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Political Science - Global Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Climate Change

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

12 months
Duration
15546 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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About

At the Political Science - Global Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Climate Change MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will study the political aspects and implications of pressing topics in global environmental governance such as climate change, sustainability and biodiversity.

Overview

Human civilization has left no parts of Earth untouched. Protecting the environment and transitioning into a sustainable relationship between people and nature might be the largest challenge of our time. The transition demands global cooperation between politicians, policy makers, multinationals, international organisations, civil society and scientists. It creates a growing demand for people with knowledge, understanding and problem-solving capabilities in global environmental politics. 

The Political Science - Global Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Climate Change MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers intensive coaching by means of tutorials and workshops, each taught by qualified and internationally acclaimed lecturers. With this specialization you will acquire fundamental knowledge and a set of skills that are in high demand for decision making positions at the levels of international and national policy making.

Career Prospects

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.

Promotion alumni sessions Master’s day

During the Master’s day, you can also meet our (international) alumni during several workshops. In these sessions they will tell you more about career opportunities after finishing your Master’s degree.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the NVAO.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core Debates in Political Science 
  • Applying Core Debates in Political Science 
  • Selected Issues: Democracy, Populism and the state in Europe
  • Selected Issues: Global Political Economy and Geopolitics 
  • Selected Issues Global Environmental Governance 
  • Selected Issues: International Security Studies 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are directly admissible to the programme with a BSc degree in Political Science obtained at an established institute and a curriculum including social science methods.
  • If you have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a field other than political science, you may be asked to complete a bridging programme of max. 30 EC before applying to the Master's in Political Science (PS).
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a certified transcript of the grades you obtained in your Bachelor’s programme in English or translated into English by your university or a sworn translator
  • a description of the relevant courses/modules followed and literature used during your previous higher education
  • a (short) letter motivating your choice
  • a proof of academic writing, such as (parts of) a thesis, paper or essay
  • a certified copy of your original Bachelor’s degree certificate
  • a copy of the page(s) in your passport 
  • a scan with the result of your English language test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15546 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15546 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year 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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