme is offered Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Career Prospects

The Master’s Political Science programme will develop skills that are in high demand across a range of disciplines. You will be an expert in research methodology, for instance, knowing how to collect, analyse and process data. You will be able to apply analytical skills to understand complex environments and the interconnectivity between the different players, whether individuals, organisations or institutions.You will be familiar with the core debates in political science and be able to apply them to contemporary issues in a variety of different environments.As well as being able to conduct independent research you will have teamworking skills. You will be able to write reports, draft policy documents, conduct presentations before a group, write blogs, summaries, and essays. You will have mastered the skills of debate and effective argumentation.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the NVAO. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master’s Thesis in Political Science: International Relations, Security and Global Order
  • Applying Core Debates in Political Science
  • Core Debates in Political Science
  • Political and Policy Research: Philosophy and Design
  • Applying Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Political Science
  • Workshop in International Relations, Security and Global Order

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are directly admissible to the Master’s programme in Political Science with a BSc degree in Political Science obtained at an established institute and a curriculum including social science methods.

  • After completing such a degree, you are sufficiently equipped with both quantitative and qualitative methodology and academic writing and analytical skills, which are requirements for admission to the programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16830 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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