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16630 EUR/year
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About

In the one-year full-time English-language Master’s programme Political Science - Global Environmental Governance, Sustainability and Climate Change 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.

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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 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.

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

More details
  • EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
  • Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To gain admission to the selective Master's programme, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations or a related discipline from an accredited research university (such as public administration, communication science, sociology, journalism, anthropology, etc.).
  • Academic record, based on GPA or an overall grade average, preferably 7 or higher. 
  • Aptitude for social scientific theory and methods, as demonstrated by: thesis/proof of academic writing, results on individual courses, research skills and/or academic references. 
  • Likelihood to benefit ('growth potential') from the international and academic environment of the MSc Political Science, based on the above and your CV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16630 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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